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 atwww.dblibraryfriends.org 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.
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.