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Event Brings in $10,000 for Murrieta Library

More than $10,000 was raised during Jazz at the Garden II, an annual benefit event put on by the Friends of the Murrieta Library and the Murrieta Public Library Foundation.

The Friends of the Murrieta Library and the Murrieta Public Library Foundation sponsored their second benefit concert and reception on Sunday, Sept. 30.

"Jazz at the Garden II" was held in the Murrieta Public Library Garden and again they raised more than $10,000 for the Murrieta Public Library.

During the 16 years of the Friends supporting the Library, the nonprofit organization has raised more than $425,000—primarily supporting programs for children, teens and adults, and to purchase materials for the Library’s collection.

The Friends meet the third Tuesday of each month. Their October meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Library's Community Room at 8 Town Square (off Adams Avenue between Juniper Street and Kalmia).  

The program will include a “Literary Panel of Senior Writers” to share their interest in writing. The meetings are open to the public, with free admission.

To continue their support, the Friends' Corner Bookstore is having an “Overstocked Sidewalk Bookstore” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 39445 Los Alamos Road.

The sale will offer hardbacks for $1 and paperback at 50 cents.

The Friends of the Murrieta Library will be spending the week of Oct. 21-27 celebrating the seventh annual “National Friends of the Libraries Week.”

Friends' members will be in the Library during this week to take signups for new members. The Friends will be offering a one-time special: a 14-month membership for the cost of 12 months.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Sebastian’s Italian Grill is holding a fundraiser for the Friends at 39621 Los Alamos Road, Suite B.

Friends of the Murrieta Library thanks the community for its support.

—Submitted by Friends of the Murrieta Library

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