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Juneteeth Celebration

In-Person Program

2023-06-13 18:00:00 2023-06-13 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Juneteeth Celebration Learn about the Juneteenth holiday and some of the culinary history of the holiday, then color your own potholder. For adults ages 18+ Compton Library - Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 13
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-13 18:00:00 2023-06-13 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Juneteeth Celebration Learn about the Juneteenth holiday and some of the culinary history of the holiday, then color your own potholder. For adults ages 18+ Compton Library - Meeting Room

Compton Library

Meeting Room

Learn about the Juneteenth holiday and some of the culinary history of the holiday, then color your own potholder. For adults ages 18+

Juneteenth is a holiday, celebrated annually on June 19, that remembers the day in 1865 when word came to enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, that they were free — two years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Compton Library

Phone: 310.637.0202

Hours
Mon, Sep 25 Closed
Tue, Sep 26 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Sep 27 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Sep 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Sep 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 01 Closed

About the branch

Compton Library branch of the Los Angeles County Free library opened its doors in July of 1913, the 11th branch of today's LA County Library.

The library was located in a storefront building near Main and Tamarind Streets and was later moved to the Compton Union High School at 212 S Acacia Street.

In 1925 a separate building was erected in the City Hall Park at 123 W Almond Street, where it remained until 1974, when the current facility was dedicated at 240 W Compton Boulevard.

Upcoming events

Thu, Sep 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
3D printing technology uses thermoplastics to create complex shapes from layers of material. Join us to tinker with the hand-held version of this technology and craft 3D objects and structures using 3D printing pens. For ages 13 – 17.

Sat, Sep 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Oct 04, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a spooky batty craft as we make bats and learn about their impact on the ecosystem. For children ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver.

Thu, Oct 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Compete in 2 grade categories—6 – 8, and 9 – 12—for a chance to see your printed bookmark design featured at your local library and across LA County. One entry per person. Please use your original creations (no cartoon characters). For ages 12 - 17

Fri, Oct 06, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Like to travel? Learn some traveling tips while coloring cityscapes. For ages 18+

Sat, Oct 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Oct 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Glowworms are tiny insects that glow (bioluminesce) and can be found in caves/forests around the world. Learn about these creatures and create a circuit that lights up your glowworms at the push of a button! For ages 7- 12 and their adult caregiver.

Thu, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Crochet can be used to create a variety of useful things from clothes and bags to plush toys. Join us to cover the basics of the craft with this simple keychain pattern and start learning skills to unlock a new mindful hobby. For ages 13 – 17.

Fri, Oct 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Learn about the different types of devices and how to use the internet for everyday tasks. For ages 18+

Sat, Oct 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Celebrate Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, by making mini ofrendas! Learn about the history of the ofrenda, a Mexican tradition. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver.

Thu, Oct 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos and design your own calaveras. These vibrant and colorful skulls traditionally made of sugar or clay are an important part of Day of the Dead celebrations throughout Mexico. For ages 13 – 17.

Fri, Oct 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us to discuss Silvia Moreno-Garcia's newest book, Silver Nitrate. To borrow a print copy of the book, please contact the Compton Library directly. For ages 18+

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Oct 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join PBS SoCal at Compton Library for a Family Math Night to explore 3D shapes while making a colorful upcycled piñata. For children ages 2-8 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, Oct 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Create your own potholder with a hook and loom and learn the history of weaving. All supplies are provided. For ages 18+

Thu, Oct 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about book upcycling and then create your own spooky folding craft by using old books. All supplies are provided. Photo Credit: Maria Christensen. For ages 12-17

Sat, Oct 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! Earn community service hours and have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services, while working with teens that share your interest in the library. For Ages 12-17

Sat, Oct 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Let's celebrate R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books with an art project, a take-home goodie bag, and an opportunity drawing for prizes. Ask Library staff about the drawing rules. Ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.