Movies, Opera and Other Fun Things to Do at the Library This Weekend

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come home again, art by ellen-butlerThere’s something for everyone at the Long Beach library! This weekend both the Los Altos Neighborhood and El Dorado Libraries have events planned for Saturday — a family-friendly movie for the kids and a artistic discussion for the adults. Happily, the art exhibits will be on display at the Main Library through June, so you don’t have to fit it all into one weekend.

Learn about the Opera at El Dorado Library

LA Opera Community Educator Ron Streicher will present Operas that Begat Broadway Shows at the El Dorado Neighborhood Library on Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Streicher will discuss some of the operas that gave birth to musicals such as Kismet, Miss Saigon, and Rent. El Dorado Library is located at 2900 Studebaker Road, Long Beach.  For more information please call 562-570-3136, or email

Family Movies at the Los Altos Library

“Toy Story 3” will be shown at the Los Altos Neighborhood Library on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. This library movie program is free. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy during the movie!

The Los Altos Neighborhood Library is located at 5614 Britton Drive, Long Beach (behind Bristol Farms). Street parking is available. For more information please call 562-570-1045.

Mixed Media at the Main Library

Ellen Butler is currently exhibiting her mixed media artist books at the Main Library. Ms. Butler uses, “a combination of old school and 21st century processes” to create these unique pieces of art. Made out of photographs, found objects, and written words these “books” are outstanding examples of the artist’s “compulsion to communicate visually” with her audience. During May and June of 2011 you can experience these extraordinary works of art in the plaza level display cases at the Main Library.

The Main Library is also pleased to feature the photography and computer generated images of Ken Estes. Mr. Estes believes that his images “don’t have to be interpreted or send a message. They are intended simply to be enjoyed.” During May and June of 2011 you may view these fascinating images on the lobby gallery wall.

The Main Library is located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach. For more information please call 562-570-7500.

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