California of the Past -- Digital Storytelling PDF Print E-mail

CALIFORNIA OF THE PAST -- DIGITAL STORYTELLING
DAY & TIME: By appointment
LOCATION: Library, Literacy Area (upstairs)
FEE: Free

Preserve Covina History and Share Your Story with the World! Become a part of an ever-expanding collection of digital stories and help connect our lives to the people and places that make up our community. “California of the Past” is an opportunity to spotlight and preserve important events in your life in the context of Covina or California history for future generations to see and hear.

A media specialist will assist you every step of the way as you record your 3-5 minute digital story, which can be illustrated with your own photos and videos. Your recorded story will be archived at the Covina Library, uploaded to the “California of the Past”
website, www.digitalstorystation.com, and you’ll also receive your own DVD copy to take home.

For information, please call the Library at (626) 384-5280.

 
Book Sale PDF Print E-mail

gift books

The Friends of the Covina Public Library has many books for sale year-round at the Book Nook. Please visit the Friends of the Library Book Nook, Showcase, and Lobby tables to see what is currently available.

 

Please continue to check the website for additional information. Thank you for supporting the Covina Public Library.

 
Book Groups PDF Print E-mail

The Wednesday Whodunit Mystery Book Groupmagnifying glass

Haven't a CSI clue about mysteries and thrillers? Elementary...come to uncover new reading and to meet other sleuths. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Covina Public Library Community Room. To learn more about the Wednesday Whodunit Mystery Book Group, please attend a meeting or call (626) 384-5297.

Our mystery selections are as follows:

June 4:              Defending Jacob by Willliam Landay

July 2:               The Likeness by Tana French

August 6:             The Case of the Missing Servant: From the Files of Vish Puri,

                          India's 'Most Private Investigator' by Tarquin Hall

September 3:         Gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn

October 1:           V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton

 

*Please note that selections may change if books are hard to find in paperback. Please refer to this site or to Library flyers for the most current information on planned readings.
 
Meetings are first Wednesday of each month , 6:30 pm
 
 
The Page Turners Book Group
Love reading? Wish you could discuss books with others? You'll want to join The Page Turners Book Group. All are welcome. To learn more about The Page Turners, call Jean Perkins at (626) 337-1655.

Our planned selections are as follows:

May 22:              Shanghaied by David Paul Collins

 

June 26:            Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the

                         West by Dorothy Wickenden

 

July 24:             Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

August 28:         Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

September 25:         Tattoos on the Heart by Father Greg Boyle

*Please note that selections may change if books are hard to find in paperback. Please refer to this site or to Library flyers for the most current information on planned readings.

Meetings are fourth Thursday of each month (*except as noted), 12:00 pm

 
Literacy Programs PDF Print E-mail


The Second Start Literacy Program provides adults and children with free student-centered instruction in reading, writing and speaking Gina__Mariato help them reach their full potential at school, work, home and in the community. Professionally trained volunteer tutors are carefully matched with children and adults who wish to improve their literacy skills. For more information about the Second Start Literacy Program,  contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at (626) 384-5280.

FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM (ESL)
Funding Sources: WIA Title II Grant (Workforce Investment Act)

Join the Covina Public Library’s Free English as a Second Language Program. The program helps learners achieve proficiency in English and related skills needed for daily life and employment situations. All students are tutored in one-on-one settings and get individualized reading instruction twice per week. The program starts at the beginning level for those who neither read nor write English and progress to the final level before learners can be mainstreamed into all English instruction. For more information, call the Literacy Division at (626) 384-5280

 
 
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