NORWALK - It has been a busy, busy summer but now perhaps we can all settle down, and like the children in school, get back to our normal routines. That's not to say the summer months are not fun and well deserved but it is nice to get back in our normal ruts once more.A hand-crafted "Thank You" card presented to the Norwalk Community Coordinating Council (NCCC) from Sue Kane and Friends of the Libraries at the September luncheon at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex on Sept. 28. It was for the $5,000 donation the organization presented to the libraries June 29 to offset some of their programs. Both of our city's libraries are quiet, restful and educational places to spend hours of your time, expecially in the summer when schools are out. They had a wonderful Summer Reading Program this summer at the Norwalk Regional Library. This summer they put on eight outstanding programs. They ranged from "The Magic of Tony Daniels" to "Cowboy Roping, Riding and Stories by Cowboy Ken" and ended Aug. 17 with a laser spectacular show. We were very sorry to lose our Alondra Library manager Jeffery Sichaleune when he was recently transferred to West Hollywood Library. He was wonderful with the people and put on many interesting and innovating programs that drew many people in from the surrounding areas. He was with us just a few days short of five years. The previous Alondra librarian, Grisel Oquendo, was also a favorite with Norwalk residents before she got transferred to the Compton Library. Both were friendly, industrious and active in the city. Grisel is still sorely missed at the Norwalk Women's Club where she was a regular and very active member. But enough sentimentality for now. The Friends of the Norwalk Libraries will be conducting a silent auction of almost 80 volumes of various unique books. Many are good coffee table books, which would be suitable for gift-giving or for book collectors. The books will be available for viewing, and bidding, during regular business hours at the Norwalk Regional Library, 112350 Imperial Hwy., Oct. 8-22. For more information, call (562) 868-0775 or go to colapublib.org. Helen M. Brown is vice president of the Norwalk Community Coordinating Council.
********** Published: October 06, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 25