City Friends of the Library
Welcome to the Culver City Friends of the Library website! The Friends are a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Your support enables the Culver City Julian Dixon Library to enrich its resources, enhance its services, and expand its programs to maximize the Library's role and usefulness in the community.
At our Annual Meeting last month Librarian Kelly Conn presented what could best be described as the "State of the Library."
Important Information about Library Services
To donate books to the Friends of the Library, please use the donation bin in the library parking lot (NOT the library book return bin!), preferably during library open hours (M-F 10 am-5 pm). If you have more than 4 or 5 bags or boxes, please contact us at email@example.com to arrange a drop-off time. Thank you for your continued support.
In light of the decision by the County Library to cancel all programming through the end of March 2020 due to the coronavirus, the Culver City Friends of the Library have decided we will postpone our One Book, One City celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library as well. We will reschedule some of the programs, as well as the appearance by Lisa See, author of On Gold Mountain. We will let you know as soon as new dates are established. Although Ms. See was going to be here on Saturday, April 4, we felt the situation was still too fluid to be able to fully appreciate her visit, so we will work with her to find another date that will work. We will also be postponing the Anniversary Party that was originally scheduled for April 1. We will send out new information as soon as we have it.
The following is a letter from the County about
their plans and procedures:
The following is for informational purposes only. All events at the Library have been cancelled.
I am please to announce that the Friends of the Library will once again sponsor One Book, One City as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. In March, we will collectively be reading Lisa See's novel, On Gold Mountain.
When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in the cool, dark recesses of her family's antiques store in Los Angeles Chinatown. There her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colorful stories of missionaries, concubines, Tong wars, glamorous nightclubs, and the determined struggle to triumph over racist laws and discrimination. As an adult, See spent five years collecting the details of her family's remarkable history. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portrait that is at once particular and universal. On Gold Mountain was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book.
Lisa See is a New York Times bestselling author. She was the recipient of the Golden Stake Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the History Maker's Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.
Lisa See will be speaking at the Library on Saturday, April 4th, at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to all. Reception will follow.
Click the following 2 links for additional information about this years events.
To celebrate 100 years of Incorporation for Culver City
This project commemorates the Centennial through various forms of fiber art by portraying some of the iconic aspects of Culver City, past and present. More than thirty members of the community, ages 8 to 80, collaborated in the creation of this wall hanging, which commenced in May and was sponsored by CCFOL. It was inspired by the California Yarnscapes project of Yarn Bombing LA that was displayed at the Autry Museum last spring, and attempts to depict some of the history and locales that are dear to the hearts of Culver City residents. The main panel was displayed at City Hall on September 20, as part of the Culver City Birthday Party. The two flanking panels depict some of the past history of Culver City, even prior to the incorporation of the city, and some of the arts, activities, films and TV shows that have been part of the city. A legend, explaining the various components will be available at the library as well. The main panel is 5'x7', and the two additional panels are approximately 5' square.
AND THE WINNERS OF THE
NOT SO WIMPY
FILM FESTIVAL ARE
Filmmaker Amit Gupta
Filmmaker Moses J. Fritz.
Violet Fritz, Winner of the Best Actress award.
Discover & Go is a partnership between libraries and cultural institutions. With a LA County Library card, you can reserve FREE family passes to local museums and cultural attractions through the Discover & Go online portal.
You can check it out here: http://www.colapublib.org/DiscoverGo/
One Book, One City
Donor photo taken at the 2014 Installation Dinner Event
The Culver City Julian Dixon Library is located at 4975 Overland Avenue in Culver City.
Culver City Julian Dixon Library
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