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

In-Person Program

2024-07-15 10:30:00 2024-07-15 11:30:00 America/Los_Angeles 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. Hacienda Heights Library - Meeting Room

Monday, July 15
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-07-15 10:30:00 2024-07-15 11:30:00 America/Los_Angeles 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. Hacienda Heights 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.

Hacienda Heights Library

Phone: 626.968.9356

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Hacienda Heights Library first opened January 25, 1960 at 1016 S. Hacienda Blvd. & Gale Avenue in a leased 3,000 square foot building, with Mrs. Clara Mohlengraft as librarian.

In 1966 it moved to a 1,100 square foot double trailer at 2054 S. Hacienda Blvd. near Halliburton Rd., with Dorthy Nichols in charge.

The current library of 10,400 square feet was opened in Nov. 1972 by then Supervisor Pete Schabarum and Librarian Mary Jane Merrel.

Following a renovation in summer 1992, the library reopened in its present location, with Charles Kaufman as the Community Library Manager. John McClellan was the Community Library Manager from 1996 to March 2002.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Learning to identify letters can be done through life experiences. Help your child gain literacy skills by going shopping! Children will decorate a paper bag and have fun searching for letters. For ages 18 months – 4 yrs with a parent or caregiver.

Mon, Jul 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Shoot some hoops, learn how to hopscotch and try your hand at jumping rope. We're bringing the playground indoors for some air-conditioned fun! Registration is required. Ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby’s pre-literacy, cognitive, and motor skills while you bond through songs, rhymes, and movement. For babies up to 24 months, with parent or caregiver.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 11:15am - 11:45am
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, Jul 26, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Curiosity Club is like a book club, but better. We read, ask questions, talk, create and earn prizes. Activities change from one session to the next. Bring your brain your curiosity and your sense of fun. For kids ages 9-11. 

Fri, Jul 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Whether you participated in the Summer Discovery Program or were a teen volunteer at the library, this day is to celebrate you.  For ages 12 – 17.

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an afternoon of live music, as Michael Jay presents his Johnny Cash Americana Music program! For adults. Space is limited. For adults.

Mon, Aug 19, 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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