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Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape - Inspired by L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón

In-Person Program

2024-07-08 16:00:00 2024-07-08 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape - Inspired by L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults. Acton Agua Dulce Library - Meeting Room

Monday, July 08
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-08 16:00:00 2024-07-08 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape - Inspired by L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults. Acton Agua Dulce Library - Meeting Room

Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón and the following book passage:

“It’s always nice out.”

“People around the country tend to think so. East Coast people, people from the Midwest. They say, ‘There’s no weather in L.A. It’s always seventy-two and sunny,’ but that’ inaccurate. Few people consider our five seasons to be different from one another, but they are. You know this. I know this because we’ve lived here all our lives. Ah, but go ahead and tell this to someone back east. Our winter rainy season overlaps with our sunny and mild spring, then with our jacaranda season, our horribly hot late summer, and the Santa Ana season. That’s five seasons there. Of course, some people in town would include the award season, but that’s not climate-related unless Oscars’ red carpet gets rained on. And then, what about the drought, the winds, the marine layer, the brushfires, the gigafires, the mud-slides, the landslides, the flash floods, the atmospheric rivers…” 

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.

Acton Agua Dulce Library

Phone: 661.269.7101

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

In 2003, John Brevidoro and his brother, Robert, donated 1.5 acres of land on Crown Valley Road in Acton to the County of Los Angeles for the site of a new County library to serve the residents of the communities of Acton and Agua Dulce in northern Los Angeles County. The Brevidoro brothers donated the land in memory of their parents, Christopher C. and Ida G. Brevidoro, the founders of the Colombo Lilac Ranch in Acton.

The library itself is named in honor of their father, Christopher Colombo Brevidoro, who emigrated from Genoa, Italy to California in November 1920. The children's reading area within the library is named in honor of their mother, Ida Ghio Brevidoro, a native Southern Californian.

The Library opened on September 29, 2010.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join gardener Joan Borgman for a hands-on workshop and make your own beautiful succulent terrariums to take home! You'll learn how to care for your succulents and how to help them grow.  All materials will be provided. For adults.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Today, Summer Discovery has us exploring rainbows. An experiment that includes chemistry and fine motor skills to boot! This fizzy rainbow activity is an excellent and easy way to explore rainbows with your preschoolers. For ages 3 - 5.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 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 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
For this Summer Discovery program we will be reading, "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs". Then put on our engineer hats and build houses out of various materials, such as the big blue blocks, to stand up to the big bad wolf. For ages 5 – 12. 

Tue, Jul 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Summer Discovery at the library finds us uncovering your hidden superhero. Today you  create your own superhero identity complete with mask and cape, design your own side kick, and have fun with various other activities. For ages 5 – 12. 

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 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.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Show your love of reading with others by designing a tote bag inspired by books! We’ll provide fabric markers and totes; you’ll create a handmade one-of-a-kind gift using your artistic imagination. For ages 13 – 17.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate the end of the Summer Discovery Program! Ice cream, games, prizes and book giveaways. While you are here, take some time to learn about what library resources we have to help you when school start. Everyone welcome!

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
 Join us as we celebrate the book 'The Baby Goes Beep' by Rebecca O'Connell with fun activities for ages 3 - 5! 

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Come join us for this Summer Discovery Program and learn about the art of collage while developing fine motor skills and awareness of color and texture. For ages 2 - 5.

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to create your own personalized student planner so you can start off the school year running! While you are here take some time to learn about some of the resources the library has available to you with your library card. For ages 13 - 18.

Thu, Aug 08, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
We close out our SDP with a program totally about Harry Potter. Bring your spell making skills, your dragon raising skills, and your potion making skills. Also, read or reread the first book so you can show off your trivia skills! For ages 5 – 17.