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Smarty Pants Storytime

In-Person Program

2024-06-07 10:15:00 2024-06-07 10:45:00 America/Los_Angeles Smarty Pants Storytime 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. Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room

Friday, June 07
10:15am - 10:45am

Add to Calendar 2024-06-07 10:15:00 2024-06-07 10:45:00 America/Los_Angeles Smarty Pants Storytime 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. Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting 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 their parent or caregiver.

This program is part of Smart Start at the Library, LA County Library's collection of programs and services for early learners ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers.

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees. 

Please join us after Storytime for Parent Cafés, an opportunity to chat with other caregivers and gather parenting tips from a Positive Parenting Program accredited librarian: May 17th, May 24th, June 7th, and June 14th.

Program and materials provided in collaboration with DMH and MHSA.

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AGE GROUP: | Toddlers | Preschoolers |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime |

TAGS: | Smarty Pants Storytime | Smart Start |

Gardena Mayme Dear Library

Phone: 310.323.6363

Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 Closed
Tue, Jun 18 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 Closed

About the branch

Gardena Library was born under the sponsorship of the Wednesday Progressive Club before the Los Angeles County Free Library was founded in 1912.

In 1914, Gardena Library became a branch of the new County System. Only a few months later, the library was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles City Library Board due to annexation. It was not until August 1951 that Gardena Library came back to the County System.

The present building was dedicated on December 5, 1964 and re-named Gardena Mayme Dear Memorial Library on May 30, 1992 in honor of the late Mrs. Mayme Dear for her many years of dedicated volunteer services to the library.

The Gardena Mayme Dear Library features an enclosed Japanese Garden designed by Takuma P. Tono, professor of landscape design at Tokyo Agriculture University. The 150-year-old stone lantern in the garden was a gift of Gardena's sister city, Ichikawa. A mosaic mural above the main entrance depicts the development of books and printing.

The library was closed for refurbishment in 2008 and reopened in January 2009 with a fresh contemporary interior and new furniture. The Teen Space was dedicated in February 2011.

Upcoming events

Fri, Jun 21, 10:15am - 10:45am
Let's start the day with play! Join us for multiple stations of age appropriate toys help children boost school readiness skills through play, curiosity, and creativity, while bonding with family.
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us to learn about Raising Confident Competent Children and explore strategies to take home and try with your family. This seminar will be led by an accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Program librarian.

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about the Pacific Ocean and the creatures that live there! During the program, you will see dry marine specimens and come face-to-face with live non-poisonous tide pool animals like sea stars and snails. For ages 5 - 12.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
This workshop helps participants identify suicide warnings signs and risk factors while also discussing how one can help others who are struggling. For adults.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Make your own bird feeder, create a fly through restaurant for our avian neighbors, and learn the different methods of bird identification with library books and smartphone apps. For adults.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us to learn about the history of Ferris Wheels and utilize the principles of centripetal force by designing and building your own. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Wed, Jul 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Who says magic isn't real? Enjoy a magical afternoon filled with laughs, tricks, and illusions with magician, Allen Oshiro. Come see to believe at the library! For ages 5 - 12 and their caregivers.

Fri, Jul 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
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, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Franklin Haynes bring his incredible marionettes for a performance of "The Princess and The Pirates," where wily pirate Jack Cannonball must make Princess Rachel laugh so he can win a great treasure. For ages 5-12 and caregivers.

Wed, Jul 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Firework Studio will be presenting a fusible glass workshop. Participants will design a glass suncatcher. The finished piece will be available for pickup from the library after two weeks. For adults.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 12, 10:15am - 10:45am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun.

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Terrariums are a great way to add a little greenery to your desk. Join us as we make some colorful succulent sand terrariums. Learn about the history of terrariums and their growth in popularity over the years. For ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rudy takes you on a trip that will both amaze and inform you about the wonders of chemistry! Discover the world of physical and chemical reactions with live experiments in this action-packed show. For ages 5 - 12 and caregivers.

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for our monthly Needle Arts Club! We will learn to knit and crochet together. This month's project is a crochet coaster perfect for your frosty summer beverages. For adults.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun.

Fri, Jul 19, 10:45am - 11:15am
Learning to identify letters can be done through life experiences. Help your child gain new literacy skills by going shopping! Children will decorate a paper bag and have fun searching for letters. For ages 18 mos – 4 yrs with a parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.