Share the Joy of Reading
Duarte Reading Circle,
a book club for everyone.
Celebrating 100 years of
Reading and Friendship
January 11, 2010
Thousand Pieces of Gold by Rathanne Lum MeCunn
February 15, 2010
Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt
March 15, 2010
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
April 19, 2010
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
For more information, call (626) 357-4151
On Saturday, September 12, the Duarte Senior Center became a riotous entertainment hall where gaming tables were surrounded by friends of the six non-profits responsible for the organization and operation of the 2nd annual Casino Night of Stars. The ceiling glowed from the gold stars representing local businesses or personal sponsors. Guests came early, eager to sample a variety of foods at the buffet and to take their spot at one of several gaming tables. People anxious to have fun made for a lively audience. Jordan Preston poured through 2 hrs. of a non-stop repertoire of songs. DART Youths outside the entrance rushed to snap your picture, paparazzi-style, and added to the fun. Substantial raffle gifts made for an attractive drawing. People went away with smiles and perhaps with their picture alongside Marilyn Monroe.
Friends of the Duarte Library represented by several Volunteens, young adult volunteers for the Summer Reading Program, marched in the Rt 66 Parade to advertise the Duarte Festival of Authors as Eileen Penson, Young Adult Librarian rode in a 1965 Mustang along with Scholarship Recipients Rozanne Vezquez, Mt Olive ’09 and Justin de la Cruz, Duarte High School ’03, now enrolled in the PhD. program at UCLA and doing research on the development of an HIV vaccine.
FDL was part of the City Picnic Everyone was excited to meet Grand Marshal Zac Sunderland at the picnic and it was a busy day selling gently-used books, sodas, watermelon cup, and cookies all for just $1. The young ones enjoyed a twirl of the Wheel of Read to earn a trinket.