Special Events

Fabulous Fall Sale

Saturday, October 4, at the Friends of the Library Bookstore. All books, CDs, and DVDs are 50% off. Lots of new (gently used) inventory from the library and other donors.


Back-to-School Special

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.

Literary Fair

On August 23, 20+ local authors read from their works in a community event sponsored by the Los Gatos Library and the Friends of the Library on the Civic Center lawn. Books were sold, and many authors donated their proceeds to the Friends.

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“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.