Date: Saturday Feb. 4 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Santa Monica Public Library, Main Library Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Contact: For more information about this and other Library programs, visit http://www.smpl.org or call the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.
Santa Monica, California – Take a step back in time and meet Henry Gaylord Wilshire, the man for whom Wilshire Boulevard is named, in a presentation by Louis Rosen, author of Henry Gaylord Wilshire: the Millionaire Socialist, on Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Henry Gaylord Wilshire came to Los Angeles in 1885 and purchased a 35-acre barley field that became the beginning of Wilshire Boulevard. He helped to plan the cities of Long Beach and Fullerton, ran for Congress twice, and was the publisher of the socialist journal Wilshire Magazine. Find out more about this fascinating figure from our region’s history as author Louis Rosen presents numerous stories and historical photos from his book. A book sale and signing will follow.
Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair-accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7 and 10. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library.
PDF flyer for this event is attached below.
Date: February 4 - April 28, 2012
Time: Monday - Thursdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sundays
Location: West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
1965-1975 was a watershed decade for California and the country as a whole. Democracy was advanced at the ballot box, in the classroom and in the streets. Democracy embraces free speech, yet California's students fought for the right to free speech. Democracy ensures freedom of assembly, yet the police often attacked peaceful demonstrations. Democracy protects civil liberties and civil rights regardless of ones race, gender, class or ethnicity, yet African Americans, Asians, Latinos, women, lesbians and gays and others were often denied equality. Artists were in the forefront of the struggles for greater democracy. This exhibition will document the importance of poster art for developing and promoting the ideas and ideals of democracy in California during this turbulent decade. It will also demonstrate the power of art to convey past experiences and views of the world, and create a broader context for understanding contemporary society.
Book Signing & Conversation with
Mr. Fish & Robert Scheer
February 13, 2012
7:30 - 9:30 pm
March 31, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Dissent 451: Art & Activism Now
April 21, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Artists/Activists Discuss the Role of Art in Contemporary Movements for Social Change
Date: Saturday, February 4
Location: Bolton Hall Historical Museum
10110 Commerce Ave.,
Tujunga, CA 91042
Contact: Please RSVP to Liza Posas, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3, 2012.
The first 2012 LA as Subject meeting will be a joint meeting with the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance.
It's a great chance for members of both organizations to learn about the other members and talk about projects and shared interests.
In addition to regular business & networking, this meeting will feature a "SnapShot Messaging" workshop on how to effectively talk about your organization in under 1 minute, whether to potential donors, volunteers, members, community members, or visitors. This session will have you go through a process of identifying and refining your message to turn a chance (or just short) meeting into action in support of your efforts. This workshop will require you to understand both the mission and goals (short or long term) of your organization.
The meeting will be hosted by Little Landers Historical Society at the Historic Bolton Hall in Tujunga. Parking information and directions can be found at http://www.laparks.org/dos/historic/bolton.htm.
Date: February 4-March 29, 2012
Time: Library hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: West Covina Library,
1601 West Covina Parkway, West Covina, CA
Contact: (626) 791-7647 or email@example.com.
The Baseball Reliquary presents an exhibition featuring a selection of the 58 L.A. Blue Bum paintings, and related documentation, completed by artist Stephen Seemayer during the 2011 baseball season. Inspired by the Brooklyn Bum, the brilliant creation of the late sports cartoonist Willard Mullin, Seemayer resurrected and updated the tattered tramp for a series of paintings which candidly comment on the follies and triumphs of the Los
Angeles Dodgers under the ownership of Frank and Jamie McCourt. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, February 18, at 3:00 pm, at the West Covina Library.