For those of you not aquainted with SJC Librarian Teri Garza, let's just say she'll challenge your idea of librarians. Here's an email she blasted out -- I'm posting here because the 2010 Waiting for Superman, of course, took a look at the public education system by following several students.
The Capistrano Library is across from the Mission, and I'd recommend the movie showing to anyone interested in education. A good evening out.
Here's Garza's announcement:
Friday, June 3 at 7 pm "Waiting for Superman", 2010 Documentary film which analyzes the failures of the American public education system. Winner of the Audience Award for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566648/ Rated PG - 102 mins. $2 donation or free to Friends of the Library and SJC Rotarians (you know who you are).
This film program is made possible by the generous donation of the San Juan Capistrano Rotary Club!
Greetings Film Fans,
I'd planned to send this out yesterday, May 31 but I got waylaid and now it's June 1. That's OK because I'm sitting here in my office and The Talk show on CBS just came on and one of their guests is the director of this Friday's film. If you've not heard of it, go up and click the link from the Internet Movie Database and you can decide if it's worth 102 mins. of your valuable time. The filmmaker who brought us Al Gore in "An Inconvenient Truth", decided to shine a light on the public education system as he observed it . The idea came to him as he'd be driving his own kids across town to their private schools. It's just out on DVD and there is quite a number of requests of people wanting to see this film. For a mere $2., (or for free if you're up to date in your Friends membership), you can avoid that wait while munching on freshly popped popcorn. As usual, show starts at 7 pm in the La Sala Auditorium, right next to the library.
The kids film, which we'll be showing Saturday morning at 11 am is "Gnomeo & Juliet", an animated film with a soundtrack by Sir Elton John. Based on William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, it will be my way of getting in the mood for my upcoming review of Capistrano Shakespeare Festival by the Camino Real Theater. Watch for those upcoming critiques! The Saturday film is free since you get to share the experience with a room full of noisy kids!
I'd love to go into all the details of the "Night of the Arts", my first and last library gala but I might incriminate myself. Suffice to say if you were here, you had a great time while also helping the Friends of the Library support the San Juan Library to be able to provide the best library service for all those who venture through our world renown walls to educate their minds, enrich their lives, or just check their Facebook.
I'd also love to share my latest endeavors to curb my shopping addiction. You know you can't get one of my emails without a little "Shop Talk" thrown in. I was doing so good because I was working more than usual in getting ready for the gala and attending the various community events that I felt were important to participate in. They included the Equestrian Coalition's Kentucky Derby event at the Regency Theater, Independence Bank's Grand Opening/Mixer, the musical Sweet Charity at the Camino Real Theater, the Battle of the Mariachi's at the Mission, and Restaurant Week which I thoroughly enjoyed as documented by a write up in the San Juan Capistrano Patch! I really think I could have made it through the month of May if it hadn't been for the Memorial Day Sale at Sears. They know my weakness which requires at least an additional 30 % off what is already clearance. As an experienced "buyologist", I know that there's always a chance that marked down items might scan less than the tagged price. Suffice to say, I added 13 new stylish bags to my accessory room, average cost, $8. So, know that all my friends and female relatives will be getting purses for their birthday/Christmas gift.
Just remembered one more bit of information to relate. We've got a Multicultural Art Series concert coming up June 11. It's been a few months since our last one and so this will be the first one in the courtyard for 2011. It will feature Greely Savoy Duo, who are Cajun fiddlers, guaranteed to make you tap your toes and whatever else moves when you've enjoying music. Showtimes are at 6:30 & 8:30 pm and tickets go for $10 adults & $5 for kids under 12.
Well, that's all from me. If you have any questions or need more information, just reply back, visit www.ocpl.org or call 949-248-5132 and if I don't answer the phone, just leave your name and number.
Teri Garza, Librarian/SJC Rotary Fan/Buyologist/Bag Lady