Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Happy 5th Birthday, Crowell Public Library
Happy 4th Birthday, Crain Art Gallery
Happy 100th Birthday, San Marino

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 1-4 pm

The Crowell Public Library Board of Trustees, Friends of Crowell Library, the City of San Marino and the Staff of the Library invite one and all to a very special birthday celebration on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Not only is the City of San Marino celebrating its Centennial (and selling special merchandise), the library will be five years old on this day and the Crain Art Gallery will be four.

There will a plethora of local authors throughout the library selling their work, including Elizabeth Pomeroy, Hava Ben-Zvi, Lian Dolan, Andrew D. Bernstein, Jim W. Gallo, Irene McDermott and Cliff Shiepe. There will be light refreshments as well as birthday cake for all to partake. The Huntington Middle School String Quartet will perform for your listening pleasure and a new exhibit will be unveiled in the Crain Art Gallery: Images of San Marino. Participating artists will be on hand to meet and greet one and all as well as local dignitaries and representatives. A dizzying array of activities at every turn!

The winners of the Foundation’s Bookmark Contest will be announced as well as the 2013 One Book, One City selection. And, the fabulous ANNIE BANANNIE will offer comedy, storytelling and amazing balloon artistry! Audience volunteers will help Annie tell fabulous stories with lots of surprises along the way so bring the whole family to celebrate the City and the Library!

Rose Pruning Workshop

Saturday, January 19th, 9:00 a.m.

Former City Parks Division Manager, RON SERVEN is now with San Marino’s Planning Department, but his expertise with roses is still visible throughout the city, particularly at Lacy Park. Ron has conducted this workshop at Crowell Library on a yearly basis for many years and many rose-lovers have benefited and attended repeat performances.

Ron will demonstrate optimum rose pruning techniques and answer questions from the audience, such as what to do in cold weather, and dealing with other special conditions such as irregular rainfall. Those who attend will be ready to go out into their own yards the very same day to get the job done. Ron will give everyone a better sense of how Mother Nature works. You’ll soon be spending some enjoyable time in your home garden, armed with the knowledge to keep it thriving and beautiful.

This workshop is free and reservations are not required, but if you have questions, please call the library (626) 300-0777, extension 579.