Special Events

Los Gatos Literary Fair

Sat., Aug. 23, noon – 3pm on the Civic Center Lawn

Literary Fair 25Support our local literary luminaries at the Los Gatos Library Literary Fair, Saturday, August 23, noon-3pm! Join the Friends of Los Gatos Library, 26 local authors and 5 local publishers on the Civic Center Plaza Lawn just outside the Friends of Los Gatos Library Bookstore. Purchase a new book from the Friends and have it signed by the authors. Mingle with local literati and listen to presentations by well-known authors Laurie R. King and Jay Elliot. Refreshments will be available from the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company.

For more information: http://www.losgatosca.gov/literaryfair


Back-to-School Sale

at Friends Bookstore in August

  • Dictionaries and atlases, teaching guides, writing and reference books are 1/2 price during August.
  • Teachers receive 25% off on all purchases throughout the store during the month.

DVDs – 4 for $5

Beat the heat with a movie retreat! DVDs are on sale during August at the Friends Bookstore – 4 for $5. At this price, you can afford extra popcorn! Pick up an armload for that final summer holiday from a huge selection of recent donations. All proceeds directly benefit the Los Gatos Library.

“Beowulf – OUT LOUD” – THE VIDEO!
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BeowulfOn April 10-11th, we celebrated National Poetry Month with a marathon reading of the epic Anglo-Saxon poem “Beowulf”. We were joined by Los Gatos Poet Laureate Erica Goss, the Friends, and other town luminaries as we read OUT LOUD!

“Beowulf” is the oldest surviving epic poem of Old English, and also the earliest vernacular English literature. Written by an unknown poet in England between the 8th and 11th centuries, this epic poem is set in Scandinavia and describes the heroic acts of Beowulf, who came to the aid of the Danes to battle the terrible monster Grendel.