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PFL Director Dick Lohrer Remembers Fred Mackenbach

The Friends of the Library are deeply grateful for the kindness and generosity of Fred Mackenbach, and mourn his passing in August of this year. In addition to serving on the city council and as Mayor of Palos Verdes Estates, Fred was a devoted patron of the Palos Verdes libraries and was tireless in his support of the library. We will miss his great enthusiasm. Dick Lohrer, a member of the PFL Board of Directors who was his close friend, shares the following in honor of his memory. Re...
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Friends mail books to U.S. troops in Puerto Rico

Books for Troops volunteer Gene Roeder was preparing a shipment of books for Operation Paperback when his contact sent along this message from Benjamin Blackman, who is involved with the program and the troops currently assisting hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the Virgin I...
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Used Book Sale at Peninsula Center Library, October 5 - 8

If you're scared by how fast the year is going, stop by the used book sale at the Peninsula Center Library to slow it down a bit with a good read. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, October's sale features big savings on Halloween books for the kids and science fiction for everyone else! Here...
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Friends Share an Enchanted Evening at the Lovely Villa Narcissa

Thank you to all the loyal Friends and sponsors who helped make the evening truly enchanted at Villa Narcissa, the Vanderlip family's beautiful home, on Sunday, September 10. More than 200 guests showed their commitment to our libraries--and their enthusiasm for dressing historically--at the 2017 fundraising gala.  Sponsors donated $43,000 and individual ticket sales contributed $29,600 to the total amount collected for PFL. Plus, the live auction, conducted by Nick Di Nieri, brought in another $4,680. These funds are critical to supporting PVLD's programs and services, and we could never do it without all the members of our community who give so freely. PFL ...
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Used Book Sale at Peninsula Center Library, September 7-10

September means students are back in school, and now is your chance to grab some great deals on hundreds of school books for teachers and students at the Peninsula Center Library Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this weekend's sale also features a big selection of beautiful arts and crafts books. PLUS, all sheet music is half price! Here...
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Oscar Hammerstein II