Friends of the
Encino-Tarzana Library

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Los Angeles Public Library received the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service - the nation's highest honor given each year to five libraries and five museums for service to their communities. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to our City Librarian John F. Szabo during a White House ceremony on May 18, 2015.

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The Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (FOL) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the Library's resources and services since 1972. We invite you to participate. Join Us!

Our website is a comprehensive source of information - about our Friends and activities, our Branch Library and its resources, our Los Angeles Public Library's extensive resources, and links to our Encino-Tarzana community. CHECK THE MENUS AND ENJOY BROWSING!

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Our Mission:
The purposes of the Friends are to enhance community interest for the Library as a prime cultural and educational asset; to focus public attention on its resources and services; to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library; to raise funds in support of the Library's collection, services, operations, and facilities; and to support and cooperate with the Library in developing library services and programs for the community.

What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

Every day - Browse, buy, and enjoy! Volunteers staff the Used Bookstore.

8/28 - Volunteers staff the BIG Book Sale: So many personal libraries enriched today!

8/27 - Setup for BIG Book Sale complete, all the categories overflowing with bargains.

8/26 - Many volunteers unpack stored books, start setting up for the BIG Book Sale Friday and Saturday. All new Humor, Non-fiction, Hitory & Politics, and Biography in the Bookstore; other sections refreshed.

8/26 - Three new HOTP to enjoy, more coming soon.

8/21 - Volunteers sort donations: Refresh Bookstore, save most for next week's BIG Book Sale.

8/19 - Board members review organization activities and records, plan future events.

8/18 - Beautiful donations sorted. Bookstore resupplied with the large surplus saved for next week's BIG Booksale.

8/18 - Nine! new HOTP - so much to enjoy.

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Last Saturday of the Month Poetry
Storytime & crafts; Also Feel Good Yoga
FOL - Page Turners' Book Club - CANCELED
Teen Program
Feel Good Yoga; Also FOL - Open Board Meeting
Book Lover's book club.
Feel Good Yoga; Also Persian film screening
Feel Good Yoga
FOL - B-I-G Used Book Sale
FOL - B-I-G Used Book Sale