- May 8
- 2-3 pm.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Adults: Neva, 1st; Donald, 2nd; Miles, 3rd. Teens: Seth, 1st; Sid, 2nd; Anna, 3rd.
Everyone was amazing and showed such talent and creativity: Lisa, Rebecca, Michael, Sara, Hillary, Victoria, Joel, Junior, Vernon, and Anna C. Thank you for sharing the gifts of your time and talent at the Crowell Public Library.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
SUNDAY, MAY 16th 2:00 p.m. This summer, LA Opera unveils the first complete performances of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen ever presented in Los Angeles. Conducted by James Conlon and staged by theatrical wizard Achim Freyer, this Ring has been hailed as “a singular and daring act of artistic imagination” (Financial Times) featuring “dazzling, whimsical and affecting imagery” (New York Times). At Crowell Library, LA Opera’s STEVE KOHN will present “The Men of the Ring of the Nibelung.” Richard Wagner never knew his father, Schopenhauer, but he, King Ludwig and other men were influences throughout Wagner’s life -- philosophically, spiritually, personally and creatively. Mr. Kohn will connect these influences to the characters that Wagner created in his monumental "Ring Cycle.” This discussion of will be highlighted with the music associated with the characters from the opera. Whether you’re a hardcore opera aficionado or a curious novice, you’ll be delightfully entertained, and encouraged to ask questions and offer comments. You might even be inspired to make a trip to the L.A. Music Center for the full production conducted by James Conlon. Join us for an unforgettable, history-making journey into Wagner’s epic masterpiece. Make Crowell Library your LA Opera gateway!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
ONE BOOK, ONE CITY: IRON RIVER author T. Jefferson Parker in person SUNDAY APRIL 18TH 2:00 p.m. Meet the author of San Marino’s ONE BOOK, ONE CITY selection for 2010, T. JEFFERSON PARKER, in the library’s Barth Community Room this Sunday, April 18th at 2:00 p.m. Parker is consistently compared to Michael Connelly, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett by critics who also consider him “the best of today’s crime fiction” (Washington Post). He’s a three-time Edgar Award-winner and a former journalist who lives in Southern California. Iron River immerses Parker’s most beloved series character, Charlie Hood, along the U.S.-Mexican border, where a group of lawmen try to stem the flow of illegal weapons feeding the drug cartel wars. In doing so, Parker gives us a window into the current problems law enforcement face every day. Deputy sheriff Charlie Hood is sent to join the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms task force “Operation Blowdown” -- a mission to try to curtail the constant flow of money and guns across the U.S.-Mexican border. When a stakeout goes wrong and the son of the head of a powerful Mexican cartel ends up dead, cartel soldiers cross the border to take revenge on Hood and his team. The lengths they go to and the innocent lives at stake are shocking, even to Hood. Fast-paced and wholly original, Iron River simultaneously spotlights Parker’s talents as a vivid story teller and brilliant crime writer, and the complex and dangerous gun trafficking industry, a crucial issue of our day.
MONDAY MAY 17TH - 7:00 P.M. San Marino, CA, April 13, 2010 -- A clean environment aids concentration and increases productivity. Don’t let accumulated household clutter stress you out. Join us for this free workshop in the Barth Community Room and get a plethora of tips for effective organizing and de-cluttering from a renowned expert. TRACY McCUBBIN is blessed with an ability to see through a seemingly impossible mess and envision a space that is free of clutter and chaos. She has used this skill often in her many years as a personal assistant, accountant and bookkeeper. Tracy has that real practical knowledge that everyone can use to better organize their lives. She grew up in a family of hoarders, leading her to understand the effects of extreme disorganization go far beyond living amongst the accumulation of too many possessions. A disorganized home can be both stressful and difficult to manage for everybody involved. Tracy believes that organization is one of the cornerstones of a happy home, be it an apartment or an estate. After two successful years in business and hundreds of pounds of shredded paper, she brings her unique skill set to Crowell Public Library. Take control of your physical space! Phone: (626) 300-0777 Book your next corporate workshop at the beautiful Barth Community Room at Crowell Library. For details visit our website at http://www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org.