14 March 2008


Hi All,

Just wanted to spread the word around.


LOS ANGELES (March 2008) – Children of today are growing up in an increasingly diverse world. Filipino Americans, for example, is now the second largest Asian group in the United States . The Filipino American Library (FAL) will help promote the value of this diversity through the very first event of its Children's Reading Program, which will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00-4:00pm at FAL (135 N. Park View St, Los Angeles). It will feature author Dan Manalang and his book Ambrosia, recommended for children ages 3-8. To RSVP for this free event, please contact http://us.f825.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net or 213-382-0488.

The FAL Children’s Reading Program promotes the value of diversity to children in Greater Los Angeles through the reading of Filipino children’s books. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Food and drinks will be provided. The program is coordinated by Celeste B. Diaz, the FAL Children’s Librarian, and funded by grants from Wal-Mart and Citigroup Foundation.

Ambrosia, a beautifully crafted story about an unpretentious Filipino coconut that teaches a cornucopia of ignorant fruits to look beyond their differences and together they learn the beauty in diversity. First-time author Dan Manalang’s inspiration came from growing up in the Los Angeles area. He created this story, in part to express the importance of courage and tolerance. For more information, please visit www.flippublishing.net/ambrosia.

Founded on October 13, 1985 by “Auntie Helen” Agcaoili Summers Brown, FAL is the first and largest Filipino library in the country with a collection of more than 6,000 titles. Its mission is to actively promote the history, culture, and professional achievements of Filipinos and Filipino Americans through the book collection, leadership development, and cultural programming, thereby contributing to the achievement of a culturally dynamic, multiethnic America .

FAL is located at 135 N. Park View St. , Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles , CA 90026-5215 . It is open Mondays-Fridays 1:00-5:00pm and by appointment. For more information, please contact Jonathan Lorenzo, the FAL Administrator, at 213-382-0488 or http://us.f825.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net. Tax-deductible donations are accepted online at http://www.filipinoamericanlibrary.org/. FAL is a division of the Filipino American Heritage Institute (Nonprofit Tax ID Number 95-4282571).

(If you would like pictures to include for publication, please contact Jonathan Lorenzo.)
JONATHAN LORENZOAdministratorFilipino American Library (FAL)
135 N. Park View St.
Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles, CA 90026-5215Tel: 213-382-0488Fax: 213-382-0478
Email: http://us.f321.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=filamlibrary@sbcglobal.net
Donate Online: http://www.filipinoamericanlibrary.org/
- Visit us MON-FRI 1-5pm & by appt. -

1 comment:

SoulSnax said...

That is fantastic. I am so glad to see that this effort is going on in the LA area.

In encourage Filipino-Americans in other parts of the country to do the same in their own neighborhoods!

Here in the New York City area, we have a project called
READ Philippines
, in which we raise funds to donate Philippine and Filipino-American books and other educational material to New York City area libraries and schools.

Since 2002, we've donated over 500 books, CD ROMS and videos.

You can find out more here:
READ Philippines