The next free cinema: "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," a documentary about Julian Assange's security breach.
Next Friends board meeting,
Book sale March 13-15!
Our next semi-annual book sale is March 13-15 in the Folsom Library. Our popular sales offer 1000s of gently used books at rock-bottom prices.
The weekend begins with earlybird night Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for the opportunity to choose from the best selection (Friends members get in free).
Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, are free admission; hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Sunday is the Friends’ popular "bag day" – fill a grocery-size sack with as many books as you can squeeze in for only $5. No limit on the number of bags you can buy. We often run even better specials as the final day draws to a close.
All books are in excellent condition, and you can't beat the prices: One dollar for hardback and trade (soft cover) fiction; $2 for hardback nonfiction; $1.50 for nonfiction trades; 50 cents for pocket books, a new lower price this year. All children's books are just 50 cents. A few specialty items may be marked slightly higher.
The book sales and our BOOKtique bookstore inside the library are the Friends' primary fundraisers. Every penny earned benefits the Folsom Library.
Friends elects new officers
The Friends of the Folsom Library elected new officers at its December meeting: president Maggie Roehm, vice president Mary Cobb, secretary Michael Troyon, treasurer Ron Byrd. We've also established a new position, after a bylaws change last year, of parliamentarian, which will be held by Mary Sessarego.
The Friends of the Folsom Library’s sole mission is to raise money to support the Folsom Library. Our funds pay for nearly all the free programming that so greatly benefits our community – from toddler story times to teen and adult programs to senior activities and materials. It’s a long list, and for many people these programs are vital. Last year, we bought 28 new public computers, which are free for patrons to use and nearly always occupied.
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 Aug. 17
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. Showings begin at 1 p.m. in the meeting room.
August's offering will be "Bombay Beach." Watch for more information soon.
The Friends of the Folsom Library