MONTEBELLO – Andrew Lam, syndicated journalist and commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will speak about his newly published book, “Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora,” at 6:45 p.m. today at the Montebello Public Library,1550 W. Beverly Blvd.The event is free and open to the public.For more information, call (323) 722-6551. Library internship program beginning SANTA FE SPRINGS – AmeriCorps internships in Literacy Services at Santa Fe Springs Library are now available.Full-time and part-time positions are now open to work with library staff in its adult and child literacy programs. Applications are available at the library, 11700 Telegraph Road. They are due by Wednesday.For more information, call (562) 868-7738, Ext. 7819. Send holiday wish lists to Santa Claus PICO RIVERA – Children’s wish lists for Santa Claus can be dropped off in the holiday mailbox in the Pico Park lobby from now until Dec. 16.Letters, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, can also be mailed to: City of Pico Rivera, North Pole, c/o Pico Park Community Center, P.O. Box 1016, Pico Rivera, CA 90660.For more information, call (562) 801-4470. Whittier offers trip to Rose Parade WHITTIER – Tickets are available for the city’s annual trip to the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be purchased for $90 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave.For more information, call (562) 464-3430. Museum seeking youth volunteers LA HABRA – Volunteer positions are available for 14- to 21-year-olds at the Children’s Museum in La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St., beginning Dec. 20.Those selected will be eligible to receive a $100 incentive card. Volunteers will be needed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.For more information, call (562) 905-7076. Potluck observes World AIDS Day WHITTIER – The Whittier Rio Hondo AIDS Project will recognize the 12th annual World AIDS Day, Keep the Promise, with a vigil at 6 p.m., a service at 7 p.m. and a potluck at 8 p.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan MCC, 11931 Washington Blvd.For more information, call (562) 696-6213. Beneficiaries sought for awards SANTA FE SPRINGS – Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs is seeking women to apply for the Women’s Opportunity awards.Applicants should be women with primary financial responsibility for themselves and dependents. They should be attending an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program and have financial needs.Applications are available at the Santa Fe Springs City Library. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.For more information, call (562) 665-8956. From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!