Thursday, August 21, 2014

KCRW Journalist Lisa Napoli to speak at Cypress Park

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 6pm, author and KCRW journalist Lisa Napoli will read selections and discuss her book, Radio Shangri-La: What I learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth.

Napoli visited Bhutan in 2007 to help start a radio station in the formerly radio-free country. Modern inventions such as roads, electricity, and hard currency came very late to Bhutan.

Television was first allowed in 1999, and foreigners were only allowed to visit shortly before that. The nation has had a long-standing commitment to "Gross National Happiness," of which key components are balance, wellness, environmental preservation, and trust in government leaders.

Napoli's experience illustrates firsthand how Western media can rapidly influence a very isolated country. In the process of getting to know the people and culture of Bhutan, Napoli learns more about herself as she received what she describes as a "crash course in happiness" during her visit. Her presentation will include stories from this little-known country as she discusses the concept of "Gross National Happiness."

Please join us!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin

Possibly another best seller by Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, has just arrived at the New Nonfiction Shelf at Cypress Park Branch Library today.

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, will definitely get your attention once you pick up the book and start reading the very first page. Professor Levitin who teaches Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University and is the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI.

Many people had no idea how frustrating when one needs to look for his or her pair of eyeglasses at home or office. I have been wearing my near sighted glasses for almost 50 years. In the last few years, I start to have problem remembering where I left the pair. But when I heard that my friend who never wear glasses also has the problem of remembering where he left his car keys. I realize my problem is not just vision; rather, it is my brain.

Our brain, functioned exactly like the C drive of a computer, has enormous capacity of information storage space. For most ordinary people, the question is not how to learn new information. The question is to remember/find the information when needed. If you have 1000 files in your personal computer, you understand the difficulty to organize and retrieve each and every file. (emails too!)

Livitin's book not only presents most current study in brain science, but also delivers a complex discipline into easy language so that both scholar and general public could understand. Whether you are a astrophysicist or a homemaker, the book will help you to find the Italian herb container you purchased last Christmas. I did find my key this afternoon.

This book will be popular. So reserve your copy online  at; or call library for assistance.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Numerology and Feng Shui

Last month, Cypress Park Branch Library added a non- fiction title in 133 call number area. The 133 subject area of Dewey Decimal Classification is dedicated to specific topics in parapsychology and occultism.
The Title of the book is "Numerology -Idiot's Guides" by Jean Simpson". I did not pay much attention to the book when it arrived; but decided to take a quick look when it was checked out and returned at the circulation desk. Surprisingly I found the concept of numerology is extremely similar to the Chinese Old Farmers' Almanac book I used to read as kid in Taiwan.
Library's collections in Astrology, Palmistry, Feng Shui, and numerology are always popular with public. For your interests, try this interesting book or "Feng Shui: Your life" by Jayme Barrett.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Free Summer Lunch Menu 7/7 - 7/11

This week we will be serving:

Monday 7/7 - 
Breaded Chicken Patty on Bun (w Ketchup)
Carrot & Celery Sticks (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Low Fat 1% Milk

Tuesday 7/8 - 
Hot Dog (w/ Ketchup)
Carrot Stick (w/ Ranch)
Low Fat 1% Milk

Wednesday 7/9
Turkey Wrap 
Jicama Sticks (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Non Fat Chocolate Milk

Thursday 7/10
Bean & Beef Burrito (w Taco sauce)
Frozen Juice Shapeup
Tossed Salad (w/ Ranch)
Low Fat 1% Milk

Friday 7/11-
Chicken Fajitas
Wheat Tortilla 
Celery Stick (w/ Ranch)
Non Fat Chocolate Milk

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Free Summer Lunch Menu 6/30 - 7/3

This week we will be serving:

Monday 6/30 - 
Turkey and Cheese Sandwich on Wheat Bread (w Mayo)
Carrot Sticks (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Low Fat 1% Milk

Tuesday 7/1 - 
Chicken Teriyaki w/ White Rice, Broccoli Florets, and Carrots
Low Fat 1% Milk

Wednesday 7/2
Corn Dog (w/ ketchup)
Celery Sticks (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Non Fat Chocolate Milk

Thursday 7/3
Chicken Nuggets (w/ Ketchup Packet)
Jicama Sticks
Low Fat 1% Milk

Friday 7/4
Closed for Independence Day

Monday, June 23, 2014

Free Summer Lunch Menu 6/23 - 6/27

This week we will be serving:

Monday 6/23 - 
Hamburger (w/ Ketchup Packet)
Celery Stick (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Low Fat 1% Milk

Tuesday 6/24 - 
Mac n Cheese
Carrot & Celery Sticks (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Low Fat 1% Milk

Wednesday 6/25 - 
Bean and Beef Burrito (w/ Taco Sauce)
Jicama Sticks (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Non Fat Chocolate Milk

Thursday 6/26 - 
Hot Dog (w/ Ketchup Packet)
Frozen Juice Shapeup
Buttered Corn Cooked
Low Fat 1% Milk

Friday 6/27 - 
Breaded Chicken Patty on Bun (w/ Ketchup Packet)
Tossed Salad (w/ Ranch Dressing)
Non Fat Chocolate Milk

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mobile Photo Booth at Cypress Park Library

We are pleased to announce that on Monday, June 23rd at 2:00pm Cypress Park Library will host photographers from Greenmeme who will take photos of area residents for a public art project that will be created at the junction of San Fernando Road, North Figueroa Street, and Riverside Drive.

The art project is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the Bureau of Engineering. To read more about past photo booth sessions, and to see pictures of the proposed art project, please see the Greenmeme website.