Thursday, October 15, 2009

Join us for this weekend's Big Read Events!

Saturday, October 17

9:30am – 11:00am
Family Nature Walk in Debs Park
Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Explore fall in Debs Park on this walk focusing on the poetry of Robinson Jeffers and nature. Hear poetry and create your own poem about Debs Park. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Wildlife Waystation presentation
Glendale Central Library Auditorium
222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205
Reflecting Robinson Jeffers’ passion for the rich beauty of the natural world, the Glendale Public Library will host an event with the Wildlife Waystation who will discuss the organization's mission and history. Included in the event will be a presentation with a live great horned owl. The Wildlife Waystation, located in the Angeles National Forest, was founded in 1976 as a rescue and rehabilitation refuge for both native and exotic wild animals.

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Jeffers in Debs Park
Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Drop by the Center to see our Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School students’ art and poetry inspired by the works of Robinson Jeffers. Students will be on hand to describe their creations.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Poetry Reading by Los Angeles Poetry Festival
Arroyo Seco Regional Library, Los Angeles Public Library
6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
"The Deer Lay Down Their Bones:” Poems by and in the spirit of Robinson Jeffers. California poets will read Jeffers’ poetry and their own responses. Led by Suzanne Lummis of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival and featuring Dorothy Barresi, B.H. Fairchild, and Lynn Thompson with special guest poets Erika Ayon and Judith Pacht.

Sunday, October 18

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Friends of LA River Walking Tour
Lower Arroyo Seco Nature Park, Friends of the LA River
Join us for a special walking tour along the Arroyo Seco that combines poetry and nature! Explore one of the beautiful tributaries of the Los Angeles River that features restored native vegetation, walking paths and spectacular, historic bridges. Meet at 3:30 pm at the Lower Arroyo Seco Nature Park parking lot located at South Arroyo Blvd. and Norwood Drive. Walks are about an hour and a half and we ask a suggested donation of $10. See Friends of the LA River website for directions.

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