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BEST Friends of LAPL Presents: HIDDEN HEROES, HISTORIC PLACES book launch

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Back by popular demand! BEST Friends of LAPL, publisher of the Hidden Heroes, is hosting a repeat performance of the book launch. The event will showcase the ongoing work from Octavia Lab staff, in partnership with the L.A. Conservancy, for bringing to light less-than-well-known heroes and locations in the Los Angeles area. Guests include family members/organizations/scholars for the following subjects in the coloring book: Dr. Virginia Uribe, Arnett Hartsfield, J.L. Edmonds, John Ballard, and more!

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About Hidden Heroes, Historic Places:

This family friendly coloring book is all about the celebrating and learning of Los Angeles’s forgotten heroes through beautiful coloring pages, biographies, location descriptions and activities. Whether you're young or old, a Los Angeles history buff or just starting to learn about the city, this 34 page coloring book is a fun and interactive way to explore. Our celebrated heroes and locations are: Mary Foy - Downey Block, Manuela C. García - Downtown Los Angeles, Ah-Wane-U Sharon - Sycamore Grove Park, Dr. Vada Somerville & Dr. John Somerville - Dunbar Hotel, Anita Castro - Platt Building, Julius Levitt - Breed Street Shul, Mildred Walizer & Tsuru Yokozeki - Terminal Island Japanese Memorial, Arnett Hartsfield - LAFD Engine Company No. 30, Aristide Laurent - Black Cat, Aurelio José Barrera - Times Mirror Square, Dr. Virginia Uribe - Fairfax High School, Helen Brown - Echo Park Lake, Lewis MacAdams - Los Angeles River, John Ballard - Ballard Mountain, Octavia E. Butler - Los Angeles Central Library. This book is published by BEST Friends of Los Angeles Public Library. BEST Friends supports the Business & Economics and Science, Technology & Patents departments at LAPL Central Library. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards materials and programming at the library. Cover art colored by Tina Lernø.

Event date: 
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027