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Virtual Programming

Featured Event

Make at Home: Thaumatrope

November 23, 4 pm on Webex
Practice your maker skills by building a thaumatrope optical toy using a few household items. Sponsored by Edison International and the LA County Library Foundation. For tweens and teens.

Weekly Events

Maker Monday

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

DIY Lava Lamp
on YouTube

My Brother’s Keeper Peer Advocate Julio demonstrates a fun and easy method for creating your own lava lamp with everyday household materials! For teens.

Make at Home: Thaumatrope
November 23, 4 pm on Webex

Practice your maker skills by building a thaumatrope optical toy using a few household items. A list of materials needed can be found on the registration page. Sponsored by Edison International and the LA County Library Foundation. For tweens and teens. Register here.

Big Library Read: Teen Book Chat & Trivia
November 30, 4 pm on Webex

Join us for a dive into Reverie by Ryan La Sala, a book of epic proportions where reality and fantasy merge into one. There will be trivia, prizes, and fun! Read a summary of the book here, download the audiobook or checkout the eBook. For teens ages 14-18. 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.

Fun with Recycled Paper: Make Your Own Stationery
November 24, 11 am on Webex

Join us as we uncover the amazing history of paper and learn how to make your own stationery at home using recycled materials. For teens and adults. Register here.

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Well-being Wednesday

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

Parent-Ade: When Life Gives You Distance Learning
Parent-Ade: Modeling Gratitude

November 25, 4 pm on Webex

Hear how modeling gratitude can help your kids be happier, more productive students. For parents and caregivers Register here.

Parent-Ade: Modelando gratitud
miercoles, 25 de noviembre, 5pm en Webex
Escuche cómo modelando la gratitud puede ayudar a sus hijos a ser estudiantes más felices y productivos. Para padres y tutores. Registrarse aquí.

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Arts & Culture Thursday

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

Power in Poetry: To the Swimmer
on YouTube

Join us as we celebrate a few of the amazing Black poets whose work can be found in the LA County Library collection. Read by My Brother’s Keeper Peer Advocate, Darius, listen to and learn more about, “To the Swimmer” by Countee Cullen. For teens.

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Native American Heritage Month: How to Make Corn Husk Dolls

Fun Friday

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

Cuentos, Canciones y Rimas – Un Boton on YouTube
Las rimas, canciones y cuentos son elementos importantes de la hora del cuento. ¡Aprenda unas divertidas rimas, canciones y cuentos de nuestros bibliotecarios para hacer en casa con sus hijos! Para padres y tutores.

Fun Felt Friday: How Many Ways Can You Sing the ABC’s? on YouTube
Librarian Bernadette shares some fun ways to sing and learn the ABCs. For babies, toddlers, & their caregiver.

Native American Heritage Month Film Festival: How People Got Fire on YouTube
Join American Indian Resource Center Librarian, Kascia Samel, as we celebrate the cultures, contributions, and heritage of Native Americans. All month long we will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month with book recommendations, activities, and a virtual film festival! This week’s selection is an animated filmed titles How People Got Fire. This 2008 film is directed by Daniel Janke and is suited for a general audience.

Baby Band Practice
November 20, 11 am on Webex
Build your child’s pre-literacy, cognitive, and motor skills through song and dance! For babies, toddlers, & their caregiver. Register here.

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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
on YouTube

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

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Storytime for Grown Ups: Halloween Edition

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. 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.

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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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