The 11th Annual Spring Used Book Sale was a resounding success, but it would not have been possible without its volunteers.
Do you love your library? If so, don’t be shy: get involved and show your library the love it deserves on Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare, or Google Places!
When the Friends planned our “Library Lovers Unite!” event to kick off the campaign for the May Library Levy, we hoped to record it, but none of us had the skills to do so, or to edit the results into something visually dynamic. Fortunately, we all have friends.
On March 13, Jean Auel, Molly Gloss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Phillip Margolin and Kim Stafford all shared their love of libraries and why libraries are so necessary for our community at the Friends' Library Lovers Unite! event. Here are videos of the speeches these amazing library supporters made that night.
Behind-the-scenes at Multnomah County Library: how the Library administers its collection and moves materials efficiently around the system.
See Comedian Paula Poundstone perform at the Aladdin Theater on Saturday, January 28th. Merchandise sales at the event benefit Friends of the Library.
Rows upon rows of tiny, colorful seeds and grains create shading for James Brown’s face.
To Gregory Heights Library patrons, she’s a Page and Library Assistant; but to readers of The Oregonian, she’s Sara Bir, a regular contributor to the FOODday section.
As a Library Assistant at Fairview-Columbia Library, “Can you help me find something to read?” is the question that McAuliffe is asked the most.
The Friends Membership & Marketing Committee has been working very hard to expand community awareness of our organization, and to grow our membership.
Zeynep Sunbay arrived in Portland from Istanbul as a new bride in August, 2010 with a Master’s in Psychology, but no license to work in the U.S.
The Friends Pop Up Store on NW 23rd Ave. closed on August 28th. We sold 16,000 donated books, DVDs, gifts and more.
The Multnomah County Commissioners decided to postpone referring a library funding measure until the May 2012 election.
The two newest additions to the Library have been open for more than a year. Kenton Library celebrated its anniversary in March, and Troutdale in July.
After a successful three-month run, the Pop Up Store will close Sunday August 28, 2011. Get great discounts during our closing sale!
For the first time, the Friends of the Library was a lively presence at the 3rd Annual NW Book Festival which featured over 50 Northwest authors, publishers, and bookstores.
Double Discount Days extended through July 29! FOL members save 20% off all merchandise except stamps and gift certificates.
Our unique Pop Up store produced profits of over $10,000. The shop will be open through August 28.
Over 1000 people that day enjoyed perusing the donated books, sheet music, maps, brochures, DVDs and various other media items.
To everything there is a season and this fall is the season for the last paper issue of Footnotes.
My quest: visit all nineteen branches in one year. Follow my exploits on Facebook.
It was an honor to serve as the Chair of the Nominating Committee this year. We have five fabulous new Board members!
Ali has both the energy and the skill set we needed because the Board was embarking on an ambitious project...
Edith Mirante’s publisher describes her as “a dedicated writer with the soul of a poet and the passion of a revolutionary.”
He aims to be a “moral” writer, to help people understand their environment, their fellow man and themselves.
The popular Friends Library Store is opening a “Pop Up” store at 801 NW 23rd Avenue Saturday May 14 in the iconic space formerly home to Music Millennium.
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