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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. Huntington Park 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. Huntington Park 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’s 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.

Huntington Park Library

Phone: 323.583.1461

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

Proudly serving the residents of the vibrant City of Huntington Park and neighboring areas, the Huntington Park Library was founded in 1913 and originally housed in the City Hall.

As the library continued to grow, it moved to larger locations in 1924 and 1931. The present library building in the Civic Center was dedicated in 1970.

A significant sculpture designed by artist Tom Van Sant, "Flight Form," was also dedicated in 1970 and is suspended from the second floor ceiling.

An active Friends of the Library group was formed in 1996 to promote and support Library services to the community.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon of crocheting.   We will help you start with the basics. Are you an experienced crocheter? Drop by and share your knowledge with other teens.  We encourage all levels of experience. For teens ages 12 – 18.

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a book discussion of Swim Home to the Vanished by Brendan Shay Basham.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Wed, Jul 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
What generates power and makes things spin? Wind! People have used wind power to sail across the world. Learn about wind energy and create your own pinwheel. The more air the pinwheel gets, the faster it spins! For ages 5 – 12 and their families.

Wed, Jul 24, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Come learn about the history and science behind roller coasters. Construct and design a marble run roller coaster and race them against your friends. For tweens and teens, ages 12-18.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Join us for a morning of play and creativity! Help children improve fine motor skills, learn shapes and colors with different activity stations. Come and enjoy a unique family bonding experience! For ages 0 - 5 and their parents or caregivers.

Tue, Jul 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join the Teen Advisory Board! This month we will share our favorite books to read to help inspire designing a book cover for a journal. Use your journal to write your favorite book quotes or create a new summer reading book list! For teens 13-17.

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Wed, Jul 31, 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room
Gardening expert Joan Borgman will demonstrate how to grow aromatic herbs and healthy vegetables. Participants will take home their very own potted plants! All materials will be provided. For ages 5 – 12 and their families.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
What do handwriting, calligraphy, drawing, and hand lettering all have in common? All help with coordination, memory, relaxation and boost your creativity! Come in and create a personalized pencil bag for the new school year! For teens ages 13 – 17.

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Wed, Aug 07, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Create your own electronics with colorful snap-on components that makes circuits light up, record and plays sound, and more! Work with a partner or in a team to built the most impressive device! Ages 7 to 18 and their families. 

Wed, Aug 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
Did you sign up for the Summer Discovery Program?  Do you need a book to read or a quiet place to read the next chapter?  Come join us for a relaxing hour of reading in a cozy setting.  For Adults

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon of crocheting. We will help you start with the basics. Are you an experienced crocheter? Drop by and share your knowledge with other teens. We encourage all levels of experience. For teens ages 13-17.

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

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.