Friday, January 29, 2010

ABC SOUP Valentine’s Day @ Dana Library

ABC SOUP Valentine’s Day

Join in the ABC Soup Club fun
as they celebrate Valentine’s Day!!

Friday, February 12 @ 3:30pm

Dana Neighborhood Library
3680 Atlantic Ave

This program is presented by Poly High School’s Alphabet Soup Club. It is free and open to children age 5 and up. Attendance capacity may be limited.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

One of the best books of 2009…

A Season of Gifts
By Richard Peck

" of Peck's best novels yet - and that's saying something."
--Kirkus, starred review

"Irresistible, independent, and unorthodox as ever, Grandma Dowdel makes a welcome return...she's entered that rare pantheon of unforgettably great characters."
--Horn Book

"Peck has once again created a whole world in one small Illinois town, a place where the folksy wisdom and generosity of one gruff old woman can change lives."
--School Library Journal

Grandma Dowdel is back! She's up to her old tricks of bestowing her "gifts" upon the unsuspecting, this time her new neighbors, a young minister and his family. Peck's story portrays life in a small American town in 1958.

The eccentric, forceful, big-hearted Grandma Dowdel is the star of the Newbery Medal–winning A Year Down Yonder and Newbery Honor–winning A Long Way from Chicago. And it turns out that her story isn’t over—not even close.

It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: a Methodist minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will work her particular brand of charm—or medicine, depending on who you’re asking—on all of them: ten-yearold Bob, who is shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his two fascinating sisters; and even Bob’s two parents, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital.

As Christmas rolls around, the Barnhart family realizes that they’ve found a true home—and a neighbor who gives gifts that will last a lifetime.

A Long Way from Chicago

A Year Down Yonder

Check out World Book Encyclopedia
for more information on award winning author
Richard Peck

More books by this author are available
@ your local library

Friday, January 15, 2010


DATE: JANUARY 16, 2010
TIME: 10:30a.m. - 5:30p.m.
CONTACT: (562) 570-6816
The 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Unity Parade Celebration will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at the Anaheim Street intersection. It will be followed by a multi-cultural celebration at King Park, 1950 Lemon Ave. There will be music, dance performances, and a children's play area. There also will be food vending booths and nonprofit community service information.