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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
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21800 Copley Drive
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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

Read Together Diamond Bar Returns - Reading and Fun for all Ages

Read Together Diamond Bar is an innovative program to unite people of all ages and backgrounds and encourage reading at the same time. From October 1 to November 5, the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library is inviting everyone to join together to read China Dolls by best-selling author Lisa See. This annual program brings everyone in our community together to discuss the themes and ideas of a book with many exciting activities throughout the month.

Some of the events are:

Sat. Oct 3rd: screening of "Civil Right and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story"

Wed. Oct 7th: screening of "An American Tales"

Sat. Oct 10th: Victoria Moy shares highlights from "Fighting for the Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan"

Wed. Oct 14th: panel discussion on "Becoming American: Our Stories" featuring local prominent Americans

Sat. Oct 17th: Live swing music - come, listen, dance, enjoy

Sat. Oct 24th: Afternoon with best-selling author Lisa See.

This year's events are all very interesting, stimulating and fun. Please plan to join us at the Windmill Room. See our detailed page for additional information.

Best-Selling Author Lisa See Comes to Diamond Bar

Lisa See, author of numerous books about families and life in America from an Asian American perspective will be discussing her most recent book, China Dolls,on Saturday, October 24th at 2 p.m. in the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room.

China Dolls is a bold and bittersweet story of secrets and sacrifice, love and betrayal, prejudice and passion. China Dolls reveals a rich portrait of female friendship, as three young women navigate the "Chop Suey Circuit" - America's extravagant, all-Asian Revues of the 1930's and '40's - and endure the attack on Pearl Harbor and the shadow of World War II.

Please mark your calendar for this special presentation. Admission is free.

Copies of this moving tale can be reserved from our Diamond Bar Library.

Student Essay Contest

The Second Annual Student Essay contest will also return! Students between the ages of 13-18 are eligible to submit their personal essays on "How a Book Changed My Life." Information entry forms are available at the Diamond Bar Library. Winners will be announced on October 24th.

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