October Fun for Kids at Arcadia Library
September 26, 2020 –Arcadia Public Library is offering three fun, free experiences for kids of all ages during October.
Starting on October 3, Arcadia Public Library is hosting the annual In-N-Out “Cover to Cover” Club. It’s a bit different this year, but children ages 4 to 12 can register for the program which lets them earn a coupon for a free In-N-Out hamburger, cheeseburger, or cheese sandwich just by reading five books. Each child may earn up to three coupons during the program, which ends on Saturday, November 14. This year, however, kids will log their book titles online using the Library’s “Cover to Cover Club” database. Coupons are earned upon reading and logging 5, 10, or 15 titles. Coupons will be available for pick-up by appointment only starting Monday, October 12. For social distancing purposes, only one appointment can be scheduled per family and all earned coupons must be picked up at the same time. To schedule an appointment, please call 626.294.4834.
Crafty kids (6th to 8th graders) are invited to try the new “Stitching Together” program, starting on Wednesday, October 7, and continuing every Wednesday at 4 pm through October 28. This program is perfect for middle schoolers who want to learn to knit. This month’s project is a pair of fingerless gloves. Registration is required: call 626.821.5566 to sign up.
What’s Halloween without fun crafts to try in the weeks before Trick or Treat? Creepy Crawly Crafternoons, a virtual program for kids of all ages, takes place on Saturdays at 3 pm starting October 10. Kids will earn how to make some creepy creations just in time for Halloween. A limited supply of free craft kits will be available for each program. Contact the Children’s Help Desk (626.821.5566) for more information.
For more information, please call 626.821.5566 or visit the Arcadia Public Library’s website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/library. The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can also follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter.
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Japanese Artist’s Legacy, Experience Focus of Panel Discussion
September 25, 2020 – The life and legacy of artist J.T. Sata will be the subject of a virtual program at 2 pm on Saturday, October 10, hosted by the Arcadia Public Library, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum. The program, “J.T. Sata: A Japanese Immigrant in Search of Western Art,” is based on a recently published biography, Kagoshima 9066
Westridge, written by his son Frank Sata and well-known author Naomi Hirahara. Both writers and Bryan Takeda of the Nikkei Federation, the sponsor for the project, will discuss the life of J.T. Sata, who left a record of the Japanese immigrant experience through his photographs, sketches, paintings and sculptures.
J. T. Sata emigrated to America from Kagoshima, Japan in 1918. In Los Angeles, he was active with the Issei photo community while working odd jobs. During World War II, J.T and his family were sent first to the Santa Anita Assembly Center, then on to internment camps in Jerome, Arkansas, and Gila River, Arizona. Kagoshima 9066 Westridge includes artwork completed during his incarceration, as well as candid snapshots J.T. took after World War II on the campus of Westridge, an exclusive girls’ school in Pasadena, where he worked as a janitor until his retirement.
Frank Sata, Bryan Takeda, and Naomi Hirahara will be joined by Yvonne Ng, librarian at the Arcadia Public Library and Shawn Iwaoka, Collections Assistant at JANM, who will examine how their respective institutions preserve the history of the Santa Anita Assembly Center. The event is free, but preregistration is required and donations to the hosting organizations are encouraged. To register, go to http://www.janm.org/events/2020/10/. This program, “J.T. Sata: A Japanese Immigrant in Search of Western Art,” was made possible through support from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant, a program of the California State Library. A
limited number of Kagoshima 9066 Westridge books will be available for sale through JANM’s Museum Store.
For more information, please call 626.821.5569 or visit the Arcadia Public Library’s website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/library. The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia. The Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. You can also follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter.
Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, Arcadia is a charming, family-oriented community with a population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 miles east from downtown Los Angeles, regional transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line connect Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, and entertainment destination in the San Gabriel Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, iconic landmarks, and serene neighborhoods. Arcadia is an award-winning community having been twice named as the Best City in California in which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the conveniences and amenities of a full-service, mid-size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides a quality of life that will go Above & Beyond your expectations.
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