Friday, March 02, 2007

March Programs and Book Discussions





Kingsburg Branch
March 29, 2007
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
"The Hungry Tide" A discussion about the novel of life in modern India, chronicling the interwoven journey of an American marine biologist and a Delhi businessman who travel to the remote Sundarban islands.
Kingsburg Branch
(559) 897-3710





Roosevelt High
March 29, 2007
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Celebrate the Life and Times of Cesar Chavez
This program will be held at Roosevelt High School.
(559) 442-1770






March 29, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Library Walk
Stay healthy and fit! Come to the Sanger Branch Library to enjoy a 20-minute walk with other community members. A brief presentation on nutrition will follow the walk and fresh fruit will be provided.
Sanger Branch
559) 875-2435





March 28, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration
Showing of the documentary film, "The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle."
Sanger Branch
(559) 875-2435





March 27, 2007
Fresno Central Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bilingual (English and Spanish) Poetry Writing Workshop
Poet Tim Hernandez will host a bilingual poetry writing workshop exploring techniques for cultivating the poetic lens. Participants of all skill levels, ages, and genres (including poetry, journal writing, hip-hop, and prose) will find this experience valuable and inspiring. Anyone with musical ability is invited to bring their instruments. ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY CALLING 488-3856. This workshop will be held in the Sarah McCardle Room at the Central Library.
Central Library
(559) 488-3856





March 25, 2007
Clovis Regional Library
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Author Talk and Booksigning: Margaret Garrett Irwin
Author and Oakhurst resident Margaret Garrett Irwin will discuss her novel, "The Journal of Anne Reading: From Florence Nightingale to Dorothea Dix and Beyond." Based on original journals, the book shares the amazing experiences of nurse Anne Reading, from the Crimean War alongside Florence Nightingale in 1855 to working for the Union Army under the direction of Dorothea Dix, the "American Florence Nightingale," and with Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Irwin is a native of London and the great-great granddaughter of Anne Reading.
Clovis Regional
(559) 299-9531




March 24, 2007
Woodward Park Regional
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Valley Music 1930-1950
George Lipsitz will speak on the history of local music. Musical group "They Can't Hardly Play Boys" will perform. Co-sponsored by the Fresno State History Department.
Location: Woodward Park Regional
Phone: (559) 488-3856




March 22, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Library Walk
Stay healthy and fit! Come to the Sanger Branch Library to enjoy a 20-minute walk with other community members. A brief presentation on nutrition will follow the walk and fresh fruit will be provided.
Sanger Branch
559) 875-2435






March 20, 2007
Politi Branch Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Discussion: "Mojo Triangle - Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz, and Rock 'n Roll"
Evo Bluestein will lead a discussion of "Mojo Triangle - Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz, and Rock 'n Roll by James Dickerson. This program will precede Robert Greenberg's Town Hall lecture.
Politi Branch
(559) 488-3856





March 19, 2007
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author Lisa See will discuss her books, "On Gold Mountain: the 100 Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family," "Dragon Bones," and "Snow Fower and the Secret Fan." This program will be held at the Fresno Art Museum.
(559) 488-3856




March 15, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Library Walk
Stay healthy and fit! Come to the Sanger Branch Library to enjoy a 20-minute walk with other community members. A brief presentation on nutrition will follow the walk and fresh fruit will be provided.
Sanger Branch Library
(559) 875-2435




March 16, 2007
Woodward Park Regional
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Big Read: Chinese Calligraphy
A calligraphy expert will lecture on the evolution of Chinese characters.
Woodward Park Regional
(559) 433-3135



March 15, 2007
Woodward Park Regional
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mother-Daughter Makeover
Mother-daughter makeover will feature tips on fashion, cosmetics, and hair presented by Macy's and Judystyle.
Woodward Park Regional
(559) 433-3135




March 10, 2007
Fresno Central Library
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Woodward Shakespeare Festival
The Festival players will present a reader's theater version of "Theater in 24 Hours: A Mother-Daughter Tribute."
Central Library
(559) 488-3856






March 09, 2007
San Joaquin Gardens
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Book Discussion
Bring your copy of "The Joy Luck Club" for this lively discussion to be held at San Joaquin Gardens in Fresno
(559) 488-3856






March 08, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Library Walk
Stay healthy and fit! Come to the Sanger Branch Library to enjoy a 20-minute walk with other community members. A brief presentation on nutrition will follow the walk and fresh fruit will be provided.
Sanger Branch
(559) 875-2435






March 08, 2007
Gillis Branch Library
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Spring Gardening
Master Gardener Carolyne Unruh will provide tips on successful spring gardening.
Gillis Branch
(559) 225-0140




March 08, 2007
Bear Mountain Branch Library
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feng Shui
Nancy Flyn will discuss feng shui,the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment.
Bear Mountain Branch
(559) 332-2528




March 06, 2007
Auberry Branch Library
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chinese Game of "Go"
Learn how to play this ancient Chinese board game.
Auberry Branch
(559) 855-8523



March 05, 2007
Woodward Park Regional
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinese Cookery
A demonstration of Chinese cooking.
Woodward Park Regional
(559) 433-3135




March 05, 2007
Fig Garden Regional
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tai Chi Demonstration
A demonstration by the Tai Chi Center in Fresno.
Fig Garden Regional
(559) 438-4071



March 04, 2007
Clovis Regional Library
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Film Screening
Screening of the 1993 film version of "The Joy Luck Club."
Clovis Regional
(559) 299-9531




March 03, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blossom Day Booksale
Proceeds benefit Sanger Branch Library Trust. Donations of gently used books are welcome.
Sanger Branch Library
(559) 875-2435



March 03, 2007
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chinese Dance
The Chinese Cultural Association will present a program of Chinese dance. This program will be held at the Fresno Veteran's Hospital Geriatric Extended Care Building at Angus and Harvard Streets in Fresno.
(559) 488-3856



March 03, 2007
Fresno Veteran's Hospital Geriatric Extended Care
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chinese Dance
The Chinese Cultural Association will present a program of Chinese dance. This program will be held at the Fresno Veteran's Hospital Geriatric Extended Care Building at Angus and Harvard Streets in Fresno.
(559) 488-3856



March 03, 2007
Kerman Branch Library
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn Mah Jong
Mindy Chan and family will teach the ancient Chinese game of mah jong.
Kerman Branch Library
(559) 846-8804




March 01, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Library Walk
Stay healthy and fit! Come to the Sanger Branch Library to enjoy a 20-minute walk with other community members. A brief presentation on nutrition will follow the walk and fresh fruit will be provided.
Sanger Branch
(559) 875-2435





March 01, 2007
Fig Garden Regional
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Discussion: "Ahab's Wife or the Star Gazer"
This novel by Sena Jeter Naslund offers a unique perspective on the whaling industry and the role of women in 19th-century America.
Fig Garden Regional
559) 438-4071




March 01, 2007
Politi Branch Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Discussion
Bring your copy of "The Joy Luck Club" to join in this lively discussion.
Politi Branch
(559) 431-6450



March 01, 2007
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Asian-Americans in Film
Reedley College instructor Paul Kaser will lead a discussion of Asians and Asian-Americans in film. This program will be held at Reedley College.
Reedly College
995 N. Reed Avenue in Reedley.
(559) 488-3856




March 01, 2007
Sanger Branch Library
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spanish Book Discussion
Bring your copy of "The Joy Luck Club" for a lively discussion Spanish-speaking readers.
Sunnyside Regional
(559) 255-6594



March 01, 2007
Woodward Park Regional
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feng Shui
Nancy Flyn will discuss feng shui, the ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement of space to achieve harmony with the environment.
Woodward Park Regional
(559) 433-3135



March 2 2007
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Auberry Branch Library
Healthy Eating Series: Feeding Kids
Lisa Arroyas, a CSUF dietetic intern, will be the speaker. This program is sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension. Pre-registration required.
Auberry Branch Library
(559) 431-6450

1 comment:

Poetry said...

Of Fly Catchers and hidden lakes.

Of sleeping lizards and morning dew.

It is of birdsong and misty dawns

and fleeced clouds floating in a still pool.

The waters ripple awake in the gathering morn.

The first water birds head out for the far shore.