The next free Sunday Cinema
Series movie will be the Japanese animated film "Spirted Way" Sept.
21, 1 p.m. at the library. Watch for more information soon!
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.
Next book sale Sept. 12-14
The Friends' next blowout book sale is Sept. 12-14. As always, the best choices are Friday night, $5 entry, free to Friends members. Saturday/Sunday admission is free. Sunday is our famous $5/bag day -- seriously, fill a grocery bag with whatever you can cram inside and it's all yours for $5. Take home as many bags as you can carry! We have a beautiful selection, everything nearly new in every genre. Stop by!
Volunteer to hold a Friends office or join the board
The Friends of the Folsom Library nominating committee will be meeting soon to select a slate of officers to be elected at the December board meeting. The new officers will serve from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016 (wow time flies).
We will be electing a new president, secretary and parliamentarian plus several board members-at-large. We would welcome new faces and energy on our board!
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.
If you have any interest in helping us support our wonderful library, or any questions about our election, please contact our nominating committee chairman, Ron Byrd, at firstname.lastname@example.org Even if you’re not a board member, you’re always welcome at our meetings and events.
If you're a Lego fan – who isn't? – the Folsom Library's August exhibit is a must-see. Intel Corporation, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a Folsom campus, is bringing an amazing Lego replica of its 1.5 million-square-foot Folsom facility to the library. The 8-foot by 14-foot structure, identical to the campus down to the smallest detail – including the workers inside – was built of 100,000 Lego pieces.
The display opens with a reception Friday, Aug. 1, 4 to 6 p.m. Intel employees will be on hand to talk about the project and answer questions. Saturday will feature special Lego activities: Intel's Online Safety Program for Kids & Parents at 10 a.m.; a robotics demonstration 11 a.m. to noon; building with Legos from noon to 4 p.m.; and a showing of "The LEGO Movie" at 1 p.m. The exhibit continues through Aug. 29.
Intel has been a generous donor to the Folsom Library, at one time providing the funds that enabled the library to open on Sundays.
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