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

In-Person Program

2024-07-20 11:00:00 2024-07-20 12:00:00 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 ages 18+. Compton Library - Meeting Room

Saturday, July 20
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-20 11:00:00 2024-07-20 12:00:00 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 ages 18+. Compton Library - Meeting Room

Compton 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 ages 18+.

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

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.

Compton Library

Phone: 310.637.0202

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 Closed
Tue, Jul 23 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 Closed

About the branch

Compton Library branch of the Los Angeles County Free library opened its doors in July of 1913, the 11th branch of today's LA County Library.

The library was located in a storefront building near Main and Tamarind Streets and was later moved to the Compton Union High School at 212 S Acacia Street.

In 1925 a separate building was erected in the City Hall Park at 123 W Almond Street, where it remained until 1974, when the current facility was dedicated at 240 W Compton Boulevard.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn with hands-on experience using the world's most popular building bricks. Build projects then get the opportunity to explore and discover the joys of STEM education. For Ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Create beautiful artwork with printed mosaics and learn about rocks, minerals, and ores. For ages 12 - 18

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us Friday for a film fest where we will show family friendly movies and have a mini discussion afterwards. The movie is rated PG. Recommended for children 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to discuss Grady Hendrix's, How to Sell a Haunted House. To borrow a print copy of the book, please contact the Compton Library directly. For ages 18+

Sat, Jul 27, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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.

Tue, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Have fun and enjoy the company of friends and family while playing a variety of board games. All games will be provided. For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver. 

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about Google's tools for communication, productivity and more. For ages 18+

Tue, Jul 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Build your toddler's pre-literacy, sensory, and motor skills while enjoying fingerpainting and art stamps. For ages 1 - 4 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Let your children discover their creative side.  A new art activity every week; all art supplies will be provided. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver

Wed, Jul 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Where does our food come from? Learn about growing fresh fruits and vegetables in Los Angeles and how environment impacts what we eat. Then, create a beginner garden to take home; all materials provided. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn with hands-on experience using the world's most popular building bricks. Build projects then get the opportunity to explore and discover the joys of STEM education. For Ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about Morse code and create a top-secret accessory. Write your name or favorite phrase using beads and the rules of Morse code. You’ll leave with a new piece of jewelry that only those who understand Morse code can decipher! For ages 12 – 18.

Fri, Aug 02, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us Friday for a film fest where we will show family friendly movies and have a mini discussion afterwards. The movie is rated PG. Recommended for children 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about mandalas and then color your own mandala. All supplies are provided. For ages 18+

Sat, Aug 03, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Join us for our second annual end of summer reading finale as we celebrate with books, activities, games, and more! Don't forget to bring your book bucks to redeem for prizes! Ages 5 - 12 and their adult caregiver. 

Wed, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Are you up for this Summer Discovery Program challenge? Think like an engineer, explore the design process, and create a marble maze using straws, tape, and a paper plate. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
We're having a party to celebrate the end of another summer discovery program. Registration is required. For ages 12 - 17

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Are you learning English as a Second Language? Join the conversation club and practice your English language speaking skills in a casual and relaxed environment. Each session includes a topic of the day. For ages 18+

Sat, Aug 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Music helps your baby’s brain make more learning connections, build fine and gross motor skills, and teach social skills. Come play with us! For ages 0 - 36 months and caregivers.

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Coco coir planters are made from the husks of coconuts which can be planted in the ground with no waste.  This workshop will help you start your seeds for your summer garden using this environmentally friendly material. For ages 18+

Thu, Aug 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn what cloud storage is, who offers it, and how to use it in this class. For ages 18+

Thu, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Try your hand at printmaking with an introduction to dry-point etching and learn a bit about this centuries-old art form. We’ll carve images onto acrylic plates then use them to create prints in various colors from a single design. For ages 13 – 17.

Thu, Aug 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Try your hand at printmaking with an introduction to dry-point etching and learn a bit about this centuries-old art form. We’ll carve images onto acrylic plates then use them to create prints in various colors from a single design. For ages 13 – 17.

Sat, Aug 24, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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.