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RKC/Rosemead Community Past Events Archive - January 2012

 

Thursday, January 5, 2012 – Regular meeting

 

Library Report – Sue Yamamoto, recently appointed chief librarian of the Rosemead Branch of the Los Angeles County Library, will be our featured speaker. In addition to covering several of the branch’s special reading and literacy programs she intends to focus on the Asian Pacific Research Center, which was recently transferred from the Montebello branch to Rosemead.  The Center complements the branch’s already extensive collection of Oriental materials.

 

In a sidebar comment of appreciation Ms. Yamamoto notes with gratitude that the RHS Key Club has been supportive of the Library’s semi-annual book sale, both in collecting books and helping staff the sale itself. 

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – Council Meeting

 

Council and RCDC meeting – The Rosemead City Council and Community Development Commission will hold a joint meeting beginning at 6:00 pm. In addition to the second reading of the city’s proposed anti-graffiti ordinance attention will be focused on the State’s forced dissolution of Redevelopment Commissions (see special report in 1/8/2012 Kiwanicle).

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - Library Event

 

Read to a Dog – see details under January 19, 2012, below.

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - Library Event

 

Teen, Media and Alcohol - Commercial media effectively sells alcoholic products which, if used incorrectly, promote harmful behavior.  It is important that teens question the content of songs they listen to, billboards they see, shows they watch and ads they hear. This Rosemead Public Library presentation will be conducted by Johnson Yang, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Mr. Yang is the Youth Media Literacy Coordinator for the Asian Pacific Family Center in Rosemead CA.

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - Library Event

 

Rosemead Youth Committee - the city sponsored Rosemead Youth Committee will hold its monthly meeting from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at a location to be announced.

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012 – Regular meeting

 

Foundation of Education – Success in school begins for many before Kindergarten. Whether at home or in programs such as Head Start the formative years before age five are a special time. It is in these formative years that brain node patterns lasting a lifetime are developed.  The Child Development Coordinator for the Garvey School District, Ms. Cynthia Carter-Bedoya, will address the efforts and successes she has experienced in this area, including interaction with the RIF program.

 

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - Library Event

 

Teen Advisory Board Meeting – this administrative and planning session for teen programs and services at the Rosemead library is open to all from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Saturday, January 14, 2012 - Library Event

 

Vegetarian cooking - Come and learn the joys of meat-free cooking from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. This free Rosemead Public Library program will be conducted in Chinese with English translation. 

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - Library Event

 

Low Income Assistance Programs – From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Rosemead Public Library assistance will be offered in relative to the following government programs:  Medi-Cal (California version of Federal Medicaid program) , Cal Fresh (aka Food Stamps) , Healthy Way LA (Los Angeles County Health Services – see news item in 1/09/2012 Kiwanicle).

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - Library Event

 

Storytime for Toddlers - Join with others at the Rosemead Public Library, from 10:30 am – 11:30 pm for stories, music and art activities geared for children ages 0-5.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - Library Event

 

Read to a Dog – see details under January 19, 2012, below.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - Library Event

 

Family Storytime - Join others at the Rosemead Public Library from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for stories, music and art activities geared for children ages 5 and up.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – Special Rosemead Kiwanis Meeting

 

Board meeting: The Rosemead Kiwanis Club and Rosemead Kiwanis Foundation will hold a meeting open to all members – the agenda will be distributed to members by special email.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - Library Event

 

Read to a Dog - BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) is a program at the Rosemead Public Library that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence. This will be done from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with kids reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.  Children gain confidence in reading to a non-judgmental listener. A study at UC Davis has shown this approach to improve reading skills up to 20% in an eight week period. Please call 626/ 573-5220 or follow this link for more information.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - Library Event

 

Identify Theft Workshop - Don't be a victim of identity theft. Come join thisr free workshop from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and learn how to prevent identity theft from happening to you. This free event at the Rosemead Public Library is presented by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs. Pre-registration is required. Please sign-up at the Rosemead Library Information Desk or contact Steve Smith at (626) 573-5220. 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – Special Event

 

Think Safety in 2012 – The January Rosemead Public Safety Meeting (held in the Rosemead Public Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Avenue from 7:00-8:00 pm) will focus on public safety planning strategies for 2012, especially as they pertain to the monthly safety meeting series, Neighborhood Watch and the monthly Public Safety Connections forum.

 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - Community activity

 

Lunar New Year Festival - The City of Rosemead is partnering with EDI Media, Inc. to host the Rosemead Lunar New Year Family Festival at 8001 Garvey Avenue (former site of the Auto Auction),  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

The multi-cultural event that will feature live entertainment, great food, a variety of merchandise booths, and family activities. The community is invited to enjoy an international family celebration in “Today’s Small Town America!” In the event of rain the festival will be rescheduled for January 28.

 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - Library Event


Origami for Kids - 2012 is the “year of the Dragon.” Please join us for the fun holiday art activity from 11:00 am – 12:00”pm making a paper dragon puppet at the Rosemead Public Library.  All materials will be provided.

 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - Library Event

 

Play Day - Parents with children 0-5 years old are invited to drop by the Rosemead Public Library from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for a fun hour of play, books, and toys!

 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - Library Event

 

Teen Board Gaming  - Teens match wits in challenging games such as Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Munchkin, Blokkus, For Sale and other great games from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm at the Rosemead Public Library.

 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - Library Event

 

For Teens! Best Career Paths for the Future - Best college majors to pursue?  Which occupations offer above average salaries, quality of life, and are likely to stick around for the next decade?  Presented by Monica Shukla of Chapman University from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Rosemead Public Library

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – Council Meeting

 

Council and RCDC meeting – The Rosemead City Council and Community Development Commission will hold a joint meeting beginning at 6:00 pm.  Agenda is to be announced.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - Library Event

 

Storytime for Toddlers - Join in a program of stories, music and art activities geared for 0-5 year olds. It will be featured from 10:30 am – 11:30 am at the Rosemead Public Library

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - Library Event


Family Storytime - Join in a program of stories, music and art activities geared for children 5 years old and up.  It will be featured from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Rosemead Public Library

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Specialr meeting

 

Special RKC/RKF Board Meeting

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012 – Special Event

 

Rosemead Connections Meeting - The January Rosemead Public Safety Connections Forum (held in the Rosemead Public Safety Center, 8301 Garvey Avenue from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm) will resume after a two month hiatus.

The agenda will include the following:

      GRAFFITI ORDINANCE UPDATE – JEFF ALLRED, Rosemead City Manager

      SGV YOUTH SUMMIT – WENLI JEN, Asia-Pacific Foundation

      THINK SAFETY COMMUNITY FORUM UPDATE – POLLY LOW, Rosemead City Council

      IDEAS FOR 2012 – POLLY LOW, Rosemead City Council

      COMMUNITY OUTREACH – ART LANDING, Rosemead Kiwanis Club

      COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR – MANDY WONG, Rosemead Safety Center

      GARVEY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLEAN-UP DAY, APRIL 21, 2012 – JEFF ALLRED, Rosemead City Manager

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - Library Event

 

ACT (America College Testing) Exam Practice – February 11, 2012, is the next available date for the national ACT exam (offered in Rosemead at Don Bosco Tech; it will also be offered on June 9, 2012).  This practice, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rosemead Public Library is designed to prep interested teens for the exam.

 

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - Library Event

 

Teen Book Club - Are graphic novels literature?  This and many other interesting topics await participants in this Rosemead Public Library event from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.