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Mizuko: True Spirit cover
Canceled

Author Talk with Art Nomura

In-Person Program

Born in Manzanar Concentration Camp, raised in South LA, East LA, and OC, author Art Nomura currently lives in Culver City. His latest book, Mizuko: True Spirit, is an epic American-immigrant tale of hardship, assimilation, and triumph. For adults.

Join author Art Nomura in the meeting room for a discussion of his latest book, Mizuko: True Spirit. When the Takahashi’s, one of the wealthiest families in western Japan loses their great fortune in 1900, five-year old Mizuko Takahashi goes from riches to rags. Mizuko’s lifetime in Japan and America offers the reader an intimate look into the world of an immigrant. It is the story of one woman’s efforts to surmount racism, sexism, and poverty in the 20th century.

Art Nomura has worked as a painter, sculptor, potter, filmmaker, writer, and New Media artist since 1968. Several of his works have themes directly connected to the Asian American experience. His work has screened on PBS, cable, and in festivals, galleries, museums, and universities worldwide. Nomura has taught media production and writing since 1981.

He is Professor Emeritus in Film/TV Production at the School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University, and continues to teach select courses at LMU between writing, gardening, traveling, bicycling, xi gong, Pilates, social activism, design/construction, and art-making activities.

He is a graduate of Garfield High School, Los Angeles; California State University, Los Angeles (B.A. Representational Art); and UCLA (MFA, Theater Arts). He is a Vietnam-era veteran, husband, father of three, grandfather to three, brother to three, first cousin to twenty-eight.

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Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Phone: 310.559.1676

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 Closed
Tue, Apr 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About the branch

Culver City Library was established April 1, 1915 in the new Pacific Electric Railroad Depot. The library moved to various locations throughout the city as it grew in size over the years. The library has been in its present location since 1970. The Japanese Garden in front of the library was a gift from Kaizuka, Japan, a sister city of the city of Culver City in 1974.

In January 2001, the Culver City Library was renamed the Culver City Julian Dixon Library by the Board of Supervisors in recognition of Julian Dixon, the representative for the 32nd United States Congressional District. The Honorable Julian Dixon, who passed away on December 8, 2000, spent many of his years in public service working closely with educational institutions and libraries that positively impact the lives of children.

Upcoming events

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate Día de los Niños by creating your own Hojalata. Hojalata, or tin art, is made in Mexico by artisans and craftsmen who mold tin into elegant, delicate works of art.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Are there owls in Culver City? Find out about these distinguished birds as you paint a ceramic version. For grades 6 - 12.

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Join Culver City Library's No Page Unturned Book Club to discuss Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. For adults.

Fri, Apr 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured. 
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Rescheduled
Sat, May 04, 10:00am - 4:00pm
New date Saturday, May 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrate May the 4th by creating your own Wookie puppet, balloon light saber, and backpack charm, and learning about the magic of storytelling! We will finish the program with a light saber obstacle course to test your Jedi skills! For children.

Sat, May 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate May the 4th by creating your own Wookie puppet, balloon light saber, and backpack charm, and learning about the magic of storytelling! We will finish the program with a light saber obstacle course to test your Jedi skills! For children.
This event is full

Tue, May 07, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. For adults.

Wed, May 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Keep flowers forever by learning how to press them. Learn about the traditions and history of flower pressing. Create your own mini flower press, learn flower pressing dos and don'ts, and make something beautiful to take home. For grades 6 - 12.

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join Culver City Library's Mystery Book Club to discuss Better the Blood by Michael Bennett. For adults.

Wed, May 15, 11:45am - 12:05pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an interactive Circle Time featuring stories, rhymes, and music designed for children ages 0 - 2 years and their caregivers.
This event is full

Thu, May 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Join Eye Discover as they teach us how to make our own bath fizzlers to enjoy at home! For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver.