Board Members and Affiliates

-Pat Colby
Vice President and Corresponding Secretary
-Georgia Cordero
Recording Secretary
-Selma Hunter
-Jerry Gusha
-Sandy Clayson,
Carol Higgs
Newsflyerletter Editor/Programming
-Cecelia Moore
Bookbuying Committee
-JoAnn Kostelas, Theodora Sonnichsen, Jan Wilcox
Member at Large
-Chris Watanabe
Member at Large
-Dymphna Kanz
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.

2015 Book Sale dates:

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

Newsletter Archive

Summer 2015 Newsletter
The Perfect Gentlemen ...

Spring 2015 Newsletter
Lisa See returns ...

Winter 2015 Newsletter
LA Times comes to Pedro ...

Fall 2014 Newsflyer
Reserve your seat ...

Summer 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Spring 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

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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. Photo, top row, left to right: Carol Higgs, Georgia Cordero, Pat Colby, Jan Wilcox, Jerry Gusha, Cecelia Moore, Chris Watanabe, Senior Librarian David Ellis. Bottom row: Theodora Sonnichisen, Dymphna Kanz, Jan Wilcox, Sandy Clayson, JoAnn Kostelas, Selma Hunter, Yumi Yamamoto .

Friends of San Pedro Library Board 2014-15.

Highlights of August Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015. Call to order 6:10 p.m.

Nine Board Members and Senior Librarian present.

Officers' Report

Minutes for the July 28th, 2015 meeting distributed and approved by board

Treasurer: Treasurer reported on our finances. Jerry still needs to contact the state about the 501(c) status. He will report on this next month.

Membership: There were 20 renewals, 2 new members, 51 in grace period for a total of 448 members of which 397 are paid. 26 renewals will be sent out in September. $255 in donations received. Board asked if the ad on Daily Breeze got any responses. No responses received so far.

Newsletter: Newsletter editor Cecelia Moore was absent.


Pat and Cecelia went up to see the documentary film about Anita Hill, 'Anita,' by Freida Lee Mock which was shown recently at the Hammer Museum. The film was followed by a conversation on stage by the artist Mark Bradford and Anita Hill. Cecelia was able to talk with Anita Hill and Freida Lee Mock that day. The documentary film is scheduled to be shown at the Warner Grand Annex in mid-January next year.

Book Buying: August books have been ordered. Adult Librarian John Carroll wants to order Sailing Magazine. There was a discussion about how to order the magazine. Board will contact our previous treasurer, Millie Slonick, who handled the magazine orders years ago.

Website: Webmaster reported on the following:

No changes in the phone list.

Committee reports were accepted as given.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business:

New Business:

Adjorned around 7:20 p.m. Next meeting September 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the library community room. Public invited. If you're interested in volunteering, come meet the board. There's always something that you can do to help San Pedro Public Library.

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