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One Book, One City Junior – Culver City Julian Dixon Library Kicks Off ‘Wimpy Kid’ Summer

WK selfieThe Culver City Friends of the Library hosted a very successful kick off for this summer’s One Book, One City Junior program. Centered on the book The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, Saturday afternoon saw participants making Wimpy Kid crafts, taking photos with a Wimpy Kid background and watching the first Wimpy Kid movie. The summer festivities will culminate with a “Not so Wimpy Film Festival”, on Saturday, September 9. Students in grades 4-9 are invited to make short films to enter in the festival.

The next phase of the program will be three movie-making workshops, to give students an opportunity to develop or hone their skills. The first workshop, on Saturday, July 8 at 2 will focus on storytelling skills. The second workshop, on Saturday, July 22 will work on more technical aspects of filming, including the use of different types of shots and making creative choices. The third and final workshop on Saturday, July 29, will be a “maker space “opportunity to give attendees an opportunity to work on films with some expert assistance. All three programs will be held at 2 pm in the meeting room of the Culver City Julian Dixon library. No pre-registration is necessary and the program is free. Entry in the film festival is not required for workshop participation, nor is workshop attendance required for film festival entries.

The workshops will be led by Josh Blake. Josh is a 2009 graduate of Culver City High School. He was a member of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) during his high school years and he continues to teach classes in screen writing and film production and to supervise the AVPA Young Filmmakers Projects.

Entry forms and more information is available on the FOL website at

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