Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Richard Santillan: Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles

Richard Santillan, emeritus of ethnic and women studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Co-Author of the books, "Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire" and "Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles" will be here  
Tuesday, January 22nd from 6-7:30pm.

Being a part of this project, Santillan said what he found most interesting was the number of Mexican Americans that played baseball for the military during times of war and the number of women who formed their own leagues to play when even their own parents were embarrassed to have their daughters seen in shorts out in public.
"There were also a lot of Mexican Americans who played baseball in Mexico," he said. "Some who spoke no Spanish and didn't know much about Mexico played in Tijuana, Mexicali, Chihuahua ... because of the discrimination they got here."

This program will be streaming live at You can watch along, chat with other viewers and ask any questions you might have.

Books will be available for purchase/signing at $20 each or both for $35 will all proceeds going to fund future books/projects.

Do you have photos and/or memories of Mexican American baseball in Los Angeles you'd like to share? Richard Santillan would like to see/hear them. He's working on a 4th publication and would be interested in including them. 

JUST ADDED: Al Padilla, who played for both Roosevelt High School and Occidental College from the 1940's to 50's will also be joining us.


Monday, December 10, 2012

This Week at the Library Dec 10-15

2- 4:30pm "Used Book Sale"
The "Friends of The Cypress Park Library" holds a small book sale every Monday in the community room. This one isn't as big as the one they hold Saturdays but it's just as important and proceeds fund library programs and some materials. Please join us.

3:30-5:30pm "Story time and Reading"
Books come alive for kids when they share the fun of reading with "S.T.A.R." library volunteers. Grandma Sara will be here.

3-4pm "Story Time"
Author of "The barking Mouse", Antonio Sacre, joins us for a story time today. This free program is for children up to the age of 12.

12-1pm "Adult Computer Class"
Adults, join us for a beginner's guide to the internet. Patrick will teach you the basics of web browsing, word processing and how to create and access your email account. Bring your questions. Patrick will supply the answers.

5-7pm "CALS Unplugged
Students from the California Academy of Liberal Studies will join us for an evening dedicated to Arts Education featuring a variety of student artwork and performances. 

4-5pm "Origami"
 Join us as we celebrate Christmas by making beautiful Christmas ornaments with Origami paper. Hang them on your tree or give them as a gift! 

12-1pm "Story time and Reading" 
Books comes alive for children when they share the fun of reading with GAB library volunteers. "Grandpa Allen" will be here.

Saturday "The Library Store on Wheels" 
The Library Store On Wheels debuts on Monday, and during its inaugural one-week run will hit a different location each day. Catch them here Saturday as they bring Central Library's gift shop to you.