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Thursday February 02 2017

One Book, One City Starts With a Journey Through Science and Art

One Book, One City Starts With a Journey Through Science and Art

Press Release posted 2/2/17 – JPL: Powered by STEAM!, a program by Dr. Steve Cornford, started February’s One Book, One City events with a tour of the universe and its splendor at the Sierra Madre Public Library on February 1. Dr. Cornford, shared gorgeous images of planets, stars, and solar systems that are the “Art” [...]

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Saturday February 13 2016

Save the (NEW) Date – One Book One City Library Program Moves To July

Press Release posted 2/13/16 – Exciting events are planned for the Library’s annual One Book One City program, but the ever-popular event, usually set in February, has moved to July and will be part of the Summer Reading Program. The book selection is still a surprise, but will tie in with the Summer theme of [...]

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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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Saturday January 09 2016

Free Parent/Child Workshops Slated for February

Press Release posted 1/9/16 – Sign-ups are underway for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular five-week Parent/Child Workshop, “1-2-3 Play With Me,” designed for families with children ages three and younger. Each workshop session will highlight a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. Sessions allow parents to [...]

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Sunday December 20 2015

Children Invited to Build a Mini-Rose Float at the Library

Press Release posted 12/20/15 – Creativity and fun are in store when children gather at the Sierra Madre Public Library to create mini rose floats on Monday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. Youth of all ages will hear about this year’s entry and create their own rendering based on this year’s Sierra Madre Float. The [...]

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Thursday October 01 2015

City Seeks Input re: Contracting out Police, Library Services

Press Release posted 10/1/15 - The City of Sierra Madre invites members of the community to participate in upcoming meetings for the Sheriff’s Contract Proposal Review Committee and the Library Services Proposal Committee. The committee meetings, taking place later this month, will provide residents with the opportunity to voice their opinions concerning professional services contracted by [...]

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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Sunday February 08 2015

One Book, One City Events Continue

Press Release posted 2/8/15 – For those of you who aspire to be sleuths in the Philip Marlow tradition or writers in the style of Raymond Chandler, a scavenger hunt will have you tracking clues throughout Sierra Madre to qualify for some fun prizes. Entries are due by Feb. 28 at the Library. To celebrate [...]

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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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Saturday November 22 2014

Classic LA Detective Yarn Tapped As The Next One Book, One City Selection

Classic LA Detective Yarn Tapped As The Next One Book, One City Selection

Press Release posted 11/22/14 – Raymond Chandler’s classic, The Long Goodbye, has been chosen as Sierra Madre’s One Book, One City selection for 2015.  Published in 1953 and featuring his famous detective, Philip Marlow, Chandler called the novel “my best book”.  Set in Los Angeles in 1949, The Long Goodbye is notable for using hard-boiled [...]

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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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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 March 10 2014

Infant and Toddler Programs Scheduled at the Library

Press Releases posted 3/10/14 - 1-2-3 Play with Me: A Parent/Child Workshop Series/Baby Rhyme Time (see below) 1-2-3 Play with Me: A Parent/Child Workshop Series Families with children ages three and younger are invited to the Sierra Madre Public Library’s new five-week parenting workshop series, 1-2-3 Play with Me. Lively interactive sessions will include toys, crafts, [...]

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Wednesday February 19 2014

Author Appearance To Cap One Book, One City Festivities

Press Release posted 2/19/14 – Jacqueline Winspear, author of Maisie Dobbs, will speak at The Gooden School on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. as the culminating event of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s One Book, One City program. Maisie Dobbs is a mystery novel, but also the story of an extraordinary young woman living [...]

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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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Saturday October 12 2013

In-n-Out Children’s Reading Program at the Library – Burgers and Books!

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Children ages 4-12 are invited to sign up for the In-N-Out reading program, now through Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Each child reads five books at his or her reading level and notes the titles on a reading log.  After five books are read, a [...]

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Saturday October 12 2013

Library to Host Harry Potter Party

Press Release posted 10/12/13 – Do you dare to try the flavors of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? Have you always wanted your own golden snitch? Children, you are invited to join Hogwarts at the Sierra Madre Library on Saturday, October 26, 2013  from 3:00 to 5:00 p. m. and be sorted into your houses, [...]

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Tuesday September 10 2013

Fall Activities for All Ages at the Sierra Madre Public Library

Press Release posted 9/10/13 - Sign-up Now as a Teen History Docent Teens interested in becoming a volunteer history docent can sign up now at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Beginning in September, five teens at a time will train and give tours during a five-week period using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local [...]

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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

Library Receives 400+ New Books Thanks To Grant

Library Receives 400+ New Books Thanks To Grant

Press Release posted 7/21/13 – Sierra Madre’s Public Library was the recipient of a one-time grant of $7,500 from the state library and was able to purchase over 400 new, print books. New books include children’s, teens, popular fiction, classics, non-fiction and reference materials. All new books are part of collections with high demand and [...]

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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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Monday May 20 2013

Library To Receive Books Via Grant, Children’s Program To Take a “Nap”

Press Releases posted 5/20/13  It’s Naptime for the Library’s Popular Preschool Storytime Preschool storytime at the Sierra Madre Public Library will take a week’s nap and will not meet on Monday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 5. Summer Reading begins on June 10, and library programs are taking a break so staff can ready the [...]

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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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Thursday February 21 2013

The Last Zero Fighter Author Dan King a Hit, WWII Vets To Share Stories This Saturday

The Last Zero Fighter Author Dan King a Hit, WWII Vets To Share Stories This Saturday

Posted 2/21/13 - Following a standing room only presentation by author Dan King two weekends ago (see video below the photo gallery for the entire presentation), the Library continues its One Book, One City celebration of Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken”  this weekend with a panel of WWII veterans sharing their stories at the Library, located at 440 [...]

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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

Library to Hold Workshop on Child Oriented Picture Book Apps for iPads

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – How does a good parent sort out the good and the bad, the useful and harmful for their children in today’s electronic world? The Sierra Madre Public Library has an app for that!  Several, actually. Parents of young children are invited to Apps for Toddlers on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 [...]

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Sunday January 13 2013

Library’s Parent/Child Workshops Slated for March

Press Release posted 1/13/13 – Registration is now open for popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 at 6:30 pm at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books [...]

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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 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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Wednesday September 05 2012

Sierra Madre Rotary Club Donates Books to Library

Sierra Madre Rotary Club Donates Books to Library

Press Release posted 9/5/12 – Building on their long-standing partnership with the library, the Rotary Club of Sierra Madre donated more than 50 children’s fiction books to the Sierra Madre Public Library in August 2012. The books will be located in the recently remodeled and newly named Rotary Children’s Library. All the brand new books [...]

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Tuesday August 28 2012

Local Resident Wins a Kindle Fire From Library Adult Summer Reading Program, EBook Workshops Scheduled

Local Resident Wins a Kindle Fire From Library Adult Summer Reading Program, EBook Workshops Scheduled

Press Release posted 8/28/12 – Donna Singer was the lucky winner of a Kindle Fire eReader in the Sierra Madre Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program.  Ninety-five adults entered the drawing this summer, sponsored and funded by the Friends of the Library.  “eReaders are a wonderful idea and handy for travelling”, said Donna, “a big [...]

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Friday August 10 2012

Library’s Parent/Child Workshops Slated for September

Press Release posted 8/10/12 – Registration is now open for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for September 6, 13, 20, 27, and October 4. Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books and play in addition [...]

Sunday July 22 2012

SMVFA Presents Ukulady at Library

SMVFA Presents Ukulady at Library

Press Release posted 7/22/12 - Calling the young, and young at heart, to join the Ukulady at the Sierra Madre Public Library Monday, July 23 at 10 a.m. Join in as she sings songs to promote fearlessness, friendship, and the Downfall of Evil. Ukulady’s interactive and engaging show is part of the Library’s Summer Reading Program [...]

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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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Friday July 06 2012

National Parks Expert to Speak at Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 7/6/12 – If you are one of the many area residents who will travel to one or more of the 397 national parks, monuments, battlefields, and historic sites in the National Park system, then you should start your trip at the Sierra Madre Public Library. Christopher K. Jarvi, former Associate Director for [...]

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Friday July 06 2012

Meet the Princess and the Pirates at the Sierra Madre Library

Meet the Princess and the Pirates at the Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 7/6/12 - Kids of all ages, join the adventure and excitement as the Franklin Haynes Marionettes bring pirates into the Sierra Madre Public Library on Monday, July 9 at 10 a.m. Pirate Captain Cannonball kidnaps Princess Rachel and locks her up on Skull Island. To free the Princess, her brother, his trusty pirate [...]

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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 June 07 2012

Rotary Children’s Library Room Ribbon Cutting Today

Press Release posted 6/7/12 – Join us for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the beautiful new Rotary Children’s Library on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the Sierra Madre Public Library. Improvements include the removal of an emergency exit, replacement of windows, bookshelves, furniture, paint and carpet. The layout of the [...]

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Thursday May 31 2012

Free E-Reader Workshops At Sierra Madre Library

Press Release posted 5/31/12 – Learn how to download free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad, Nook and other e-devices this summer at the Library.  The class will focus on how to download free books from our Overdrive service to your e-reader, and will include a demonstration followed by a hands-on practice.  If possible, please bring [...]

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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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Monday May 21 2012

Civic Club Grant to Help Preserve, Put Online Oral Histories of Sierra Madreans

Press Release posted 5/21/12 – The Sierra Madre Historical Archives is pleased to announce that it has received a $400 grant from the Sierra Madre Civic Club to launch the Save Our Stories Project.  Library Archivist Debbie Henderson, who applied for the grant, explained that the purpose of the project is to preserve and provide [...]

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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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Thursday April 12 2012

Sierra Madre Librarian Retires After 46 Years

Sierra Madre Librarian Retires After 46 Years

Press Release Posted 4/12/12 – A retirement party on March 29 was attended by Sierra Madre Library staff, who celebrated Margaret Duran’s 46 years of service to the Library.  At 82 years young, Margaret has been an active member of the community “for more years than she can remember.”  In 2009 she received the prestigious [...]

Thursday April 12 2012

Sierra Madre Library Awarded Local History Preservation Grant

Press Release posted 4/12/12 – The California Preservation Program recently announced that the Sierra Madre Public Library has been awarded a $4,000 Collection Assessment Preservation Grant for its Local History collection.  The California Preservation Assessment Project (CPAP) is designed to help small and mid-sized libraries and archives plan improvements for the care of their historical [...]

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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 24 2012

Library Children’s Room Remodel Begins

Posted 2/24/12 – Renovation of the Sierra Madre Public Library Children’s Room is slated to begin the first week in April. During the makeover, Children’s Services will move into the adjacent Reference Room with a limited collection of picture, fiction and non-fiction books.  The popular Preschool Story Times will continue during the six-week construction period [...]

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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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Thursday January 19 2012

Library’s Free Parent/Child Workshops Slated For February

Posted 1/19/12 – Sierra Madre Public Library’s latest five-week Parent/Child Workshop for families with children ages three and younger will feature noted resource professionals from the community. Each workshop session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. The popular workshop [...]

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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

“MY PC” Computer Classes At Sierra Madre Library

Posted 1/18/12 – If you’ve wanted to take computer classes, but have avoided them because you thought they’d be boring or full of incomprehensible “techno-babble, then the “MY PC” series is for you!  Sierra Madre Library staff members Jill Schofield and Gerard Brane will be teaching this hands-on, fun, and user-friendly series of 10 one-hour [...]

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Wednesday January 18 2012

The 2012 Sierra Madre Library READ™ Campaign

The 2012 Sierra Madre Library READ™ Campaign

Posted 1/18/12 – In 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) launched the READ™ campaign which has proven immensely effective in promoting literacy among all age groups.  Comedian Bill Cosby was the first notable to appear on a poster; since then, more than 150 celebrities have donated their images for these posters, which convey the simple, [...]

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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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Friday December 30 2011

Free E-Books @ The Library—“E-Read With Overdrive!”

Posted 12/30/11 - Why pay more—or anything at all—for e-books when you can download and read hundreds of new and noteworthy books on your PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, smartphone, e-reader, or other electronic device using OverDrive, Sierra Madre Library’s  free e-book lending library.  If you are among the thousands of people who received a Nook, Kindle, [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

City’s Holiday Closure Schedule

Posted 12/15/11 – Sierra Madre City Hall and Community & Personnel Services Holiday Closures Friday, December 23rd at noon Monday, December 26, 2011 Friday, December 30, 2011 Monday, January 2, 2012 Sierra Madre Library Holiday Closures The Sierra Madre Public Library will be closed for Christmas, Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26, and for [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Sierra Madre’s 2012 “One Book, One City” Selection Made

Posted 12/15/11 – The Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to announce The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as the City’s 2012 One Book, One City selection. Sherlock Holmes—the world’s most famous “consulting detective,” who first appeared in publication in 1887—was featured in four novels and fifty-six short stories. The Adventures [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Council Agenda, Tuesday, Dec. 13th

Posted on 12/13/11 – Among the items on Tuesday’s agenda, which you can download by clicking here, are: Closed Session meeting to discuss negotiations with SMPOA, introduction of 2012 SMRFA Princesses and new Librarian Carolyn Thomas, and recognition of Chief Diaz as she retires from SMPD. Also on the agenda, in the Consent Calendar, is approval [...]

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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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Wednesday November 30 2011

A Little Background on Sierra Madre Street Names

I recently received a request from a reader to post some history of Sierra Madre street names, i.e., Michillinda – Michigan, Illinois and Indiana merged. Sounded like a good idea, and since I recently saw an article that did exactly that in the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society newsletter, written by Library archivist Debbie Henderson, [...]

Wednesday November 23 2011

Library Closed This Weekend for Holiday

The Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Library materials to be returned may be placed in the Book Drop, which will remain open during the four-day holiday break.

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Friday November 18 2011

Library to Close Thanksgiving Weekend

The Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27. Library materials to be returned may be placed in the Book Drop, which will remain open during the four-day holiday break.

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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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Wednesday November 02 2011

Special Meeting of Library Board Tonight

Posted 11/2/11 – The Library Board of Trustees will convene this evening for a Special Meeting in Council Chambers at 7:00. Council Chambers is located at City Hall, 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

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Monday October 31 2011

City Of Sierra Madre Appoints New Director Of Library Services

City Of Sierra Madre Appoints New Director Of Library Services

Posted 10/31/11 – After an extensive recruitment process, the City of Sierra Madre is honored to announce that Carolyn Thomas has been selected as the City’s new Director of Library Services. Ms. Thomas comes to Sierra Madre with a rich background in public library services. She has recently worked as a Library Services Manager for the [...]

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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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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

Storyteller Ken Frawley to Appear at Sierra Madre Library

Storyteller Ken Frawley to Appear at Sierra Madre Library

“The Wonderful World of Stories and Songs” with storyteller and troubadour Ken Frawley, is coming to the Sierra Madre Public Library on Monday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m. This sparkling family-friendly program, chock-full of songs, stories, puppets, and spiced with a little magic, will feature music from England, America, and the Caribbean, and tales from [...]

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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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Thursday July 07 2011

“Cookie Einstein, the Cockapoo Math Whiz” – A Family-Friendly Event at Sierra Madre Library

Cookie Einstein, an adorable AKC Cockapoo, has been thrilling audiences of all ages with her phenomenal mathematical talent. This amazing canine “math genius” will be appearing at the Library on Monday, July 11, at 10:00 a.m. Cookie is a former therapy dog who has the uncanny ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, as well [...]

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Monday June 27 2011

Sierra Madre Library’s READ™ Campaign Features the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team

The Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team is a group of dedicated volunteers committed to saving lives in the wilderness and to outdoor safety education. In celebration of the Team’s 60th anniversary, the Library’s READ™ campaign honors the members by featuring SMSR on its third round of campaign posters and souvenir bookmarks. Founded in 1951, [...]

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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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Tuesday May 31 2011

Summer Reading Clubs and Events for 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 to register for [...]

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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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Wednesday May 04 2011

Mother’s Day Tea At The Woman’s Club

Although the annual Mother’s Day Tea usually sells out, don’t hesitate to call the Sierra Madre Public Library to check on last-minute ticket availability if you would like to attend.   “Love and Friendship: A Mother’s Day Tea with Jane Austen,” will be held on Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Woman’s [...]

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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

Sierra Madre Library Director Toni Buckner Announces Retirement after 34 Years

Sierra Madre Library Director Toni Buckner Announces Retirement after 34 Years

Sierra Madre Public Library Director Toni Buckner has announced her retirement after 34 years with the City of Sierra Madre.  Toni shepherded the library from the era of the card catalog to online databases and brought web access and computer literacy to library services for use as a regular service to library patrons. Toni has [...]

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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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Tuesday April 05 2011

“Love and Friendship”—A Mother’s Day Tea with Jane Austen

The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and Sierra Madre Public Library cordially invite you to our third annual Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, in Sierra Madre.  This year we are pleased to present Mary Burkin performing as Jane Austen, beloved [...]

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Saturday April 02 2011

Free Poetry Workshop At Sierra Madre Library

Jim Kincaid, Aerold Arnold Professor of English at USC, will facilitate a free poetry workshop at Sierra Madre Public Library on Friday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m.  This user-friendly program is for anyone who likes to read, listen to, or write poetry.  There will be something for everyone in this workshop—for those who simply love [...]

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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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Sunday March 27 2011

Japanese Cultural Night Brings Out a Crowd

Japanese Cultural Night Brings Out a Crowd

Despite a last minute change in venue, the Japanese Cultural Night on Friday overflowed the recently renovated Sierra Madre room as folks came out to show their support for the Japanese, recently devastated by earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation leaks.  While they were at it, they got to see US Sumo wrestling champs (past and [...]

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Friday March 25 2011

URGENT MESSAGE: LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE FOR TONIGHT’S “SIERRA MADRE JAPANESE CULTURAL NIGHT”

URGENT MESSAGE: LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE FOR “SIERRA MADRE JAPANESE CULTURAL NIGHT” Sierra Madre Japanese Cultural Night will move its location indoors to the Sierra Madre Room located in Sierra Vista Park, 611 East Sierra Madre Blvd. on Friday, March 25, 2011, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us in our newly renovated Sierra Madre [...]

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Thursday March 24 2011

Cultural Diversity In Poetry: A Panel Discussion

Four Distinguished Poets to Appear at Sierra Madre Library On Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sierra Madre Public Library, poets Carol Lem, Alex Luu, Zahava Sweet, and Urith Walker, will participate in a panel discussion, “Cultural Diversity in Poetry.”  Each poet will discuss their views on poetry, the influence their personal cultural [...]

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Thursday March 24 2011

Lyric Slam For Teens At Sierra Madre Library

If you are an aspiring poet or lyricist between the ages of 12-17, you are invited to bring your original material to a Lyric Slam for Teens at Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet other writers, [...]

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Wednesday March 16 2011

Japanese Cultural Night Becomes Tsunami Relief Fundraiser

“Sierra Madre Japanese Cultural Night,” at Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., on Friday, March 25, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. was planned so the community could enjoy authentic Japanese food and festivities. The evening’s activities were to kick off with a Sumo wrestling demonstration by the Centurian Sumo Club. Former U.S. National Sumo Wrestling [...]

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Saturday March 12 2011

“The Art Of The Japanese Garden” At Sierra Madre School

“The Art Of The Japanese Garden” At Sierra Madre School

Eighty Years of Goodwill: 1931-2011 The Japanese Garden at Sierra Madre School is a great source of pride for the students, staff, parents and community.  Please join us for a program that will explore the creation, restoration and expansion of the garden, as well as current plans for maintaining this 80 year-old treasure of Sierra [...]

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Saturday March 12 2011

Author Naomi Hirahara To Speak At Sierra Madre Library

Author Naomi Hirahara To Speak At Sierra Madre Library

All are invited to the Sierra Madre Public Library on Thursday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. to meet acclaimed author Naomi Hirahara.  Ms. Hirahara is an award-winning mystery novelist, children’s author, biographer, and the author of numerous books on Japanese history, culture and horticulture.  In 2004 Ms. Hirahara began a series featuring one of the [...]

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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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Tuesday February 08 2011

Library’s Free Parent/Child Workshops To Feature Local Experts

Library’s Free Parent/Child Workshops To Feature Local Experts

Sierra Madre Public Library’s new five-week Parent/Child Workshop for families with children ages three and younger will feature noted resource professionals from the community. Each workshop session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. The workshops, which will take place [...]

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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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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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Tuesday January 11 2011

Parent/Child Workshops To Be Held At Sierra Madre Library

Parent/Child Workshops To Be Held At Sierra Madre Library

Sierra Madre Public Library is pleased to announce a new program for families and children from birth through three years of age.  A five-week Parent/Child Workshop will be held at the Library on six consecutive Wednesdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Community resource personnel will discuss parenting [...]

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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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