President's Message

Put Another Candle on the Cake!

That's just what we'll be doing on Saturday, April 20, to celebrate Platt Branch's seventh year. We have planned a day jam-packed with activities for everyone.

Our theme this year is "Country" so you'll be entertained with the blue grass music of Bill Knopf and Tom Corbett. Especially for teens, Aliyah Agins will conduct a hip-hop dance workshop. Youngsters can look forward to the lively activities of Ronald McDonald, storyteller Bill Howard's hilarious tales, and the always-popular making of crafts. For those of you who like it "mellow," we have the West Hills Recorder Consort, and the Melody Mavens from Brandeis. Balloons, ice cream, cake, and a super duper used book sale top off this big event. So y'all come, y'hear!!

Great Speakers

I hope you have had a chance to attend the great programs we've had recently. Hats off to Frona DeCovnick for doing a fabulous job as Program Chairman. The February 20th event presenting KPCC's delightful Kitty Felde was terrific. On February 28, Bette Caraway's analysis of election issues gratified an equally strong turn out. Mark your calendars now for Monday, April 8, so you won't be left standing in the doorway when the inimitable Patt Morrison of KCET will be our guest. You can flip to June also and jot down a reminder on Thursday, June 13, for some stargazing with Kara Knack and friends from Griffith Observatory.

We Need Your Eyes and Ears

As you will read elsewhere in this newsletter, we have had some unfortunate incidents that caused damage at Platt Branch. You can be a tremendous help. When visiting the library, or even passing by during closed hours, please be aware of activities taking place on library premises. If you notice anything that seems inappropriate or inconsistent with the safety of patrons or library property, please notify a staff librarian as soon as possible—at the Reference Desk or by calling 340-9386. You can also reach the Senior Librarian, Jan Metzler, directly by using her message link on the library web site: Platt Branch belongs to this community. We all have a stake in protecting the facility and its resources.

Mildred Berger
President 2001 - 2002

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