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

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 ...

Website updated:
March 24, 2015

Important Announcement: The San Pedro Library will be closed from March 9th through April 17 while the electrical system is upgraded. The April Used Book Sale has been canceled. All holds, unless specified otherwise by the patron, will automatically be sent to Harbor Gateway Branch Library. Their address is 24000 S. Western, Harbor City 90710, phone: (310) 534-9520, and fax: (310) 534-9532. The Wilmington Branch Library is close. Their address is 1300 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington 90744, phone: (310) 834-1082, and fax number: (310) 548-7418. Both branch hours of operation is Mon: 10-8, Tue: 12-8, Wed: 10-8, Thu: 12-8, Fri: 9:30-5:30 Sat: 9:30-5:30, and closed on Sundays.

Next Used Book Sale: Friday, May 1, 2015, 2-5 p.m. (Friends members only) and Saturday, May 2, 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, and San Pedro Library homepage.

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.

Lisa See returns to San Pedro!

Phil and Doris Scott Phil and Doris Scott

Thanks Lisa See for returning to San Pedro. Lisa will be appearing at The Grand Annex on Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. to talk about her books and life experiences. Tickets are $15 and attendees will receive a free copy of her most recent book China Dolls. Use this link to download the reservation and information form. Since the library will be closed, please send your reservation to 910 N. Meyler St., San Pedro, CA 90731. Seats are limited so send in your reservations ASAP!

Meet Larry Vanderveen a.k.a. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Larry Vanderveen as F. Scott F.

Larry Vanderveen as F. Scott F. Larry Vanderveen as F. Scott F.

When actor/director Larry Vanderveen appeared on stage at the Grand Annex, he looked like a model for the artist J. C. Leyendecker. Vanderveen’s biographical portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald was amazing. The audience members heard everything from his childhood, his parents, his college life, his wife Zelda, and the many famous friends, colleagues, and professionals he knew from Paris to Hollywood. As Fitzgerald, Vanderveen talked about his writing, his travels, the parties, the boozing and all manner of extravagance that made him an early 20th century iconic figure. To an average person it was like a dream about the Roaring Twenties. The audience was mesmerized by Vanderveen’s performance. Though the performance was long, no one left until it was over. When he returned to himself after the performance, he talked about how he gathered the information for his portrayal, and it was then that we realized the scholar he is. His research produced all the details that brought Fitzgerald to life. If you missed this performance, check out, where you’ll find information on his next performance date and more. Bottom right photo from left to right: Cecelia Moore Program Developer, Larry Vanderveen, and Pat Colby President of Friends of San Pedro Library.

New Hours at the Library

There has been a change in library operating hours for all libraries recently. 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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