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    •   Beverly Engler - In Memory

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Annual Report  2015                                                      
        updated 01-06-2017



The 20th

Piano Quartet



January 15, 2017
4:00 p.m.
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                                   The following youth programs have been funded in full or in part by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library


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If fractions have you flummoxed, algebra makes you allergic, history has you hysterical, or long division leaves you dazzled, the South Pasadena Public Library can help you with its online tutoring service.

From any Web-enabled computer in the library or at home, a student can click on the Live Homework Help link on the library's Web site at www.cityofsouthpasadena.us/library and engage in controlled online chat with a math, English, science or social studies expert. Students and tutors can also work on an interactive white board, share educational Web sites and send files back and forth for a rewarding learning exchange

Funded by grants from the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and the Library Services and Technology Act, the Live Homework Help from Tutor.com has assisted nearly 4,000 South Pasadena students over the past few years.

                SPECIAL - er 9, 2016
Because it’s holiday time, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library want those still desperately checking off their gift lists to know that they are selling copies of the beautiful, coffee table-sized book “Jane Apostol: Collected Works” for only $25.

About half their very limited supply of the hardback book has already been sold. One customer bought six copies and another was sold to a mail order customer in Central California. The book was never available in any stores and is only available in the Friends of the Library Bookstore, on the second floor of the South Pasadena.
“Jane Apostol: Collected Works” contains over 100 beautifully-reproduced California historical photos and illustrations, as well as every single article Jane ever wrote for a California history journal over her storied career. The book makes a unique gift for any history buff or book collector and will be enjoyed for years to come. Most of the articles focus on important Southern Californians, including Henry Huntington, William Lees Judson, Helen Hunt Jackson, Charles Lummis, and South Pasadena’s first Mayor Donald Graham and his wife, literary stylist Margaret Collier Graham.

All of Jane’s articles are reproduced in this very special compilation that was published as a 90th Birthday surprise for her by her husband, Tom Apostol, who was a professor emeritus at Caltech. “Jane Apostol: Collected Works” has beautifully reproduced photos, a striking cover adorned with many eye-catching photos, and a luxurious binding with a blue ribbon bookmark. But its chief value is the diligent research and wonderful writing it contains. The lovely book can be purchased now because the last of the family’s copies were donated to the Friends by Stephen Goddard, the son of Jane and Tom Apostol.

Jane Apostol, who passed away in 2016, remains one of California’s most respected historians. South Pasadena: A Centennial History 1888 to 1988, was her first book and Jane updated it in 2008 with its Second Edition with Chronology, 1988-2008. Both were done by Jane as donations to support the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends. Jane went on to write 11 other acclaimed books including “Painting with Light: A Centennial History of the Judson Studio”, “Museums Along the Arroyo”, and “Vroman’s of Pasadena: A Century of Books”.

Jane Apostol: Collected Works does not contain any of the material in Jane’s other books. Instead it contains her many fine articles for journals from all around California that have never been compiled before. During her lengthy career Jane did much of her research while working as an independent scholar at the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. Contrary to popular belief, Jane never resided in South Pasadena --or in San Marino. For many years Jane and Tom lived in Altadena, and later in Pasadena.

           COMING - January 19, 2017

Adam & Rotem Gilbert will present a mini-concert of Early Music
for the
Annual Meeting of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library
at 7 p.m. on January 19 in the Community Room.

Adam plays historical woodwind instruments and Rotem plays the recorder. They have performed throughout the United States and in Europe and Israel. The early “classical” music they play often contains folk and popular elements, and can be “pretty toe-tapping”.

Adam has performed and recorded as a member of Ensemble for Early Music, Waverly Concert, Piffaro, and Ciaramella, whose recent CD “Dances on Movable Ground” earned 5 stars by the British magazine Early Music Today. It was also picked as “Editor’s Choice”, and lauded for its “expressive fluidity and rhythmic vitality”. Adam has taught musicology on the faculty of Stanford University and the University of Southern California, where he is currently Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of the Early Music Program.” His immense talents can be heard on recordings on the Dorian, Naxos, Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Lyrichord and Yarlung labels.
Recorder player Rotem Gilbert is a native of Israel and a founding member of Ciaramella, an ensemble specializing in music of the 15th and 16th centuries. Ciaramella has released a CD on the Naxos Label, and two recordings with Yarlung Records. She has also appeared with many early music ensembles in the United States and in Europe. Rotem has been featured as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Opera, the LA Opera, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She is an assistant professor at the USC Thornton School of Music where she teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice courses. Rotem can be heard on Deutsch Grammophon’s Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian, Naxos and Yarlung labels.

The free public event will open with succinct meeting of the Friends of the Library who will approve their new slate of Officers for 2017 after a brief vote. The program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library who will approve their new officers for 2017 after a brief vote.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and no tickets or reservations are necessary.
Refreshments will be served.

           COMING - January 26, 2017
An Author/Film Night with Matthew Arkin will be presented in the Library Community Room on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. It will feature a presentation by author and actor Matthew Arkin and a screening of the classic thriller “Wait Until Dark” (1967) with Audrey Hepburn in one of her most iconic roles, for which she received an Oscar nomination. The film also features Alan Arkin, Matthew’s father, in perhaps his most unforgettable role as the ruthless Roat. Other outstanding cast members include Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and Jack Weston. When the film was first shown in theatres, all the house lights were turned off for the climactic, seat-gripping final scene.
Matthew Arkin is a critically acclaimed Broadway, film, and TV actor, as well as a recovering attorney. His first book “In the Country of the Blind: The First Zack Brandis Novel of Suspense” was published in 2013 after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $18,000 from more than 200 backers. Matthew is also South Pasadena resident who will be talking about his debut novel and introducing the film which has been called one of the most suspenseful movies ever made.
Matthew Arkin credits his skill for crafting dialogue and creating characters to his more than forty-five years of experience on stage and in front of cameras. He also admits to reading one suspense thriller every week since he was a young child. Adam Belanoff, Executive Producer of TNT’s “Major Crimes” has declared, “Matthew Arkin introduces America’s next great detective—and we can only hope that Zach Brandis will be solving crimes for decades to come.” Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the signing table.

“Wait Until Dark” (1967) is a highly entertaining thriller about Susy Hendrix, portrayed by Audrey Hepburn. Interestingly, Susy doesn’t appear in the film during its opening 21 minutes, but when she does we learn that she is recently blinded. Susy's life is turned upside down when she is terrorized by criminals who believe she has hidden a doll used by them to smuggle heroin. Unknown to Susy, her husband Sam unwittingly brought the doll to the couple's New York apartment. Alone there, Susy fights for her life against a gang of violent criminals, led by the psychotic Roat. The climax of the film, an intensely physical confrontation between Susy and Roat, has been called one of the most memorable and frightening scenes in screen history. In 2010, Urban Cinefile Critics stated “This superb drama filled with spell-binding tension has not lost an iota of its considerable impact, even 40 years after it was made. Audrey Hepburn is mesmerizing…”

The event is presented by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library
and the South Pasadena Public Library.
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Admission is free and no tickets or reservations are necessary.
Special thanks to Movie Licensing USA.



Beginning October 1 Project White Coat Provides
Free Assistance at the Library
for ‘Covered California’ Health Insurance Applicants

The South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library have teamed up again with Project White Coat and the California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA) to provide free, one-on-one sessions to help the public with the Covered California application process. Covered California is the state exchange marketplace where individuals can go to buy private health insurance plans.
 From 11/1/16 and concluding 1/30/17 shortly before the application period closes, South Pasadena Public Library will host Project White Coat volunteer workers at various times as noted below in the Ray Bradbury Conference Room (upstairs in the Library at 1100 Oxley Street) and in the Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro Street. Project White Coat workers have extensive knowledge of the healthcare system because they are all health profession college students. And with the closing date of open enrollment approaching, they are making the process of finding the best health care convenient and easy.

With 10 health insurance companies selling their products on Covered California, it’s easy for people to become overwhelmed. This is especially true for first time health insurance buyers. Project White Coat’s unique make-up of dedicated students from within the healthcare system provides an opportunity for consumers to enroll with a trustworthy individual in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. All Project White Coat workers are certified through Covered California, are trained in confidentiality and handling personal information, and bilingual in Spanish and English. Project White Coat Certified Enrollment Counselors (CEC’s) can assist anyone at any point of the application process-- whether it be entering income information or in choosing a health plan. They can also answer a wide variety of questions with an unbiased approach.

Library Covered California Dates for 2016-2017
 Saturday, October 1
 Sunday, October 9
 Sunday, October 16
 Sunday, October 30
2-4 pm
1-3 pm
2-4 pm
1-3 pm
Community Room
Community Room
Community Room
Community Room
 Saturday, November 5
 Monday, November 14
 Tuesday, November 15
 Sunday, November 20
 Saturday, November 26

2-4 pm
7-9 pm
7-9 pm
1-3 pm
1-3 pm

Community Room
Conference Room

Conference Room

Conference Room

Community Room
 Monday, December 5
 Tuesday, December 6
 Tues day, December 13
7-9 pm
7-9 pm
7-9 pm
Community Room
Conference Room
Conference Room
 Saturday, January 7
 Tuesday, January 17
 Saturday, January 21
 Saturday, January 28
 Monday, January 30
1-3 pm
7-9 pm
1-3 pm
1-3 pm
7-9 pm
Community Room
Community Room
Community Room
Community Room
Community Room
The California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA) received a Navigator grant from Covered California to fund Project White Coat. CaHPSA is a statewide student group that advocates for social justice in the healthcare field. The majority of CaHPSA students are currently pursuing secondary degrees in a healthcare professional field but also includes individuals in other fields

New Los Angeles Guidebook Spotlights Library’s Leo Politi Mural
by Steve Fjeldsted, Director of Library, Arts, and Culture

A steady stream of guidebooks for LA sightseers is published regularly by a variety of authors, obviously comprised of newcomers and out-of-staters who don’t seem very familiar with the city. Their descriptions too often recycle the same old recommended spots on their very well-beaten paths. The Hollywood Sign, the La Brea Tar Pits, Olvera Street, and Universal Studios are just a few examples of the points of interest that can be found time after time in such visitors guides to the City of Angels.
A just-released book “111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss” is authored by Laurel Moglen and Julia Posey, both Angelenos. They declare that they intend to lead readers “beyond the Red Carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings” to many of the city’s most interesting and unexpected cultural opportunities. Their lively, colorful book presents one page of text and a companion photo of each unusual destination taken by San Diego photographer Lyudmilla Zotova. It’s a breezy, fun armchair tour that will lead the curious to a wealth of mostly unusual, sometimes quirky, places to visit in LA. These spots range from Philippe’s, home of the first French Dip sandwich, to the Museum of Broken Relationships.

The maps at the back of the book pinpoint each selected location. Not surprisingly, the majority can be found in Downtown LA or on the Westside, but quite a few are nearby, such as Cindy’s Diner in Eagle Rock and Judson Studio in Highland Park. Pasadena offers five of the locations, one of which, the Mount Wilson Observatory, is actually located well outside the city limits. Among those usual Pasadena points of interest not listed are the Gamble House, Old Town, The Wrigley Mansion, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Caltech. Instead, it’s the Bunny Museum, the Front Porch Homestead, and the Pasadena City College Swap Meet. However, the Norton Simon Museum is included. It should also be noted that the #78 Pasadena Model Railroad Club is actually in the City of Los Angeles.
Only one library location was selected by the authors as one of the 111 hand-picked ‘can’t miss’ spots and it’s not to be found in San Marino, Cerritos, or Downtown LA. That lone library selection is also the only South Pasadena spot spotlighted in the book. The Farmer’s Market, The Bissell House, the Adobe Flores, and the Garfield House are not to be found, not are any of the other 20 Cultural Heritage Landmarks besides the Library (although the Trina Turk outlet store at 1030 Mission St. is briefly cited in one of the captions).
The South Pasadena Public Library is the proud home of #59 of the “111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss”, the untitled mural by Leo Politi in the Children’s Room. It’s the earliest remaining Leo public mural by Leo Politi
The mural was first created in 1957 after Politi was already a famed children’s book author and illustrator. Politi went on to paint other famous murals in LA on Olvera Street, in Chinatown, and in Downtown.

What’s surprising is that the Politi mural at the South Pasadena Library varies greatly from the one Leo originally painted for the Library. Leo was asked to touch up the mural for the Library’s 1982 grand opening of its expansion project. He generously accepted the project without asking for a fee. Initially expecting to only be spending only a couple of hours, he ended up devoting weeks and completely transforming the artwork.
The differences between the 1957 and 1982 murals are remarkable. The earliest version depicts two minimalistic young figures reading with a cat by an accommodating tree. The update adds a third youthful figure with a dog replacing the cat, and more contemporary flowing lines and brighter green hues. In both paintings birds are chirping merrily in the tree’s branches. In January of 2016, a newly cast bronze Politi sculpture entitled “Sister Reading to Brother with Dog Looking On” was unveiled in front of the Library’s main entrance on the Oxley Street side of Library Park during a ceremony which capped off several well attended ceremonies in the Community Room also featuring an exhibit of Leo Politi original paintings.

Using funds from the Rotary Club of South Pasadena,
the Library has ordered a checkout copy of “111 Places in Los Angeles
That You Must Not Miss” for its Golden State Collection.
The copy of the book donated by the authors will become part of the
permanent Local History reference collection.
Posted 11-16-2016.....        .....
Library Operations Study Approved by City Council

For full 17 page report available
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On May 4, 2016, the South Pasadena City Council approved the “South Pasadena Public Library Operations Study, Final Report, April 12, 2016” by Library Consultant Joe Matthews. Many of the recommendations presented in the Library Operations Study include efficiency improvements to services and can be implemented within the FY 2016-17 budget. The other recommendations of the study are intended to be implemented over the next three years.

The first year priority recommendations include improvements to the Library’s Wi-Fi coverage and speed. The cost of providing broadband fiber optic connectivity will be covered by the increased Library Special Tax revenues during FY 2016-17, and a $24,000 grant from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) project of the California State Library. The CENIC grant will help offset computer hardware costs associated with the Wi-Fi upgrades and broadband connectivity expenses. Replacement of some of the Library computer workstations called for in the LOS has already been incorporated into the City’s Information Technology budget. The Library has also allocated funding to expand electronic resources (e-resources), in the form of e-books, databases, and downloadable audio and video, in the Library’s FY 2016/2017 Proposed Budget. Staff is currently evaluating flood remediation for the Library and may go out to bid in early FY 2016-17.

The Library will add more computer workstations, including laptops and handheld devices as funding becomes available. The Library will also request additional funds in future years to implement self-checkout stations and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) capabilities for its collections of books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Other recommendations to be implemented in the subsequent years include funding for a Space Planning Consultant to assist with furnishing and décor upgrades.

Library Consultant Joe Matthews presented the “South Pasadena Public Library Operations Study Preliminary Report, Draft, February 5, 2015” to the Library Board of Trustees (LBT) during their February 24, 2016 and March 10, 2016 meetings. It was approved at the latter meeting. Consultant Matthews previously conducted interviews with a variety of library staff, community members, LBT, and members of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. Consultant Matthews also conducted field trips with the LBT and staff members to the various nearby public libraries.
    Posted 6-23-2016
South Pasadena is an official Tree City U.S.A. and is nicknamed “The City of Trees.” During the Summer of 2014, author and educator Dr. Matt Ritter of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo conducted a very fascinating, well-attended Author Event in the Community Room based on his book “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us.” Afterwards he led the audience on a Tree Walk In the Library Park during which he described all 17 tree species that can be found there. The walk concluded at the Library’s magnificent Moreton Bay Fig Tree that is known as “The Library Tree.” The gigantic tree was planted by Bill Kloezeman, Sr. while South Pasadena’s Carnegie Library was being moved to the center of Library Park from its previous location nearer to Diamond Street.

A Memorial Bench honoring Beverly Engler, Friends Bookstore Co-Founder, was also recently installed overlooking The Library Tree, a spot favored by readers of all ages, children at play, teens hanging out, meditation practitioners, musicians, and many others. The beautiful bench was donated by the Engler Family. So that others can enjoy the Tree Walk and learn more about the trees in the Library Park, 17 small, descriptive signs containing both the botanical and popular names of each tree have just been installed. They were donated by the Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens and use Dr. Ritter’s tree identifications. Dr. Ritter’s Library Park Tree Walk Map will soon be posted on the South Pasadena Public Library and Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library websites.

          For a view of the "The Mighty Library Tree" please click here.
          For a PDF copy of the "Trees of the South Pasadena Library" please click here.
Posted 4-29-2015...................

For the month of April, the display case inside the Library main entrance exhibited selected archival materials on airships from the personal collection of Heather Campbell Hinton, a longtime resident of South Pasadena who passed away on February 2, 2016. Dirigibles and blimps are types of airships that can navigate through the air under their own power. Dirigibles are massive structures filled with lighter-than-air gas bordered by rigid metal frames. Blimps are much smaller, are filled with helium, and are collapsible except for their rigid noses. Some of Heather’s collection of photos, posters, books, and more comprise the archival materials that were in the display. One of the photos is of the experimental dirigible of Roy Knabenshue who took brave adventurous folks for rides over the Raymond Hotel in the early 1900s.

Heather Campbell Hinton was born in 1939 in Pensacola, Florida and received a BA in International Relations from USC in 1961, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Heather received her MA from Harvard in 1964 and led two groups of students to the USSR through the Experiment in International Living program. Heather worked at the RAND Corporation as an analyst from 1966 to 1974. In 1974 RAND published Heather’s research work “Controversy in Soviet R&D: The Airship Case Study”.

Heather became a strong advocate for the South Pasadena Senior Center. Her efforts eventually led to the construction of the handicapped access ramp in the South Pasadena Senior Center Activity Room. She was
also an outspoken advocate for the ADA ramp for the Library Community Room that was installed in 2013.

A memorial service in Heather’s honor was held at the South Pasadena Senior Center on Saturday,
April 23rd at 6 pm.

Memorial Service
for Scott Van Sant on Saturday,
April 16 at 2 p.m. in Community Room

Scott Van Sant (1937-2016) was a valuable Library volunteer for 12 years. Starting in 2010 Scott was also a member of the Friends Bookstore desk staff, and he regularly picked up and hauled large book donations to the Library for the Friends. In addition, Scott served with the Friends Holiday Book Sale Committee, and helped price fine books that had been tucked away throughout each year for their annual fundraiser. Scott was also a member of South Pasadena Beautiful for 25 years. In 1980 Scott’s wife Janet became a Founding Board member of SPEF (South Pasadena Educational Foundation) and Scott actively and continually supported the highly successful organization.

Scott Van Sant was born on October 5, 1937 to Jean Scott MacMillan and Benjamin Clarke Van Sant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had two older siblings, Sandra and Nick, and his fraternal twin Clarke. Scott passed away peacefully on March 21, 2016. He is survived by his brother, Clarke Van Sant, his three children - Toni Clevenger, Michelle Van Sant Chamberlain, and Michael Van Sant, as well as four grandchildren - Kai, Audrey, Caitlin, and Christopher. Scott moved to Altadena at the age of 7 with his mother and siblings. He attended John Muir High School in Pasadena.

Scott and his wife Janet Stephanie Van Sant moved to South Pasadena in 1966 to raise their three children and it would be the place where they chose to live out the rest of their lives. Scott loved his family, the outdoors, skiing, and collecting antique clocks. A public memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 16th at 2 p.m. in the Library Community Room located at 1115 El Centro Street. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to South Pasadena Beautiful, Friends of South Pasadena Library, South Pasadena Educational Foundation, or a charity of the donor’s own choosing.


Jane T. Cavenagh is a very spry 98 year-old who recently retired from the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library's all-volunteer Bookstore after more than 20 years. Jane was on the Library Board of Trustees and served as President for four terms between 1993 and 1998. Jane previously taught for many years at South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena High School, Riverside Junior College, and UCLA. She later worked as an administrator for seven junior colleges.

Another great milestone in Jane's remarkable life occurred in 1929 when she was a 14 year- old schoolgirl. She saved a 5 year-old boy from drowning in Pirate's Cove at Laguna Beach. He was walking on the base of a steep cliff that jutted out to the ocean. After he fell, Jane picked him up and a large wave knocked them down, carrying the boy out to sea. Jane rose to her feet, waded 30 feet toward the boy, and was swept off her feet once again by choppy waves which carried the boy even farther out.

Jane at 98 with her medal


Jane at 14 with her heroism medal...
Jane swam to the youngster once again, and grasped him and swam them both back to the base of the cliff, only to have a large wave separate them again. Jane was carried out 25 feet and she saw the boy in the waves 35 feet from her. She swam to him again and carried him to the shore where his mother had fainted. The boy was unconscious, but he recovered. During her act of bravery Jane injured her back and sustained severe cuts. Soon afterwards she was awarded a medal by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission and the funds enabled her to later attend college. Jane went on to earn a B.A. and an M.A. at UCLA and was the first woman admitted to Stanford Medical School although she didn't enroll.

Longtime South Pasadena resident Beverly Engler passed away on December 27, with her family nearby, after a long battle with cancer.

Bev and her husband Mark married 57 years ago, beginning their lives together in San Francisco. They moved to South Pasadena with their children Mark, Suzanne, and Marcy in 1966.

Bev was a tireless and enthusiastic volunteer in the community, including serving as President of the Monterey Hills School PTA, a frequent PTA committee member, an active SPEF fundraiser, a Little League concession manager, and a leader within her children's Scout troops.

Bev also co-founded the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library Bookstore, where she devoted thousands of volunteer hours over nearly 30 years. The fundraising auctions and book sales Bev helped establish and manage attracted book collectors throughout the state. She was honored for her service with a Volunteer of the Year award by the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissioners.

Bev was an avid reader, an accomplished baker, and an award winning quilter. She also enjoyed playing golf with family and friends at Oakmont Country Club. She discovered a love for travel early in life, visiting Cuba in the 1950s, and traveled to many parts of Europe and Asia with her husband and family. However, she most enjoyed the beach, and it was her annual trips to Kauai with her husband, children, and grandchildren that brought her the greatest joy.

In addition to her husband and children, Bev is survived by her daughter in law Mary, son in laws Hunter and Michael, and grandchildren Jaime, Peter, Kelly, Logan, Shelby, Haley and Whitney.

Donations may be made in her memory to the
Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library/Beverly Engler Memorial Fund.


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