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You've Been BLOCKED Thursdays - Summer Discovery Program

In-Person Program

2023-06-15 13:00:00 2023-06-15 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles You've Been BLOCKED Thursdays - Summer Discovery Program Join us for brick building! We provide the materials, just bring your imagination! For ages 5 -12 with a parent or caregiver. Compton Library -

Thursday, June 15
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-15 13:00:00 2023-06-15 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles You've Been BLOCKED Thursdays - Summer Discovery Program Join us for brick building! We provide the materials, just bring your imagination! For ages 5 -12 with a parent or caregiver. Compton Library -

Join us for brick building! We provide the materials, just bring your imagination! For ages 5 -12 with a parent or caregiver.

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. 

AGE GROUP: | Children |

EVENT TYPE: | STEAM | Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies |

TAGS: | Summer Discovery Program |

Compton Library

Phone: 310.637.0202

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 Closed
Tue, Jul 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 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, Jul 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn with hands-on experience using the world's most popular building bricks. Build projects then get the opportunity to explore and discover the joys of STEM education. For Ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate National Sour Candy Day by trying and ranking different sour candies from around the world. What's going to be your favorite? Also, learn about taste buds and why humans like sour flavors. Registration is required. For ages 12 - 18

Fri, Jul 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us Friday for a film fest where we will show family friendly movies and have a mini discussion afterwards. The movie is rated PG. Recommended for children 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Paint an L.A. Weather Landscape inspired by our One Book, One County book, L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults ages 18+.

Sat, Jul 20, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Have fun and enjoy the company of friends and family while playing a variety of board games. All games will be provided. For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver. 

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Get tips and tools for looking for a job online. For ages 18+

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Let your children discover their creative side.  A new art activity every week; all art supplies will be provided. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Become a shipbuilder with MākMō! We provide the materials and guidance and you provide design skills and elbow grease. Once you’re done, we put them on the water and see how they hold up. Experiment and see how much your boat can hold! 

Wed, Jul 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
You’ve heard people talking about 3D printing, now come try it for yourself! Design your own cookie cutter, or anything you like using simple web-based software! We’ll show you how. 

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn with hands-on experience using the world's most popular building bricks. Build projects then get the opportunity to explore and discover the joys of STEM education. For Ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Create beautiful artwork with printed mosaics and learn about rocks, minerals, and ores. For ages 12 - 18

Fri, Jul 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us Friday for a film fest where we will show family friendly movies and have a mini discussion afterwards. The movie is rated PG. Recommended for children 5 and up with a parent or caregiver.

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to discuss Grady Hendrix's, How to Sell a Haunted House. To borrow a print copy of the book, please contact the Compton Library directly. For ages 18+

Sat, Jul 27, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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.

Tue, Jul 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Have fun and enjoy the company of friends and family while playing a variety of board games. All games will be provided. For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver. 

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about Google's tools for communication, productivity and more. For ages 18+

Tue, Jul 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Build your toddler's pre-literacy, sensory, and motor skills while enjoying fingerpainting and art stamps. For ages 1 - 4 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Let your children discover their creative side.  A new art activity every week; all art supplies will be provided. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver

Wed, Jul 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Where does our food come from? Learn about growing fresh fruits and vegetables in Los Angeles and how environment impacts what we eat. Then, create a beginner garden to take home; all materials provided. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn with hands-on experience using the world's most popular building bricks. Build projects then get the opportunity to explore and discover the joys of STEM education. For Ages 5 - 12 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about Morse code and create a top-secret accessory. Write your name or favorite phrase using beads and the rules of Morse code. You’ll leave with a new piece of jewelry that only those who understand Morse code can decipher! For ages 12 – 18.

Fri, Aug 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about mandalas and then color your own mandala. All supplies are provided. For ages 18+

Sat, Aug 03, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
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.

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
We're having a party to celebrate the end of another summer discovery program. Registration is required. For ages 12 - 17

Fri, Aug 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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+

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Coco coir planters are made from the husks of coconuts which can be planted in the ground with no waste.  This workshop will help you start your seeds for your summer garden using this environmentally friendly material. For ages 18+

Thu, Aug 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn what cloud storage is, who offers it, and how to use it in this class. For ages 18+

Thu, Aug 15, 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.