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      Date(s) - 03/07/2017
      6:30 pm

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      Chosen from a field of compelling nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 15th One City, One Story community reading celebration is The Sympathizer by the New York Times bestseller author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

      The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year.

      Techniques for writing

      Discover techniques for writing your own One City, One Story with Laurie Richards, a lawyer and current writing instructor for the Extended Learning Institute at the California State University, San Marcos, who turned her analytical skills to the craft of writing. She has served as a director of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild and judge of the San Diego Book Awards.

      • Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m. Central Library/Studio on 4th

      Community Book Discussions

      • Saturday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. Central Library/Studio on 4th
      • Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m. Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

      Community Panel – An American War Comes Home: Wars’ Impact On Communities

      The Vietnam War known as the Second Indochina War and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War took place from Nov. 1, 1955 to the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Its impacts were felt not only throughout Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia but also in the U.S. Join us for a panel discussion of the wars’ impact on America moderated by Larry Wilson, Columnist and Editorial Writer for Pasadena Star-News. Featuring panelists: Daniel D. Lee, Ph.D., Director of Asian American Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Asian American Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary; Florante Peter Ibanez, Adjunct Professor for Asian Pacific American Studies at Loyola Marymount University and Pasadena City College; Tomas Summers Sandoval, author and Associate Professor, Chicana/o~Latina/o Histories, Pomona College; and Jervey Tervalon, author, Executive Director of Literature for Life/Locavore Lit., and fiction writing professor at the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

      • Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.

      Workshop – My City, My Story

      A photo-montage/collage workshop incorporating images and words that describe personal interests, views, experiences, contributions, concerns, etc. that relate to One City, One Story.

      • Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m., Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

      Community Book Discussions

      • Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
      •  Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.
      •  Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.

      Art Contest

      Pasadena children and teens in grades 3 – 12 are invited to submit their original artwork for the One City, One Story Art Contest.

      Contest guidelines:
      • Single-frame illustration in pencil, pen, ink or paint depicting a traveler or traveling.
      • Size can range from 8” x 10” to 22” x 28.”
      • May be submitted to any Pasadena Public Library site.
      • All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form. Illustration must include artist’s contact
      information.
      • Entries will be judged based on creativity, technical skill and execution.

      • Entry deadline: Thursday, March 16

      Writing Contest: “The Traveler”

      Pasadena children and teens in grades 3 – 12 are invited to submit their original short story about a traveler or traveling, true or fictionalized.

      Contest Guidelines:
      • Stories must be 200-1000 words, writer’s choice, and must be legibly hand-written or typed.
      • Stories must be original and the writer’s own work.
      • All entries must be accompanied by a completed application form.
      • Stories may be submitted with a completed and signed entry form to any Pasadena Public Library site, or emailed to Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net.

      • Entry deadline: Thursday, March 16

      Family Activity – One City, One Story Cultural Afternoon

      – Trinh Mai: An Artist’s Vietnamese American Journey
      – 2017 One City, One Story Art & Writing Contest winners announced
      – Ane Thanh Lion Dance
      – Vietnamese Folktales by storyteller Barbara Wong
      – Author Kim Fay discusses her book Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam
      – Jonathan Gold’s 7 Picks for Vietnamese Cuisine
      – Family Crafts

      • Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.

      Family Activity – A Basket Full of Stories

      Flights of Fantasy storytellers Lorrie Oshatz and Theresa Amy bring folktales from Vietnam to life using a variety of engaging props and costumes. This unique interactive storytelling experience is sure to captivate any audience from kindergartners to grandparents. So bring the family! Join the fun and share the laughter!

      • Thursday, March 23, 3:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.

      Community Book Discussions

      • Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. 
      • Monday, March 27, 11 a.m. Lamanda Park Branch Library. 140 S. Altadena Dr.

      FILM SERIES

      The March film selections complement and expand on the themes of the One City, One Story selection, The Sympathizer.

      At the Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium • 285 E. Walnut St.  Presented by The Friends of The Pasadena Public Library.

      Wednesdays

      March 1 • 1:30 p.m.
      The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) NR

      March 8 • 1 p.m.
      Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) R

      March 15 • 1 p.m.
      The Children of An Lac (1980) NR

      March 22 • 1 p.m.
      A Healing, A Journey Back to Vietnam (1997) NR

      March 29 • 1 p.m.
      Owl and the Sparrow (2007) PG

      Thursdays

      March 16 • 6:30 pm
      Last Days in Vietnam (2014) NR

      March 23 • 7 p.m.
      Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25 (2007) NR

      March 30 • 6:30 p.m.
      REUNIFICATION (2015) NR

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