Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 9, 2017 

Historic Library Community 
Room Improved, Repainted

South Pasadena Library 
Offers ‘Mango Languages’


Continued from page 1.

· A Noise Within—$6,500, artist fees for Spring 2018 production 
of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

· About Productions—$6,240, Young Theaterworks “Through the 
Ages” residency at Marshall Fundamental where 30 sophomore 
students will participate in theater, writing and community 
building in a 13-session program culminating with two stage 
readings by professional actors and students.

· Armory Center for the Arts—$7,200, in-class delivery of 
“Artful Connections with Math,” a 12-week visual arts and math 
integrated curriculum for PUSD 2nd and 3rd grade students .

· Deborah Aschheim—$4,500, to support “Time Travel,’ a 
series of temporary public art pieces combining drawing and 
participant interviews on memories of civil rights activism in 

· Boston Court Performing Arts Center—$7,200, for “Music@
Boston Court” a 12-concert music series.

· Consejo Fronterizo de Arte y Cultura—$4,628 to “Poetry 
Within Reach,” an ongoing public poetry reading series by 
the Pasadena Rose Poets in City Council Chamber on four 
Wednesdays in 2018.

· Floricanto Dance Theater—$7,200 for Fiesta de Cinco de 
Mayo at ARC Pasadena May 5 & 6, 2018 with live music 
and dance concerts in partnership with ARC Pasadena and 

· Luis Ituarte—$2,316, cataloguing and documenting the artist’s 
work into a comprehensive database with an index to support 
work placement in museums, public spaces and publications.

· Kidspace Children's Museum—$8,500, Free Family Night 
performance series 2017-18.

· Levitt Pavilion—$6,500, to support planning and production of 
the annual Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park of 50 free 
outdoor concerts July 1-September 3, 2017.

· Light Bringer Project—$7,200 for the 2018 Pasadena Chalk 
Festival, June 16-17, 2018.

· Lineage Dance Company—$8,500 for five performances of 
Stories that Move Us, a dance and theater piece combining 
storytellers with choreography.

· LitFest Pasadena—$4,400 towards community literary festival 
in Playhouse District, May 2018.

· Makoto Taiko—$1,440 to support classical Taiko drumming 
free event at Shumei Hall.

· MUSE/IQUE—$8,500 for live musical event “GLOW/TOWN” 
part of the 2017 Summer of Sound series.

· John O'Brien—$4,500 for “Gadzook” large-scale laser-cut metal 
and drawing of work to exhibit with Surrogate Gallery Projects.

· Parson's Nose—$5,000 to help fund “Clearly Classic” 
production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

· Pasadena Community Orchestra—$7,114, Young Artist 
Competition & Winner’s Concert, May 11, 2018.

· Pasadena Conservatory of Music—$7,200 funding of Young 
Musicians Program at Jefferson Elementary with 32 weeks of 
sequential, standards-based music curriculum in the 2017-18 
school year.

· Pasadena Master Chorale—$7,200 to support staff and artist 
salaries, plus composer-mentors for “Listening to the Future” 
which pairs composer-mentors with local youth to develop new 
choral pieces to be presented at a concert in Pasadena.

· Pasadena Museum of California Art—$6,500 to help 
underwrite exhibition “Feminine Sublime” bringing together the 
works of five contemporary women artists based in Los Angeles.

· Pasadena Museum of History—$7,200 for development and 
implementation of “Emerging From the Shadows,” exhibit that 
explores women artists working in California 1860-1960.

· Pasadena Photography Arts—$4,250 to support expanded 
marketing to increase attendance at Pasadena Photography Arts’ 
two free monthly programs.

· Pasadena Playhouse—$8,500 to help produce “Our Town,” 
classic American play by Thornton Wilder.

· Pasadena Symphony Association—$6,500 to help support 
five “Random Acts of Music” with interactive music events in 
unexpected public venues.

· Jamie Crooke Powell—$4,250 for meetings with community 
members interested in contributing to the culture of health the 
City. The project will focus on coalition building, outreach and 
drawing activities.

· Red Hen Press—$7,200 to support literary events around 
Pasadena; free books and writing workshops at Eliot Middle 

· Side Street Projects—$8,500 to help bring the mobile youth 
education program, the Woodworking Bus, to La Pintoresca 
Library and Day One Pasadena.

· Susan Franklin Tanner—$4,250 covering production of “No 
Word in Guyanese for Me,” coming of age play about gay, 
immigrant, Muslim woman who struggles for acceptance in a 
post-9/11 America.

· TA'YER—$7,200 for “Chambeando en Pasadena” (Working in 
Pasadena), community workshops and six public performances 
based on the lives of migrant workers.

The South Pasadena 
Public Library announced 
that it now offers the 
“Mango Languages” online 
language-learning system. 
Guided by its core purpose 
to enrich lives with language 
and culture, Mango is 
the leading provider of 
language-learning resources 
in public libraries in 
America, offering fun and 
immersive courses that 
appeal to students, lifelong 
learners, and business and 
leisure travelers.

 PhD-created and linguist-
approved, “Mango 
Languages” courses include 
more than 70 languages, 
and for English language 
learners instruction is 
available in 17 languages. 
Lessons combine real life 
situations and audio from 
native speakers with simple, 
clear instructions. The 
courses are presented with 
an appreciation for cultural 
nuance and real-world 
application by focusing 
on the four key elements 
of language learning: 
vocabulary, pronunciation, 
grammar, and culture.

 In addition to traditional 
language courses, Mango 
also offers the opportunity 
to learn through foreign film 
with “Mango Premiere”™ 
and access to a variety of 
specialty mini courses, like 
Pirate, Medical Spanish and 
even a Wine and Cheese 
course in French!

 “Mango Languages” is 
available free to South 
Pasadena Public Library 
cardholders and can be 
accessed from the Library’s 
website (southpasadenaca.
using any computer with 
an internet connection as 
well as via apps for iPhone, 
Android™, Kindle and 
Nook. Learners will need 
their library card number 
to get started, and can 
study as a “guest” or create 
a personalized account that 
allows them to track their 
progress. Click here to start 
learning now! For more 
information or help getting 
started, visit the Library or 
call the Reference Desk at 
(626) 403-7350. 

 The South Pasadena 
Public Library is located at 
1100 Oxley Street, South 
Pasadena, California, 91030 
(see map), and open 7 days 
a week, now including 
Thursday nights for the 
convenience of visitors to 
the South Pasadena Farmer’s 
Market which is only one 
block from the Library. 
Library hours are Sunday 
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 
p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 
p.m.; and Saturday 10:00 
a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 “Mango Languages” is 
generously sponsored by 
the Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library.


 The interior of the historic 
South Pasadena Public 
Library Community Room 
was recently repainted by 
a crew from Hands On 
Painting, Inc. of South 
Pasadena. The painting of 
the inside of the venerable 
room was undertaken 
after the recent installation 
of the new Audio Visual 
system in the Community 
Room by Studio Spectrum. 
Hands On Painting also 
painted the exterior of the 
South Pasadena Public 
Library two years ago. Both 
painting projects, the first in 
many years for the Library, 
were funded with the City 
Council’s approval of a pair 
of Supplemental Budget 
Requests. The funding for 
the new AV system for the 
Community Room was 
also approved with the City 
Council’s approval of another 
Library Supplemental 
Budget Request.

 The Community Room was 
first constructed as the main 
reading room of the South 
Pasadena Public Library in 
1907 using a grant of about 
$19,000 from the Carnegie 
Corporation. In 1930 the 
exterior of the Library’s 
main room received an 
architectural style makeover 
reminiscent of Northern 
Italy by the firm of Smith, 
Marsh & Powell. The 
renovation and remodeling 
project also included 
artwork adding stone 
carvings by distinguished 
sculptor Merrell Gage. 
His six decorative panels 
depict scenes from classic 
literature. Different periods 
and phases of literature are 
represented in the scenes of 
David and his sling, Perseus 
with the head of Medusa, 
Don Quixote charging 
a windmill, an Indian 
(Hiawatha perhaps), Rip 
Van Winkle, and Hamlet. 
Two shields were added 
over the exterior of the 
main entrance: an orange 
tree representing the coat of 
arms of South Pasadena and 
the other a bear representing 
the state of California.

 The interior arrangement 
of the original building was 
not altered in 1930, although 
a woodwork of Philippine 
mahogany was added to 
augment the windows 
and unusually striking 
chandeliers were hung from 
the 24 foot ceiling. The most 
beautiful touches came from 
modernist muralist Lucille 
Lloyd who created ornate 
hand painted designs on 
the ceiling beams which, of 
course, still remain. Lucille 
Lloyd also painted murals 
for the South Pasadena 
Middle School, Griffith 
Park Observatory and a 
decoration for the State 
Capitol in Sacramento.

Written by Steve Fjeldsted, 
Library Director

New Teen 
Center Drop-
in Program 

The South Pasadena Teen 
Center is a free drop-in 
program for teens, ages 13-18. 
The program is supervised by 
Recreation staff, and will be 
offered during the school year 
on Mondays, Wednesdays, 
and Fridays, from 3:15pm to 

 The goal of the Teen Center is 
to provide a safe environment 
for teens to express themselves 
in a positive manner and 
provide current resources 
geared towards teens. 
Workshops and classes will 
be scheduled throughout the 
school year, including topics 
from Planned Parenthood, 
Self-Defense, SAT/ACT 
workshops, homework help, 
and open dialogue on current 

 The Teen Center is located at 
the Orange Grove Recreation 
Building (mid-level) at 815 
Mission Street. For questions 
please call staff at 626-403-

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