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

In-Person Program

2024-07-06 15:00:00 2024-07-06 16:00:00 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. Westlake Village Library -

Saturday, July 06
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-06 15:00:00 2024-07-06 16:00:00 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. Westlake Village 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.

Westlake Village Library

Phone: 818.865.9230

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 Westlake Village Daniel K. Ludwig Library was dedicated on March 27, 1993. The library operates under a joint agreement between the City of Westlake Village and the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

The library was named after Westlake Village developer and visionary, Daniel K. Ludwig. The library moved to a brand new and larger facility on February 5, 2002.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Make some adorable and sweet donut charms using polymer clay all while learning some quick techniques on how to improve your positivity and sweeten your day.  This event is part of the Summer Discovery Program. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learning to identify letters can be done through life experiences. Help your child gain new literacy skills by going shopping! Children will decorate a paper bag and have fun searching for letters. For ages 18 mos – 4 yrs with a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby’s pre-literacy, cognitive, and motor skills while enjoying songs, rhymes, and movement. For ages 0 - 2 years with a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Jul 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Create a decorative beeswax candle centerpiece for your table! For adults.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Art is a great way to relax and de-stress. Learn some simple techniques to help you deal with stress all while relaxing and using your creativity to make a gorgeous acrylic painting of flowers. For teens ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Learn the science of bubbles with shimmering waves of soap films, rainbow bubbles, big bubbles, small bubbles, square bubbles, triangle bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, and more bubbles! For ages 6 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby’s pre-literacy, cognitive, and motor skills while enjoying songs, rhymes, and movement. For ages 0 - 2 years with a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Aug 02, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
We will experiment with the medium of collages for this project. For adults
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dots have been used for making art by many artists, including Seurat, Kusama, and Lichtenstein. We will explore various examples of dot art and then create our own dot art inspired mug. For ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This month we are reading "Let Us Descend" by Jesmyn Ward. For adults.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Carlos Nieto III teaches step-by-step anime drawing program that teaches how to design an anime character and how to adjust the details. For ages 6 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Everyone could use a great tote bag and we’ve got the supplies to make your own tote truly awesome! We will use a simple tie-dye technique to create a fun and funky book bag. For Adults.
This event is full