Friends of the OB Library Call for OBceans to Attend June 5th Council Budget Meeting

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Library Budget Crisis Only Partially Averted – OBceans Asked to Attend City Council Budget Hearing – Monday, June 5th

Monday Afternoon, June 5, 2:00 pm – San Diego City Council votes on final FY 2018 budget modifications.

Where & When: 2:00 pm, 12th floor of City Hall (202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101)

The City Council has restored $100,000 (of the $500,000 proposed cut) for the Library’s programs budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Library hours, books, and material spending were preserved. However, funding might change up to the final City Council vote on Monday, June 5th. Friends of the Library from all over San Diego are headed to this meeting. If you are interested in going, call or leave a message for Maureen Roeber at (619) 224-6511.

Can’t go?  Send an email to Lorie Zapf about how important the library is to you.  Read more about it at this web address

More News From Friends of OB Library

Help Sort Donated Books

We are getting lots of book donations and will hold twice-a-week sorting, pricing, and shelving events at the Library Annex. Every Tuesday and Friday from 1 to 3 pm we will meet at the Library Annex, 4817 Santa Monica Ave. (1st floor, 1st door). Call Laura Dennison for details (858) 255-0053.

More Book Sales This Year

This year, we will be holding more book sales in order to generate additional income for library programs and equipment. Saturday, July 8 from 9:30 to 1 pm – Volunteers needed for 2 hour shifts from 8 to 2; Saturday, October 7th from 9:30 to 1 pm – Volunteers needed for 2 hour shifts from 8- 2; Friday & Saturday, December 8th & 9th at BookStar, 3150 Rosecrans Pl . More info later.

The Library Concert Series:  The Django Shredders present Gypsy Jazz.

Saturday, June 3rd from 2 – 3 pm.

Guitarists Alex Ciavarelli and Rudy Marquez met as undergraduates in the Jazz Studies program at San Diego State University. Combining traditional gypsy jazz with elements of modern jazz, they play with a youthful energy while harmonically keeping one foot in the past and one in the present. With influences such as Bireli Lagrene, Andreas Oberg, Stochelo Rosenberg, and of course Django Reinhardt, this contemporary take on Gypsy Jazz is sure to impress. See insert at end of this document.

Next Friends’ Meeting

Saturday, June 17th, 10:30 am at the Library Annex (4817 Santa Monica)

Friends Monthly meeting.  Come and hear the latest goings-on at the library. AND our oldest and fairest member, Alice Nodes, brings us COOKIES!!!


We need a person to help with on-line book sales.

Selling our donated books on-line is proving to be very profitable for the Friends. We were able to sell some donated law textbooks for over $200. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for a dedicated bibliophile to help our little OB Library. Please call Laura Dennison at 858-255-0053 or email at



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