CELEBRATING NATIONAL HEALTH MONTH

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

Christine Reader, Senior Librarian, Adult Services (626) 744-7076, creeder@cityofpasadena.net Catherine Haskett Hany, Communications (626) 744-4207, chany@cityofpasadena.net

PASADENA, Calif. — The calendar is full of special months that raise awareness for a variety of important health issues and conditions.  May is National Health Month and Pasadena Public Library is celebrating with weekly film offerings and programs focusing on specific health issues. Stop in this month to learn more.

• Film - Interrupted Melody   NR    A 1955 biographical musical film about Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence’s struggle with polio. Wednesday, June 14, 1 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.

• Play - A Child Left Behind   A solo play that explores autism and public education followed by Q&A. Presented by Alan Aymie, a LAUSD schoolteacher, playwright and performer. For adults; contains brief R-rated language. Thursday, June 15, Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Reception, 6:30 p.m. and Presentation, 7 p.m.

• Film - And the Band Played On   PG-13 A 1993 American television docudrama based on the 1987 non-fiction book, And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the Aids Epidemic by Randy Shilts. Wednesday, June 21, 1 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.

• Fair/Film - Be Better Pasadena Health Fair   Learn how to Eat Better, Play Better, Refresh Better, and Store Food Better while enjoying healthy snacks and the short film, A Life of a Strawberry.  Presented by the Pasadena Public Health and Library departments. Thursday, June 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., • Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.

• Film - Living Proof    NR   The 2008 film follows the story of Dr. Dennis Slamon who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, from 1988 to 1996.  Wednesday, June 28, 1 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.

• Lecture - Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s    If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes learn what is involved in getting a diagnosis, what the risks are associated with Alzheimer’s, benefits of early detection and available drug therapy and clinical studies. Q&A follows. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Thursday, June 29, Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Reception, 6:30 p.m. and Presentation, 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Christine Reeder at (626) 744-7076 or creeder@cityofpasadena.net.

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