Thursday, May 09, 2013
June 10 – July 20, 2013
At Crowell Public Library, the kids aren’t the only ones having fun this summer. Adults 18 years and up can register for the Adult Summer Reading Club, which has the theme Reading Is Soooo Delicious this year. Registration is easy at the Adult Reference Desk where you’ll receive a Smart Cookie goodie bag and all the information you will need for upcoming contests, programs and movies:
Movie-Watching Is Soooo Delicious!
The food theme begins with a slate of movies to make your taste buds stand up and cheer!
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 6:30 P.M.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)
Joe Cross was at the end of his rope when he grabbed his juicer and hit the road. Overweight and loaded up on medications, he was suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. He decided to attack the cause while taking a 60 day tour of the United States. FREE JUICE SAMPLES after the movie.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 10:00 A.M.
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (1994)
Senior Master Chef Chu lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the changing lives of the other household members. Starring Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang. Directed by Ang Lee.
MONDAY, JULY 15, 10:00 A.M.
Big Night (1996)
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business; with Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver.
Eating Healthy Is Sooo Delicious!
Monday July 1, 7:00pm
Registered Dietician VICTORIA BUXTON-PACHECO will present a fun program on food and nutrition. She will discuss adapting your favorite comfort food recipes, portion control, healthy snacks, reading food labels and how it all relates to the USDA’s Choose My Plate program.
Food Garnishing Is Soooo Delicious!
Sunday July 14, 2:00pm
In this free demonstration, BRYCE FUJII will show how, by using a few basic tools, anyone can transform common fruits and vegetables into beautiful, edible decorations. Become a Rodin with a radish!
All library patrons are welcome to enjoy the programs and movies this summer at Crowell Public Library, but “hungry” readers interested in prizes must register at the Adult Reference Desk.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Come to the library for a free hour of blissful, classical music and more! PAUL STEIN, a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the last 30 years, will bring an all-new program to the Crowell Public Library on Monday, June 10, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Playing music by Bach, John Williams, Liszt and Henry Mancini, Paul Stein brings many sides of the violin to the San Marino Library. He has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for over 30 years, and has performed many family concerts with Chamber Music Express. The library concert is designed for families with children eight years and older.
The unaccompanied violin demonstrates many colors and melodic contours. Bach wrote some of his most profound music for it. The richness of Bach's harmonies will be on display at the June 10 concert, as well such popular music as the “Tango” from Scent of a Woman and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Paul Stein has been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and has worked with Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Andre Previn, Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as Gustavo Dudamel. He was principal second violinist with the Colorado Symphony and performed with the Santa Fe Opera orchestra. Born in Dallas, Paul received a Bachelor of Music from Southern Methodist University and Master of Music from Yale University. He has moderated seminars and lectured at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and conventions of the Music Teachers Association of California. He is a Certificate of Merit teacher of violin and viola, from beginning to advanced and is on the faculties of Pasadena City College and Glendale College.
Don’t miss this special, free night of music in San Marino!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Of course it is important to understand the options and the consequences of any decisions related to retirement, but because Social Security is likely be the foundation of most people’s retirement income, understanding these benefits in particular is critical with so many Baby Boomers reaching retirement age. ROY TIRAKAYOS from Edward Jones will review the benefits of Social Security, and the factors one should consider before signing up, such as full retirement age, life expectancy, employment, as well as the benefits for spouses. Learn how the benefits are taxed and understand more about the relationship between Social Security and retirement planning at this free lecture, Thursday, May 23 at Crowell Public Library.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,* the average duration of retirement has increased from 8.1 years in 1950 to 20 years in 2007, with the average retirement age being 65, but many people will live considerably longer than that. Retirement income is derived largely from four sources: Social Security, earnings, pensions and asset income. Social Security provides the largest share of income for Americans age 65 or older. Learn what’s in store before you retire.
Roy Tirakayos graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Business Administration. Joining him will be BRUNO ESQUIVEL-PAZ, a graduate of Cal State L.A. who majored in finance and minored in Economics. Bring your retirement questions for Roy and Bruno and enjoy some light refreshments in the Library’s Barth Community Room.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
Fueling the economic engine of scientific enterprise in Southern California, the Mount Wilson Observatory and its founder, George Ellery Hale, were the motivating forces that transformed the San Gabriel Valley into a major center of technological achievement, spawning institutions such as the California Institute of Technology, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and a host of other science-based organizations found here today. On Monday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m., DAVE JURASEVICH, the Superintendent at Mt. Wilson Observatory, will take the audience on a journey back in time, reliving the storied history of this greatest of American institutions. Walk in the footsteps of the finest astronomers of their age. Learn how they deciphered the code of the heavens, and marvel in their discoveries -- concepts that firmly put us in our place in the Universe and forever changed our view of the world in which we live.
As the world’s preeminent observatory during the first half of the twentieth century, Mount Wilson holds a unique place in the history of scientific endeavor. It was here that the great astronomer, Edwin Hubble, a San Marino resident, established the cornerstones of modern cosmology by unlocking the secrets of an expanding universe, paving the way for our understanding of the Big Bang and ultimate fate of the cosmos.
Dave Jurasevich attended the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Retired from the chemical industry, he is currently engaged as Superintendent of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory where he is responsible for operation and maintenance of the historic venues of that facility, infrastructure oversight, engineering support and management of capital projects, as well as active participation in public outreach efforts.
Seating is limited and attendance to this free monthly series has been to capacity so arrive early!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, May 14: Twitter: What Is It Good For?
Tuesday, May 21: Music Streaming
Tech Tuesdays return in May to Crowell Public Library beginning Tuesday the 14th with Twitter: What Is It Good For? Attend this half-hour lecture to find out how to use this microblogging service to post short thoughts, follow your favorite teams or celebrities (even talk back to them!) and get the latest news. Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long. You can follow trends with hashtags, get customer service or just share your thoughts. Businesses use Twitter to quickly share information with people interested in their products and services, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and influencers.
On Tuesday May 21st, find out how to listen to hours of music streaming over the internet through free services like Pandora and Spotify. Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. One can personalize stations with the input of a favorite artist, song or genre. Spotify is a music streaming service providing content from a range of major and independent record labels. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches.
Both programs begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Barth Community Room. Bring all your questions to these fun, judgment-free sessions created by the knowledgeable and e-savvy staff at Crowell Public Library.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:00 pm
Come enjoy a wonderful evening of live music as the San Marino Jazz Quartet performs be-bop, blues, straight ahead and even some Latin jazz standards at Crowell Public Library. Led by saxophonist Amber Navran of the San Marino Music Center, the San Marino Jazz Ensemble also features fellow Music Center instructor Jeremy Stacey on drums with friends Jeffrey Stein on guitar and Alexis Soto on bass.
Amber Navran earned a Bachelor of Music from the USC’s prestigious Jazz Studies program and has been teaching students of all ages since high school. Jeremy Stacey has been teaching professionally since the age of 19 and when he is not teaching, he works as a composer/arranger for student films, singer/songwriters, high school drumlines, band programs and performs with his own jazz quartet.
Any way you cut it, this will be one swinging night! This event will help kick off what we hope will become a live music series, taking advantage of the great acoustics in the Barth Room. The show is sponsored by the San Marino Music Center and the Crowell Public Library.
All ages are welcome and no reservations are necessary for this free concert. Crowell Library is happy to feature these musicians from the San Marino Music Center, an all purpose music store run by music educators John and Sisilia Axume. The Center offers private and group lessons ranging from piano, guitar, violin, cello, saxophone, vocal, drums and much more. They also offer instrument sales, rentals, music books and music accessories. If you're looking to bring music to your child's life, stop by or visit http://sanmarinomusiccenter.com/
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7 p.m.
Did your mother ever tell you to stand up straight? Of course mothers don’t want any slouchers in their midst, but being the wise and superior beings they are, they also want you to be healthy, and good posture is an important part of one’s well-being according to BERNARDO PEREZ, D.C. Come to Crowell Library and learn what good posture looks like and what the effects of bad posture can do. Dr. Perez will discuss studies that have connected poor posture and poor health. He will demonstrate simple exercises that can help relieve aches and pains, reduce stress and fatigue, while increasing strength and balance. No expensive exercise equipment is required.
Bernardo Perez, D.C. is nationally board certified, California Board Certified and a member of the International Chiropractic Association. He has a private practice in the San Gabriel Valley. Dr. Perez was born and raised in southern California and lives in Arcadia. He is dedicated to helping people of all ages attain their optimal state of health and well being.
This program is free and designed to help you stay healthy and active. Join us and learn about important health topics from an expert.
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