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Posted on: April 5, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Celebrates City’s Centennial with Laura Scudder Program Series


Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is celebrating the city’s 100th birthday with a series of programs called the Laura Scudder Program series that includes book clubs, author talks, guest speakers and film programs throughout the 2016 centennial year.

On Sunday, April 10, author Charles “Norm” Stevens will talk about his book, “Seeking More of the Sky: Growing Up in the 1930s” at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room. The book talk about life in the 1930s will set the background for the time period when snack food pioneer Laura Scudder established her potato chip factory and small business in Monterey Park that later grew into the well known brand of potato chips. The program will also include discussions and tie-ins to the local history story of Scudder and a presentation on photographer Dorothea Lange, best known for her Depression –era work for the Farm Security Administration. For more information about the free program and the Laura Scudder Program Series call 626-307-1368 or follow the library on Twitter @MontereyParkLib.

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the city’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Sundays 1-5 p.m.; Mondays and Tuesdays 12-9 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more City of Monterey Park news and information visit the city website at

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