May 14 — Dr. Tritia Toyota will discuss her new book “Envisioning America: New Chinese Americans and the Politics of Belonging” at 2 p.m. at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. For more information, call (310) 618-5959 or visit www.library.torranceca.gov. “Envisioning America” is a groundbreaking detailed study of how naturalized Chinese Americans living in Southern California became highly involved civic and political actors. Toyota is adjunct professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at UCLA. The event is free.