Thursday, September 17, 2015

Upcoming Genealogy Garage Workshop

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Let’s Explore the LAPL Photo Archives

Los Angeles Public Library Senior Librarian Christina Rice will showcase the LAPL photo archives. This Genealogy Garage workshop is so popular that we now meet in one of the library’s meeting rooms. The collection contains photographs from obsolete newspapers, such as the Herald-Examiner, the Valley Daily News, etc., as well as donations from private collections. Learn about the collection’s history and how patrons can search the archives and obtain copies of photographs for personal use. Genealogy Garage Coordinator Charlotte Bocage will give you a personal tour of the History & Genealogy Department’s vast holdings.

Genealogy Garage workshops are offered on the third Saturday of each month, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, except the month of December. Here is an opportunity to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new.

Where: Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) Richard Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Department, Lower Level 4
Parking: 524 Flower Street, south of 5th Street, $1 on Saturdays with library card
Directions to the Central Library and parking information is available at http://www.lapl.org/central/
RSVP Central Library 213-228-7000, ask for the History and Genealogy Department Tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified if the workshop is unexpectedly cancelled.

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower Street just off 5th Street. You need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car.
Please travel light. This is a public building—it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.

Contact: Charlotte Bocage/SCGS Education Chair: 323-669-1982 or rubymoon01@yahoo.com
Donie Nelson: 310-204-6808 or doniegsha@earthlink.net