Diamond Bar Friends of the Library

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February 5, 2015

FRIENDS RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS

The Diamond Bar Friend of the Library is fortunate to have many excellent volunteers who work year-round to make the Diamond Bar Library the great and welcoming place it is for the community. Each year we recognize a few of these dedicated individuals at the Volunteer Appreciation dinner. Gathering at Heritage Park on Saturday, January 24, over 100 people honored several of these great volunteers. Diamond Bar City Council members along with representatives from Supervisor Don Knabe's office and Congressman Ed Royce's office joined County Librarian Margaret Todd, Diamond Bar Librarian Pui Ching Ho and the Diamond Bar Friends' board to acknowledge our outstanding volunteers for 2014.

Outgoing President Ruth Low and incoming President Chris Ko presented the "Outstanding Friend" award to Congressman Ed Royce and recognized him for his commitment to literacy and libraries. Congressman Royce was instrumental in bringing David S. Mao, the Law Librarian of Congress, for Read Together Diamond Bar in October 2014. They also presented the "President's Award" to Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng as the "Three Amigos" for their huge commitment as co-chairs of the annual Wine Soirée for many years. The 22nd annual Wine Soirée will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Loretta Nelson was awarded the "Bookstore Volunteer of the Year" for her dedication to Basically BOOKS; Shery Fan, CPA received the "Business Volunteer of the Year" for her professional expertise to the Friends; and Kathleen Newe received the "Volunteer of the Year" for her many years of service to the Friends. All of these awardees along with so many of our volunteers have made positive and significant contributions to the Diamond Bar Library and literacy in our community. Thank you all!

SAVE THE DATE FOR 22nd Wine Soirée — April 26, 2015

Viva Italia!

Chairs Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng announce that the annual Friends of the Diamond Bar Library Wine Soirée will be held at Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Diamond Bar Center. With the support of the community through the Wine Soirée, the Friends in 2012 donated $80,000 to partner with the County of Los Angeles and the City of Diamond Bar to make our new library a wonderful addition to Diamond Bar. We could not do this without the help of the community. By participating in the 22nd annual Wine Soirée, you will have a great afternoon with old and new friends and know that all of the proceeds go directly to your local library and literacy in our community.

Come, bring your friends and neighbors, and join this festive and exciting afternoon with delicious food from local restaurants, great wine, music, raffles and exciting book, silent and live auctions. Some of the great restaurant food hosts include Aljibani Halal Market, Buca di Beppo, Chili's Grill and Bar, Claro's Italian Restaurant, Coco's Bakery, Diamond Bar Golf Course, Diamond Palace, Got Taco Party? Graber Olive House, House of Bread, It's A Grind, Julie's Café, Mandarin Taste Restaurant, Mother's Market & Kitchen, NiNi Bakery, Round Table Pizza, and The Whole Enchilada. Visit them is person and thank them for their support for literacy in our community.

With your help the Friends have given over $30,000 in 2014 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 sponsored Read Together Diamond Bar 2014 that brought Librarian of Congress David S. Mao to Diamond Bar last October.

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. 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 $60 per person. Advertisements are also available in our beautiful annual program. A unique souvenir wine glass and program are included with each ticket. Tickets and program information are available by calling 909 861-2002 or at www.dblibraryfriends.org.

Visit Basically BOOKS in Diamond Bar

Are you looking for a great volunteer experience in Diamond Bar? Basically BOOKS, the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library non-profit bookstores, are friendly places 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 Peggy Murphy is actively looking for new volunteers to staff both locations at 23447 Golden Springs Road (near the intersection of Golden Springs and Diamond Bar Boulevard) and the bookstore at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive (across from the AQMD Building).

On Tuesday, March 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library will host an Open House Mixer with the San Gabriel Regional Chamber of Commerce at the 23447 Golden Springs Road location. You are invited to join with the Friends and the Regional Chamber to enjoy some refreshments and socialize at this warm and welcoming bookstore in Diamond Bar.

All proceeds from both Basically BOOKS directly benefit the Diamond Bar Library. For more information, please call bookstore manager Peggy Murphy 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 featured book for February 24 will be The 100 Foot Journey by Richard Morais. For more information, please call Debbi Scurto or Nancy Holdstock at 909 396-9954 or email to BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com.

Date-2015 Time Activity Location Remarks
Saturday, February 21 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sidewalk Book Sale Basically BOOKS 23447 Golden Springs Drive Great books and great bargains!
Tuesday, February 24 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion Group Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
The 100 Foot Journey by Richard Morais
Tuesday, March 17 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Open House Mixer with Regional Chamber Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Join the Friends and the San Gabriel Regional Chamber of Commerce at Basically BOOKS. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 21 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Buck-A-Bag book sale Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Great books at rock-bottom prices!
Tuesday, March 24 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion Group Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Saturday, April 18 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Buck-A-Bag book sale Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Great books at rock-bottom prices!
Sunday, April 26 4:00 p.m. 22nd Annual Wine Soirée Diamond Bar Center SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SEASON.
Tuesday, April 28 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion Group Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Saturday, May 16 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Buck-A-Bag sale Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Great books at rock-bottom prices!
Tuesday, May 26 7:00 p.m. Book Discussion Group Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger
October 2015 October is Read Together Diamond Bar 2015 month!
Saturday, October 24 2 p.m. An Afternoon with Author Lisa See Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room Best-selling author Lisa See visits Diamond Bar as part of Read Together Diamond Bar 2015