Friday, March 23, 2012

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston comes to Monrovia Library

April 14 is a very special day at Monrovia Library. The author of Farewell to Manzanar, a U.S. citizen who spent three years in a United States internment camp during World War II just for the way she looked, will be talking about her experiences and her book in the Library Story Time Room starting at 1:00 p.m.

If you want to read the book before the author visits, please stop by the Adult Reference Desk to get a copy.

How did Monrovia Library get so lucky? Cal Humanities teamed up with the National Endowment for the Humanities to create CA Reads - Searching for Democracy, a Statewide initiative to talk about what democracy means, where it is heading, and what the dangers to it are. Other partners are The California Center for the Book and Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Coming Soon - Farewell to Manzanar

Monrovia Library is the proud recipient of this year's Cal Humanities CA Reads - Searching for Democracy Grant. The program series features Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston  and James D. Houston. The series will show films, have a book discussion with author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, a writing workshop based on the book, and a podcast workshop. We look forward to spirited discussion about democracy, what is happening to our idea of democracy now in an election year, and the possibility of internment camps happening again in America.

Stay tuned for more information.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Facebook explained at the computer club

Our Computer Club meets this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with a demonstration of Facebook. Though there are probably only 3 people left who've never heard of Facebook, there are plenty who don't know all the cool features it offers. Join us in the Library Community Room. This time, there'll even be cookies.