State Librarian Greg Lucas Visits the Peninsula Center and Malaga Cove Libraries

Wed, Apr 22, 2015

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The Palos Verdes Library District Director Kathy Gould and the librarians and staff hosted California State Librarian Greg Lucas on Monday, April 13, 2015.  Mr. Lucas toured the Peninsula Center Library, then visited the Malaga Cove Library.  At Malaga Cove he was joined by elected officials from several Peninsula cities, Library Trustees, and PFL Board members for a presentation by staff and a reception hosted by the Malaga Cove Library Advisory Committee. Mr. Lucas and the other guests learned about key library programs, the restoration of the Malaga Cove Library, and had an opportunity to visit the Pop Up Library, which was set up in the Gallery Garden.

Some photos are shown below of the events.

 

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The California State Librarian Greg Lucas (second from left) visited with three of PVLD’s Board of Trustees during the Malaga Cove reception honoring him. They are Kingston Wong, Debby Stegura and Kay Cooperman Jue.

 

State Librarian Greg Lucas (l) visited the Pop Up Library set up on the Malaga Cove lawn during his visit. With him (from left) are librarians Jennifer Chaffey, Ketzie Diaz and District Director Kathy Gould.

State Librarian Greg Lucas (l) visited the Pop Up Library set up on the Malaga Cove lawn during his visit. With him (from left) are librarians Jennifer Chaffey, Ketzie Diaz and District Director Kathy Gould.

Loretta Patterson (l), Development Director for the Friends and members of the PFL Board Ron DeFrees and Dick Lohr all enjoyed speaking with State Librarian Greg Lucas. Librarian Michael Barb is in the background.

Loretta Patterson (l), Development Director for the Friends and members of the PFL Board Ron DeFrees, Kaaren Lee and Dick Lohrer all enjoyed speaking with State Librarian Greg Lucas. Librarian Michael Barb is in the background.

During the State Librarian's visit, several families visited the District's popular Pop Up Library including this one.

During the State Librarian’s visit, several families visited the District’s popular Pop Up Library including this one.

If you would like to have further information about the Peninsula Friends of the Library, contact Loretta Patterson at 310-921-7505.

New Sculpture “The Storyteller” to be Dedicated at the Malaga Cove Library on Sat., May 2, 2015

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

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The Palos Verdes Library District and the Peninsula Friends of the Library hope you will join us on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Malaga Cove Library for the unveiling and dedication of a new privately commissioned sculpture called “The Storyteller” by renowned Laguna Beach artist Michael Ezzell. A reception will immediately follow.

The sculpture is a gift from Marilyn and John Long of Palos Verdes and the Long Family Foundation (LFF), long-time supporters of the Palos Verdes Library District. The Long Family Foundation  also commissioned and unveiled another outdoor sculpture at the Peninsula Center Library entitled “Balancing Knowledge” by Brad Howe, Los Angeles artist, seven years ago.

Marilyn Long, who is the President and Executive Director for the Long Family Foundation, said, “We, as human beings, all hunger for beauty in this world and sculpture adds richness to our lives.  It enhances a community that is artistic, vibrant, and energetic.  Sculpture is free to all people.  This sculpture is outdoors; you don’t need to buy a ticket to see it.  It stimulates conversation and enriches us.  Sculpture provides a platform for an artist to bring creativity, innovation, and imagination to weave a story that others can enjoy,” Marilyn Long said.

She added, “The LFF dedicated the sculpture to the Friends of the Library, an all volunteer membership organization founded in 1961 to raise funds, enhance the services,  and programs at the three libraries.  (The Friends of the Library’s name is on the plaque).  Special thanks to President Marion Martelli, the board members, and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to support our libraries for 54 years.”

Please see the invitation below for all the details.

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, California.

Please RSVP to Loretta Patterson at 310-921-7505.
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Used Books Galore at Malaga Cove Library’s Sale April 17, 18, 2015

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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mcvolsAll you used book and media shoppers who love the Peninsula Friends of the Library Used Book Sales, this is one of your special weekends. The Malaga Cove Library has thousands of items for you to browse and buy and all sales directly benefit the Palos Verdes Library District programs.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

The photo above shows Malaga Cove Used Book Sale chairs Pat Foltz (r) and Gene Roeder  along with Friends volunteers Jane Copper and Mary Judge. Pat and Gene work six mornings per week sorting donated books, pricing them, and preparing for the monthly sale. And for you regulars, the kitchen on book sale weekends always has freshly baked Pat Foltz goodies offered free to shoppers.

For any of you who have not had the pleasure of touring the historic library, set aside time to take a self tour while you were there. Built in 1929, it opened as the the Palos Verdes Library and Art Gallery in April 1930.   This Saturday, you’ll see the chess club members playing in the magnificently restored tower room and the origami club working in the main meeting room. The art gallery and the vault, which housed personal effects of community members, is filled with used books and media for sale. The library itself is always filled with people on Saturdays. And the restored gardens are proving that spring has come to the South Bay.

And don’t forget that the Peninsula Friends of the Library always welcomes your donations of books and media. Just call the number below to make arrangements for drop off. You will be provided with a receipt for your income tax.

For further information, call (310) 377-9584, Ext. 553.

 

Used Book Sale April 9, 10, 11,12 at Peninsula Center Library

Mon, Apr 6, 2015

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Volunteers at the Peninsula Friends of the Library check out customers at a recent book sale.

Volunteers at the Peninsula Friends of the Library check out customers at a recent book sale.

WHAT:    Used Book Sale offered by the Peninsula Friends of the Library.

WHERE:  Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates.

WHEN:   Thursday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

   Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

              Sunday, April 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

APRIL SPECIALS:  Beautiful art books; large pictorials featuring automobiles;

DVDs for $2;  music on CD, LP and tape, and thousands of books, all at bargain prices.

FOR INFORMATION CALL:  310-377-9584,  ext. 264

Two Day Used Book Sale at Malaga Cove Library March 20 and 21, 2015

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

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All you book and media shoppers who love the Peninsula Friends of the Library Used Book Sales of the Palos Verdes Library District, this is one of your special weekends. The Malaga Cove Library has thousands of items for you to browse and buy and all sales directly benefit the Library District programs.

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

The photo above shows Malaga Cove Used Book Sale chairs Pat Foltz sitting and the tall man on the left beneath the the sign for the Vault is Gene Roeder. Christian Gehrke, library assistant, stands by after just loading the “dumb waiter” with books to move upstairs to the main library after picking up circulation items from the front drop offs. Pat and Gene work six mornings per week sorting donated books, pricing them, and preparing for the monthly sale. And for you regulars, the kitchen on book sale weekends always has freshly baked Pat Foltz goodies offered free to shoppers.

For any of you who have not had the pleasure of touring the historic library, set aside time to take a self tour while you were there. Built in 1929, it opened as the the Palos Verdes Library and Art Gallery in April 1930.   This Saturday, you’ll see the chess club members playing in the magnificently restored tower room and the origami club working in the main meeting room. The art gallery and the vault, which housed personal effects of community members, is filled with used books and media for sale. The library itself is always filled with people on Saturdays. And the restored gardens are proving that spring has come to the South Bay.

And don’t forget that the Peninsula Friends of the Library always welcomes your donations of books and media. Just call the number below to make arrangements for drop off. You will be provided with a receipt for your income tax.

For further information, call (310) 377-9584, Ext. 553.

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