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Land of the Cranes Aida Salazar

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Land of the Cranes: Book Talk by author Aida Salazar

2023-09-16 11:00:00 2023-09-16 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Land of the Cranes: Book Talk by author Aida Salazar Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with award winning author Aida Salazar as she discusses her book 'Land of the Cranes'. Norwood Library - Meeting Room

Saturday, September 16
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-09-16 11:00:00 2023-09-16 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Land of the Cranes: Book Talk by author Aida Salazar Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with award winning author Aida Salazar as she discusses her book 'Land of the Cranes'. Norwood Library - Meeting Room

Norwood Library

Meeting Room

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with award winning author Aida Salazar as she discusses her book 'Land of the Cranes'.

Join us for a conversation with author Aida Salazar about her book describing an immigrant family's flight to Los Angeles after escaping near certain death in Mexico.  A series of tragedies leads nine year old Betita and her pregnant mother alone in a Los Angeles detention center, struggling with the realities of separation from Betita's father.  This story - told in verse - highlights the struggles of refugees to the United States.  

Children will receive books donated by Walmart. While supplies last.

Attendance is limited and advance registration is required.  To sign up, see library staff, or register online at Visit.LACountyLibrary.org/events and filter by location or event date. 

For ages: 9-13 with parent or caregiver

Norwood Library

Phone: 626.443.3147

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 Closed
Sun, Jun 30 Closed

About the branch

The original Norwood Library opened on November 22, 1950 as a storefront library at 4772 Peck Road. The library was opened to provide service to residents of the unincorporated area north of the city of El Monte.

The city annexed this area in the early 1960's. Property for a larger site was purchased in 1967. Finally, on April 15, 1977, the new Norwood Library opened at this address.

The library has an active Friends of the Library which strongly supports library programs and services.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jun 24, 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, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Come join the fun! This family magic show is sure to thrill and delight the young and young at heart! For ages 5 - 12 with parent or caregiver

Wed, Jun 26, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room
Come join us for an evening of play, curiosity, and creativity!

Mon, Jul 01, 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.

Mon, Jul 08, 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.

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Summer is the perfect time to visit the beach but have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of the sea? Learn about the animals that inhabit the ocean and create your very own paper undersea ecosystem. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.

Tue, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Design a tote bag to carry library books and more! Let your creativity shine as you decorate a canvas bag using fabric markers and embellishments.  All materials are provided. For Teens

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Make your own bird feeder, create a fly through restaurant for our avian neighbors, and learn the different methods of bird identification with library books and smartphone apps.  

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Your child will explore a variety of paper shapes and then learn to color and paste them to make a scene. They can also make a paper airplane or anything of their imagination. For ages 5 – 12 with parent or caregiver.

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Terrariums are a great way to add a little greenery to your desk. Join us as we make some colorful succulent sand terrariums. Learn about the history of terrariums and their growth in popularity over the years. All materials are provided. For Teens

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a community reading program of exceptional scope – one book for all of Los Angeles County. This special book club will feature discussion about L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón. For adults.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn about cultures and faiths around the world through celebrations happening this summer. Explore the traditions of Summer Solstice, Obon, and Paryushana Parva. Then write a story about your family or favorite summer memory. For ages 8 – 12.

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us and decorate a portable masterpiece.  What can you create to express yourself?  All materials are provided. For Teens

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Come join us for an evening of play, curiosity, and creativity! For ages 0 - 36 months and caregivers.