11 February 2011

Area Event: LA Public Library Events

This information comes from Mary McCoy of the History & Genealogy Department of the Los Angeles Public Library. For further information, contact Mary at the email address / phone number given below.

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I wanted to let you know about some exciting local history and genealogy programs coming soon at Central Library. Please share this information with your members. We hope to see you there!

Architects and Architecture of Los Angeles, from Adobe to High-rise Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Saturday, February 19, 2pm


The first lecture in the 19th annual Marie Northrop Lectures series is presented by author, journalist and radio commentator Kevin Roderick. Mr Roderick will discuss Los Angeles architecture from 1781 to 1900. Sponsored by the Los Angles City Historical Society and the LAPL's History and Genealogy Department. Free and open to the public.

L.A. in Focus: Images from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Saturday, March 12, 2pm

Presented by Photo Friends. Urban anthropologist and author Eric Lynxwiler takes to the skies of 1950s Southern California in this presentation highlighting images from the recently-digitized Kelly-Holiday aerial photo collection. Free and open to the public.

The Hand in the Snow and the Crash of Northwest Flight 4422 Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Saturday, March 19, 2pm

Fifty years after Northwest Flight 4422 crashed in Alaska, a frozen human arm and hand was found in the wreckage. It would take another ten years and a world class team of forensic specialists to make a positive identification of the remains. Please join us for this amazing story, told by Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD, a forensic genealogist who worked on the case. Presented by the LAPL History & Genealogy Department. Free and open to the public.

Architects and Architecture of Los Angeles, from Adobe to High-rise Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium Saturday, April 16, 2pm


The second lecture in the 19th annual Marie Northrop Lectures series is presented by architectural historian, author, and UCLA professor Thomas S. Hines. Dr. Hines will discuss Los Angeles architecture from 1900 to 1950. Sponsored by the Los Angles City Historical Society and the LAPL's History and Genealogy Department. Free and open to the public.

Overcoming Brick Walls in Your Genealogy Research Central Library, Meeting Room A Saturday, April 30, 12pm

Find out what to do when you hit a brick wall in your genealogy research. Linda Serna, APG, GSG, will provide ideas about how to approach the challenge, uncover overlooked clues and sources, and achieve breakthroughs in your research. Sponsored by LAPL's History & Genealogy Department. Free and open to the public.


In addition to these, I encourage you to look at the Los Angeles Public Library's Events Calendar to learn about other upcoming cultural and educational programs, including the Culinary Historians of Southern California's popular lecture series, an afternoon of chamber music with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and docent-led library tours (http://events.lapl.org/).

Validated parking is available at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street to Los Angeles Public Library cardholders. On Saturdays, parking is only $1 between 10am and 5:30pm with validation.

Thank you,
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Mary McCoy
Librarian
History & Genealogy Department Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-7412
mmccoy@lapl.org

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