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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

Diamond Bar's
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21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar
CA 91765


October 20, 2009

Date-2009 Time Activity Location Remarks
Wednesday, October 21 Call of the Wild movie showing Diamond Bar Library
Wednesday, October 28 Middle School Challenge?”all of the middle schools in Diamond Bar are invited to compete in a Jeopardy-like game based on Life As We Knew It. Mt. San Antonio College Life as We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer "Miranda is 16 and deals with the usual teen/family issues in her journal.....until a meteor hits the moon and the world is turned into chaos. Miranda and her family retreat to survival mode while trying to hold on to hope."
November 2009 Tenth Anniversary Basically BOOKS
Saturday, November 7 Anniversary Book Sale Basically BOOKS Famous Blow-Out Book Sale
Date-2010 Time Activity Location Remarks
Saturday, February 20 Preliminary Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee Mt. San Antonio College
Saturday, February 27 Inland Valley Regional Spelling Bee Mt. San Antonio College
April 11
4 to 7 p.m. 17th Annual Wine Soirée Diamond Bar Center

Basically BOOKS

Basically BOOKS is conveniently located in the Pepper Tree Plaza, 3211 S. Brea Canyon Boulevard, near Brea Canyon Road and Diamond Bar Boulevard behind the Shell station. Come in and browse.

Manager Mary Hackett is always looking for donations and new volunteers. We especially need newer textbooks that can be dropped off at the bookstore. All proceeds go directly to benefit the Diamond Bar Library. If you are interested in being part of this great community resource, please call her at 909 594-9954.

Book discussions are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Basically BOOKS. The October 20 meeting will feature Still Alice by Lisa Genova and the November 24 book will be The Guersey Literary and Potato Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Alice Moffitt at 909 584-9954.


As part of Read Together Diamond Bar, The Friends of the Diamond Bar Library and the Diamond Bar Library are joining with the Pomona Library for the 2009 Pomona Big Read. Call of the Wild by Jack London has been chosen as the featured book for the Pomona Big Read with many interesting and informative programs planned from October 10 to November 13. Call of the Wild, published in 1903 is one of London?™s most-read books and it is generally considered one of his best. His stories exemplify traditional American values and capture the spirit of adventure and human interest.

On Wednesday, October 21 the movie, Call of the Wild will be presented at the Diamond Bar Library. There will also be book displays at the library during October and November featuring Alaska, sled dogs and the Gold Rush.

The Pomona Big Read committee has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read in the Pomona area. Readers?? guides and activity calendars will be available at the Diamond Bar and Pomona Libraries. More information and an up-to-date calendar can be found at www.neabigread.org.

Tenth Annual Librarian Luncheon - October 7

The annual Librarian Appreciation Luncheon was held at the Diamond Bar Center last Wednesday, October 7. It was a wonderful afternoon with fellowship and appreciation to our Diamond Bar Library librarians, and principals and librarians from the Pomona and Walnut school districts. Friends President Rick Rogers welcomed the librarians and principals and expressed our appreciation for their work. Mayor Ron Everett presented certificates of appreciation to each of the schools from the City of Diamond Bar. There was great entertainment performed by a choir led by Patty Breitag from Diamond Bar High School. Chairs Rosette Clippinger and Kathleen Newe especially want to thank the committee: Bob Block, Mei Lien Chang, Rae Duncan, Shelley Faeder, Dianne Forbing, Betts and Sherm Griffone, Marsha Hawkins, Chris Ko, Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers, Marny Shay, Carla Tomas, Tony Torng, and Joan Tucker