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

Summer 2015 Newsletter
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Spring 2015 Newsletter
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Winter 2015 Newsflyer
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Summer 2014 Newsflyer
Meet Emily Dickinson ...

Spring 2014 Newsflyer
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Website updated:
September 27th, 2015

Next Used Book Sale: Friday, October 2nd, 2015, 2-5 p.m. (Friends members only) and Saturday, October 3rd, 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, San Pedro Library homepage, and San Pedro Library at Facebook.

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.

Upcoming Friends Annual Dinner and Election

It's time for our Annual Dinner and Election. Come and join us at Ports O'Call Restaurant on Friday, October 30th, 2015. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker this year will be Barbara Saltzman, Executive Director of the non-profit Jester & Pharley Phund. The organization was started after her son David Saltzman passed away from Hodgkins disease in 1990. As a writer and artist, David created the book The Jester Has Lost His Jingle.

The king never tells The Jester that laughter is dead. He and the court just don’t find him funny anymore and he banishes The Jester & Pharley. They go on a quest to find it and have a series of colorful adventures, finally ending up in a grim big city, where they meet a little girl in a hospital who says she just feels like crying, not laughing. That’s when he says, “When I feel like crying, I smile hard instead. I turn my sadness upside down and stand it on its head.” Together, The Jester and the little girl rediscover that laughter is always inside us. When he entertains her and she begins to laugh, the laughter spreads from her throughout the city, and he returns to the kingdom to tell the King that laughter isn’t dead after all. The moral of the story is: “So when you’re feeling lonely, or sad, or bad, or blue, remember where laughter’s hiding, it’s hiding inside of you.” Using this philosophy, The Jester & Pharley Phund has helped thousands of sick children by providing books and laughter at a time when they need it most.

Invitations were mailed to Friends' members recently. Anyone is welcome to download: Annual Dinner Invitation and Reservation form and send the reservation to the library. The dinner will be delicious and as a bonus you will get to choose a free book to take home with you. Seats are limited so reply ASAP.

Find us on our new Facebook page

We had difficulty accessing our Facebook page recently so we created a new page. When you search for Friends of San Pedro Library on Facebook, you will get two results. The new one is on the top. Here is also a link to Friends of San Pedro Library Facebook page. Join us on Facebook so that you can receive news of upcoming Friends’ events and information on San Pedro Library. By using this page, you can also add comments and ask questions directly to the Friends’ Board of Directors. —Yumi Yamamoto, Webmaster

LAPL receives 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Services

Congratulations LAPL! Read the LAPL press release or for further information visit Institute of Museum and Library Services where you will also find a link to the White House ceremony on YouTube.

LAPL Operating Hours

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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Want to be on our email list so you can get notifications and information about Friends of San Pedro Library? Please send an email to our membership chairperson Carol Higgs at Type “Friends of San Pedro Library email address” on the subject line and put your name and address in the email so that we can identify you properly. Membership renewals, newsletters, and reservation forms will still be sent through US mail. Thank you!ヽ(•‿•)ノ