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.
Free Legal Assistance
Clinic Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions at a free legal assistance clinic on Tuesday, May 9 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.
"Chinese Couplets" Documentary Film by Felicia Lowe
Film director, Felicia Lowe will introduce and screen her documentary film, “Chinese Couplets” on Sunday, May 21 at 2 pm in the Friends Room. The film, a story about family, identity, mothers and daughters is part memoir, part history spanning two centuries, three countries and four generations of women in this intimate story that reveals the impact of America’s Chinese Exclusion Acts on the filmmaker’s family. A Q/A with the film director will follow the film along with a DVD signing. The film is part of the library's ongoing program series called “Californians: Community Conversations about Immigration.” For more information about the free program contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.