The recent earthquakes in Southern California are reminders of the importance of being prepared in the event of a natural disaster. To help the public with earthquake preparedness, the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library will present an informative workshop, “Earthquake Basics: Lessons Learned,” on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room.
Winston Wu, Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Council advisor and a registered civil engineer and geotechnical engineer in California, will present information about earthquake basics, damages from past earthquakes, lessons learned, recent news and current research on earthquake related topics. Captain Matthew Hallock of the Monterey Park Fire Department (MPFD) will talk about preparedness before, during, and after an earthquake.
Following the presentations, the audience is invited to visit the MPFD mobile unit to learn how to shut off utilities, gas, power and water in the event of a disaster and how to get drinking water out of your water heater by allowing hands-on applications. Handouts and refreshments will be provided. The program is sponsored by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Youth Council (CACAYC) and the Monterey Park Fire Department.
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the city’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday 12-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information about the free program call 626-307-1398 or visit the city website at www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us.
Cindy Costales, Senior Librarian Adult and Teen Services