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<<  Friday, January 13, 2017    >>           Family Events   
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Stories from an Undeclared War is a powerful documentary that tells the story of 150 at-risk Long Beach students who were once considered unteachable. Inspired by teacher Erin Gruwell and the writings of Ann Frank, the students discover a new way of expressing themselves. The documentary follows the students’ story from the first day of freshman year in 1994 to the present day. In a racially divided community where adolescents have been exposed to drugs, gang warfare, and homicides, Gruwell makes it her goal to teach the students to put down their fists and guns and to pick up a pen. To do this, she juxtaposes their typical reality in urban America with some of the worst examples of man’s inhumanity to man. The once-hardened teens have an epiphany that they live in an undeclared war, and writing becomes their salvation. A conversation with Erin Gruwell and several of the original Freedom Writers will follow the screening.
 
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