Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library


From the FOL President, December, 2021

Happy Holidays to All.

As 2021 comes to a close, we are looking forward with hope that our Friends once again will be allowed to return to the Encino-Tarzana Branch Library and resume our volunteer activities.

As you are all aware, the Central Library has requested that all Friends volunteers must have proof of COVID vaccination and present a valid form of ID. This can be accomplished via video call from December 6-17. You can schedule an appointment at vaccine verification appointment online or by calling 213-228-7490, or by calling our Branch at 818-343-1983.

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Live Programs canceled
until further notice


We hope - in 2022

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The Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (FOL) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the Library's resources and services since 1972. We invite you to participate. Join Us!

Our website is a comprehensive source of information - about our Friends and activities, our Branch Library and its resources, our Los Angeles Public Library's extensive resources, and links to our Encino-Tarzana community. CHECK THE MENUS AND ENJOY BROWSING!

The Encino-Tarzana Friends of the Library is 50+ Years Old!

Items from our past

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  • logo
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  • Initial Meeting - 1971
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  • 1976 Newsletter
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  • Picnic, 1981
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  • Officers Installation 1981
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  • Evening with Ray Bradbury, 1982
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  • Japanese Gardens Trip 1984
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  • Evening with Steve Allen, 1984
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  • Patio Book Sale, 1985
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  • Program with Leo Politi - 1986
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  • Prepare to close for Reconstruction
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  • Booksale, 2004
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Many more histoprical exhibits are on: History of FOL page,
recent activities on Supporting our Library, and the History page.

Our Mission:

The purposes of the Friends are to enhance community interest for the Library as a prime cultural and educational asset; to focus public attention on its resources and services; to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library; to raise funds in support of the Library's collection, services, operations, and facilities; and to support and cooperate with the Library in developing library services and programs for the community.

What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

Coming back soon: Every day - Browse, buy, and enjoy!.

Mid-March 2020 until now: We are waiting for the Library to fully reopen. In 2003 we came back after the almost 3 year reconstrucion period when there was no library at all. We will be back when LAPL allows us to meet, accept donations, open the Bookstore in the Library, and have our Big Book Sales again. We hope that is in early 2022

6/24/2021 - Six HOTP today, more regular activities resuming.

Mid-March, 2020 until mid-2021 - Library closed. We hope to be busy again soon.

3/11 - Four HOTP, good things to read keep coming.

3/11 - Yoga for Well-being: Breathe, Stretch, Relax.

3/9 - Two HOTP, check the shelves.

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Please - no donations at the library until the library fully re-opens.

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