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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Roundup of Library Events

There are so many great events going on at your local libraries! We hope to keep you informed by highlighting some of the events that are coming up this week and beyond. Link to Upcoming Events | Link to Ongoing Events Star Wars Trivia Night May 3 Woodward Park Library Star Wars Movie Marathon May 4 Betty Rodriguez Library Tactile Open Play May 4, 14 Kingsburg, Gillis Branches Antique Appraisal Clinic May 5 Gillis Branch…

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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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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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FOL Members are eligible to join Noble Credit Union (formerly Fresno County Federal CU)

Did you know? FOL members can join the Fresno County Federal Credit Union!

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Friends is that you are automatically eligible to join the credit union. And being a FCFCU member comes with its own great benefits!

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You can now buy e-books and audio-books from the Friends!

Looking for a new e-book to download? Well, now you can get your favorite books and support the Fresno Friends of the Library all at the same time!

Click here to go to the new store. Browse around and find something you like. We will have different curated collections for you to check out. And there is even a collection of FREE e-books. You can’t beat free!

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