Numerous Events at the Library this Week


If a resident has never attended an event at the library, take a look and select one. Most are free and the people are welcoming. The library is located at 861 Alma Real and unless otherwise noted, the events are held in the community room.



Silvi Winthrop

A meditation program, “Mindful Mondays,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18.  After a busy weekend, this program might be just what you need. Taught by Silvi Winthrop, a certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, the sessions are free and open to the public.

Participants are welcome to bring a cushion to class if they wish to sit on the floor or use the cushions provided. The program is provided with support by the Friends of the Palisades Library. Please RSVP in advance directly to Silvi at



The Mysterious Book Club will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. This month’s book is In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes.

Los Angeles in the late 1940s is a city of promise and prosperity, but not for former fighter pilot Dix Steele.  He prowls the foggy city night seeking solitary young women. His funds are running out when he hooks up with his old Air Corps buddy Brub, now working for the LAPD, who just happens to be on the trail of the strangler who’s been terrorizing the women of the city for months.

Written with controlled elegance, Dorothy B. Hughes’s tense novel is at once an early indictment of a truly toxic masculinity and a twisty page-turner with a surprisingly feminist resolution. A classic of golden age noir, In a Lonely Place also inspired Nicholas Ray’s 1950 film of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart.

New members are always welcome!  Come even if you haven’t read the book – you’ll meet the group and know the book for next time.


Personal Genetics Education Project will present a workshop from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. In this workshop, the Personal Genetics Education Project will provide information about genetic testing kits and technology, how ancestry works, direct-to-consumer testing benefits and risks and law enforcement access to databases. The group will also explore genetic discrimination and ethical issues, the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), and genetic testing in the workplace.


Kathy Katims, founder of Saved by a Story, is leading this ongoing writing group for seniors, which will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. New members are welcome to all or any sessions.  This program is usually held on a Monday but was rescheduled because of the upcoming holiday (Libraries will be closed on March 25 for Cesar Chavez Day).

Seniors write to prompts, share (if you want), connect with fellow neighborhood residents, hone your writing skills and find your story.

RSVP is recommended but not required. Kathy will send you a welcome packet, guidelines, and a reminder the day before the meeting if you RSVP to Kathy at or call 310-569-3492.


There will be a sneak preview of Theatre Palisades upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.

The director, Cate Caplin, will present and direct a scene(s) from the Theatre’s upcoming production of these intense family drama.  See how a scene is put together in real time and get a taste of this new production.


A twice-monthly Duplicate Bridge game is held on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at noon in the Palisades Community room.   The next game is on Friday, March 22. To be sure that everyone has a chance to participate and to know in advance whether you have a spot, you will have to RSVP.  RSVPs are only accepted in response to the email that the organizer will send out a week before the game.  RSVP’s are first come, first served.  If you are not already on the organizer’s email list you will have to contact her so you can be notified when to RSVP for the game. Contact the organizer at to be placed on the email list for notifications.


Take time for live music and at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23, a string quartet from UCLA Gluck School will be performing at the library.  If you haven’t attended one of their performances in the past, try to come for a musical afternoon.


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One Response to Numerous Events at the Library this Week

  1. Ziba says:

    We also have Teen programming:

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