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Portrait of Anna May Wong: Painting Workshop

In-Person Program

2024-05-17 16:30:00 2024-05-17 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Portrait of Anna May Wong: Painting Workshop Learn about Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. Join us for a screening of the documentary Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words while painting pre-drawn canvases of this screen siren by artist Carmen Butler. For ages 13 - 17. San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room

Friday, May 17
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-17 16:30:00 2024-05-17 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Portrait of Anna May Wong: Painting Workshop Learn about Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. Join us for a screening of the documentary Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words while painting pre-drawn canvases of this screen siren by artist Carmen Butler. For ages 13 - 17. San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room

San Gabriel Library

Meeting Room

Learn about Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. Join us for a screening of the documentary Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words while painting pre-drawn canvases of this screen siren by artist Carmen Butler. For ages 13 - 17.

Children younger than 13 years old may be admitted to this screening only if accompanied by their legal guardian during the entirety of the program.

Presented by Teen Culture Club in partnership with the Asian Pacific Resource Center

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees.

San Gabriel Library

Phone: 626.287.0761

Hours
Mon, May 20 Closed
Tue, May 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

San Gabriel Library was founded in 1915 and moved to its present site in 1967. The non-profit Friends of the San Gabriel Library organization was founded in 1967 to support and promote awareness of the Library and its services.  An interior mural painted by accomplished Native American artist Robert Freeman in 1984 depicts life at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in the late eighteenth century while recognizing the importance of the indigenous people of the area, the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation.

The library underwent a refurbishment in 2007 that added an elevator tower, enhanced community room, updated technology, new furnishings, and a bright and colorful redesign which included a paint restoration of the mural. 

Upcoming events

Fri, May 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, May 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us as we enjoy Asian folk dances performed by the Gypsy Folk Ensemble! For Adults

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jun 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join juggler extraordinaire Michael Rayner for hilarious tricks and stunts (like balancing a wheelbarrow on his chin and spinning a cheeseburger on a parasol) with uproarious stand-up and improvised fun. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jun 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Have fun with your toddler as they explore their sense of touch using a Sensory Cube. Toddlers will explore different textures and create their own sensory cube to explore at home. For ages 2 – 4 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jun 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for book club as we discuss The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up.

Fri, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services. For ages 12 - 17.

Fri, Jun 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn about Juneteenth and weave your own Juneteenth bookmark. For Ages 12 - 17 Supplies graciously provided by the Friends of the San Gabriel Library

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.