Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebrated at Culver-Union Township Public Library
During the month of May 2013, Culver-Union Township Public Library is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with an eye-catching, multimedia display completed by Reference/Adult Services Clerk, Esmeralda Rodgers. Esmie, as she is known by patrons and staff, is from the Phillipines, and as such, she brings to the library a rich understanding of Asian Pacific American heritage and culture.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, commonly referred to as APA Heritage Month, is a national celebration which was established in 1977 after origination in a congressional bill. APA was designated as a month-long celebration in May of 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. The month of May was intended to commemorate immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and also for the anniversary of the transcontinental railroad, completed on May 10, 1869. Chinese immigrants made up the majority of workers laying the tracks for the transcontinental railroad. To commemorate APA Heritage Month, communities celebrate with festivals, government-sponsored activities, and educational activities for students of all ages. The theme for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2013 was &qout;Leadership to Meet the Challenge of a Changing World."
Esmie’s APA Heritage Month display is located at the main entrance to the Culver-Union Township Public Library, and includes books, DVD’s, and cd’s all available for checkout by patrons. Next to the materials table, there is a board with information cards about many famous individuals of Asian Pacific American heritage, such as fashion designer Vera Wang, novelist/poet Ha Jin, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. To complete the display, Esmie researched well-known individuals of Asian Pacific American heritage in order to provide a wide range of talented individuals for patrons to read and learn more about as they enter the library. The display includes writers, artists, political figures, athletes, musicians, actors/actresses, and even astronauts. It is our hope that Esmie’s APA Heritage Month display successfully promotes CUTPL’s intention to foster our patrons’ understanding of and appreciation for the contributions of many different peoples to the richness of our American culture.
CULVER-UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM
&qout;Groundbreaking Reads&qout; is the theme of Culver-Union Township Public Library’s 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program. Explore not only groundbreaking books but underground music and movements such as prohibition and the resistance movements of WWII. Dig into other underground phenomena and activities like composting, caving, and archaeology. The 2013 Summer Reading Program is open to adults of all ages, with programs, prizes, book discussions, and special events. The adult program will run concurrently with the children’s program, &qout;Dig into Reading.&qout;
CUTPL will hold many adult programs during June and July to go along with the Summer Reading Program theme of &qout;Groundbreaking Reads.&qout; On Thursday, June 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the small meeting room, a &qout;Making Your Garden Grow&qout; composting and gardening program will be presented by special guest speaker and Master Gardener, Bob Yoder. The film The Bucket List will be shown in the large meeting room at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 17th. The final program of June will be a book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald on Saturday, June 22nd at 1:30 PM in the small meeting room.
There will also be three programs during the month of July, beginning with a screening of Everglades of the North, a documentary about the Grand Kankakee Marsh. The screening will take place on Monday, July 8th at 6:00 PM in the large meeting room. As a follow-up to the Everglades of the North screening, a question and answer session and discussion with one of the film producers will be held on Monday, July 15th at 6:00 PM in the large meeting room. Finally, &qout;Digging for Your Roots: A Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop&qout; will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the small meeting room. A lifetime, local genealogist, Monty Peden, will lead the workshop. All skill levels from beginner to expert are encouraged and welcome to attend the instructional, enjoyable workshop.
Adult summer reading registration is open to anyone ages 18 and older, and begins on June 3, 2013. The program will run through August 2, 2013. For more information, call the library at 574-842-2941 or check out our website at http://www.culver.lib.in.us/.
All CUTPL programs are open to the public and free of charge. Any questions can be directed to Adult Services/Reference Librarian, Laura Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community News Program at CUTPL
Lois Tomaszewski, Managing Editor of The Pilot News Group, will be at the Culver-Union Township Public Library for a program titled &qout;The Scoop on Community Journalism.&qout; The program will be held on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 PM in the large meeting room.
Lois will speak about journalism, and the role a community newspaper has in a community like Culver. She will also discuss the future of community newspapers, and ways in which the community can be a part of the news process.
We hope you’ll come to CUTPL on Monday evening, June 3rd to meet Lois and join us for this informative program! The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Reference/Adult Services Librarian, Laura Jones at 574-842-2941 or email@example.com
A Novel Approach (June)
CUTPL's book/film group will meet on Wednesday, June 5 at 12:00 Noon in the library's Large Meeting Room located downstairs at the library.
THE BOOK: THE KING'S SPEECH
Based on a true story Find Your Voice by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. This inspiring story will help to explain how one man, Mark Logue, helps King George VI overcome a lifelong, debilitating speech impediment.
THE FILM: THE KING'S SPEECH
Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter. Join the many viewers who claim this as a masterpiece, winning 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
Copies of the selection are available for checkout and may be reserved by contacting the library at 574-842-2941.
Patrons are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat while they enjoy the movie and the discussion afterwards.
The Culver-Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main Street in Culver. All programs are free and open to the public.
Local Author, Marie Albertson, to Speak at Culver-Union Township Public Library
Culver-Union Township Public Library is pleased to welcome former Plymouth resident and local author, Marie Albertson. Marie will be at CUTPL on Monday, May 20th at 1:30 PM to talk about her book, Old Librarians Never Die They Jump Out of Airplanes, and the many world travels and exciting adventures of her senior years.
Marie has a master’s degree in Library Science as well as a degree in counseling. Along with being an adventure-seeker, Marie is a life coach, author, and inspiration to people of all ages. This free program is open to the public, and will be held in the large meeting room on the lower level of the library.
We hope you’ll come to CUTPL on May 20th to meet Marie Albertson and be inspired. For more information, please contact Reference/Adult Services Librarian, Laura Jones, at 574-842-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday Tech Time (May)
Thursday Tech Time is an open discussion group for anyone interested in computers and technology. Come and talk, share, listen and ask questions!
Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. Each session may have a speaker and topic or may simply be an open discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.
May 16th - 6:00 PM
Wire up the house for improved connectivity, or go wireless.
Discover how to install and configure various types of network devices.
For more information, call the Culver Library at 574-842-2941, visit our website at www.culver.lib.in.us or e-mail email@example.com. The library’s street address is 107 N. Main St.
Free Computer Classes at Culver-Union Township Public Library
Culver-Union Township Public Library is offering free technology classes for beginners in May. Classes for May will include: Computers for Beginners, Internet/Email for Beginners and Mobile Devices for Beginners.
Computers for Beginners
- Monday, May 6th at 6:00 PM
- Friday, May 10th at 10:00 AM
Internet/Email for Beginners
- Monday, May 13th at 6:00 PM
- Friday, May 17th at 10:00 AM
Mobile Devices for Beginners
- Monday, May 20th at 6:00 PM
- Thursday, May 24th at 10:00 AM
These classes are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-842.2941.
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