Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Newsletter October 2014

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Newsletter October 2014
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  October 2014 President’s Message  Your Board is busy working on aspects of the Strategic Plan created at our retreat  in May. A revision of our mission and vision was completed in August and  approved by the Board at our September  meeting.    Jane Zamanzadeh, Margaret Quigley     and  I    only had to have one  meeting, thanks to Margaret’s research  and background study and Jane’s great  input. The revised mission is printed elsewhere in this newsletter. Other  subcommittees are working to push the Strategic Plan forward. Most important  is our goal of increasing visibility and  membership in the Friends. We are working on promotional ideas to bring the Friends forward to the community  and to help the Sierra Madre Library fulfill  its goals.The Library is having an   Open House on Saturday, October 11,   from 9:00  a.m.-12 noon. Library Director Carolyn Thomas    announced some exciting activ- ities will include local authors, free DVD rentals, bubblemania, music, a teen docent tour and the Library will  be giving away magnets, pencils and     Love My  Library     yard signs. The Friends Board has voted to sponsor this activity  in the amount of $1,018. This money will come out of the interest from the Mary Tumilty Endowment Fund. We thought Mary would be proud to be able to fund this very special event. When you are attending the Open House  be sure to stop by the Friends table  and look over some of the used books that Best Used Book Sale Chairperson    Martha Troedson    has chosen for you, as well as some of the membership material we have available.  Pat Alcorn LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE Join the fun at the Library on Saturday, October 11,  for a Library Open House from 9:00 a.m.–12 noon. Free coee and juice will be served.There will be a Friends of the Library Book Sale, free DVD rentals all day long and learn how to use new technology such as an iPad, Nook, Kindle, or other eReader; sta will be on hand to show you how. Local authors will feature their books at tables throughout the Library, scheduled to appear: Diane Dixon, Vimla Kapoor, Leonard Zane, Richard Salzberg, Jonathan Hennessey, Bernie De Paolis, Ken Goldstein and children’s authors Jackie Fisher and Boualem Bousseloub. Patrons can also enjoy these special programs: 9:30 a.m. – Bubblemania 10:30 a.m. – Teen Docent Tour 11:00 a.m. – Live Music MISSION STATEMENT AND VISION OF THE FRIENDS  At the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Board retreat in May, several subcommittees were formed to work on the goals/milestones discussed at the retreat. The Mission and Vision Subcommittee was given the task of reviewing the current mission statement and bringing it up to date based on the vision of our organization. Committee members Pat    Alcorn, Margaret Quigley, and Jane Zamanzadeh  would like to oer the following as our mission statement and vision for the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library. Who We Are: Volunteers, who feel that libraries are important, have become members of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library. The group contributes volunteer hours, materials, and money to strengthen Library programs and services. Each year the Friends sponsor a gala Wine Tasting, noteworthy Book Sales, and a prestigious Art Fair. Mission: The purpose of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is to promote community awareness of, support for, and utilization of the high quality programs, services, and facilities of the Sierra Madre Public Library as a lifelong center for learning. The Friends accept the obligation to raise funds so that the cost of the eorts, services, and necessary materials needed for optimal operation of the Library can be met.  Vision: To achieve their mission, the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will seek to:ã Provide support for the Sierra Madre Public Library’s existing programs and servicesã Support additions to the Library’s collections, equipment purchases, and improvements and expansion of facilitiesã Encourage membership, participation, and involvement in the Friends by residnts of the community served by the Libraryã Plan and implement fund-raising activities and eventsã Actively seek contributions/endowments/grants from individuals, organizations, foundations, and the public sector  WINE AND CUISINE TASTING POSTER ART CONTEST INVITING ALL ARTISTS! The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is getting ready for the 45 th    Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event,  to be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, and we want you to be involved! Those artists interested in having their artwork featured   on the posters, post cards, yers, and other promotional materials may get an entry form from the following website:   or you can pick one up at the Library, Sierra Madre City Hall and Creative Arts Group. All proceeds from the Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event go to support the Sierra Madre Public Library. For more information please contact . BABY RHYME TIME Baby Rhyme Time will resume on Tuesday, October 7,  at 10:00 a.m. Families enjoy rhyming, singing, reading, and playing with a special time together to share and become familiar with books. Please join us for this wonderful program for babies and toddlers between the age of 6 and 24 months. IN-N-OUT READING PROGRAM Children ages 4-12 are invited to sign up for the In-N-Out Reading Club beginning Saturday, October 4 . Children who read 5 books receive a coupon for a free burger. Each child may earn up to three certicates while supplies last.The program ends November 15 . SOMMER LIBRARY SCHOLARSHIPS SUPPORT STAFF’S EDUCATION Four  members of our Library sta received Sommer Library Scholarship monies to further their educational goals this past year. They are: Meegan Tosh -- $2,000 (pursuing MLIS at University of North Texas) Shazia Wilson -- $2,000   (pursuing MLIS at San Jose State University)  Vicky Oo  -- $350 (pursuing Library Technician degree PCC) Julissa Garcia  -- $250 (pursuing General Studies degree PCC) The Sommer Library Scholarship Fund was established by a Deed of Trust by donors John R. Sommer and Cynthia S. Hicks, former Sierra Madre residents, who valued our Library. It was signed by the donors and the Chairperson of the Li-brary Board of Trustees on December 31, 1991.On November 15, 2010, a Scholarship Committee was es-tablished with the Library Board of Trustees and the Presi-dent and Treasurer of the Friends of the Library. In May 2012, the Trustees reviewed the conditions for the scholarship and determined ways for promoting the scholarship opportunity. On June 27, the guidelines for the committee were passed. The Scholarship Committee’s purpose is to promote the Sommer Library Scholarship Fund and is comprised of:ã Two members of the Library Board of Trusteesã Director of Library Servicesã President of the Friends, or a designated representative of the Board of the Friends The committee is to select and award qualied candidates with scholarships to aid in attaining either a Library Technol-ogy Certication or an MLIS degree. The Scholarship Com-mittee this year includes: Trustees Barry Ziff and Shannon King, Friends’ Treasurer Wendy Stockly and Library Di-rector Carolyn Thomas. Since the fund was established, 13  Library sta or residents have received monies to pursue their Library education. To date a total of $18,550 has been awarded to individuals, some of whom still work for the Library!Current Sierra Madre Library sta and local residents may apply for the scholarship; others may make a donation to the account. If interested, call the Library at 626-355-7186 for more information. TEEN HISTORY DOCENT PROGRAM RESUMES Beginning on Wednesday, October 1 , teens 12 and older can sign up to become a History Docent. Training opportunities are oered after school and on selected Thursdays and Saturdays in the Fall. Teens will learn public speaking and teamwork skills, while representing the Library and Historical Society as “History Ambassadors.” Contact the Library for more information. // . . / THIRD THURSDAY BOOK CLUB Read, discuss and enjoy this month’s book selection Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza by Adina Homan and Peter Cole on October   16  at 11:00 a.m. MORE MORNING HOURS  AT THE LIBRARY   Hours are changing at the Sierra Madre Public Library in response to patron’s request for more morning hours. Previously, the Library had opened at 12 noon and closed at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will be shifting our hours to the following schedule beginning on   Monday, October 6 :  Monday-Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday-Friday 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED  BEST USED BOOK SALE The October Best Used Book Sale will take place on Friday, O ctober 3 , from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 4 , from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Featured will be a HALF-PRICE sale on cookbooks, crafts, gardening, home repair, and decorating books on our shelves in the basement. (Sorry, Table Books will not be included). This will be a great chance to get some ideas for those upcoming holiday projects! We also have a complete set of the Tim LaHaye Left Behind   series, copies of the popular American Bungalow magazine, and many 2014 ction and non-ction titles. In addition, the children’s table will feature a complete set of Harry Potter books, a set of Diary of  a Wimpy Kid   books, and many Halloween titles. The parking lot will again feature low-cost teacher materials and resources, as well as reference books for the classroom. As always, great small paperbacks are only 5/$1.00 and children’s and teen books are from 25 cents - $1.00. Check out the Bargain Book Boxes - many great books for only $1.00 each.The Book Sale Committee is sponsoring a Silent Auction  in the Library in November.  We’ve been saving some beautiful and interesting books which will be in the display case and available for bids during the month. A complete list will be in the newsletter and on the website in November. Thanks to all the Friends for the wonderful donations this year. See you at the BOOK SALE! LIBRARY DISPLAY CASE This month’s display case will showcase the Library  Archives. This month’s review is by Catherine Adde  The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid    by Bill Bryson In the 1990s, my father-in-law would faithfully clip out and post to us a column from the Daily Mail (UK) written by Bill Bryson. An American living in England, Mr. Bryson gently poked fun at all things British -- his musings were hilarious. These articles appear in his bestselling book, Notes from a Small Island  , and we eagerly read every book he wrote after that. His comedic talent, evident during an appearance at Vroman’s Bookstore, sparked my curiosity: What was he like as a boy? The answer is here in this book, which our gentlemen readers will particularly enjoy. Bill Bryson’s humorous childhood memoir transports us to Iowa during the mid 1950s. His imagination and alter ego ‘the Thunderbolt Kid’ is revealed when he becomes like one of the superheroes in his beloved action comic books. Taking us down memory lane, he reminds us of our American inventions, innovations, and large everything -- cars, appliances, back yards, meal portions. Describing his eccentric family, school days, teachers and chums, he revels in the ridiculous: toys such as silly putty, slinkys and hula hoops. Neighborhood mom and pop markets, grand movie houses, luxurious department stores, now extinct, come vividly back to life for those of us raised in Middle America during the 1950s and 60s. Written in true Bryson style -- tongue in cheek, witty, vivid, and guaranteed to tickle your funny bone! CALL # STATUS: 810.92 (Also on CD read by the Author) PARTNERS PROGRAM Many thanks to the following Partners for their continued support of our Library by renewing their membership for another year - Heather & Dan Banis, Mary & James Carter, Janet Emery, Marlene & Harry Enmark, Patricia Hall, Jill & Patrick Holland, Barbara L. Hopp, Shirley & Alan Leahy, Marianne & Pete Siberell, the Sierra Madre Civic Club and Cynthia Villani. Your participation is valued and appreciated. tt :// i . r. r / t / rt r/c r /t/t i ti t t u r t i / _cu t c .../ / : MARY TUMILTY ENDOWMENT FUND   We remember Mary Tumilty - City Librarian through the years 1974-1984 - on the 100th anniversary of her birth - September 29, 2014. Mary can be remembered by donations made payable to the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library with the notation Mary Tumilty Endowment Fund or MTEF. Thank you for your consideration.   The Friends of the Library have conrmed dates for two of their biggest fund-raisers to be held in 2015.  Please  save the date for the 45 th  Annual   Wine & Cuisine Tasting  ---- Friday, February 20, and for the 53 rd  Annual   Sierra Madre Art Fair  --- Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. SAVE THE DATE GET CARDED AT THE SIERRA MADRE PUBLIC LIBRARY    Join the Sierra Madre Public Library in celebrating Library Card Month. Free new and replacement cards will be available between September 1 and October 31 .    Editor: Sharon Murphy Contributing Writer: Alice KuoDesign/Set Up: Melissa SanchezPrinted By: Sir Speedy   Editor: Sharon MurphyContributing Writer: Christine SmartDesign/Set Up: Melissa SanchezPrinted by: Sir Speedy    R   e  a   d ,   D  i  s   c   o   v   e  r ,   C   o   n   n   e   c  t    @   S  i   e  r  r  a    M  a   d  r   e   P   u   b  l  i   c   L  i   b  r  a  r   y   OCTOBER LIBRARY CARD MONTH ENDS OCT 31 10/1 ALL DAY Teen History Docent Sign Ups10/1 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club10/1 7:00 p.m. Storytime10/3 3:00-7:00 p.m. Best Used Book Sale10/4 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Best Used Book Sale10/4  ALL DAY Start of the In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club 10/4 9:00 a.m. Last Parent/Child Workshop10/4 10:00 a.m. eReader Help10/6 NEW LIBRARY HOURS BEGIN10/6 10:00 a.m. Storytime10/7 10:00 a.m. Baby Rhyme Time 10/7 7:00 p.m. eReader Help10/8 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club 10/8 7:00 p.m. Storytime10/9 3:30 p.m. Barks & Books 10/11 9:00 a.m.-12 noon LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE10/13 LIBRARY CLOSED COLUMBUS DAY 10/14 10:00 a.m. Baby Rhyme Time10/15 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club 10/15 7:00 p.m. Storytime10/15 7:00 p.m. Friends Board Meeting10/16 11:00 a.m. 3 rd  Thursday Book Club10/20 10:00 a.m. Storytime 10/21 10:00 a.m. Baby Rhyme Time10/22 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club 10/22 7:00 p.m. Storytime10/22 7:00 p.m. Library Trustees Meeting 10/27 10:00 a.m. Storytime 10/28 10:00 a.m. Baby Rhyme Time10/29 4:00 p.m. Teen Book Club 10/29 7:00 p.m. Storytime      M  o  n  d  a  y  s ,  T  u  e  s  d  a  y  s ,  a  n  d    W  e  d  n  e  s  d  a  y  s  1  1  a .   m .  -  8  p .   m . TEEN BOOK CLUB   Youth in grades 7-12 will meet for the Teen Book Club on Wednesdays  from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year we will be reading Harry Potter Books and read-alikes for the fanatics in all of us. Whether you have read the books or are new to the series, there will be fun for everyone to enjoy. BARKS AND BOOKS   Children are invited to read to a gentle and friendly dog visitor the 2 nd  Thursday of every month. Join us on October 9  from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Join children, parents, and caregivers for stories, songs, puppets, and crafts on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m eREADER HELP AVAILABLE Stop by the Library on Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m. or  Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.  for sta help downloading free eBooks to your eReader. The Sierra Madre Public Library oers a variety of free eBooks and eAudiobooks to download onto your iPad, Kindle, Nook, or other devices. SIERRA MADRE HISTORICAL ARCHIVES Explore local History in the Library archives, jointly owned and maintained by the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society and the Library. For research assistance, please call 626-355-7186.  

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