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January Brings Great Library Programs for the New Year

Redwood City, CA - January 3, 2011 - As the New Year begins, the Redwood City Public Library already offers great programs in January – and this is just the beginning! Community members are encouraged to visit for listings of all upcoming events and activities, and can subscribe to the Library’s enews list for regular updates by visiting

Here are a few selected January events that you won’t want to miss, all taking place in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road:

Redwood City Noir Film Program, featuring the movie Double Indemnity
Wednesday, January 5th, 6:30 pm
This is the first in a series of noir films, FREE at the Downtown Library Community Room. Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), an insurance agent, and Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), a greedy blonde bombshell, plot to bump off Phyllis’ husband and collect the insurance. Leaving behind the standard New York setting of lower-class crime, this definitive film-noir of the ‘40s takes place in a California of shady streets, supermarkets, and stucco houses. Black and white; not rated; 107 minutes; 1944.

Kaiser Permanente Lecture Series
Starts Wednesday, January 19th, 10:30 am
Taking place on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am, in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, this free series of lectures will cover a wide variety of health topics, from medications to insomnia to Alzheimer’s disease.The lecture on Wednesday, January 19th at 10:30 am is entitled Understanding Your Medications & Creating a Medication Record. Anyone who takes medications should have a medication record – this presentation will explain how to create and use one.

Phase2 Careers: Strategic Career Change
Tuesday, January 25 from 11 am -1 pm, Downtown Library Community Room
This is a great, free workshop for anyone thinking of a career change but is unsure exactly how to proceed. For many, the thought of career change seems overwhelming, whether it’s a small or a large change. In this interactive workshop, the steps to finding the right career choice will be explored,  including questions that should be asked,  how to make the right decision, and how to implement a viable career change plan. The mission of Phase2Careers is to assist the "Over 40" Worker in the Bay Area with finding new career opportunities through job search/career development workshops, networking / recruitment events, and special career presentations.

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at or call 780-7026.

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Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Public Library


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