Today, Thursday, Sept. 8
8:30-10:30am–Free Public Forum Role of Media in Presidential Election presented by the League of Women Votes Pasadena. Three seasoned journalists — former LA Times city editor Bill Boyarsky, award-winning Judy Muller of ABC and CBS & Mary Plummer, politics reporter at KPPC —will lend their insights on the role media may have played in the presidential election season that began as long ago as April 2014. Time. Location: Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. For info, visit lwv-pa.org or call 626-798-0965).
10am-2pm–Community Job Fair at the Citadel Outlets. Dozens of employers will be accepting resumes and conducting interviews. Business attire is recommended. Citadel is located at 100 Citadel Dr. Commerce, 90040. For info, call (323) 887-4460.
Saturday, Sept. 10
10am-4pm–Latino Book & Family Festival at LA Plaza in downtown L.A. Free event will include over 50 award winning Latino authors, book discussions/signings, vendors, & more. Take Metro to union Station for easy access. LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St. for more info, visit http://lapca.org/
Monday, Sept. 19
3-5pm–Coloring for Adults at the East LA Library. Coloring can be an effective way to relive stress. Millions of adults all around the world are rediscovering the simple relaxation and joy of coloring. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon or coloring fun. Supplies provided courtesy of Los Amigos of the East Los Angeles Library. Library is located at 4837 E. 3rd St. For more info, call (323) 264-01555,
5-6pm—Weekly Family Storytime Every Monday at the Chet Holifield Library in Montebello. Everyone invited! His week learn some basic sign language. Then, fun and interactive stories will be read. Library is located at 1060 S. Greenwood Ave. For more info, call (323) 728-0421.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
6pm–Veterans Coffee Social at Commerce Veterans Resource Center. Every second Tuesday of the month, veterans are invited to enjoy refreshments and relax with fellow military brothers and sisters. Attendees can take advantage of the services and information officered at the center. Location: Rosewood Library, 5655 Jillson St. For info, call (323) 722-4805 ext. 2851.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
3pm–Muñeca de Trapo: Mexican Rag Doll Activity at the Anthony Quinn Library in East L.A. offered for free by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Muñecas de trapo, or rag dolls, are traditional dolls from central Mexico dressed to represent the indigenous Mazahua people. Color and decorate a three-dimensional doll using paper and ribbon. Appropriate for families & children ages 12 and under. In English y Español. The Library is located at 3639 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. For more info, call (323) 264-7715.
5:30pm–Hand Made ‘Papel Picado’ Workshop at the Commerce Bristow Library. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning how to make the Mexican traditional décor. Workshop will be repeated weekly all month long at a different library. Supplies and light snacks will be provided. Library is located at 1466 S. McDonnell Ave. For info, call (323) 722-6660.
Annual “El Grito” Celebration Sept. 16 at L.A. City Hall. Festive event commemorates Mexican Independence Day and the independence days of Costa Rica, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua. Free event will include Live musical performances, art, food & kids’ activities. Time: 5:30-11:30pm. City hall is located at 200 N. Spring St. For more info, contact the Office of Councilman Jose Huizar at (323) 526-9332 or visit www.josehuizar,com/grito2016 .
Fiestas Patrias Special Cultural Entertainment, Sept. 16 at El Pueblo de Los Angels/Olvera Street in the Public Kiosko from 11am to 5pm & Sat & Sunday from 12 Noon to 8pm. Enjoy live entertainment during the “Mexican Independence Weekend Festival.” Events will also include workshops, arts & crafts displays, and live musical performances from 12 Noon to 8pm on both Sat & Sun. Avoid traffic and the hassle of parking by taking any Metro rail line to Union Station.
11th Annual Commerce to College Fair Sept. 17 at Veterans Park. Intermediate, high school and adult students are invited to meet with college representatives and participate in various workshops. Event will feature guest speaker Dr. Francisco C. Rodriguez, chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. Free lunch will be provided and prizes will be raffled. Park is located at 6364 Zindell Ave.
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