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Fairy Tale Doors

In-Person Program

2024-06-20 15:00:00 2024-06-20 16:00:00 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. Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Thursday, June 20
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-20 15:00:00 2024-06-20 16:00:00 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. Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Duarte Library

Meeting Room

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!

Duarte Library

Phone: 626.358.1865

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

Library service on an established basis began in 1950 in a small room of the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Wayland Morrison, with Mrs. Lisa Pederson as the librarian. The holdings were small, but the request system of the County Library gave the community access to the vast resources of the system.

In 1954, a storefront building in Bank of America Square was made available. Since the location was more central, more patrons came, circulation increased, and however inadequate the facility, the library provided vital, friendly service to the rapidly growing community.

With a nucleus of members from the Duarte Women's Club, the Friends of the Duarte Library was formed, and in 1961, Mrs. Richard (Aloysia) Moore was elected first permanent president. Mrs. Moore, who had been instrumental in the formation of library service in Duarte, was appointed as Library Regional Council Member to the Advisory Board for the County Library.

Mrs. Moore promptly began plans to provide a larger facility and with the considerable help of the Women's Club, the County Librarian, Mr. William Geller and his staff as well as the citizens of Duarte, a new facility was dedicated in 1966. Mrs. Moore was on the dedication platform as City Councilwoman, with Los Angeles County Supervisor Frank Bonelli and Mr. William Geller, the County Librarian.

In April 1977, the main reading room was dedicated to Dr. and Mrs. Wayland Morrison (Lucile P Morrison), thus providing recognition of the continuity of purpose in the history of library service in Duarte.

Library service in the city of Duarte has gone from a small collection to a sizable collection of books, magazines and newspapers in both the adult and children's departments. The Library also has an active Friends of the Library group.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 25, 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.
Register

Wed, Jun 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Go back in time to the early 2000s with XBOX 360! Learn older-style game consoles by playing with the XBOX 360. No experience necessary. Console, remote, and games provided.

Fri, Jun 28, 11:00am - 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.

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 03, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about Raising Resilient 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 ages 3 – 12.

Fri, Jul 05, 11:00am - 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 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate summer by creating beautiful summer themed suncatchers. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver

Thu, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Terrariums are a great way to add a little greenery to your desk. Join us as we make some colorful succulent sand terrariums. Learn about the history of terrariums and their growth in popularity over the years. For ages 13 – 17.

Fri, Jul 12, 11:00am - 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.

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Explore early learning skills, pre-writing, imagination, and problem solving with your child through free-form art activities. For children from ages 3 to 5 and their Caregivers

Wed, Jul 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
We have bricks of all sizes and shapes. You can use bricks to create practically anything you can imagine. What will you create? After the program, our brick creations will be put on display in our Library Display Case. All Ages are Welcome!

Thu, Jul 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Are you Spider-Man on social media and Peter Parker offline? Engage in activities examining how we hide our true selves. We’ll explore approaches to closing the gap between these identities and loving ourselves. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Fri, Jul 19, 11:00am - 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.

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Come be creative with us! What will we make? Will it be a multi-media collage? Will it be a painted landscape? Come find out! All supplies will be provided. For Children and Teens ages 5 to 17.

Wed, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach but have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of the sea? Learn about the animals that inhabit the ocean and create your very own paper undersea ecosystem. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.