June 23, 2006
Punch, cookies and tea will be served as local author Yana Ungermann-Marshall as she signs her new book of historical photos and anecdotes, "Images of America, La Cañada" on Thursday, June 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Library. Yana, a longtime resident of La Cañada, is working on a master's in library science and is also an instructor at Glendale Community College. The La Cañada Flintridge Library, part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, is located at 4545 Oakwood Ave., La Cañada Flintridge.
January 12, 2007
The La Cañada Flintridge Library begins this year's season of opera talks with a presentation by Diane Beltoya from the La Opera Speakers Bureau on the "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" on Monday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Mahagonny, an Old West boomtown, rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust, liberty and the pursuit of pleasure. Kurt Weill penned a haunting score, which crosses over from opera to cabaret to Broadway. The opera talks are sponsored by the Los Angeles Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
August 22, 2002
The La Canada Flintridge Library will host a series of talks on opera beginning Sept. 9. The talks will include presentations on "War and Peace," "The Coronation of Poppea" and "The Barber of Seville." The first presentation will be a talk on "The Girl of the Golden West" by Giacomo Puccini. Speaking will be Tamara Rosenberg. The series is sponsored in part by the Los Angeles Opera League and the County of Los Angeles Public Library. It continues through May 2003.
April 6, 2007
Mary Lou Gottlieb of the LA Opera Speakers Bureau will present a talk on Porgy & Bess at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the LCF Library. Gershwin's emotionally powerful story of love lost and found centers on Porgy's attempt to rescue the promiscuous Bess from the clutches of her murderous lover Crown and the conniving drug dealer Sportin' Life. No other American work for the stage contains so many famous songs such as "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So." Locals are invited to attend the fascinating talk on an American classic at the La Canada Flintridge Library (County of Los Angeles Public Library)
June 15, 2007
To kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program, we are having Max Espinoza's Cartoon/Manga Drawshop on Thursday, June 28, at 4 p.m. Max will present a free one hour class where young artists can learn the essentials of creating a Manga character of their own using the examples of animation styles of the past. The Teen Summer Reading Program will run from June 29 through August 15. Teens will read a book and fill out a raffle ticket with the title of the book to enter a raffle drawing every Friday for a gift card!
March 10, 2001
Gary Moskowitz TUJUNGA -- Poets Liz Gonzalez and Jerry Quickley will meet for a live poetry reading at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library, 7771 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. The event is part of the Second Sunday Literary Readings at the library and is sponsored by Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The nonprofit organization aims to encourage children to be lifelong readers and library patrons. Gonzalez's poetry is featured in an anthology called "Grand Passion: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond."
July 20, 2007
Color Theory and Manga? Check out Jim Gilbert's workshop at the La Cañada Flintridge Library on Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. Jim will talk about the proper use of colors, do some cartooning, and play with some dazzling facts. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is part of the Teen Summer Reading program which will run through Aug. 15. To participate in the program, teens will read a book, fill out a raffle with the title of the book, and enter a drawing every Friday for a gift card Join us at the La Cañada Flintridge Library, 4545 Oakwood Ave., in La Cañada Flintridge for an exciting Teen Summer Reading Program experience.
October 13, 2006
When Ethan Walch got the letter informing him that he had won the bookmark contest that he had entered at Lincoln Elementary, he jumped and yelled with excitement. The 8-year-old avid reader and creative designer drew inspiration for his bookmark from his imagination and his favorite books. "I just thought of the things I liked to read about," Walch said. The bookmarks are available at local county libraries and many schools. The theme for the contest was "Imagination."
February 21, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- Many dread the thought of having to take a ride on a public bus. Broken air conditioning and sitting like sardines next to strangers are not the most welcome of situations. But what if the bus had some extra perks? What if it came complete with, say, computers? Think it couldn't happen? The County of Los Angeles Public Library has just such a bus, and it's coming to the La Crescenta Library on Friday. Known as an "eBus," the bus doesn't transport passengers.