Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The sound of music...USO style

 Bugle Boy from Company B

at arms

Saturday's USO Show in Library Park was a grand treat. Nostalgic, sure. Rockin' out to Mustang Sally, who knew? A soulful rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, oh my. And for those veterans who actually served their country, there was a great military medley to cover all branches of the service. We lucked out on the weather too. Warm with a mild breeze like a gentle fan. To top it off, every generation attended, along with a few cute dogs too. Thanks so much to the Monrovia League for sponsoring this terrific salute to warriors past and present. It added to the general festivities of Monrovia Day in the Park.

Monday, May 14, 2012

An Old-Fashioned USO Show for Monrovia Day

This special treat is the Library's contribution to Monrovia Day. So don't forget to walk around the Library to the West side of the park and seat yourself in front of the Bandshell for a step back in time through music and narration. This show honors all service personnel, past and present.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Literacy Fundraiser Just Gets Better

The Literacy Fundraiser being held Sunday, June 3 just got even better. They're holding a silent auction on incredible baskets of goodies. Your bid supports literacy - and who doesn't support literacy?

So far there are 14 baskets to take your fancy. The themes are as outrageous as they are luxurious: Pamper Yourself, Garden/Patio, Monrovia History, Children's Rocker, Bon Appetit, Wine, Scrapbook, Movies, Gourmet Tea, Memories, Herbalife, Gourmet Coffee, Cooking with Betty (Crocker), and a Fireman Basket. There are a couple of nifty items that don't fit in a basket too. You'll just have to go the the Literacy Tea in the Garden Event to find out what all these goodies are.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Power of Email Marketing - Brown Bag Workshop

According to David Finstrom of HUTdogs, email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business. Learn to master email marketing communications with at look at best practices and winning strategies that lead to increased profits.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Reserve at Adult Reference, call 626-256-8274 or sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome.

This program was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, and by the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Best Library Proposal Ever - at least so far

One of our Tech Center volunteers had a very special proposal at the library the other day. Her very clever, not to mention romantic, boyfriend hid clues around the library. She had to follow the clues to the big reveal in the Storytime Room to find the big question
We're delighted to report she accepted, the dress is purchased, the tux is rented, and next weekend they will be blissfully dancing to whatever it is kids dance to these days. Congratulations!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tea in the Garden - A Literacy Services Fundraiser

You are cordially invited for an afternoon of tea, pastries, sandwiches and desserts, music, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Literacy Services, a program that trains volunteers to tutor adults to read and write.
Sunday, June 3, 2012, from 1:00- 3:00 pm. Assemble in the Library Lobby. $25 per person, if purchased by May 25; $35 thereafter. If you would like to host a table or sponsor the event, please contact Literacy Services at (626) 256-8272.