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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

LA Bio Blitz Challenge


This September Los Angeles has issued a bio blitz challenge.  What does that mean exactly? It means that you are challenged to photograph and map the animals, insects, and plants found in your neighborhood, in your local parks, and generally wherever you roam.  

Los Angeles is located in a global biodiversity hot spot and has an incredible array of native animals, plants and ecosystems to explore. By uploading observations to iNaturalist you will help to better protect and understand where different species of plants and animals live across the City. Every time you do, especially in observation cold spots in the map, you contribute to the knowledge about the City’s biodiversity that supports protecting and conserving local wildlife and their habitats.

You will want to get started by downloading the iNaturalist app from Google Play or the App Store. Then get outside! Observe the wildlife around you. Explore observation cold spots near you and log observations in these areas to help researchers understand which species live there.  Finally, upload your observations to the LA BioBlitz Challenge 2022 project

Find a FAQ with answers to all your questions here

The LA BioBlitz Challenge is an exciting collaboration between the Los Angeles Public Library’s Neighborhood Science Initiative and LA Sanitation and Environment’s Biodiversity Program.



Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

This time the question is what is a word that entered the English language in the year 1776? This is a question that has many potentially correct answers, so you’ll have to “show your work”

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

New eResource Information

Your library card will now give you access to the archives of 4 magazines. These are searchable databases that retrieve pdf scans from the original print publications, including photos and advertisements. You will find them individually listed on the library’s Research & Homework page.  The magazine archives in question are:

Jet Magazine Archive. This archive covers art, news, politics and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes over 3,100 issues providing a broad view of culture, fashion and entertainment from its first issue in 1951 through 2014. Jet was originally published as a sister publication to Ebony Magazine by John H. Johnson beginning in 1951. It was published weekly and covered art, fashion, entertainment, culture and news related to the African-American community.

Ebony Magazine Archive. This archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes more than 800 issues providing a broad view of African-American culture from its first issue in 1945 through 2014. Originally published by John H. Johnson beginning in November 1945, Ebony has served as an influential African-American magazine promoting stories important to the Black community and focusing on the achievements of African-American leaders.

Life Magazine Archive. This archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individually identified, ensuring researchers and readers can quickly and accurately locate the information they seek. Life Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, politics and culture, as well as those interested in the history of business, advertising, and popular culture.

The Time Magazine Archive. This archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Intended to be read in under an hour, each issue of Time contains reports of national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. Capturing the relevant news for a given week, the magazine remains an important resource for researchers studying just about any aspect of 20th-Century history and life.


Sunday, September 4, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

The library will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. Here are some of the exciting, virtual programs we will be offering during the remainder of the week. Visit our online calendar for our complete program selection….

Monday
Library Closed—Labor Day!

Tuesday
10:00 Introduction to Meditation (email wvally@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Tea and a Tale (email eaaronson@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
1:00 Health Research 101 (email westla@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
11:00 Storytelling Class With Arlene & Martha (email literacy@lapl.org for link)

Friday 
10:00 Yoga & Meditation With Master John (email dmatthews@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Your Author Series: Anoosha Syed (LAPL YouTube channel)

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

History of Highland Park

 


Check out this Nov. 14, 1947 article from the Highland Park News-Herald to learn about the 4 service clubs that had chapters in our lovely part of the city.  Learn a little bit about what the clubs did and who was involved. Which still have chapters here 70+ years later?

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….

 

This time the question was what radio station was the first to broadcast the results of a Presidential election? The answer is KDKA of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when it broadcast the results of the presidential election between Warren Harding and James M. Cox on November 4, 1920.

The question and answer were found in Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas.  Pop Culture Universe is an irresistible yet authoritative digital database on popular culture in America, both past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers. Included are references, scholarly works, primary documents and papers, photographs, audio clips, and maps. Find it on the library’s Research & Homework page and access it with your library card. You’ll find it under P.


Monday, August 29, 2022

Arroyo Book Club’s September Pick

 


For September we will be returning to the world of trees and diving into Richard Power’s The Overstory. To quote, as always, from the book description:

Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of - and paean to - the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours - vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us.

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 .  If there are any e-books available you’ll find them here

We will be meeting to discuss the book on September 24 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.


Sunday, August 28, 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)

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

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
12:00 Weekly Art Circle (register)

Thursday
1:30 Film Discussion: Columbus (email mpanzera@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Money 101: Investing for Teens (email teens@lapl.org for link)

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

Saturday
11:00 Docent-Led L.A. Central Library Art & Architecture Zoom Tour (email lapldocents1@gmail.com for link)

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

History of Highland Park

 

Did you know that Mammoth bones were found during the excavation for Sparkletts Water company in 1939?  Check out this photo & caption to see.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

 This time the question is what radio station was the first to broadcast the results of a Presidential election?

Monday, August 22, 2022

Pleased to Meet Me

 


In Pleased to Meet Me, Bill Sullivan provides an in depth look at just why you are who you are.  It’s a complex interplay of your genes, your environment and experiences, and all the little organisms that live inside of you. Sullivan used a conversational, if somewhat choppy, style with plenty of (perhaps too many) references to pop culture to illustrate his various points. 

The book makes the case in multiple ways that providing the proper care and environment for children will significantly improve their future which in turn improves the future of everyone and that the cost of making sure this is the case for every child is less than the cost of dealing with a problem adult.  Another takeaway I drew from the book is that if the micro biota in your gut are happy and healthy then so are you. 

All in all, the topic of the book in interesting and the author makes valuable points even though his style is a bit forced and awkward to read. I would heartily recommend it.


Sunday, August 21, 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)

Tuesday
11:00 Get Ready for Kindergarten (Register)
7:00 Author Talk: The Summer of Christmas (email palsds@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
4:30 We the People Wednesdays: Immigration Resources (email teens@lapl.org for link)

Thursday
3:00 Elephant and Piggie Storytime and Crafts for Kids (Register)
5:00 Climate Cafe and Gardening Club (email ecalla@lapl.org for link)

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

Saturday
3:00 Arroyo Book Club (Arroyo Seco Branch - In person or Zoom email ayosco@lapl.org for link)

Catch up with us on various sites...


Thursday, August 18, 2022

History of Highland Park

 

The article “Old stage stop bench restored by trust group” provides a brief history of an old stone bench at the end of Ave 63. The 3/2/1985 article is an interesting little snippet of local history and includes 2 pictures, the bench itself and the very elaborate hotel that used to stand next to it. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….

 


This time we asked what was the average annual income across all industries in California in 2020?  The answer is $79,480.  

The question and answer were found in RAND State Statistics.  RAND State Statistics is a collection of statistical databases from federal and state sources covering broad subject areas such as, Population & Demographics; Education, Business & Economics; Environment & Weather; Health & Health Care' Crime, Prisons & Courts; Labor force, Employment and Earnings, and Income, Wealth and Poverty. In all, RAND State Statistics contains nearly 200 statistical databases covering all 50 states, plus an additional 80 databases on detailed information of California.  Find RAND State Statistics on the library’s Research & Homework page and access it with your library card. You’ll find it under R.


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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Instagram: www.instagram.com/arroyosecolapl
Twitter: twitter.com/arroyoseco5


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.



Sunday, July 24, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

The Summer Reading Challenge is underway.  Are you and your family signed up? Visit www.lapl.org/summer to learn all the details as well as to enroll. Then 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)
12:00 Monday Meditation With Don Cadora (email eden@lapl.org for link)

Tuesday
4:00 Tea and a Tale (email eaaronson@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Sharing True Stories (email wwood@lapl.org for link)

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

Thursday
2:20 Writing Class With Robert (email literacy@lapl.org for link)
6:00 A Time Travel Trip Through Raymond Chandler's Noir Los Angeles (email eaglrk@lapl.org)

Friday 
11:00 Pilates with Lee (email venice@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Your Author Series: Laurel Snyder (LAPL YouTube)

Saturday
3:00 Roots & Rhythm with Louie Cruz Beltran (in person at Arroyo Seco)

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

History of Highland Park…


 Take a look at this document (http://dbase1.lapl.org/webpics/calindex/documents/10/520336.pdf).  Here you will find collected a couple of newspaper articles, with plenty of photos, that discuss the closing of Luther Burbank Middle School in 1974 to make way for the construction of a new school building.  Take a look.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….


This time we wanted you to explore the library’s online movie poster collection and so asked what is the earliest movie poster in that collection.  The earliest poster is for the 1913 silent, short Wamba a Child of the Jungle. 

From the special collections of the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library, the Movie Poster Collection spans from the earliest years of the motion picture industry to the World War II era. Part of the Library's "Visual Collections", these selected posters have been digitized and may be viewed online. Find the library’s movie poster collection with a visit to the library’s Research & Homework page. You’ll find it under M.


Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Roots & Rhythm with Louie Cruz Beltran

 



When: July 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Arroyo Seco Branch Library | 6145 N. Figueroa Street

What: Louie Cruz Beltran is a master conguero, an entertainer at heart, he blends fiery Afro Cuban rhythms with Latin jazz, jazz, pop, and R&B influences. He will join us to demonstrate and discuss various rhythms, where they specifically originated, and how they made their way into the music we enjoy. His knowledge, humor, and musicianship are sure to yield a fun, informative and interactive experience everyone will enjoy... so, mark your calendar and come on by!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

The Summer Reading Challenge is underway.  Are you and your family signed up? Visit www.lapl.org/summer to learn all the details as well as to enroll. Then 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)
6:00 Edendale Up Close Concert: Calico Winds (email eden@lapl.org for link)

Tuesday
10:00 Introduction to Meditation (email wvally@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Tea and a Tale (email eaaronson@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Understanding Technology, How It Affects Us and What We Can Do About It (LAPL YouTube)

Thursday
10:00 Feldenkrais/Awareness Through Movement® Classes (email prncho@lapl.org for link)
3:00 Mosaic Mural Program (In person: Arroyo Seco meeting room)
4:00 Jonathan Gold Celebration of Life (LAPL YouTube)

Friday 
11:00 Pilates with Lee (email venice@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Your Author Series: Tyler Feder (LAPL YouTube)

Saturday
3:00 Arroyo Book Club Discussion (in person or online: ayosco@lapl.org for link)

Catch up with us on various sites...

    Arroyo Seco Social Media:    
Blog: arroyoseco5.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary
Instagram: www.instagram.com/arroyosecolapl
Twitter: twitter.com/arroyo

Thursday, July 14, 2022

History of Highland Park


If you’ve ever wondered about that mural on the outside of the utility building on Ave 56 and Meridian wonder no more.  Check out the 1976 article “Remodel Telephone Building” for details about what the building actually does as well as who planned and painted the mural and what historical aspects of Highland Park are reflected in the mural. Check it out and then join us tonight (7/14) at 6:00 for a Highland Park Walk that visits several of our local murals. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

This trivia question is less trivia and more explore a library resource. With that caveat, let’s ask what is the earliest movie poster in LAPL’s online movie poster collection?

Monday, July 11, 2022

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

 

In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, funeral director Caitlin Doughty spells out the death related questions she’s received from children over the years.  She provides serious, yet light hearted answers to questions that range from the titular will my cat eat my eyeballs through why don’t animals dig up all the graves to can you describe the smell of a dead body and beyond.

This book manages to be informative about a subject that makes many squeamish in a manner that allows the squeamish to continue the read.  Recommended for anyone who’s wondered about what happens to the body after death. 


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

The Summer Reading Challenge is underway.  Are you and your family signed up? Visit www.lapl.org/summer to learn all the details as well as to enroll. Then check out some of the exciting programming on offer from the library during the week. Visit our online calendar for the complete selection…

Monday
12:00 Monday Meditation With Don Cadora (email eden@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Teens: Helping Researchers Using Science Apps (email deklund@lapl.org for link)

Tuesday
4:30 Teen’Scape Tea Time Tuesdays (email teens@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Learning Circle: The Art of Public Speaking (email ayosco@lapl.org for link)

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

Thursday
10:00 Feldenkrais/Awareness Through Movement® Classes (email prncho@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Highland Park Mural Walk (In person: meet at library entrance)

Friday 
11:00 Pilates with Lee (email venice@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Your Author Series: Tracey Baptiste (LAPL YouTube)

Saturday
10:00 World Percussion Journey With Delton Davis (In person: Park next to Arroyo Seco Library
3:00 Bead Making (in person: Arroyo Seco Meeting Room)

Catch up with us on various sites...
    Arroyo Seco Social Media:    
Blog: arroyoseco5.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary
Instagram: www.instagram.com/arroyosecolapl
Twitter: twitter.com/arroyo


Thursday, July 7, 2022

History of Highland Park


 The article “Occidental College” provides a one page history of the institution and its moves. Written circa 1940 the article focuses on the college’s growth over time and its resulting moves from Boyle Heights to Highland Park near Figueroa to its current location north of York.  Check it out.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question (Answer)….

 

This time around the question asked for another quote from the famous Patrick Henry “give me liberty or give me death” speech.  Possibilities include:

“Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.” (Paragraph 4)

“We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne!” (Paragraph 4)

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” (Paragraph 5)

 “Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable—and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.” (Paragraph 5)

Find the full text of the speech, as well as other important American history documents in Milestone Documents in American History.  This is a Salem History e-Book. Primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary covering the Revolutionary era to the 21st century. You can access it with your library card via the library’s Research & Homework page (https://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/research-and-homework). You’ll find it under M.


Monday, July 4, 2022

Arroyo Seco Library Summer Reading Challenge Programs - JULY

(for Adults – though everyone is welcome)

We will be having a number of interesting programs as part of the summer reading challenge in July.  This year’s theme is express yourself & hopefully the programming will help meet that challenge. Feel free to join us for any or all of them.  Specific program details:

Highland Park Mural Walk / Saturday, July 9 at 9:30am & Thursday, July 14 at 6pm
Take a walk with us and both get exercise and explore art throughout Highland Park. We’ll meet in the library foyer.

Bead Making / Saturday, July 16 at 3pm
Showcase your creativity by designing and making beads from recycled paper. In person, library meeting room.

Mosaic Mural / Throughout July at tables in children’s area culminating on Thursday, July 21 at 3pm
Express yourself! Fill a sheet with a drawing that show cases you, your dreams, & your love of our city and see that sheet become part of a larger community art piece. In person, library children’s room & meeting room.

Roots & Rhythm with Louie Cruz Beltran / Saturday, July 30 at 3pm
Find your own beat! Come enjoy a humor & rhythm filled presentation about percussion music. In person, library meeting room.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

The Summer Reading Challenge is underway.  Are you and your family signed up? Visit www.lapl.org/summer to learn all the details as well as to enroll. Then check out some of the exciting programming on offer from the library during the week. Visit our online calendar for the complete selection…

Monday
Library Closed in Celebration of Independence Day

Tuesday
3:00 Bark: Read to a Dog (email ahowe@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Learning Circle: The Art of Public Speaking (email ayosco@lapl.org for link)

Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
11:00 Dodger Stadium: Botanical Garden Team (LAPL YouTube)

Thursday
11:00 Storytelling Class With Arlene & Martha (email literacy@lapl.org for link)
6:00 True Crime Author James T. Bartlett (email eden@lapl.org for link)

Friday 
11:00 Introduction to Meditation (email wvally@lapl.org for link)

Saturday
9:30 Highland Park Mural Walk (In person event, meet at library entrance)

Catch up with us on various sites...

    Arroyo Seco Social Media:    
Blog: arroyoseco5.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary
Instagram: www.instagram.com/arroyosecolapl
Twitter: twitter.com/arroyo

Thursday, June 30, 2022

History of Highland Park…


 Take a snapshot look at the early history of library service in our neck of the woods with the article "Garvanza's library to be dedicated Friday." You’ll find brief mention of the preceding library and tidbits of history (as well as locations). Check it out. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Bi-weekly Trivia Question…

 You are probably familiar with the quote “give me liberty or give me death” from revolutionary Patrick Henry but can you give us another quote from that same speech?

Monday, June 27, 2022

Arroyo Book Club July Pick...

 

The Arroyo Book Club book for July is In the Country by Mia Alvez.  In the Country is a collection of nine short stories centering the experience of Filipinos.  It is an “insightful picture of the Filipino diaspora: exiles and emigrants and wanderers uprooting their families to begin new lives in the Middle East and America--and, sometimes, turning back.”

Fingers crossed the branch will reopen this month.  I am thinking I might try making the July meeting a hybrid, both Zoom and in person, if we’re open.  We’ll see. In any event contact us at ayosco@lapl.org if you'd like to attend and we'll get the meeting specifics to you.

You will need to order the book for yourself.  This link will take you to the page where you can place a hold on the physical book.  Interested in the ebook? There are a few available. Go here to check one out.  

We will meet to discuss the book on July 23 at 3:00. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Programming Coming up This Week

The Summer Reading Challenge is underway.  Are you and your family signed up? Visit www.lapl.org/summer to learn all the details as well as to enroll. Then 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 Baby & Toddler Virtual Storytime (register)
3:00 Looking at Art in the Street: Graffiti Writing (email wstchs@lapl.org for link)
 
Tuesday
4:00 Teen Improv (email cpalacios@lapl.org for link)
6:00 Learning Circle: The Art of Public Speaking (email ayosco@lapl.org for link)
 
Wednesday
11:00 Virtual Toddler Storytime (email shrmno@lapl.org for link)
4:00 Queer Criminology: Resisting Criminalization, Improving Wellbeing (email eowens@lapl.org)
 
Thursday
11:00 Storytelling Class With Arlene & Martha (email literacy@lapl.org for link)
3:30 Froggy Fiesta Storytime and Crafts for Kids (register: http://tinyurl.com/froggy-storytime)
 
Friday
11:00 Introduction to Meditation (email wvally@lapl.org for link)
 
Saturday
3:00 US Citizenship Mock Interview (email woodln@lapl.org for link)
 
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/lapubliclibrary/
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    Arroyo Seco Social Media:    
Blog: arroyoseco5.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArroyoSecoLibrary
Instagram: www.instagram.com/arroyosecolapl
Twitter: twitter.com/arroyoseco5