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During the post-World War II era, the San Fernando Valley came to exemplify the explosion of suburban growth that was taking place on the outskirts of major metropolitan areas throughout the country. The Valley Times newspaper (1946-1970) was there to document it all.

Back in May we showed you how to transform old book pages, sheet music and maps into paper roses. Well, we're at it again! This time, we want to show you how to make those ubiquitous holiday wrapping bows out of recycled library materials. With just a few twists and a dab of glue, you'll learn how to make an impressive and unique gift topper. 

Wrapped present

A few years ago, UNESCO marked every third Thursday of November as World Philosophy Day. And so it is, but what is philosophy? “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Can the term philosophy have such a broad meaning as to encompass all branches of knowledge, learning, worldview and the human experience in general?


SUNDAY NOV 16th  2014 @ 2:00 PM, Mark Taper Auditorium

Featuring the actors of the Aquila Theatre, staged readings will bring power of classical drama to life.  The performers will present selections from the ODYSSEY of Homer, AJAX and PHILOCTETES of Sophocles, and HERAKLES of Euripides.  


SATURDAY NOV 15th 2014 @ 1:00 PM,  Meeting Room B

The Aquila Warrior Chorus Workshop will be a participatory exploration led by Aquila's founder Peter Meineck and Aquila's artistic director Desiree Sanchez. The workshop will demonstrate the effects of the chorus as a shared embodied experience and relate how the Ancient Greek chorus was an effective tool in creating empathy.

Transgender Awareness Week takes place November 14th through 20th. It's an opportunity to celebrate so many of the great advancements, achievements and dialogues that have taken place this year. The week culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th and presents an opportunity to reflect upon those who have been victimized by violence, in part or in whole, because of their transgender identity.