On Saturday, March 8, 2014, more than 200 people gathered at the Peninsula Center Library for the Under the Big Top Gala hosted by the Peninsula Friends of the Library. All proceeds from the event benefit programs at all three branches of the library. There are more people to thank for this great event than we have space, but if you click GALA , you’ll see our chairs, committees and sponsors. A complete set of photos of the event is in the right sidebar of this page called PFL Photo Gallery and then click View More Photos for the Under the Big Top set. Or you can go directly to Under the Big Top.
To whet your appetite, here are a few photos of the Under the Big Top evening.
PFL President Marion Martelli and husband Vince and one of the event’s clowns stand beneath a poster we all believe in.
None of Under the Big Top could have happened without our co-chairs Jim Gamble and Francine Dominique.
PFL Development Director and PFL Immediate Past President pose with supporter Walter Dombrowski and another of the evening’s clowns.
PVLD Director Kathy Gould, barker/librarian Michael Barb, and Don Gould greeted guests.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who played a role in making Under the Big Top so successful.
From Meredith Grenier’s column Around Town in the South Bay Daily Breeze, March 3, 2014
Under the Big Top
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Big Top Gala. Here is a chance to break out your clown suits or slinky trapeze artist costumes and support Saturday’s circus- themed benefit sponsored by Peninsula Friends of the Library to raise funds for the library district. The fundraiser will be held at the Peninsula Center Library and will feature special entertainment on the Big Top Stage, music, fun and a silent auction.
Guests will enjoy a complimentary drink and a variety of dining stations supplied by several popular area restaurants. Francine Dominique and Jim Gamble are event co-chairs and Marion Martelli is Friends president. Gala committee members include Martelli, Jane Jones, Fran Wielin, Pat Foltz, James Lin, Nancy Mahr, Dick Moe, Bill Roberts, Charles Crouse, Diane Scott along with Glenous Absmeier, Kathy Gould, Loretta Patterson, Charlie Trujillo and Diana Morgan.
Tickets are $150 and may be purchased online at www.pvldfriends.org/gala or by calling Charlie Trujillo at 310-377-9584, Ext. 250.
WHAT: USED BOOK SALE offered by the Peninsula Friends of the Library.
WHERE: Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Thurs., March 6, 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., March 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., March 9, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March specials include books on America’s wars and armaments; first edition fiction; LPs, CDs, DVDs, and Audio Books on CD and tape, all at bargain prices.
For further information, call: 310-377-9584, ext. 264
The Peninsula Friends of the Library used book and media sale at the Malaga Cove branch library of the Palos Verdes Library District will be open on Fri. and Sat., Feb. 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. By the way, the tulip tree is in bloom just as you see it above.
Call (310) 377-9584, ext. 553 for further information about the Peninsula Friends of the Library monthly book sales, our Books for Troops program, or to make arrangements for the donation of materials. Your donations are tax-deductible. If you haven’t joined the Friends yet, visit the link on this website or call (310) 377-9584, ext. 251.
If you are on the Peninsula Friends of the Library mailing list, you may have received this 12-page Winter 2014 newsletter written, edited and produced by PFL President and Newsletter Editor Marion Martelli. But, for everyone’s convenience who visits here, you can read page 1 below and then click PFL 2014 Winter Newsletter to read it all.
The Friends raise funds on behalf of the Palos Verdes Library District–and we hope you will want to join so you can help, too. And, as you can see by the newsletter, we have a lot of fun while we are doing it.
If you have questions or comments, please leave them in the comments box below, or call the Friends office at (310) 377-9584, Ext. 251.