Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


January 1, 2013

20th Annual Wine Soirée COMING IN APRIL!

The annual Friends of the Diamond Bar Library Wine Soirée will be held at Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Diamond Bar Center. The co-chairs, Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng promise the Soirée will be a festive and enjoyable afternoon with all proceeds directly benefiting the Diamond Bar Library.

According to President Rosette Clippinger, the Friends has given over $50,000 in the past year for much-needed materials, programs, books, magazines, etc. that would not have been possible without the Wine Soirée and our non-profit bookstore, Basically BOOKS. The Friends also donated $80,000 during 2012 for the new Diamond Bar Library building. Those attending this great event can feel good that all the fun they are having - the food and wines they taste, the auction items they win, the music they enjoy - all the proceeds from this will go to improve our quality of life and learning. We could not do this without the help of the community.

Come and join this festive and exciting afternoon with delicious food from local restaurants, great wine from the Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition, music, and exciting book, silent and live auctions. Some of the past restaurant food hosts include Aljibani Halal Market, Boca ni Taco, Chili's Grill and Bar, Chipotle, Claro's Italian Restaurant, Diamond Bar Golf Course Catering, Diamond Palace, Graber Olive House,, Intiraymi Restaurant, It's A Grind, Julie's Café, Kyala Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, Mandarin Taste Restaurant, Mother's Market & Kitchen, Round Table Pizza, and The Whole Enchilada.

The annual Wine Soirée is an institution in Diamond Bar and is a great way to meet new and old friends and neighbors. Many call it ¡§the social event of the year in Diamond Bar.¡¨ Tickets are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door. A unique souvenir wine glass and program are included with each ticket. Tickets and program information are available by calling 909 861-2002.

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 Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive (across from the AQMD Building).

The famous Basically BOOKS Blow-out Sidewalk Sales will be held at the 23447 Golden Springs Drive store on Saturday, January 19 and February 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will find many interesting books at bargain prices.

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.

discussions are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Basically BOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn will be discussed by the group on January 29 at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. The February 26 discussion will feature The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiana. 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-2013 Time Activity Location Remarks
Saturday, January 19 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blow-out Sidewalk Sale Basically BOOKS Many great books at rock-bottom prices.
Tuesday, January 29 7 p.m. Book Discussion Basically BOOKS Dog On It by Spencer Quinn(Suggested by Nancy Holdstock)
Saturday, February 16 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blow-out Sidewalk Sale Basically BOOKS More interesting books for sale at rock-bottom prices
Tuesday, February 26 7 p.m. Book Discussion Basically BOOKS The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiana (Suggested by Alice Moffitt)
Saturday, March 16
(note date change)
Preliminary IVRSB Spelling Bee Contact Sherm Griffone at 909 627-3790 for more information.
Saturday, March 23
(note date change)
1 p.m. Finals IVRSB Spelling Bee Mt. SAC Clarke Theater Open to the public. Call 909 627-3790 for more information.
Tuesday, March 26 7 p.m. Book Discussion Basically BOOKS The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Suggested by Jesse Lanz)
Sunday, 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
Tuesday, April 30 7 p.m. Book Discussion Basically BOOKS The Lotus Eater by Tatjana Soli (Suggested by Rachel Kirk)