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

In-Person Program

2024-06-04 18:00:00 2024-06-04 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Join us for a special One Book, One County edition of book club as we discuss L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For adults. Bell Gardens Library -

Tuesday, June 04
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-04 18:00:00 2024-06-04 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Join us for a special One Book, One County edition of book club as we discuss L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For adults. Bell Gardens Library -

Join us for a special One Book, One County edition of book club as we discuss L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. For adults.

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.

Bell Gardens Library

Phone: 562.927.1309

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 Closed
Tue, Jun 25 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 Closed

About the branch

Bell Gardens Library first opened in August, 1938 at 5656 Live Oak St. As the City of Bell Gardens grew and expanded, so did the library.

On September 22, 1958 the library moved to 7515 Eastern Ave. (a store front location).

The library moved to its current location, 7110 S. Garfield Avenue, on May 7th, 1970. On July 21, 2007 the library had a Grand Re-Opening ceremony to celebrate a 6-month major refurbishment project.

Upcoming events

Fri, Jun 28, 11:30am - 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.

Fri, Jul 05, 11:30am - 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.

Sat, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 0-36 months and caregivers.

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for book club as we discuss Tourist Season by Brenda Novak. Copies of this title are available at the Information Desk. 

Fri, Jul 12, 11:30am - 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.

Fri, Jul 19, 11:30am - 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.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 - 36 months and caregivers.