Talk and Audio-Visual Show on Philippine Ancestral Gold

Ancestral

This is the last literary event for 2013 of our Bookshop. Co-sponsored by the Silver Lake Library, it is part of our continuing outreach program to make the Filipino presence in the community more visible, as well as to share with mainstream America the rich cultural background of Filipinos. If you will be unable to attend, we accept orders for autographed copies of this collector’s book. Call 310-514-9139 or email us : linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com

Event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited.
Street parking is available. RSVP by phone or email or reply to EVENTS in facebook.

Those who want to donate to Typhoon Yolanda Relief may bring canned goods which we will donate to the Historic Filipino Rotary Club who will ship them to the Philippines.

philancestralgoldPhilippine Ancestral Gold
Edited by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker
Essays by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, John Guy and John Miksic

Publisher: Ayala Foundation and National University of Singapore Press (NUS). 2011. 300 pages.

ISBN 978-971-8551-72-1 HARDCOVER

ISBN 978-971-8551-74-5 SOFTCOVER

Winner of the 31st Philippine National Book Awards for Design

Philippine Ancestral Gold features more than 1,000 gold objects that were recovered in the Philippines from the 1960s to 1981 and now form part of the collection of the Ayala Museum in Manila. Many of these treasures were found in association with tenth-to-twelfth century Chinese export ceramics, and formal similarities with objects from other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional affinities and inter-island trade networks that flourished in the region before there was regular contact with the Western world. Adornments of elite individuals and the deities they adorned include a spectacular array of golden sashes, necklaces, pectorals, diadems, earrings, finger rings, and arm and leg ornaments. Over 400 full-color photographs are included in the book which you will enjoy immensely.

This important book provides a great deal of material that is almost unknown generally outside of the Philippines. Scholars working on many other topics will find it invaluable, especially those tracing the various maritime trade networks that operated throughout the greater Indian Ocean system.

-Emma C. Bunker, Asian Art Department, Denver Art Museum.

“The authors are among the world’s most experienced specialists on this subject, and the line of vision from the Philippines and other parts of island Southeast Asia to the mainland is novel and most inspiring.”

-Andreas Reinecke, Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures
of the German Archaeological Institute.

“All collections are valuable in different ways. The monetary worth of this one is incalculable. But its deeper value can be assayed only in consideration of its historical and academic significance and the self-knowledge and pride it gives to Filipinos.”

-Florina H. Capistrano-Baker

“…what distinguishes the Philippines goldworking tradition is that it displays a level sophistication only matched by the kingdoms of Java.”

-John Guy

“The Ayala Museum’s Gold Collection is perhaps the country’s greatest tangible cultural asset and can stand comparison with any other assemblage of gold artifacts in the world.”

-John Miksic

Also, visit the Ayala Museum website: www.ayalamuseum.org

About the Author
Nina.GettyFotoFlorina H. Capistrano-Baker received her Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A.degrees in Art History from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York City. She was a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1987-1994, director of the Ayala Museum (Philippines) from 2000-2006 and currently consulting curator at Ayala Foundation. She has taught at Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Bard Graduate Center and Skidmore College. She is the author of Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1994), Multiple Originals, Original Multiples: 19th-century Images of Philippine Costumes (2004), and Embroidered Multiples: 18th-19th Century Philippine Costumes from the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden, The Netherlands(2007). Her latest book Philippine Ancestral Gold (2011) documents an important corpus of archaeological gold ornaments that give evidence of early maritime trade between the Philippines, China and Southeast Asia before Spanish and American colonization in the 19th century. Dr. Capistrano-Baker is the recipient of fellowships from Columbia University, American Association of University Women, Asian Cultural Council, Ford Foundation, Japan Foundation, Locsin Foundation and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.She is currently a Getty Research Institute Scholar here in Los Angeles.
Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us during this event.

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all that they do for their communities. Support your community bookshop who has blazed the special trail in marketing Philippine books in the US and who has served the Fil Am community for the last 29 years! During this event, we will display a small selection of titles that you might want to pick up as gifts for Christmas. Come to the lecture, enjoy the audiovisuals, network, see old friends, and at the same time, do your Christmas shopping. If you have a special title in mind, do let us know – call (310) 514-9139 and will bring it to the event for your pick up.
Maraming salamat po!
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Twelve FilAm Authors to Sign Books at FPAC

FPAC22_0 Saturday, Sept 7, 2013 and Sunday, Sept 8, 2013
11:55am – 4:00pm

Twelve authors will be signing their books during the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) at Point Fermin, San Pedro on the weekend of Sept 7 and 8. This will be the 22nd annual Festival organized by FilAmArts, the premier arts organization of the Filipino American community of Los Angeles. Philippine Expressions Bookshop, now on its 29th year of operation as a Filipiniana book specialist will sponsor the booksigning which will be held at their booths at the Festival. The authors who will be booksigning on specific dates and time are:

Saturday, Sept 7.

12:00noon – 2:00pm.

MGAdobo-Road-Cookbook-CoverMarvin Gapultos, author of The Adobo Road Cookbook: A Filipino Food Journey – from Food Blog to Food Truck, and Beyond
leslie-v-ryan-headshot-2012-1 Leslie Ryan, author of I Am Flippish!, a children’s book that highlights the multicultural heritage of her two children who are of Filipino and Irish parentage.
giovanniortegasilverlakeGiovanni Ortega, author of Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio, a collection of prose and poetry. Ortega is a poet, playwright and performer and has performed his poetry all over the US.

From 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Leslie Ryan will again sign her book, and tentatively, with Marvin Gapultos. Myrna de la Paz aka as Myrna Mulhern, author of Abadeha: Philippine Cinderella has also been invited to sign from 2-4pm on Saturday.

Myrna J. De la Paz abadehaMyrna J. de la Paz aka Myrna Mulhern, author of Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella.

2:00pm – 4:00pm

imelda fowlerHome and BackImelda Lorayna Fowler, author of Home and Back Again, is the mother of two and a grandmother of three children. She is also a National and State Power Lifting champion (97 lbs. class), holding several records in the United States. In her book, she relates her Near Death Experiences (NDE), which gives the reader not only a glimpse of our real home, but answers many of life’s basic questions. Moreover, it will inspire and give hope, strength, healing and above all, faith and love for God to live better more meaningful and loving lives.

Sunday, September 8.

12:00noon – 2:00pm.

WertzJayThe Pacific Vol. 1: Pearl Harbor to GuadalcanalJay Wertz, who is an American chronicler of World War ll will join the Fil Am authors and will sign his two books, The Pacific: War Stories. WWll Firshand, Vol. l: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal which includes accounts of the Filipino participation in WWll and his recent book, The Pacific: War Stories. WWll Firsthand Vol. Two. The Solomons to Saipan. Both titles were published by Weider History Publications, Virginia
mortizdiscovphilcookbkAlbert J. Mortiz, author of Discover the Philippines Cookbook. A self-taught cook, Albert is a world traveler and has been exposed to a lot of cultures as well as their cooking traditions.
Judy PatacsilFilipinos in San DiegoJudy Patacsil, author of Filipinos in San Diego. She is a tenured professor at Miramar College, San Diego, a second generation Fil Am and a Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).
imageimagePatricia Justiniani McReynolds, author of Almost Americans: A Quest for Dignity. An American Memoir. Her father was Filipino who married a Norwegian-born woman and as a child, McReynolds suffered the stings of prejudice while helping her parents negotiate the shoals of racism.

All the above authors will continue to sign their books from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

12:00nn – 1:00pm

lorenzoparanPinoy-in-AmericaLorenzo Paran III, author of Pinoy in America, a collection of interesting vignettes regarding life in America for Pinoys and of course, Pinays. Read it and find yourself in the many stories being retold here. Third, (that is his real nickname) was Asst. Professor in the Dept of English and Comparative Literature at the University of the Philippines before he moved to the US. He now reviews Filipino American art and culture as well as work as a Copy Editor and Page Designer of Los Angeles News Group.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

sumi-haruironlotusSumi Sevilla Haru, author of Iron Lotus: Memoirs. For forty years, Haru had advocated for the rights of people of color, women and for realistic images of Asian Pacific Americans in the media. She was a national vice-president of the AFL-CIO.

2:00pm -4:00pm

cmmimageCarina Monica Montoya, aka Carina Forsythe will sign her latest book, A Rose and a Butterfly: An Autobiography of an Immigrant’s Daughter. Montoya shares the story of her life as a second generation Fil Am born and raised in Los Angeles, who is “too brown to be “white” and “too white-washed to be “brown.” She is also the author of four other books: Filipinos in Hollywood, Los Angeles’s Historic Filipinotown, Let’s Cook Adobo, a juvenile book and Santa Maria Valley which includes accounts of Filipinos in the area. The last title was co-authored by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society.
imageimageDawn Bohulano Mabalon, author of Little Manila Is In The Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California was also scheduled to sign her latest book at the Festival but will be unable to come because of illness. Mabalon’s first book is Filipinos in Stockton which is still in print.

For the last twenty-two years, Philippine Expressions Bookshop has been sponsoring booksignings at their booth at the Festival. This is an ongoing outreach program in order to help develop the interest of Filipino Americans for books written by authors of Filipino ancestry.If you will be unable to attend, the Bookshop accepts orders for signed copies of authors’ books until Thursday, Sept. 6. Just call (310) 514-9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com. You can become a friend of Friends of Philippine Expressions Bookshop on facebook. The bookshop’s address is PO Box 4201, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.
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Everyone is invited. Please drop by our Booth and browse. A select collection of fine Filipiniana books and books written by Filipino Americans authors will be on display, suitable for all ages. Support writings by FIl Am authors and have your books autographed by them. See you …

TO CELEBRATE THE 115TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE !

Saturday, June 1, 2013
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Silver Lake Library
2411 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 913-7451

2:00pm LA Premiere of Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage. 
A documentary by Mona Lisa Yuchengco.
4:00pm Booklaunching of Bittermelons and Mimosas:
A Philippine Memoir by Nieves Catahan Villamin.

Free and Open to the public. Handicap accessible.
RSVP Requested (310) 514-9139. <linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com
*****

imageMarilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage
was shown in San Francisco during the 2013 CAAMFest
(formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival). From the CAAMFest announcement:
“A documentary about the late filmmaker who is probably
the Philippines’ greatest female director, lovingly made by Mona Lisa Yuchengco, a student and former sister-in-law of Diaz-Abaya, who died of cancer in October (2012) at age 57. Diaz-Abaya was a groundbreaker – her 1980 film Brutal was the first Philippine film to deal seriously with rape, a drama that was a box office breakout in a region traditionally known for action films, silly comedies and soft-core porn.”

In the film, the multi-awarded director Diaz-Abaya, reminisces about her film career, her mentors in the industry and her renewed spirituality as she battles a life threatening illness. Her other films include Jose Rizal (1998) which starred Cesar Montano, Muro Ami(1999) and Bagong Buwan (2001).

imageYuchengco was the founder and former publisher of the nationally circulated, Filipinas Magazine, from 1992 to 2005. She continues to tell stories about the global Filipino community with the recently-launched website, Positively Filipino.com. Her first documentary, 66 years, 2 months, 21 days…and still counting, was shown at the 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Marilou Diaz-Abaya: Filmmaker on a Voyage is her second documentary. A short Q&A with Yuchengco follows after the film showing.

imageNieves Catahan Villamin is the author of Bittermelons and Mimosas: A Philippine Memoir. Her memoir will inspire other Filipinos who strive for a piece of the American Dream. She is the letter N of the Eden in Eden Canyon Vineyards, said to be the first Filipino American owned-and-operated winery in the United States producing award-winning vintages. Villamin worked for fourteen years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she was the advisor of the Pilipino Cultural Exchange that sponsored student and faculty exchanges between the US and the Philippines. In recognition of her philanthropy, she received the Outstanding Woman of the Year award from Cal Poly in 2003.

As part of our Bookshop’s tradition, we honor our author/speaker after their event with a No Host Dinner. Venue to be announced. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP separately for this.

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The event is sponsored by Philippine Expressions Bookshop as part of its continuing community outreach program to create more awareness for the Filipino presence in America.  It is also part of the celebrations to commemorate the 115th Philippine Independence from Spain (June 12, 1898 – June 12, 2013) and is co-sponsored by Silver Lake Library which is part of the Los Angeles Public Library system. “As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Within 72 hours of the event, please contact Silver Lake Library 323-913-7451 should an accommodation be needed.” http://www.lapl.org

Mark Your Calendars

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April 19, 2013  Pre-Event

authorsnight (2)

April 20-21, 2013

booksigning

Stay tuned for details…

Get 25% Off the Listed Price on Small Business Saturday

Philippine Expressions Bookshop is participating for the first time in Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012. Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support small, locally-owned and operated businesses. Philippine Expressions Bookshop is not only a small business but it is also a minority-and-woman-owned entrepreneural business. It has served the Filipino-American community for the last 28 years and has helped put Philippine writings and Filipino American authors on the literary map in the United States. Your support will be deeply appreciated!

We offer a 25% discount on the following titles being listed here. We have introduced to the Fil Am community many of the authors of these titles thru various literary soirees and you can read details about the authors and their books in this blog. The 25% discount is good only for one day and will be invoiced only on Saturday, November 24. We will not allow any EXTENSION. We offer free shipping for net orders over $50.00. Otherwise, shipping plus 8.75% sales tax will be added.

However, you can place your order NOW, especially if you intend to pay by credit card or mail a check. To pay by credit card, please call (310) 514-9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com and leave your telephone number. If we miss your call, we will return your call as soon as possible. For your convenience, please advise the best time to call you back. On Saturday, we will accept phone orders only if payment will be by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, order NOW so that your check arrives by Saturday. Any mail not postmarked November 24, 2012 will not qualify for the discount. We will not allow any EXCEPTION.

All online orders to be placed on Saturday must be paid only thru PayPal. Pay to: linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. If you do not have a PayPal account, consider opening one right now. Just google PayPal and follow their instructions. Or, consider placing your order now and pay by check or by credit card as instructed above.

Thank you. Maraming salamat po!

American Son: A Novel

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Angelica’s Daughters

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Autobiography of a Stranger

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Carlos Villa & the Integrity of Spaces

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Come, Let’s Speak Tagalog

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Drama Queen

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Filipino American Experience: The Making of a Historical Monument

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Filipinos in Carson and South Bay

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Global Filipino Cuisine

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Gun Dealer’s Daughter

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Illicit Flirtations

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In Her Mother’s Image

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Iron Lotus

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Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio

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Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown

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Magnificat: Mama Mary’s Pilgrim Sites

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My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood

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Out of Cebu

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Pinoy in America

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Seeking Thirst

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Straightjacket Sensualities

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Tagalog-English/English-Tagalog Dictionary by Maria Gracia Tan Llenado and Carl R. Galvez Rubino

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Tagalog for Beginners: An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines [Paperback] Joi Barrios

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Talking to the Moon

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The Deliverer

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The Hypersexuality of Race

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Tropic Born, War Torn

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Vigan and Other Stories

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Waiting for General MacArthur

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When the de la Cruz Family Danced

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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De La Paz and Youshan Tang

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Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore and Kristi Valiant

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Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories by Liana Elena Romulo and Joanne de Leon

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Filipino Friends by Liana Romulo and Corazon Dandan-Albano

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I am Flippish! by Leslie V. Ryan

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My First Book of Tagalog Words by Liana Romulo and Jaime Laurel

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Pan de Sal Saves the Day by Norma Chikiamco, Norma Olizon-Chikiamco, Mark Ramsel N. Salvatus III and Mark Salvatus

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Tuko and the Birds by Shirley Climo and Francisco Mora

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COOKBOOKS

A Taste of the Philippines by Ghillie Basan and Vilma Laus

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Authentic Recipes from the Philippines by Reynaldo G. Alejandro and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

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Discover the Philippines Cookbook by Albert J. Mortiz

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Filipino Cuisine 

by Dr. Gerry G. Gelle and Michael O’Shaughnessy

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Filipino Homestyle Dishes by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

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The Filipino-American Kitchen by Jennifer M. Aranas, Brian Briggs and Michael Lande

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The Filipino Cookbook by Miki Garcia and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

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The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo G. Alejandro

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**Shipping Cost: $5.00 for the first book; add $3.95 for the second book and  $1.00 for each subsequent title.

Please pay via PayPal to linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. Maraming salamat po.

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24, 2012 – Shop Small!

 

Philippine Expressions Bookshop is happy to participate in Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012. Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support small, locally-owned and operated businesses.

We will offer a 20% discount on titles that will be listed on Friday, November 23rd. Please visit us again on Saturday, November 24th.

 

Echo Park Library to Launch Philippine Heritage Collection – October 27, 2012

Los Angeles, Oct. 11, 2012 — October has been designated as Filipino American History Month. In celebration of this event, the Echo Park Community Group (EPCoG) in collaboration with the Los Angeles City Public Library is launching the Philippine Heritage Collection at the Echo Park Public Library. This collection will be the foundation of the literary, historical, and cultural documentation of the Filipino-American and Philippine experience. The “story” or “experience” will also highlight the contributions and sacrifices made by Filipino Americans as immigrants to this land and will showcase literary works of local Filipino authors especially those writing about their Filipino American experiences and the development of Historic Filipino Town. Future programs will include book talks and signings, lectures and cultural presentations.

An open house open to the public will be held from 11 AM to 3PM on October 27, 2012. The program will feature two Keynote speakers – Cathy Serafica Deleon and Greg Villanueva. Cathy Serafica Deleon is the Branch Manager of the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library of the Orange County Public Libraries. She will speak about the importance of libraries to our community and what a historic phenomenal event this is – the establishment of Philippine Heritage Collection in the Los Angeles Public Library. Greg Villanueva is an Echo Park native and successful architect, and who brought up the idea of a Philippine Heritage Collection as part of the Echo Park Library. He will share the reasons that sparked the creation of the collection. Michelle Magalong of the MyHiFi group will present a Filipino-American Historical Perspective. A number of local Filipino American authors will also be attending. Linda Nietes of Philippine Expressions Bookshop, a mail order bookshop in Palos Verdes, http://philippineexpressionsbookshop@wordpress.com (310) 514-9139 will be on hand with books for purchase or donation to the collection. The Echo Park Library is located at 1410 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90026.

Co-chairs of this event are EPLCoG Board members Caroline Lorenzo and Jose Sigala. Also on the EPLCoG Board are Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, President; Lisa Baca-Sigala, Treasurer; Carlene Bonnivier, Secretary; Dr. Marc Caratao; Cora Marte; Isa Meksin and Ramona Souza.