Treasure Island ShinesEven In The Rain One Book One Peninsula Coming Up


Treasure Island Shines.Even in the RainA hearty thank you from the Friends of the Library to all thegood mateys who braved the rain and joined us on TreasureIsland. The annual fundraising gala was a great success, thanksto the generosity of our dedicated community. The event raised 70,000 which will go directly to library programs and services.One Book One Peninsula Coming UpPlease join your library community on Saturday, February 4,for the 8th annual One Book One Peninsula at the South CoastBotanic Garden to meet this year’s author, Natalie Baszile.She’ll be discussing her novel Queen Sugar, a mother-daughterstory of reinvention, about an African American woman whounexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. The novelwas adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay, of“Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN,Oprah’s television network.Natalie grew up in Palos Verdes andgraduated from Palos Verdes HighSchool. She has a BA in English fromBerkeley, an MA in Afro-AmericanStudies from UCLA, and an MFA fromthe Warren Wilson College Programfor Writers, where she was a HoldenMinority Scholar. Her non-fictionwork has appeared in Mission atTenth, The, and The BestWomen’s Travel Writing, Volume 9.She is a former fiction editor at theCortland Review and a member of the San Francisco Writers’Grotto. Natalie currently lives in San Francisco with her family.Her mother, Janet Baszile, served on the Friends of the Libraryboard for two years.This event is presented by PVLD and its partners: Palos VerdesPeninsula Friends of the Library, Marymount CaliforniaUniversity, Mysterious Galaxy, Palos Verdes Peninsula LandConservancy, Palos Verdes Art Center, Sustainable Palos VerdesSchools, Palos Verdes High School, and Palos Verdes PerformingArts. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and willbe on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call310-377-9584 x 601 or visit than 200 people gathered at the beautiful ocean-bluffhome of our kind hostess, Jacqueline Glass, and enjoyed aspectacular sunset, live music from the band Panjive, and adelicious feast served on the tennis court. Many attendees camedressed for the theme—with eye patches andswords, pirate hats, and the occasional stuffedparrot perched on a shoulder.Upon arrival, guests were photographed withobliging parrots (the live kind) before migratingto the back yard for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.The weather was still cooperating at this pointand everyone watched the sun set over theocean while chatting with old friends or makingnew ones.When it was time for dinner, guests wandered over to the tenniscourt and found their way to tables decorated with boats andpirate booty. The bountiful food was served buffet-style andmost people succeeded in filling their plates before the lightdrizzle turned into serious rain. But this did not dampen spirits,and stoic diners continued to eat in the rain, huddling togetherunder umbrellas, if available.continued on page 5

President’s Message2016 has been a good year for the Friends. Our missionfocuses on raising funds for the Library District andbuilding community awareness of the Library’s materialsand services. Through our activities, we have done both.Our total membership is 748, including 145 lifemembers. Although these are good numbers, wewant to continue to expand this base. The Friendsprovided the Library District with almost 400,000 this year. This supportsmaterials, programs, technology and expanded open hours. We increased ourEndowment Fund to over 1 million. A major goal for the Friends is to have alarge enough endowment to provide stable support for the Library District.The Library Trustees and the Friends worked together on a process to establishNaming Opportunities in all three libraries. This quarter we have named 4 newsmall study rooms at Peninsula Center Library, and we have 6 more availableto fund. In addition, a small conference room has been named at PeninsulaCenter Library. Book sales have raised almost 64,000 this year. Make a visit tothe monthly book sales at the Malaga Cove and Peninsula Center libraries andsee what great book bargains are offered. These sales are great places to getchildren’s books as well.Thanks to the Norris Foundation for its continued support of Sunday Hoursat Peninsula Center. This year’s grant was 40,000. We have established theRuby Hale Field Legacy Society. To date we have over 100,000 in expectanciesdocumented from donors who have included us in their estate plans.We held our annual special event in November, Treasure Island, otherwiseknown as “Treasure Island: The Monsoon.” The evening was sold out with200 people attending. Photos in this newsletter give a glimpse of the evening.Thanks to Kaaren Lee and Pat Foltz for their planning and support. And specialthanks to Jackie Glass for allowing us to use her beautiful home for the event.Friends continue to reach out and find more inclusive ways to communicatewith our diverse community through our board members and lunches at thelibrary. I am completing my term as president of the Friends. In January a newpresident will be named. I am grateful to all the people who help the Friendswith their work: The Friends board members are outstanding. This year Kaaren Lee,James Lin, and Bill Roberts are leaving the board. They have been activeparticipants in our activities and their dedication and expertise will bemissed. We welcome our new board members; see page 5 to learn more. The Development Staff is a key asset. Loretta Patterson is a dedicated andcaring Executive Director of Development. She and her staff, Charlie Trujilloand Diana Morgan, work diligently to make the Friends successful. The Book Sale team and the Library Shop volunteers are long-standingworkers for the Friends’ mission. The Library Staff is always supportive. Director Kathy Gould and the librarystaff are available whenever needed to assist the Friends.Thank you all for a good year! Best wishes for a happy holiday season.Nancy2 Bookmarks and Friends1000 Books BeforeKindergarten SetsChildren on the Path toSuccess . One Book at aTimeFamilies are invited to join the 1,000Books Before Kindergarten program atthe Palos Verdes Library District. Thisprogram is a nationwide challenge thatencourages parents and caregivers toregularly read aloud to their children. Byreading just one book a night, familiescan reach the 1,000-book goal in threeyears and provide their children essentialearly literacy skills.Research shows that the most reliablepredictor of school success is being readto during early childhood. Reading tochildren from an early age can help closethe vocabulary gap and prepare childrento enter kindergarten with the skillsthey need to succeed. Most importantly,sharing books with children promotes alifelong love of books and reading.The 1,000 Books Before Kindergartenprogram is free and available to allfamilies with children up to the ageof five. Be on the lookout for this newreading program in Spring 2017!

Library Card Design Winners SelectedThis summer the Palos Verdes Library District held its first everLibrary Card Design Contest. Artists and patrons of all ageswere invited to submit designs during July and August. Theentries went on display at the Peninsula Center Library duringthe month of September, and the community voted for theirfavorites. September is National Library Card Month, so all theinspiring designs got library patrons in the mood to celebrateand vote.Winners were chosen from three categories: Youth, Teens, andAdults. The winners, by community popular vote, are.YouthTeen Tech 4 SeniorsIn partnership with PVE Cares, Peninsula Seniors, and the PVPVillage, the Palos Verdes Library District hosted the first in aseries of technology events geared toward seniors on Saturday,October 29. These events pair teen volunteers with participantsfrom our older communities to offer one-on-one technologyassistance and guidance. At our first event we were able to assistat least 50 adults, and there were 16 teen volunteers on handwho answered a variety of iPad, iPhone, tablet, camera, andcomputer questions. Our teen volunteers attended technologytraining in order to prepare them for their roles as tech helpers.The next Teen Tech 4 Seniors events will be offered on Saturday,January 28th, and Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 12 the Peninsula Center Library Community Room.Catherine X Cummings, Rolling Hills EstatesTeenChelsea Liu, Rancho Palos VerdesFriends Name Directors for 2017AdultAt the Friends of the Library annual meeting onDecember 1, the board finalized its slate of directorsfor 2017. Three members of the 2016 board resigned—Kaaren Lee, James Lin, and Bill Roberts—and four newmembers joined: Kim Edwards, Sharron Parke, BobParke, and Ray Randall. Here is the list of directors for2017:Mark Boujikian, Tom Chan, Ron DeFrees, Kim Edwards,Jane Jones, Alan Kennan, Dottie Keye, Dick Lohrer,Nancy Mahr, David Milam, Lloyd Mistele, Bob Parke,Sharron Parke, Ray Randall, Mary Tavetian, and RyanToma. Officers will be elected in January.Learn more about the new members on page 5.Peggy Cheng, Palos Verdes EstatesThe new library cards should be available soon. Check with thecirculation desk staff at any of the branches the next time youdrop by!January 2017 3

Moving Things Around at the PeninsulaCenter BranchIf you’ve visited the Peninsula Center library recently, you’veprobably noticed some changes . . .Young AdultsThe Peninsula Center Library has been undergoing an extensiveprocess of functional improvements to its collections, resultingin more space for young adults. Having a dedicated study areafor older teens and young adults inside the library is a longsought goal. This area is full of students every afternoon afterschool.The MezzanineA long-desired change to the library collections was to bring thefiction collection downstairs from the Mezzanine Level to the3rd floor. The library received a timely donation from the LoyolaLaw School of some study tables designed by Frank Gehry.These tables along with study carrels and large project tableshave replaced the old fiction stacks and transformed theMezzanine into a spacious, quiet study area.Meeting RoomOver the summer the Teen Annex movedfrom the Village Shopping Center across thestreet to 655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 175.Teens and staff celebrated with a re-opening house warmingparty in the new space on September 22nd. The new location isa big hit and has been full every afternoon since opening.4 Bookmarks and FriendsWith the Mezzanine now dedicated to quiet study, a roomdownstairs on the 3rd floor was freed up. With the assistance ofa generous donation by Pat Foltz to remember a dear friend, theIn Memory of Elinor Purcell Meeting Room came into being.This Meeting Room accommodates up to 40 people and isavailable for reservations during library hours.

Meet the New FriendsDirectorsFour new members joined the Friends ofthe Library Board as Directors.The Parkes have three children and twograndchildren and have lived in PalosVerdes Estates for 19 years.Kim EdwardsSharron and Bob ParkeSharron Parke was raised in Torranceand attended South High. She graduatedfrom UCLA with a degree in Economicsand a teaching credential. She taught1st and 2nd grade in Los Angeles andRineyville, Kentucky, and ran computerlabs in two private schools in Fullerton.Sharron has volunteered at TorranceMemorial for the last 17 years, whereshe has served on the Auxiliary Boardand was President of Luminaries. She hasalso served on the PTA Board at severalschools, delivered Meals on Wheelsfor six years and served as President ofthe Junior Women’s Club of Fullerton.Sharron was in National Charity Leaguewith her daughter and Assembly atPeninsula High with her son. She looksforward to being an active member ofthe Friends of the Library Board.Bob Parke spent 28 years at HughesElectronics, primarily in HumanResources, and retired as a Hughes VicePresident. After retiring, he cofoundedand is the current Senior Vice Presidentof an employee benefits administrationcompany. Bob says he enjoyed beingon the Board of Junior Achievement ofSouthern California and the Children’sDental Center of Los Angeles. He is theincoming President and CEO of the PalosVerdes Golf Scholarship Foundation.Kim is the Assistant Vice President andRetail Banking Manager at the RollingHills Estates branch of Malaga Bank.She has worked in banking for 27 years,serving the Peninsula communities forthe past eight. She also serves as CoChair for the PV Young Professionals andas an Ambassador with the PV PeninsulaChamber of Commerce. Kim is currentlyon the Board for LA Challenge and theCommunity Advisory Board for PediatricTherapy Network. She is also a memberof PV Kiwanis.Ray RandallTreasure Island (continuedfrom page 1)Many individuals worked hard to makethis event possible. Thank you to KaarenLee, Jennifer Addington, Ron DeFrees,Pat Foltz, Kathy Gould, Jane Jones,Nancy Mahr, Diana Morgan, LorettaPatterson, and Charlie Trujillo. And thankyou also to the generous sponsors ofTreasure Island: Pat Foltz, Jimi Anderson,Dick & Ruth Lohrer, Nancy Mahr, Ray& Diana Martin, Lloyd & Elaine Mistele,Jim & Lois Moore, Tim and TwannaRogers, Cc and Tim Yu, ContinentalDevelopment Corporation, and MalagaBank. Thanks also to Anna Chang forhelping us take photos of the event.The Friends are very grateful to JackieGlass, who so graciously opened herhome to us—a special venue that will beremembered by all who weathered theelements to show how much they valueour library district.We’ve selected a few pictures fromthe evening for the following pages,but you can browse through lots moreon the Friends website, in the flickralbum: elibrary/albums/72157672106134123Ray and his wife, Anna, moved to PalosVerdes in 1983 from the Bay Area. Heworked for Philips Lighting from 1969until he retired in 2010. Ray is currentlyon the Board of CASA, a non-profitorganization committed to improvingthe lives of children in the Foster Caresystem. He is also an active member ofSt. Peter’s by the Sea.January 2017 5

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PFL Book Sales BenefitToberman Academyby Ron DeFreesPeninsula Friends of the Library arefamiliar with the hard work and greatresults from our Book Sales volunteersin raising over 3.3 million to supportour funding of PVLD since 1979, and inselecting and shipping Books for Troopsfor our military.Now Book Sales has added another starto their good works banner. Respondingto a request from the TobermanNeighborhood Center, Children, Youth& Family Services Organization in SanPedro, Pat Foltz and Gene Roederselected and donated four boxes ofchildren’s books from the Book Salesinventory for the Kindergarten and Firstgrades at the Toberman Academy on-sitelibrary.The Toberman Academy after-schoolprogram is for students in grades K-5 andprovides a positive, safe environment tolearn and grow. With an emphasis onsupport with homework, developingthe building blocks for success, andstudent-selected enrichment activitiesand recreation, children learn and playtogether. Children have access to thecomputer lab and an on-site library tosupport their learning. A free, warmevening meal is also provided.First grade teacher Maria ChristinaGuerrero met with Pat and Gene at theMalaga Cove Library to present a ThankYou card that the first grade class hadcreated and signed. The back of thecard was especially memorable with thephrase, “Today a Reader, Tomorrow aLeader”.Teacher Maria Christina Guerrero, Pat Foltz, and Gene RoederThe first grade class at Toberman Academy8 Bookmarks and FriendsNaming OpportunitiesThanks to very special donors, foursmall four small study rooms inthe Peninsula Center Library havebeen named for the following:Christine Chui, Vincent Jue,Drs. Steve and Millie Lui, and Bettyand Sam Wallace. The small studyrooms are going fast; only 6 arestill available to name. Naming astudy room or other areas in thelibrary is an opportunity to makean investment in the library and atthe same time recognize a familymember or friend’s dedicationto the services and programs thelibrary provides to the community.For information on how to namea study room or to discuss othernaming opportunities throughoutthe library system, contact LorettaPatterson, Friends ExecutiveDirector, at 310-921-7505

Reception Celebrates Community ArtistsOn the evening of November 12, PVLD hosted anopening reception at the Peninsula Center branchfor the 13th Annual Community Art Show. Thisyearly exhibition showcases the local talent andgives artists a chance to share their work withthe community. The artists’ work was displayedin the library for the months of November andDecember.About 200 people attended the reception,including most of the award winners. Everyoneenjoyed the art, refreshments, and wonderfulmusic by John Torres.Upcoming Art in OurLibrary Events“Colorful Mind” by Sophie Walter (1st place)Above right: “Color Play” by Laurie BucherMark your calendars for these Art in OurLibrary events:Palos Verdes PaintersJanuary 9 to February 4, 2017Reception: Friday, January 13, 4-6 pmPeninsula Center Library Foyer“Downtown LA” by Karen Wickham (2nd Place)Palos Verdes Painters began as a groupof painters and has grown to includea diverse group of local visual artistswith the mission to support, promoteand develop the creative potentialof artists in the group. Membersinclude a talented group of painters,photographers, print makers, sculptors,assemblage, collage, and textile artists.Ellen Cantor: Prior PleasuresFebruary 6 to March 12, 2017Reception: Friday, February 10, 4-6 pmPeninsula Center Library Foyer“Still Life With Chinese Porcelain” by Fred FreedmanArtists Domenico Ottolia and Lloyd KaoEllen Cantor’s images are about time,loss, and memory. By photographing andre-contextualizing precious mementosshe has sought to understand howlife proceeds and then, ultimately,disappears. She documents the artifactsof the past in order to enrich her present.This exploration of objects from thepast led her to explore the books of herchildhood. Ellen’s photographs hopeto offer answers to a basic question:“What does our past mean to us—as individuals, as families, and as acommunity?”Check the website for upcomingexhibitions and Our newonline form to apply to show your ownartwork will be coming soon. For moreinformation, contact Ketzie Diaz or 310-377-9584 ext. 230.January 2017 9

PVLD Gets Grant for Pitch-An-IdeaPatron Profile: ClarkSteinmanThe California State Library’s Pitch-An-Idea competition has awarded the PalosVerdes Library District 27,000 in grant funds to help boost the research skills ofPV’s public high school students and faculty.Dubbed “Information Power! Core Skills for College Success,” the PVLD projectcalls for a series of separate workshops for high school students and theirinstructors to promote effective research methods that further students’academic success, career building, and personal knowledge.“Our library has a long history of collaboration on such topics with the localschool district and its teacher-librarians,” said Laura Henry, manager of PVLD’sYoung Readers department. “In this era of information overload, our youngpeople too often trust whatever they see on the Internet. For college and careersuccess, it’s crucial they learn to distinguish between popular resources andinformation that’s scholarly and research-based.”The “Information Power!” project was one of 30 successful grants chosen by theState Library out of what it calls a “highly competitive pool of 65 proposals.”The Pitch-An-Idea program is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum andLibrary Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act,administered in California by the State Librarian.Living History Museum to Return in FebruaryIn celebration of African American History month, the library will be hosting the8th annual Living History Museum in February. If you’re in K-8th grade, come be apart of history by portraying an African American hero who made life better for allAmericans. This event is co-sponsored by the Palos Verdes Chapter of The Links, Inc.,the Black Heritage Association, and the Rolling Hills/Palos Verdes Alumnae Chapter ofDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.The museum will be open to all on Wednesday, February 22, from 6 to 7:30 pm, andSaturday, Febrary 25, from 3 to 4:30 pm. For more information, contact Laura Henry Francois as astronaut Guion Bluford and Lia Jingas Harriet Tubman in the 2016 Living History Museum10 Bookmarks and FriendsLas Vegas may be his favorite place tovisit for a long weekend, but his regularhaunt on a typical day is the MalagaCove library. There, Clark Steinmansettles into one of his favorite chairs andreads the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,and Barrons Magazine. Steinman hasbeen visiting the library four days a weekfor years. He says he likes the people he isfriends with there: like librarians ChristianGehrke and Jennifer Chaffey, and booksale volunteers Gene Roeder and PatFoltz.Clark was born in Toledo, Ohio. Hemoved to Pittsburg in 1952 and receivedhis BA in Business Administration fromLehigh University in 1959. He then servedthree years in the Navy and lived inNorfolk, Virginia. Clark enjoyed financialsuccess early in his career and worked forUnion Bank in money management for30 years.Except for a couple brief periods in NewJersey and Del Mar, Clark and his wife,Alice, have lived in Palos Verdes since1974. They have been married for 45years and raised two daughters here:Meghan, who now lives in Glendale,and Alison, residing in San Diego. TheSteinmans have four grandchildren. Thewhole family, and extensions, love goingto Las Vegas and they make frequenttrips there together, organized “likeAmtrak,” says Clark.In Palos Verdes, the couple stays busywith family, friends, and golf. Alicebelongs to book clubs, and Clark enjoys a3 mile walk in the afternoon. And on thedays he’s not golfing, he’s at the library toread the news. He loves printed media; “Idon’t do the internet.” He refuses to get

a smart phone too; instead, he carries a“flipper” phone for which only Alice hasthe number. The only calls he receives arethe ones she makes to tell him he’s latefor dinner.Alice was a stewardess, so the coupletravelled widely while she was working—more than 50 trips to places all over theworld, including Europe, China, Japan,and South America. Clark loves to driveand has visited 49 of the 50 states. Onetime he and Alice spent three weeksdriving around the country, visiting 7casinos in 21 days.Clark frequently checks out the monthlybook sales at Malaga Cove, looking forbooks on history—especially Navalhistory—and about golfing. He saysit’s wonderful that he can pick up abeautiful hardcover book for just 3.Clark has a photographic memory andcan remember the exact dates of notableevents and facts about baseball gamesfrom the past. He likes betting on sports,like Monday night football. But when itcomes to the library and its inventory, hedoesn’t take any chances. To make sureMalaga Cove always carries the latestedition of Barron’s Magazine, he pays forthe library’s subscription himself.May Will Celebrate AsianPacific Heritage MonthDuring the monthof May, 2017, thePalos Verdes LibraryDistrict will behosting a series ofevents to honor and celebrate AsianPacific Heritage Month. The Palos VerdesPeninsula has a rich Japanese Americanhistory and the programs scheduledfor the 2017 celebration month willcenter around honoring the Peninsula’sJapanese American past, as well aswelcoming the Peninsula’s growing andchanging Asian Pacific demographics.Dr. Mason Swings Back Around With More JazzAnyone who’s had the pleasure of attending one of Dr. Mason’s popular classes on thehistory of jazz music can attest to his delightful ability to bring musical history alive.And the good news is, he’ll soon be offering another course at the Peninsula Centerlibrary. “Jazz and Swing from A to Z: Yet another encore!” will be held on six Tuesdaysat 1:00 pm: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, and 11.Here are the topics he’ll becovering: The Benny Goodman Story Big Band Stars Charlie Barnetand Les Brown Piano Stars of Jazz and Swing The African Roots of Jazz andSwing Harlem Stars of Jazz and Swing British Stars of Jazz and SwingDr. Thom Mason is the founder of the Jazz Studies program at USC. He retired this pastMay after 39 years of teaching. In addition to his work at USC, he is an artist/clinicianand an educational and instrument design consultant for Jupiter Band Instrumentof Austin, Texas. As a soloist and performer, he has appeared throughout the UnitedStates, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia. He hasrecorded five jazz albums under his own name and appeared on several other jazzalbums as a performer. He has worked with a number of commercial artists, includingFrank Sinatra.The USC Emeriti Center serves the university’s retirees and pre-retirees in living healthyand purposeful lives by providing essential information, resources, services, advocacy,privileges, and support. The center contacted PVLD several years ago to set up variousprograms at the library and that is how the relationship with them began. Dr. Masonhas presented three times now with the District.Learn About Advance Care PlanningThe library is offering a 3-part seriesof workshops to learn about AdvanceCare Planning. These sessions will helpyou gain a better understanding ofthe purpose, process, and paperworknecessary for advanced care.The workshops will be presented byEdward Long, JD, founder of H.E.L.P.,President of Caring House, and advisorto PVP Village. They will be held in thePeninsula Center Library Community Room from 1 to 3 pm on these days:Part 1: Who Ya Gonna Name? Tuesday, January 10Part 2: How to Avoid AD Failure Tuesday, January 17Part 3: What Ya Gonna Tell ‘Em? Tuesday, January 24For more information, call 310-377-9584 x601.January 2017 11

NON-PROFITU.S. POSTAGEPAIDSANTA ANA, CAPERMIT NO. 949Peninsula Center Library 701 Silver Spur RoadRolling Hills Estates 310-377-9584 x601Malaga Cove Library 2400 Via CampesinaPalos Verdes Estates 310-377-9584 x551DATED MATERIALMiraleste Library 29089 Palos Verdes Drive EastRancho Palos Verdes 310-377-9584 x452Annex 655 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 175Rolling Hills Estates 310-377-9584 x301To Addressee or Current ResidentBOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEESKingston Wong, PresidentKay Cooperman Jue, Vice PresidentJames D. Moore, SecretaryDebby SteguraSanford Davidson, MDThe Palos Verdes Library District is a nationally recognized, awardwinning library system serving all four cities on the beautiful PalosVerdes Peninsula. We collaborate with our community to createenvironments for learning and inspiration, and to share the uniquehistory of the Peninsula. PVLD is an independent special districtgoverned by a publicly elected Board of Trustees.P.O. Box 2361 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274BOARD OF DIRECTORSOfficersNancy Mahr, PresidentMark Boujikian, Vice PresidentAlan S. Kennan, TreasurerRon DeFrees, SecretaryDirectorsTom ChanJane JonesDick LohrerLloyd MisteleSharron ParkeMary TavetianKim EdwardsDottie KeyeDavid MilamBob ParkeRay RandallRyan TomaStaffLoretta Patterson, Executive DirectorCharlie Trujillo, Development AssociateDiana Morgan, Data Specialist“Victor Vasquez” by Ross Bucher (left) and “A Good Story” by Philip Brunner (right)The mission of the PeninsulaFriends of the Library is to raisefunds to support the Palos VerdesLibrary District and to buildcommunity awareness of andenthusiasm for Library services,programs, and needs.Bookmarks and Friends isthe newsletter of PVLD andthe Peninsula Friends of theLibrary. Please send commentsto Mary Tavetian, Editor, Library Book SalesPeninsula CenterMalaga CoveJanuary 5 - 8January 20 - 21February 2 - 5February 17 - 18March 2 - 5March 17 - 18April 6 - 9April 21 - 22May 4 - 7May 19 - 20June 1 - 4June 16 - 17July 6 - 9July 21 - 22

Peninsula Friends of the Library, Marymount California University, Mysterious Galaxy, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Palos Verdes Art Center, Sustainable Palos Verdes Schools, Palos Verdes High School, and Palos Verdes Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.