Used Book Sales

Friday Preview Book Sales for Member of Friends of The San Pedro Library only. Fridays 2-5 p.m.

Saturdays 11-4 p.m. open to the public.

We also have our own store within the Library which is open Monday-Saturday from 1-5 p.m.

You may join the Friends Group at any of the Book Sales or contact the Branch Librarian.

Donations accepted during book store and book sale hours.

2015 Book Sale dates:

Fri Jan 2Sat Jan 3
Fri Feb 6Sat Feb 7
Fri Mar 6Sat Mar 7
Fri May 1Sat May 2
Fri Jun 5Sat Jun 6
Fri Jul 10Sat Jul 11
Fri Jul 31Sat Aug 1
Fri Sep 4Sat Sep 5
Fri Oct 2Sat Oct 3
Fri Nov 6Sat Nov 7
Fri Dec 4Sat Dec 5

Contact Us at

Library Tel: 310-548-7779
931 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

Web Master
Yumi Yamamoto

Newsletter Archive

Spring 2015 Newsletter
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Summer 2014 Newsflyer
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Winter 2014
Freida Lee Mock's "G-Dog" ...

Website updated:
May 16, 2015

Next Used Book Sale: Friday, May 1, 2015, 2-5 p.m. (Friends members only) and Saturday, May 2, 11-4 p.m. (open to the public)

Library Hours: Mon. thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat. from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., and closed on holidays. Other LAPL libraries.

Upcoming Events at LAPL: Link to LAPL Exhibits, What's On at the LAPL, and San Pedro Library homepage.

Download Friends of San Pedro Library Newsletter and read about our upcoming events and much more. For questions about our newsflyer email us at:

Origami Class with Doris Scott: Every third Saturday of the month.

Harmonious barbershop quartet Perfect Gentlemen at the Library

Barbershop quartet Perfect Gentlemen photo.

Come hear the all-American barbershop quartet, Perfect Gentlemen, at the library on Sunday, May 17 starting at 2:00 p.m. Perfect Gentlemen sing with words that bring smiles and laughter to audience of all ages. As a bonus, Kelsey McGowan will be performing her tap dancing as an opening act for the event. Bring your family and friends to this heartwarming music event and enjoy a wonderful time at the library. Free to the public. For more information download our flyer.

Meet Larry Vanderveen a.k.a. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Larry Vanderveen as F. Scott F.

Larry Vanderveen as F. Scott F. Larry Vanderveen as F. Scott F.

When actor/director Larry Vanderveen appeared on stage at the Grand Annex, he looked like a model for the artist J. C. Leyendecker. Vanderveen’s biographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald was amazing. The audience members heard everything from his childhood, his parents, his college life, his wife Zelda, and the many famous friends, colleagues, and professionals he knew from Paris to Hollywood. As Fitzgerald, Vanderveen talked about his writing, his travels, the parties, the boozing and all manner of extravagance that made him an early 20th century iconic figure. To an average person it was like a dream about the Roaring Twenties. The audience was mesmerized by Vanderveen’s performance. Though the performance was long, no one left until it was over. When he returned to himself after the performance, he talked about how he gathered the information for his portrayal, and it was then that we realized the scholar he is. His research produced all the details that brought Fitzgerald to life. If you missed this performance, check out, where you’ll find information on his next performance date and more. Bottom right photo from left to right: Cecelia Moore Program Developer, Larry Vanderveen, and Pat Colby President of Friends of San Pedro Library.

New Hours at the Library

There has been a change in library operating hours for all libraries recently. Central Library and regional branch libraries will be open during the same hours and the branch libraries will have their own set of hours. The Central Library and branch libraries have been open on Sundays starting January 12, 2014. Thanks voters! The restoration of hours was made possible by voter-approved Measure L which was passed in March of 2011.

Central Library and Regional Branch Libraries

Branch Library Hours

125th Anniversary Presentation

On August 10, 2013, the library celebrated its 125th anniversary. Link to the Powerpoint presentation "San Pedro Library Through the Years" which was shown during the event. You can read about the event on our 2013 Fall 2013 Newsletter also.

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