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Friends of the Library

Basically BOOKS

A non-profit used bookstore
Proceeds benefitting the
Diamond Bar Library

23447 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar
(909) 396-9954
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar

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21800 Copley Drive
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CA 91765

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The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer community service group dedicated to supporting the Diamond Bar Library, improving literacy and encouraging the love of reading. The Friends are a California registered non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

To support the Library, the Friends operate BasicallyBOOKS, a most unique bookstore at two locations: 23447 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, and at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar. This store is staffed exclusively by volunteers and all of our gently used books are donated by generous individuals in our community. Please stop by BasicallyBOOKS, you will be surprised by what you will find, and you will be supporting your local library.

Each year in April, the Friends produce the popular Annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auction, Diamond Bar's premier social event, to raise money for the library. From these proceeds, the Friends purchase books, periodicals, videos, and audio resources for the library, underwrite all children's summer reading programs, sponsor special programs for children, teens and adults, sponsor special programs that encourage literacy, and host Read Together Diamond Bar. Be sure to join us at this fun event!

We are a dynamic group of volunteers. We have projects and activities all year long and we welcome new members and volunteers. Please contact us to participate!

Friends News and Events

The United States Law Librarian of Congress Comes To Diamond Bar on October 18!

What's a "Digital Native"? Are you a Digital Native or a Digital Immigrant?

David S. Mao, the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, will be answering that question when he speaks about "Serving Digital Natives in Libraries Today." This fun and lively talk will be held at the AQMD Government Building on October 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Did you know that our students today are all "native speakers" of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet? How about the rest of us who were not born in the digital age? What if we are fascinated by and have adopted the digital lifestyle? Are we digital immigrants? What language do you speak?

Mr. Mao manages the operation and policy administration of the Law Library of Congress in Washington D.C. This library contains the world's largest collection of legal materials and serves as the leading research center for foreign, comparative, and international law. Please plan to join us for this informative and fun afternoon!

Cookbook Sale at BasicallyBOOKS on October 25th, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Hundreds of beautiful cookbooks will be available and ON SALE on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at 10 a.m. on October 25th at BasciallyBOOKS - Golden Springs location. Choose from Celebrity Chefs, Quick & Easy, Home Cooking, Appetizers, Soups & Stews, Regional cookbooks, Holiday Cooking, and many more. With the holiday season just around the corner, these books make the perfect gift for the cook or the foodie on your gift list.

These high-quality gently used books are available to the community of Diamond Bar from a generous gift by the Hart family in memory of Wanda Hart. Please come by for a book or two, and always, your purchase goes to support our library.

October 15th is MOVIE NIGHT at the Library

Bring the whole family out this coming Wednesday, October 15th and enjoy the Oscar nominated movie "STAND AND DELIVER" at the Windmill Room at 6:30 p.m.

Starring Edward James Olmos, Andy Garcia, and Lou Diamond Phillips, this is a true story of a math teacher and his class in East Los Angeles. Exploring the themes of youth, culture, and obstacles to achievement, this film promises to inspire!

This entertaining and thought-provoking film is part of our exciting Read Together Diamond Bar program 2014. Admission is free.

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