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Smart Start Art

In-Person Program

2024-06-11 18:30:00 2024-06-11 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Smart Start Art 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 Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-11 18:30:00 2024-06-11 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Smart Start Art 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 Duarte Library - Meeting Room

Duarte Library

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

This program is part of Smart Start at the Library, LA County Library's collection of programs and services for
early learners ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers.

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees. 

AGE GROUP: | Toddlers | Preschoolers | Babies |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Literacy | Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies |

TAGS: | Smart Start |

Duarte Library

Phone: 626.358.1865

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 Closed
Tue, Jun 11 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 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

Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate the African American holiday Juneteenth by utilizing your creativity by making your very own Juneteenth-themed suncatcher. For Teens 12 – 17.

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we learn the fundamentals of working with clay from artist Claudia Hindu. We will complete a work of art each session using quick drying clay. This program is intended for children ages 7 – 12.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.

Sat, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we learn the fundamentals of working with clay from artist Claudia Hindu. We will complete a work of art each session using quick drying clay. This program is intended for children ages 7 – 12.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. 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.

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

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.