On a lazy summer morning when most people were still sitting with their morning coffee, members of the Sierra Madre Rotary Club picked up their paint brushes and headed for the Library. Once there, they primed and painted the new Local History Room, getting it ready for the new Digital Storyboards which will feature stories about “Sierra Madre Stories & Treasures”.
Registration is now open for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Parent/Child workshop series, slated for September 5, 12, 19, 26, and October 3.
Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns.
Families with children ages 36 months and younger are encouraged to register now as past workshops have filled up fast. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program.
Sierra Madre’s archives, housed at the Library, will be closed from August 5 through August 23, 2013, as materials are moved to the Library basement and the new Local History Room is set up at the Library. During this time the Digital Storyboards will be installed at the Library and the Richardson House.
Richard and Jeff Ward of E Waldo Ward & Son can be seen sharing their favorite books on posters around Sierra Madre. The posters, part of the Sierra Madre Public Library’s Read campaign, convey the simple but important message: READ.
Sierra Madre local history will get a big boost with a new grant just received by the Sierra Madre Public Library. The grant of $7,500 will enable the Library to train teen volunteers as history docents using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House museum. Recruiting and training of teens will begin in September.