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It was just last week I took my first Uber ride. The short 1-mile trip had me very impressed. Speed, convenience and affordability seemed to make this form of transportation the best thing since sliced bread. However, the events of Sunday have completely changed my mind. I see now why taxi drivers need to be trained and screened not to be crooks. Continue reading
Bird people program in the Community Room at Durant Branch 3-30-2017.
Bird people give an uplifting program at Will and Ariel Durant Branch of Los Angeles Public Library on March30, 2017
The Exposition Park Library Chess Club was one of the most successful and longest running programs in the history of LAPL. From 1991 – when I first came to Expo – until my retirement in 2010, the club ran continuously with the exception of three interruptions during the years when I was assigned to other branches for several months at a time. Continue reading
CBS 60 Minutes video called “Chess Country” highlights the value of chess for youngsters. A chess teacher comes to rural -“backward” – Franklin County, Mississippi, teaches chess in the classroom and creates trophy winning chess tournament players (who also improve their grades in school dramatically). A good plug for creating chess clubs in our library branches.