From the coolest Librarian, Teri Garza ...
San Juan Capistrano Library First Friday Film, January 6 at 7 pm "Last Play at Shea" - (2010) 90 min. documentary that chronicles the last concert/event to play at Shea Stadium headlined by hometown Long Island boy, Billy Joel. Besides great music, also provides historical footage on American suburban life, Billy Joel's career as well as Met's baseball. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262986/
Greetings & happy 2012! Hope you all had a great holiday time. I am approaching 2012 with a great deal of excitement because it is signaling the start of a new phase in my life. I recently celebrated a milestone birthday which has put me in a category where retirement is there if I want to take it. I haven't set the exact date but it will be sooner than later.
But meanwhile, the First Friday Film program at the San Juan Library is not retiring and with the continued support of the SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO ROTARY CLUB, will continue to bring for your entertainment and/or educational pleasures, movies you won't catch at your neighborhood theater plus all the fresh popcorn you can eat in one sitting. Unlike most of the films I show, I've already seen this one because I happened to have watched it in the comfort of my own home theater. I thoroughly enjoyed it & thought it would be perfect for the Friday night crowd. So come Friday evening at 7 pm, the La Sala Auditorium, just north of the library, will be filled with not only the music of Billy Joel, narration by Long Island's other favorite son Alec Baldwin, but the greatest band of all The Beatles will be seen, and barely heard about all the screaming girls, when they played Shea in 1965. And since Shea's primary purpose was for baseball, you also get to relive the triumphant '69 World Series & Game 6 of the '86 Series. There's just something for everyone! And unlike last month's film, I don't think there will be any tears shed because no one dies in the end.
Well, I've already spent too much time composing this reminder and I didn't even have time for "shop talk". Suffice to say, while I like the extended shopping hours that the holiday time brings and additional coupons my favorite retailers put out, I resent the crowded parking lots & amateur shoppers messing up my clearance racks. My holiday shopping mantra is get in early & get out by noon. I also take advantage of the lax return policy in cases where I've misplaced my receipt. It's also the only time I venture outside of the "ladies & shoe departments" to do my gift buying for my "loved ones". Shopping for oneself eliminates the problem of "will they like it" or "will it fit".
Another reminder that "An Evening at the Academy Awards" with my favorite Hollywood Couple, Robert Kline & Stephanie Heredia is returning bigger & better Friday February 24. By bigger and better, as my final Oscar night as the "hardest working librarian in show business", we're upping the ticket price but expanding the snack bar to include dinner, beverages beyond water, and the opportunity to win a big flat screen TV. It will be $20 well spent and tax deductible since it will go toward the latest Friends of the Library project MTB ( Move The Bookstore!).
For you cartoon lovers, the Saturday film for the kids the next day, January 7, will be "Kung Fu Panda 2" at 11 am. You come at your own risk because there's going to be a room full of noisy kids who, if we didn't close the snack bar down half way through the movie, would consume 1/2 of the 50 lb. bag of popcorn that I go out & buy every other month. For more information or shopping tips, just reply back to [email protected] or call 949-248-5132 where you can leave a message.
Teri Garza, Librarian and soon to be full time "Buyologist"
San Juan Capistrano Regional Library
31495 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675