Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Terns of Endearment

 


Donna Andrews' capable detective Meg Langslow faces a new mystery in Terns of Endearment.  This time Meg and her entire family are off on a cruise to the Bahamas.  Soon the ship has broken down in the middle of the ocean, a much hated romance writer has jumped (or been pushed?) to her suspected death, Meg’s grandfather’s assistant is missing, and the ship’s captain isn’t cooperating. 

As always, Andrews offers us a light-hearted mystery peopled by lovably capable eccentrics.  I would recommend this to anyone who wants a bit of escape and note that the book is enjoyable even if you haven’t been following the series. 


Sunday, August 14, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

Check out some of the exciting programming on offer from the library this week. Visit our online calendar for the complete selection…

Sunday
3:00 Scrabble Fun (Arroyo Seco Branch - In person)

Monday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (register)

Tuesday
11:00 Get Ready for Kindergarten (Register)
4:00 Coping With Mass Violence (LAPL YouTube)

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Edendale Up Close Concert: Riad Abdel-Gawad (email eden@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
4:00 LA Made Something in Common: Virtual Tour (LAPL YouTube)
6:00 Discover the Life-Changing Power of Meditation (email wwood@lapl.org for link)

Friday 
4:00 Your Author Series: Katherine Trejo (LAPL YouTube)

Saturday
10:00-1:00 Council District 14 Library Reopening Celebration (Arroyo Seco Branch - In person)

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

History of Highland Park

 

Here is a short little article by Kathleen Chew titled “Franklin history depicts changes and successes” printed on 2/26/1986.  Read it for a quick snapshot of Franklin High School related trivia.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

 This time let’s ask what was the average annual income across all industries in California in 2020?

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Council District 14 Library Reopening Celebration


 

Please join Councilmember Kevin de León and the Los Angeles Public Library for a celebration of the Re-Opening of the Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library. Stop by to 

  • Chat with the Councilmember and his representatives as well as friendly library staff. 
  • Share your favorite books with us. 
  • Sign up for a library card. 
  • Take a tour of the library and learn about its resources.  

Light refreshments will be served on the patio.

    All of this will happen on August 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.     


Monday, August 8, 2022

Game Day

 (of the non-electronic variety)


If you’re in the mood for some good old fashioned scrabble make plans to join us on Sunday, August 14 at 3:00.  We welcome all comers --- even complete novices.  

This will be friendly, though there will (of course) be one winner.  Will that be you?  See you there.

…by the way if you have a scrabble game board bring it along…


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

Check out some of the exciting programming on offer from the library this week. Visit our online calendar for the complete selection…

Monday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (register)
4:00 Teen Council: Helping Researchers Using Science Apps (email deklund@lapl.org)

Tuesday
10:00 Introduction to Meditation (email wvally@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Poetry Open Mic (email wwood@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
9:30 Storytime & Crafts With Shokoufeh (email smoghtassed@lapl.org for link)
4:30 We the People Wednesdays: Immigration Resources (email teens@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
4:00 LA Made Rabbi Steve Leder: A Conversation (LAPL YouTube)
6:30 Get Ready for Kindergarten (register)

Friday 
10:00 Yoga & Meditation With Master John (email dmatthews@lapl.org for link)

Saturday
10:00 Social Justice Book Club for Kids (email cquinn@lapl.org for link)

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

History of (not quite) Highland Park

 


Here we have a lengthy article from the 1966 Pasadena Courier titled “A visit to San Marino” that provides an in depth look at the aforementioned place beginning in 1770 and moving forward to the then current 1966.  This 5 page article is full of pictures and you can even see the advertisements for added fun.  Take a look.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….


This week we asked what the library’s tool to help you with getting your work into book form is.  The answer is Pressbooks

Pressbooks is a public self-publishing platform. It will enable you to create, edit, format and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—no matter how far along it may be.  You can find Pressbooks with a visit the library’s Research & Homework page and access it with your library card. You’ll find it under P.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Weil Conjectures

 


In The Weil Conjectures Karen Olsson writes an interesting book that is part biography, part a musing on mathematics and what can be known, and part self-reflection.  The book meanders, changing topics with each new paragraph, and flows in a highly personalized, dare I say stream of consciousness, style.  Objectively Olsson tells the story of Andre Weil, a well known 20th century mathematician, and his sister Simone Weil, a philosopher, mystic, and social activist.  She uses this framework to also tell of her own personal journey through, and relation to, the field of mathematics as well as to riff off mathematical themes and personages suggested in passing by topics as they arise. 

 Although the book was so different I struggle trying to describe it, it was interesting and highly approachable.  The reader needs to know no math to understand the book and needs to know no math to find the book interesting.  I would recommend it to anyone interested in bouncing around the idea of pursuing the unknown from very unique angles.


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

This is the last week of the Summer Reading Challenge.  If you’re not signed up, what are you waiting for? Visit www.lapl.org/summer to enroll. If you are signed up make sure you get all of your work accounted for.  In either case check out some of the exciting programming on offer from the library during the week. Visit our online calendar for the complete selection…

Monday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (register)
All Day/All Week Take & Make Paper Helicopters (ask at Arroyo Seco Information Desk)

Tuesday
10:00 Introduction to Meditation (email wvally@lapl.org for link)
3:30 Introduction to Tarot (email lfeliz@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Dungeons and Dragons for Teens (email emeehan@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
10:00 Feldenkrais/Awareness Through Movement® Class (email prncho@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Teens Money 101 (email teens@lapl.org for link)

Friday 
10:00 Yoga & Meditation With Master John (email dmatthews@lapl.org for link)

Saturday
10:00 End of Summer Celebration in the Park (note: held at Eagle Rock Rec. Center - 1100 Eagle Vista Drive)

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

History of Highland Park…


 Here (https://dbase1.lapl.org/webpics/calindex/documents/10/520333.pdf) we have a collection of newspaper articles and images about the end of Union Pacific Rail operations in the Highland Park area. Apparently it was halted to make way for freeway construction. It is actually quite interesting. Take a look.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

Did you know the library has a tool that will help you get your work set in eBook & print-ready formats? This week we ask you to find that tool.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Arroyo Book Club's August Pick

 


August is a non-fiction month for the Arroyo Book Club and this time around we’ll be reading The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal.  To quote from the book's description:

This fascinating book traces the parallel stories of nineteenth-century art patron Charles Ephrussi and his unique collection of 360 miniature netsuke Japanese ivory carvings, documenting Ephrussi's relationship with Marcel Proust and the impact of the Holocaust on his cosmopolitan family.

I’ll be ordering copies and putting them on the shelf under the window by the Circulation Desk (where I have always put them).  You may also order a copy for yourself directly by following this link

We will be meeting to discuss the book on August 27 at 3:00.  We will again be enjoying a hybrid meeting so you may choose to attend either in person or virtually.  If you’d like to attend via Zoom email ayosco@lapl.org so I can add you to the link list.