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New Parent Engagement: Learn About Library Programs & Services

In-Person Program

2024-05-28 16:00:00 2024-05-28 16:45:00 America/Los_Angeles New Parent Engagement: Learn About Library Programs & Services 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. South Whittier Library -

Tuesday, May 28
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-28 16:00:00 2024-05-28 16:45:00 America/Los_Angeles New Parent Engagement: Learn About Library Programs & Services 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. South Whittier Library -

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.

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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South Whittier Library

Phone: 562.946.4415

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

About the branch

South Whittier Library was founded in 1915. The library's first location was in a one-room schoolhouse. South Whittier's first separate built-as-a-library building was dedicated on April 16, 1956.

After 16 years at that location on Laurel Avenue, the library moved to 14433 Leffingwell Road. The library closed for renovations in January 1988 and a newly remodeled library opened on October 1988. After 44 years the library helped its last customer on October 22, 2016.

As part of Los Angeles County's Fourth District Operation Libraries, construction on a new library began in July 2015. On November 21, 2016 the new 14,411 square foot building at 11543 Colima Road opened for service

Upcoming events

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
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.

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Discover how wind power can be converted to electricity and design your own mini wind turbine. For ages 10 - 18.

Wed, Jun 26, 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.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate the beauty and cultural significance of African beadwork for Juneteenth and design your own beaded jewelry. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an introduction to block coding! You’ll guide your mini robot through the block maze using coded commands uploaded from a computer. Experiment with different solutions and see whose Ozobot can reach the finish line! For ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 03, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Have fun with your toddler this summer as they explore their sense of touch with a Sensory Cube. Toddlers will feel textures that are rough, smooth, soft, and more and create their own sensory cube to explore at home. For ages 2 - 4 with caregiver.

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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 10, 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.

Thu, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Come play everyone's favorite game and win books! This game is for everyone and everyone is sure to leave a winner! For All Ages.

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about solar energy and make your own solar oven to melt and cook items without electricity. For ages 10 - 18.

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Are you up for a challenge? Think like an engineer, explore the design process, and create a marble maze using straws, tape, and a paper plate. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.

Wed, Jul 17, 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.

Thu, Jul 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon of gaming. We’ve got your favorite games on Nintendo Switch including Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 and NBA2k 23. Test your skills, meet up with other gamers and try some new games at the library. For ages 13 – 17.

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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.