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Cover of Planting Stories, by Anika Aldamuy Denise

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Planting Stories

In-Person Program

2022-09-15 16:00:00 2022-09-15 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Hispanic Heritage Month: Planting Stories Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise. Learn about famed Latinx author and librarian Pura Belpré, and create paper-bag puppets! For ages 4 - 12. Westlake Village Library -

Thursday, September 15
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-15 16:00:00 2022-09-15 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Hispanic Heritage Month: Planting Stories Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise. Learn about famed Latinx author and librarian Pura Belpré, and create paper-bag puppets! For ages 4 - 12. Westlake Village Library -

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise. Learn about famed Latinx author and librarian Pura Belpré, and create paper-bag puppets! For ages 4 - 12.

Join us for a reading of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian Pura Belpré, by Anika Aldamuy Denise. We are celebrating the famed Latinx author and librarian whose writing and travels raised awareness of the importance of seeing oneself represented in stories. Create a paper-bag puppet so that you can tell your own stories as Pura Belpré did!

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. 


This event is held in-person. LA County Public Health strongly encourages masks and physical distancing indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks will continue to be available for customers upon request. Please see the Guidelines for Attendees during the registration process for more information.

 

Westlake Village Library

Phone: 818.865.9230

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 Closed
Tue, Jun 11 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 Closed

About the branch

The first Westlake Village Daniel K. Ludwig Library was dedicated on March 27, 1993. The library operates under a joint agreement between the City of Westlake Village and the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

The library was named after Westlake Village developer and visionary, Daniel K. Ludwig. The library moved to a brand new and larger facility on February 5, 2002.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Make a shrinky dink to represent your favorite book or character, or a personal one that describes your mood! For ages 8 - 12.

Sat, Jun 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Making art helps us with our physical, emotional and mental health. We will be making dot mandalas, which are often times used as a tool for meditation and are meant to represent the self and the universe. For adults. 
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
In honor of Pride Month, we will learn about the importance of the colors represented in the pride flag while painting an abstract rainbow. We will use simple techniques to create a fun and unique acrylic painting. For ages 13 - 17

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Clay has been used to create things like bricks and decorative items for thousands of years. Join us and create your own masterpiece using Model Magic. We provide the clay, you bring the imagination! For ages 5 - 12.

Sat, Jun 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Making art helps us with our physical, emotional and mental health. Using a few simple supplies, we will create a cute set of unique magnets. This event is part of the Summer Discovery Program. For adults.

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Flowers brighten our day! Explore some of California's famous wildflowers while creating a charming pressed flower decoupage votive. This event is part of the Summer Discovery Program. For ages 13 - 17

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come one, come all to a fantastic variety show that's fun for the whole family! From amazing feats of juggling to astonishing grand illusions, prepare to be astonished by the Amazing Arty Loon. For ages 5 - 12.

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 adults

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Why does the surface of a bubble look like a rainbow? Learn about why this happens and create your own bubble painting using simple techniques. This event is part of the Summer Discovery Program. For ages 13 - 17.

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join Fireworks Studio in learning about glass artwork and making a special suncatcher. It will be taken back to their studio, fired, and returned to you for a beautiful keepsake! For ages 6 - 12 years and their parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jul 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrariums are a great way to add a little greenery to your desk. Join us as we make some colorful succulent sand terrariums. Learn about the history of terrariums and their growth in popularity over the years. For ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Jul 10, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach but have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of the sea? Learn about the animals that inhabit the ocean and create your very own paper undersea ecosystem. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.