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Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape - Inspired by L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón

In-Person Program

2024-06-28 15:00:00 2024-06-28 17:00:00 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. Carson Library - Meeting Room

Friday, June 28
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-28 15:00:00 2024-06-28 17:00:00 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. Carson Library - Meeting Room

Carson 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.

Carson Library

Phone: 310.830.0901

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

Established in 1938 as the Keystone Branch, the library merged with the Carson Branch in 1959. The present building was opened in 1972 and serves 19.24 square miles.

Upcoming events

Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 4:15pm
A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led. For adults.

Sat, Jul 27, 3:30pm - 8:15pm
Carson Library is providing shuttle service to and from our One Book, One County Author Talk Celebration at Gloria Molina Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles on July 27. Reserve your spot today!

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Discover how wind power can be converted to electricity and design your own mini wind turbine. For ages 10 - 18.
This event is full

Fri, Aug 02, 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, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the LA County Public Defender's office for a Criminal Record Expungement Clinic. You may be eligible to have prior arrests and/or old misdemeanor/felony convictions removed from your legal records and/or sealed from general public.

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of art and storytelling. We’ll discuss the finer points of creative writing and how to create compelling stories and characters, then collaborate as a group to write an original narrative. For ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Aug 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for this calming and tactile craft and design your own crystal sun catcher to brighten any indoor or outdoor space. Make an awesome gift or enjoy it yourself as a wall or window decoration. For ages 13 – 17.

Fri, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 5:10pm
Training Room
A musical romance about a pianist and an actress who pursue their dreams in Los Angeles. Please join us for the 6 Oscars winning picture of 2016. For ages 13+.