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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Altadena Public Library Continues Second Saturday Series with Verdugo Swing Society in the Main Library

Saturday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Court of the Main library, the Altadena Library District will continue its Second Saturday Series with the Verdugo Swing Society.

The Verdugo Swing Society has been bringing back Big Band memories since 1986. Originally formed by members of the Glendale College Jazz band we now have local musicians from Aerospace to Academia.

In 1988 VSS was named the official band of the City of Glendale and has played a concert and dance series for the city every summer since.

June of 1992 saw the band play as ambassadors at the Seville Expo in Seville Spain.

The Verdugo Swing Society plays for City, Church, School, Charitable and Veterans organizations and has played over 500 such benefit shows.

Decadent desserts will be available from Sweeter than Honey, The Altadena Ale & Wine House will be pouring from its excellent selection of craft ale & fine wines, and El Patron will be serving up dishes hot off the grill.

Don’t miss our April Art Exhibit in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room that will feature paintings of Marilyn Monroe by local artist Chuka Susan Chesney. Chesney’s paintings of Marilyn Monroe are in the same pose, but every painting is different! Something you don’t want to miss! The exhibit will be on display for the month of April. Chesney will be donation 30% of her sales to Kitten Rescue, an L.A. based corporation that rescues and fosters cats and kittens.

The Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena. For more information please call (626) 798-0833. For a schedule of events, visit the library on the web at



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