Next free movie at the library: multi-award-winning "Bitter Seeds" July 20 at 1 p.m. See information below right.
A perfect gift for your loved ones – a book spine in the library (now reduced to $99)
If you're looking for a great year-end gift idea for your kids' teachers or organization leaders, check out our "book spines." These beautiful mini-plaques, designed to look like spines of books, are engraved or hand-lettered with a name or message of your choice and mounted permanently on a library wall.
Best news: For our 20th anniversary, we have reduced the spine prices to $99.
Book spines come in two styles: wood and ceramic. You can see both in the adult and children's wings of the Folsom Library. For a pdf order form and more information, click here. Or go to our "Bookspines" page from the tabs above.
We have a new page! On our "GivingTree" web page, you can donate to buy a leaf on our new Giving Tree in the entryway to the library. These leaves are a permanent and prominent way to honor library supporters. Minimum purchase: $250. Visit the "GivingTree" page for more information.
Lynn Doiron's photos show the tree in progress, with board member Bill Cobb placing a leaf, center. We are engraving the leaves with the names of donors who contribute, or have contributed, at least $250 to the Friends. Higher levels of giving with be recognized.
The tree is made of wood and was beautifully sculpted and painted for us by Mike Jimena, co-owner with his wife, Connie Mockenhaupt, of Mikon Productions. You may recognize him as a director/producer and often actor at the Sutter Street Theater. Each leaf was hand cut so no two exactly match. Executive Engravers on Natoma Street is etching the names.
Sunday Cinema Series: Next free movie July 20
The Sunday Cinema Series has become one of the library's most popular offerings, thanks to a partnership between the library and the Folsom Film Society. On the third Sunday of every month, you can attend a classic popular movie at the library – for free.
July's offering is Micha Peled's "Bitter Seeds," a documentary expose on farming in India that reveals the true impact of genetically modified cotton on India's farmers. Because the small farmers can't afford the expensive genetically modified seed (and are prohibited from using their own seed), these destitute heads of families are committing suicide at the rate of one every half hour. So far, more than a quarter of a million farmers have taken their own lives. The film also refutes claims that the genetically modified cotton requires less pesticide and leads to greater yields.
All movies in this series are free. Showings begin at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room.
The Friends of the Folsom Library