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Planetarium Screening: Mayan Archaeoastronomy

In-Person Program

2023-06-07 16:00:00 2023-06-07 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Planetarium Screening: Mayan Archaeoastronomy Join us to learn about the Mayans and how their observations of the stars and planets influenced their culture and architecture. This short film takes you on a tour of six Mayan temples viewed on our full dome digital planetarium. For ages 8 – 13. South Whittier Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, June 07
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-07 16:00:00 2023-06-07 17:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Planetarium Screening: Mayan Archaeoastronomy Join us to learn about the Mayans and how their observations of the stars and planets influenced their culture and architecture. This short film takes you on a tour of six Mayan temples viewed on our full dome digital planetarium. For ages 8 – 13. South Whittier Library - Meeting Room

South Whittier Library

Meeting Room

Join us to learn about the Mayans and how their observations of the stars and planets influenced their culture and architecture. This short film takes you on a tour of six Mayan temples viewed on our full dome digital planetarium. For ages 8 – 13.

This program is part of LA County Library’s My Brother’s Keeper mentoring program and features an MBK Peer Advocate as a co-host and youth mentor.

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.

South Whittier Library

Phone: 562.946.4415

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

About the branch

South Whittier Library was founded in 1915. The library's first location was in a one-room schoolhouse. South Whittier's first separate built-as-a-library building was dedicated on April 16, 1956.

After 16 years at that location on Laurel Avenue, the library moved to 14433 Leffingwell Road. The library closed for renovations in January 1988 and a newly remodeled library opened on October 1988. After 44 years the library helped its last customer on October 22, 2016.

As part of Los Angeles County's Fourth District Operation Libraries, construction on a new library began in July 2015. On November 21, 2016 the new 14,411 square foot building at 11543 Colima Road opened for service

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE School Readiness Vaccines for Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines for all ages. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured.
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Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come build, create, and explore with the world’s most popular building bricks! We provide the bricks, planks, tiles, while you provide the imagination. All materials will be provided. For ages 5 - 12 with adult caregiver.

Wed, Jul 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Are you passionate about gardening or know someone who is? We’ve got the perfect craft for you! Join us to paint a ceramic planter pot and get ready to start your very own container garden this season! For ages 13 – 17.

Mon, Jul 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about electric motors and design your own electric air racer. For ages 10 - 18.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Explore your creative side and use your imagination to design a unique pencil pouch that will set you apart when you start school! For ages 5 - 12 years old with adult caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Try your hand at printmaking with an introduction to dry-point etching and learn a bit about this centuries-old art form. We’ll carve images onto acrylic plates then use them to create prints in various colors from a single design. For ages 13 – 17.

Mon, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE School Readiness Vaccines for Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines for all ages. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured.
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Wed, Aug 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
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, Aug 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Love drinking boba tea? Join us in learning about the history of tea making, its health benefits, and modern boba tea culture today. Then, to honor this valued drink, create a boba plushie using supplies provided. For tweens & teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Try your hand at printmaking with an introduction to dry-point etching and learn a bit about this centuries-old art form. We’ll carve images onto acrylic plates then use them to create prints in various colors from a single design. For ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
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.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Explore early learning skills, pre-writing, imagination, and problem solving with your child through free-form art activities. This month we will play and explore with play dough. paint resists wax. For children 2 - 5 and their caregivers.