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Smarty Pants Storytime

In-Person Program

2024-05-15 10:30:00 2024-05-15 11:00:00 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. East Los Angeles Library -

Wednesday, May 15
10:30am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 10:30:00 2024-05-15 11:00:00 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. East Los Angeles Library -

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. 

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 |

East Los Angeles Library

Phone: 323.264.0155

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

East Los Angeles Library was established on May 1, 1923, with a small collection of books in the corner of a local store. Three months later, a small building was constructed to house the collection.

In 1924, another building was constructed at Kern Avenue near Whittier Boulevard to become the new site of the public library. Then in 1932, the library moved to 679 Fetterly Avenue, where it was located for 35 years before being moved to a new building, on the corner of Third and Fetterly in 1967.

Thanks to funding from Gloria Molina, Supervisor of the First District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the library moved into its new location in September 2004.

This brand new library building is over 26,000 square feet, nearly double the size of the old building. The library is located within the East Los Angeles Civic Center, which also includes the East Los Angeles County Hall, Courthouse, Probation Department, Sheriff's station, Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center, and Belvedere Park Lake. The library now offers expanded services and collections and an expanded Chicano Resource Center in a separate room.

Community residents requested that the new library reflect Mayan design and themes. Since many Mayan structures in southern Mexico and Central America were astronomical observatories, the designers incorporated references to the sun and the moon, both themes in Mayan art, in the pavement at the entrances and in the lobby.

The interior foyer features artist Jose Antonio Aguirre's monumental mosaic mural cycle "OUR LEGACY: Forever Presente..." which is a visual tribute to East Los Angeles' proud cultural heritage and socio-political struggle.

Upcoming events

Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 22, 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 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get involved at the Library! Join our TAB and help shape the future of teen activities & the teen space. Participants can earn community service hours for attending meetings. New participants are welcome - bring a friend! For ages 12 - 18

Thu, May 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby's early learning skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and gentle movement. For ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver.

Thu, May 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Tue, May 28, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Tue, May 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
An evening of classical guitar music. For adults.

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 29, 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 29, 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

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby's early learning skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and gentle movement. For ages 0-18 months with parent or caregiver.

Thu, May 30, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for a morning of play, curiosity, and creativity to kick off a series of programs that strive to build community and create a safe space for LGBTQ+ families in the library. For kids ages 0 - 5 and their families.

Tue, Jun 04, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Wed, Jun 05, 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, Jun 05, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
A discussion of Michael Cunningham's "The Hours". For adults.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join PBS SoCal and the East Los Angeles Library as we discover the places you like to explore during the summer. For ages 4-12.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
A relaxing afternoon of coloring and classical music. For adults.

Wed, Jun 12, 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, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get involved at the Library! Join our TAB and help shape the future of teen activities & the teen space. Participants can earn community service hours for attending meetings. New participants are always welcome - bring a friend! For ages 12 - 18.

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we kick off summer with an island themed event. Ages 4-17.

Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Hey Teens! Drop by the Library for a summer afternoon of gaming with your friends. We have a Nintendo Switch and games like MarioKart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros Ultimate – along with a selection of classic board games too! For ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Jun 18, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about the power of positive parenting 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. For parents and caregivers of ages 3-12.

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.