April is Poetry Month! We’re celebrating it with a special poetry Open Mic event on Saturday, April 14 at 12:15 p.m. (following the yoga class) to coincide with our regular Book Sale that day. Enjoy poetry readings from local poets or come up and share your own! Refreshments will be provided!
The Cahuenga Branch Library made an appearance on NBC’s This Is Us on the episode that aired oon Tuesday, February 27. The library played “Creekside Public Library” in Pittsburgh, circa 1988 in the young Kate and Randall flashback sequence.
The show’s producers, 20th Century Fox Television, came to the library on the morning of February 6 to shoot the scenes. They even set up sone of the lighting equipment outside the building the day before.
Normally, TV or film production pays the owner of the location shoot a compensation for the trouble of filming. Since the library is owned by the City of Los Angeles, 20th Century Fox Television instead donated the $2,500 filming compensation to Friends of Cahuenga Library!
Thank you very much, 20th Century Fox Television/This Is Us!
Enjoy Yogurtland frozen yogurt and support the Cahuenga Library! Print out the above image (or download it here) and present it when you order at Yogurtland Vermont & Santa Monica (just 1 block west of the library) between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, and Yogurtland will donate 20% of your bill to Friends of Cahuenga Library! 100% of the proceeds will be used to support the programs and material needs of our 100 year-old Cahuenga Branch Library in East Hollywood.
Mark your calendars! Join us for our first Pizza Night fundraiser event at DeSano Pizza Bakery on Thursday, October 12! Just mention “Friends of Cahuenga Library Fundraiser” when you make your dine-in or take-out order anytime between 5 and 10 p.m. that day, and DeSano Pizza Bakery will donate 20% of your bill to Friends of Cahuenga Library!
Enjoy East Hollywood’s best pizza while you help support one of East Hollywood’s oldest institutions! 100% of the proceeds directly benefit the programs and material needs of the Cahuenga Branch Library.
Our next meeting of the Friends of Cahuenga Library is on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (immediately following our Book Sale) in the library’s downstairs Community Room. Find out how to get involved in supporting our beloved 100 year-old public library through volunteering, programs and fundraising! For more information, email us.
Over 60 Los Angeles Public Library volunteers, including several Friends of library branches gathered at Van Nuys City Hall on April 21 for a presentation in front of the Los Angeles City Council meeting recognizing the $4,401,791.37 worth in hours put in by the LAPL’s 6,250 volunteers in 2016.
Elson Trinidad, president of the Friends of Cahuenga Library was there to represent our Friends group and was recognized along with five other LAPL volunteer representatives in the 13th Council District by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, who made the council presentation along with City Librarian John Szabo. O’Farrell chairs the Arts, Entertainment, Parks and River Committee on the City Council, which includes the LAPL system.
The presentation ended with Szabo, O’Farrell and the LAPL volunteers holding up an oversized check for $4.4 million to the City representing the monetized hours by LAPL volunteers last year.
After the presentation, the group posed for a group photo outside the Van Nuys City Hall building and gathered for a lunch reception at the nearby Van Nuys Branch Library.
Our next meeting of the Friends of Cahuenga Library is on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. immediately following our Book Sale) in the library’s downstairs Community Room. Find out how to get involved in supporting our beloved 100 year-old public library through volunteering, programs and fundraising! For more information, email us.
The Los Angeles Public Library came out with a video showing the highlights of the library system in December 2016, and Cahuenga Branch Library’s 100th Anniversary celebration on December 3rd was featured! Check out the video above!
As the Cahuenga Branch Library celebrates its 100th year, we are proud to finally present to you the website of the Friends of Cahuenga Library, which is hosted for free to nonprofit organizations courtesy of Dreamhost.com. Through this site, we hope to inform and engage the public of our activities, events (especially our twice-monthly book sales) and allow a convenient portal for library patrons and community members to donate to the Friends of Cahuenga Library and become active in our organization.