Saturday, April 30, 2011

Job Seekers All-Day Event




Steps to Employment (10 to 11:30 a.m.)
This timely workshop teaches how to file an online unemployment application, find jobs via social networking and access a multitude of free resources for job hunters.



A demonstration of the Career Transitions 24/7 online resource walks users through the entire job search process.


BONUS: An EDD representative will be there to answer questions and give advice.


Hot Resumes (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.)
Don’t know where to start? Learn how to emphasize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses with an attention-grabbing resume. Learn formats, helpful key phrases, and you can show a prospective employer what you can do for them.


Not sure about the one you’ve started? Bring your resume to this workshop for helpful advice.


Ace the Interview & Dress for Success (3:00 to 4:30 p.m)
Put your best foot forward by understanding the rules of the interviewing game. Beginning with wardrobe, role-playing actual interview questions, and learning what is legal to ask and what is not, you will gain needed confidence to ace an interview




Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Library Community Room.
This event is FREE.
Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274.
Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org.
Walk-ins welcome








Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Author of Telenovela, Victor Cass

Victor Cass shares his view that life can be one big soap opera when culture clashes with romance and infidelity in Telenovela. The author and artist, who lives in Pasadena, also wrote Love, Death and Other War Stories in 2005, after his years on the Pasadena Police force. As an artist he designed pamphlets and official logos for police related activities. Join us for a stimulating and well-rounded discussion.


Monday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Library Community Room.

FREE. Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274. Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome.

Sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hershey Kisses of the Dog Variety

Staff Pet #2: Hershey is a favorite around the Library. This 8-year old ball of fluff wiggles all over when she meets you, making you feel very special indeed (ok - that's the way she is with everybody). She also does a variety of tricks, and loves performing so much, she's willing to go on the road to any venue for the accolades she richly deserves. Two of her best tricks? Grabbing a tissue for you when you sneeze and talking in a library voice when she visits the library with her guardian.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Brown Bag Quickbooks Demonstration

Bring your lunch and join Patricia Richardson as she demonstrates the small business accounting tool, QuickBooks. Learn some of the time-saving and profit generating features of this beneficial software. There will be time for questions and answers after the demonstration. Patricia Richardson, MBA, has worked with computer accounting systems for several years and has been teaching QuickBooks to business owners for nearly as long.

Tuesday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Library Community Room. This event is FREE. Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274. Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Golden Retriever Who Wasn't....


Staff Pet #1: Dee Dee came from Golden Retriever rescue in April, 2007, though Dee Dee isn't a purebred. She's part Golden, part Australian Shepherd and maybe a bit of Border Collie. She's got to be the smartest dog ever. (You hear that a lot from pet guardians, but in this case, well, it's true). She likes herding and protecting the house from anyone or anything that goes by the fence. Her two real loves: her tennis ball and Dad. Every morning she'll herd Dad out of the shower until she gets her walk. Every night she demands, and gets, tennis ball play time. Her favorite book? Why Tennis Balls for Dummies of course.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Staff Pets

Starting next week we'll be profiling staff pets. They are as varied as the people who work here. Some of the cats insist on being contacted via their agents or personal assistants, so we'll start with dogs, who are a lot less fussy and will do almost anything for a treat. We have a few exotics to profile as well. Sweet Pea the Library Pig has kindly consented to a series of interviews. Keep watching for updates on her royal cuteness.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday Night Cafe-on-Tour TONIGHT

Celebrate National Poetry Month with the artists and organizers of the Tuesday Night Project (TNP). Tuesday Night Café is an event with a fun, positive vibe with artists of all disciplines. Connect with the community and raise cultural, social, and political awareness through poetry, music and performance art. Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Library Community Room. This event is FREE. Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274. Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome

Le Petit Duo - Flute and Clarinet

Enjoy the sounds of Le Petit Duo, a flute and clarinet duo at the library! Le Petit Duo is comprised of Flutist, Cheryl Lopez (right), and Clarinetist, Dr. Wendy Mazon (left).
Please join us for an evening of musical enjoyment from this fun-loving duo!

April 18 at 7:00 p.m. Library Community Room. This event is FREE. Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274. Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome


Friday, April 8, 2011

Tuesday Night Café-On-Tour


Celebrate National Poetry Month with the artists and organizers of the Tuesday Night Project (TNP). Tuesday Night Café is an event with a fun, positive vibe with artists of all disciplines. Connect with the community and raise cultural, social, and political awareness through poetry, music and performance art.

Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Library Community Room. This event is FREE. Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274. Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Looking & Patience

For most beginners, a panic response often sets in when they are trying to do something and it isn't immediately apparent. Usually the problem is simply a matter of taking a deep breath and a close look at the screen. Sometimes there is so much visual noise on a web page it's hard to locate the button or link you are searching for. Just slow down, start in one corner, and slowly scan the screen. Though it may not jump out at you, what you are looking for is usually there. Take the Log Off link for example. It seems email companies no longer want you to sign out of accounts. They often make the sign out/log off link so small, or in an odd place, it takes a bit of searching to find it. But it IS there if you look hard enough. Patience is a virtue. We've all heard that saying, yet we seem to ignore it when it comes to computers. Have the patience with yourself - after all, you didn't learn to walk in one day. Why should you think you'll learn how to use a computer well in one day? Don't be afraid to press buttons just to see what happens. And don't forget to LOOK, truly look at the monitor.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Looking To the Past and Toward the Future

Monrovia Celebrates its 125th birthday in May and is pulling out all the stops. Library Park plays host to activities and a concert for the whole family.

Featuring everything from the Fountain to the Falls race in the early morning to dinner specials after the concert, there will be a full day of celebration.

Twitter and blog updates will follow as the day draws closer. In the meantime, mark your calendar for Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. for the yearly Monrovia Days Parade down Myrtle Avenue, and Saturday, May 14, all day for Library Park activities.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Steps to Employment Tonight

Tonight, 6 p.m. in the Library Community Room, Steps to Employment comes through with good advice and lots of resources. Look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Steps to Employment

Don't Forget! Tomorrow ! This timely workshop teaches how to file an online unemployment application, create electronic resumes and access a multitude of free resources for job hunters. A demonstration of the Library’s new Career Transitions resource walks users through the entire job search process. Handouts include information from California EDD, a list of online job hunting resources and a list of books available from Monrovia Library.
Tuesday, April 5, 6 to 7:30 pm.

Library Community Room. The event is FREE. Reserve at the Adult Reference Desk, or call 626-256-8274. Sign up online at monroviapubliclibrary.org. Walk-ins welcome.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pigs in Library Park

Many libraries are famous for their library cats or read-to-a-dog programs, but how many can boast a library pig? Sweet Pea visits Library Park almost daily with her guardian, a local attorney. She responds mostly to being fed cereal, and squeals protests loudly when she has to leave the Park for the day. Okay, so she can't curl up on a book shelf or provide cuddly comfort to kids learning to read, but she provides endless smiles when she comes out for her walk.