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Wednesday May 04 2016

Friends of SM Library’s 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

Friends of SM Library's 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair This Weekend

Press release posted 5/4/16 – The 54th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Fair this [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2016

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sale 1st Weekend of April

Press Release posted 3/16/16 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce that the April Best Used Book Sale will be held on Friday, April 1 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, April 2 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  The sale is held at the back of the library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the [...]

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Saturday February 13 2016

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Coming Feb. 19th

Press Release posted 2/13/16 – Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are excited to present the 46th Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit. The event will be held on Friday evening, February 19, 2016, from 7:00-9:30pm at Alverno’s historic Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, and will be an [...]

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Monday December 21 2015

Wine and Cuisine Tasting Tickets Make Great Gifts!

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Are you looking for a memorable gift for that special person? Tickets to the 46th Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit may be the perfect solution. The event will be held on Friday evening, February 19, 2016, from 7:00-9:30pm at Alverno’s historic Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. [...]

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Thursday June 04 2015

Best Used Book Sale To Benefit Library Friday and Saturday, 6/5 and 6/6

Press Release posted 6/4/15 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library announce plans for the June Best Used Book Sale on Friday, June 5 (3-7 p.m.) and Saturday, June 6 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)  The Sale will be held in the basement and the parking lot behind the library at 440 West Sierra [...]

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Thursday May 07 2015

Summer Reading Programs For All Ages At The Library

Press Release posted 5/7/15 – Adults, teens & children – get ready to sign up for Sierra Madre Public Library’s Summer Reading Program — June 8 through August 10. Register anytime during this period and win prizes along the way. Children read and record their books (print or e-Book), and prizes are awarded when each [...]

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Sunday February 08 2015

Friends of the Library: “Wine Tasting Event Tickets Make Great Valentine Gifts”

Press Release posted 2/8/15 – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there is no better gift than tickets to the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting. This year’s event will be held Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA. Quality wines from [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting Fast Approaching

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – It’s that time again! Don’t miss the 45th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting held on Friday evening, February 20, 2015, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA. Dozens of vintners serving wines from around the world, along with specialty appetizers and [...]

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Thursday February 05 2015

Read, Discover, Connect Art & Essay Contest at the Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 2/5/15 – Students in grades K – 8 are invited to enter the Library Art and Essay contest, starting February 2, 2015. This year’s theme is: Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library and entries should reflect the theme as closely as possible. Entry forms are available at the Public Library, [...]

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Wednesday May 21 2014

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Book Sale On Tap for June 6th, 7th

Press Release posted 5/21/14 – These hot temperatures lately remind us that it’s time to stock up on our summer reading and the best place to do that is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale.  Held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 3:00-7:00pm and Saturday, June 7, 2014 from [...]

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Wednesday April 30 2014

Art Fair This Weekend, To Feature Food Trucks, Music AND Art

Art Fair This Weekend, To Feature Food Trucks, Music AND Art

Press Release posted 4/30/14 – The 52nd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre on Saturday, May 3, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. More than 95 artists will be [...]

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Wednesday April 02 2014

52nd Annual Friend of the Library Art Fair Just Weeks Away…

52nd Annual Friend of the Library Art Fair Just Weeks Away...

Press Release posted 4/2/14 – The 52nd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 90 artists will be displaying and [...]

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Monday March 10 2014

One Book One City Finishes on an Inspiring Note

Press Release posted 3/10/14 - Author Brings Her Book Alive to Capacity Crowd The Sierra Madre Public Library wrapped 2014 One Book One City choice, Maisie Dobbs, concluded a month of exciting free events revolving around its 2014 One Book One City choice, Maisie Dobbs, with an extremely well-received appearance by the author Jacqueline Winspear. Winspear spoke about World War [...]

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Monday February 17 2014

44th Annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting this Friday

Press Release posted 2/17/14 – For an evening of fine wine and cuisine and lively entertainment join us at the 44th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting.   This elegant affair is being held on Friday evening, February 21, 2014, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre,  CA. (parking [...]

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Monday February 10 2014

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Approaching

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Approaching

Press Release posted 2/10/14 – With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’d be no better gift than tickets to the 44th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine and Cuisine Tasting.   Being  held on Friday evening, February 21, 2014, at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre,  CA., the event will be an elegant [...]

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Saturday January 18 2014

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library February Best Used Book Sale

Press Release posted 1/18/14 – Vintage books will be featured at the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale to be held in the basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  [...]

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Thursday November 28 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Best Used Book Sales

Press Release posted 11/28/13 – With the weather finally getting chillier and the daylight hours growing shorter, winter is a good time to curl up on your couch with a good book.  And wonderful places to find many good books are the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Member’s Preview Book Sale and the Best [...]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Fall, Winter Halloween Books to be Featured at October Book Sale

Press Release posted 9/10/13 – Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my!  Children and adult books with a Halloween theme will be featured at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00AM-2:00PM in the basement and back parking [...]

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Sunday July 21 2013

Friends’ Book Sale to Include Free Wine Glass, While Supplies Last

Press Release posted 7/21/13 – If your stack of summer reading material is getting low, the best place to replenish the stack is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  The library is located [...]

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Thursday May 23 2013

Library Silent Auction Item Close-up Views Next Two Saturdays

 An eclectic selection of collectible books, including several signed first editions, is being featured in the Best Used Book Sale Committee’s second Silent Auction.  The books can be seen in the display case in the main room of the Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre through Monday, June 3 during [...]

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Thursday May 02 2013

SierraMadreSue Music News – Music Schedule for Art Fair and Cinco de Mayo

SierraMadreSue Music News - Music Schedule for Art Fair and Cinco de Mayo

Posted 5/2/13 - LIVE MUSIC – Sat. May 4th and Sun. May 5th at the Sierra Madre Art Fair – thank you Jean Sudbury for setting it all up this year! Main Stage/Bandshell in North part of Memorial Park: Steve Trovato and Tim Kobza, Country Jazz Guitar Masters, Saturday, May 4 at 11:00 Nick Ariondo, Composer [...]

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Tuesday April 23 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s 51st Art Fair Fast Approaching

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library's 51st Art Fair Fast Approaching

Press Release posted 4/23/14 – The 51st annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. More than 90 artists will be [...]

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Sunday April 07 2013

51st Annual Art Fair to be Held Weekend of Cinco de Mayo

Press Release posted 4/7/13 – The 51st annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 90 artists will be displaying and selling their [...]

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Sunday March 24 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library April Best Used Book Sale

Press Release posted 3/24/13 – Just in time for spring, gardening books will be featured at the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held in the basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, April 5, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. to [...]

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Tuesday March 05 2013

City Council Honors Winners in the Library’s I Love My Library Drawing & Essay Contest

City Council Honors Winners in the Library's I Love My Library Drawing & Essay Contest

Press Release posted 3/5/13 – Winners of the Sierra Madre Public Library “I Love My Library Drawing and Essay Contest” were honored Tuesday, Feb. 26 by the Sierra Madre City Council. Library Trustee Pete Siberell read the names of the 17 outstanding young winners and Mayor Josh Moran gave them each a handsome certificate from [...]

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Monday February 11 2013

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Coming Soon

Press Release posted 2/11/13 – Feeling a bit gift-challenged this Valentine’s Day?  Why not treat your sweetheart to a lovely afternoon at the annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting.  This year’s event will be held on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 200 N. Michillinda Ave., Sierra Madre. For your [...]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Month-Long Festivities Planned for One Book, One City in February

Press Release posted 1/13/13 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, is the City’s 2013 One Book One City selection this February and a month of exciting free programs with a World War II theme is being planned at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Please join us at the library for the following free programs: Children’s Airplane Flying [...]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Schedules First Best Used Book Sale of 2013

Press Release posted 1/13/13 - Vintage and collectible books and publications will be featured at the next Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held in the basement and back parking lot of the library on Friday, February 1, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  [...]

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Tuesday January 08 2013

Friends of the Library’s 43rd Annual Wine Tasting Tickets On Sale

Friends of the Library's 43rd Annual Wine Tasting Tickets On Sale

Press Release posted 1/8/13 - Tickets are now on sale for the 43rd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting.  Held on Sunday, February 17, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, the event will feature more than two dozen vintners showcasing their best wines and some of the Pasadena [...]

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Wednesday November 14 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Announce Date for Wine Tasting

Press Release posted 11/14/12 – The 43rd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA .  More than two dozen vintners will be bringing their best wines to sample, and local restaurants will be [...]

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Wednesday September 19 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library October Best Used Book Sale

Press Release posted 9/19/22 - Summer sped by and the kids are now back in school which means that the holidays will soon be upon us.  One of the best places to start your holiday shopping is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held in the basement of the [...]

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Saturday July 14 2012

Friends Of the Sierra Madre Library August Best Used Book Sale Scheduled

Press Release posted 7/14/12 - If your stack of summer reading material is getting low, the best place to replenish the stack is at the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, August 3, from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, August 4, from 10:00AM-2:00PM.  The library is located at 440 W. [...]

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Tuesday June 19 2012

Local Organizations Receive Civic Club Grants

Local Organizations Receive Civic Club Grants

Press Release posted 6/19/22 – The Sierra Madre Civic Club announces this year’s recipients of their Community Grant awards. In one way or another, these organizations touch the lives of nearly everyone who lives in town.  For instance, several departments in the City were granted funds for services that directly serve the community.  Grants were [...]

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Sunday June 10 2012

Rotary Children’s Library Grand Opening, Photos and Video

Rotary Children's Library Grand Opening, Photos and Video

Posted 6/10/12 – On Thursday, June 7th, more than a hundred people turned out to celebrate the opening of the Rotary Children’s Library at the Sierra Madre Public Library.  Formerly the Children’s Library Room, the Rotary Children’s Library has undergone a major upgrade, with financial assistance from numerous individuals and organizations throughout the community.  Improvements [...]

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Friday June 08 2012

Darlene Traxler Leads Sierra Madre Library’s Summer READ™ Campaign

Darlene Traxler Leads Sierra Madre Library’s Summer READ™ Campaign

Press Release posted 6/7/12 - Darlene Traxler, President of the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library has graciously agreed to help promote the Library’s Summer 2012 READ campaign.  In an effort to promote a life-long love of reading, a local citizen is chosen to select their favorite book and encourage residents of all ages to visit [...]

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Thursday May 24 2012

SM Library Offers Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens, Adults -Teen Volunteers Needed

Press Release posted 5/24/12 – “Dream Big – Read!” is the theme for Sierra Madre’s eight-week 2012 Summer Reading Program, which runs from Monday, June 18 through Saturday, August 11.  There are programs for all age groups, including adults. Come in and register any time during this period and win prizes along the way. In [...]

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Thursday May 17 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library June Best Used Book Sale

Press release posted 5/17/12 – The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us and if you’re looking for a good book to bring with you to the beach, the mountains, on the plane, or to that lawn chair under the tree in your back yard, the best place to find one is at [...]

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Sunday May 06 2012

Friends of Library Art Fair Continues Today – Info + Photo Gallery from Saturday

Friends of Library Art Fair Continues Today - Info + Photo Gallery from Saturday

Posted 5/6/12 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s (FOL) 50th Annual Art Fair continues in Memorial Park today, featuring dozens of artists and their works, plenty of food choices, and live music.  There will also be a silent auction of items donated to the FOL by the artists participating in the Fair.  The Fair [...]

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Tuesday May 01 2012

Sierra Madre Art Fair 2012 – Music On The Main Stage Lineup

Sierra Madre Art Fair 2012 - Music On The Main Stage Lineup

Press Release posted 5/1/12 Saturday, May 511:00 Steve Trovato  And Tim Kobza: Rockin’ Country Jazz Guitar Duo Steve Trovato, The Country Jazzmaster, combines elements of country and jazz, and infuses them with rock and blues. Influenced by such diverse artists as The Yardbirds,    Jeff  Beck,   The Stones,  and  Joe  Pass,  Steve   and  Tim   have  created [...]

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Monday April 30 2012

50th Annual Art Fair This Weekend

Image courtesy of Friends of the Library, click to enlarge Press Release posted 4/30/12 – The 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  [...]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Art Fair to Also Feature Food, Live Music

Art Fair to Also Feature Food, Live Music

Press Release posted 4/23/12 – The 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Art Fair will be held in Memorial Park on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Our 50th anniversary fair will be extra special with more than 95 artists displaying and selling their [...]

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Friday April 13 2012

50th Annual Art Fair Approaching

Press Release Posted 4/13/12 – The 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s art fair will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30AM to 6:00PM and Sunday, May 6, from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.  More than 80 artists will be displaying and selling their [...]

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Monday April 02 2012

50th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair – Featured Artist Announced

50th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair – Featured Artist Announced

Press release posted 4/2/12 – Alison Snow, chair of the 50th annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Art Fair is excited to announce that the Fair’s featured artist is Carolyn Grantham Gravatte, a long-time resident and painter of Sierra Madre.   Carolyn studied at Otis Art Institute and received early training with master Fine Art [...]

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Tuesday March 13 2012

Library Book Sale A Week Early Due to Construction

PR Posted 3/13/12 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale is being held on Friday, March 30, from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, March 31, from 10:00AM-2:00PM in the library basement and on the back parking lot.   Please note that this sale has been moved a week early to avoid the construction [...]

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Friday February 10 2012

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – to the weekend… and beyond!

SierraMadreSue's Music News - to the weekend... and beyond!

Posted 2/10/12 – here’s just a few tasty tidbits for your weekend listening (and dining & drinking) pleasure: FRI. 2/10 – the MELLOW D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan – acoustic rock) @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Full bar & kitchen with happy hour food & drink specials 4 – 6:30pm. 322 [...]

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Saturday February 04 2012

An Afternoon at The Villa to Support Friends of the Library

An Afternoon at The Villa to Support Friends of the Library

Posted 2/4/12 - The 42nd Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will take place on Sunday February 12th from 2:00PM – 5:00PM at the Alverno High School Villa del Sol d’Oro, located at 200 N. Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA.  The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, a non-profit [...]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 42nd Annual Wine Tasting Coming Up!

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 42nd Annual Wine Tasting Coming Up!

This year’s annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Sunday, February 12, from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre.  Chair of the Wine Tasting, Sue Levoe, is enthusiastic about the afternoon event.  She feels that the timing will lend itself to leisurely strolling about the [...]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

Sierra Madre’s “One Book, One City 2012” Events

Posted 1/18/12 – “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, containing the first twelve short stories about the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will be honored during February at the Sierra Madre Public Library as the City of Sierra Madre’s One Book, One City selection for 2012.   All events are free and open to the [...]

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Thursday January 05 2012

Friends Of The Library to Host Two January Book Sales

Posted 1/5/12 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having two Bargain Book Table Sales in January in the Library during open hours.  The first will run from Monday, January 9th through Saturday January 14th, and will feature Cookbooks, Comics, Fiction, Thrillers, and books for Children and Teens.  The second sale will [...]

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Wednesday December 07 2011

Back to Back Friends Of The Library Book Sales in Time for Holidays

Posted 12/7/11 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are having another Bargain Book Table Sale, right on the heels of December’s Best Used Book Sale, which was moved, due to the weather emergency, to Friday, December 9th (3:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, December 10th (10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.). The Bargain Book Table Sale will [...]

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Thursday November 17 2011

Double Dose of Books Sales for the Holidays

Posted 11/17/11 – With the holidays fast approaching, the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are offering several opportunities for you to purchase the best holiday gift of all- books.  On Wednesday, November 30, from 5:00-8:00PM a Friends’ members only book sale will be held in the basement of the Sierra Madre Library.  This event [...]

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Wednesday November 02 2011

Bargain Books Galore at November Bargain Book Sale!

Posted 11/2/11 – The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library have an overstock of volumes that they will be selling during another Bargain Book Table Sale at the Library, Monday, November 14, through Saturday, November 19, during the Library’s open hours. The featured topics will include Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Current Affairs, Contemporary Culture, and [...]

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Monday October 31 2011

End Of The Month Bargain Book Sale At The Library

Posted 10/31/11 – There’s a harvest of good books to be had at The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Bargain Book Table Sale, which will be held Monday, October 31, through Saturday, November 5, during the Library’s open hours. Fiction, History, Politics, will be featured, as wells as books for Children and Teens.  Books are [...]

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Tuesday October 04 2011

Three Special Library Programs in October

“YOUR MONEY, YOUR FUTURE, AND YOU” Money Management for Teens and Young Adults This entertaining, hands-on program for teens and young adults headed for college or planning to enter the work force will be presented by investment advisor Clemens Kownatzki on Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sierra Madre Public Library.  Kownatzki’s user-friendly [...]

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Tuesday October 04 2011

“Sierra Madre Honors” Dinner Honors Volunteers, City Employees

  Posted 10/4/11 – The following is the text presented by Emcee Frank Hall at the Sierra Madre Honors Dinner, held at Alverno  High School on Thursday, Sept. 29th.  This was the sixth annual Honors Dinner, which recognizes community volunteers and City employees. “Our first award, the Youth Service Award, recognizes residents ages 11 – [...]

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Sunday October 02 2011

Retirement Party for Toni Buckner

Posted 10/2/11 – Story by Jane Zamenzadeh, Friends of the Library, video by SierraMadreNews.Net On Friday, September 16, a standing-room-only crowd of more than two hundred people gathered in the Sierra Madre Room of the Community Center to thank Toni Buckner for her thirty-four years of service to the Sierra Madre Library (View Photo Gallery [...]

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Tuesday September 20 2011

September Is Bargain Book Table Month!

Posted 9/20/11 – You can never have enough books, but sometimes not enough room to store them!  The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library have an overstock of volumes that they will be selling during another Bargain Book Table Sale at the Library, Monday, September 19, through Saturday, September 24, during the Library’s open hours. [...]

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Sunday September 18 2011

Toni Buckner Retirement Ceremony Photo Gallery

Toni Buckner Retirement Ceremony Photo Gallery

Posted 9/18/11 – The City held a retirement ceremony for Toni Buckner Friday night in the Sierra Madre Room, and it was a full house.  Toni’s last day isn’t until this coming Friday, but they held the ceremony on the 16th.  I’ll be posting an article about it, and I shot lots of video, some [...]

Sunday September 04 2011

Retirement Reception To Honor Toni Buckner, Celebrate 34 Years of Service

Retirement Reception To Honor Toni Buckner, Celebrate 34 Years of Service

Sept. 4th, 2011 – On Friday, September 16, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., the City of Sierra Madre and the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will host a reception to honor Toni Buckner, Director of Library Services for the City of Sierra Madre, who is retiring at the end of September after 34 years of [...]

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Sunday September 04 2011

Another Bargain Book Table Sale At The Library!

Sept. 4th, 2011 – A windfall of wonderful donations has prompted the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library to share the bounty at yet another Bargain Book Table Sale.  The next one is coming right on the heels of the late August sale, and will be held from Tuesday, September 6, through Saturday, September 10, [...]

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Sunday August 21 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

August 21, 2011 – There are cool bargains to be had during the dog days of August at the Friends of the Library Bargain Book Table Sale, scheduled for Monday, August 22 through Saturday, August 27, during the Library’s open hours.  This month’s featured topics are: Cookbooks, Sports, Biographies, Young Adult, Children’s books, and some [...]

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Wednesday August 10 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

There are cool bargains to be had during the dog days of August at the Friends of the Library Bargain Book Table Sale, scheduled for Monday, August 22 through Saturday, August 27, during the Library’s open hours.  This month’s featured topics are: Cookbooks, Sports, Biographies, Young Adult, Children’s books, and some Fiction.  All books are [...]

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Tuesday July 19 2011

Library Bargain Book Sale Set for Aug. 5th and 6th

The dog days of summer are upon us and one of the coolest places to be during these hot times is the Sierra Madre Public Library.   And some of the best times to be there are during the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, August 5, from [...]

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Thursday July 07 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

If you missed last month’s Friends of the Library Bargain Book Table Sale, there’s still time to scoop up some sizzlin’ summer reads!  The Friends will be having another table sale, Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 16, during the Library’s open hours.  This month’s features will include: Fiction, Art, Sports, Children’s and Specialty books.  [...]

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Wednesday June 15 2011

Youth, Adult Reading Programs to Begin at Library

Children and Teens “One World, Many Stories,” is the theme for Sierra Madre Public Library’s 2011 Summer Reading Club for Children.  The program begins Monday, June 20, and runs through Saturday, August 13. Children of all ages are invited to go online or stop by the Children’s Room any time on or after June 20 [...]

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Tuesday June 07 2011

Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library

Don’t miss this chance to stock up on sizzlin’ summer reads! The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having a Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library, Monday, June 13 through Saturday, June 18, during the Library’s open hours. Featured topics will include Fiction, Biography,Travel, Children’s and Specialty books.  All books are in [...]

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Tuesday May 31 2011

Adult Summer Reading Program at Sierra Madre Library

Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Adult Summer Reading Program is now in its fifth year.  This year’s theme is “Novel Destinations,” which will showcase fiction and nonfiction books on Travel and World Culture.  There are many ways to “see” the world through print and audio books, so you can indulge in the genre of your [...]

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Thursday May 26 2011

Best Used Book Sale to Mark Retirement of Long-time Chair

Best Used Book Sale to Mark Retirement of Long-time Chair

 “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero The Friends of Sierra Madre Library will hold a Best Used Book Sale on Friday June 3rd, 3pm to 7pm and Saturday June 4, 10am to 2pm. The sale will be held at the Sierra Madre Public Library at 440 W. Sierra [...]

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Saturday May 07 2011

Busy Day Today in Sierra Madre

The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7am to 11am.  Cost is $5, and proceeds are used to help the SMVFA fund numerous philanthropic endeavors, including the recent Easter Egg Hunt, and the annual Christmas stocking giveaway on Christmas Eve.  Friends of the Library 49th [...]

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Friday April 29 2011

Art Fair Next Weekend

Art Fair Next Weekend

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are putting the final touches on the 49th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair on Saturday May 7, 9:30am to 6pm and Sunday 9:30am to 5pm.  Expect to find 100 artists displaying their fine art and demonstrating their individual techniques. You’ll enjoy various mediums, including oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

May 7th to Be Busy Day in Sierra Madre

May 7th to Be Busy Day in Sierra Madre

Saturday, May 7th, turns out to be a busy day in Sierra Madre.   Here’s a list of what is scheduled for that day: Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast The Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters’ Association will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Station from 7am to 11am.  Cost is $5, and proceeds are used to help [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Rotary Club Makes Donation to Children’s Library Campaign

Rotary Club Makes Donation to Children's Library Campaign

The Rotary Club of Sierra Madre has made a donation of $20,000 to the Sierra Madre Children’s Library Campaign.  Rudy Hayak, Rotary Board Member, announced the Club’s pledge at a breakfast meeting held at the Library on April 5, 2011. Patricia Hall, Campaign Chair, said, “The Sierra Madre Public Library is successful because of the generosity [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Library Bargain Book Table Sale May 9th to 14th

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having a Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library, Monday, May 9 through Saturday, May 14, during the Library’s open hours. Featured topics will include: Fiction, Sports, Animals, Time-Life’s Old West series, Children’s and Specialty books. All books are in good condition and are $1.00 each. [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Travelers And Collectors Speakers Series Season Finale

On Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Sierra Madre’s City Hall Chambers, Jay Whitcraft will present the final armchair excursion of the year in “Portugal by Car.”  Join Jay on his tour of this culturally rich, romantic country on the beautiful Iberian Peninsula, often referred to as “Europe’s West Coast.”  In addition to background [...]

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Tuesday April 19 2011

Featured Artist for Art Fair Announced

Featured Artist for Art Fair Announced

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are pleased to announce and introduce Ivy Shuman as the Featured Artist for their 49th Annual Art Fair, Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8. A woodturner for more than 25 years and self-described “wood-junkie”, Ivy, owner of Storied Woods in Chatsworth (www.storiedwoods.com), is expecting to present his [...]

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Wednesday March 30 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library invite you to drop by the Library between Monday, April 11, and Saturday, April 19, and take advantage of our Spring deals. On the Bargain Table this month we’ll be featuring Fiction, Biographies, Cartoons, Time Life Books, War, U.S. History, and a set of volumes on World War [...]

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Friday March 04 2011

Pat Alcorn Named Older American of the Year

Pat Alcorn Named Older American of the Year

Pat Alcorn has been named Older American of the Year by Sierra Madre’s Senor Community Commission.  Alcorn will be recognized at a reception in her honor on Friday, May 13th at 4:30pm, as part of Older Americans Month.  She will also be recognized by L.A. County Supervisors at a luncheon.  Alcorn posted on her Facebook [...]

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Wednesday February 23 2011

Travelers And Collectors Speakers Series: “Collecting The American Old West”

David Goff will present his collection of American Old West art and artifacts in Sierra Madre Library’s second Travelers and Collectors program, Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Madre City Hall Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard.  Pioneers and cowboys remain iconic figures in American culture, much admired for their “true [...]

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Wednesday February 23 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

The Sierra Madre Public Library is the place to go in March for the “Savin’ o’ the Green”—greenbacks, that is!  The Friends of the Library will hold a bargain book sale inside the Library, Monday, March 7 through Saturday, March 12, during the Library’s open hours. This month’s featured topics will include Fiction, Films, TV, [...]

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Monday February 14 2011

Memoir Writing Workshop at the Library

Do you have a personal story to tell, but you’re not sure how to tell it?  Have you lived an interesting life that others would find fascinating?  Would you like to record your family history, but you don’t know where to start?  Then this program is for you! Denise E. Clemen, who holds an MFA [...]

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Monday February 14 2011

Chinese Tea Program At Sierra Madre Library

As part of Sierra Madre’s month-long One Book One City celebration of Chinese culture, the Library is hosting “The Joy of Tea,” with Linda Louie, on Saturday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Louie will present the celebrated Chinese Gongfu Tea Ceremony (Gongfu Cha), a centuries-old custom practiced by tea connoisseurs that was discouraged and [...]

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Monday February 14 2011

FOL Wine Tasting to Feature Silent Auction

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library are putting the final touches on their 41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Gala this Friday evening. Included in the evening’s festivities will be their popular silent auction. Of the over 70 items available for auction, successful bidders could take home Rose Bowl and theatre tickets, gourmet dinners, [...]

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Wednesday February 09 2011

Bargain Book Sale At Sierra Madre Library

Drop by the Sierra Madre Public Library between Monday, February 14 and Saturday, February 19 and take advantage of our Valentine deals for book lovers. This month’s Friends of the Library Table Sale will feature Fiction, Cookbooks, Gardening, Health and Diet, Animals, and Children’s and Specialty Books.  All books are in good condition and are [...]

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Wednesday February 02 2011

Local Restaurants to be in Spotlight at Wine Tasting

Local Restaurants to be in Spotlight at Wine Tasting

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library have been putting the final details on their 41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event scheduled February 18th. Because of the renewed popularity of wine tasting events, it’s easy to understand that the “cuisine tasting” might get lost in the promotion. Fran Garbaccio, Friend’s volunteer, has been busy [...]

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Tuesday February 01 2011

Friends Used Book Sale Set for This Weekend

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love, ” – Christopher Morley. Yes, with Valentine’s Day approaching, love IS in the air! When considering the perfect gift for your Valentine, why not a book, heck, how about a STACK of books from the Friends of the [...]

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Wednesday January 26 2011

“Travelers & Collectors” Season Premier

Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular “armchair travelers” series will kick off on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m., in Sierra Madre City Hall Chambers with, “Exploring West Africa: Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin,” presented by Gary and Kathy Symons. The Symons explored exotic sites from Cotanou to Timbuktu, capturing on film the teeming markets, colorful [...]

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Tuesday January 25 2011

Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrates Amy and Glenn Putnam

Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrates Amy and Glenn Putnam

Amy and Glenn Putnam were recognized as Sierra Madre’s 2010 Citizens of the Year at the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 2011.  More than one hundred people turned out, many of them representatives of organizations that the two have volunteered with.  On hand were members of the Sierra Madre Historical [...]

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Wednesday January 12 2011

“On Gold Mountain”—Sierra Madre’s 2011 “One Book One City” Selection

“On Gold Mountain”—Sierra Madre’s 2011 “One Book One City” Selection

Activities Planned Throughout February  The Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to announce “On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family,” by Lisa See, as the City’s 2011 One Book One City selection.  With a full schedule of events throughout February celebrating Chinese culture, highlighted by a program and book signing with [...]

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Tuesday January 11 2011

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Selections in Good Hands

Friends of the Library Wine Tasting Selections in Good Hands

Imagine over the holidays you invited 500 of your closest friends over for dinner and wine. Now imagine that these same 500 are pretty sophisticated wine drinkers –each having a different preference for varietal, and each expecting to find their “surprise” vintage. Such is the job description for Bill Sullivan, 26-year owner of the Bottle [...]

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Wednesday December 01 2010

41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event – Artist Selection

41st Annual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Event – Artist Selection

    Any good sports coach knows that to win, you not only have draft the right players, but also put these players in the right position     – where the player is naturally talented. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting Chairpersons have been busy doing just that – getting the [...]

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