Join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills ~ our Bilingual Baby Laptime will take place in-person at the Freedom Library, Meeting Room on Wednesdays at 10:30am.
Join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills ~ our Bilingual Baby Laptime will take place in-person at the Main Library, Meeting Room on Fridays at 10:30am.
Watsonville Public Library, Friends of the Watsonville Public Library and Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League invite you to the “Tribute to Mas Hashimoto” event. This special event will honor and commemorate the legacy of our beloved teacher, activist, and community leader, Mas Hashimoto.
The program will include a screening of Mas Hashimoto’s TEDx TALK introducing his presentation of "Racism and America's Concentration Camps", with opening remarks by Susan Tatsui D’Arcy who encouraged Mas to do the talk and arranged for filming of the impactful 19-minute video.
Featured guests and performers include: Carol Heitzig, former WPL Director current Friends President, as the Mistress of Ceremonies; a performance by Watsonville Taiko Drummers; a Haiku in memory of Mas by Bob Gomez, Watsonville Poet Laureate; and speaker presentations and remembrances of Mas Hashimoto by Marcia Hashimoto, Sandy Lydon, Geri Solano-Simmons and Erica Padilla Chavez.
Interested in learning how to paint? Join us for our monthly paint nights! Our upcoming paint night will feature Joel Silverman who will focus on watercolor painting.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as supplies are limited.
This program is for adults and will be presented in English.