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book cover of Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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Book Club: Before The Coffee Gets Cold

In-Person Program

2023-03-18 11:00:00 2023-03-18 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club: Before The Coffee Gets Cold Join our book club for a lively discussion. The book for March is Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. For Adults Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room

Saturday, March 18
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-18 11:00:00 2023-03-18 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club: Before The Coffee Gets Cold Join our book club for a lively discussion. The book for March is Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. For Adults Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room

Join our book club for a lively discussion. The book for March is Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. For Adults

Copies are available at the customer service desk and on Libby/Overdrive and hoopla.

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.

AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Literacy | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Gardena Mayme Dear Library

Phone: 310.323.6363

Hours
Mon, Apr 15 Closed
Tue, Apr 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed

About the branch

Gardena Library was born under the sponsorship of the Wednesday Progressive Club before the Los Angeles County Free Library was founded in 1912.

In 1914, Gardena Library became a branch of the new County System. Only a few months later, the library was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles City Library Board due to annexation. It was not until August 1951 that Gardena Library came back to the County System.

The present building was dedicated on December 5, 1964 and re-named Gardena Mayme Dear Memorial Library on May 30, 1992 in honor of the late Mrs. Mayme Dear for her many years of dedicated volunteer services to the library.

The Gardena Mayme Dear Library features an enclosed Japanese Garden designed by Takuma P. Tono, professor of landscape design at Tokyo Agriculture University. The 150-year-old stone lantern in the garden was a gift of Gardena's sister city, Ichikawa. A mosaic mural above the main entrance depicts the development of books and printing.

The library was closed for refurbishment in 2008 and reopened in January 2009 with a fresh contemporary interior and new furniture. The Teen Space was dedicated in February 2011.

Upcoming events

Fri, Apr 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
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.
This event is full

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
The book for April is Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. For adults.

Wed, Apr 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Let's celebrate Children's Day/Book Day by reading stories and making crafts. For ages 5 - 12.
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Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured.
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Wed, May 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for our monthly art meet up. This month we will create a zentangle self-portrait. For adults.

Thu, May 02, 10:15am - 11:15am
Meeting Room
Feeling stressed or anxious? Join us at the monthly Zen workshop! Zen has over 2,500 years of history. The practice is universal and non-denominational. Everyone is welcome! For adults.
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Wed, May 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Explore the art of knitting and crocheting! Join us as we learn to knit and crochet together. Beginner's and experts welcome. Yarn and needles provided or bring your own. For adults.

Fri, May 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
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, May 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and welcome author and illustrator Sunny Seki. For ages 5-12 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Find out how to access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks with your library card through Libby and Hoopla. For adults.

Fri, May 17, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
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, May 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Month and learn about the life and art of Kay Sekimachi. Create your own art piece inspired by her artistic expression through weaving. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
The book for May is Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. For adults.