October, November, December 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Feels like Fall.

We had a good Friends of the JT Library book sale. Several new Friends joined our seasoned Friends during the sale. We thank all of those who joined and welcome you to our group. We enjoyed meeting our new Friends and look forward to seeing all of you again soon when you come to the library.

A BIG thank you to our super guys who came to set up all the tables and boxes of books, and were able to take down what was left in just 20 minutes!

The holidays will be upon us too fast! Our See’s candy fundraiser now in progress offers your chance to purchase great hostess gifts, while helping to fund our library programs.

Happy Holidays.

Candy Jo Keserick v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Fall is here, by the calendar date, if not by weather. There are lots of exciting events going on at the library this fall.

First I would like to thank all Sandra Kaye, and Gladys Kovalef, our book sale co-chairs, the Friends board members and the regular members who made our Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction a success. Without the help of these dedicated volunteers the library would not be able to hold this event which is much anticipated and appreciated in our community. In addition to the devoted long term volunteers, some new volunteers helped out at the fall book sale. We couldn’t have a better group of Friends than we have at Joshua Tree and part of the reason is the FUN our Friends always have and how they always welcome new volunteers! Kudos to Gladys K. for bringing the gentlemen again this Fall to move boxes and set up and take down tables!!

Our new artist on display through December 29th is Jenifer Palmer-Lacy! Jenifer will be demonstrating her method of cutting paper designs, known as papel picado at her Artist Reception and Talk on Saturday October 31st from 12:30-2:00. You won’t want to miss this unique demonstration!

Please look in this newsletter for information on the Friends of the Library See’s Holiday Candy Fundraiser. Our Friends put a great deal of effort into this fundraiser which has become a tradition. In addition to See’s at the branch the Friends will again be manning booths outside Von’s and Petco. Please note the dates and spread the word to all of your friends…everyone gets delicious quality candy and the JT Friends also have the best prices in the Morongo Basin!!! Many thanks to MaryLou Robillard for all of her wonderful work as the See’s fundraising chairperson and welcome to our new See’s fundraising chair, Cherryl LaMar.

Save the date for the Santa’s Workshop program on Saturday December 19th from 1:00-3:00pm. There will be holiday stories, crafts and a visit with Santa plus a free photo with Santa for each child!!

Thank you again for all you do to support the Joshua Tree Library!!!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

Our holiday See’s Candy fundraiser is underway at the JT Library. We are currently taking pre-orders. If you pre-order by November 7, 2015 you will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE 2 pound box of See’s nuts & chews. The pre-orders will arrive mid-November and you will be notified. Stop by the JT Library anytime during our open hours to place your pre-order. In December, you can purchase See’s at the JT library and also at our tables we will have set up at Von’s and Petco. We will be at Von's on December 4th and 5th and at Petco, December 11th and 12th. All dates will be Friday and Saturday at 9 am - 5 pm. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you there. Friends always offers its members and patrons a reduced rate on each and every See’s Candy purchase. See’s Candy makes a wonderful hostess gift for holiday parties, and for friends, and relatives. 100% of the proceeds from our fundraiser programs go to pay for the summer reading program, along with other programs during the year for all the library patrons.

Also, to all Friends...I enjoyed meeting and talking to our former chairperson Mary Lou Robillard, who gave me the information I needed for the See's fundraiser. Thanks to Mary Lou for her help and support over the years.

Cherryl LaMar, chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Pre-school Story Time ages 3 to 5yrs - Tuesdays at 11:00am.

Artist talk and reception Saturday, October 31st from 1230pm to 2pm.

Antique book sale Saturday, November 7th all day

See’s candy sale booths Friday and Saturday from 9-5 at Von’s December 4th & 5th and at Petco December 11th and 12th .

Santa’s workshop Saturday, December 19th from 1-3pm.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

 

 

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Our present artist on display through December 29th is Jenifer Palmer-Lacy. Jenifer will be demonstrating her method of cutting paper designs, known as papel picado at her Artist Reception and Talk on Saturday October 31st from 12:30-2:00. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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ANTIQUE BOOK SALE

Due to extenuating circumstances the appraiser scheduled for November 7th will be unable to attend on that day, however; the table with the sale books will be up all day

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FALL BOOK SALE

We made over $700 at the Fall Book Sale this year thanks to book donations and book purchases by Friends members and library patrons. Also, we want to thank members LuAnn Correa, Gail Hegland, Jack Kennedy, and Cherryl LaMarr for helping during the sale. Plus, thanks to Tom, Greg , Clay, and Tim for doing all the heavy lifting.

Sandra Kaye, chairperson v

MEMBERSHIP

A big thank you to all of our new Friends for joining and current members for renewing their membership during the book sale. You are the reason our little library is so successful.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

Did you know that Freegal Music is a free music and movie service available through the county library at www.sbclib.org. Ancestry.com and other sites can be accessed also at the county or local library.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The web address for the NYT bestseller list is as follows http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director, book sale, :Sandra Kaye
Director, See's candy:Cherryl LaMar
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

July, August, September 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

A big thank you to all who made our Summer Reading Program the best! At our end of program party, we gave out loads of prizes and ice cream and cake to everyone. Congratulations to all the winners and also to all the readers who worked hard to read so many books to earn tickets for those prizes.

Another school year is starting again, seems like too soon. The library is here to help with school projects and reading assignments. We look forward to helping you through another year.

August and September can be so hot. Why not come to our cool library and enjoy all we have to offer. After all, we are a designated cooling center, and we have a myriad of books and twelve new computers to keep everyone occupied.

Please remember to slow down in school zones. We all want to keep our children safe.

Thank you.

Candy Jo Keserick v

FALL SILENT AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

The Friends silent auction and book sale are coming soon. The silent auction table will be up and available for viewing in September. Stop by the library to view and sign up for a chance to purchase some very unique books. The silent auction will close on Saturday, Oct 3rd, at noon when all selections must be made. The book sale begins Thursday, October 1st, from 3pm to 6pm exclusively for our Friends members to make selections to purchase. The library is closed on Fridays. The book sale continues, and is open to the public Saturday, October 3rd, from 9am to 5pm, Monday and Tuesday, October 5th and 6th, from 11am to 7pm, and Wednesday, October 7th, from 11am to 5pm when all selections are 2 bucks a bag. For the book sale, we are again offering a $5 coupon off any single book to Friends members only.

You can support the JT Library by donating gently used books, dvds and audio tapes to the library.

Sandra Kaye and Gladys Kovaleff co-chairs v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

The Summer Reading Program has recently ended and thanks to the wonderful support of the Friends the library had our most successful summer program ever!!! This summer 267 children, teens and adults signed up for the program. Almost half of the children who signed up reached the County goal of reading 45 books throughout the summer! 738 people attended performances which included magic, puppets, music and even a visit from a live porcupine! This support of literacy, cleverly disguised as lots of fun, is very much appreciated by the children and their families. Many expressed to the library staff how much they value having this safe, educational program for their children during the summer. Special thanks to Sandra Kaye for her invaluable support as a volunteer this summer!! And kudos to Pam Robles for volunteering to serve ice cream with Sandra at our social and prize drawing.

Our new artist is on display through September 30th! Krista Wargo is a local artist and the Yucca Valley High School art teacher. Her art truly embodies the beauty of the desert. The Friends will be hosting an Artist Reception and Talk for Krista on Saturday September 19th from 12:30-2:00. Hope to see you there!

We are happy to welcome a new staff member! John Large is our new library page. You might ask exactly what does a library page do? The library page checks books in and out, answers light reference questions and shelves returned materials in addition to other tasks. If John is at the desk the next time you come in please say ‘Hi!’ and welcome him to Joshua Tree.

Please mark your calendars now for the Fall Book Sale which will begin October 1st for Friends members!! Thank you again for all you do to support the Joshua Tree Library!!!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

See’s candy is back! Our holiday fundraiser will begin by accepting orders later in October. More information will follow.

Claudia Bridges and Cherryl LaMar, co-chairs v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Krista Wargo is our current artist whose impressive works adorn the walls of the library. Krista is the art teacher at Yucca Valley High School. Krista’s talk and reception will be held Saturday, September 19th from 1230pm to 2pm at the JT Library. Light refreshments will be served by the Friends.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by Janis Commentz through the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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MEMBERSHIP

A big thank you to all of our Friends; for joining, for renewing your membership each year, and most of all for supporting the Joshua Tree Library. You are the reason our little library is so successful.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST

The web address for the NYT bestseller list is as follows http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/overview.html

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time ages 3 to 5yrs - Tuesdays at 11:00am.

Wee Rhymes 0 to 3yrs forToddlers and Moms – beginning August 19th, Wednesdays, 11am weekly for 6 weeks.

Artist talk and reception – Saturday, September 19th from 1230pm to 2pm.

Silent auction and book sale -see article in this newsletter for dates and times.

Read for the Record, children’s literary event – Thursday, October 22nd at 11am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director, book sale, :Sandra Kaye
Director, See's candy:Claudia Bridges
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

April, May, June 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Our recent book sale was a huge success!

Thanks to the many wonderful people who made set up and take down run so smoothly.

A super big thank you to those who ran the sales table. We are all very busy people, so it is fun to take some time to visit and get to know each other a little better. Also, talking to Friends and meeting new Friends who came to the library to buy books is a real plus.

I also wish to thank those whose donations of books and tapes make our book sales possible. We are always accepting gently used materials for our book sales. You can bring them by anytime during library hours.

Because of our book sale fundraiser, our Summer Reading Programs are going to be the best ever.

Candy Jo Keserick v

SWEET BEST WISHES

At the April Friends of the Library Board of Directors meeting, Mary Lou Robillard advised us that she and Ron were going to start acting like retired folks; rocking chairs, sunsets, travel, with not a care in the world! No real news there, eh? But even if those activities were all that were on her plate, Mary Lou was stepping down from her Director’s role with Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. Mary Lou had performed as the chairperson of our See’s Candy Fundraiser for the past several years; therefore, parting will truly be such sweet sorrow. So whenever you see a See’s Candy or one of our See’s reminders, think a good thought for Mary Lou and Ron as they navigate their way on to the next step in life. Blessings on them, and Thanks for all their good works for our Library! Come back and see us any time.

The Board v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

In addition to the lovely Spring weather we enjoyed a number of successful Friends events at the JT Library. The Spring See’s Candy fundraiser was a yummy success and the April book sale was equally successful. I would like to thank all the Friends members, especially the Board members, whose time and talents contributed to the success of these events. Most of the funds that were raised support children’s programs at the library. The Eggstravaganza held in April was a fun filled day!

About seventy-five children and their families spent several hours coloring eggs, assembling crafts and having lots of fun winning prizes in our Cake Walk. Thanks to the generosity of our Friends we awarded sixteen Easter baskets and sixty prizes to our young attendees! No child left empty handed or without a smile on their face! Kudos to Candy Jo and Sandy for their invaluable assistance at the prize table, to Mary Lou for manning the See’s candy sales, and to Gladys for Bunny Hopping our children through the day!!

It is always a privilege to enjoy beautiful art and to meet and learn about the artist. Special thanks to Susan Abbott whose Artist Reception was fascinating! You can see Susan’s art at the library through July. Special thanks also to the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Janis Commentz for their generous efforts in sponsoring and curating Art Above the Shelves!

It’s HERE!!! Time for our biggest program event of the year: the Summer Reading Program!!! This year we are inviting readers of all ages: children-teens-adults, to join the Galactic Forces to have an out of this world adventure through reading! All ages can earn tickets to special drawings just by reading!!!

Our SRP schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm, is Registration Kick Off Day

SRP performers will appear Tuesdays at 1:00pm, beginning June 16th, when Franklin Haynes will return with his very popular marionettes. Magic, cool science, live animals, Ronald McDonald and a prize drawing will all be just part of the SRP this summer. Wednesday’s at 11:00am our youngest forces will meet for our Preschool Story Time. We are very excited to announce our local Joshua Tree Branch Library Grand Prize winners will receive 4 complimentary Disneyland 1 Day Park Hopper passes!!!!!!

Thank you for all you do to support keeping children of our community reading throughout the summer which supports their literacy year round. The importance of literacy as a key factor in school success has long been established….be a good example and let your children, (and for some of us-grandchildren), see YOU reading. We look forward to seeing all of our Friends at the library this summer!!!!!

Penny Mason v

ART ABOVE THE SHELVES

Special thanks to Susan Abbott whose Artist Reception was fascinating! You can see Susan’s art at the library through July.

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SPRING AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

A big thanks to Tom & Greg Kenny, and Clay Gibert too for their help with the sale. We welcome all of those who became new Friends at the book sale.

Plus, a big thanks to all who bought books at our sale, the Little Engine That Could, DID!!!

Support the JT Library by donating gently used books and tapes for our next book sale which will be held this fall.

Gladys Kovaleff, Membership Charperson v

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs - Wednesday’s at 11:00am.

Summer Reading Program - Saturday, June 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm, Registration Kick Off Day

SRP Performers will appear Tuesday’s at 1:00pm, beginning June 16th

Artist Display and Reception -- watch for our next artist coming in August.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome.

Annual General Membership Meeting-prior to the June meeting, the Annual General Membership meeting will be held. At that time we will vote for board members and officers for the coming year.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March 2015

FROM THE PRESIDENT

January rains bring spring flowers. It also brings spring cleaning. Please keep our library in mind when you are through with your gently used books and tapes. We will gratefully accept your donations.

So many fun things are planned at our library this year, and for all ages. Please remember to join us for our Spring program to be held Saturday, April 4th.

Thank you for supporting our See’s Candy fundraiser. Super big thanks to Jayne, Maryanne, and Penny for their help at the library during the See’s sales. We also wish to thank Vons and Petco for allowing us to setup and sell at their businesses, and our Friends of the Library teams who manned the sales tables. The Friday we set up at Petco, it was raining “cats & dogs”. Petco not only invited us in, they provided a table, tablecloth and padded chairs. The team was overjoyed to man the table that day.

Finally, we wish to thank those (you know who you are), for continuing to give weekly to our library.

Happy reading to all!

Candy Jo Keserick v

SEE’S SPRING CANDY FUNDRAISER

The FOJTL had one of the most successful Holiday See’s Candy programs we’ve ever experienced. We had a table at Vons Grocery and one at Petco, but most candy sales were made through the JT Library. We wish to thank all of the Friends and library personnel who helped to make this sale so successful. We also had candy bars and lollypops for sale with a Valentine theme. Now the Spring Sale is upon us. Candy has been ordered and should be available for sale by the 12th of March. In addition to the 1lb boxes, we will offer the individual Easter Eggs in 3 different flavors and a Chick gift box. We are keeping the price down to $6.00 for the Eggs, Please remember to stop by the Library to pre-order and purchase from our Spring See’s Candy Fundraiser. 100% of the profits go to help fund the Summer Reading Program.

MaryLou Robillard, See's Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Our current artist is Noreen Lawlor whose work is on display through April. Noreen gave an interesting talk on January 17th.

Our next artist display will be the work of Susan Abbott. Susan will give her talk on April 25th.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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SPRING AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

The Friends spring silent auction and book sale will be held Thursday(members only day), April 16th, from 3pm to 7pm, through Wednesday(2 bucks a bag day), April 22nd, from 11am to 5pm, Friday, the library is closed. Saturday sale hours are from 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday sale hours are from 11am to 7pm.

Are your library shelves overflowing? Do you own books that you are unlikely to read, or read again? If so, you can make some space in your library and support the JT Library by donating gently used books and tapes for our upcoming spring book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Although it’s early in the year it almost seems like Spring already!

We have experienced a couple of staff changes at the library. Many of you know our page Jayne by her friendly helpful smile. Unfortunately for us Jayne has resigned, but she did so in order to complete her education. Although we will all miss her I know we all wish her well in completing her educational goals.

We have gained a new youth services staff member. Bianca Stoker, aka, Miss Bianca, is the bright, energetic and friendly new leader of our children’s services at the branch. Ms. Stoker graduated from Azusa Pacific University and studied abroad before returning back home to the Morongo Basin. Please take a moment to stop and welcome her the next time you are in the branch!

The upcoming youth programs will include:

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays through June 2nd. Amazing stories meet songs, puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

On Wednesdays from March 1st to April 11th we will be offering two sessions of our very popular toddler program, Toddler Boot Camp. Due to the high demand for this fun, high energy program we will offer this program at 11:00 am and at 1:00 pm. Toddler Boot Camp has an emphasis on music and movement while still promoting literacy.

This year our Spring Egg-stravaganza will be on April 4th. This fun, free (courtesy of the Friends!!) holiday program features holiday themed crafts, egg coloring and a good old fashioned Cake Walk for prizes, including some Easter Baskets!

Please invite any families with children you know to attend our children’s programs!

Remember to look for information in this newsletter on our See’s Spring Candy fundraiser!!!

Best wishes for a wonderful Spring!!

Penny Mason v

MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to all Friends for their continued support.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs -Tuesdays at 11:00am through June 2nd.

Toddler Boot Camp – two sessions on Wednesdays from March 1st to April 11th. First session is 11am and 2nd session is 1pm.

Cover to Cover ages 4 to 12 – March 7th – April 18th. Children check out and read books to earn certificates for a burger or grilled cheese from In-n-Out.

Spring Egg-stravaganza- Saturday, April 4th from1030 to noon.

Silent Auction and Book Sale- April 16th – April 22nd.

Artist Reception – Saturday, April 25th.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

October, November, December, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Happy Holidays to our Friends!

It has been a very busy time at our library.

We had a very enjoyable and successful book sale and auction. Thank you to all who supported and/or volunteered their time and items for the sale.

October has been a busy month as I have said, and November starts our holiday activities.

Check our calendar for our programs and their dates, and come celebrate the season with our library.

Here’s to a wonderful holiday season for us all!

Candy Jo Keserick v

SEE’S CANDY FALL FUNDRAISER

See’s candy is back! It is currently for sale at the JT library. Also, orders may still be placed until the beginning of December.

MaryLou Robillard, See's Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Janis Commentz is our current artist on display at the Joshua Tree library. Janis gave a wonderful talk about her art, which is on display until Dec. 30th.

Our next artist will be Noreen Lawlor whose art will go up at the end of the year. Noreen will give her talk on January 17th, 2015.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

It’s the time of year when we are counting our blessings and giving thanks. The Friends of the Library is the biggest blessing of the Joshua Tree library. I am very thankful for all the Friends do for the library all year, every year.

Many thanks go out to all of the Friends whose hard work and dedication was the main factor that contributed to the Fall book sale being a great success. I am always proud and encouraged that the Friends in Joshua Tree are able to fundraise so successfully in our comparatively small community! Thank you to all of our Friends who patronize the book sale as well. You are all a blessing!

Thanks to our fundraising chair Mary Lou Robillard who has been working for months to prepare for our biggest fundraiser of the year, the See’s Holiday Candy Sale! How can you, as a Friend of the Library help? Spread the word!!!! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and other groups you participate in that the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library are again offering See’s Candy for sale at the library. Many See’s items are available at the library and any item that is offered by See’s in their fundraising program can be special ordered for pick up in December. Call the library or visit www.joshuatreefol.org/events.htm for more information!

December children’s programs offered will include: Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday’s through December 16th. Amazing stories meet songs, puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

Santa’s Workshop is back this December! A fun day of holiday stories, crafts and pictures with Santa all for FREE courtesy of the Friends!! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

Penny Mason v

MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to our Friends members for their continued support. Because of you we were able to give $14,000.00 to our library for new computers and a new system that includes wi-fi. Again a huge thank you to all.

Gladys kovaleff, Pam Robles Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Santa’s Workshop and pictures with Santa-Saturday, December 13th, from 1pm to 3pm.

Preschool Story Time age 3-5yrs -Tuesdays at 11:00am through December 16th.

Artist talk & reception-Saturday, January 17th, 2015

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

For more information on library activities, please call or come by the library.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

July, August, September, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

They are here! Have you seen them? Our new computers are here. Also, we now have wi-fi available. Our new computers are pretty and fast! Be sure to come by the library and try them out.

With the heat of summer mostly past, we can get ready for a busy fall.

Our fall book sale is right around the corner. Friends of the Joshua Tree Library would welcome your gently used books and related items. We would appreciate your help with the sale if you or someone you know is available.

Our See’s Candy holiday pre-sale order forms will soon be at the library. We should also have some candy on hand during the book sale.

As my granddaughter McKenna told me, there are only 15 more Fridays before Christmas.

Happy reading to all,

Candy Jo Keserick v

FALL BOOK SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

Our silent auction is now in progress and will close on Saturday, October 4th at 12:00pm.

Book Sale dates: Thursday, October 2nd from 3-6pm, Friends members only. Friday-library closed. Saturday through Wednesday, the book sale is open to the public. Saturday, October 4th 9am to 5pm. Monday & Tuesday, October 6th & 7th, 11am to 7pm. Wednesday, October 8th, 11am to 5pm, 2 bucks a bag all day.

We are continuing to offer our Friends members a coupon for a free book valued up to $5.00. The coupon is attached to this newsletter and will also be available at the book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

In the last newsletter I spoke about the time ahead being our busiest of the year. Summer reading program 2014 was again a super summer success! Over 150 participants signed up for the summer reading program and over 700 attended the family program performances! Our average attendance at programs was just under 100! Many thanks to all of the Friends for the support you give to help provide fun and educational activities in Joshua Tree for many children and families.

October 11th at 12:30pm Friends will host an artist talk with local artist Janis Commentz. Janis’ lovely images will be on display at the library Sept 30th to Dec 30th. The artist talk and reception is an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the artist about their methods and development and to speak with them while their art is on exhibit at the branch. I encourage you to mark your calendar for this program.

Fall children’s programs offered will include:

Kids on the Move-Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. through September 24tt and from October 15th through November 19th. Ages 0-5 years. Join us as we jump, clap and shake our way through each class. Through fun songs and active stories we strive to model a fun yet healthy exercise routine for your little ones. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years, is held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesdays, through December 17th. Hear amazing stories, songs, meet puppets and more. This program promotes a love of reading, encourages letter recognition and listening skills, and also provides an opportunity for socialization.

Our adult book club will return on Tuesdays beginning October 14th and will continue through November 18th. The adult book club is led by Library Assistant Mary Anne Eason.

Best wishes for a wonderful Fall!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY FALL FUNDRAISER

For those of you who are looking forward to the annual See's candy sales for the holidays, we will soon have the order forms available at the library. Early orders will be available for Thanksgiving, good for giving and having at family gatherings. Also, at the Book Sale, a limited number of See's candy bars, lollipops and 1# boxes will be available to purchase and enjoy during the fall season.

MaryLou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

On Saturday, October 11th, at 1230pm, local artist Janis Commentz will give a talk about her art, which will be on display at the library from September 30th through December 30th. Information regarding Janis and her work is on the Friends web site.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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MEMBERSHIP

Thanks to our Friends members for their continued support. Because of you we were able to give $14,000.00 to our library for new computers and a new system that includes wi-fi. Again a huge thank you to all.

Gladys kovaleff, Pam Robles Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Silent Auction and Book Sale - October 2nd-October 8th-see article for details.

October 11th, Saturday at 1230pm - Artist talk and reception with Janis Commentz, light refreshments.

October 15th through November 19th - Kids On The Move 0-5yrs

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am through December 17th

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
DirectorGinny Lilly
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director:Sandra Kaye
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

April, May, June, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

It was with deeply felt honor I represented all past Friends presidents on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

On that day, the FOJTL Board gave Penny, the Joshua Tree Librarian, a check for $14,000.00 to replace all 14 guest and staff computers! This included upgrading our antiquated system and offering WIFI to all library members. The projected installation date is June.

My thanks to the dedication of those who have given their time and support to the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library since 2005.

Through the See’s Candy sales, silent auctions, twice a year book sales, and other programs, the Friends will be able to help our local library meet its needs in the future.

Have a great summer and come visit our library often.

Sincerely yours,

Candy Jo Keserick v

SPRING BOOK SALE

Silent auction now in progress. Auction closes on Saturday, May 3rd at 12:00pm.

Book Sale dates: Thursday, May 1st from 3-6pm, Friends members only. Friday-library closed. Saturday through Wednesday, the book sale is open to the public. Saturday, May 3rd 9am to 5pm. Monday & Tuesday, May 5th & 6th, 11am to 7pm. Wednesday, May 7th, 11am to 5pm, 1 & 2 bucks a bag all day.

For the second year, we are offering our Friends members a coupon for a free book valued up to $5.00. The coupon is attached to this newsletter and will also be available at the book sale.

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FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Spring is really here, the wildflowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner! It’s our busiest time of year here at the library…

Our annual Eggstravaganza Easter program took place on April 19th. Over 100 children and their families attended this year! Thanks to the Friends for funding this much loved program!

Special thanks to all of our Friends who participated in and made our Spring See’s Fundraiser a success. I would like to especially thank our fundraising chairperson MaryLou Robillard!

May 1st from 3:00pm to 6:00pm will bring the Friends of the Library only preview book sale. Hope to see all of our Friends there for this special early opportunity for Friends to pick some of the best books! The book sale will continue through May 7th. See more on book sale times and dates in this newsletter.

On May 10th at 3:00pm we are excited to be hosting Jamie Haney who will speak on and present photos of her recent hike of the entire Pacific Crest Trail. Jamie has worked in the environmental field for years and will have a unique and interesting perspective to share on her journey. It promises to be well attended so you’ll want to arrive early for this program!

May 17th at 12:30pm the Friends will host an artist talk with local artist Deane Locke. You can view her beautiful watercolor works now on exhibit at the library.

I am sad to report that Thomas, our youth services lead, recently resigned. He will be missed by the children and families. Our children’s program will continue and I will be providing Youth Services in the interim until a new Youth Services staff member can be brought on board. And we have lots going on!

Toddler Boot Camp will return on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning April 30th and continue through June 4th. This program is designed for children ages 1-3 years old and features high energy songs with lots of movement to inspire healthy physical activity. This program also encourages the development of gross motor skills, following directions, stretching and being active. Come join the fun on Wednesdays!

Preschool Story Time, for children ages 3-5 years old will continue at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday’s through June 3rd. Beginning June 18th Preschool Story Time will move to Wednesday’s at 11:30a.m. Until August 1st for the summer reading program.

Our biggest children’s event of the year, Summer Reading Program, will begin with a registration Kick Off Day at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 17th. With the help of the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library we are happy to be able to again offer many fun family program performances this summer. There will be magic, juggling, puppets, animals and crafts. The first program will be Tuesday June 24th at 1:00 p.m. and will feature John Abrams Animals and Magic Show. John performed at the Joshua Tree branch a few years ago and always delivers an entertaining and fun show! Please tell any families you know about these fun programs that keep our children reading through the summer which helps children retain their reading skills while they are on summer vacation!

Happy summer and many thanks to the Friends for all your support of the Joshua Tree Library!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING FUNDRAISER

Thank you for your support of our See’s Candy fundraiser recently held by the Friends at the JT library.

MaryLou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Deane Locke is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. There will be an artist reception and talk with Ms. Locke on Saturday at 12:30pm, May 17th. Information regarding Deane and her work is on the Friends web site.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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MEMBERSHIP

The membership chairmanship would like to thank all of you for your constant support of our little library, which reminds me of the book: The Little Engine That Could. WELL WE COULD and did! $14,000.00 for 14 new computers for the library.

Again a huge thank you.

Gladys kovaleff, Pam Robles Membership v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

Silent Auction and Book Sale-May 1st through May 7th-see article for details.

Apr 30th through June 4th Wednesdays at 11am-toddler boot camp, 2nd session

May 10th Saturday at 3pm-Jamie Haney talk on PCT, with light refreshments.

May 17th Saturday at 1230pm – Artist talk and reception with Deane Locke, light refreshments.

June 17th Tuesday at 100pm-Summer Reading Program registration. The first program will be on June 24th Tuesday at 100pm.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am through June 3rd, then on June 18th will move to Wednesdays at 1130am til Aug 1st.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com

January, February, March, 2014

FROM THE PRESIDENT

With Spring comes change.

Unhappily, we had to say goodbye to President Marjorie Franklin due to her increased teaching commitments. We wish her and Alex well.

I, Candy Jo Keserich, Vice President of the FOJTL Board, have been voted to take over as President, and I have agreed to step forward and accept this office. Though I have been an active member of the Auxiliary to VFW Post 7264, Joshua Tree, for many years, the work done by the library board is new to me. I wish to thank the Board for their confidence in my abilities. I also wish to thank them, and Penny Mason, the JT Librarian, for their guidance as I learn the “ropes”. I look forward to serving as the Friends President.

Sincerely yours,

Candy Jo Keserick v

FROM THE LIBRARIAN

Hello Friends!

Although it is only February it already feels like Spring and we have lots of exciting new happenings at the library.

First, I would like to comment on the departure of Marjorie Franklin as the President of our Friends of the Library Board. Marjorie’s term as president was distinguished by her knowledgeable and dedicated leadership in FOL Board meetings, the curating of art exhibits, and successful oversight of book sales and See’s Candy fundraisers. Under Marjorie’s direction the Friends continued to support children’s programming, purchased new materials and DVD’s for the JT branch, and grew the Friends fund. Other pursuits have called her away from the Board but we will be forever grateful for her time as President and wish her well in her future endeavors.

For the first time, the library will host an Adult Book Club series of meetings. This program will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. beginning March 4th and will continue through April 8th. Library Assistant Mary Anne Eason is uniquely qualified to head this series as she holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology. She will lead adults in reading six fiction and non-fiction titles, each with a focus on a different aspect of local history. Come explore our rich local history, from local homesteaders to native petroglyph art. The library will include information on suggested field trips to local sites related to the book topics.

Saturday March 1st at 1:00 p.m. the library will host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party in conjunction with a national Dr. Seuss birthday/Read Across America event. Local sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to read Dr. Seuss stories and children will be invited to create crafts assisted by Nation Honor Society teen volunteers. The celebration will conclude with children singing Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss and enjoying Cat in the Hat Cake and Pink Yink Ink drink. Join us for this fun celebration and have your picture taken with The Cat in the Hat!

Thomas, our youth services lead, recently concluded a six week session of our very popular new children’s program, ‘Toddler Boot Camp’. If you missed the first six week session Toddler Boot Camp will return on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. beginning April 30th and continue through June 4th. This fun program is designed for children ages 1-3 years old and features high energy songs with lots of movement to inspire healthy physical activity. This program also encourages the development of gross motor skills, following directions, stretching and being active. Come join the fun on Wednesdays!

Look for information regarding our Spring/Easter See’s Candy Fundraiser in this newsletter!!

Penny Mason v

SEE’S CANDY SPRING FUNDRAISER

Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will once again be offering our See's Candy Spring Fund Raiser. The first order will go in March 10th, so check in with the Library now to get your pre-order form. See's candy is getting more and more popular here in the Morongo Basin, but please remember to make your purchases here at the JT Library as the money earned through this fund raiser goes to the library programs for our children, especially the summer reading programs. These programs are getting more and more popular with our families, we are proud to report. Thank you for your support and do enjoy some See's Candy.

MaryLou Robillard, See’s Chairperson v

ARTIST DISPLAY

Louise Marler is our current artist whose work is on display at the JT library. Information regarding Louise and her work is on the Friends web site. Our next artist will be Deane Locke. Mr. Locke will be showing his work at the library starting mid-March.

The artist exhibition is part of a continuing series of art shows sponsored by the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library. The exhibitions are curated by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council.

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ODE TO MARJORIE

Let me count the ways to thank Marjorie Franklin for all that she has done for our FOJTL:
1. Always began our meetings with greetings to all.
2. Kept us focused when we tended to run amuck .
3. Her calm demeanor (I envied so much).
4. Her intelligence when we looked into a new building for our library.
5. Working with new artists for display in our library.
6. One of our biggest jobs, two book sales a year, lining up worker bees.
As for me, her sweet smile.
I am sure too, that she will miss us as much we will miss her.

Gladys Kovaleff, Corresponding sec. and membership co-chair v

MEMBERSHIP

For information on becoming a Friends member, contact the library or go on line to our website.

Gladys kovaleff, Membership Chairperson v

DATES TO REMEMBER!

See’s Candy at the JT Library – pre-orders now.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration - Saturday, March 1st at 1pm.

Adult Book Club Series -Tuesdays at 6pm, from March 4th through April 8th.

Artist reception and talk-TBD. Please check with the library early March for dates.

Toddler Boot Camp (2nd session)-April 30th – June 4th, Wednesday mornings at 11:00am.

Preschool Story Time-Tuesdays at 11:00am.

FOJTL monthly board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month at 8:30am. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS WEB SITE

Click here to find out about Friends membership details, current and upcoming events at the library, artist display and reception, browse the DVD collection Thanks to Phil Gohr for creating our website, and special thanks to webmaster Dan Stork whose invaluable assistance helps to keep our website current.

 

 

 

Our Mission:

to build a partnership between the library and the community and to advocate for quality library service for all the people of Joshua Tree.

 

Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2013-2014
President:Candy Jo Keserick
Vice President:
Treasurer:Fred Klintworth
Recording Secretary:Diane Klintworth
Corresponding Secretary:Gladys Kovaleff
Director:Mary Lou Robillard
Director, Newsletter Editor:Pam Robles
Director Emeritus:Ginny Lilly

 

 

 


Joshua Tree Branch Library
6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-8615

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday.......11am - 7pm
Thursday...................10am - 6pm
Friday.....................Closed
Saturday...................10am - 2pm
Sunday.....................Closed

 

 

 


From the Editor

Please let us know if you would like to receive the newsletter by email.
Comments are always welcome. Any corrections should be sent to the
Joshua Tree Library,
6465 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252,
Attn: Pam Robles, FOJTL newsletter,
or email:pamrobles@roadrunner.com