USED BOOK SALES
9 am - 2 pm
Bargain Book Sale
Not everyone knows yet about our bargain book sale in room
E5 at Cubberley, which is quite near our main booksale room. The
room literally overflows with bargain books, spilling out onto many tables
in the covered walkways nearby. See the map
for the exact location of the room.
All children's books are just 25 cents each, paperbacks are 50 cents, and hardcovers are
2 pm - 4 pm
Bargain Room $5 a Bag Sale
After 2 pm, all bargain book books
are sold by the bag at room E5. You can fill as many grocery bags as you want
at $5 each. We supply the
11 am - 4 pm
You'll find about 40,000 books in our regular book
room, with prices way below what used book stores charge.
Paperbacks are 50 cents and up, and hardcovers are $1.00 and up.
Featured sales books for November include:
* A beautiful collection of books on rugs, carpets,
tapestries, and textiles
* California History Magazine, 1982-2000
* Chess magazines
* Games and puzzles
* Gourmet, Martha Stewart, and many other cooking
* Holiday books
* Stuffed Animals
* And much, much more!
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Near the northwest end of the Cubberley Community Center
information on the sales
your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
There will be no further sales at Terman.
|Booksale Aims to Expand Again|
We're excited to report that our booksale will likely be
growing again at Cubberley. Early in 2004, we're hoping to move out of
the E5 bargain room and into two new rooms and an enclosed patio area in
the K wing just
nearby. The new rooms, in addition to our main booksale
room, will bring our total square footage at Cubberley
to about 5,300 square feet, although that's still not quite as much as we had last year at the Terman
keep you informed about all the plans for the new space in upcoming issues.
Annual Meeting Big Success
A near-capacity crowd of about 180 people attended
our annual meeting on October 30 for a delightful mini-booksale and talk
on Leonardo da Vinci. At the meeting, our members ratified new bylaws
and thanked retiring directors Shelby Valentine and John Burt for their
many years of service. Martha Schmidt, Joe Shakes, and Patricia Sohl
were elected as new directors to two-year terms beginning in 2004.
Our officers in 2004 will be Jeff Levinsky (President), Wendy Akers-Ghose
(Vice President), Martha Schmidt (Secretary), Joe Shakes (Treasurer), and
Bob Otnes (Assistant Treasurer). We thank all who attended and the many volunteers who planned and set up the meeting.
Volunteers Help Sales Sizzle
Last month's sale was the fifth in a row which brought
in over $10,000! Many Friends of the Library groups in cities of
comparable size manage to only earn that much once a year. We'd like to thank all of our
customers, donors, and volunteers for making these spectacularly large
sales possible. This month, we'd also like to thank the young men and women from the
Gunn High School Key Club who are assisting us with heavy lifting,
pricing, sorting, box cutting, and more. They've been a tremendous
help and lots of fun to work with.
Children's Library Fund Closes in on
With many donations from the community, the Children's Library Repair and Expansion project
has been getting closer and closer to reaching its 2003 target of a little
over $2 million. We need to raise just another $175,000 by the end of
this year to qualify for all the matching funds. Please help the
project by making your donation now as
well. Donations of all sizes are very welcome. For $250, you can
honor or memorialize someone with an inscribed brick in the wall in the Secret Garden behind
the library. More
about this and other donation and naming opportunities.
Bring Your Old Books to the Sale
Our book donation sorting area is on your right just
as you enter the main booksale room at Cubberley. We welcome you
dropping donated books off as you enter and we have volunteers stationed
there to assist you and provide you with tax receipts. If you have more
books to donate than you can carry, please ask our volunteers for
assistance. Or, bring your donations to the sale room throughout the
month on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm, at other times by
appointment via (650) 213-8755, or by dropping off one bag or box a day at
any Palo Alto library. Your donation to us is tax-deductible up to
the full extent permitted by law.
Group Discusses Poet Laureate on November 13
our book group's discussion of 2001-2003 Poet Laureate
Billy Collins's Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and
Selected Poems. "What Collins does best is
turn an apparently simple phrase into a numinous moment,"
says The New Yorker. A poem of his begins:
"It is possible to be struck by a meteor/ or a
single-engine plane/ while reading in a chair at home."
Our book group, which so far has avoided both disasters, meets on
November 13 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
at the Lucie Stern Community Center Fireside Room at 1305 Middlefield Road.
See the other
books we'll be discussing in future months.
Libraries Closed for Veteran's and
|Palo Alto libraries will be closed on Tuesday,
November 11 for Veteran's Day and on Thursday, November 27 and Friday,
November 28 for
Thanksgiving Day. All libraries will also close at 6 pm on
Wednesday, November 26.