Thursday, May 30, 2013

Who's Advertising For Most Jobs?

Did you know that AppleOne lead the way with the most job ads in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale region for the month of April?    

According to Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Local Area Data
found in the Employment Development Department's website, Kaiser Permanente is third on the employers list with 779 job ads in April.  

Read more about who is advertising for jobs and occupations with most job ads found here:  HWOL Los Angeles

Interested in other areas of California with most job ads?  Click here: 

June is almost here.  If you've been considering a career change or a new job and need to update your existing resume to include personal branding, you are welcome to attend our upcoming workshops scheduled June 19th and June 26th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Community Room.   Sign up to reserve a seat!  

Monrovia Public Library continues to provide job and career related resources.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Novel T's Book Club Rundown

Share Your Love of Books with the Novel T’s!!!

The Novel T’s Book Club meets at the Monrovia Public Library every 4th Tuesday at 6:45 to discuss literary works selected by the members, with a representation of both fiction and non-fiction.  

The newly released biography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor “My Beloved World” was the topic of our May 28th meeting. All of us were impressed with her remarkable ability to take on new challenges throughout her life and rise to her current position despite the many obstacles she faced. We all admired Justice Sotomayor’s ability to stay true to her humble roots and serve as a positive role model for all women. The many dimensions of Justice Sotomayor’s life made for a thought provoking discussion.

On June 25th,  we will shift gears and move into historical fiction. “The Accursed” by Joyce Carol Oates will be our featured selection. This novel takes us to Princeton, New Jersey at the turn of the last century. The town is cursed and all of the daughters of the elite families begin disappearing. This gothic mystery has been described as “Ragtime” set in Dracula’s castle. All are welcome to join the discussion and settle in for a “chilling” summer of reading. Books will be selected for the coming months at the June meeting.  The discussion begins at 6:45 in the Library Community Room, and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Raymond Chandler (1888 - 1959)
Did you know that mystery writer Raymond Chandler once lived in Monrovia? Famous not only for his atmospheric and gritty “hardboiled detective” novels set in Southern California, Chandler was also famous for moving to 35 different homes.  At the drop of a hat Chandler and his wife Cissy would pack their suitcases and their cat Taki and drive off to a new home.  From Los Angeles’ Wilshire district to Hollywood to Brentwood to Palm Springs and La Jolla, they lived in 35 different places.  In Monrovia their address was 818 West Duarte Road.  Just thinking about the house, now long gone and replaced by a big apartment, gets us in the mood to read some of Chandler’s novels.  The following are all at the Monrovia Library—all in the Mystery section.