October 2019 Newsletter
Win an original watercolor print of the library!
Local artist Ernesto Gomez, whose watercolor works were recently featured at the Redlands Art Association, generously donated a framed 11x14 print of his original watercolor of A.K. Smiley Public Library. It is currently on display in the glass case next to the circulation desk on the first floor.

Tickets are available in the Friends' used bookstore on the lower level of the library through November 15th. The cost is $1.00 for one ticket, $5.00 for six, and $10.00 for twelve. All proceeds will benefit the library, supporting the addition of new books, children's programming, and the adult literacy program.

The bookstore's hours are Tuesday 11:30AM-7:30PM and Wednesday-Saturday 10:30AM-4:30 PM.
Adult Literacy Day Celebrated with Special Performance
In honor of Adult Literacy Day, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program presented the play Seedfolks at the Contemporary Club on the afternoon of September 7th. The audience of over 200 were delighted by the performance of the play based on the book by Paul Fleischman about a group of people of diverse ages and backgrounds who come together to transform a trash-filled city lot into a productive and beautiful garden.

The 23 person cast, directed by Teresa Dolan, included Redlands Adult Literacy Program tutors and learners, as well as actors from the local theater community, who generously gave their time and experience. 

Congratulations to adult literacy coordinator Diane Shimota and director Teresa Dolan on their leadership and vision for this special production of Seedfolks and the cast for their entertaining and heartwarming performances!
To Kathy Rosenfeld and Tax and Bookkeeping Solutions for preparing and reporting our financial data to the IRS and the appropriate California agencies.
Kathy and her employer’s pro bono work is a significant monetary saving for the Friends of the Library. 

She is also a Monday morning bookstore volunteer. Thank you, Kathy, for giving your time so generously!
BAG SALE this Saturday!
October 5th
10:30am – 4:30pm

Friends Used Bookstore ~
lower level of the library

The first hour is for Friends members only.
  Fill a grocery store size bag for only $5!

Children's Book Sale 
October 12th  10:00-12:00

at Library's Annual Family Day
in Smiley Park near Young Readers' Room entrance.

All books only 25 cents!
Donate to the Friends of the Smiley Library
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125 W. Vine St.
Redlands, CA  92373

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