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Foundation Events

 Torrance Public Library Foundation Presents:


ONE BOOK,
ONE CITY




 UNBROKEN



by Laura Hillenbrand

 


One Book, One City is a citywide program generously sponsored by the Torrance Public Library Foundation. During the month of April, the community is encouraged to read Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand and join us for community book discussions and other free events (see below).

 

Meet Louis Zamperini


Rescheduled for June 10



 

Toyota Auto Museum

19600 Van Ness Avenue Torrance, CA 90501


$25.00 / person

 Call (310)651-5230

 for tickets


 

Louis Zamperini went from being a juvenile delinquent in Torrance to a high school, college, and Olympic track star. A child of immigrants, he was often in trouble with the authorities, until a police officer suggested that he use his fleet feet for sport instead of mischief. By the end of high school in Torrance, Zamperini had become a world-class runner, setting a world high school record in the mile. He qualified to run on the 1936 Olympic team by tying the world record holder in the 5000- meter run. In 1936, at the Olympic Games in Berlin, he was America's top finisher in the event. During WWII, he joined the Air Force and was shot down over the Pacific Ocean and captured by the Japanese. 62 years later, he was invited by the people of Japan, his former WWII captors, to carry the torch at the 1998 Olympics.

 

Seating is limited. Mail your check now to reserve your spot. Include the number of admissions, name, address, e-mail, and phone number to:

Torrance Public Library Foundation (TPLF)


1605 Acacia Avenue
Torrance, CA 90501
Tel. 310-651-5230

E-mail
-TPLF2012@gmail.com

 
Zamperini Bus Tour 
 

Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2:00pm

Departs: Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
3301 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503 

Join us for a special tour of Torrance highlighting

the places where Louis Zamperinin worked and played!


$10 per person Seating is limited.

Mail your check now to reserve your spot. Include the number of admissions, name, address, e-mail, and phone number to:

Torrance Public Library Foundation (TPLF)
1605 Acacia Avenue Torrance, CA 90501 Tel. 310-651-5230
E-mail - TPLF2012@gmail.com

 

 

War Years


In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and adrift into the unknown.


Western Museum of Flight


Presentation & Book Discussion


Jamie Ruth Watson, Torrance Historical Society

Saturday April 14, 2012 2:00 pm FREE!


Presented by The Torrance Public Library Foundation

310.651.5230
TPLF2012@gmail.com

3315 Airport D Zamperini Field

Red Baron Hgr #3Torrance

(310) 326-9544


CBS Documentary:

Louis Zamperini


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

at 7:00pm

 Free

Seating is limited

 Katy Geissert Civic Center Library

3301 Torrance Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90503

 

Book Discussions

During April, the Library's book discussion groups will meet to discuss Unbroken or books with similar themes.These events are free and generously sponsored by the Torrance Public Library Foundation.

Monday, April 2                                   6:30pm
A Game of Lies by Rebecca Cantrell
North Torrance Library

Tuesday, April 3                                   10:30am
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson 
El Retiro Library

Wednesday, April 4                              7:00pm
The Man in the High Castle by Philip Dick
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library

Thursday, April 12                               10:00am
Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline
Henderson Library

Thursday, April 12                               10:30am
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library

Wednesday, April 25                               4:00pm
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Southeast Library (Teen Book Group)

Thursday, April 26                                7:00pm
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Southeast Library Creative Spirit Book Group





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