March 1, 2013
(l to r) Back Row: Camille Jones, Bob Bloc, Tony Torng, Gordon Van De Water, Rick Rogers, Chris Ko, Glendy Chiang, Jim Hackett, Rosette Clippinger. Front Row: Kathleen Newe, Paula Block, Ruth Low, Marsha Hawkins, Librarian Jesse Lanz. Not in photo: Rachel and Roger Kirk, Kiran Kumar and Ping Liu
20th Annual Wine Soirée COMING APRIL 21!
Where were you on Sunday, March 20, 1994? Were you at the first annual Wine Soirée to benefit the Diamond Bar Library? We would like to hear from you with any memories of the first or any of the early Wine Soirées by emailing us at BasicallyBooks@aol.com. Over the past nineteen years, the Wine Soirée has become "the social event of the year in Diamond Bar" and has raised over $750,000 directly benefiting the Diamond Bar Library. Countless books and other materials have been purchased, many interesting and informative children, teen and adult programs have been sponsored. Larger purchases include the outdoor electronic sign, furniture for the library, self-checkout stations and the $80,000 donated last year to the new library construction
The Friends of Diamond Bar Library 20th 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.
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 serving delicious food samples are 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. 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.
Message from the President
It's March ¡V we'll be saying good-bye to winter and welcoming spring with open arms soon. My daffodils are coming up and the sweet peas will be next. Ever wonder what they've been up to all winter long? Getting rested, gaining their energy, and then putting on their best show for us.
The Friends of the Library are like that this time of the year! The Wine Soiree committee, chaired by Rick Rogers, Tony Torng and Nancy Lyons, rested up during the summer months, and then, during the dead of winter, they start planning, meeting, and dreaming up the best ideas for the upcoming Wine Soirée. It's the 20th Annual Wine Soirée and it'll be fun, fun, and more fun. The theme is Western and we want to raise lots of support for our Library. Please mark your calendars for April 21, 2013.
And we need your help too. Your donations of auction items, ticket sales, program ad sales, and getting the word out will be much appreciated. You can drop donations off at BasicallyBOOKS or at the Diamond Bar Library, or send us an email from our webpage saying you will help, and we can work out the details.
Thank you for supporting the Library, thank you for supporting our community. With your help, the show gets better. Keep reading,
Welcome to the Friends' 2013/2014 Executive Board
At the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner a new Friends of the Diamond Bar Library Executive Board was installed for 2013/2014. Incoming president Ruth Low thanked outgoing president Rosette Clippinger and her board their outstanding two years of service to the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library. Rosette and her team did an exceptional job. The last year was very exciting with the opening of the new Diamond Bar Library and also the opening of the second location for our non-profit bookstore, Basically BOOKS, the only chain store in Diamond Bar!
The new board includes President Ruth Low; Vice Presidents Paula Block, Mary Hackett, Glendy Chiang, Rachel Kirk, Jim Hackett and Marsha Hawkins; Treasurer Ping Liu; Recording Secretary Chris Ko; Corresponding Secretary Bob Block; Past President Rosette Clippinger; and Members at Large Kathleen Newe and Gordon Van De Water. Also starting a new term are committee chairs: 2013 Wine Soirée Chairs Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng; Parlimentarian Roger Kirk; Historian Camille Jones and School Liaison Kiran Kumar. Friends of the Diamond Bar Library board meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month at the Windmill Room at Diamond Bar City Hall at 8:30 a.m. These meetings are open to the public and there is a time for public comments. It is suggested that you confirm the date and time before attending 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 Saturday Sidewalk Sales will be held at the 23447 Golden Springs Drive store on March 23, both from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. You will find many interesting books at rock-bottom 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.
Book discussions are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Basically BOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive. The March 26 discussion will feature The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. For more information, please call Alice Moffitt at 909 396-9954 or email to BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com.
Resources for the Classroom Days at Basically BOOKS
The Friends of the Diamond Bar Library recognizes how important teachers are to fostering literacy in our community. We will be offering special times and events on the second Tuesday of each month at both Basically BOOKS locations for teachers to expand their classroom libraries. Books and education videos will be offered at special discounts for teachers at all levels. "Resources for the Classroom" Days will be held on Tuesday, March 12 and Tues, April 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. We invite all teachers to join us for these special teacher appreciation afternoons. Teachers can sign up at either Basically BOOKS location or email to Basically BOOKS@aol.com to receive more information.
Basically BOOKS non-profit bookstores are located 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).
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/
Basically BOOKS at The Village shopping center: 909 396-9954
Basically BOKS at the new Diamond Bar Library: 909 612-0276
Friends of the Diamond Bar Library Board meetings are usually held on the fourth Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the Windmill Room at the Diamond Bar Library. The public is invited to attend.
|Saturday, March 16
(note date change)
|Preliminary IVRSB Spelling Bee||Contact Sherm Griffone at 909 627-3790 for more information.|
|Saturday, March 23||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.||Saturday Sidewalk Sale||Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs||More interesting books for sale at rock-bottom prices.|
|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.||20
||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)|