Special Events

The Bus to Books

Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Bus to the Festival of Books at USC will depart from the Library at 7:30a.m. and return around 6:00p.m.  To sign up, please visit the Friends Bookstore!

Cost is $20 for Members of the Friends.  $30 for nonmembers.


Lincoln Shrine Book Sale and Open House

Saturday, February 4th will be an exciting day at the Lincoln Shrine, located across the park behind the A.K. Smiley Public Library.  In addition to the regularly scheduled monthly book sale at the Library, there will also be a Friends of the Library sponsored book sale at the Shrine.  The Shrine is also featuring its 45th Annual Open House Event.

The Friends will be holding a sale of Civil War and Lincoln-related books at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine on February 4th from 10:30am to 3:00pm.  Come early for the best selection, and stay for the festivities!

Visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine on Saturday, February 4 from 11:00am to 3:00pm for the annual Lincoln Shrine Open House. For the 45th year, the Shrine celebrates the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War with a day of music, reenactor presentations, and activities for the whole family. Renowned Lincoln presenter Robert Broski will be on hand to greet visitors, along with the 7th Michigan Cavalry on horseback and the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, whose cannon demonstrations are a highlight every year.

Given the success of the 2016 festivities, the Open House will once again be coupled with the annual Lincoln Pilgrimage, a program hosted by the Grayback District of California Inland Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America since 1940. Mark your calendar because this grand Lincolnpalooza is a can’t miss event!

Mark your calendar now; you don’t want to miss this unique and historic activity. Look for more information in the February newsletter.

The Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library often host special events. Please refer to this page to see what is coming up!

For more information, call 909-798-7685.