HERMOSA BEACH

FRIENDS of the LIBRARY
 
   
August 2010
 
NEWSLETTER
 
 
   

HERMOSA BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21


MEMBERS ONLY: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
GENERAL PUBLIC: 10 AM to 1 PM
MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
OR PRINT AND USE OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE -- THANKS!

AT 1309 BARD STREET (BEHIND THE HB CITY HALL & FIRE STATION)
SEE THE MAP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

 

THESE PRICES ARE STILL THE BEST IN TOWN: Mass-market paperbacks are 25¢; trade paperbacks are 50¢ or $1, as are most hardcover titles. Many of the donations we receive have been read only once and have that great “new book” feel and smell. Grab a bag or two for yourself, your summer visitors, and kids on vacation. FOL President Dorothy Yost thanks you for your membership, patronage, and support, and encourages you to come to all the 3rd Saturday sales (see below).

SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY: Redefine the concept of summer reading by renewing your acquaintance with Shakespeare––or by reading and watching one or more of his plays for the first time. Why not buy the Cliffs Notes along with a copy of whatever classic you plan to see? Shakespeare by the Sea is featuring Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar this July and August (performances scheduled in Hermosa Beach, Wilson Park, & other local venues). Also As You Like It will be in Westchester, Much Ado about Nothing in Griffith Park, King Lear and Taming of the Shrew at the Old Globe in San Diego. If you can’t make the live performances, the library offers DVDs to bring the Bard into your personal space. In addition to paperback & hardcover editions of plays and notes, the August sale features a 21-volume hardcover set of Shakespeare’s complete plays for just $2.10 (10¢ apiece). Teachers with school I.D. get special pricing consideration on multiple copies.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?: The well-stocked travel section at the Bard Street Book Store now features a completely organized map file along with city and country guides, picture books, and foreign language dictionaries.

SCIENCE: Isn’t it time to learn about the natural world before it goes away or changes beyond recognition? From anthropology to zoology, we have books to satisfy your curiosity and bring you current. Explore all the -ologies and -onomies (astronomy, ecology, geology, nanotechnology, meteorology. . .) for less than the cost of a Venti.

ADDED SATURDAY SALE DATES: For the rest of 2010, and possibly indefinitely, our Bard Street Book Store will be open to the general public on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. New sale dates are September 18, October 16, and December 18. The regular quarterly sale will still take place on Saturday, November 13, when members only will be admitted from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The general public will then be welcome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FREE FOR THE ASKING: An abundance of generous donations is resulting in a benefit to patrons at upcoming sales. The following authors’ books will be free for the asking on designated Saturdays. The schedule is as follows:
         August 21: Tom Clancy
         September 18: Danielle Steel
         October 16: John Grisham
Authors featured for the November and December sales will be announced in the next newsletter.

LIBRARY NEWS: Proceeds from book sales and members’ dues have recently been going toward purchase of best-sellers (from the Charlotte Malone Memorial Fund), refreshments for the Book Club every fourth Wednesday, performers for the Friday afternoon children’s summer reading program (from the Evelyn Belasco Memorial Fund), and gift certificates for winners of the adult reading program prize drawing. Dates and details for all activities are available from Library Manager Elmita Brown and the staff at the Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475.

A cutback in County funds has resulted in the loss of two pages and two library aides from the Hermosa Library staff. The result: seven FOL volunteers will each be working a minimum of two hours a week to shelve books and audiovisual materials as well as keep them in order.

FOR MORE SALE INFORMATION:
Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475
Carol Lawson, Book Sale Chairman: 310-372-2610 Book donations accepted at the library any time the library is open.

MONDAY MORNING BARD STREET BOOK SALES: Open hours are every Monday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., except on holidays and the Monday before and after each quarterly book sale (August 16 & 22, November 8 & 15). Large book donations may be brought to the Bard Street address during these hours. Call 310-372-2610 to arrange for delivery at another time.

PAWS TO READ: This wonderful program, is co-sponsored by the FOL. See photos of some of the children and dogs.



Member meeting on Wednesday,
August 25, at 2pm at 1309 Bard Street. All members welcome.
2010 memberships are available by mail (go to form) or at the booksale.
   
 
BOOK SALES FOR 2010 •••
ALL HELD AT 1309 BARD STREET (West of HB City Hall)

 

2010 SATURDAY BOOK SALE DATES:
SEPTEMBER 18 -- Open to the general public on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
OCTOBER 16 -- Open to the general public on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
NOVEMBER 13 -- MEMBERS ONLY: 8:30 AM to 10 AM -- GENERAL PUBLIC: 10 AM to 1 PM
DECEMBER 18 -- Open to the general public on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

 

 

REMINDER
Remember to renew your membership to be eligible for the quarterly newsletter (and to help us by defraying the cost of printing and postage ), book sale pre-sales and other member benefits!!

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Have you renewed your membership for 2010? Dues received now will extend your membership through December of 2010.
Deliver our form with your check to the library, or mail to HBFOL, P.O. Box 515, Hermosa Beach CA 90254.

 
 
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