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The Norwalk Regional Library is Now Hosting the AARP Driver Safety Program

It’s an 8-hour course that teaches drivers, age 50+, how to compensate for age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction times. The course will be held May 12 (Tuesday) and March 14 (Thursday) from 10-2pm. Please call the library to register. The course fee (which will be collected by the instructor at the first class) is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non members.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course geared especially to your safety needs. Newly updated and revised, it now includes information on aggressive drivers, anti-lock brakes, earphones and more. Students will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road and much more in this 8-hour course. Many insurance companies offer discounts with proof of completing this course. Light refreshments will be served.
Limited seating is available so please register early. To register call the Norwalk Regional Library at (562) 868-0775.

Montezuma II Returns to Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills

“You have graciously come on earth, you have graciously approached your water, your high place of Mexico, you have come down to your mat, your throne, which I have briefly kept for you,” Did those words, supposedly spoken by Montezuma II to Hernan Cortés, 16th century Spanish conquistador, indicate that Montezuma was politely offering his throne to Cortés, or did it mean exactly the opposite of what it was taken to mean, since politeness in Aztec culture was a way to assert dominance and show superiority. This speech has been a factor in fostering the belief that Montezuma was addressing Cortés as the returning god Quetzalcoatl, and may be one of the many details about the Aztec leader that will resonate with nearly 800 Southern California students as they experience the opulence of the reign of Montezuma first hand during a living history event at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in the Plaza of Mesoamerican
History will come alive as Michael Heralda portrays Montezuma II, the last great Aztec Emperor of Mexico, and shares interesting facts about his life, the conquest of his land, and the history of Mexico from the earliest of times. This free event is scheduled to run Friday, May 1?at 9:30am and 11am, and will feature Aztec musicians for a festive celebration and learning experience.

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