April 11, 1993 |
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.
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.
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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.
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October 24, 2004 |
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.
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.
March 27, 1994 |
Teen-agers, senior citizens and a few people in between are learning the language and the history of their ancestors at the Chicano Resource Center at the East Los Angeles Public Library. About 40 turn out the last Saturday of each month to hear Prof. Fermin Herrera of Cal State Northridge teach Nahuatl (pronounced nah-WHAAT), the language of the Mechicas who inhabited Tenochtitlan, now known as Mexico City, and discussions on the history of the Mechicas taught by poet Leo Guerra.