Saturday, January 28, 2012

Road to the Oscars- a film series

A three-week film series of award winning or nominated films of the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Bring your dinner and we'll provide dessert. Free.

Our first film selection stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates. Rated PG-13, 94 minutes. Call the Library for the title. 626-256-8274

Sponsored by the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.

Monday, January 30
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Library Community Room

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Business and Careers in Monrovia

Those who have attended Jeff Lambert's wildly popular employment workshops at the Library know that every lead, every resource is invaluable to someone looking for a fulfilling career. Monrovia now has a new resource that focuses on business in the City. Check out the My Monrovia Business Blog (link to the right) for insights into new businesses which may need employees. Find stores and restaurants you've yet to try. There may even be a germ of an idea on starting your own business. You'll find that Monrovia is very vibrant.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reflections

Martin Luther King Jr. Day has come and gone and it was a nice pause in hectic schedules for reflection. The thing that strikes me most is how libraries have been in the forefront of equal opportunity. Think about it. A public building filled with books - free to check out. Even if you don't have a library card, books, magazines and newspapers are free to enjoy while sitting in air-conditioned or heated comfort. This magical place is open to any member of immediate and surrounding communities. You don't even have to be a citizen to enjoy the library. As an institution it is welcoming to all the diversity life has to offer. And other than the stern shush for quiet or sotto-voce request food be put away, libraries are quite laissez-faire over differing tastes in reading and information requests. Democracy in action and practiced every day. Join us.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Things to look forward to in 2012

So, the new year is here and the short breather everyone took for the holidays is over. The Library is starting the year off with more programs for jobs, health and relaxation. This Saturday is an all day job-event, with workshops on everything from filing for unemployment, looking for jobs, polishing your resume and surviving interviews. Barely a break and on January 17, there's a Brown Bag on anti-oxidants. Should you think that's not enough, there are movies later in the month. As always, you can check our calendar of events by clicking on the calendar icon on the library's website http://monroviapubliclibrary.org.

Come in and see us. Join us for programs. Hang out with us. It's going to be a great new year.