Puzzled looks as if to say, “How did he do that?” were visible all around the room as Wayne Kawamoto performed his magic during the second in a series of Wonderful Wednesday events this week at the South Pasadena Library.
Kids and adults nearly filled the community room as Kawamoto entertained the large crowd with his entertaining hour-long performance, which included everything from card tricks to coins being pulled out of midair, mixed in with plenty of humor.
Kawamoto left the corporate world 13 years ago and has been performing magic at weddings, anniversaries, retirement parties, restaurants, bars, business functions and, of course, libraries like the one on South Pasadena.
Along with his ability to perform magic, Kawamoto has done his share of freelance writing over the years. The author of four books has also contributed business stories to “The San Francisco Chronicle,” “BusinessWeek,” “CNet,” PC Magazine and others.
Wonderful Wednesday Presentations are scheduled throughout the summer usually at the South Pasadena Library Community Room starting at 3 p.m. The next one will be held outside at library park.
On July 11, Art in the Park with SPACE (South Pasadena Art Center), On July 18, Storyteller Rebecca Martin will take children “Around the World in Magic Hour” through her broad selection of stories from India, Ireland, West Africa and China.
A STEMup4Youth program is scheduled for July 25 in the community room. Children will get a chance to explore fun and exciting hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities will be provided.
David Cousin, holder of five world records in juggling, will perform on August 1.
The programs, funded by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and the San Marino/South Pasadena Chapter of the National Charity League, are offered free.