Thursday, September 29, 2022

History of Highland Park

 


Check out this short Sept. 12, 1974 article titled “Avenue 58 stairway to be reconstructed”. It tells of the process for and progress in getting a set of stairs installed to hook up dead end segments of Avenue 58. Pictured is the stairs that were scheduled to be replaced. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….

 


This time the question is what is a word that was borrowed into the English language from Dharuk? There is more than one answer to this question.  In fact, according to the source I used to find the answer, there are 19 answers.  Among them: bettong, narang, and wombat.

Find the answer to the question with an advanced search in the Oxford English Dictionary.  The online edition of that venerable work is available on the library’s Research & Homework page and access it with your library card. You’ll find it under O.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Financial Planning Day

The library continues its tradition of scheduling a Financial Planning Day in October. In fact we one up it and are scheduling two such days.  For those who don’t know, Financial Planning Day is a wonderful opportunity for you to have a one-on-one, private, FREE, telephone consultation with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. You may consult on a variety of personal financial issues, including debt management, retirement planning, investment strategies, income taxes, insurance and estate planning, among many others.  

This year we are setting appointments on 

October 1 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

AND 

October 15 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Register with a visit to http://probono-2022.paperform.co/

This program is presented by the Los Angeles Public Library and the Financial Planning Association of Los Angeles.

Visit https://lapl.org/financial-planning for other financial themed programs at our branches.


Monday, September 26, 2022

Arroyo Book Club October Pick…

 


October is a non-fiction book month for the Arroyo Book Club so the non-fiction book we will be reading is Barbizon by Paulina Bren.  The Barbizon was a New York City residential hotel for women. Bren tells the history of the hotel and the women, both famous and not, who stayed there.  The book “offers readers a multilayered history of New York City in the 20th century, and of the generations of American women torn between their desire for independence and their looming social expiration date. By providing women a room of their own, the Barbizon was the hotel that set them free.”

As always, you will find copies of the book on the top of the bookcase by the circulation desk.  You may also elect to check out the ebook version. Find the link to the ebook page here: https://lapl.overdrive.com/library/available/media/5588716.

We will be using group generated questions to discuss this book so keep a pen and paper handy as you read to note down interesting questions or points of discussion, then be ready to take your turn leading discussion when we meet up on October 22 at 3:00.

Our October 22 meeting will be a hybrid meeting so you may elect to attend either in person or via Zoom. If you wish to attend via Zoom please email ayosco@lapl.org so we can get you added to the link list.


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

Here are some of the exciting, virtual programs the library will be offering this week. Visit our online calendar for our complete program selection….

Monday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (register)
4:30 Book Club Bonanza: Celebrate Latinx Voices! (email teens@lapl.org for link)

Tuesday
11:00 Get Ready for Kindergarten (register)
6:00 Sharing True Stories (email wwood@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
12:00 Kaiut Yoga (email venice@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Círculo de Lectores (In Person at Arroyo Seco)

Thursday
11:00 Prepárate Para el Kínder (register)
4:00 LA Made: Love and Rockets 40th Anniversary (LAPL YouTube)

Friday 
10:00 Yoga & Meditation With Master John (email dmatthews@lapl.org for link)
 
Saturday
All Day : Financial Planning Day—have a free telephone consultation with a certified Financial Planner (register)

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

History of Highland Park

 


The short article “Robert J. Teall, Franklin high principal, widely experienced in educational field” by Jack Lindsley provides a brief look at the man who was in charge of Franklin way back in 1938 and thereabouts. Take a look.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

This time the question is what is a word that was borrowed into the English language from Dharuk (Dharuk is an Australian aboriginal language)? This is a question that has many potentially correct answers, so you’ll have to “show your work”


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Stuff Matters

 


In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik explores the materials that make up our world.  This exploration takes a material by material approach and covers things ranging from chocolate to porcelain to plastic and beyond.  This interesting book is aimed at the general reader, no advanced understanding of chemistry or physics required.  I would recommend it for anyone with a bit of curiosity about the details of the stuff that surrounds us.


Sunday, September 18, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

Here are some of the exciting, virtual programs the library will be offering this week. Visit our online calendar https://lapl.org/whats-on/calendar for our complete program selection….

Sunday
2:00 Film Showing: Disney’s Encanto (In Person Event: Arroyo Seco)

Monday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (register: http://tinyurl.com/EdendaleStorytime)
4:00 Biodiversity in Your Backyard: Wonders of Wildlife (In Person Event: Arroyo Seco)

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

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (emails shrmno@lapl.org for link)
12:00 Kaiut Yoga (email venice@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
4:00 Healthy Brain Habits (email venice@lapl.org for link)
5:00 Climate Cafe and Gardening Club (email ecalla@lapl.org for link)

Friday 
9:00-12:00 Los Angeles Libros Festival Programs - Streaming on LAPL YouTube Channel

Saturday
3:00 Arroyo Book Club (In Person OR via Zoom: email ayosco@lapl.org for link)

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

History of Highland Park

 


Check out this scanned copy of the invitation to the dedication of the Arroyo Seco Parkway, an event that took place at 10:30 on December 30, 1940. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….


This time the question is what is a word that entered the English language in the year 1776?  There is more than one answer to this question.  In fact, according to the source I used to find the answer, there are 340 answers.  Among them: adamatic, barrier, and caucus.

Find the answer to the question with an advanced search in the Oxford English Dictionary.  The online edition of that venerable work is available on the library’s Research & Homework page and access it with your library card. You’ll find it under O.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

New Statistics Source


Your library card will now give you access to Statista.  Statista includes Quantitative data and statistics from 21 market sectors, with data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources. The focus is on business data that caters to small businesses and entrepreneurs in an easy to use format and includes eCommerce data, analysis of specific markets, and a global consumer survey. The platform is also accessible in Spanish, French, and German.  You can find Statista listed alphabetically on the Library’s Research & Homework page.  

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

Here are some of the exciting, virtual programs the library will be offering this week. Visit our online calendar for our complete program selection….

Monday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (register)
4:30 Book Club Bonanza: Celebrate Latinx Voices! (email teens@lapl.org for link)

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

Wednesday
12:00 Kaiut Yoga (email venice@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Latinx Mental Health Awareness: Moving Our Communities Forward and Celebrating Our Heritage (email wvally@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
4:00 LA Made: Cookbook Archive (LAPL YouTube channel)
6:00 Introduction to Bullet Journaling (email jcfrmt@lapl.org for link)

Friday 
11:00 Pilates With Lee (email venice@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Your Author Series: Johnnie Christmas (LAPL YouTube channel)

Saturday
2:00 Opera Talk: Lucia di Lammermoor (email wwood@lapl.org for link)

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

History of Highland Park

 


Let’s delve into the obituary pages today and check out this one entitled “Last rites held for Highland Park pioneer and weather observer” from Nov. 11, 1944. In this obituary you will learn of the life of Robert H. Lindsay noted as “Highland Park’s oldest citizen in terms of residence,” he apparently came to Highland Park in 1885 and never left.  Read this for a few interesting facts about the area as well as to learn about an interesting man.