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Celebrate Día: Suncatchers!

In-Person Program

2024-04-27 11:00:00 2024-04-27 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Celebrate Día: Suncatchers! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)—or Día—celebrates kids, families, and reading around the world. Join us for stories about food traditions and make your own celebratory suncatcher! For ages 5 – 12 with caregiver. Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Saturday, April 27
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-27 11:00:00 2024-04-27 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Celebrate Día: Suncatchers! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)—or Día—celebrates kids, families, and reading around the world. Join us for stories about food traditions and make your own celebratory suncatcher! For ages 5 – 12 with caregiver. Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Duarte Library

Meeting Room

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)—or Día—celebrates kids, families, and reading around the world. Join us for stories about food traditions and make your own celebratory suncatcher! For ages 5 – 12 with caregiver.

Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, see library staff, or register online at Visit.LACountyLibrary.org/Events and filter by location or event date.

Duarte Library

Phone: 626.358.1865

Hours
Mon, May 20 Closed
Tue, May 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Library service on an established basis began in 1950 in a small room of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Morrison, with Mrs. Lisa Pederson as the librarian. The holdings were small, but the request system of the County Library gave the community access to the vast resources of the system.

In 1954, a storefront building in Bank of America Square was made available. Since the location was more central, more patrons came, circulation increased, and however inadequate the facility, the library provided vital, friendly service to the rapidly growing community.

With a nucleus of members from the Duarte Women's Club, the Friends of the Duarte Library was formed, and in 1961, Mrs. Richard (Aloysia) Moore was elected first permanent president. Mrs. Moore, who had been instrumental in the formation of library service in Duarte, was appointed as Library Regional Council Member to the Advisory Board for the County Library.

Mrs. Moore promptly began plans to provide a larger facility and with the considerable help of the Women's Club, the County Librarian, Mr. William Geller and his staff as well as the citizens of Duarte, a new facility was dedicated in 1966. Mrs. Moore was on the dedication platform as City Councilwoman, with Los Angeles County Supervisor Frank Bonelli and Mr. William Geller, the County Librarian.

In April 1977, the main reading room was dedicated to Dr. and Mrs. Wayland Morrison (Lucile P Morrison), thus providing recognition of the continuity of purpose in the history of library service in Duarte.

Library service in the city of Duarte has gone from a small collection to a sizable collection of books, magazines and newspapers in both the adult and children's departments. The Library also has an active Friends of the Library group.

Upcoming events

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Children are encouraged to play and create free-form art using a variety of art supplies. This is also a great time to experience bonding with a caregiver and develop important social skills, all while at the library! Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
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Tue, May 28, 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. 
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Wed, May 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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.

Fri, May 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Coco coir planters are made from the husks of coconuts which can be planted in the ground with no waste.  This workshop will help you start your seeds for your summer garden using this environmentally friendly material. For adults.

Fri, Jun 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we learn the fundamentals of working with clay from artist Claudia Hindu. We will complete a work of art each session using quick drying clay. This program is intended for children ages 7– 12.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Explore early learning skills, pre-writing, imagination, and problem solving with your child through free-form art activities. For children from ages 3 to 5 and their Caregivers

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we learn the fundamentals of working with clay from artist Claudia Hindu. We will complete a work of art each session using quick drying clay. This program is intended for children ages 7 – 12.

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about your favorite fairy tales and how their home environments shape them. Then, explore by making a summer-themed (or any time of year!) door inspired by a classic tale. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.