Adults

Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm, Friends Room


Meet Amy Lieu, host and creator of the #AmyLieu Presents talk show that aims to empower women from an Asian American perspective.


Celebrate National Library Week at the Library!


Have you visited your local library lately?  You may be surprised at what you find.  National Library Week, April 9-15 is a good time to visit and discover the many programs and services available for people of all ages. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Celebrate National Library Week at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library with these special events:


Sunday, April 9 at 2 pm, Friends Room
Art @the Library Program: Explore Pottery with Air Dry Clay


Target Audiences- All Ages: Families, Teens & Adults.
One of a series of programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)" currently on exhibit at the Vincent Price Art Museum.


Tuesday, April 11 at 3:30 pm, Friends Room
The Magic of Pop-Up Books


Target Audiences- All Ages: Families, Teens & Adults.
Meet James Diaz, the creator of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: A Pop-up Gallery of Curiosities. Learn about the paper engineering and special features of this magical book that showcases some of the favorite curiosities from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. This special presentation is James Diaz' only California appearance. For more information about the free programs, contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Meet Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario
Author of Enrique’s Journey


Meet Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author on Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm in the Friends Room.  Ms. Nazario received the Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for Feature Writing for her work on a Los Angeles Times six-part series, entitled "Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother."  The series documented the experiences of Latin American children who immigrate to join their parents in the U.S and won more than a dozen national journalism awards. The series was later published as a book and is now the most read book about immigrants in the United States.  Many community colleges have chosen the book as their “common” or freshman read. For more information about the free program contact the Reference Desk at 626-307-1368.


Book Discussion Club: Enrique’s Journey


Do you like to talk about books?  The Book Discussion Club will meet on Monday, April 24 at 7 pm in the Friends Room to discuss the nonfiction book, Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario. The book club is the first in a series of book discussion programs that will focus on the stories of immigrants coming to the United States.  Read the book, join the discussion and meet author, Sonia Nazario on Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm in the Friends Room.  A limited amount of free books for book group readers are available. For more information about the book club, please call the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Tips for a Successful Interview Workshop


Do you have an interview scheduled for a job, scholarship, an internship or college admission?
Join the interview workshop on Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm in the Friends Room.  Learn what to include on your resume, how to prepare for an interview and much more. The workshop is sponsored in partnership with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, West San Gabriel Valley C.A.C.A. Youth Council and the Chinese American Education Association. For more information about the free workshop contact the Reference Desk at 626-307-1368.

Free Legal Assistance Clinic


Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions at a free legal assistance clinic on Tuesday, April 11 from 6 -8 pm in the Friends Room.  The clinic is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA).  Volunteer attorneys will answer questions about immigration, criminal law, civil matters, estate planning, government benefits, labor and employment.  For more information and to register for the free legal assistance clinic call the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368


 








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