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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 3:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination! This workshop is free, but space is limited so registration IS required. Program repeats at 4:00 p.m., register for the 3:00 or 4:00 session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of a cappella style singing under the direction of Caroline McLean. Woman of all ages, from all walks of life come together to sing, celebrate, and have a wonderful time.
 
 
Friday, May 3, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come celebrate the 15th annual fundraiser and enjoy this original musical journey.
 
 
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Kamayani is an epic-poem depicting the interplay of human emotions, thoughts, and actions using mythological metaphors. The story uses characters such as Manu, Shraddha, and Ida, where Manu finds himself emotionless after the deluge (Pralaya) and later engaging in various emotions where each character contributes to these emotions. Manu is the head and heart, Shraddha is faith and Ida is intelligence.
 
 
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Andy and Renee, along with their band Hard Rain, have taken their unique sound and multi-instrumental skills to venues large and small all over the world. Their eleven independent CD releases have won them countless awards. Break out the tie-dye t-shirts and love beads and come celebrate the 23rd annual Dylanfest - an all-day music festival showcasing the music of Bob Dylan, featuring many of L.A.’s top musicians, including Springsteen’s ‘side man’ Marty Rifkin.
 
 
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Okinawa Association will be showcasing numbers from the traditional to the modern contemporary style of Okinawa dance and music.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Celebrate Mother's Day with a story and craft at the library. This program is intended for school-aged children and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students perform in their Spring dance concert.
 
 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students perform in their Spring dance concert.
 
 
Friday, May 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students perform in their Spring dance concert.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM   
Ken Miller Recreation Center Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy a day of camaraderie, arts and crafts, entertainment, food booths, blood pressure screenings, health information, and community resource information in addition to door prizes.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at the Southeast Library. This program is recommended for school-aged children and is free, with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a dance performance featuring three to eleven year olds as they show their talents in ballet and tap.
 
 
Sunday, May 12, 2013 | 3:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
A special Mother’s Day concert highlighting the world premier of the Journey of the Endeavour by David Benoit. A Mother’s Day Brunch Special Package combining brunch at The Depot Restaurant in Torrance sponsored by Chef Michael Shafer and the concert at the theatre is offered.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Music, comedy and puppets! Join us for a fun time at the library. This program is free, no registration required, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Recommended for school aged children. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM   
City of Torrance
MILITARY EXHIBITS: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Military exhibits will be on display, including aircrafts, vehicles, and support equipment at the Del Amo Fashion Center. The outdoor exhibits will be in the lower parking lot to the rear (west of) the Lifestyle Wing parking structure.
 
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 1:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 54th Annual Armed Forces Day with their annual military concert.
 
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The City of Torrance will celebrate the 54th Annual Armed Forces Day with their annual military concert.
 
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library will be closed due to the Armed Forces Day Parade. Outside materials returns may be obstructed by parade staging. All other Torrance Libraries are open from 10:00 - 5:00 and outside materials returns are available at branch locations.
 
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM   
City of Torrance
MILITARY EXHIBITS: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Military exhibits will be on display, including aircrafts, vehicles, and support equipment at the Del Amo Fashion Center. The outdoor exhibits will be in the lower parking lot to the rear (west of) the Lifestyle Wing parking structure.
 
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM   
2115 West 182nd Street; Torrance, CA 90504
Faith United Methodist Church invites you to our annual spring festival, Matsuri of Faith on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 2115 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504. Matsuri of Faith is an exciting all-church event on our Torrance campus, and features a day filled with fellowship, food and entertainment. Signature hand-crafted ethnic foods including Chicken Teri, Tri-Tip, Chirashi and Inari sushi, Udon noodle, Ramen Salad, Curry, Yakisoba, Malasada, Lumpia, Lau-Lau, Tamales, Chili Rice, Snow Cones, home-made baked goods and more! There will also be fresh produce, plants and handicrafts available for purchase. We will also have a silent auction. Children’s games, door prizes, and entertainment throughout the day, including hula, odori, taiko drums, gospel and R&B! Also, please join us in supporting the Japan Tsunami Relief by watching a performance of Shiawase Hakoberu Yo-o-ni “Carry on Happiness”. OFFSITE PARKING LOCATION! The parking location is at Hamilton Adult School, 2606 W. 182nd St., Torrance, CA 90504. There will be a free shuttle service - look for the signs! All are welcome. For further information call the church office at (310) 217-7000 or visit the Faith UMC website at www.faithsouthbay.org/matsuri NOTE OFFSITE PARKING LOCATION: The parking location is at Hamilton Adult School, 2606 W. 182nd St., Torrance, CA 90504. There will be a free shuttle service - look for the signs! For more information call the church office at (310) 217-7000
 
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
Torrance Airport (3315 Airport Drive, Red Baron #3)
Come celebrate Armed Forces Weekend with the Western Museum of Flight's (WMoF) Celebrity Speaker Series featuring Dan Delane often considered "the" Eagle Driver. The F-15 Eagle, a McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter, was considered among the most successful modern fighters, with over 100 aerial combat victories with no losses in dogfights and Delane was right there in the mix. The Air Force was charged with the responsibility to guarantee that the United States and our allies, i. e., Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc., would absolutely rule the skies over any field of conflict. The Eagle was first flown in July 1972 as a fast, agile, and versatile fighter then activated into service in 1976. Its powerful engines enabled it to climb to altitude in a hurry, respond instantly to the pilots' throttle movements, and to fly and fight at supersonic speeds. Its radar could find and identify threat targets quickly and accurately, and provide that data to the aircraft's weapons computer, which could instantly command any of the wide variety of weapons the pilot chose to employ. The Eagle required the best of the best pilots and we are fortunate to have one of those best of the best - Dan Delane - who is willing to describe for us some of the skills needed to command the Eagle, and some of the thrills experienced by the privileged few who had the opportunity to do so. Also WMoF will have a Warbird display during the lecture. You'll be up close and personal with the Skytrooper, Valiant, Texan, Expeditor and Mustang. As always, WMoF Members are free; non-members are $5, which also includes access to WMoF museum exhibits. Free parking. Enjoy the Celebrity Series? Why not support the WMoF with an annual membership (wmof.com/newmem.htm). The annual membership gives you one-year unlimited FREE admission to the WMoF museum, all the Celebrity Series Lectures, Quarterly Newsletters, access to the research library and access to Special Events.
 
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM   
Torrance Blvd.
The 54th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade begins at Crenshaw Boulevard traveling west on Torrance Boulevard and ending at Madrona Avenue. All streets intersecting the parade route will be closed the majority of the day. Torrance's parade is the longest-running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. As one of few cities designated by the Department of Defense, the City of Torrance is proud to honor the men and women of our nation's Armed Forces. This year's honored branch is the United States Marine Corps.
 
 
Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 9:30 AM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy this piano competition and recital by pianists of all ages and levels. At the competition final, participants will select the “Kids Grand Prix” by voting on the finalists.
 
 
Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM   
City of Torrance
MILITARY EXHIBITS: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Military exhibits will be on display, including aircrafts, vehicles, and support equipment at the Del Amo Fashion Center. The outdoor exhibits will be in the lower parking lot to the rear (west of) the Lifestyle Wing parking structure.
 
 
Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Torrance Torrettes dance and drill team present the Spring Spectacular. This dance show features girls from kindergarten through 8th grade. The team competes and performs throughout Southern California in parades, competitions, and shows. This show is a culmination of their competitive season.
 
 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
What do lucky pennies mean to you? Join us to find out what can be done with a lucky penny! This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Friday, May 24, 2013 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn about the Towers of Simon Rodia, also known as Watts Towers. Through film, stories and a hands-on art project learn about how the towers were created and other unique artists driven by nothing but their dreams. This program is free and no registration is required - recommended for ages 7 and up due to the length of the stories and the art materials used. Presented by the Torrance Public Library and the Torrance Art Museum, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for observation of Memorial Day. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM   
Memorial Plaza at the corner of Torrance Blvd. & Maple Ave.,
The Torrance Historical Society will conduct a memorial service for Torrance service personnel who gave their lives in U. S. military actions. The program will include the reading of the 146 Names on the Wall. Those Names include war losses from World War I to those in the Iraq and Afghanistan War. With the help of a handful of volunteers, the Torrance Historical Society is continuing to gather and preserve the too-short life story of each of the Torrance military war causalities. To date, the organization is halfway to their goal of putting a face on each name. Immediately following the Memorial Service, all are invited to the Torrance Historical Society & Museum (1345 Post Ave., Old Torrance) for the first public viewing of Dennis Kwong’s 23-minute Names on the Wall documentary, which captures the research behind the Names on the Wall project.
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
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