October 22nd, Saturday,10am-6pm
October 23rd, Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Saratoga Library Community Room
25 cents each on Saturday, or $3 grocery bag full or your cloth bag equivalent on Sunday.
Celebrating our Saratoga Authors!
Books written by members of the Saratoga Authors Hall of Fame are on display in the library until October 4th.
The Saratoga Authors Hall of Fame was created in 1989 as the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries contribution to the "Celebrate Saratoga" week-long, community-wide celebration which is organized by the Chamber of Commerce. A list was compiled of published books by authors who are current or former residents of Saratoga, living or deceased. The first list contained about 50 names, with 34 living authors. Currently, there are over 240 published Saratoga authors in the list!
When they are not on display, the books in the library collection are available for check out or can be viewed in the library's reference section. However, the books unique to the Friends collection are not available for checkout.
If you are an author and would like to have your book added to the Saratoga Authors Hall of Fame, please contact us at email@example.com, or have the librarian put a note for us in the Friends mailbox and a Friends volunteer will contact you. Keeping to the original focus and purpose of the Saratoga Authors Hall of Fame, the list remains limited to authors who can be verified as residing or having resided within the city of Saratoga.
Author Talk: The Missing Kennedy by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff
Saratoga Library is excited to host Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, author of The Missing Kennedy on October 19, 2016 at 10:30 am.
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff details the relationship her aunt, Stella Koehler (Sister Paulus Koehler) had with the legendary Kennedy family, and particularly that of Rosemary, to whom Sister Paulus was a caregiver for 35 years. In this warm, often tragic, but always compelling memoir, the reader shares in the joys and the heartbreak of Rosie’s struggle with developmental disabilities, her father’s consequential decision to have her lobotomized, and the Kennedy family’s continuing efforts to advance the lives of those with special needs.
This program will take place in the Saratoga Library Community Room.
National Friends of Libraries Week - 2016
The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries will be celebrating all our volunteers as we join other Friends groups throughout the United States in commemoration of the 11th annual National Friends of Libraries Week. This week is dedicated to thanking the volunteers who help make the Saratoga Library a community treasure. The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries, comprised of 895 active members and over 200 volunteers, brings in the much needed funding and gifts of time to support the many programs offered by the Saratoga Library.
The Friends of Saratoga Libraries has been supplementing the general operating budget of the Saratoga Library for over 40 years. The average annual grant is $140,000. This funding is made possible by the Friends membership and from the easy, affordable access to book sales through the Book-Go-Round, the Caféé Bookstore in the main library, the Friends Bookstore at the Joan Pisani Community Center lounge and the paperback book sales.
As Rose Khoury, Community Librarian states, “Saratoga Library is extremely fortunate to have the support and funding contributed by Friends of the Saratoga Libraries. Each month, Friends of the Saratoga Libraries volunteers contribute over 1,000 hours of their time volunteering to raise funds for the library! As a result, Saratoga Library was granted $141,000 this year for children’s, teens, and adult programs and services. With this funding, Saratoga Library has the opportunity to provide unique, educational, and enriching programs for the community. These programs include application development for teens, animation workshop, photography workshop, book clubs, Wildlife Associates, and several children’s crafts and activities. National Friends of the Libraries Week is such a wonderful opportunity for the community to learn about the many wonderful things that Friends of the Saratoga Libraries make possible for the community and we are very grateful to have their support.”
Join us for children’s activities focused on friendship in celebration of National Friends of Libraries week. Friend your Library while saying thanks to the many volunteers honored this week for their contribution to the excellence of our library.
Visit Saratoga Library for a free concert featuring Kathy Reid-Naiman. Winner of Parents’ Choice Awards in 2011 and 2012 as well as a Gold Parents’ Choice Award, she has produced 15 childrens CDs since 1994. This family program will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
You’re Invited! Saratoga Mayor Proclaims Friends of Libraries Week!
Please join us on October 19th at 7:00 pm for the Saratoga City Council Meeting. Mayor Manny Capello will be presenting the Friends of Saratoga Libraries with a Proclamation in honor of National Friends of Libraries week. The meeting will be in the Theater at 13777 Fruitvale Ave.
Free and easy way to support the Friends
When you shop on Amazon why not have .5% of your purchase price donated to the Friends? From your Amazon account search for Amazon Smiles, select Friends Of The Saratoga Libraries as your charity, shop through Amazon Smiles, www.smile.amazon.com, and the Friends will receive a check!
The Friends does not sell, or make available externally, its membership list. Friends is a 501 (c)(3) organization EIN 94-2831256. Your membership and donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Donations made after July 1 are included in the following membership year.