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MāKMō: Catapult Challenge

In-Person Program

2023-03-31 16:15:00 2023-03-31 17:15:00 America/Los_Angeles MāKMō: Catapult Challenge Compete to see who can build the best catapult or trebuchet, while learning about engineering and physics. For ages 13 – 18 Florence Library -

Friday, March 31
4:15pm - 5:15pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-31 16:15:00 2023-03-31 17:15:00 America/Los_Angeles MāKMō: Catapult Challenge Compete to see who can build the best catapult or trebuchet, while learning about engineering and physics. For ages 13 – 18 Florence Library -

Compete to see who can build the best catapult or trebuchet, while learning about engineering and physics. For ages 13 – 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. 


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: | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | STEAM |

TAGS: | Maker Mobile |

Florence Library

Phone: 323.581.8028

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Library service to the Florence community began in 1914 as a collection of 125 titles housed in the home of Fred W. Cleland at 1920 E. Florence Avenue, with Mrs. Maude Cleland as the volunteer custodian of the collection. On June 30, 1915, the collection of 508 books was moved to the Florence Avenue Elementary School.

In 1920, the collection of 1,000 books and 11 magazine subscriptions was moved into a building with a converted stable at 7607 Crocket Boulevard. In 1924, the library was housed at 7215 Beach Boulevard and was again moved in 1931/32 to a storefront building at the corner of Makee Street and Florence Avenue. This storefront facility was refurbished in 1964 for the 50th anniversary of the Florence Library.

In 1970, the library was moved to the current location. The Library was refurbished beginning December 2001 and reopened May 2002.

The Library debuted its new refurbished location at the Florence-Firestone Community Service Center on May 3, 2023.

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Wed, May 29, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jun 05, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Jun 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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