April 24, 2017
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The reservation deadline for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon featuring local author, Jeff Wheelwright, as guest speaker and the Craig Updegrove Jazz Trio as our entertainment, has been extended until this Thursday, April 27, 2017. Thanks to the Madonna … Continue reading
March 21, 2017
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The 38th Annual Book Sale was a success. Thanks to all the volunteers whose efforts made the sale possible. And thanks to all those who attended and purchased books and media. We appreciate your support of the SLO Friends of … Continue reading
January 1, 2017
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February 7, 2016
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The SLO County Library has partnered with SLO MakerSpace to provide up to 15 hours a week free access to the SLO MakerSpace facility and resources. SLO MakerSpace provides access to collaborative machine/wood/electronics shop and craft center where one can build … Continue reading
September 28, 2015
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This Friday, October 2, 2015, will be the SLO Library’s first participation in Arts Obispo’s popular evening art walk, Art After Dark. This event at the Library, sponsored by the SLO Library and the SLO Friends of the Library, … Continue reading
May 20, 2015
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For the last couple of months the north-east corner of the 1st floor of the Library has been part of a remodel creating the Friends’ Corner. This is the area where the Friends have been selling previously read magazines and … Continue reading
August 18, 2014
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We recently viewed a short documentary on the New York City libraries and why they matter. While the SLO County Library system does not have all the same programs and issues, there are enough similarities that the video is meaningful … Continue reading
January 30, 2014
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The on-line version of the Winter 2014 newsletter is now available for viewing by clicking Newsletters | Winter 2014 or clicking here. The on-line version has additional articles and photographs that did not fit into the printed version.
If you have been in the Library in the last few weeks, you should have noticed that the upper walls in the atrium that opens to the second floor have been involved in changes. First the existing lights were removed and new LED lights added. Now, a mural is in the process of being created to adorn those upper walls.
For more information about the mural, click here.
For pictures of the progress of the mural, click here.
For short videos of the mural painting in progress and an interview with Robert, click here.
The 2013 Annual SLO Friends of the Library Luncheon was a great success. With more than 50 attendees, Leigh Rubin, noted cartoonist, author and speaker, shared many of his famous cartoons providing insight into his motivation and inspirations for those creations.
Leigh Rubin presenting to the Luncheon audience
Most attendees were continuously smiling and laughing. Obviously, some less twisted than others.
He was not only humorous and entertaining, but left the audience encouraged and feeling positive about life.
1st Vice President Laura Lehmann
Prior to Leigh’s presentation, Laura Lehmann, 1st VP of the Friends, conducted the annual meeting of the nonprofit corporation. She summarized much of the previous year’s activities and asked the members to approve the new terms of several board members. All were approved.
Leigh Rubin thanking event organizer Sally Hillis for the invitation to speak
The luncheon was orchestrated by Sally Hillis and her team of volunteers.