Special Events

Longer Hours at the Bookstore on Sundays

The Friends Bookstore has new summer Sunday hours: noon – 7 pm.  Come to the Civic Center Plaza on Sunday afternoons to enjoy Music in the Park concerts and the Bookstore, June 15 – Aug 24.

New Legendary Locals Book for Sale at Bookstore


This new historical volume, by and about Los Gatans, was introduced and signed by the authors at an event on May 31 at the Los Gatos Library.

Find the book for sale at the Friends Bookstore.


Launch Event; Library Board Member Tom Atkinson, Olympian and local winemaker Peggy Fleming, and Anne Atkinson




“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.