Happy Sun Shining Right HBFOL NEWSLETTER
2014 SUMMER BOOK SALE
SATURDAY, August 16
9 A.M. TO 12 NOON
1309 BARD STREET, HERMOSA BEACH
1/2 BLOCK WEST OF THE LIBRARY
Happy Sun Shining Left

END OF SUMMER BARGAINS!
Shelves of alphabetically organized fiction & nonfiction. Most paperbacks 50˘, hardcovers & DVDs $1, 2014 hardcover fiction $2. Expand your summer reading beyond the usual “beach books” by picking up a few plays and film scripts, biographies and memoirs, humor collections, and/or recent business books, Also help yourself to the FREE magazines and books on the dolly and shelves outside the entrance.


HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALS
Feng shui is alive and well in Hermosa Beach, judging by the plethora of books on the subject available for this sale. Related sections on home repair, gardening, crafts, and hobbies provide additional how-to information and incentive to make your living space look and feel new again.

LATE SUMMER READING (AND VIEWING) IN THE CHILDREN'S CORNER
Recent donations for sale include many chapter books for beginning readers, novels for middle-schoolers, and a number of books about Christian and Jewish religious holidays. The adjoining section on animals offers several child-friendly volumes on choosing the right puppy––and then training it. Educational and recreational CD-ROMs for toddlers and older grades, plus a number of DVDs, are sure to go fast, so come early for these.

TOO GOOD TO PASS UP: 6 x 2-1/2 FOLDING TABLES @ $10 Each
Our downsized quarters require that we sell six sturdy, portable banquette tables at this very low price. Buy one or more for summertime or future holiday needs, indoors and out.

(LACK OF) PARKING ON BARD STREET
Anyone attempting to find parking near the Bard Street Book Store has no doubt noticed the parking/street access situation. Much can be explained by many different needs and activities coming up against the limited parking available around the city center. Problems include weekend beach events, random street closures by emergency vehicles, an increased number of police vehicles, and restricted employee parking. We hear your concerns about unloading donations and picking up large (i.e. heavy) purchases, and we have presented them to the city in hopes of solutions. In the meantime: If you cannot find parking close by on a day we are open, stop at the front entrance and honk, and volunteers will help you unload or load your car.

FOR MORE BOOK SALE INFORMATION
Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475
Carol Lawson, Book Sale Chairman: 310-372-2610

REMAINING SATURDAY SALE DATES FOR 2014
July 19, August 16, Sept. 20, October 18, November 15, December 20.

MONDAY BOOK STORE HOURS: 9:00 - 12:00 A.M. (Closed on all Monday holidays)
Large book donations may be brought to the Bard Street address during these hours. Call Carol Lawson at 310-372-2610 to arrange for delivery at another time. Book donations and FOL membership dues can also be left at the Hermosa Beach Library during open hours.

2015 NOMINATION OF HBFOL OFFICERS
Marilyn Shaw, head of the nominating committee, presented the following slate of officers for 2015 at the July 19 meeting: Robert Luthardt, President; Dorothy Yost, Vice-President; Diane Craig, Secretary; and George Ceman, Treasurer. Voting will take place at the November members meeting. If you are interested in becoming an HBFOL officer, please let Marilyn know before November 19th by leaving your name and phone number at the Hermosa Beach Library circulation desk, or stopping by the Bard Street Book Store during Monday morning open hours.

NEW FACES AT THE LIBRARY
Elmita Brown, Hermosa s Community Library Manager for the past six years, has moved on to the Mayme Dear Library in Gardena. Currently our library is managed by CLM Don Gould and Adult Services Librarian Lydia Wang, both on loan from the Manhattan Beach branch during that library s closure for renovation. Also new to Hermosa: Children s Librarian Regina Ochoa.

HBFOL PAYS TO PLAY
Entertainers for the 2014 Children s Summer Reading Program, which has been running on successive Friday afternoons from July 11 through August 8, are provided through the HBFOL s Evelyn Belasco Memorial Fund. Also funded by HBFOL sales proceeds: prizes for Lydia Wang s ingenious Book Bingo Card Program, which runs through August 12 and is designed to encourage adult library customers to read more and to become acquainted with library databases and services. Total funding for adult and children's programs this summer exceeds $1,800, with additional expenditures for new books, magazine subscriptions, DVDs, and library supplies.

THE NEXT HERMOSA BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, AT 2 P.M. MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE BARD STREET BOOK STORE. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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