Board Members and Affiliates

-Pat Colby
Vice President and Corresponding Secretary
-Georgia Cordero
Recording Secretary
-Selma Hunter
-Jerry Gusha
-Sandy Clayson, Carol Higgins
Newsflyerletter Editor/Programming
-Cecelia Moore
Member at Large
-Chris Watanabe
Member at Large
-JoAnn Kostelas
Web Master
-Yumi Yamamoto
Senior Librarian
-David Ellis

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.

2014 Book Sale dates:

Fri. Jan. 3Sat. Jan. 4
Fri. Jan. 31Sat. Feb. 1
Fri. Feb. 28Sat. Mar. 1
Fri. Apr. 4Sat. Apr. 5
Fri. May 2Sat. May 3
Fri. Jun. 6Sat. Jun. 7
Fri. Jul. 11*Sat. Jul. 12
Fri. Aug. 1*Sat. Aug. 2
Fri. Sep. 5Sat. Sep. 6
Fri. Oct. 3Sat. Oct. 4
Fri. Oct. 31Sat. Nov. 1
Fri. Dec. 5Sat. Dec. 6

*Hours: 3-5 p.m.

Contact Us at

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

Newsletter Archive

Summer 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Spring 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Winter 2014
Freida Lee Mock's "G-Dog" ...

Fall 2013
San Pedro's "Dance Lady" waltzes ...

Summer 2013
San Pedro Library's 125th Anniversary ...

Spring 2013
Poets, Poets, We Have Poets! ...

Winter 2013
San Pedro Friends Welcome Patt Morrison ...

Fall 2012
Councilman Joe Buscaino ...

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The Board meets every last Tuesday of the month starting at 6:00 p.m. Along with the Senior Librarian, we discuss what we can do to spread the love of reading and to improve literacy. The meeting is open to the public so join us and be a part of your community.

Highlights of September Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. Call to order 6:10 p.m. Eight members, two guests, and Senior Librarian present.

Officers' Report

Minutes for August 26th, 2014 meeting read and accepted.

Treasurer: Treasurer Jerry Gusha gave report on our financial status.

Membership: 23 renewals, 6 new, 2 life, 368 paid, 78 in grace period for a total of 447 memberships. Received $75 in donations. Sandy and Carol wanted to increase the membership dues: seniors stay as is, family increased to $25, student stay as is, individuals increased to $20, keep $100 for life, $175 life for couple, and business and other organizations $100. Vote was taken and increase approved.

Programming: The second culinary lecture will be held on October 19th. The first was very successful. Board members were reminded to bring a bag of books to the Annual Dinner and Election. Pat Colby went over how the Annual Dinner would be conducted by going over the sequence of speakers who would be making their appearance. Cecelia asked Georgia if she could lead the singing of "Harbor Lights." Steve Lopez is still scheduled to appear at the Grand Annex on January 18th. The board discussed about making a donation to an organization that he supports since he did not ask to be paid for the event. First Ladies Readers will be returning soon to the library. This time around they will play Mrs. Taft, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Hayes, and Mrs. Wilson. Cecelia wanted to know if we should still have "Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald" this coming year. It'll cost around $500. She will find out more about the show by the next board meeting. Penny Royal will be returning soon also. Cecelia wanted Sue Grafton to appear at an author event, but she only appears at bookstores. However, she did give us several signed book plates.

Book Buying: JoAnn is on a break for now. She and Millie will be working together. Jan and Theo will also be working together. Both pairs will take care of book buying by alternating each month. We are purchasing about 40 books and a few DVDs each month.

Website: Yumi reported that she updated the website by getting the minutes from Selma. She also uploaded the Fall Newsflyer onto the website.

Committe reports were accepted as given.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business: Still waiting for response from Lisa See. League of Women voters will be on October 11 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pat Colby showed how to operate the new microphone. We still have to decide on where to store the system.

New Business: Discussion on First Ladies, new poster to be placed in the library promoting Friends, and "Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald." Yumi suggested when we get a solicitation through email, we should send them to Pat first and she will decided whether to pursue it or not. If it's something that we'd like to do on our own, then we need to talk to David about it. If it's something that we think the library can do, then we would pass the information on to David and he will decided whether to pursue it or not. We will support the library if he needs funds, etc. Georgia mentioned "AmazonSmile." if people sign up on AmazonSmile for our organization, then we receive a certain percentage of their purchases. Cecelia needs an ongoing committe to help her prepare the newsflyers for mailing. Several people volunteered.

Meeting adjorned 7:35 p.m. Next meeting will be the Annual Dinner and Election.

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