Culver City Friends of the Library
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
4975 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 559-1676



Welcome to the Culver City Friends of the Library website! The Friends are a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Your support enables the Culver City Julian Dixon Library to enrich its resources, enhance its services, and expand its programs to maximize the Library's role and usefulness in the community.

At our Annual Meeting last month Librarian Kelly Conn presented what could best be described as the "State of the Library."

Click here to download a PDF file of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library
2020 Annual Summary.

Important Information about Library Services

To donate books to the Friends of the Library, please use the donation bin in the library parking lot (NOT the library book return bin!), preferably during library open hours (M-F 10 am-5 pm). If you have more than 4 or 5 bags or boxes, please contact us at info@ccfol.org to arrange a drop-off time. Thank you for your continued support.

In light of the decision by the County Library to cancel all programming through the end of March 2020 due to the coronavirus, the Culver City Friends of the Library have decided we will postpone our One Book, One City celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library as well. We will reschedule some of the programs, as well as the appearance by Lisa See, author of On Gold Mountain. We will let you know as soon as new dates are established. Although Ms. See was going to be here on Saturday, April 4, we felt the situation was still too fluid to be able to fully appreciate her visit, so we will work with her to find another date that will work. We will also be postponing the Anniversary Party that was originally scheduled for April 1. We will send out new information as soon as we have it.

The following is a letter from the County about their plans and procedures:
Dear customers,All LA County Library locations remain open during regular operating hours. However, out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling all programs and events scheduled through March 31, 2020. In addition, toys in the children’s area will be removed to protect children and families.Both precautionary measures against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are in line with the latest recommendations from the LA County Department of Public Health. Please see our website for more information on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this time.You can continue to access LA County Library’s collection of digital resources, which give our cardholders 24/7 access to our eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and TV, classes, homework help and tutoring, family engagement tips, and more.The safety of our staff and customers is our biggest priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your continued understanding and support.

The following is for informational purposes only. All events at the Library have been cancelled.

I am please to announce that the Friends of the Library will once again sponsor One Book, One City as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. In March, we will collectively be reading Lisa See's novel, On Gold Mountain.

When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in the cool, dark recesses of her family's antiques store in Los Angeles Chinatown. There her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colorful stories of missionaries, concubines, Tong wars, glamorous nightclubs, and the determined struggle to triumph over racist laws and discrimination. As an adult, See spent five years collecting the details of her family's remarkable history. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portrait that is at once particular and universal. On Gold Mountain was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book.

Lisa See is a New York Times bestselling author. She was the recipient of the Golden Stake Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker's Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.

Lisa See will be speaking at the Library on Saturday, April 4th, at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to all. Reception will follow.

Michael Laase
Culver City Friends of the Library

Click the following 2 links for additional information about this years events.

On Gold Mountain Book Club Guide

On Gold Mountain Activities


To celebrate 100 years of Incorporation for Culver City

This project commemorates the Centennial through various forms of fiber art by portraying some of the iconic aspects of Culver City, past and present. More than thirty members of the community, ages 8 to 80, collaborated in the creation of this wall hanging, which commenced in May and was sponsored by CCFOL. It was inspired by the California Yarnscapes project of Yarn Bombing LA that was displayed at the Autry Museum last spring, and attempts to depict some of the history and locales that are dear to the hearts of Culver City residents. The main panel was displayed at City Hall on September 20, as part of the Culver City Birthday Party. The two flanking panels depict some of the past history of Culver City, even prior to the incorporation of the city, and some of the arts, activities, films and TV shows that have been part of the city. A legend, explaining the various components will be available at the library as well. The main panel is 5'x7', and the two additional panels are approximately 5' square.




Mayor's Award

Filmmaker Amit Gupta

Click here to see this award winning video

Centennial Award

Filmmaker Moses J. Fritz.

Violet Fritz, Winner of the Best Actress award.

Click here to see this award winning video

Click here to see the photos of the Not So Wimpy Film Festival.--

Discover & Go is a partnership between libraries and cultural institutions. With a LA County Library card, you can reserve FREE family passes to local museums and cultural attractions through the Discover & Go online portal.

You can check it out here: http://www.colapublib.org/DiscoverGo/

Culver City Friends of the Library annual
Meeting and Installation Dinner 2017

PHOTOS Click Here

One Book, One City

Donor photo taken at the 2014 Installation Dinner Event

Click here for the original photo not sized to fit.



Click here to view the Donor list for the Library Centennial Renovation Project

and see some project details

Click here to see the entire 7 page collection of "Edible Books 2011"

Click here to see a partial listing of titles purchased by the CCFOL for our Library

Click here to see photos of the CCFOL knitting class.

Click here for the Whip Cream Butter Cream Icing recipe.

Click here to see the Culver City Friends of the Library knitting class photos.

Click here for an application.

The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue in Culver City.

For more information, pick up a flyer at the library or phone, write or email the Culver City Friends of the Library, www.ccfol.org, and (310) 559-1676.


Culver City Julian Dixon Library
Culver City Friends of the Library-www.ccfol.org
4975 Overland Avenue, Culver City
(310) 559-1676

For ADA accommodation, call
County of Los Angeles Public Library (310) 830-0231 (voice) or (310) 830-4532 (TTY)
www.colapublib.org Monday-Friday 8-5 at least 6 days prior to event