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Catalina: Everything You Want to Know!

In-Person Program

2023-03-28 14:00:00 2023-03-28 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Catalina: Everything You Want to Know! Avalon Library welcomes back local Catalina historian Chuck Liddell for his twice monthly appearance to discuss and explore the history, legends, and culture of Catalina Island! Avalon Library -

Tuesday, March 28
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-28 14:00:00 2023-03-28 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Catalina: Everything You Want to Know! Avalon Library welcomes back local Catalina historian Chuck Liddell for his twice monthly appearance to discuss and explore the history, legends, and culture of Catalina Island! Avalon Library -

Avalon Library welcomes back local Catalina historian Chuck Liddell for his twice monthly appearance to discuss and explore the history, legends, and culture of Catalina Island!

Avalon Library

Phone: 310.510.1050

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

Avalon Library was established in February of 1914.

Led by the Mary Williams Club (now the Santa Catalina Woman's Club), and the Avalon Chamber of Commerce the townspeople came together to meet the offer that Los Angeles County presented to them "if the citizens could provide furniture, shelves, a space and volunteers to run it", Los Angeles County would furnish the books.

In February 1914, the first L.A. County Public Library "overseas branch", opened at the Grandview Hotel with 196 books, courtesy of the County, the number doubled by that summer.

In November 1915, a raging fire destroyed most of the town, including the library. H.W. Allen managed to salvage 100 books which he stored in his home until a new quarters could be found for the library.

The Sophia yacht club was the first in a series of locations which included City Hall, Kassar Building, Hotel Atwater Arcade, 211 Metropole Ave, and 208 Metropole Ave.

In the Spring of 1962 the Avalon Library found a home in the new County Center at 215 Summer Ave.
 

Upcoming events

Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small project! Past projects have included decorating your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served, and supplies are limited.

Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a book party, celebrating Lauren Tarshis's disaster-oriented book series. We'll read some scary scenes from the books and then enjoy a fun craft and snacks. For ages 4 - 10.

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Let's Get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun! For ages 18 months - 3 years.

Tue, Apr 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Relax and color with us! We'll have beautiful, intricate patterns, and a mix of colored pencils and gel pens to color with. Adult coloring is the mindful craze that's sweeping the nation. Come and find out why!

Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small project! Past projects have included decorating your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served, and supplies are limited.

Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Avalon Library welcomes back local Catalina historian Chuck Liddell for a twice monthly appearance to discuss and explore the history, legends, and culture of Catalina Island.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us to enjoy a relaxing and strategic afternoon of old fashioned board games. Chess, UNO, Connect 4, Yahtzee, Candyland, MagnaTiles and more! For teens.

Thu, Apr 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a teen craft! For age 8 - 17.

Fri, Apr 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Come join us for an afternoon of play, curiosity, and creativity! We'll have baby storytime and then bring out toys and puzzles for a family bonding experience. For children ages 0 to 3.

Fri, Apr 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small project! Past projects have included decorating your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served, and supplies are limited.

Sat, Apr 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Let's Get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun! For ages 18 months - 3 years.

Tue, Apr 30, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Relax and color with us! We'll have beautiful, intricate patterns, and a mix of colored pencils and gel pens to color with. Adult coloring is the mindful craze that's sweeping the nation. Come and find out why!

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small project! Past projects have included decorating your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served, and supplies are limited.

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Our monthly book group returns with a new series of exciting books to read each month! For adults.

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
We celebrate a special event for kids with a book party and art project!  Celebrate with an afternoon of Reader's Theater and create your own mini-book!  For ages 5 - 17.

Fri, May 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun! Then stick around to learn motor skills through playing with our collection of manipulative toys and board puzzles. For ages 2 - 5.

Fri, May 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small art project. Decorate your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served and supplies are limited. For children.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Our new storytime for kids a little older, with bigger stories, activities, and followed by a small family craft. For ages 5 - 8.

Tue, May 07, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Adult coloring is the craze that's sweeping the nation! Join us for an hour of mindful coloring.

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small art project. Decorate your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served and supplies are limited. For children.

Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Island Historian Chuck Liddell hosts a conversation and discussion about Catalina history and local legends. Come with your questions about Catalina and Chuck will try to find the answers! For adults.

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let's play games on Wednesday! Monopoly, Candyland, Clue, UNO, chess -- come play, socialize, and relax with some friendly competition. For ages 13 and up.

Fri, May 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun! Then stick around to learn motor skills through playing with our collection of manipulative toys and board puzzles. For ages 2 - 5.

Fri, May 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small art project. Decorate your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served and supplies are limited. For children.

Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Our new storytime for kids a little older, with bigger stories, activities, and followed by a small family craft. For ages 5 - 8.

Tue, May 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Adult coloring is the craze that's sweeping the nation! Join us for an hour of mindful coloring.

Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small art project. Decorate your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served and supplies are limited. For children.

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Let's play games on Wednesday! Monopoly, Candyland, Clue, UNO, chess -- come play, socialize, and relax with some friendly competition. For ages 13 and up.

Fri, May 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun! Then stick around to learn motor skills through playing with our collection of manipulative toys and board puzzles. For ages 2 - 5.

Fri, May 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Are you learning English as a Second Language? Join the conversation club and practice your English language speaking skills in a casual and relaxed environment. Each session includes a topic of the day. For ages 18+.

Fri, May 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library any Tuesday and/or Friday for a small art project. Decorate your own tote bag, building your own foam mandala, and creating a mosaic trivet! Projects are first come first served and supplies are limited. For children.

Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Our new storytime for kids a little older, with bigger stories, activities, and followed by a small family craft. For ages 5 - 8.