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East West Players Theatre for Youth presents Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields

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2023-10-10 15:30:00 2023-10-10 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles East West Players Theatre for Youth presents Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields is a short trilingual play that tells the story of three high school students as they discover their cultural identity by learning about the "Manongs" and "Bracero Program." Recommended for ages 12 - 18. Willowbrook Library - Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 10
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-10 15:30:00 2023-10-10 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles East West Players Theatre for Youth presents Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields is a short trilingual play that tells the story of three high school students as they discover their cultural identity by learning about the "Manongs" and "Bracero Program." Recommended for ages 12 - 18. Willowbrook Library - Meeting Room

Willowbrook Library

Meeting Room

Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields is a short trilingual play that tells the story of three high school students as they discover their cultural identity by learning about the "Manongs" and "Bracero Program." Recommended for ages 12 - 18.

Written by Giovanni Ortega and directed by Daphnie Sicre, Sama Sama incorporates narration, poetry, music, movement, and Eskrima to emphasize the shared narratives of Mexican and Filipino culture. It's a trilingual theatrical production, with English, Spanish, and Tagalog used to amplify this vital piece of history.  

This production is presented with support from East West Players, FilAm Arts Teatro, the California Arts Council, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the L.L. Foundation, and the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund. 

Willowbrook Library

Phone: 323.564.5698

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 Closed

About the branch

Willowbrook Library occupies a very special place in the history of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles County Free Library, as it was then called, was founded September 5, 1912.

On Christmas Eve Day, 1912, the County Librarian received a petition from the residents of the Willowbrook Community, requesting that Willowbrook have the first County branch library. This petition was followed up with a long distance call from Mrs. Belle Jenks offering her services and her home for the purpose.

Both offers were accepted and on April 23, 1913, Willowbrook opened as the first branch library of the Los Angeles County Public Library with an initial shipment of 50 books. The library was open for 2 days in April 1913 and circulated 18 books.

In July 1919, the library was moved to a room in the Post Office at rental of $20.00 a month (later reduced during the Depression to $15.00 a month).

In 1950, a library was built on El Segundo Boulevard but was damaged by fire during the 1965 Watts riots. Rebuilt with community donations and dedicated in June 1966, Willowbrook Library served the community at the El Segundo location until the library was relocated to the Kenneth Hahn Plaza in 1987.

On July 28, 2018, Willowbrook Library opened to the public at its new location: 11737 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, 90059.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Come see Chef Andy Matsuda of the Sushi Chef Institute demonstrate the art of making sushi in the traditional and modern styles. For Adults.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrariums are a great way to add a little greenery to your desk. Join us as we make some colorful succulent sand terrariums. Learn about the history of terrariums and their growth in popularity over the years. For ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach but have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of the sea? Learn about the animals that inhabit the ocean and create your very own paper undersea ecosystem. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.

Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Be a paleontologist for one day this summer! Join us to explore and learn about the fascinating work paleontologists do! Find hidden dinosaur eggs in the library and then have fun excavating fossils from our different fossil stations! For ages 5 - 12
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Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Haven't been able to visit the beach this summer? Come to the library to create your own beach scene or sea creatures using watercolors and salt! For ages 5 - 12 with adult caregiver.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Up for a challenge? Learn structural engineering, upcycling, and budgeting skills. Then compete against other teens to see who can build the tallest structure. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us to learn about your favorite fairy tales and how their home environments shape them. Then, explore by making a summer-themed (or any time of year!) door inspired by a classic tale. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.