On the afternoon of Saturday, February 3, instead of the usual mix of adults reading newspapers, using computers or increasing their literacy, students researching for school and children enjoying books and creative play, the library was visited by 85 stylish women in fashionable dresses and fancy hats and handsome men in equally fine-looking apparel for the Library Foundation's inaugural High Tea. Participants gathered at tables to enjoy scones, tea sandwiches and other delicacies and each other's company while listening to entertainment by the Mark Keppel High School String Ensemble and the Alhambra High School Jazz Band. Response from those who attended was extremely positive – guests said that they had a wonderful time and were looking forward to next year! Congratulations to the Library Foundation! Please click on High Tea flyer for more details and photos of the event. View more photos taken by Andrew Yam.
Day at the Races
The Library Foundation held the third annual Day at the Races fundraiser at the Santa Anita Park race track on Saturday, October 7. It was a gorgeous day for enjoying the thrill of the races, connecting with friends and savoring a delicious gourmet buffet lunch while supporting the library. Among those in attendance were Library Foundation members Bob Gin, Theresa Amador, Dolores Rillos, Alicia Martinez, Carol Sullivan and Mary Ann Garcia-Barlow; Library Board of Trustees Dave Barron, Jason Dhing and Andre w Yam; Friends of the Library members Nancy Gilmore, Lilian Kawaratani, and Rosalie Toltzman; Monterey Park City Council member Stephen Lam; Los Angeles Community College District Trustee Mike Eng and other prominent members of the community. The library raised over $1,000 from this event. Please view Day at the Races photo for photos of the event.