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.
2013 Book Sale dates:
|Fri. Jan. 4||Sat. Jan. 5|
|Fri. Feb. 1||Sat. Feb. 2|
|Fri. Mar. 1||Sat. Mar. 2|
|Fri. Apr. 5||Sat. Apr. 6|
|Fri. May 3||Sat. May 4|
|Fri. May 31||Sat. Jun. 1|
|Fri. Jun. 14*||Sat. Jun. 15*|
|Fri. Jul. 5||Sat. Jul. 6|
|Fri. Aug. 2||Sat. Aug. 3|
|Fri. Sep. 6||Sat. Sep. 7|
|Fri. Oct. 4||Sat. Oct. 5|
|Fri. Nov. 1||Sat. Nov. 2|
|Fri. Dec. 6||Sat. Dec. 7|
|*Annual Collectible Book Sale|
Contact Us at
Library Tel: 310-548-7779
931 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Origami Class with Doris Scott: Every third Saturday of the month.
Famous local actress Madeleine Drake will be performing solo in Glen Berger's play Underneath the Lintel about a librarian who explores the mystery of a book that was returned after 113 years. Madeleine is a member of Little Fish Theatre located in downtown San Pedro on Centre Street. The theatre brings great entertainment to our community and has contributed to downtown San Pedro's revival. The performance will be held in the library community room on Saturday, May 25th starting at 2:00 p.m. Come and enjoy another wonderful Friends event and don't miss the clues that will take you on a globe-trotting adventurer across the ages. See flyer for the event.
The Ellis Trio of guitarist and composer Paul Ellis, flautist Stephanie James, and vibraphonist Alan Ellis appeared at the San Pedro Library community room on Saturday, April 27th. The story of the trio started when Paul and Alan met Stephanie at a church in Palos Verdes. With Paul as their composer, the trio has been playing together for over twenty years and their virtuosity really showed during their performance. Influenced by jazz, Brazilian pop, African, and classical music, their songs were complex, contemplative, and upbeat. Paul opened the concert playing their song “Infinite Embrace” and the trio continued with several original compositions with soft jazz, contemporary, and classical overtones. As the concert progressed, the Latin influenced started. By the end of the first half of the concert, Stephanie played her flute to their very upbeat “Takak”. After their break, the group continued the tempo by playing “Sail Away,” a bossa nova by Tom Harrell, and “Salvador” by Brazilian composer Egberto Gismanti. Eventually, they got the audience humming to “Message to My Brother,” composed by Paul for Alan. Their last piece, “Give Me Peace,” seemed perfectly suited for these troubled times. When the concert ended, the audience showed how much they appreciated them by giving them a standing ovation.
If the Ellis Trio is ever in your part of town, don’t miss them. It’s well worth your while. Whether falling into deep thoughts or dancing to the Latin beat, their music will definitely move you.
The films will be shown starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Annex, 434 West 6th Street near the Warner Grand Theatre. Download our Spring/Summer 2013 flyer for information on all our upcoming events.
Friday, June 14 Love Free or Die: Our last film for this season. This film follows Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the Catholic Church, from small-town churches in New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial and to London’s Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In celebration of the library's anniversary, Vice President Pat Colby read a timeline that chronicled the life and times of San Pedro Library from its beginnings and up to now. She also reported on the Board of Library Commissioners Meeting that was held on March 28th at the library. For further information, download both the library timeline and the meeting notes.
The webmaster had to take a break from posting the bookreview page with links to all the books that Friends purchase each month. But it's back and we hope you enjoy it. Link here to Book Review page. Give us some feedback or make suggestions for new books that we can buy for the library. Email Webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The website will be updated during the first week of each month to keep our visitors updated on the events and activities at the library. You can also follow us on www.twitter.com/friendsspl. These pages will be updated weekly depending on the activity level.
Friends of San Pedro Library www.friendsspl.org