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New Parent Engagement: Learn About Library Programs & Services

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2024-06-24 16:30:00 2024-06-24 17:30:00 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. A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room

Monday, June 24
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-24 16:30:00 2024-06-24 17:30:00 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. A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room

A C Bilbrew Library

Activity 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.

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: | Babies | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Parenting & Caregiving | Education & Literacy |

TAGS: | Workshop |

A C Bilbrew Library

Phone: 310.538.3350

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 Closed

About the branch

Located in a shopping center from 1964 to 1974, the North Enterprise Branch became the A C Bilbrew Library with the opening of the present building on November 2, 1974. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn was instrumental in the library obtaining funding through a Model Neighborhood Development Program to build a 21,000 square foot library with a capacity to house 100,000 books. The library was designed by Vincent Proby, an African-American architect and is named for Madame A C Bilbrew, a community leader and former deputy for Supervisor Hahn who was also a musician and poet.

In 1933, Mrs. Bilbrew was the first black soloist to appear on radio, and in 1928, she produced the first Negro chorus that was featured in Hollywood's first Negro talkie, titled "Hearts in Dixie." She was the first black person to have a radio show. Mrs. Bilbrew was also a producer of pageants and dramas, an outstanding dramatic reader, and choral director.

A C Bilbrew Library houses the Black Resource Center which supports research and study on social, historical, musical, and cultural aspects unique to the "Black Experience" such as Juneteenth and Kwanzaa. From 1980-2008, A C Bilbrew Library has hosted the County Library's African American History Month Celebration. The "Living Black History Tribute" first honoree was Eubie Blake. This became the "African-American Living Legend" Series. Past Honorees have included Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Coretta Scott King, and Ray Charles. An interactive Living Legends digital display is featured in the main lobby. The library is located in an unincorporated area west of the City of Compton.

Upcoming events

Wed, Jun 12, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Activity Room
Come play with us! Help your child learn fine motor, gross motor, and social/emotional skills with age-appropriate hands-on activities and toys! For infants and toddlers ages 0 - 3 with parents or caregivers.
Registration is now closed

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, 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

Wed, Jun 12, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for an afternoon of gaming on the Nintendo Switch! Learn about our Teen Advisory Board while having some fun. For ages 12 - 18.

Thu, Jun 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity Room
Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth with a special performance by Melanie Haymon of Mocha House Productions. This program will focus on African American Culture by educating & entertaining us through song, word, and/or artifact. All ages welcome!

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults 18+.

Thu, Jun 20, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Activity Room
Join us to learn about 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 provider. For parents and caregivers of children ages 3 - 12.

Mon, Jun 24, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity 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, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
While enjoying summer, join Drones4kids for a drone-flying program in the library meeting room! Kids will have the opportunity to fly a drone and learn how drones are utilized. For children ages 7 - 12 with parent or caregiver.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Start your summer off with a mystery by reading: A Royal Conundrum (The Misfits) by Lisa Yee. Then, join an engaging discussion of this book along with trivia, games and other fun activities! Recommended Ages: 9 - 12. Reading level: 3rd - 7th grade.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Arts/crafts extension activities included. For ages 2 - 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jun 26, 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 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For ages 14 - 17.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Activity Room
Looking for fun this summer? Beat the heat and join us for an evening of board and video game fun! We have a variety of games for the whole family to play - infants/toddlers included!  All ages welcome.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Arts/crafts extension activities included. For ages 2 - 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Discover the best ways to navigate around LA County using public transportation. In addition, we will share transportation safety tips and preview a practice driving test. After, play Mario Kart with other teens. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Wed, Jul 10, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Arts/crafts extension activities included. For ages 2 - 5 with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Cool off at the library and paint your own masterpiece! Learn some basic acrylic painting techniques while you create your own summer beach scene on canvas.  For ages 13 - 17.

Thu, Jul 11, 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Activity Room
Learn about cultures and faiths around the world through celebrations happening this summer. Explore the traditions of Summer Solstice, Obon, and Paryushana Parva. Then write a story about your family or favorite summer memory. For ages 8 - 12.