Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Friday, June 10th 11:00 a.m. – WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. According to the WWKiP website, it’s become the largest event of its kind in the world. The knit-wits at Crowell Library are encouraging anyone who has needles and/or a crochet hook to stop by and see what’s going on with fellow yarn enthusiasts of the greater San Gabriel Valley. All ages are welcome! World Wide Knit in Public Day is a grand opportunity to show the general public what the knitting community looks like and what diverse and dynamic talents they possess. Instead of lining the sidewalks of Huntington Drive, relax in the Library’s comfy Barth Community Room sharing perls of wisdom while keeping everyone in stitches. It will be impossible not to cosmically connect to the worsted wizardry permeating the room. Knitters know their craft transcends language barriers and could easily bring world peace should everyone in the world knit simultaneously on the same day – imagine the size of THAT scarf! Is that a goal or what? It has not been shown that stitching together thwarts stormy weather, but it does foretell a good yarn. To learn more about World Wide Knit in Public Day, visit: http://www.wwkipday.com/ We needle you not! Light refreshments will be served. The more the merrier! Share this event on Facebook & Twitter. 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108-2595 ● Phone: (626) 300-0777 For more information, visit our website www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Tuesdays starting, May 31st 10:30-11:30 a.m. Are you an older adult who believes lifelong learning keeps you young and relevant? There’s a new class for you at Crowell Public Library. JOANNA M. SAPORITO, L.C.S.W., presents Quality of Life - Life Review, an interactive class focusing on improving the quality of life, increasing social outlets, and clarifying life issues. There will be discussion topics related to older adulthood, such as: • Having a positive attitude and outlook • Social connections • Personal independence and appropriate interdependence • Being realistic and resilient This free discussion group will meet weekly on Tuesdays in the Barth Community Room at Crowell Public Library. Get in on the ground floor of a very fulfilling journey. According to the Administration of Aging (http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Aging_Statistics/index.aspx) “…persons 65 years or older -- numbered 39.6 million in 2009…. [representing] 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000.” Jump on a bandwagon that is active, interested and living longer with a positive attitude. Grab a cup of coffee and the hour will zip by! An expert in the field for almost twenty years, Joanna M. Saporito, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who recently obtained a Certificate in Aging from Boston University. She’s had extensive training in issues related to work, domestic abuse, loss and grief. She has a private practice in Glendale and has been teaching at Glendale College for 13 years. She also teaches in the Life Long Learning program for older adults. If truth be known, her favorite students are those in Life Long Learning!