Nagoya Children’s Art Exhibit
For the 60th anniversary of the Los Angeles – Nagoya sister city relationship, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield helped facilitate a global student art exchange, featuring art created by students in Nagoya, Japan. A reciprocal collection was created by students at NEW Academy in Canoga Park, and are featured at the Nagoya City Museum.
The pieces on exhibit at the West Valley Regional Branch Library represent a range of student interest, books, and Japanese culture. This display incorporates traditional culture such as Rakugo (comedic poetry), nature, pop culture, and literary history in the form of Lady Murasaki who created the world’s first novel around the year 1,000.
Use Student Zone computers reserved exclusively for homework. Printing is free for homework assignments. Monday to Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sign up at the Information Desk.
Used Book Sale
Daily used book sale in the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Bookstore open until 5pm.
What We Are Reading
Eight Perfect Murders: A Novel
The owner of a Boston bookshop specializing in mysteries posts a list of books on the store’s blog.
The widow Clicquot : the story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it
Priya Sharma tells the story of a gentle young man’s journey to adulthood in a brutal world not of his choosing.
The American story : conversations with master historians
The Secret Life of Sam Holloway
Sam Holloway is a nice guy. He has a stable, but a not terribly exciting, job with an electronic parts distributor.
Anthony Bourdain remembered.
Mighty justice : my life in civil rights
Dreamers and schemers : how an improbable bid for the 1932 Olympics transformed Los Angeles from dusty outpost to global metropolis