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Saturday, February 20

Falling In and Out of Love With The Virginian

Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027

9:30am

Join us for a small group discussion of The Virginian. Read the book beforehand and come prepared to discuss your thoughts.

Carolyn Brucken, the Autry’s Curator of Western Women's History, explores the romance and relationship dynamics within this iconic novel. Is the first Western actually a romance? How does the author seduce us to fall in love with The Virginian? Should we? Could Mary Stark be the hero after all?

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Black History Month: Carter G. Woodson African American History Series

California African American Museum

600 State Drive Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037

2:00pm

Black History Month: Carter G. Woodson African American History Series, 2016 United States Presidents Who Owned Slaves. Eight U.S Presidents owned slaves during the course of their presidencies. George Washington owned at least 300 slaves; Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson owned 200. Learn more about the details of this contradictory predicament they faced as presidents while the country grappled with the moral questions surrounding slavery and its economic impact on the Nation. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024.

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‘LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY’

Altadena Library District

600 E Mariposa St, Altadena, 91001

2:00pm

The Altadena Library District will continue its Latino American Grant award programming with “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)”, Episode V of a six-part, NEH-supported documentary film, “Latino Americans: 500 years of History.” Created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station, the award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day. With special guest Dr. Daniel “Sancho” Castro. Daniel A. Dr. Castro is an educator who has served as college president/superintendent at both Riverside City College, and Los Angeles Trade Technical College. His community college experience also includes service as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Student Activities, instructor of Sociology and Chicano Studies at various Community Colleges around Los Angeles. Dr. Castro served as senior legislative consultant to the California State Legislature as district manager for the 32nd Congressional District. He also ran for the State Assembly, played an active role in many local campaigns and elections and has been honored and recognized by a host of political leaders for his service to the community. For 16 years, he produced, and was the voice behind, The Sancho Show on public radio. His show stressed the importance of education to the Chicano community. He also produced the Chicano Music Awards, which raised funds to keep young people in higher education. He was significantly involved in the Chicano student movement as well as in the community during this vital time in Chicano American history. Episode V: “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)”: In the 1960s and 1970s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new "Chicano" identity. The movement is ignited when farm workers in the fields of California, led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta, march on Sacramento for equal pay and humane working conditions. Latino Americans is a part of an ongoing series of Latino-American library programming. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001. For more information please call (626) 798-0833. For a schedule of events, visit the library on the web at www.altadenalibrary.org.

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It Never Rains (except when it does)

Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027

2:00pm

It Never Rains (except when it does): Drought and Deluge in the Making of Southern California Caughey Foundation Lecture. For millennia, the Southland has been wracked by intense dry spells that have been swept away by furious floods. Char Miller, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College, looks at the extensive and expensive network of aqueducts and channels constructed to control these climate cycles, and considers potential local solutions.

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