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Celebrate Juneteenth: Family Storytime

In-Person Program

2023-06-16 13:00:00 2023-06-16 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Celebrate Juneteenth: Family Storytime Join us in recognition of Juneteenth as we celebrate with a Juneteenth family storytime, craft, and more! For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver. Compton Library -

Friday, June 16
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-06-16 13:00:00 2023-06-16 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Celebrate Juneteenth: Family Storytime Join us in recognition of Juneteenth as we celebrate with a Juneteenth family storytime, craft, and more! For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver. Compton Library -

Join us in recognition of Juneteenth as we celebrate with a Juneteenth family storytime, craft, and more! For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver.

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. 

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. 

Compton Library

Phone: 310.637.0202

Hours
Mon, Jul 08 Closed
Tue, Jul 09 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 14 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

Sat, Jul 13, 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.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join PBS SoCal and Compton Library for Math Camp with Peg + Cat! This camp will inspire children’s natural curiosity about math and science concepts while helping them develop new skills and strategies for solving problems creatively. For ages 2 -8
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 16, 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 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn how to use the internet for everyday tasks. For ages 18+

Tue, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Learning to identify letters can be done through life experiences. Help your child gain new literacy skills by going shopping! Children will decorate a paper bag and have fun searching for letters. For ages 18 mos – 4 yrs with a parent or caregiver.

Wed, Jul 17, 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

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

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.

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.