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The Island of Sea Women Book Cover

Wiseburn Library Book Club

In-Person Program

2024-05-08 18:45:00 2024-05-08 19:45:00 America/Los_Angeles Wiseburn Library Book Club Join us for a book discussion and light refreshments! This month, read The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Copies of the books are available at the library. For ages 18+. Wiseburn Library -

Wednesday, May 08
6:45pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-08 18:45:00 2024-05-08 19:45:00 America/Los_Angeles Wiseburn Library Book Club Join us for a book discussion and light refreshments! This month, read The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Copies of the books are available at the library. For ages 18+. Wiseburn Library -

Join us for a book discussion and light refreshments! This month, read The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. Copies of the books are available at the library. For ages 18+.

Refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries.

"The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children."

Wiseburn Library

Phone: 310.643.8880

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
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 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Initially, the Wiseburn Coordinating Council, formed in 1952, was instrumental in securing the services of the Los Angeles County Mobile Library for 2 years.

They later petitioned Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and County Librarian John Henderson for the establishment of a permanent Wiseburn Library in the Del Aire area. A small County Library facility (20' x 60') staffed with one librarian was opened on January 4, 1956 in a store front building, next door to a bar, at 11936 Aviation Blvd.

Despite its popularity, it was closed after several years and not replaced due to lack of suitable housing. Continued community efforts and the support of Supervisor Hahn, eventually resulted in an unprecedented tri-governmental agreement and the dedication of the present structure on February 12, 1966.

The Wiseburn School District currently owns the building, and leases it to the County of Los Angeles Public Library for use as a public library.

Upcoming events

Fri, Jun 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Celebrate National Donut Day with us! Learn about donuts, paint a ceramic donut, and check out a cookbook to make your own donuts at home! For ages 7-17 with a parent or caregiver. Advance registration is required for each child.

Wed, Jun 12, 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Come one, come all to a fantastic variety show that's fun for the whole family! From amazing feats of juggling to astonishing grand illusions, prepare to be astonished by the amazing Arty Loon. For ages 5 - 17.

Wed, Jun 12, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Join us for a book discussion & light refreshments! This month, read Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Copies of the books are available at the library. For ages 18+.

Fri, Jun 14, 10:15am - 10:45am
Build your baby's pre-literacy, cognitive, and motor skills while enjoying songs, rhymes, and movement. For ages 0 - 2 with their parent or caregiver.

Fri, Jun 21, 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 - 4 with their parent or caregiver.