Friday, January 07, 2011
If you write poetry and reside in the greater San Gabriel Valley and would like to participate in a reading of original works, Crowell Public Library wants to hear from you! April is Poetry Month and the library will be presenting a special evening featuring local poets on Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Denise Dobbs or Lynda Lyons at the library (626) 300-0777 by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25th to be considered an applicant. Shortly thereafter, participants will be contacted and sent guidelines for the poetry reading. Poets must be 18 years or older and have a Crowell Public Library card (they’re free!). Poets’ selections will be reviewed to make sure guidelines are followed, and thereafter a schedule for the program will be determined. This is not a contest, but there will be a raffled prize for participants. Published poets are invited to sell their work. Bongos and berets are not required, but certainly welcomed. Coffee will be served. This is the first such event at Crowell Public Library. If you are a local patron and a poet, be part of history!
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Third Thursday of every month at 10 a.m.Put your day in focus with a morning movie guaranteed to please. Come to Crowell Public Library for complimentary popcorn and free screenings of some of the best films ever made. Here’s the Winter line-up: January 20, Around the World in 80 Days. David Niven, Cantinflas. Best Picture 1956! February 24, Rebel Without A Cause, 1955. James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo. March 17, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961. Audrey Hepburn. Based on Truman Capote’s novel. April 21, Chinatown, 1974. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway. Oscar to Best Original Screenplay. All screenings will take place in the Barth Community Room.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26, 2011, 6:00-8:00 p.m. TOM FONG is an award winning artist whose watercolors are on display in a current exhibit at Crowell Public Library’s Crain Art Gallery from January 3 through February 11, 2011. A native Californian and USC graduate, his paintings are bold, spontaneous and direct. Tom’s work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist and American Artist. He teaches at various colleges and conducts national and international workshops including the Palm Springs Desert Museum Workshop and the San Diego Watercolor Society Workshop. He continues to be a guest instructor for the Yosemite National Park Association. Tom has earned Signature Membership in Watercolor West, where he has served as President. Learn techniques from the master as Tom demonstrates his adventurous approach in this free workshop. “I paint with wide flat brushes, bold, spontaneous, and direct through the creative spirit of intuition and improvisation.” -- Tom Fong
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
On Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Crowell Public Library will join San Marino dignitaries in announcing the 2011 ONE BOOK, ONE CITY selection. After introductions and the unveiling of this year’s selection, there will be a concert by the Middle School Jazz Band. Light refreshments will be served. You’ll want to save Thursday evenings in February, March and April for some very special events, movies and musical performances at the library related to the theme of this book, a murder mystery and period piece involving a special genre of music still celebrated around the world. Every year the Friends of Crowell Public Library present a series of ONE BOOK, ONE CITY events that bring the community together in celebration of the joy of reading. Past selections have included Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker, Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart, and Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama. More details on the One Book, One City program will be announced in upcoming weeks. Copies of the featured book will be available for check-out at the Crowell Public Library. For further details on this exciting program and others at Crowell Library, keep an eye on the website: http://www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org