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

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Website updated:
July 24, 2015

Next Used Book Sale: Friday, July 31, 2015, 3-5 p.m. (Friends members only) and Saturday, August 1, 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.

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Origami Class with Doris Scott: Every third Saturday of the month.

A dear Friend, Phil Scott passed away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Friend, Phil Scott. For the past 20 years, Phil was the volunteer manager for the Friends’ monthly used book sales and the book-store-in-the library. He was a kind and generous manager and very knowledgeable about books. Though the used book sale is a monthly two-day event, behind the scenes work of collecting, organizing and sorting donated books had to be done daily. He managed the volunteers efficiently and the money they raised together has helped support library programs and many Friends’ events throughout the years. Thank you, Phil, for being such a good Friend. May you rest in peace.--Board of Directors Friends of San Pedro Library

Amazing All-American Afternoon with tap dancing, harmony, and mirth at the library

Barbershop quartet the Perfect Gentlemen photo.

It was an all-American event on May 17th when the barbershop quartet The Perfect Gentlemen entertained to a full-house in the Library Community Room. But first, we had tap dancer Kelsey McCowan open the show. Miss McCowan, whose last name may sound familiar to San Pedrans, tap danced and gave us a quick history on the dancing style that started in the United States. She is an absolute professional and her performance showed how much she loves what she does. Our main act, The Perfect Gentlemen are four very handsome men. The singers are lead Drew Tablak, tenor Peter Chudyba, bass Frank Romero, and baritone Jim Campbell. Barbershop quartet Perfect Gentlemen photo. They sang songs like "Hello My Baby," "My Wild Irish Rose," "Mr. Sandman," and "Goodbye My Coney Island Baby." Between their songs they made jokes and joked with each other making the audience laugh and enjoy themselves. They sang a song accompanied by Deagan Shaker Chimes and one volunteer and even sang a happy birthday song when Cecelia Moore surprised one of Friends long-time supporters with a birthday card. According to their website, the group started in 1998 and continues to sing "marvelous melodious music mingled with masterful mirth, mischief, and merry-making." The best part of their performance was their singing. They have great voices and together they made wonderful harmony. All the performers that day were fabulous. It was great to see how these timeless American music traditions are still being carried on by a new generation of performing artists. Try these links and see Kelsey McCowan and The Perfect Gentlemen on YouTube.

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 co-chairs Sandy Clayson and 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