Leer en español Ukulele Kit Details Kit includes instrument, case, chord book, and tuner. Return in person at the circulation desk. Check out period is three weeks. Check out one kit per library card...
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Black History Month, composer and jazz pianist Jason Moran returns to The Soraya to perform his Oscar-nominated score, accompanying Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film, Selma, on the large screen. Moran (Artistic Director for jazz at The Kennedy Center) will be joined by New West Symphony.
Selma dramatizes the events leading up to King’s landmark 1965 march for voting rights. About Moran’s astonishing first feature film score, Film Music Magazine noted, “It’s an unstoppable sense of history-making that could perhaps only be captured by a musician so steeped in jazz and its cultural heritage.”
Selma earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Film, Director, Actor, and Song for “Glory” (by John Legend and Common, who also appeared in the film). “Glory” also earned the Oscar for Best Original Song.
This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, March 7–25, 1965.
SELMA WITH LIVE SCORE by JASON MORAN The Soraya Saturday, February 1 at 8pm $37-$86
This Saturday, January 25, thousands of Angelenos will flock to their favorite cultural institutions for a day of freebies and fun. 2020’s SoCal Museum Free-For-All (now in its 15th year) joins over 40 Southern California arts and culture institutions for one day of free admission.
Participants include some museums that are free year-round (The Getty, Hammer Museum, The Broad) along with many others that normally charge admission fees (Natural History Museum, LACMA, Kidspace Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum, The Autry, and many more). Have fun! ... See MoreSee Less
Shoutout to our “LGBLT” group for kickstarting a project to bring holiday gifts to our local seniors at the Triangle Square Senior Center. Due to everyone’s generosity, they more than met their goal and took over 2 carloads packed full of beautiful blankets to brighten the holidays. The center staff was blown away. Thanks to everyone that contributed! Happy Holidays! ... See MoreSee Less
This is the 10th year BLT has supported Midnight Mission’s annual Holiday Toy Drive!
With your help over the past decade, we've collected 1000+ gifts for underprivileged kids here in Los Angeles. Toys are distributed at Midnight Mission’s Santa’s Village in Downtown LA. Parents queue up early Christmas morning with their children, waiting to take them into Santa’s Village where the kids can scoop up some gifts. Each child receives a high-quality, brand name toy along with a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffers.
Huge thanks to Midnight Mission and everyone who has helped brighten the holiday season for these families! ... See MoreSee Less
This amazing nonprofit provides residential rehabilitation services and vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.
For over 45 years, they’ve empowered thousands of residents to become their own solution, addressing generations of poverty, illiteracy, lack of job skills, hard core substance abuse, homelessness, crime, violence, teen pregnancy, and emotional and physical abuse. After an average of four years (a minimum stay of two years), residents gain an academic education, three marketable skills, accountability and responsibility, dignity, decency, and integrity.
In addition to residential programs all over the country, Delancey does fundraising through their annual Christmas tree lots! This also provides important vocational training in the basics of sales, particularly for new residents. Holiday buyers can also purchase mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags, and water bowls for trees. Los Angeles locations include Echo Park, Pasadena, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.
No matter where you get your tree, don’t forget to ask for flame retardant! Have a safe and happy holiday season! ... See MoreSee Less
Downtown Women's Center's new MADE by DWC Home & Gift Collection is created with love by the women of DWC. Your purchase funds their career & mentorship programs that provides a path out of homelessness.
This holiday season, shop for MADE by DWC gifts online at MADEbyDWC.org or find them at their resale shop on Los Angeles St. & cafe on San Pedro St. in #DTLA or at the following places in #LA: Raven + Lily, Gifts for Good, The Little Market, Ten Thousand Villages (Pasadena), To the Market, Vroman's, Bedhead Pajamas, Hauser & Wirth, Marshall's Retail Group, Dust Muffin, Fancifull Gift Basket, Art Box, Los Angeles County Store, PIH Health, Kaiser Permanente (Downey), Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Mindfulnest Santa Monica, Kindred, Limonaia, Larkellen, Serendipity Gifts, The Soulfull Project, & Skirball Center ... See MoreSee Less
The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to be prepared in the event of a brush fire.
For those of you living near the current incidents, be vigilant and keep your TV or radio on. Make certain you have your family critical papers, phone data, pets, and other valuables ready to evacuate if so directed.
Ready, Set, Go is an important program designed to help you and your family stay safe. Here is the latest on how you can be prepared.
The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to be prepared in the event of a brush fire. For those of you living near the current incidents, be vigilant and keep your TV or radio on. Make certain y...
The Source, a program of the Los Angeles Public Library, offers a one-stop-shop of free resources & supportive services for low-income Angelenos and those experiencing homelessness.
Check out the schedule to locate the offerings near you. Services vary by location and may include:
- Same day transportation to emergency shelter - Free California ID vouchers for the DMV - Free cell phones - Enrollment into Medi-Cal and CalFresh - Employment assistance - Mental health services - HIV education and resources - Child support services - Referrals to expert providers - Free lunch, haircut, shower, laundry vouchers - Housing assessment through the Coordinated Entry System ... See MoreSee Less
Free Health & Homeless Shelter Services The Source offers a one-stop-shop of resources and services to help homeless Angelenos transition to independent and supported living. Services are also availab...
Most of what kids see in books today are harmful stereotypes and misrepresentations of Native people in history. These books help counter that bias. Indigenous people are very much a part of today’s society. With their stories, Indigenous writers share the range of their lives, past and present, and we hope that you’ll embrace and share their stories. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, we celebrate the people who first called this land home. We remember the struggles and tragedies they endured. We honor their place in and contributions to the shared story of America. ... See MoreSee Less
Join The Big Draw's annual drawing festival with these free events at local Apple stores all month long!
The Big Draw is a visual literacy charity that promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention.
Since its inception in October 2000, The Big Draw Festival has grown from a one day celebration of drawing in the UK to an annual month-long festival of drawing across the world, encouraging over four million people back to the drawing board. It has notched up two world records – for the longest drawing in the world (one kilometer) and the greatest number of people drawing simultaneously – over 7,000!
“We all know nations that can be identified by the flight of writers from their shores. These are regimes whose fear of unmonitored writing is justified because truth is trouble...Therefore, the historical suppression of writers is the earliest harbinger of the steady peeling away of additional rights and liberties that will follow.” —Toni Morrison, Burn This Book
Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled. It is the mission and responsibility of libraries to present multifarious viewpoints, and this is why the American Library Association joins other organizations to support Banned Books Week.
Over the centuries, various forms of expression have been banned or destroyed, and their creators have been censored, imprisoned, tortured, killed, exiled. It is the mission and responsibility of libr...
On Saturday night, a team of illustrators from BLT volunteered their time and talents to sketch caricatures at Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen's HFC County Fair!
The carnival-style event was jam-packed with rides, games, comedy, live music, and interactive performances as well as celebrity guest stars such as Tony Hawk, Anderson .Paak, Adam Devine, Busy Philipps, Josh Gad, Ilana Glazer, Nick Kroll, Andrew Rannells, Jeff Ross, Ben Feldman, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, Casey Wilson, Ike Barinholtz, Regina Hall, and more.
Huge thanks to Seth and Lauren and everyone at HFC for all that you do, and for the opportunity to be part of such an incredible event. We had a blast!
To learn more about Hilarity for Charity and how you can support their mission to fight Alzheimer's, check out hilarityforcharity.org/
To counter racist socialization and racial bias, experts recommend acknowledging and naming race and racism with children as early and as often as possible. Children’s books are one of the most effective and practical tools for initiating these critical conversations, and can also be used to model what it means to resist and dismantle oppression.
Beyond addressing issues of race and racism, this children’s reading list focuses on taking action. It highlights resistance, resilience and activism; and seeks to empower youth to participate in the ongoing movement for racial justice. Children not only need to know what individual, institutional, and internalized racism looks like, they need to know what they can do about it. ... See MoreSee Less
Head to your local library during September to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Many libraries offer free art, wellness, and language classes, workshops, lectures, art exhibitions, and more. And, of course, books, films, and music are available both in your local branch and online. Have friends who don't have library cards? Invite them to join you!
The Original Rescue Dog Hike is a multi-serving non-profit that not only raises money for animal welfare but also gives potential pet parents the opportunity to bond with a handful of adoptable pets! The $45 dollars it costs to essentially rent-a-dog for the afternoon helps to keep the organization running in addition to scoring a group of lucky four-legged (and two-legged) friends the chance to get exercise and socialize. ... See MoreSee Less
With the number of people falling into homelessness on the rise, NIMBYs thwarting attempts to build bridge and affordable housing, and misconceptions and misinformation being spouted out carelessly, we can make a concerted effort to combat these problems by challenging our own perception, educating ourselves, and increasing our understanding of the issues and our homeless neighbors.
LA Family Housing put together a list of books that can provide you some conversation material for your next dinner party. Through education, dialogue, and compassion, we can start to shift the narrative on who our homeless neighbors are and work together toward solutions that we know work. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Jay Goldinger and all our friends at Food on Foot for being featured in Variety's Salute to 50 Impactful Charities Serving Humanity, the Environment and Animals!
Thank you so much for everything you do to help our neighbors receive nutritious meals, clothing, employment, housing, life-skills education, and an empowering life off the streets. ... See MoreSee Less
Building an eco-friendly home office or workplace? Or just preparing for back to school season? This curated list of ethical and sustainable office and school supplies might save you time. Features ec...
LA Family Housing's next Connect Day is this Thursday, July 18 from 10am - 1pm in Reseda. This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for housing and homeless support services to get connected and find the resources they need. Spread the word! Learn more and download the flyer at: lafh.org/connect-to-servicesOur next Connect Day is this Thursday, July 18 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in Reseda. This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for housing and homeless support services to get connect and find the resources they need. Learn more and download the flyer at: lafh.org/connect-to-services ... See MoreSee Less
If you're in the Hollywood area, stop by our Blood Drive today! It's quick and easy, and one pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.
The Blood Mobile is parked on Cole right outside of BLT and walk-ins are welcome. They are raffling off 2 free Knott's Berry Farm tickets and we're doing an additional raffle for BLT staff for a $100 gift card. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great afternoon volunteering with our friends over at Food on Foot!
For over 20 years, FOF has assisted our neighbors experiencing homelessness with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through life-skills education, full-time employment, and permanent housing. To support their life-changing work, visit foodonfoot.org ... See MoreSee Less
“June 19 marks a special celebration for communities around the United States. Celebrated as Juneteenth, — a combination of ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth’ — the holiday recognizes when the United States ended its historic practice of slavery, legally and in the real world. In this sense, Juneteenth is a day for commemorating the freedom of all people living in the United States.” ... See MoreSee Less
Text "FOOD" or “COMIDA” to 877-877 and they'll text you back with locations where free summer meals for kids are available.
There's no paperwork to fill out, no income requirement to meet. They just feed the kids. It’s really that simple. They serve kids 18 and under. As long as they can eat table food, they can eat with this program.
No Kid Hungry has access to information about tens of thousands of groups serving free meals nationwide as part of the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program.
Spread the word. Your post could help someone in need that doesn't want to speak up and ask for help. ... See MoreSee Less
This event is being put together by HeARTs Speak and Shelter Me. It’s a call for photographers across Los Angeles to take flattering photos of every single dog & cat at the 7 LA county shelters on July 13th to better promote them for adoption.
Professional or novice, camera or cell phone - everyone is welcome! Check out the details below and spread the word!July 13, 2019. Mark that date down and sign up today to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help shine a light on shelter animals: www.surveymonkey.com/r/FTD3GCH
We're brimming with excitement to announce that our friends at Shelter Me and Rita Earl Photography invited us to be a part of an innovative, lifesaving idea next month: To take photos of every single available animal in Los Angeles County's shelter system in 1 day.
The larger goal of this endeavor is to bring awareness to the number of animals awaiting homes every single day in the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control and through inspiration, storytelling, and images to give new visibility to animals seeking homes, and the many ways that people can get involved and help.
And that, my friends, is where you ALL come in. We're sending out the bat-signal, throwing up a flare, and humbly but earnestly asking for your help to make this a reality!
We're calling on professional photographers, hobbyist photographers, cell phone photographers, videographers, bio writers, and anyone who wants to help to join us in Los Angeles on JULY 13th. We know that it will be all the more magical if YOU can join us, so take a peek at those calendars, get road trip-ready, and plan to meet us in LA to make an incredible impact for animals who need us.
County of Los Angeles - Lancaster Animal Care Center County of Los Angeles - Castaic Animal Care Center County of Los Angeles - Downey Animal Care Center County of Los Angeles - Baldwin Park Animal Care Center County of Los Angeles Palmdale Animal Care Center Carson Animal Care Center ... See MoreSee Less
As of June 1, 2019, hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities and seniors who rely on SSI/SSP are now able to apply for the CalFresh food assistance program!
Serving nearly 4 million people monthly, CalFresh defends against hunger and malnutrition, and lifts more people out of poverty than any other social service program. Californians receiving SSI had been ineligible for CalFresh because of the now reversed cash-out, a 10 dollar a month addition to their SSI income. The long overdue reversal of the cash-out will reduce food insecurity among seniors and people with disabilities here in CA. There are also built in protections for newly eligible CalFresh participants already living in CalFresh households.
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BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2019 SSI RECIPIENTS MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR CALFRESH FOOD BENEFITS
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- There is <caps lock, bold> NO CHANGE <end caps, bold> or reduction to SSI/SSP amounts.
- Food benefits are issued monthly on an easy-to-use Electronics Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Recipients can buy food at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT.
- CalFresh Food benefits can stretch food budgets and provide more healthy choices.
- The county will contact households already receiving CalFresh Food benefits at the next report.
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It’s always an honor to lend a hand to our local heroes at the LAFD!
Most recently, we provided logos for the Chief Officers Association, the Department Operations Center, the battalions of Operations West Bureau, as well as for the Command Station, Commander, Assistant Commander, Training Support Specialist, and EMS Officer for the Valley Bureau and West Bureau.
Operations West Bureau, headed up by Deputy Chief Armando Hogan, encompasses the western portion of Los Angeles, including our own neighborhood here in Hollywood!
Battalions 4, 5 and 9 report to the West Bureau Commander. Each is commanded by a battalion chief working a 24-hour platoon duty schedule. The chief’s primary duties include: responding to alarms and special calls when dispatched, providing regular training to the fire station captains, and supervising fire prevention activities within the fire station districts.
Neighborhoods served by Operations West Bureau include Bel Air, Brentwood, Century City, Del Rey, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Mandeville Canyon, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Playa Vista, Venice, Westchester, Westwood, West Los Angeles and the Los Angeles International Airport.
You can follow the Operations West Bureau on Twitter or check their website for news about incidents in the area, safety tips, and more.
Through the support of community members like you, the Food Bank supplies food to more than 670 charitable agencies, with more than 1,000 sites, and provides the equivalent of 830,000 meals every week for our neighbors in need.
The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit org that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.
For more than three decades, the Conservancy has been bringing Angelenos to the heart of Downtown Los Angeles to enjoy classic films in beautiful early 20th century movie palaces.
Tickets are on sale now! Sign up for a membership to receive discounts on events like these and to support the restoration and preservation of historical buildings and sites in and around LA.
2019 Last Remaining Seats Lineup
Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. It Happened One Night (1934) Los Angeles Theatre
Saturday, June 8, 2 p.m. Los tallos amargos (1956, Argentina) Million Dollar Theatre Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m. The Maltese Falcon (1941) Million Dollar Theatre
Sunday, June 16, 3 p.m. Epic Sunday: Spartacus (1960) Theatre at Ace Hotel
Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m. A Day with Laurel & Hardy The Battle of the Century (1927; silent*) Sons of the Desert (1933) Orpheum Theatre *Featuring live accompaniment on the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ
Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m. Rebecca (1940) Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) The Wiltern
Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m. Network (1976) The Wiltern
Behind the Curtains: Last Remaining Seats also offers guided tours of the Broadway theaters. The Conservancy will lead groups of no more than 14 people through each space for roughly an hour before the film. It’s a chance to see parts of theaters that are rarely open to the public.
We are proud to Support LA Family Housing which raised over $2 million for families and individuals experiencing homelessness at this year's LA Family Housing Awards. What an inspiring night!
Through their outreach and engagement process, LAFH connects participants with housing placement combined with supportive services to help thousands of people transition out of homelessness and retain long-term housing stability. Find out how you can support their life changing work at lafh.orgThank you to our LAFH Awards Education Sponsors: Bank of America, BOND, Buddha Jones, CIT Bank, Open Road Entertainment,SSI Advanced Post, Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper (Joint Effort), TRAILER PARK INC. & Art Machine, WME, OneWest Bank, BLT and WORKS ADV! Your support helps provide educational enrichment to our participants. ... See MoreSee Less
Since 1973, the Food Bank has been mobilizing resources in our community to alleviate hunger. They now supply food to more than 670 charitable agencies, with more than 1,000 sites providing meals for low‐income children, adults, and seniors throughout LA County.
If you'd like to participate, you can drop your donations in the collection boxes in the 8th and 9th floor lobbies. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Expanding across a full city block in the heart of Hollywood, the Anita May Rosenstein Campus is now open - a beacon of hope for the LGBT community in Los Angeles and beyond.
The Campus represents the aspirations and commitment of a community that has historically faced discrimination, violence, and marginalization, standing as an iconic symbol of the LGBT community’s resilience and creativity.
The Campus is the product of more than a decade of dreams and hard work, a public gathering place that brings the generations together to celebrate and learn from one another. It will provide expanded employment and educational opportunities for LGBT youth and seniors and offer them safe, affordable housing in a community built on the pillars of pride, strength, and love.
Select Los Angeles Public Library branches are offering programs where IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals & households.
Check it out! lapl.me/W8bUwH3Select branches are offering programs where IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return (Form 1040 and CA Form 540) preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals and households: lapl.me/W8bUwH3... See MoreSee Less
Looking for a way to spread the love this Valentine's Day?
Join Big Sunday's 7th Annual Valentine-Making Community Dinner on February 10th and help make goodie packages and cards for thousands of veterans, seniors, and folks who are in the hospital or homebound and could use some extra cheer. They're also collecting shelf-safe foods for the amazing youth shelter, Covenant House California. <3 ... See MoreSee Less
February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their important role in U.S. history. The event was originally the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Here's is a list of Los Angeles events and cultural institutions participating in Black History Month, including music and dance, art exhibitions, film screenings, family events, panel discussions, and more. ... See MoreSee Less
Read about Los Angeles events and cultural institutions participating in Black History Month, the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their important rol...
Recently, we told you about the hidden perks to having a Los Angeles Library Card. Today we’re here to let you in on another library card secret:
If you’re interested in independent, international, classic, or documentary films, you’re in luck. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, a FREE on-demand video streaming service!
You can stream over 30,000 films from hundreds of popular distributors including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, and PBS, as well as thousands of independent filmmakers. And hundreds of new films are added each month.
Use your library card to create an account on kanopy.com and start streaming! ... See MoreSee Less
Explore L.A. museums and attractions through this exciting partnership between the Los Angeles Public Library and local cultural institutions. Log in to Discover & Go with your Los Angeles Public Libr...
To bring some Christmas cheer to sick children stuck in hospitals over the holidays, the Christmas Wish Project assembled 100 volunteers in 10 cities across 4 countries for an ambitious project - creating Christmas portraits for over 200 kids and their families.
Put on by the volunteer organization The Heart Project, co-founded by Australian photographer Karen Alsop, the Christmas Wish Project is now in its third year.
Children and their families were photographed against green screen and then, to their surprise, magically transformed into North Pole scenes with Photoshop. Editors from all over the world volunteered for this effort, including our very own Lisa Carney! What a beautiful way to spread love and joy this holiday season! ... See MoreSee Less
Each year toys are collected for kids and distributed at Midnight Mission's Santa's Village in Downtown LA. Parents with financial hardship or those who completed a substance recovery program can personally choose gifts for their children.
From now until December 21st, please drop off NEW, unwrapped toys, clothing, or educational items in the collection boxes and Midnight Mission will distribute a high quality, brand-name toy to each child in addition to a stuffed animal, book, and stocking stuffer.
Thank you for all the years of support you’ve given to our young Angelinos in need! ... See MoreSee Less
If you attended this year's Clio Entertainment Awards, you may have spotted our ad for Food on Foot!
Food on Foot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.
Through the passion and steadfast dedication of Jay Goldinger, what initially began as the distribution of meals from the trunk of one man’s car, now serves more than 500 meals each Sunday to homeless, disabled, elderly, and low-income adults and children. Jay hasn’t missed a Sunday in over 20 years! In addition to free weekly meals, the Work for Food program assists homeless individuals with the tools and resources needed to leave the streets of Los Angeles with a life-skills education, a full-time job, housing they can afford, and the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long lasting.
BLT is volunteering with FOF this Sunday. Drop us a line if you'd like to join! ... See MoreSee Less
In preparation for our volunteer event with Food on Foot on Sunday, December 2nd, we’re holding a clothing drive!
Especially useful items include warm weather wear for adults and children, blankets, sleeping bags, and practical shoes – but we’ll take any clothing you’d like to contribute. Please drop off bags at the the front desk anytime between now and Friday, November 30th.
If you're a staff member and would like to join us in serving food and distributing clothing on December 2nd, there are still some spots available. To signup, email email@example.com
Food on Foot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets. What initially began as the distribution of meals from the trunk of one man’s car, has grown through the dedication of its volunteers, and now serves more than 500 meals each week to homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income adults and children. In addition to weekly meals served gratis, unemployed men and women are given the opportunity to work for additional food vouchers through Work for Food, a 7-day-a-week community clean-up program. Visit foodonfoot.org for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
Make a plan to vote tomorrow and encourage your friends and family to join you!
While doing your civic duty should be reason enough to vote, lots of local businesses are encouraging participation, from free rides to the polls, to special events, to election day deals on food, drink, and more.
Today's the last day to register to vote for the November 6th elections!
Even if you think you’re registered, it’s always a good idea to double check. At Vote.org you can confirm your registration in 30 second, and if you find you’re not registered at your current address, you can sign up! You can also look up your polling place or request an absentee ballot. It’s fast and easy. Remember, Your Vote is Your Voice! ... See MoreSee Less
Ever wish doctors still made house calls? Well, they do!
Founded by a doctor and mother, Heal is the antidote to crowded, germ-filled waiting rooms and doctors too busy to look up from their computers. Heal offers old-fashioned house calls via a newfangled app! Quality, caring, and licensed doctors are available 8AM to 8PM, 365 days-a-year, and are typically to your door in 2 hours. It's covered by most major PPO plans.
They'll be here at the office offering flu vaccinations on Monday, October 15. Register at Heal.com if you're interested! ... See MoreSee Less
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of vision impairment globally is avoidable. So join us this month in collecting and recycling eyewear for those in need.
Please bring in your gently used prescription glasses, readers, and even non-prescription sunglasses and drop them at the front desk by October 31.
VSP Vision Care’s global charity platform, Eyes of Hope® provides eye exams and eyewear to those in need due to income, distance, or disaster. Once VSP receives donated glasses, they’re refurbished, cleaned, and distributed where they're needed most.
Sony is looking for five female photographers or filmmakers to help add some balance to a traditionally male-dominated industry. Those selected will receive a $25K grant to support their work, $5K to spend on Sony gear, some priceless mentorship from Sony Artisans, and the opportunity to have their work displayed in NY and LA exhibitions. ... See MoreSee Less
We're offering free Adult & Pediatric First Aid & CPR Training to any interested BLT staff members this week!
You can complete the initial web-based training at your own pace prior to the in-class skills assessment with Red Cross on Wednesday, September 12 from 2-3pm. Your certification lasts for 2 years, during which you can access free online refreshers at any time.