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Virtual Programming

Featured Event

Family Engagement Tips with ReadyRosie

October 28, 11:30 am on Webex
Learn how to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities during this demonstration and Q&A with ReadyRosie, a free educational tool available to cardholders. For parents and caregivers.

Weekly Events

Maker Monday

Make something new by following along with these DIY, STEAM, and tech-focused programs.

Make at Home: Pantograph
October 26, 4 pm on Webex

Practice your maker skills and create your own pantograph for copying images at home with a few household items, listed on the registration page. Sponsored by Edison International and LA County Library Foundation. For tweens and teens.
Register here.

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The Science of Simple Machines: Inclined Planes

Transformation Tuesday

Learn life hacks, build new skills, and get tips for how to bounce back during these challenging times.

Have a Look! Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids on Kanopy
October 27 on YouTube

Librarian Bernadette introduces this series on Kanopy about helping children learn to solve problems, manage their emotions, and build healthy relationships. For parents and caregivers. 

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Have a Look! Kanopy’s Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

Well-being Wednesday

Treat yourself! We’ll cover all the facets of health and mindfulness to help you thrive.

Family Engagement Tips with ReadyRosie
October 28, 11:30 am on Webex

Learn how to turn everyday activities into learning opportunities during this demonstration and Q&A with ReadyRosie, a free educational tool available to cardholders. For parents and caregivers.
Register here.

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Commemorating the 19th Amendment: Artist Interview

Arts & Culture Thursday

Embrace your inner film critic, DJ, dancer, diva, or art aficionado.

AIRC Letter Transcription Project
October 29 on YouTube

Learn about our Resource Center and find out how you can help transcribe historic letters. A must watch for those interested in California Indians and California history.

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Power in Poetry: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

Fun Friday

You never know what will be next, but you know we’ll be serving up something fun!

Fun Friday Fingerplay: Five Little Pumpkins
October 30 on YouTube

Fingerplays are an important element of storytime. Learn the fun fingerplay, Five Little Pumpkins to do at home! For parents and caregivers.

Scary Stories: Ghost Towns Part 3
October 30 on YouTube

Explore the myths and legends surrounding ghost towns all over the world in this scary stories series with tales from Roanoke, North Carolina. For teens.   

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Scary Stories: Ghost Towns Part 2

Stories & More Saturday

Calling all book lovers! We’ve got you covered with Storytime and reading-themed programs.

Books and Movement: Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance
October 31 on YouTube

Librarian Bernadette shares a little about the book by Keith Graves and teaches 2 movement songs inspired by it. For children.

Storytime for Grown Ups: Halloween Edition
October 31 on YouTube

Librarian Paul presents thematic short stories and excerpts to delight and fright. For adults.

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5 LGBTQ+ Classics

Ongoing Events

Coming Out Stories

In celebration of National Coming Out Day on October 11, we invite you to add your coming out story to this special collection of unique anecdotes, poems, paintings, videos, and songs that spotlight your journey. For a general audience.

Teen Read Month

Join us in our month long celebration of all things related to teens and reading! Play reading BINGO and vote on your favorite teen titles in Battle of the Books. Find these activities and our booklist Teen Read Month page. For teens.

Safer at Home: Stories and Art

Contribute to our digital collection preserving the experiences of these unprecedented times. Share your unique story with us in whatever artistic form it takes (from diaries to drawings, poems to songs) and help us capture this historical moment. For a general audience.

Submit your digital items here.

Virtual Storytime

Mon – Thu, 11 am on Facebook

We’ve moved Storytime online! Join our librarians for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Check out our Facebook videos for past Storytimes. For preschoolers.

You can also find us here:

Check out all our videos, including book talks, DIY library programs, and more!

We’ve got Virtual Storytime every Monday – Thursday at 11 am.

We’re keeping you updated with posts and stories on Instagram, too.

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