Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


October 3, 2012

FOL Boykin dinner

Attached photo caption: (l to r) Jerry Boykin, Ilse Boykin and Janice Giardina at the presentation of the Jack and Eileen Tillery Outstanding Business of 2012 award from the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library
Photo by Kathleen Newe

Memorial Donations in Memory of Ilse Boykin

A very special donation to the Diamond Bar Library was received recently in memory of our dear friend, Ilse Boykin. Ilse passed away earlier this year and is greatly missed. Many of her friends and family knew of her dedication and interest in the Diamond Bar Library and donated over 155 books and almost $1,000 that will be used to purchase additional children's books. The books are all popular or classic children's works, and include picture books, beginning readers, board books and chapter books. According to Library Manager Jesse Lanz, the books are so desirable that each batch that the librarians put out were all checked out within a day of going on the shelf. Each book will have a special gift plate in honor of Ilse.

Ilse and her husband, Jerry, have been active and dedicated members of the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library for almost 20 years. In that time they served on the Friends' board in many capacities, especially as treasurer. Ilse and Jerry were honored by the Friends in 2012 as the Outstanding Business of the Years. Ilse worked diligently to make every Friends' activity a success and had a positive impact on everything she did. Ilse always had a special love of her family and of books so it is especially fitting that Ilse will be remembered with appreciation by the many people who will read and enjoy the books dedicated in her honor. If you would like to participate in this memorial, please contact Library Manager Jesse Lanz at 909 861-4978.

Read Together Diamond Bar

If it is October it must be Read Together Diamond Bar month. This year we have a very interesting book for everyone to read with many events at both the Pomona and Diamond Bar Libraries based on Isabel Allende's Zorro. Below are listed some of the events planned. Visit the Pomona and Diamond Bar Libraries websites for more detailed information.

Book Discussion
Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:00 PM

Library staff will lead a discussion of Isabel Allende's Zorro. Ask at the library Information Desk to borrow a copy of the book.

Teen Art Activity
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 4:00 PM

Teens and tweens will get creative in this art activity inspired by the masked man.

Kids Art Activity
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 2:00 PM

Kids will play games and do art activities inspired by Zorro and his era.

Film Screening
Monday, November 5, 2012, 6:30 PM

Adults and older teens are invited to watch a 1998 version of the Zorro tale starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Popcorn will be served.

Family Movie Matinee
Friday, November 7, 2012, 2:45 PM

Children and families can watch this 2011 animated riff on the Zorro legend featuring one adorable cat and the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. Popcorn will be served.

Looking for Volunteers at Basically BOOKS

Are you looking for a great volunteer experience in Diamond Bar? Basically BOOKS, the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library non-profit bookstore, is a friendly place serving the community as a resource for school, work and pleasure reading at exceptionally low prices. There are many special sales throughout the month so stop by both of our beautiful locations. Bookstore Manager Mary Hackett is actively looking for new volunteers to staff the present location at 23447 Golden Springs Road (near the intersection of Golden Springs and Diamond Bar Boulevard) and the new bookstore at the new Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive (across from the AQMD Building).

All proceeds from both Basically BOOKS directly benefit the Diamond Bar Library. For more information, please call bookstore manager Mary Hackett at 909 396-9954 or email to BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com.

Book discussions are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Basically BOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive. The next meeting will be October 24 at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Alice Moffitt at 909 396-9954 or email to BasicallyBOOKS @aol.com.

For more information on Diamond Bar Library programs use the link: http://www.colapublib.org/libs/diamondbar/
For more information on Friends of Diamond Bar Library use the link: www.dblibraryfriends.org/

Date-2012 Time Activity Location Remarks
Monday, October 22 7:00 p.m. Read Together Diamond Bar book discussion Diamond Bar Library 21800 Copley Drive Diamond Bar Part of Read Together Diamond Bar the featured book is Isabel Allende's Zorro.
Tuesday, October 23 4:00 p.m. Teen Art Activity Diamond Bar Library You can get creative in this art activity inspired by the masked man.
Tuesday, October 23 7:00 p.m. Read Together Diamond Bar book discussion Basically BOOKS 23447 Golden Springs Drive Diamond Bar Another chance to discuss Zorro.
Saturday, November 3 2:00 p.m. Kids' Art Activity Diamond Bar Library Kids will play games and do art activities based on Zorro and his era.
Monday, November 5 6:30 p.m. Film showing of 1998 Zorro starring Antonio Banderas Diamond Bar Library For adults and older teens.
Popcorn will be served.
Date-2013 Time Activity Location Remarks
Saturday, March 9 Preliminary IVRSB Spelling Bee Contact Sherm Griffone at 909 627-3790 for more information
Saturday, March 16 Finals IVRSB Spelling Bee
Saturday, April 21 4:00 p.m. 20th Annual Wine Soirée Diamond Bar Center The social event of the season with all proceeds benefiting Diamond Bar Library