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

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 May Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Call to order 6:00 p.m. Seven members, one guest, and senior librarian present.

Officers' Report

Minutes for April 29, 2014 meeting read and accepted.

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

Newsletter: Target mailing date for next newsflyer should be June 13th.

Programming: July program at St. Peter's Episcopal Church will be a Latin Music Extraordinaire with Brian Asher and musicians. Reverend Jeannette Repp will also be holding a book signing event for author Florence Kubota whose book Count on African Animals on that day. It was discussed that when Lisa See's new book China Doll comes out in paperback, we'd like to hold an author event at the Warner Grand Annex like before. The admission will be $15 and will include a copy of her book. The cost for rental of the room should be $300 as before. The colors for the Annual Dinner and Election on October 24th at Ports O'Call will be blue and green. The menu will be the same. Our guest speaker will be author Henrietta Mosley who has written about the families who lived at the Point Fermin Lighthouse in her book Point Fermin Lighthouse Families 1874-1927. There was a discussion on organizing bus trips to the Union Station and the Central Library. The Central Library tour would also include their current exhibition about the Union Station. We could group about 16 people for each tour and have at least three groups. According to councilman Joe Buscaino's office, there will be no tour buses available till July 1st. There was a suggestion to send out flyers to see if anyone would be interested. Nothing was decided.

Website: The usual updates, including highlights of April board meeting and ads for events that were held during this past month.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business: Jerry said he tried to get the cordless mic but when he went back to the store, they were all sold out. He will try a different location. David said there was problem with advertising/sponsorship/log that will be appearing on the book trike that Ednita wanted. Since this unit will be used by many different branches, unless we can get one permanently for San Pedro Library, David feels that Friends did not have to fund the unit. The library will be getting 16 wifi outlets and unfortunately, the library will be closed for a short time during the upgrading. Noir Quartet will be back on October 17th.

New Business: League of Women Voters would like to hold another discussion panel for the election in November. We will need to check the community room calendar and make reservation for them. Cecelia briefly mentioned that our former president William Schermerhorn passed away. Cecelia, Millie, and Yumi attended the memorial.

Adjorned at 7:30. Next meeting June 24th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Public welcome.

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