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One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón

In-Person Program

2024-07-17 15:00:00 2024-07-17 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults. San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 17
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-17 15:00:00 2024-07-17 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults. San Gabriel Library - Meeting Room

San Gabriel Library

Meeting Room

Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk.

About One Book, One County

One Book, One County is a community reading program for Summer 2024 that celebrates collaboration, education, and conversation across our county and emphasizes the power of connected libraries to create connected communities. This program is unique because instead of one book for one library system, all 9.8 million County residents are invited to read one book together, with supportive programming provided by a network of partnered Los Angeles County library jurisdictions. Learn more about this initiative at LACountyLibrary.org/onebook

About L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón
The 2024 selection for One Book, One County is L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. Published in 2022, L.A. Weather is a New York Times bestseller that follows the Mexican-American Alvarado family during a year in Los Angeles “as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.”

María Amparo Escandón is a New York Times best-selling bilingual author (English/Spanish). Her novel, L.A. Weather, is a Reese’s Book Club pick and the winner of the Fiction Award at the International Latino Book Awards, 2022. Her first novel Esperanza’s Box of Saints, (Santitos in Spanish) has been the number one best seller in the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers List, it has 21 foreign editions and is read in over 86 countries. Her second novel is González & Daughter Trucking Co. (Transportes González e Hija, S.A. in Spanish.) María has been an L.A. resident for forty years.

San Gabriel Library

Phone: 626.287.0761

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 Closed
Tue, Jul 23 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

About the branch

San Gabriel Library was founded in 1915 and moved to its present site in 1967. The non-profit Friends of the San Gabriel Library organization was founded in 1967 to support and promote awareness of the Library and its services.  An interior mural painted by accomplished Native American artist Robert Freeman in 1984 depicts life at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in the late eighteenth century while recognizing the importance of the indigenous people of the area, the Gabrielino-Tongva Nation.

The library underwent a refurbishment in 2007 that added an elevator tower, enhanced community room, updated technology, new furnishings, and a bright and colorful redesign which included a paint restoration of the mural. 

Upcoming events

Fri, Jul 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Sat, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a fun, learning-centered activity. Activities range from technology to art to everything in between. For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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

Sat, Aug 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Play BINGO and other board and active games with family and friends. Check out our game-related book display for family game ideas to enjoy together at home.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services. For ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about how Benjamin Franklin structured his daily schedule. Afterwards, set yourself up for success at school by creating your own planner! As Franklin has said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" For ages 12 – 17.

Sat, Aug 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon with us and create your own decoden keychain! Decoden is a Japanese decorating trend where simulation cream glue and charms are used to decorate everyday items like phone cases and keychains. For ages 12– 17.

Wed, Aug 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for book club as we discuss The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For ages 18 and up.

Fri, Aug 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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.