Wine soiree and benefit auction to help Diamond Bar Library on Sunday

By Friends of Diamond Bar Library

Many exciting surprises await on Sunday at the 22nd annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auctions in the Diamond Bar Center at 1600 Grand Ave. New addition to the Soirée this year will be Martell Cognac so you can enjoy a delicious taste of this outstanding cognac along with the many other tastings of delicious foods, premium wine and other beverages.

By participating in the 22nd annual Wine Soirée, you will have a great afternoon with friends and know that all of the proceeds go directly to your local Diamond Bar Library and literacy in our community.

Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door or until sold-out.  A unique souvenir wine glass and Soiree program and included with you admission.

Tickets are available at the following Diamond Bar locations:  Diamond Bar Library and Basically BOOKS, 21800 Copley Drive; U.S. Bank, 1175 Grand Avenue; and Basically BOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive.  You can also purchase online or by calling 909 861-2002.  (No one under 21 is admitted)

Chairs Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers and Tony Torng promise a festive and exciting afternoon with delicious food from local restaurants, great wine, music, raffles and exciting book, silent and live auctions.

Come and bring you friends and family to sample the great restaurant food hosts this year including Albertson’s Market, Aljibani Halal Market, Buca di Beppo, Chili’s Grill and Bar, Claro’s Italian Restaurant, Coco’s Bakery, Diamond Bar Golf Course, Diamond Palace, Got Taco Party?, Graber Olive House, It’s A Grind, Jinza Teriyaki, Julie’s Café, Mandarin Taste Restaurant, NiNi Bakery, and The Whole Enchilada, Yojie Japanese Fondue.

With your help the Friends have given over $40,000 in 2014 for much-needed materials, programs, books, magazines, etc. that would not have been possible without the Wine Soirée and our non-profit bookstore, Basically BOOKS.  The Friends also sponsored Read Together Diamond Bar 2014 that brought Librarian of Congress David S. Mao to Diamond Bar last October.


Law Librarian of Congress coming to Diamond Bar

David Mao, the 23rd Law Librarian of Congress, will talk about “Serving Digital Natives in Libraries Today” on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the AQMD Government Building, 21865 Copley Drive,Diamond Bar.

Mao, who manages the world’s largest collection of legal materials, will highlight ways that libraries can grow, adapt, and innovate in order to appeal to a new generation of students that have grown up immersed in modern technology.

Rep. Ed Royce will also talk about the state of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education across our nation’s schools and universities.

“The digital revolution has touched virtually every part of our lives. Students today have never known life without smart phones and the cloud and access to worlds of information at the touch of a keystroke. While some may suggest this means libraries are less relevant today, I believe this revolution makes libraries and librarianship even more important,” said Mao.

Mao manages the operation and policy administration of the Law Library of Congress, which contain the world’s largest collection of legal materials and serves as the leading research center for foreign, comparative, and international law.

Mao describes the position as part law librarian to Congress, part steward for the law collections, and part ambassador to the word’s legal and library communities.

“I look forward to speaking at Diamond Bar – and am honored to do so on the occasion of its 25th anniversary – about the role of libraries in the 21st century,”  he added.

“I’m looking forward to hearing Mr. Mao’s presentation on how our libraries can evolve to engage our kids that have grown up with cell phones, iPads, and wireless internet,” said Rep. Royce.

“Public libraries that move forward with the technology of the day will continue to attract students who are eager to learn, and Mr. Mao shares my passion for ensuring that the next generation of Americans has the resources it needs to excel academically,” Royce said. 

Seating is limited and reservations are a must for this very special afternoon.  Please call (626) 960-2861 to reserve your seat.  A reception will follow after Mao’s talk.

The winners of the Student Essay Writing Contest “How a Book Changed My Life” will be announced that afternoon.  Students from ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre—fiction or non-fiction, contemporary or classic, explaining how that author’s work changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves.  For more information on the essay contest, please call (626) 960-2861.

For more information visit or call909 629-2711.


Paso Robles wine trip added to library’s wine soiree auction in Diamond Bar

The 21st Annual Wine Soiree auction chair announced that a Wine Vacation in Paso Robles will be offered in its live auction on April 27 for the Diamond Bar Library fundraiser.

The vacation package includes a 2-night stay at the exclusive Cass Winery Guest House and use of their limousine while tasting wines all day in Paso Robles Wine Country.

Call 909-861-2002 or visit the Diamond Bar Library, or visit for tickets.

Friends of library plan wine soiree on April 27 in Diamond Bar

Residents enjoy last year's wine soiree to benefit Diamond Bar Library (Photo courtesy of Friends of Library)

Residents enjoy last year’s wine soiree to benefit Diamond Bar Library (Photo courtesy of Friends of Library)

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library will hold their 21st annual Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction on April 27 in the Diamond Bar Center from 4-7 p.m.

This annual event more than 350 guests, who get to enjoy a pleasant afternoon tasting a wide variety of wines, including many that have won gold, silver, and bronze medals in The Los Angeles Wine Competition.

They will also be sampling well over a dozen restaurants. They may bid on great auction items and enjoy  some music. All from the hilltop views of the Diamond Bar Center.

This year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Soiree will help celebrate the city’s 25th anniversary. Together they have accomplished a lot over the years, including the opening in 2012 of Diamond Bar’s new library!

The grand event welcomes everyone 21 years or older. Advance tickets are only $50, $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Diamond Bar Library, the Friends’ Basically BOOKS book stores, U.S. Bank or California Bank & Trust in Diamond Bar, or by calling (909) 861-2002.


Diamond Bar Library holds E-device demonstration

Do you have a Kindle or iPad and want to learn how to access Los Angeles County Library’s digital books and audio books?

Come to the E-Device Demonstration on Jan. 17 at the Diamond Bar Library. Learn how to access the Overdrive service available with your library card.

If you have a Kindle, please come to the program at 10 a.m. If you have an iPad please come at 10:45 a.m.

Electronic equipment not required. Participants will receive an exclusive stylus pen.

The library is at 21800 Copley Dr. in Diamond Bar. For more information, call 909-861-4978.