The Scenic Walks Club invites you to join them in a regular series of leisurely walks to scenic local places to enjoy the outdoors, as well as to get some exercise with a group.
For more information and meeting location, please contact Coordinator Alan Colville at
Inviting all WordSmiths, get out of the heat, stretch your brain and enjoy a game of Scrabble. Scrabble games available at the Welcome Desk.For more information contact the Welcome Desk at (626) 795-4331.
We’re Back At The Center! Film club members are responsible for seeing an assigned film on their own and every effort is made to do so with films offered on free streaming services such as Kanopy.com (which is free with your South Pasadena or L.A. County library cards), Peacock.com, Vudu.com, etc. We gather at the center for a session to analyze, probe, and critique the film. No prior film expertise is required -- just a love of movies. Warning: Only edgy, provocative films, documentaries, world cinema, shorts and animation features are up for discussion. Films are subject to change.
This is an interactive forum where all participate. Step out of your comfort zone and join us for some interesting films for a change. Contact Connie at
In September we will be reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant — and that her lover is married — she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters — strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis — survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.
For more information contact Elizabeth Cochran at (505) 228-8020, or email
Join a group of people who like to write about experiences, real and imagined, and enjoy sharing them with others. Sam Eisenstein is an alumnus from the Department of English at Los Angeles Community College. Lead by Dr. Sam Eisenstein