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<<  Saturday, October 12, 2013    >>           Adults Events   
 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately two months to undergo ADA improvements. The project will include modification of the public restroom and library entry. While El Retiro Library is closed, other Torrance Library locations will be open for your reading, reference, and recreational needs. Print and audiovisual materials may be returned in the outside drops or at any other Torrance Library location. Toddler storytime will resume in the winter session, and the book discussion group will meet at Walteria Library in October. For more information, please contact Jan Wierzbicki in Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Dr. Oz said juggling is a medically proven activity that can improve memory. Come and learn the basics with juggler David Cousin. This program is for adults only, and is free but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
In Voices from the Canefields author Franklin Odo presents over two hundred Japanese folk songs, in translation, in historical context. Folk songs are narrative songs that use traditional melodies and are written in a style that involves the traditional culture. Some, like Mexican corridos or Scottish ballads, reworked in the Appalachias, are stories of heroic episodes. Others, like the African American blues, reach from a difficult present back into slavery and forward into a troubled future. Japanese workers in Hawaii's plantations created their own versions. Dr. Franklin S. Odo is a Japanese American author, scholar, activist, and historian. Dr. Odo has served as the director of the Asian Pacific American Program at the Smithsonian Institution and was the only Asian Pacific American curator at the National Museum of American History.
 
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