Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:00 p.m. – The One Book, One City celebration for 2012 will culminate with a special appearance by GRAHAM MOORE, author of The Sherlockian, his debut novel and a New York Times bestseller sold in 16 countries and translated into 13 languages. A mystery about the life of Arthur Conan Doyle and the modern Sherlock Holmes obsessives who devote their lives to the secrets in his books, it was called “sublime,” “clever” and “delightful” by the New York Times, and “savvy” and “entertaining” by the LA Times. Graham Moore is a novelist and screenwriter. He first learned to love mysteries as an eight year-old when he and his mother would pass a copy of Agatha Christie’s A Murder in Three Acts back and forth, reading to each other. From there, his love of mysteries grew even stronger, culminating in his own contribution to the world of Sherlockiana. Moore has served as a staff writer for a season on the ABC Family sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You, and recently sold a script about the life of legendary scientist Alan Turing to Warner Brothers. He was born in Chicago, received a B.A. in Religious History from Columbia University, and currently lives in Los Angeles. During the past two months patrons have read the book, seen the movies and learned some very entertaining and informative facts about the world of Sherlock Holmes at Crowell Public Library. Now everyone can meet the inspiration behind these programs.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Medical Mondays @ Crowell Library presents a special screening of the film FORKS OVER KNIVES Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:00 p.m. — FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. The film traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional scientist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. Their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. In addition, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments. “I loved it and I need all of you to see.”-- Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show “Richly Inspiring” – Los Angeles Times “A film that can save your life” – Roger Ebert After the film there will be a panel discussion that will include Registered Dietitian Victoria Pacheco who works in the Community Outreach Department at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. She provides nutritional counseling for clients with gestational diabetes, cardiac disease, cancer and weight management issues. Victoria graduated from Cal State Los Angeles and has both her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nutrition. Victoria has just published a nutrition textbook and is on the faculty at Pasadena City College and Cal State Los Angeles. Learn what you can do right now to improve your health!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
SUNDAY, April 15th 2:00 p.m. Puccini’s La Boheme Learn about the heartbreaking story of opera's most famous young lovers – It's Christmas in Paris as the quintessential bohemian love story comes to life: a candle flickers out on Christmas Eve, tentative hands meet in the dark, and a rapturous duet soars under the moonlight… this is Puccini’s La Boheme. Inspired by Henri Murger's novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème, La Boheme inspired the award-winning Broadway musical Rent. The opera is a collection of vignettes portraying six young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. Guided by an L.A. Opera Community Educator, you will follow this heartbreaking story of a poet who discovers true love with a lovely, fragile seamstress, and a painter and vivacious cabaret singer who rediscover their on-again, off-again passion. Surrounded by the evocative rooftops, cafés and garrets of Paris, these lively bohemians and their companions experience exhilarating joy and irretrievable loss. The production at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center features a fresh, young cast headed by an irresistible pair of fast-rising young singers, Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello as Mimi and Rodolfo. This introduction to opera at Crowell Public Library is free. After hearing excerpts from this production, you’ll undoubtedly be inspired to make a trip to the Los Angeles Music Center for a real opera experience.