Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables

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Friends’ member Helen Redmond, a master gardener and local resident, will teach how to grow your own organic vegetables. Classes will be held April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. The class fee is $15 per class or $50 for the whole series.

The classes are held at Longden Elementary in Temple City from 9am to Noon on the above dates. Please email Helen Redmond  for more information or to sign up.

Students will become a Certified UC Victory Gardener through the Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative. The program is part of the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program.

New Ongoing Snack Sale

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The new Ongoing Snack Sale starts today. Oat & Honey Granola Bars are $1 each and Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars are $1.50 each. Our first customer was a hungry Library Page, who purchased a bar in the first 10 seconds!

New Ongoing Book Sale

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Thanks to the generosity of the LA County Library System, we have a new and enlarged Ongoing Book Sale at the Temple City Library. This shelving offers quality volumes at discounted prices to library patrons. Come browse the selections today!

Book Sale and Hospitality Committees

The Friends of the Temple City Library is looking to form two new committees consisting of members who’d like to help. The first is the Book Sale Committee. The Friends currently has over 20 boxes of books in storage. We need help organizing several book sales in order to sell these books.

The second committee we’re forming is the Hospitality Committee. This group will focus on getting in touch with members, planning events for members, and generally cooking up fun activities for members that also engage the community.

Let a librarian of board member know that you’re interested. Thanks!

Semi-Annual Book Sale

The Semi-Annual Book Sale is today at the Temple City Library. Here are some details:

Date: Oct. 20, 2012
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: In Front of the Temple City Library (5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City, CA)

We’ll have 6 boxes of books donated by the County as well as a similar amount from our branch, so we anticipate 12 boxes in all or roughly 600 titles. Pricing is as follows:

Hardcovers $2 each or $5 for three
Large format soft covers $1.00
Videos $1.00
Paperbacks 50 cents

Please note that these prices are guidelines only. The book sale manager has final say on all pricing during the sale. In particular, some high quality or collectible books may sell at higher prices.

Today is also the Harvest Festival of Temple City. There will be games, food booths, crafts, and live entertainment.

Pricing Update

For greater clarity, we’ve updated the pricing list for the book sale. These changes don’t alter the pricing so much as make it clearer by listing prices for items shoppers would normally ask about:

Hardcovers     $2 each or $5 for three

Large format soft covers     $1.00

Videos     $1.00

Paperbacks     50 cents

Please note that these prices are guidelines only. The book sale manager has final say on all pricing during the sale.

Members enjoy a 10% discount at the time of the sale. If you’re not already a member, you can join on the day. Hope to see you there!

Semi-Annual Book Sale

Our Semi-Annual Book Sale is coming up on Saturday, February 25th. Some details:

Time: 11am to 3pm
Date: Feb. 25, 2012
Location: Meeting Room, Temple City Library, 5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City, CA

The sale will contain over 22 boxes of books donated by the community and the library may contribute books for the sale too. Hardcovers sell for $2 each or 3 for $5. Paperbacks are 50 cents each.

Members of the Friends of the Temple City Library receive a 10% discount and people are welcome to join at the time of the sale. Current member rates are $2 for junior, $10 for individual, $15 for patron, and $100 for a lifetime membership.

Festival & Parking: Please note that the Camellia Festival of Temple City–a large affair with rides, game booths, food, etc.–will be taking place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Street parking should be available but watch for posted signs as some normal parking will be closed off. The book sale is only Saturday from 11am to 3pm, but we encourage you to visit the Festival too. There is the Camellia Festival Parade, starting at 10am Saturday, if you’d like to see that also.

The Friends of the Temple City Library is a 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from the sale are used to benefit the Temple City Library in the form of programs, events, books, library materials, and other improvements. Support your local library and attend the sale!

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The Friends of the Temple City Library has a new site at librarytc.wordpress.com, and you found it! This site delivers semi-regular updates about the Friends and the Library.