Trumpet Squash Visits San Lorenzo Library

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tamecca & Giant Squash

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A Healthy Start: From Dr. Preston Maring’s Kitchen

Monday, August 13, 2012

Save the date! Dr Maring will present a cooking demonstration and offer tips for  healthier eating at San Lorenzo Library next Tuesday, 8/21, 6 – 7:30 pm.  Here is a link to a video featuring Dr. Maring. http://youtu.be/ZyuOCqb1k1g

Hank Herrera. General Manager of Dig Deep Farms and Produce, will share his expertise on edible gardening and give away organic produce.


Celebrate International Lefthanders Day!

Saturday, August 11, 2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population. Many left-handed people are discriminated against today’s society, and are forced to use right handed tools, drive on the right side of the road, and even get harassed. International Lefthanders Day is made to end this discrimination.

Found @ the Library

Saturday, August 11, 2012


MECHANICAL TYPEWRITER – THE OKINAWAN CONNECTION

Thursday, August 2, 2012

 Howard Keylor, a long-time user of San Lorenzo Library, sent us this photo and text. We use it with his permission.

Attached is a photo of a very old Underwood mechanical typewriter.  This is the same kind of heavy duty klunky typewriter that I learned to type on in 1939 and that later I used  in the army during World War II.  One had to really lean on the keys with a heavy impact.  When I began trying to use an electric typewriter and later a computer keyboard it was very difficult to adapt to a light touch. 

 I was the only male student in my high school who was permitted to take a one semester typing class.  Just before the Battle of Okinawan I was pulled from the infantry and assigned to 10th Army Headquarters because I could type.  Very few young recruits could type at that time since the gender roles assigned typing to “girls”.

 Most of the men I trained with went into the 96th Infantry Division which suffered 50% casualties in the first month of the battle of Okinawa.


Two More Become Citizens!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Congratulations to YanQing Zhu and Yesenia Vega!


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