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Beaded Wind Chime

In-Person Program

2024-07-13 14:30:00 2024-07-13 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Beaded Wind Chime Join us at the library for a craft inspired by our One Book, One County book, 'L.A. Weather' by María Amparo Escandón. We'll have all the materials you need to make your own beaded wind chime that will hang beautifully in your home.  For adults Claremont Helen Renwick Library - Meeting Room

Saturday, July 13
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-13 14:30:00 2024-07-13 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Beaded Wind Chime Join us at the library for a craft inspired by our One Book, One County book, 'L.A. Weather' by María Amparo Escandón. We'll have all the materials you need to make your own beaded wind chime that will hang beautifully in your home.  For adults Claremont Helen Renwick Library - Meeting Room

Join us at the library for a craft inspired by our One Book, One County book, 'L.A. Weather' by María Amparo Escandón. We'll have all the materials you need to make your own beaded wind chime that will hang beautifully in your home.  For adults

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees. 


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.

Claremont Helen Renwick Library

Phone: 909.621.4902

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

Claremont Library was founded in 1914. It has been at its current location since 1928. The present building opened on April 25, 1975. The Friends of the Claremont Public Library was founded in 1957.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for our Shibori Tie-Dyeing class where we will demonstrate techniques that will allow you to produce different designs on fabric. Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique used to produce indigo patterns after treatment. For adults 18+
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Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Visiting artist Ana Parkinson will help you create fused, colorful glass bookmarks! The pieces will be ready for you to pick up a couple of weeks later at the library. For ages 6 – 17
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Thu, Jul 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
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.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 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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Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Why make a masterpiece when you can make a disaster? Well here is your chance! Make a sculpture, structure, drawing, necklace, mobile—whatever you want. Join us for a laid-back afternoon and make the worst piece of art of your dreams.  For ages 12-17

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the Travelling Naturalists as they read animal stories and introduce us to the real thing! Children will be able to meet and learn about animals, their behavior, and their environment! For ages 3 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate the end of the Summer Discovery Program on a high note, join us for our BIG, exciting drop-in Karaoke Bash! Meet new friends, enjoy some tasty treats, and celebrate a summer well read! For ages 3 – 12 with a parent or caregiver

Fri, Aug 09, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Create incredible shrinking art using shrink plastic. Make charms that can be used to make a key chain, necklace, earrings, or magnet! For ages 12 – 17

Rescheduled
Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Friday, August 09, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Create incredible shrinking art using shrink plastic. Make charms that can be used to make a key chain, necklace, earrings, or magnet! For ages 12 – 17

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
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 18+

Thu, Aug 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
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.

Fri, Aug 16, 10:20am - 10:50am
Meeting Room
Join us as Iwalani Venerable teaches about snare drums, bucket drumming, and indigenous drumming techniques! Children will let out their inner musician as well as learn about new instruments! Ages 6 months-2 years with parent or guardian
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Fri, Aug 16, 11:10am - 11:40am
Meeting Room
Join us as Iwalani Venerable teaches about snare drums, bucket drumming, and indigenous drumming techniques! Children will let out their inner musician as well as learn about new instruments! Ages 6 months-2 years with parent or guardian
This event is full