Fifth Annual Night at the Library:  Feb 2, 2018

Come meet our local artist and view the collection throughout the library.  Special guest for the evening is local author Michael Giorgione – who recently penned “Inside Camp David”.   Paintings and other artwork along with donated items from around Coronado will also be up for auction!

 Reserve your tickets today by calling 619.890.6148 or email  Tickets are $55 for Members; $75 for Non-members.   This is one event you are not going to want to miss!








Here are highlights from prior year’s event!
Save the date - 2-5-2016

On February 5, 2016 from 6:15 – 9 p.m., Friends of the Coronado

Presented by Friends of the Coronado Library
Friday, February 5, 2016
6:15pm to 9:00pm
640 Orange Avenue (Main Entrance) The Friends of the Coronado Library is a 501(c)3 status, tax ID: 23-7093782

Timeline of the Evening
6:15 PM                                   Doors open
6:30-7:30 PM                        Food served
7:15-8:15 PM                          Author Readings
6:15-8:30 PM                         Silent Auction

Tickets are $50 per person and include hosted food, wine and beer and priceless entertainment.   Tickets will be $60 at the door.

This year we highlight our Silent Auction which will benefit the Coronado Public Library and fund the new Susan Stark Scholarship.

Susan Stark was a Volunteer for Second Hand Prose from 2008 until her death in September 2015.    She was a role model for anyone who was interested in donating time to a worthy cause. She was an exceptional individual who was a traveler, which her TWA flight attendant position complemented; an individual who loved her family, a concept to which her parents‐ Capt. William and Mrs. Shirley- can attest; an avid reader who found joy in working with the books that surrounded her in the Second Hand Prose shop;  and an art lover whose extensive collection has been donated to the
Friends of the Coronado Library. Susan’s Treasures, art and collectable items, will be featured at the Silent Auction with the proceeds establishing a scholarship to be annually awarded to a graduating senior whose love of travel, art, family, and reading parallels that of Susan Stark.

Each year the Friends of the Coronado Public Library contributes more than $50,000 to support a variety of programs and activities for children, teens and adults.   The programs promote the use of the library and personal enrichment in musical programs, lectures, movies, exhibits and preservation of Coronado’s heritage.  The Friends funded the acquisition of the Alfredo Ramos Martinez “Canasta de Flores” mural, and the Steinway piano in the Winn Room.   The Friends of the Coronado Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting library programs and activities that provide learning opportunities for the community.

We look forward to seeing you on this special evening!

For questions about the event or reservations, please phone or email: Marsi Steirer at 619-865-7485, or Brenda Jo Robyn 619-890-6148

If you cannot attend, we welcome your donation.


The Friends of the Coronado Library will hold their annual Book Fair April 20-22, 2018, in conjunction with the Coronado Floral Association’s Flower Show in Spreckels Park.  The Book Fair is one of the largest in the country, with thousands of books, CDs and DVDs.

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RETURNING  THIS YEAR – Members only reception and Annual Meeting!!!!!. – come meet and mingle with other book aficionados at our annual Hosted Wine and Cheese reception  Friday evening following the Members Only Preview Sale 5pm-6:30pm

Members Only – if you’re not a member, you can become a member! 
Friday, April 20 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Open to the General Public:
Saturday, April 21- 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

For more info:  Friends of the Coronado Library Book Fair or email us at

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