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11/20 Screening - Making Face Shields: Octavia Lab's Persistence in a Pandemic

  • 1.  11/20 Screening - Making Face Shields: Octavia Lab's Persistence in a Pandemic

    Posted 23 days ago
    Edited by Shelly Ray 22 days ago
    Hi, all. Below is an upcoming event of interest from another library group near and dear to my heart.
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    11/20 - Premiere of "Making Face Shields: Octavia Lab's Persistence in a Pandemic"
    In April of 2020, the Octavia Lab at LAPL transformed from a maker space open to the public, to a PPE manufacturing hub. To date, the Lab staff and volunteers have made and delivered over 9,000 face shields to front line medical workers across the community.
    BEST Friends was able to provide funds for supplies outside of the Lab's budget, to assist this effort and the dedicated staff and volunteers who executed it. Our Fall Program will be the premiere of the documentary the Lab self-produced about the people and processes of this heroic effort, "Making Face Shields: Octavia Lab's Persistence in a Pandemic". The film is a 40-minute exploration of the challenges, the partnerships and the solutions encountered as library workers answered the call to help during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    Following the screening of the documentary, there will be time for a brief Q&A. Read more about the event and Register on EventBrite. I hope you'll join us on 11/20 for this exciting premiere!
    Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/wp780X70YHU
    More about how the face shield project began: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1QSMjmeEIA

    BEST Friends is the support group for the Los Angeles Public Library's Business & Economics, and Science, Technology & Patents Departments at LAPL Central. Its purpose is to raise funds for providing financial assistance to these departments, and to create awareness of the valuable services both departments provide. 


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    Shelly Ray, SLA Southern California Chapter President 2020
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