Learn more about where you come from! The NoHo Library will help. As they say, you don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re from. Learn how to research your heritage using all the latest tools, tips and tricks from the experts – the folks at The National Archives.
Think of the National Archives and you think of Washington, D.C. But did you know there are Archives here in Southern California that are open to the public to use? Are you aware you can see and read U.S. government records in more than 10 languages?
Head over to the NoHo Library (North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch) for one or both free programs about the public institution that’s been keeping America’s official records for almost 200 years, and learn how to use the research center located just 70 miles east of Los Angeles: The National Archives at Riverside.
The North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch, Friends of the North Hollywood Library and Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library have put together this free, public event with presentations by Senior Archivist Randy Thompson and Archives Technician James Huntoon.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
2:30-4:30PM and 6-8PM
The North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library
5211 Tujunga Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91601
Tailored for students, educators, scholars and writers, the Afternoon Program (2:30-4:30 p.m.) will cover the use of resources in Riverside as well as National Archives and Records Administration (NARAS) facilities across the country. Presentation will include an overview of current research trends and a Question & Answer period.
Of general interest for adults and teens, the Evening Program (6-8 p.m.) will cover records created by selected Federal agencies, including U.S. District Courts. Topics will include Chinese Exclusion Acts, Japanese Internment, Enemy Aliens, Genealogy, Hollywood, Native American history, NASA, criminal and civil court records, and land issues. A Question & Answer period will follow.
Both programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Registration for one or both programs is available on a first come, first served basis at:
For more information on the programs, please contact the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library at (818) 766-7185.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper with over 40 facilities nationwide, including Federal Records Centers, Presidential Libraries, and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Its mission is providing public access to Federal Government records in its custody and control. The National Archives at Riverside, located in Perris, California, holds permanent records created by Federal agencies and courts in Arizona, California, and Clark County, Nevada.
A recipient of the nation’s highest honor for library service — the National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse urban population of any library in the nation. Its Central Library, 72 branch libraries, collection of more than six million books, state-of-the-art technology accessible at lapl.org, and more than 18,000 public programs a year provide everyone with free and easy access to information and the opportunity for lifelong learning.
The North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library is dedicated to serving the communities of North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Universal City and Valley Village.
Friends of the North Hollywood Library and Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that promote and support their respective branches with community volunteers, encouraging and managing donations or books and other materials, and sponsoring local fundraising activities.
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