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

In-Person Program

2024-07-23 17:00:00 2024-07-23 18:00:00 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. Willowbrook Library -

Tuesday, July 23
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-23 17:00:00 2024-07-23 18:00:00 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. Willowbrook Library -

Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

This event will take place in the Children's Area. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, see library staff, or register online at Visit.LACountyLibrary.org/Events and filter by location or event date. 

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.

Willowbrook Library

Phone: 323.564.5698

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

About the branch

Willowbrook Library occupies a very special place in the history of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The Los Angeles County Free Library, as it was then called, was founded September 5, 1912.

On Christmas Eve Day, 1912, the County Librarian received a petition from the residents of the Willowbrook Community, requesting that Willowbrook have the first County branch library. This petition was followed up with a long distance call from Mrs. Belle Jenks offering her services and her home for the purpose.

Both offers were accepted and on April 23, 1913, Willowbrook opened as the first branch library of the Los Angeles County Public Library with an initial shipment of 50 books. The library was open for 2 days in April 1913 and circulated 18 books.

In July 1919, the library was moved to a room in the Post Office at rental of $20.00 a month (later reduced during the Depression to $15.00 a month).

In 1950, a library was built on El Segundo Boulevard but was damaged by fire during the 1965 Watts riots. Rebuilt with community donations and dedicated in June 1966, Willowbrook Library served the community at the El Segundo location until the library was relocated to the Kenneth Hahn Plaza in 1987.

On July 28, 2018, Willowbrook Library opened to the public at its new location: 11737 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, 90059.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A suncatcher is decorative art used to catch and reflect sunlight, creating beautiful displays of color. Join us as we make radiant suncatchers and discuss their origins across multiple cultures and regions.  For Ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:00am - 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.

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What makes some objects sink and others float? Join us to learn about buoyancy, build your own boat with provided materials and then put your boat to the test; will it sink or float?! Recommended for ages 5 -12  with an adult.

Mon, Aug 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Make your own bird feeder, create a fly through restaurant for our avian neighbors, and learn the different methods of bird identification with library books and smartphone apps. For Adults.

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ice cream is a great way to cool off in the summer. Did you know you can make your very own in a bag? Join us as we learn the science of ice cream and enjoy our delicious creations. For Ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ever wonder what the deep sea is really like? Wonder no more! Come join us to learn about the deep sea and its various creatures ! Then create your own magical mason jar aquarium! Recommended for ages 5 - 12  with an adult.

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Comic art styles have evolved many times over the years. Ranging from classic comic strips to the modern styles we see today. Join us as we explore and learn about this medium of art while creating our own comic styled picture frames. For ages 13 -17

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Study Room B
Love drinking boba tea? Join us in learning about the history of tea making, its health benefits, and modern boba tea culture today. Then, to honor this valued drink, create a boba plushie using supplies provided. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.