Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"East L.A. Interchange"

                   Join us Wednesday March 20th, from 6-7:30pm for a screening of  "East L.A. Interchange", a documentary put together by Producer/Director, Betsy Kalin, and her team. This is a FREE screening and open to all ages. 

 "The premise of our documentary is that the diversity of today is not essentially different from the diversity of the past. Using Boyle Heights, the oldest neighborhood in East Los Angeles as an example, we explore its history, challenges, and triumphs throughout its 40 years as a multiethnic community."  

Check out a short trailer of East L.A. Interchange here. 

For more information visit and consider donating to the indiegogo acct. here. This documentary is a work in progress and your support can help complete it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spoken Word is Alive in Los Angeles

  Our Open Mic returns Thursday March 14th  (6-7:30pm) and it returns with a bang. We welcome our friend, L.A. Poet, Journalist & Historian, Mike Sonksen A.K.A. "Mike The Poet" to our library.

Mike brings Spoken Word to life in Los Angeles. Just check out this video clip below. 


Also, check out this interview we did with him back in Sept. of last year. "Poetry is Alive in Los Angeles"

The Open Mic is open to everybody. No one will be turned away. You've got the voice. Let us help amplify it. 

Can't join us in person? Follow along online as this program will be live streamed at beginning at 6pm. We'll also be sharing pictures so follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @CypressParkLAPL.

For more info on Mike Sonksen and where you can catch his live performances including monthly shows at The Last Bookstore in Downtown L.A. follow him on Twitter at @MikeThePoetLA or check out L.A. Letters on