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

In-Person Program

2024-07-16 14:00:00 2024-07-16 15:00:00 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. Lawndale Library -

Tuesday, July 16
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-16 14:00:00 2024-07-16 15:00:00 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. Lawndale Library -

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.

Lawndale Library

Phone: 310.676.0177

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

The first library in Lawndale - one of the earliest branches of the County of Los Angeles Public Library - opened December 26, 1913 at the corner of Railroad Ave. and Market St. (now Hawthorne Blvd. and 147th St.).

The current Lawndale Library opened to great fanfare March 18, 2009 after 52 years of serving the community in a 3500 sq. ft. building next door.

The new building features a glass artwork, Subdivisions, by Anne Marie Karlsen.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the ESL Social Club to practice speaking English with other English-language learners in a judgement-free, supportive space. For adults.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For teens.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about cultures and faiths around the world through celebrations happening this summer. Explore the traditions of Summer Solstice, Obon, and Paryushana Parva. Then write a story about your family or favorite summer memory. For ages 8-12.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Letters and postcards were not always sent electronically. The fastest and easiest way to communicate was through mail. Join us and explore the tradition and art of composing a letter, then paint a postcard to take home. For ages 5 - 12.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Tue, Aug 06, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the ESL Social Club to practice speaking English with other English-language learners in a judgement-free, supportive space. For adults.

Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference Room
Discover new titles and genres while getting to know new book-loving friends. This month's discussion will be about Blood Orange by Susan Wittig Albert. For adults.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
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, Aug 10, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Drop in any time and join us for an afternoon of open-ended crafting. We will provide crafting materials, just bring your imagination. For ages 5 - 12.

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 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.
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Thu, Aug 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room
Learn about illusory motion and our persistence of vision by making a thaumatrope - an optical illusion toy that dates back to the Victorian era! For ages 13 - 17.

Tue, Aug 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the ESL Social Club to practice speaking English with other English-language learners in a judgement-free, supportive space. For adults.