Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

This time around our question is less specific and more resource oriented. What tool does the library have that would help you work from idea through the opening of your own business?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The World of Makers

 


Curious about makers? Interested in creating things? Tune into hear from one man who is a maker.  Join us on Thursday, April 29 at 4:00 for Maker Talk: Bruce Dominguez from Call to Adventure.  

Our guest Maker Bruce Dominguez will be sharing with us his journey as a maker and showcasing his method for low-cost injection molding that can be done in your own workspace. You will take away/learn his process of sketching an idea, using CAD software to 3d model the concept, then fabricating it for injection molding. Prior experience in injection molding is desirable but not required.

Tune into YouTube Live and Facebook Live to join in the fun!


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Programming Coming up This Week

Some of the exciting programming on offer from the library this week.  Visit lapl.org/whats-on/calendar for the complete selection…

Monday
10:00 Yoga & Meditation with Master John (email dmatthews@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Foundations of Mindfulness: A Learning Circle (email ayosco@lapl.org for link)

Tuesday
10:30 Kids World Music with Thalia (email vmagaw@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Guitar and Songwriting (email teens@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
11:00 Body & Brain Tai Chi & Yoga (email vmagaw@lapl.org for link)
3:00 Hula - Dive into language: Kids learn Vietnamese (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Thursday
10:30 Job Search Assistance: Orientation to WorkSource (Register: http://bit.ly/JobSearchApril2021)
4:00 LA Made: A Journey Through Brazilian Music (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Friday
11:00 Bilingual Spanish Storytime (email mrobinson@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Your Author Series: LeUyen Pham (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Saturday
3:00 Arroyo Book Club discusses They Called Us Enemy (email ayosco@lapl.org for link)
  
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Friday, April 16, 2021

Jeeves and the King of Clubs

 


Ben Schott draws upon his obvious love of the writing of P.G. Wodehouse in his book Jeeves and the King of Clubs.  This book brings Jeeves (of course) as well as Bertie Wooster, his feckless friends, his vexatious aunts, and the many character filled women he is avoiding bringing to the altar to life. Schott does an excellent job with his characters and they all ring true to the originals.  

The tale revolves around the conceit that Jeeves’ club is really, or perhaps is also, an arm of the government and is involved in investigating potential enemies.  Bertie is called upon to assist and a complicated plot to determine the source of a cipher code is undertaken.

Schott does an excellent job with his characters while not brining quite the zany complexity to plot that Wodehouse managed.  Read it for a fun revisit with characters you love.


Thursday, April 15, 2021

History of Highland Park…

 


The article “This house if full of memories” by Jean Douglas Robson recounts the history of Sycamore Grove Mansion.  A very picturesque article, check it out for the interesting community details.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….


For this bi-weekly trivia question we asked what was the last film Peter Falk had a role in? The answer is Next, a 2007 work directed by Lee Tamahori. He played Irv.

The question and answer were found in Film Index International.  This database provides detailed film information on over 100,000 films from more than 170 countries from 1900.  Find it listed alphabetically under F on LAPL’s Research & Homework page and access it with your library card


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Programming Coming up This Week

Some of the exciting programming on offer from the library this week.  Visit lapl.org/whats-on/calendar for the complete selection…

Monday
10:00 Music Mondays: Nathalia's Bilingual Family Concert (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
6:00 Foundations of Mindfulness: A Learning Circle (email ayosco@lapl.org)

Tuesday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 Express Yourself! A Free Online Experimental Filmmaking Workshop for Kids and Teens (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Wednesday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 Hula - Dance that Tells a Story (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Thursday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 LA Made: They Called Us Enemy: An Intergenerational Conversation on Racial Injustice (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Friday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 NASA GLOBE: Science is Better Together (Register: bit.ly/trees21) 

Saturday
11:00 Docent Tour of Central Library Virtual (email docents@lapl.org for link)
  
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

History of Highland Park…

 


For more background on the local landmark the Southwest Museum check out this article, “Southwest museum groundbreaking mark 55th anniversary” by Roger Swanson.  The 1967 article is marking the 55th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Southwest Museum and it does so by telling the story of its founding. A fascinating look in to the past the article includes a few photographs. Check it out.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

 For this bi-weekly trivia question let’s ask what was the last film Peter Falk had a role in?

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Science Fun: The Night Sky…


Want to know what to look for in the night sky in April? Check out NASA’s Skywatching page for all the things to look for as well as all the information explaining what you see.  

Interesting to learn…. In India's time zone, Tuesday, April 13, 2021, marks the start of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu lunisolar religious calendar. The first of Chaitra is celebrated as New Year's Day and is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Chaitra Vishu or Puthandu in Ta.m.il Nadu, and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This starts the nine-day New Years’ celebration called Chaitra Navratri. These nine days are dedicated to forms of the Goddess Shakti. Many of the customs and rituals followed during Chaitra Navratri are similar to those for the fall celebration called Shardiya Navratri (in September or October). Chaitra Navratri ends with Ra.m.a Nava.m.i on April 21, 2021, celebrating the birthday of Lord Ra.m.a, so Chaitra Navratri is also called Ra.m.a Navratri.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Programming Coming up This Week

Join us this week for…

Monday
10:00 Music Mondays: Baila Baila (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
7:00 Pajama Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Tuesday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 NeiSci Tuesdays: Where Are the Stars? Light Pollution in Our Ecosystems (register)

Wednesday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 Ancient Homelands: Indigenous Music of North, Central and South America With Martin Espino (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Thursday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 LA Made: LA Roller Girls (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Friday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
3:30 Game Day! For Teens (email teens@lapl.org for link)

Saturday
10:00 Western Edge Writers: Self Directed Writing (email shannah@lapl.org for link)
  
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Check out the Library’s online calendar for the complete list of programming on offer.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

History of Highland Park….

 


Today we have a newspaper article by Eston McMahon all about the Southwest Museum.  The article is titled Southwest Museum Rich Storehouse and delves into the history and collection of the museum.  The article has a large number of included photographs.  Published by the Los Angeles Herald Examiner on 3/4/1967 it provides an interesting snapshot of a museum & its exhibits.  

Monday, March 29, 2021

Arroyo Book Club’s April Pick…

 


George Takei’s graphic novel They Called Us Enemy is our April book.  The fact that it is in graphic novel form will make it excitingly different for us. I know many of us don’t read graphic novels very often but I encourage you to give it a try.

Serendipitously, there is a library based LA Made program scheduled for April 15 centered around this book.  It will be at 4:00. The program description is: 
“Join us for this intergenerational conversation on racial injustice and reconciliation surrounding George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, which tells the story of Takei’s imprisonment in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp. June Berk, a former WWII incarceree and Japanese American National Museum volunteer will be interviewed by Abbi-Hope Jihye Park and Abigail Eun, two Los Angeles-area high school students from the Koreatown Youth and Community Center's Koreatown Storytelling Program. They will discuss the novel, the many histories that it connects, and its lessons for our futures.” 
It will be streaming on the library’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Check it out and bring your thoughts to our discussion.

The book itself is available via Hoopla. Find it here. If you would like a paper copy of the book send an email to ayosco@lapl.org and we’ll set up a pickup appointment for you.

We will meet to discuss the book via Zoom on April 24 at 3:00.  Remember, if you’re interested in participating the discussion you need to send an email to ayosco@lapl.org so we’ll know to send you the link.

Finally, we would like to thank those who are taking the time to enter suggestions on the book club suggested titles form.  Please continue to make suggestions as they occur to you and remember that depending on book availability it can often be a long time before we get to the book so don’t be discouraged and continue suggesting.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Programming Coming up This Week

The library is closed on Monday in celebration of Cesar Chavez.  It is closed again on Friday as the city saves money by having employees take a furlough day. Join us the rest of the week for…

Tuesday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
4:00 TEENtastic Tuesdays: Dungeons and Dragons 101 (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Wednesday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
12:00 Guide to Earned Income Tax Credit: Get more in your tax refund (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)
6:00 ¡Te Cuento un Cuento! con Manuel Calvillo! (email palvarado@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
10:00 Storytime (LAPL Facebook/YouTube)

Saturday
10:00 Western Edge Writers (email shannah@lapl.org for link)
  
Catch up with us on various sites...
Check out the Library’s online calendar at https://lapl.org/whats-on/calendar for the complete list of programming on offer.