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April 2, 1995 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Sometimes, Brigida Campos is at a loss when young people come into the East Los Angeles Library and Chicano Resource Center asking for children's and young adult literature by Chicano authors: Such books are simply rare. Even so, Campos, the new director of the resource center, wants to expose the young readers to literature that appeals to them.
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April 2, 1995 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Sometimes, Brigida Campos is at a loss when young people come into the East Los Angeles Library and Chicano Resource Center asking for children's and young adult literature by Chicano authors: Such books are simply rare. Even so, Campos, the new director of the resource center, wants to expose the young readers to literature that appeals to them.
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February 11, 1993 | NANCY ZUBIRI
Luis Pedroza, director of the Chicano Resource Center, considers himself a "new breed librarian" who is committed to changing the library to reflect changes in the community around it. The center, in the county's East Los Angeles Library at 4801 E. 3rd St., includes more than 10,000 books, videos and magazines to put Chicanos in touch with their Mexican and U.S. culture. "It's a real happening collection," said Pedroza, 31, who has a master's degree from UC Berkeley.
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April 11, 1993 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
When Luis F. Pedroza took over the Chicano Resource Center at the county's East Los Angeles library a year ago, there wasn't one Los Lobos tape. The lack of music by such groups as that Eastside rock band signaled that the library's collection of books, albums, magazines and newspaper articles needed some updating, Pedroza said.
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April 11, 1993 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
When Luis F. Pedroza took over the Chicano Resource Center at the county's East Los Angeles library a year ago, there wasn't one Los Lobos tape. The lack of music by such groups as that Eastside rock band signaled that the library's collection of books, albums, magazines and newspaper articles needed some updating, Pedroza said.
NEWS
October 16, 1994
The Friends of the East Los Angeles Library/Chicano Resource Center will hold a Dia de los Muertos book sale Saturday to benefit the library. The event, which begins at 11 a.m. at the library, 4801 E. Third St., will also include arts and crafts, a garage sale and entertainment. It is in honor of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday commemorating the dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996
About 60 people gathered at the East Los Angeles Library on Friday to celebrate the birthday of the late union leader Cesar Chavez and mark the 20th anniversary of the Chicano Resource Center. "I am very happy to see people keeping his memory alive," Richard Chavez, Cesar Chavez's brother said. A 50-item exhibit at the library's Chicano Resource Center commemorates the labor leader's birthday. He would have been 69 years old Sunday. Chavez died in his sleep April 23, 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2004 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
With mariachis blaring, the first county library built in an unincorporated area in 40 years opened its doors Saturday in East Los Angeles. Visitors said its expanded Chicano Resource Center, touted by the county as the largest of its kind in Southern California, signals an evolution from 30 years ago, when Latinos were jailed for their activism at the county sheriff's substation across Belvedere Lake from the new library.
NEWS
January 23, 1994 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The East Los Angeles Library celebrated its Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos book sale and storytelling festival recently to raise money and awareness for the branch and continue a tradition of celebrating Three Kings Day. Sponsored by the Friends of the East L.A. Library and Chicano Resource Center, the Jan. 8 book sale raised $150, selling books in Spanish and English for 25 to 50 cents. Organizers hope to make the sale an annual event. The book sale, held on the lawn of the library at 4801 E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988
The Los Angeles County Public Library system includes four "resource centers" providing materials on different racial and ethnic groups. They are located within county libraries in East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Los Angeles and Montebello. Black resource center A.C. Bilbrew County Library 150 East El Segundo Blvd.
NEWS
February 11, 1993 | NANCY ZUBIRI
Luis Pedroza, director of the Chicano Resource Center, considers himself a "new breed librarian" who is committed to changing the library to reflect changes in the community around it. The center, in the county's East Los Angeles Library at 4801 E. 3rd St., includes more than 10,000 books, videos and magazines to put Chicanos in touch with their Mexican and U.S. culture. "It's a real happening collection," said Pedroza, 31, who has a master's degree from UC Berkeley.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1993
Name: Ninfa Duran Company: Santa Ana Public Library Thumbs up: "It is deeply gratifying to help people, especially children, to learn more about their culture. When you teach a someone how to use the library, you establish a lifelong skill. Knowledge empowers people to make better decisions and improve their lives. Bilingual librarians make the library more accessible to those whose native language is not English." Thumbs down: "It is frustrating sometimes when you can't help more.
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