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Library Fest!

In-Person Program

2023-10-14 13:00:00 2023-10-14 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Library Fest! Join us for an afternoon of fun for all! Design your own tote bag, create a video in our 360 Photo Booth, participate in interactive programs, enjoy balloon twisting and a magic performance, and learn with STEAM activities! Sorensen Library -

Saturday, October 14
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-14 13:00:00 2023-10-14 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Library Fest! Join us for an afternoon of fun for all! Design your own tote bag, create a video in our 360 Photo Booth, participate in interactive programs, enjoy balloon twisting and a magic performance, and learn with STEAM activities! Sorensen Library -

Join us for an afternoon of fun for all! Design your own tote bag, create a video in our 360 Photo Booth, participate in interactive programs, enjoy balloon twisting and a magic performance, and learn with STEAM activities!

Sorensen Library

Phone: 562.695.3979

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

n the late 1940's residents of this community organized the Sorensen Park and Recreation Association. Their efforts, in part, led to the founding of a library within the Sorensen Park area.

Dedicated in 1956, it was seen at the time as the first step in a project that would provide a library three times its initial size of 1,048 square feet. The library never was expanded, partly due to budget constraints.

In November of 1992, Sorensen was one of ten County libraries closed in response to State property tax shifts. All materials and equipment were removed to fill pressing needs at other libraries. Happily, in January of 1996, Sorensen was re-opened with funds available through the Community Services District #8. This necessitated completely re-equipping the facility and rebuilding the collection.

In November 2008, Sorensen Library closed once again so a new facility could be built. The new building opened October 1, 2010, and at 10,655 sq. ft., the new building is ten times the size of the former library.

The new Sorensen Library is the County Library's first green library. Meeting the LEED Gold rating, the library is part of the County's Sustainable Design Implementation program, featuring extensive natural/solar lighting, drought resistant landscaping, local building materials and more.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about electric motors and design your own electric air racer. For ages 10 - 18.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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. 
This event is full

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for relaxing night of basic acrylic painting and learn simple techniques and composition. For adults.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For ages 12 - 18

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
It's showtime at Sorensen Library and you are the star! Earn your star on the Wall of Fame when you show off your awesome voice and sing your favorite song. For Ages 5 - 11.

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Do you love knitting or crocheting? Would you like to learn? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come join the fun as we knit, crochet and learn patterns together.

Mon, Jul 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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.
Register

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about the history of Ferris Wheels and utilize the principles of centripetal force by designing and building your own. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Have fun learning about colors by visiting multiple color sorting stations! Children will enhance fine motor skills as they experiment with playdough, stickers, blocks, pom-poms, and more! For ages 2 – 5 years old with parents or caregivers.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate the end of the Summer Discovery Program with snacks, drinks, and a book! Attendees who completed the Summer Discovery Program can pick up their certificate of completion. For ages 0 - 17.

Wed, Aug 07, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, movement, and an art activity while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Thu, Aug 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about solar energy and make your own solar oven to melt and cook items without electricity. For ages 10 - 18.

Fri, Aug 09, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Do you love knitting or crocheting? Would you like to learn? Whether you are a beginner or an expert, come join the fun as we knit, crochet and learn patterns together.

Tue, Aug 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Let's prepare you for the new school year. Listen to some back-to-school stories and learn about an amazing online resource, Brainfuse, that will help you with homework. You will decorate a pencil pouch, and a wooden bookmark. For Ages 5 - 12.

Wed, Aug 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, movement, and an art activity while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.

Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a lively discussion of See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid. Books are available for check out at the library. For adults.