We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom to discuss the book, “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty” by Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe, et al.
“The Vanderbilt name conjures up images of wealth and high society, and in this glittering biography Anderson Cooper and historian Katherine Howe give us a rare insider’s view of his storied family—its heirs and spouses, affairs, and rivalries—and how a great fortune was made, fought over, spent, and eventually lost. The story of the Vanderbilts is a quintessential American fairy tale that began with Cooper’s savvy but ruthless great-great-great-grandfather, nicknamed the Commodore, who amassed a tremendous fortune in his lifetime, one that by the 21st century would be gone.
In Vanderbilt, readers are invited into the lavish balls, opulent homes, and fascinating lives of the generations who followed the Commodore, culminating with Gloria Vanderbilt, Cooper’s mother, whose story is told with extra care and compassion. Rich in detail and personality, Vanderbilt beautifully transports readers back in time to the glory days of the Gilded Age, and the subsequent scandals, successes, and excesses of a true American dynasty.” Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor.
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on June 29th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom. We hope to see you there!
All Residents are invited to join us for Sunday Express on Sunday June 5th, 10am-11:30am in the Tower 1 Banquet Room/Pool Deck. Come and enjoy fresh donuts, bagels and pastries, fresh fruit, fresh juice, yogurt and coffee! And, most importantly, come and get to know your neighbors!
LGBTQIA+ Cafe meets the first Wednesday of each month in the Tower 1 Banquet Room at 7:00 PM. Come and join us. Our group is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ or anyone who is a friend and wants to socialize with us. All are welcome!
We are planning many activities for future months including a boating around the bay, more dinners, and cooking class. Come join the fun!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom to discuss the book “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Daré.
“The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself. The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams. Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself – and help other girls like her do the same. Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will ‘break your heart and then put it back together again’ (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams…and maybe even change the world.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom. We hope to see you there!
All Residents are invited to join us for Sunday Express on Sunday May 1st, 10am-11:30am in the Tower 1 Banquet Room/Pool Deck. Come and enjoy fresh donuts, bagels and pastries, fresh fruit, fresh juice, yogurt and coffee! And, most importantly, come and get to know your neighbors!
We welcome you to join on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom to discuss the book “The Trial” by Franz Kafka.
“Franz Kafka (1883-1924) has been called everything from a modernist to an existentialist, a fantasy writer to a realist. His work almost stands alone as its own subgenre, and the adjective ‘Kafkaesque’ – whose meaning, like the meaning of Kafka’s work, is hard to pin down – has become well-known even to people who have never read a word of Kafka’s writing. Perhaps inevitably, he is often misinterpreted as being a gloomy and humorless writer about nightmarish scenarios, when this at best conveys only part of what he is about.
A novel of such ambiguity will inevitably lend itself to a diversity of interpretation, but in The Trial you can at least be sure to find every element of storytelling now defined as Kafkaesque. Josef K., our protagonist, is unexpectedly arrested on the morning of his 30th birthday. The agents who arrest him are unidentified, the agency they work for is unspecified, and the crime for which he has been accused is unknown. When he is released, shortly after, he is told to await further instruction. So begins the manic and emotionless trial of a man beholden to the whims of an unknown force, and his painstaking attempts to find a way out of this existential maze. The Trial brings into focus the absurdity of life, our universal fear of judgement, and one ultimate question: how much of this endless maze will you explore before you accept the fate life has bestowed upon you?” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm in the Tower 2 Multi-Purpose Room or via Zoom. We hope to see you there!
Please be informed that our wonderful housekeeping team will be cleaning the parking garage per the following schedule:
- Monday, March 28th: Tower 2 – Podium, P1 and P2
- Tuesday, March 29th: Tower 2 – P3 and P4
- Wednesday, March 30th: Tower 1 – P1 and P2
- Thursday, March 31st: Tower 1 – P3 and P4
In order to have your space cleaned, please move your vehicle during the above-mentioned day from 9am-4pm. Feel free to park in visitor parking but please notify the front desk before you do. Thank you!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 7pm in person in the Tower 2 MPR or via Zoom to discuss the book “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by T. J. Klune. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He’s tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light.
The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place―and realizing that family is yours.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on March 16th at 7pm in person in the T2 MPR or via Zoom. We hope to see you there!
We welcome you to join us on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at 7pm via Zoom to discuss the book “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. This is an open event for the residents & their guests who would like to join us.
“In this magical debut, a couple’s lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy doorstep.
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart — he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone — but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.” – Amazon
Sound interesting? If so, start reading and join us on February 16th at 7pm via Zoom. We hope to see you there!
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The current health order states that the City of Long Beach, “Continues to require face masks of all individuals in indoor public settings. Indoor public settings include common areas and shared spaces in multi-family housing and lodging facilities.”
Based on the foregoing, the wearing of face masks is still required for everyone (resident, guest, vendor) in the indoor Common Areas of the Association, such as elevators, hallways, fitness centers & common area rooms (unless you are by yourself or only with household members in the room), and the lobbies.
We thank you for your understanding and for continuing to show courtesy towards one another as differences of opinion remain. Thank you!