Tuesday, May 31 , 2016, 5:26 am | Overcast 57º

Solvang Senior Center, Library Holding Holiday Book Sale, Craft Fair and Knitting Bazaar

By Wendy Motta for the Solvang Library |

Solvang Library and Solvang Senior Center volunteers will be holding a joint Holiday Book Sale, Craft Fair and Knitting Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive in Solvang.

“We are excited about having this joint venture to benefit both the Solvang Library and the Solvang Senior Center,” said Wendy Motta, the library’s volunteer coordinator. “This season we have a huge selection of hardback fiction, as well as countless non-fiction titles, which make great gifts for under the tree, not to mention crafts handmade by volunteers. Our book sales are instrumental in raising funds for our volunteer program, as well as for our lending collection.”

While the sale includes many collectors’ items, most books are priced reasonably, at $2 and lower. Additionally, library discards are available for half of the already low book sale prices.

“The Knitter Pearls at Solvang Senior Center have been creating wonderful gift ideas for the holidays all year long, including scarves, hats and knitted ornaments,” said Margo Kemp, organizer of the Knitting Bazaar. “Many items are made from local, woven alpaca thread, which is warm, soft and cuddly. All craft and knitting proceeds will go to the Solvang Senior Center and help to fund exercise programs, health education and meals.”

The Solvang Library is a branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library System. The Solvang Senior Center is a nonprofit organization serving Santa Ynez Valley seniors. For more information on the book sale or other library events, call 805.688.4214.

— Wendy Motta is a volunteer coordinator for the Solvang Library.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.


Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.