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Book Club: The Mountains Sing

In-Person Program

2023-05-20 11:00:00 2023-05-20 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club: The Mountains Sing The book for May is The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. For Adults. Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room

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

Add to Calendar 2023-05-20 11:00:00 2023-05-20 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club: The Mountains Sing The book for May is The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. For Adults. Gardena Mayme Dear Library - Meeting Room

The book for May is The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. For Adults.

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

The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore apart not just her beloved country, but also her family.

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.

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.

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Wed, May 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Fri, May 10, 10:15am - 10:45am
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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
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Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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