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Under the Sea Magic Flashlights

In-Person Program

2024-07-24 15:30:00 2024-07-24 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Under the Sea Magic Flashlights 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. Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, July 24
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-24 15:30:00 2024-07-24 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Under the Sea Magic Flashlights 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. Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Duarte Library

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.

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, 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

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

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.

Fri, Jul 26, 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 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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, 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.

Thu, Aug 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Love drinking boba tea? Join us in learning about the history of tea making, its health benefits, and modern boba tea culture today. Then, to honor this valued drink, create a boba plushie using supplies provided. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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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