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One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón

In-Person Program

2024-07-03 16:00:00 2024-07-03 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults. East Los Angeles Library -

Wednesday, July 03
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-03 16:00:00 2024-07-03 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles One Book, One County Book Club - L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults. East Los Angeles Library -

Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón.

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.

East Los Angeles Library

Phone: 323.264.0155

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

East Los Angeles Library was established on May 1, 1923, with a small collection of books in the corner of a local store. Three months later, a small building was constructed to house the collection.

In 1924, another building was constructed at Kern Avenue near Whittier Boulevard to become the new site of the public library. Then in 1932, the library moved to 679 Fetterly Avenue, where it was located for 35 years before being moved to a new building, on the corner of Third and Fetterly in 1967.

Thanks to funding from Gloria Molina, Supervisor of the First District, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the library moved into its new location in September 2004.

This brand new library building is over 26,000 square feet, nearly double the size of the old building. The library is located within the East Los Angeles Civic Center, which also includes the East Los Angeles County Hall, Courthouse, Probation Department, Sheriff's station, Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center, and Belvedere Park Lake. The library now offers expanded services and collections and an expanded Chicano Resource Center in a separate room.

Community residents requested that the new library reflect Mayan design and themes. Since many Mayan structures in southern Mexico and Central America were astronomical observatories, the designers incorporated references to the sun and the moon, both themes in Mayan art, in the pavement at the entrances and in the lobby.

The interior foyer features artist Jose Antonio Aguirre's monumental mosaic mural cycle "OUR LEGACY: Forever Presente..." which is a visual tribute to East Los Angeles' proud cultural heritage and socio-political struggle.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Hey Teens! Drop by the Library for a summer afternoon of gaming with your friends. We have a Nintendo Switch and games like MarioKart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros Ultimate – along with a selection of classic board games too! For ages 12 - 18.

Tue, Jul 23, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
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.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
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 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby's early learning skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and gentle movement. For ages 0 - 18 months with parent or caregiver.

Thu, Jul 25, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Sat, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 8:15pm
East Los Angeles Library is providing shuttle service to and from our One Book, One County Author Talk Celebration at Gloria Molina Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles on July 27. Reserve your spot today!

Tue, Jul 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us to decorate a fun picture frame and choose a photo of someone you love and are proud of to put into the frame! For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning storytime designed for babies and their caregivers. Build your baby's early learning skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and gentle movement. For ages 0 - 18 months with parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Bring the family to see Disney Pixar animated film "Elemental". Learn about the unlikely or likely duos in Elemental City after the movie through a fun game. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested. Ages 6-12

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Mon, Aug 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
End the summer by plant your very own flowers. Join us as we learn the basics of planting and caring for potted flowers. You will also have a chance to decorate a mini ceramic terra-cotta pot using acrylic paint! For ages 12 – 18.

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
A discussion of Patricia Highsmith's THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. For adults.

Wed, Aug 07, 5:15pm - 7:10pm
Meeting Room
A screening of the 1998 film THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. For adults

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.

Mon, Aug 12, 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.
Register

Tue, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
An afternoon of adult coloring and classical music. For adults.

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
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.

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
¿Conoce a algún adulto hispanohablante que quiera aprender lectura o escritura básica en español? Estudiantes aprenderán los sonidos del alfabeto, leerán y escribirán palabras sencillas, y aprenderán escritura en español. Para adultos.