Pumpkin Decorating Contest
It's that time of year once again when everything is coming up pumpkins! And we are getting in on the fun with a pumpkin decorating contest!   The Contest Details When Enter now through November 5, fan voting will begin on November 9 right here! Where Enter through Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter What Post a photo of yourself (and any co-creators) with your pumpkin(s) and add both of these hashtags: #fresnolibrary #fcplpumpkins Categories There will
Fresno County Public Library
There are so many great events going on at your local libraries! We hope to keep you informed by highlighting some of the events that are coming up this week and beyond. Link to Upcoming Events | Link to Ongoing Events Pumpkin Decorating Contest Enter now through Nov 5 Click here for more info! Writing Contest! Through October Author Talk: Larry Parmeter October 12, 19 Dia de los Muertos, Sanger October 14, 21, 28 Author
Clovis Library Teen Photo Display
Are you a photo bug? Do you want to become one? Maybe you just want to get better at taking photos of your friends and the fun things you do together? Here's your chance! Become an Instagramming superstar! For free! Free Photo Classes from a Pro! Professional photographer, Marc Blake, will teach a variety of skills over this FREE three-week course. Students will learn to create great photos with the eye of an artist, light
During one of our "Friends" meetings we saw a blank wall and wanted to fill it. We decided it would be great to give patrons of the Gillis Branch a chance to showcase their artistic talents. We purchased a vertical art display & set up a poster asking people to submit their names. The response has been overwhelming. For those that did respond, please be patient. We will get to all of you! We've met
Yoga with Linda at Betty Rodriguez Library in Fresno
Why try yoga? Yoga can be very beneficial, not just physically, but mentally. According to Dr. Natalie Nevins at the American Osteopathic Association, “The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.” Other physical benefits of yoga include: Increased flexibility Increased muscle strength and tone Improved respiration, energy and vitality Maintaining a balanced metabolism
Are you ready for the Big Book Sale? We always look forward to our biggest fund raiser of the year. We have a great time with the community and love to see all the smiling faces, happy to have more reading materials! When and where is the Book Sale? The sale opens to the public on Thursday, August 24 and runs through Sunday, August 27. For members, there is a special pre-sale on Wednesday, August
Fresno's poet laureate Bryan Medina at Brews & Vines in the Library
Our very first Brews & Vines in the Library was a success on all counts! Not only did we exceed our goals for attendance, get to know lots of new faces, and have a ton of fun in the process, we raised nearly $4,000 for the library! Instagram us: @fresnofol
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We would like to thank all of our vendors for their donated time and products: Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co., Full Circle Brewing Co., Fortiter Brewing,
Lee Herrick, Fresno Poet Laureate
You are invited to the Annual Meeting of Friends of the Fresno County Library! February 11, 2017 Betty Rodriguez Library Meeting Room (Cedar & Shields) Continental breakfast and business meeting will begin at 9:30 am. Mark Kalchik is up for re-election; Nick Andrade, Chris Estep, Laura Kalchik, Russell Noland, and Gabriela Noland Rodríguez, are up for election by the membership. ​​Our speaker will be Lee Herrick, Fresno Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and the author of Gardening Secrets
Fresno County Federal Credit Union
photo credit: Noble CU Did you know? FOL members can join Noble Credit Union! One of the many benefits of being a member of the Friends is that you are automatically eligible to join the credit union. And being a Noble CU member comes with its own great benefits! Noble Benefits Competitive rates for savings and retirement Low rates on credit accounts and loans Discounted tickets to local waterparks Discounted tickets to Disneyland, Six Flags, and
  Looking for a new e-book or audio-book to download? Well, now you can get your favorite books and support the Fresno Friends of the Library all at the same time! Click here to go to the new store. Browse around and find something you like. We will have different curated collections for you to check out. And there is even a collection of FREE e-books. You can't beat free! The entire collection is always