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Supporting the COD Library since 1970 - 760-776-7299

Mission

To maintain an organization, based at the College of the Desert, to share the members' enthusiasm for literature and libraries with the Coachella Valley Communities, and to raise funds to achieve these aims.

About the Friends

Since its formation and incorporation in 1970, the Friends have supported the COD Library through a variety of activities. They have sponsored author luncheons, book reviews, charter tours, teas, scholarship awards and more. Their primary fund-raising activity, a book sale called Twice Sold Tales, provides the Library with tens of thousands of dollars annually. This money provides vital materials, from books to equipment, that the library would not otherwise be able to obtain. Additionally, the Friends support the Library's Desert Collection by providing funds for new books and by creating a Desert Collection bibliography. This bibliography is available at the college library.

Become Involved!

Become one of over 400 Friends. 

Questions?  Call the Friends at 760-776-7299.

 
EVENTS:
 
Fall Book Sale - October 26-28, 2012
At the Cravens Student Services Center, Friday through Sunday October 26-28, 2012, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Members only sale on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Student membership is $2. Sunday is $3 a bag sale. No charge to attend.
 
Cookbook Sellabration - December 16, 2012
At the Cravens Student Services Center, Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm . We will be selling cookbooks, foodie fiction, chef biographies and memoirs, and cooking reference books. Vendors will be selling cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, food and cupcakes. No charge to attend.
 
Barnes & Noble Bookfair - January 17-20, 2012
Buy any book or product at Barnes & Noble, either on-line or a Westfield Mall, and mention a special voucher number to have a percentage of your sale donated to the Friends of the COD Library. No charge to attend.
 
Author Lunch with Heidi Durrow - February 16, 2013
At the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm . $60 for members and $65 for non-members includes lunch, speaker and copy of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, which received writer Barbara Kingsolver's 2008 Bellwether Prize for Literature of Social Change, and is already a book club favorite.
 
Spring Book Sale - April 26-28, 2013
At the Cravens Student Services Center on April 26-28, 2013, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Members only on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Student membership is $2. Sunday is $3 bag sale. No charge to attend.
 
Summer Book Sale - May 31 - June 2, 2013
At the Cravens Student Service Center on May 31- June 2, 2013, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Student membership is $2. Sunday is $3 bag sale. No charge to attend.
 


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