Tag: Friends of the Library

Meet George Washington at the Local Library

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 20, 2014 – He was one of founding fathers of the United States, and later this month, he’ll be brought to life at the Big Bear Lake Library by George Washington expert Ted Alexander. Alexander’s career as a costumed presenter began in 1994, when the Pasadena Tournament of Roses invited the history buff to portray George Washington in the parade. That launched a long series of personal appearances and lectures in authentic uniform for libraries, schools, museums, fairs and festivals. He’s also racked up numerous television and video documentary credits as our country’s first president, bringing his knowledge of  the 18th century and the Revolutionary War to such History Channel specials as “Presidential Prophecies” and “An American Thanksgiving.” He’s even made his way onto the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The Military Officers Association of America bestowed their Meritorious Service Award on Alexander for promoting the legacy of such an important historical figure. Washington has proved to be a prescient figure too: Before retiring to his Virginia farm  in 1797, he delivered a farewell address warning citizens against partisanship, saying it “agitated the community.” The Friends of the Library presents “Meet George Washington” on Saturday, January 25 at 2pm at the Big Bear Lake Library. No reservations are required for this free program, but seating is limited....

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Bonanza for Book Collectors Set for November 16

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 11, 2013 – Book lovers will want to mark their calendars for November 16th. The Big Bear Lake Branch Library (41930 Garstin Drive) is holding their annual auction of rare and collectible books. Close to one hundred books will be auctioned off, including many collectors’ items and some first editions, art and history titles, classics, literature, and children’s books. The silent auction items will be on display starting at 6:00 p.m.  At 6:30, the live auction begins with returning auctioneer Dan Heiman, assisted by Friends board member Merle Bobzien. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. The Library Auction is one of the main fundraising events for the Friends of the Library, and profits help buy new books, audio books, videos and magazine subscriptions, as well as helping support children’s programs. The auction is open to the public and admission is free.  No reservations are required, but seating is limited.  For additional information, call the library at (909)...

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Friends Of The Library Week

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2012, 6am – This week is Friends of the Library Week. The Friends of the Big Bear Valley Library association supports and raises funds for programs and activities of the Big Bear Lake Branch of the San Bernardino County Library. Because of the budget constraints experienced by the County Library system, the Friends of the Library have made additional efforts to help. During the last fiscal year the total income was just over $22,000 and for the first quarter of the current year about $4,000. Total expenditures in the last fiscal year were about $13,000. There are currently 135 members. Information about membership, committee participation, grants and donations is available at the Library or by calling...

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