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

In-Person Program

2024-06-26 18:00:00 2024-06-26 19:00:00 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. Angelo M. Iacoboni Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 26
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-26 18:00:00 2024-06-26 19:00:00 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. Angelo M. Iacoboni 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.

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

Phone: 562.866.1777

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 Closed
Tue, Jul 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library was founded in 1954 - the same year that Lakewood officially incorporated as a city. Originally the library was located in the Faculty Shops in Lakewood Center near what was then the City Hall.

The library moved to a larger building in 1959 and was rededicated in 1965 as the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library, after Lakewood's first mayor.

The library moved to its present location in 1973. An active Friends of the Library group was formed in 1972 and supports the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library and the George Nye, Jr. Library, which is also in Lakewood.

On February 12, 2001, the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library reopened for service following several months of renovation. The project was a joint effort of Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe, the City of Lakewood and the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The remodeled library has a different layout, improved lighting, technology upgrades, and a Friends of the Library Bookstore.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! New participants are always welcome—bring a friend! For ages 12 - 18.

Fri, Jul 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join Luce Puppet Company as we sail the Seven Seas with Sailor Sam and his little pal Salty as they search for adventure, treasure and…. a boat that won’t sink! For ages 6 - 12

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 3 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Have fun with your toddler as they explore their sense of touch using a Sensory Cube. Toddlers will explore different textures and create their own sensory cube to explore at home. For ages 2 – 4 with their parent or caregiver.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Are you up for this Summer Discovery Program 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.

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us in the meeting room to learn about the history and cultural significance of the art of henna design. You'll also get the chance to design a temporary henna tattoo on your own hands to show off this summer! For ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for our monthly book club! This month we'll be discussing "Calico Joe" by John Grisham. Copies of the book will be available at the customer service desk. This program is for adults.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 3 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for our monthly book club! This month we'll be discussing "Calico Joe" by John Grisham. Copies of the book will be available at the customer service desk. This program is for adults.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Music helps your baby’s brain make more learning connections, build fine and gross motor skills, and teach social skills. Come play with us! For ages 0 - 2 years and caregivers. Registration Required.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 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.

Fri, Aug 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Learn about illusory motion and our persistence of vision by making a thaumatrope – an optical illusion toy that dates back to the Victorian era!  For ages 6 - 12 and their caregivers.

Tue, Aug 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE School Readiness Vaccines for Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines for all ages. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured.
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Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 3 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about solar energy this summer and make your own solar oven to melt and cook items without electricity. For ages 10 - 18.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Music helps your baby’s brain make more learning connections, build fine and gross motor skills, and teach social skills. Come play with us! For ages 0 - 2 years and caregivers. Registration Required.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about raising confident children and explore strategies to take home and try with your family. This seminar will be led by an accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Program librarian. For parents and caregivers of 3 - 12.

Wed, Aug 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a special Rainbow Parenting and Family Program Smarty Pants Storytime! Meet other local LGBTQ families, share experiences, inspire and encourage each other! For kids ages 3 - 5 and their families. Registration Required

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room
Music helps your baby’s brain make more learning connections, build fine and gross motor skills, and teach social skills. Come play with us! For ages 0 - 2 years and caregivers. Registration Required.
This event is full