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2017-06-22 Programs at Durant

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Programs at Durant

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Durant is not For the Birds !!

Bird people program in the Community Room at Durant Branch 3-30-2017. Durant is not for the birds! . Bird people give an uplifting program at Will and Ariel Durant Branch of Los Angeles Public Library on March30, 2017  

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Exposition Park Library Chess Club: 1991 – 2010 (photos: 2001 – 2005)

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 … Continue reading

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60 Minutes “Chess Country” video: Benefits of chess

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/chess-country/ 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 … Continue reading

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Big Brother comes to LAPL

The following email I sent August 4, 2016, is self-explanatory: to rmorales, ecaswell, Carol, Librarians To: Robert Morales, Senior Management Analyst II cc:

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An Intriguing Reference Question

I was subbing at Durant Branch in late 2014. A patron who spoke Russian (but very little English) approached the reference desk together with a staff member who translated for him. The patron was a mathematician who wanted to know … Continue reading

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Friends of the Library

Below is the bulk of the memo I sent on Jan. 5, 2009 suggesting some library fund raising possibilities: MEMO Suggestions for Friends of EXPO At the last area meeting I learned that the San Pedro Branch, Friends of the … Continue reading

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Chess Demo App

When giving chess lectures at Expo I used a javascript app installed on our club web site instead of a traditional chess demonstration board.  Click here to see the app reinstalled on this site (and you can use it too!). … Continue reading

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Public Computer Reservation System

In the late 1990’s more and more public computer terminals were being installed in our branch. Below is memo regarding My Computer Sign Up System . . . 2002-04-16 memo re signup system Below is link to the web site … Continue reading

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InfoPeople

Infopeople is a federally-funded grant project administered by the California State Library.  Its original purpose was to provide public access to, and awareness of, the Internet in public libraries throughout California. (Today its mission has changed to provide a variety of different … Continue reading

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