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door decorated with ribbon, glitter, and sequins

Fairy Tale Doors

In-Person Program

2024-07-10 16:00:00 2024-07-10 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Fairy Tale Doors 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. Willowbrook Library -

Wednesday, July 10
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-10 16:00:00 2024-07-10 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Fairy Tale Doors 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. Willowbrook Library -

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.

Join our free game for all ages! Earn badges and prizes as you log reading & activities. Visit LACountyLibrary.org/Summer-Discovery to learn more and sign up!

This program will take place in the Children's Area.

Willowbrook Library

Phone: 323.564.5698

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

Willowbrook Library occupies a very special place in the history of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles County Free Library, as it was then called, was founded September 5, 1912.

On Christmas Eve Day, 1912, the County Librarian received a petition from the residents of the Willowbrook Community, requesting that Willowbrook have the first County branch library. This petition was followed up with a long distance call from Mrs. Belle Jenks offering her services and her home for the purpose.

Both offers were accepted and on April 23, 1913, Willowbrook opened as the first branch library of the Los Angeles County Public Library with an initial shipment of 50 books. The library was open for 2 days in April 1913 and circulated 18 books.

In July 1919, the library was moved to a room in the Post Office at rental of $20.00 a month (later reduced during the Depression to $15.00 a month).

In 1950, a library was built on El Segundo Boulevard but was damaged by fire during the 1965 Watts riots. Rebuilt with community donations and dedicated in June 1966, Willowbrook Library served the community at the El Segundo location until the library was relocated to the Kenneth Hahn Plaza in 1987.

On July 28, 2018, Willowbrook Library opened to the public at its new location: 11737 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, 90059.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:00am - 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.

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn about the different types of sharks there are and why they're important for our ecosystem & then create your own corner shark bookmark and other fun shark crafts! For ages 5 - 12 with an adult.

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A suncatcher is decorative art used to catch and reflect sunlight, creating beautiful displays of color. Join us as we make radiant suncatchers and discuss their origins across multiple cultures and regions.  For Ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 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.

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What makes some objects sink and others float? Join us to learn about buoyancy, build your own boat with provided materials and then put your boat to the test; will it sink or float?! Recommended for ages 5 -12  with an adult.

Mon, Aug 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
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. For Adults.

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ice cream is a great way to cool off in the summer. Did you know you can make your very own in a bag? Join us as we learn the science of ice cream and enjoy our delicious creations. For Ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ever wonder what the deep sea is really like? Wonder no more! Come join us to learn about the deep sea and its various creatures ! Then create your own magical mason jar aquarium! Recommended for ages 5 - 12  with an adult.

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Comic art styles have evolved many times over the years. Ranging from classic comic strips to the modern styles we see today. Join us as we explore and learn about this medium of art while creating our own comic styled picture frames. For ages 13 -17

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Study Room B
Love drinking boba tea? Join us in learning about the history of tea making, its health benefits, and modern boba tea culture today. Then, to honor this valued drink, create a boba plushie using supplies provided. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.