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Teen Advisory Board

In Person Program

2024-03-20 16:00:00 2024-03-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Teen Advisory Board Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room

Wednesday, March 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-20 16:00:00 2024-03-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Teen Advisory Board Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room

A C Bilbrew Library

Activity Room

Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board!

You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services,
while working with teens that share your interests in the library, and helping the community. New participants are always welcome—bring a friend!


For ages 14 - 17

AGE GROUP: | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Literacy |

TAGS: | |

A C Bilbrew Library

Phone: 310.538.3350

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 Closed

About the branch

Located in a shopping center from 1964 to 1974, the North Enterprise Branch became the A C Bilbrew Library with the opening of the present building on November 2, 1974. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn was instrumental in the library obtaining funding through a Model Neighborhood Development Program to build a 21,000 square foot library with a capacity to house 100,000 books. The library was designed by Vincent Proby, an African-American architect and is named for Madame A C Bilbrew, a community leader and former deputy for Supervisor Hahn who was also a musician and poet.

In 1933, Mrs. Bilbrew was the first black soloist to appear on radio, and in 1928, she produced the first Negro chorus that was featured in Hollywood's first Negro talkie, titled "Hearts in Dixie." She was the first black person to have a radio show. Mrs. Bilbrew was also a producer of pageants and dramas, an outstanding dramatic reader, and choral director.

A C Bilbrew Library houses the Black Resource Center which supports research and study on social, historical, musical, and cultural aspects unique to the "Black Experience" such as Juneteenth and Kwanzaa. From 1980-2008, A C Bilbrew Library has hosted the County Library's African American History Month Celebration. The "Living Black History Tribute" first honoree was Eubie Blake. This became the "African-American Living Legend" Series. Past Honorees have included Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Coretta Scott King, and Ray Charles. An interactive Living Legends digital display is featured in the main lobby. The library is located in an unincorporated area west of the City of Compton.

Upcoming events

Wed, Apr 17, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Activity Room
Join us for a morning of play, curiosity, and creativity!  For infants and toddlers ages 0 - 3 with parents or caregivers.

Wed, Apr 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Wed, Apr 17, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
You have a story. Let's explore it! Empowering Healthy Aging is a 9-week long series centered on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Programs will take place at the Willowbrook Senior Center. For older adults.

Thu, Apr 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity Room
In honor of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), join an engaging and thought-provoking discussion of the book "Bump" by Matt Wallace. Recommended for ages 9 -12.

Fri, Apr 19, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as our Friends of the Library sells a wide selection of children's, teen, adult, and foreign language books, as well as DVDs, Books on CD, and music CDs.

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as our Friends of the Library sells a wide selection of children's, teen, adult, and foreign language books, as well as DVDs, Books on CD, and music CDs.

Tue, Apr 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Learn more about resources to help reduce stress and promote personal wellness while participating in a relaxing coloring event. For Adults 18 and up.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Activity Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, Apr 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Wed, Apr 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
You have a story. Let's explore it! Empowering Healthy Aging is a 9-week long series centered on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Programs will take place at the Willowbrook Senior Center. For older adults.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For ages 14 - 17.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a spectacular bubble show featuring amazing bubble tricks that include spinning bubbles, bubbles-in-bubbles, and even kids in bubbles! All ages welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Sat, Apr 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of The Vanishing Half  by Brit Bennett! Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the circulation desk, while supplies last. For Adults 18 and up.

Wed, May 01, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Activity Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 01, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Come celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month by learning the history of origami and some of its benefits. Then practice some mindfulness tips and create an origami crane. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the LA County Public Defender's office for a Criminal Record Expungement Clinic. You may be eligible to have prior arrests and/or old misdemeanor/felony convictions removed from your legal records and/or sealed from general public.

Sat, May 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Activity Room
Bend, shape, and transform ordinary paper into inventive magical cityscapes that are out of this world! All ages welcome. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

Tue, May 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for a night of basic acrylic painting! Unleash your creativity and learn some simple techniques to paint your own masterpiece.  For Adults 18 and up.

Wed, May 08, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Activity Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 08, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Thu, May 09, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Are you game? Families are invited for an evening of board and video game fun! We'll have a variety of games to play for the whole family!  All ages welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.