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Friends of the Library

Basically BOOKS

A non-profit used bookstore
Proceeds benefitting the
Diamond Bar Library

23447 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar
(909) 396-9954
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar

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21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar
CA 91765

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The Friends of the Diamond Bar Library is a non-profit, volunteer community service group dedicated to supporting the Diamond Bar Library, improving literacy and encouraging the love of reading. The Friends are a California registered non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

To support the Library, the Friends operate BasicallyBOOKS, a most unique non-profit used bookstore at 2 locations: 23447 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, and at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar. Please stop by BasicallyBOOKS and support your local library.

This is the latest event at BasicallyBOOKS!

Friends News and Events

Wine Tasting Event in Diamond Bar - SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014 - THE 21st WINE SOIREE

Each year, the community gathers to enjoy an afternoon of tasting award winning wines and food from popular restaurants -- the "best social event of the year in Diamond Bar" will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Diamond Bar Center. The theme for this year's Wine Soiree is "Friends of the Library and City of Diamond Bar: Growing Up Together."

In addition to great wine & food, there will be a live auction for fabulous trips & getaways and luxury gifts. There will also be a silent auction and great raffle prizes. All the proceeds from this afternoon will go to support the library and literacy events.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, and are available NOW at the Diamond Bar Library, US Bank, and California Bank and Trust. You can also call Rick Rogers at 909-861-2002. Don't miss the fun, get your tickets!

Read Together Diamond Bar Returns!

Chairman Kathleen Newe is excited to announce the long-awaited return of our community wide reading program. The idea is that "the city that opens the same book closes it in greater harmony." The committee selected "True Notebooks: A Writer’s Year at Juvenile Hall" by Mark Salzman as this year's book.

In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author of Iron & Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at Los Angeles?Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. In voices of indelible emotional presence, the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. We see them coming to terms with their crime-ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves.

More details to come....stay tuned.

Publication & Articles

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Hollywood Bowl
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