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César Chávez Celebration

In-Person Program

2024-03-20 16:00:00 2024-03-20 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles César Chávez Celebration Join us to learn about César Chávez's legacy as a civil rights advocate and farm labor leader. Afterwards, join us for an art activity and create a poster that represents your rights! Willowbrook Library - Meeting 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 César Chávez Celebration Join us to learn about César Chávez's legacy as a civil rights advocate and farm labor leader. Afterwards, join us for an art activity and create a poster that represents your rights! Willowbrook Library - Meeting Room

Willowbrook Library

Meeting Room

Join us to learn about César Chávez's legacy as a civil rights advocate and farm labor leader. Afterwards, join us for an art activity and create a poster that represents your rights!

For Ages 5 - 12

Willowbrook Library

Phone: 323.564.5698

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About the branch

Willowbrook Library occupies a very special place in the history of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles County Free Library, as it was then called, was founded September 5, 1912.

On Christmas Eve Day, 1912, the County Librarian received a petition from the residents of the Willowbrook Community, requesting that Willowbrook have the first County branch library. This petition was followed up with a long distance call from Mrs. Belle Jenks offering her services and her home for the purpose.

Both offers were accepted and on April 23, 1913, Willowbrook opened as the first branch library of the Los Angeles County Public Library with an initial shipment of 50 books. The library was open for 2 days in April 1913 and circulated 18 books.

In July 1919, the library was moved to a room in the Post Office at rental of $20.00 a month (later reduced during the Depression to $15.00 a month).

In 1950, a library was built on El Segundo Boulevard but was damaged by fire during the 1965 Watts riots. Rebuilt with community donations and dedicated in June 1966, Willowbrook Library served the community at the El Segundo location until the library was relocated to the Kenneth Hahn Plaza in 1987.

On July 28, 2018, Willowbrook Library opened to the public at its new location: 11737 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, 90059.

Upcoming events

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured. 
Register

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a read aloud of the book, "My Papi Has a Motorcycle" by Isabel Quintero! We will talk about the book and then do a fun art activity! 

Sat, Apr 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate National Library Week by creating an intergalactic coaster. Learn about space exploration and some of its contributors. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Be amazed while Megan, the Bubbleologist, creates spectacular bubbles of all shapes and sizes! For ages 5-12

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Explore early learning skills, pre-writing, imagination, and problem solving with your child through free-form art activities. For ages 1 - 3 with parent or caregiver.

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we build our own space rover using pasta! For ages 13 - 17

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Little baskets are a great way to collect all of those little things floating around your home. Join us to weave baskets using a few common office supplies, fine motor skills, and hand eye coordination. All materials will be provided. For adults.

Canceled
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 12:15pm
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 their parent or caregiver.

Canceled
Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 11:45am
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 their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 11:45am
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 their parent or caregiver.

Tue, May 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Firework Studio will be presenting a fusable glass workshop. Participants will design a 2" x 2" glass treasure box. The finished piece will be available for pickup from the library after two weeks. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Canceled
Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 12:15pm
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 their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
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 their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured. 
Register

Mon, May 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
The lotus is celebrated in many Asian cultures as a sacred symbol, food staple, and signifier of resilience and beauty. Let's learn about the lotus and make a lotus flower papercraft. For Adults.

Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) by learning about the famous Loteria game! Learn about the origins, traditions, influence it has had on popular culture, and then have fun playing Loteria!

Canceled
Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 12:15pm
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 their parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 15, 11:00am - 11:45am
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 their parent or caregiver.