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Gyotaku Bag

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DIY Gyotaku Tote Bag

In-Person Program

2024-05-22 16:00:00 2024-05-22 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles DIY Gyotaku Tote Bag Learn all about the Japanese art form of Gyotaku fish printing, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Then make your very own Gyotaku-inspired stamps to decorate a tote bag to take home.  For children ages 6 -12 with a parent of caregiver Bell Gardens Library -

Wednesday, May 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-22 16:00:00 2024-05-22 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles DIY Gyotaku Tote Bag Learn all about the Japanese art form of Gyotaku fish printing, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Then make your very own Gyotaku-inspired stamps to decorate a tote bag to take home.  For children ages 6 -12 with a parent of caregiver Bell Gardens Library -

Learn all about the Japanese art form of Gyotaku fish printing, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Then make your very own Gyotaku-inspired stamps to decorate a tote bag to take home.  For children ages 6 -12 with a parent of caregiver

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. 

Bell Gardens Library

Phone: 562.927.1309

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

Bell Gardens Library first opened in August, 1938 at 5656 Live Oak St. As the City of Bell Gardens grew and expanded, so did the library.

On September 22, 1958 the library moved to 7515 Eastern Ave. (a store front location).

The library moved to its current location, 7110 S. Garfield Avenue, on May 7th, 1970. On July 21, 2007 the library had a Grand Re-Opening ceremony to celebrate a 6-month major refurbishment project.

Upcoming events

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn all about the Japanese art form of Gyotaku fish printing, which dates back to the mid-1800s. Then make your very own Gyotaku-inspired stamps to decorate a tote bag to take home.  For children ages 6 -12 with a parent of caregiver

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with us by learning the fundamentals of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, and creating your own origami in miniature. 

Fri, May 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, May 25, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Are you interested in the game of chess? Come to the library for casual play and check out some books that will help you keep learning about the game! Staff will be available to give basic instructions on how to play. Chess sets will be provided. 

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, please join us to create an art motif based on paj ntaub, which means "flower cloth" to the Hmong, an ethnic group living throughout Southeast Asia.

Fri, May 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, 10:30am - 11:00am
Music helps your baby’s brain make more learning connections, build fine and gross motor skills, and teach social skills. Come play with us! For ages 0 - 24 months and caregivers.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a special One Book, One County edition of book club as we discuss L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For adults.

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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.  

Fri, Jun 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us in learning about the history of bookmarks and create your very own. For children ages 6 - 12 with a parent or caregiver

Wed, Jun 12, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Learn about Morse code and create a top-secret accessory. Write your name or favorite phrase using beads and the rules of Morse code. You’ll leave with a new piece of jewelry that only those who understand Morse code can decipher! For ages 13 – 17.

Sat, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Music helps your baby’s brain make more learning connections, build fine and gross motor skills, and teach social skills. Come play with us! For ages 0 - 36 months and caregivers.

Tue, Jun 18, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us in creating customized marble run mazes so that the marbles can twist, turn, and spin with incredible velocity. The marbles will swivel, zig zag and zoom through your constructions. For children ages 6 -12 with a parent of caregiver.