Big Book Sale Volunteer Information

Volunteers are needed and appreciated! As in the past, volunteer hours primarily determine the amount of revenue each branch receives. Whatever time you can contribute will help your branch library or a different branch if you prefer. If you have books to donate, bring them to the Mall during the times we’re sorting. If it’s a large donation, please call us and we’ll get some help. There is no need to sign up for volunteering.…

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The Big Book Sale—August 15-19

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE BIG BOOK SALE! Collection day with KSEE 24 will be August 8th, from 7am to 7pm in the back lot of Sierra Vista Mall! Sale days are as follows inside the Sierra Vista Mall (near Kohl’s): Wednesday, August 15, 5-7pm for Friends of the Library members only (click here to join now!) Thursday, August 16, 10am – 9pm Friday, August 17, 10am – 9pm Saturday, August 18, 10am – 8pm…

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2018 Brews & Vines Event!

Brews & Vines at the Library IS BACK! Once again, the Friends of the Fresno County Public Library will be hosting a local beer, wine, and cuisine tasting event this May 10 at the Woodward Park Regional Library. The event is held inside the library from 5pm to 9pm and features local breweries, local wineries, and local restaurants serving you a taste of what they have to offer! By your request, DJs Green Giant and Conor…

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Gillis Library Art Wall

During one of our “Friends” meetings we saw a blank wall and wanted to fill it. We decided it would be great to give patrons of the Gillis Branch a chance to showcase their artistic talents. We purchased a vertical art display & set up a poster asking people to submit their names. The response has been overwhelming. For those that did respond, please be patient. We will get to all of you! We’ve met…

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Free Yoga Classes? Namaste, indeed!

Why try yoga? Yoga can be very beneficial, not just physically, but mentally. According to Dr. Natalie Nevins at the American Osteopathic Association, “The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.” Other physical benefits of yoga include: Increased flexibility Increased muscle strength and tone Improved respiration, energy and vitality Maintaining a balanced metabolism…

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The Big Book Sale!

Are you ready for the Big Book Sale? We always look forward to our biggest fund raiser of the year. We have a great time with the community and love to see all the smiling faces, happy to have more reading materials! When and where is the Book Sale? The sale opens to the public on Thursday, August 24 and runs through Sunday, August 27. For members, there is a special pre-sale on Wednesday, August…

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Ongoing Book Sales!

The following branches have ongoing book sales every day! Auberry Bear Mountain Betty Rodriguez Central Clovis Fig Garden Firebaugh Fowler Gillis Kerman Orange Cove Politi Reedley Riverdale Sanger Sunnyside Woodward Stop by any time the branches are open and find great books for great prices!

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2017 Annual Meeting of Friends of the Fresno County Library

You are invited to the Annual Meeting of Friends of the Fresno County Library! February 11, 2017 Betty Rodriguez Library Meeting Room (Cedar & Shields) Continental breakfast and business meeting will begin at 9:30 am. Mark Kalchik is up for re-election; Nick Andrade, Chris Estep, Laura Kalchik, Russell Noland, and Gabriela Noland Rodríguez, are up for election by the membership. ​​Our speaker will be Lee Herrick, Fresno Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and the author of Gardening Secrets…

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