Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


Apr 1, 2019

26th Annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auctions

The 26th annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auctions is coming quickly on Sunday, April 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chairs Dana Cox, Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng are planning an exciting afternoon of community involvement with a souvenir wine glass, delicious food, wine and beer tasting along with interesting and desirable silent, book and live auctions. The Live Auction is always interesting and this year is no exception. One great prize this year is a signed baseball by Angel Mike Trout that comes with a certificate of authenticity! There will also be a Standard Hotel Los Angeles getaway that will also be a live auction. A new addition to the Live Auction is EXR Exotics Racing/Fontana where you can experience a high-performance driving experience with in-depth training. Through the generosity of many donors we have other prizes such as hotel stays, sports tickets, signed books, great raffle prizes and much more!

There will be music and entertainment around the theme "Lights, Action, AUCTION!" The Wine Soirée will be held at the Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Avenue, Diamond Bar, CA. Ticket price is $65 - no one under 21 can be admitted. Tickets are available in Diamond Bar at Midas Muffler, 796 N. Diamond Bar Boulevard; Basically BOOKS at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive; and Basically BOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive. Tickets are also available by clicking this link: http://www.dblibraryfriends.org/wine-soiree/tickets.html

Over the last 25 years, the Wine Soirée has earned the reputation as "the best party in town." So join with your friends and neighbors on that special date of April 14 - all in support of literacy and our own Diamond Bar Library.


Basically BOOKS, the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library's two non-profit bookstores, are friendly places serving the community as a resource for school, work and pleasure reading at exceptionally low prices.

Thanks to our generous donors, we have hundreds of high quality books and other media for sale at very low prices.

Besides our regular store hours we have monthly buck-a-bag sidewalk sales held on the third Saturday of each month. There are even more great bargains to be found at the monthly sales. Visit us on April 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. are the upcoming sidewalk sales for the next few months.

Both Basically BOOKS locations are having a food drive to feed homeless people in our communities. You can bring your donations to either book store during our regular hours. Some needed items are cup of noodles, top ramen, pudding cups, fruit cups, tuna & crackers, granola bars, cereal bars, Jell-O cups and a can opener. Thank you in advance for any donations you can make.

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).

All proceeds from both Basically BOOKS directly benefit the Diamond Bar Library. Gift certificates are available and make great birthday or special occasion gifts.


Membership news

Thank you to: Orien Pagan, Samuel and Barbara Armstrong, Marie Buckland, Tony and Marian Welch, Joan Kaliher, Julia and John Gomez, Melinda and Bill Murray, Richard Malooly and Becky Lasoya for renewing your annual memberships.

Sharron Tanzer renewed her membership for five years!!

Welcome to our two new Lifetime members Cynthia and Brian Quan and Manmohan Kumar.

A sincere and big thank you to Helen Hall, Melinda and Bill Murray and Richard Malooly who sent donations with their memberships.



Did you know that Basically BOOKS offers some special books online? Interested? Here is how you do it.


If you use Amazon for your online shopping, please consider using "Amazon Smile." That's an Amazon program by which Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase amount to your designated charity.

It's easy to use - when you go online be sure to start at smile.amazon.com and then designate "Diamond Bar Friends of the Library" as your charitable organization. Amazon does the rest. Same great products, prices and services. AND, the Library benefits.

Diamond Bar Friends of Library website: www.dblibraryfriends.com

Diamond Bar Library website: LACountyLibrary.org

Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Diamond Bar Library and Basically BOOKS
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Diamond Bar Center
1600 Grand Avenue
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Date 2019 Time Activity Location Remarks
Saturday, April 13 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Buck A Bag Book Sale Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Once-a-month opportunity to get great books and great bargains
Sunday, April 14 4 p.m. 26th Annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auctions Diamond Bar Center The annual Wine Soirée is the best party in town! Mark your calendars for 2019.

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library monthly Board Meeting is open to the public. The next meeting will be March 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. In 2019 the meetings will be usually held on the second Saturday of the month.