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Brightly colored, painted ceramic skulls arranged on a table facing the viewer.

Día de los Muertos: Painted Ceramic Skulls

In-Person Program

2023-10-26 16:00:00 2023-10-26 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Día de los Muertos: Painted Ceramic Skulls Learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos and design your own calaveras. These vibrant and colorful skulls traditionally made of sugar or clay are an important part of Day of the Dead celebrations throughout Mexico. For ages 13 – 17. South Whittier Library - Meeting Room

Thursday, October 26
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-26 16:00:00 2023-10-26 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Día de los Muertos: Painted Ceramic Skulls Learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos and design your own calaveras. These vibrant and colorful skulls traditionally made of sugar or clay are an important part of Day of the Dead celebrations throughout Mexico. For ages 13 – 17. South Whittier Library - Meeting Room

South Whittier Library

Meeting Room

Learn about the tradition of Día de los Muertos and design your own calaveras. These vibrant and colorful skulls traditionally made of sugar or clay are an important part of Day of the Dead celebrations throughout Mexico. For ages 13 – 17.

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, Jun 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 16 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

Tue, Jun 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
Be amazed as Rudy takes you on a trip to discover the world of physical and chemical reactions with live experiments in this thrilling and action-packed show for the whole family! For ages 5 - 12 with a caregiver or parent.

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Discover how wind power can be converted to electricity and design your own mini wind turbine. For ages 10 - 18.

Wed, Jun 26, 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, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us as we celebrate the beauty and cultural significance of African beadwork for Juneteenth and design your own beaded jewelry. For tweens and teens, ages 12 - 18.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for an introduction to block coding! You’ll guide your mini robot through the block maze using coded commands uploaded from a computer. Experiment with different solutions and see whose Ozobot can reach the finish line! For ages 13 – 17.

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room
Have fun with your toddler this summer as they explore their sense of touch with a Sensory Cube. Toddlers will feel textures that are rough, smooth, soft, and more and create their own sensory cube to explore at home. For ages 2 - 4 with caregiver.

Mon, Jul 08, 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. For ages 13 – 17.

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
earn about solar energy and make your own solar oven to melt and cook items without electricity. For ages 10 - 18.

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Are you up for a challenge? Think like an engineer, explore the design process, and create a marble maze using straws, tape, and a paper plate. For ages 5 – 12 with adult caregiver.