La Cañada Elementary School will host its Book Fair the week of March 7 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day with extended hours on Thursday until 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Happy Camper Book Fair: S’more Fun With Books!” Children will enjoy periodic visits from a character from a popular children’s book series. For more information, email questions to email@example.com.
The Huntington Library announced recently that it has acquired a unique 10-volume edition of “The Life and Writings of John Muir” that incorporates 260 original photographs — most by Herbert W. Gleason, a nature photographer who inspired the work of Ansel Adams. The items were purchased at the Huntington’s 20th annual Library Collectors’ Council meeting held in January.
The Council also purchased “A Monograph on the Genus Camellia,” an outsize volume containing sumptuous hand-colored aquatint plates after watercolors by Clara Maria Pope, one of a small number of women in England who pursued an artistic career in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Additional purchases included manuscripts by a close member of Galileo’s circle and by an American Revolutionary War officer, as well as a genealogical roll of arms from the Elizabethan era.
“During the past two decades, the Library Collectors’ Council has helped us acquire more than 100 significant items — including rare books, individual manuscripts, archival collections and photographs — and spent nearly $3.9 million doing so,” said David Zeidberg, Avery director of the Library at the Huntington. “We are enormously grateful to the Council for their generous support over the years.”
For more information, visit huntington.org.
La Cañada Unified School District has identified Ellen and Anthony Portantino as two of the district’s “most valuable resources,” and for that, awarded them the annual Golden Apple Award. It’s one of the Association of California School Administrators’ highest honors. Continue reading “LCUSD Honors Portantinos With Golden Apple Award”
The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will unveil its new exhibition on Feb. 14, titled “The Legacy of Frank Lanterman (1901-1981).”
The exhibition will give insight into the multi-faceted life of this famous La Cañada Flintridge resident. From his early days as a musician and political activist to his 28-year term in the California State Assembly, Lanterman was always a champion for the local community.
He was born on Nov. 4, 1901 to Roy Stanley Lanterman, a physician, and his wife, Emily Constance Lanterman. Frank and his brother Lloyd enjoyed hunting and fishing trips with their father into the local mountains, family outings to the beach and country picnics. Both Lanterman boys developed a great interest in cars and other forms of transportation. They graduated from Glendale High School and attended USC. Frank, who studied the pipe organ at USC, never graduated. Instead, he began a musical career, playing the organ in silent-movie theaters, both locally and abroad. Continue reading “Lanterman Museum to Unveil New ‘Legacy’ Exhibition”