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
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. Jan. 2Sat. Jan. 3
Fri. Feb. 6Sat. Feb. 7
Fri. Mar. 6Sat. Mar. 7
Fri. Apr. 3Sat. Apr. 4
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

Fall 2014 Newsflyer
Reserve your seat ...

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 January 6th, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Call to order 6:00 p.m. Eleven members and Adult Librarian John Carrol sitting in for Senior Librarian.

Officers' Report

Minutes for December 2nd, 2014 were distributed to each member and accepted.

Treasurer: Reported on our finances.

Membership: 132 renewals, 4 new, 377 total paid, 90 in grace period for a total of 461 members. Carol wants to replace desk in the bookstore. Purchase from Office Depot for $179.99 plus tax approved by board. Georgia added that the blind in the bookstore needs to be fixed or replaced.

Selma mentioned that the automatic door in the front needs to be fixed. John Carrol will look into that as soon as possible.

Programming: Sunday, January 18, 2:00 p.m. Steve Lopez at the Grand Annex (almost soldout). Volunteers will be bringing cookies, etc., coffee approved by board to be delivered by Sacred Grounds, and other logistics were discussed. This event is mentioned in San Pedro Today magazine. Saturday, Febrary 21, 2:00 p.m. The Select Sorority Act Two will at the library community room. Saturday, March 14, 2:00 p.m. "Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald" at the library community room. Sunday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. Lisa Lee, author of China Dolls, at Grand Annex. Possible future programs include Freida Mock, Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodgriguez, national award-winning barbershop quartet The New Fangled Four of CSU Long Beach, Pennyroyal Players featuring the American Revolution.

Newsletter: Winter 2015 issue was been mailed. Spring 2015 issue will be out in the end of March. Any ideas for articles?

Book Buying: Barnes & Noble send us membership card. Need list of books for various reasons.

Website: Web master reported on website. Nothing unusual, just the normal updates.

Committe reports were accepted as given.

Senior Librarian's Report:

Old Business: Should we make plaques and put them on the wall behind the circulation counter. This may encourage other people and organizations to make donations to the library.

Meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m. Next meeting January 27th at 6:00. Public welcome

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