Stained glass panels honor alumni at Memorial library

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

STAINED GLASS window panels at Memorial branch library commemorate Los Angeles High School alumni who died in World War I. Photo by Deborah Matthews

Learn about the historic stained glass window panels and make holiday cards at Memorial branch library, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd.

Hear artist David Judson of Judson Studios talk about the branch’s stained glass window panels, which commemorate 20 Los Angeles High School alumni who died in World War I, Sat., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.

There will also be a screening of the arts and crafts segment featured in the PBS series “Craft in America,” and will also highlight the Gamble House and cabinet makers James and Jack Ipekjian.

The windows were designed and built in 1930 by Judson Studios when the library was constructed. It was a gift to the library from the Los Angeles High School student body and cost $2,100. The shields in the panels are the national coat of arms, the arms of the State of California, City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles High School.

Besides the name of the alumni who died during the Great War and the school motto, there is an inscription that reads, “Dedicated to the Alumni of the Los Angeles High School who died in the World War. 1914-1918. May the sacrifice of these lives contribute to the establishment of peace among nations.”

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Holiday cards

Create greeting cards for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or other holidays Wed., Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 323-938-2732.

Mindfulness practice at Fremont library

Get tips on practicing meditation and mindfulness at drop-in sessions at Fremont branch library, 6121 Melrose Ave., Wednesdays, Dec. 5 and 19 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Facilitator Bram Barouh, who also holds weekly sessions at The Hatchery Press on Larchmont, guides students through basics such as getting in touch with the breath and settling the mind.

For more information, call the branch at 323-962-3521.

Arts and crafts at Fairfax library

Create your own Japanese bento lunch box and make holiday cards this month at Fairfax branch library, 161 S. Gardner St.

Design your bento box and fill it with treats, Wed., Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. Make holiday cards for families and friends Thurs., Dec. 13 at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 323-933-8146.

Bedtime stories at Wilshire library

Bring infants up to age two years for a calming bedtime story and songs, and then check out some kids’ books at Wilshire branch library, 149 N. St. Andrews Pl., Mondays, Dec. 10 and 17 at 6 p.m. Call 323-957-4550.

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