La Pintoresca Library, Pasadena, CA
I am a big fan of “La Pint” as library insiders call it. I went there today to return an audio version of On the Road (by Jack Kerouac) that The Scout listened to while on some long drives recently. (He highly recommends it, btw. He loved the work of reader Will Patton.)
When I asked to be pointed to the travel books section, librarian Diane Walker perked right up and escorted me over to the shelves. You see, La Pintoresca library won the Grand Prize in the Frommer’s 2007 library display contest. A nationwide contest, folks! And what they won is a passel of Frommer’s 2008 travel guides!!! You can see photos of their winning display here.
This is not just a one-off for the marvelous team at La Pint. They previously won a For Dummies library display contest (photos here).
So congratulations to them! I told them that I was going to blog about their victories, and they encouraged me to remind everyone that…
Women at Work has a new satellite office at La Pintoresca. “At La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena, Women at Work provides free assistance with career counseling, resume writing, interview skills, job applications, and other creer-related suppport on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sign up for a 45-minute counseling session by calling the library during regular hours at 626-744-7268.
La Pintoresca Branch Library
1355 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Why was I asking for travel guides? Because thanks to the generosity of one of my dad’s friends, I am traveling with my dad to England next week. Yes, indeed. I’m excited beyond words. I’m too excited to blog about it! Must prepare for trip!
“Yes! Another fun meeting of Bloggers Anonymous!
Just so no one gets lost, there’s actually three separate parks crammed into this area: Eaton Sunnyslope, Gwinn, and Vina Vieja. Vina Vieja is the dog park to the south of Orange Grove and just to the east of the Eaton Canyon Wash. To the west of the wash are Gwinn Park (south side of Orange Grove) and Eaton Sunnyslope Park (north side of Orange Grove).
Which one are we going to be at?”