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Adult Summer Reading Continues With a Focus on Talented Female Filmmakers


As we transition into August, Altadena Library is pleased to offer two educational opportunities about the history and present state of the fight for gender equality. The first event will take place on Saturday, July 29 at 3:30pm. Filmmaker Jennifer Hall Lee will present her documentary, Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation, a one-hour film about the women's liberation movement covering the years 1963-1970. This film wsa released in 2013 and has been shown in film festivals, on college campuses, for non-profit organizations, in schools, and has been shown globally. It won "Best of the Fest" for documentary at the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival. Music in the film is by the all female rock band from the 1960s, Fanny. A Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Hall Lee will follow.

The Film Fest does not end there! Immediately following Jennifer Hall Lee's Q&A will be a screening of Inez Milholland - Forward Into Light, a short documentary that tells the story of Inez Milholland, an American icon in the gender equality and racial justice movements. You have likely heard her name, as she led significant marches down Fifth Avenue for New York Suffrage in 1912 and again down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in 1913 with 8,000 women at her side. Filmmaker Martha Wheelock will stay for a Q&A after the screening.

The second related event is a special screening of the documentary Beauty Bites Beast on Saturday, August 5 at 3:30pmBeauty Bites Beast flips ideas about female helplessness, as women and other at-risk folks undertake the transformative experience of learning verbal, emotional and physical empowerment based self-defense. Filmmaker Ellen Snortland, a writer, producer, director, humorist, actor, dormant lawyer, women's and children's self-defense advocate, feminist-homemaker, and Altadena resident, will be present to answer questions immediately following the screening.

Broaden Your Knowledge of These Critical Movements and Save These Dates!

 Learn more about Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation and Inez Milholland-Forward Into Light and help us spread the word!
 Let us know you're coming to Beauty Bites Beast and share the event with your friends!



Featured Artist on Display: Keni Davis

Stop by the Main Library and see Keni's work in person in the Community Room!

Artist Keni Davis recently retired from the motion picture and television industry after spending 30 years painting sets and scenic art. You may have seen him around the 'Denas', painting at his small easel as curious onlookers watch and, eventually, engaging in conversation. Keni loves it when the inquisitive gather. That's because he can share his faith as he paints. Keni has honed his heart and talent in various sites from California to New York; as well as in Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany and West Africa.


Celebrate an Amazing Summer with FREE Speed Dating and a Grand Finale Concert!

To finish off our successful Summer Reading Program, we are offering two special opportunities for our patrons in one night. First, local singles can find love at the Library's FREE speed dating event, "Must Love Books," on Friday, August 25. Then, Speed Dating will be followed by a Grand Finale Concert for the public , featuring El Twanguero and his talented band.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for Speed Dating!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Grand Finale Concert


Events This Week at the Library

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Friday, July 21

2:00pm - Family Game Day (@ Bob Lucas Branch Library)

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Fun Flick Friday: The LEGO Batman Movie!

Saturday, July 22

10:00am - TEENS Teen Sewing

Monday, July 24

5:00pm -  Library Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00pm - Family Game Night

Tuesday, July 25

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Summer Reading Performer: Pacific Animal Productions

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Summer Reading Performer: Pacific Animal Productions (@ Bob Lucas Branch Library)

6:30pm - Family Movie Sing-A-Long

Wednesday, July 26

10:15am - CHILDREN Baby Lap Time

11:00am - CHILDREN Toddler Storytime

2:00pm - CHILDREN Lego Club (@ Bob Lucas Branch Library)

3:00pm - TEENS Cardboard Cosplay

4:00pm - CHILDREN Market Stories (@ Altadena Farmers Market)

Thursday, July 27

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Storytime

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Grab Bag Thursdays!

Friday, July 28

3:30pm -  TEENS  Teen Movie: Before I Fall

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, July 29

3:00pm -    ADULTS  Women's Film Fest - Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation& Inez Milholland - Forward Into Light


Save the Date!

Summer Reading will soon come to a close but not before a fabulous night of organic music from singers and songwriters!




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