Adults

Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories


Summer Library Program for Adults Join hip hop artist Only Won and singer Larissa Lam as we sing our way into the summer at our summer kick off program for adults on Sunday, June 25 at 2 pm in the Friends Room. Discover the diverse cultures and traditions that represent the library community with this year's theme, "Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories," designed to get adults involved with weekly activities on family history and multiculturalism. Registration starts Sunday, June 25 at the kick-off program where adults can sign up for the 10-week program running from June 25-August 27. Come and learn about the free art workshops, how to read for prizes, and much more at the June 25 program! For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 307-1368.

Free Legal Assistance Clinics


Tuesday, July 11 & Tuesday, August 8, Friends Room 6-8 pm
Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions at free legal assistance clinics  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 clinics call the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Classic Film Program with Foster Hirsch
Features Alfred Hitchcock Film


Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 psychological thriller mystery staring Tippi Hendren and Sean Connery will be screened on Sunday, July 23 at 1 pm in the Friends Room.  Film Historian, Foster Hirsch will introduce the film and following the screening will interview actress Diane Baker about her experiences working with film director Alfred Hitchcock, her role in the film as Lil Mainwaring, and other film roles  starring with Anthony Hopkins, Paul Newman, Joan Crawford and others.  Foster Hirsch is a graduate of Mark Keppel High School and Stanford University.  He is the author of 16 film history books and a film professor at Brooklyn College. The program is co-sponsored with the Historical Society of Monterey Park.  For more information about the free program contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.


Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories 
Summer Library Program for Adults


Discover the diverse cultures and traditions that represent the library community with this year's theme, "Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories," designed to get adults involved with weekly activities on family history and multiculturalism.  Learn about free art workshops, how to read for prizes, and much more. The program continues through August 27. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Oral History Workshop


Learn the basics on preserving and recording family history stories at the oral history workshop on Sunday, July 16 at 2 pm in the Friends Room.  The workshop is presented by the Chinese Community Oral History Project. Presenters will share tips on interview techniques and research strategies for families to use. The program is part of the library summer program for adults, “Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories.  For more information and to register for the free program contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.


Potluck Poetry Workshops


Join us for a fun series of workshops reading, writing and celebrating bilingual poetry on Tuesday, July 25, Monday, July 31, and Monday, August 7 at 6:30 pm in the Friends Room.  The programs are part of the library summer program for adults, “Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories.  For more information and to register for the free programs contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

Summer Flower Show at the Library!


The library invites the public to our 2017 Summer Community Flower Show on Sunday, August 6 at 2 pm in the Friends Room.  This is a non-standard flower show and anyone who would like to place an entry is invited. Flower arrangement designers of all ages and nonprofessional skill levels are invited to submit an arrangement.  Entries will be categorized by type of arrangement, skill level and adult/youth.  Prize ribbons will be awarded to the top entries in each category.  The public is invited to view the arrangements.  Rules for the show are available at the library and on the library website.  For more information about the program contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.

“Finding Cleveland” Family History


Documentary Short Film and Live Music Program
The award-winning documentary short film, “Finding Cleveland” will be screened on Sunday, August 13 at 2 pm in the Friends Room.  The film takes the audience on an emotional journey filled with amazing discoveries as seen through the eyes of Charles Chiu and his family as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father.  In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew. A live music performance is included with the film experience with filmmakers, Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam who will also participate in a Q/A with the audience following the film screening.  The program is part of the library summer program for adults, “Global Citizens: One World, Many Stories.  For more information about the free program contact the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.


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