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Literary Circle

Literary Circle

Monday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.

Read The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith and come join the lively, congenial discussion facilitated by library staff.  Free.  For adults.  For more information call (831) 646-3933. 

Know Yourself, Change Your Life: Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Personal Growth, presented by Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C

Know Yourself, Change Your Life: Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Personal Growth, presented by Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C

Monday, August 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

This presentation is for all those who would like to understand themselves better in order to lead richer, more satisfying lives. Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis, neurologist and certified professional coach, will explore the concept of self-awareness, including historical perspectives, modern day challenges, and relationship to personal development. Participants will learn the traits of a self-aware person and practices to help them tap into their true inner selves.

Throughout her career, Dr. Jasulaitis has firmly believed in a holistic approach to wellness. In her coaching practice, she guides her midlife and beyond clients through an examination of mind/body/heart/soul. With Dr. Jasulaitis’ help, clients gain a deeper insight into themselves, what they really want moving forward in life, and the steps needed to achieve those goals.


This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Sign up at the Help Desk, or contact Sirie Thongchua at (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org.

Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C Biography:

Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis completed her neurology training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. She began her professional career at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center as the Chief of the Adult Brain Injury Service and Assistant Chair, Department of Neurorehabilitation. Under her leadership, the Brain Injury Service earned the prestigious “Center of Excellence” designation by the CARF accreditation organization. Dr. Jasulaitis also served as an Associate Professor of Neurology on the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine faculty and taught many physicians in training. She has held numerous administrative positions, including Medical Director of Case Management and Utilization Review, Medical Director of Clinical Resource Management, and Associate Medical Officer. Dr. Jasulaitis was twice selected as “Doctor of the Month” and “Doctor of the Year.”

After moving to Carmel in 2014, Dr. Jasulaitis completed her professional coaching and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC.) She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation. You can find her at www.prescription4wholeness.com and on Facebook at Prescription4Wholeness.


Know Yourself, Change Your Life: Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Personal Growth, presented by Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C.

Monday, August 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

July 19, 2017
Media Contact: Sirie Thongchua
Monterey Public Library, Monterey, California
831-646-5632 / thongchu@monterey.org
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Know Yourself, Change Your Life: Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Personal Growth, presented by Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C
On Monday, August 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C, will present a program for all those who would like to understand themselves better in order to lead richer, more satisfying lives. Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis, neurologist and certified professional coach, will explore the concept of self-awareness, including historical perspectives, modern day challenges, and relationship to personal development. Participants will learn the traits of a self-aware person and practices to help them tap into their true inner selves.
Throughout her career, Dr. Jasulaitis has firmly believed in a holistic approach to wellness. In her coaching practice, she guides her midlife and beyond clients through an examination of mind/body/heart/soul. With Dr. Jasulaitis’ help, clients gain a deeper insight into themselves, what they really want moving forward in life, and the steps needed to achieve those goals.
This event is part of The Next Chapter: Designing Your Ideal Life lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Monterey Public Library Endowment Committee. Adults are invited to attend. Admission is free, and reservations are required. Call (831) 646-5632 or email thongchu@monterey.org. The Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.

Ginte Jasulaitis, M.D., C.P.C Biography:
Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis completed her neurology training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. She began her professional career at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center as the Chief of the Adult Brain Injury Service and Assistant Chair, Department of Neurorehabilitation. Under her leadership, the Brain Injury Service earned the prestigious “Center of Excellence” designation by the CARF accreditation organization. Dr. Jasulaitis also served as an Associate Professor of Neurology on the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine faculty and taught many physicians in training. She has held numerous administrative positions, including Medical Director of Case Management and Utilization Review, Medical Director of Clinical Resource Management, and Associate Medical Officer. Dr. Jasulaitis was twice selected as “Doctor of the Month” and “Doctor of the Year.”

After moving to Carmel in 2014, Dr. Jasulaitis completed her professional coaching and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner certifications from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC.) She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation. You can find her at www.prescription4wholeness.com and on Facebook at Prescription4Wholeness.

Photo of Dr. Ginte Jasulaitis, MD, enclosed.
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Closet Cleanse Workshop with Golnesa, Stylist by the Sea

Tuesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.

July 13, 2017
Media Contact:  Ellie Anderson
Monterey Public Library
Monterey, California
831.646-3744 / anderson@monterey.org
www.monterey.org/library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Monterey Public Library presents a Closet Cleanse Workshop with Golnesa, Stylist by the Sea, on Tuesday, July 25, 6:00 p.m., in the Library Community Room. Learn how to build a wardrobe around a few timeless garments and how to redesign old favorites to work with today's style.


Adults are invited to attend.  Admission is free.  No reservations necessary.


Monterey Public Library is located at 625 Pacific Street, Monterey.  For more information call 831.646.3933 or visit www.monterey.org.
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Moon Tree in Friendly Plaza

Moon Tree in Friendly Plaza

Seeds from a Lunar Voyage

In January 1971, Stuart Roosa, a red-haired and blue-eyed American astronaut, set off to the moon with hundreds of tree seeds sealed in his personal kit. He was among the three astronauts chosen for the Apollo 14 mission, the third manned lunar landing. From a smoke jumper fighting forest fires in the US Forest Service to an astronaut exploring the pristine land of a remote celestial body, Roosa had come a long way to participate in the historic mission of Apollo 14. Although Roosa had never set foot on the surface of the moon, he orbited above in the command module, recording crucial statistics and sending valuable photos back to the earth headquarter. Most importantly, he carried seeds of lives during the mission that would continue the legacy of the moon landing onto the Earth.

Like the rest of Americans, the residents of Monterey were probably watching in awe in front of their TV screens as they saw Commander Alan Shepard hitting a golf ball single-handedly on the lunar surface in his clumsy spacesuit. Little would they know, however, that the legacy of Apollo 14 would be brought back from the moon to a street corner of their own town.

The project began after Roosa was chosen for the mission. Knowing him from his past service in the US Forest Service, Ed Cliff, Chief of the institute, contacted him about bringing seeds into space. Five different kinds of seeds were chosen for the project, including Loblolly Pine, Sycamore, Sweet gum, Redwood, and Douglas Fir. Upon returning to the Earth, some of the seeds were sent to the US Forest Service nursery in Placerville, California. Despite the exciting fact about the moon seeds, the Forest Service kept the issue in secret, worrying that it would attract too many eager spectators. “It was a very hush-hush top secret affair,” said Roger Stutz, the resource manager of the Forest Service. “Only two staff members even knew about it.”

Nearly all of the seeds in Placerville germinated. By 1975, they had grown large enough to be transplanted. It was one year after then that Richard Ernest, a state forest ranger, presented one of the redwood saplings to Monterey Mayor Peter J. Coniglio. In honor of the Bicentennial of the United States, the two foot sapling was presented to the city at 10 a.m. on July 27th, 1976 in front of the Colton Hall. At the time, a sense of excitement seemed to linger in the air. No one was certain whether the weightless condition in space would cause any genetic modification to the seeds. Although time has proven that traveling to space had no effect on the tree, Moon Tree still became an interesting story in history that is hidden just in a garden corner of our town.

Today, as you stroll down the lawn in front of the Colton Hall and into the brick pavement of the Friendly Plaza, you may see the tree that has an extraordinary history behind it. As expressed by Huell Howser in his show California’s Gold, “It [the Moon Tree] has a lingering statement to make, an endearing, an enduring statement to make.”

 

 

City and State

Location

Type of Tree

Planting date

Arcata,
California

 

Humboldt State University

 

3 Redwood

 

Berkeley,
California

 

Tilden Nature Area

 

2 Redwood

26 July 1976

 

Lockeford,
California

 

Lockeford Plant Materials Center

 

1 Redwood

1979

Monterey,
California

 

Friendly Plaza

 

1 Redwood

July 1976

Sacramento,
California

 

Capitol Park

 

1 Redwood

1976

San Dimas,
California

 

Technology & Development Center

 

1 Redwood

29 March 1977

 

San Luis Obispo,
California

 

Mission Plaza

1 Redwood

30 July 1976

 

Moon Trees in California

 

 

For more information:

Moon Trees: Huell Howser’s California’s Gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzA_VQRlr8M

 

Complete locations of Moon Trees in the United States

https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/moon_tree.html

 

 

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