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Photograph of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett with book cover of The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff with Author Mac Barnett & Illustrator Jon Klassen

In-Person Program

2022-10-23 13:00:00 2022-10-23 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles The Three Billy Goats Gruff with Author Mac Barnett & Illustrator Jon Klassen Renowned, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling duo, MAC BARNETT and JON KLASSEN, will present the first in their groundbreaking new collection of fractured Fairy Tale picture books—a hilarious twist on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Manhattan Beach Library -

Sunday, October 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-23 13:00:00 2022-10-23 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles The Three Billy Goats Gruff with Author Mac Barnett & Illustrator Jon Klassen Renowned, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling duo, MAC BARNETT and JON KLASSEN, will present the first in their groundbreaking new collection of fractured Fairy Tale picture books—a hilarious twist on The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Manhattan Beach Library -

Renowned, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling duo, MAC BARNETT and JON KLASSEN, will present the first in their groundbreaking new collection of fractured Fairy Tale picture books—a hilarious twist on The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Told with pitch perfect timing, hilarious detail, and Barnett's signature narrator voice, and brought to stunning visual life with Klassen’s brilliantly restrained illustrations, this is Billy Goats Gruff as never before. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is recommended for readers ages 4 - 8. 

Books will be on sale during the event in partnership with Pages: A Bookstore. 

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many picture books, including The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown, the New York Times bestselling The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, the Caldecott Honor Book and E.B. White Read Aloud Award-winner Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, and the Caldecott Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winner Extra Yarn. He is also the coauthor of the bestselling Terrible Two series with Jory John. Mac lives in Oakland, California. 

Jon Klassen is an animator and Governor General's Award-winning creator of children's books. His book This is Not My Hat won both the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenway Medal, making Jon the first person to win both awards for the same work. Jon was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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. 

Manhattan Beach Library

Phone: 310.545.8595

Hours
Mon, Jul 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Manhattan Beach Library was started as a subscription library in 1910 by the Neptunian Women's Club of Manhattan Beach.

The library became part of LA County Library in January 1915, making it one of the oldest continuing libraries in the county system. The library moved into a separate building in 1957 and to its current location in 1975. In 2013, construction began on a new more modern building that would meet the needs of the 35,000 residents in the 3.87 square mile community.

On May 1, 2015 the new 21,500 square foot building designed by architectural firm Johnson Favaro opened. It features a two-story modern design with panoramic ocean views, an interactive children's exhibit, fireplace, automated materials handling system, and self-check machines

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join Petra Poschmann for invigorating and relaxing yoga classes every Saturday morning in July. Bring your own mat, straps, and blocks or borrow some of ours. All levels welcome. For adults.
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Tue, Jul 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Come join us for a morning of play, curiosity, and creativity! Help children learn gross motor skills through play and enjoy a unique family bonding experience. For ages 0 - 3 with their parent or caregiver.

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! The meeting will be followed by a discussion of Brighter Than the Sun by Daniel Aleman! Copies are available at the Library. For ages 12-18.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:15am - 10:35am
Join us for an interactive Circle Time featuring stories, rhymes, and music designed for babies and young toddlers ages 0 - 24 months and their caregivers.
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Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Come and learn the fundamentals of working with clay with artist Claudia Hindu. Students will create a unique art sculpture to take home. For adults.
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Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
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.
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Sat, Jul 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join Petra Poschmann for invigorating and relaxing yoga classes every Saturday morning in July. Bring your own mat, straps, and blocks or borrow some of ours. All levels welcome. For adults.
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Tue, Jul 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Come join us for a morning of play, curiosity, and creativity! Help children learn gross motor skills through play and enjoy a unique family bonding experience. For ages 0 - 3 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:15am - 10:35am
Join us for an interactive Circle Time featuring stories, rhymes, and music designed for babies and young toddlers ages 0 - 24 months and their caregivers.
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Wed, Jul 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you ready for adventure? Come face-to-face with a Great White Shark! Learn all about sharks and join The Ocean Adventure on a deep sea diving expedition to study them. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver.
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Thu, Jul 25, 10:15am - 10:45am
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.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn about the art of henna during this educational art demonstration from Karishma Beauty Salon, and then get your own body design! (Small design and temporary.) For ages 12 - 18.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join Petra Poschmann for invigorating and relaxing yoga classes every Saturday morning in July. Bring your own mat, straps, and blocks or borrow some of ours. All levels welcome. For adults.
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Rescheduled
Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
New date Sunday, July 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a book reading and writing workshop with María Amparo Escandón, author of L.A. Weather. Designed for both seasoned and aspiring writers, the workshop will be followed by a meet and greet reception.

Rescheduled
Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
New date Sunday, July 28, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a book reading and writing workshop with María Amparo Escandón, author of L.A. Weather. Designed for both seasoned and aspiring writers, the workshop will be followed by a meet and greet reception.

Sun, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for a book reading and writing workshop with María Amparo Escandón, author of L.A. Weather. Designed for both seasoned and aspiring writers, the workshop will be followed by a meet and greet reception.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Come join us for a morning of play, curiosity, and creativity! Help children learn gross motor skills through play and enjoy a unique family bonding experience. For ages 0 - 3 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:15am - 10:35am
Join us for an interactive Circle Time featuring stories, rhymes, and music designed for babies and young toddlers ages 0 - 24 months and their caregivers.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
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.
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Thu, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come see Chef Andy Matsuda of the Sushi Chef Institute demonstrate the art of making sushi in the traditional and modern styles! For ages 12 - 18.

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 11:45am
Have fun with your toddler as they explore their sense of touch using a Sensory Cube. Toddlers will explore different textures and create their own sensory cube to explore at home. For ages 2 – 4 with their parent or caregiver.

Tue, Aug 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Celebrate the end of Summer Discovery Program with lawn games and lemonade at the library! For all ages.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Unleash your inner artist at the library! Kids will get to paint their own canvas to take home in this special program. For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.

Thu, Aug 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Express your inner artist! Participants will be guided through a fun and engaging art experience with a pre-drawn canvas. Each artist will be taught special painting techniques in color blending and shading. All materials provided. For ages 11 - 18.

Sat, Aug 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a wacky juggling show with Michael Rayner, who has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Sesame Street, and the Late Show with David Letterman. You will laugh. You will be amazed. You might see a spinning cheeseburger. For all ages.