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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

2023-10-19 16:00:00 2023-10-19 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. Compton Library - Meeting Room

Thursday, October 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-19 16:00:00 2023-10-19 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. Compton Library - Meeting Room

Compton 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. 

Compton Library

Phone: 310.637.0202

Hours
Mon, Dec 04 Closed
Tue, Dec 05 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Dec 06 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 07 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Dec 08 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 09 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 10 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

Tue, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join our conversation about how the tobacco industry has marketed to young people and develop refusal strategies to stay tobacco free. Learn about the dangers of tobacco products and the health impacts of nicotine use. For ages 13 – 17.

Wed, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a snowy time as we discover the symmetrical beauty of snowflakes and learn to make your very own decorative piece that lights up! For children ages 6 - 12 and their adult caregiver. 

Fri, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Relax and learn some self-care techniques while coloring some positive thinking coloring pages. For ages 18+

Sat, Dec 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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.

Sat, Dec 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! Earn community service hours and have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services, while working with teens that share your interest in the library. For Ages 12-18

Wed, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a pj wearing storytime to celebrate Jolabokaflod aka Book Flood. We'll learn about this annual celebration where Icelanders dedicate the entire day to reading while enjoying holiday themed stories and more. For ages 5 – 12 with caregiver.

Thu, Dec 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about the Northern Lights and the interesting tradition in Iceland called The Book Flood. Create your own Northern Lights art project. Grab a goodie bag at the end of the program. For ages 12-18

Fri, Dec 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
Create, download, and upload documents using Google Docs. Also, learn about the different types of storage available. Participants will need a Gmail account to access Google Docs. For ages 18+

Sat, Dec 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join PBS SoCal at Compton Library for a Family Math Night to create a repeating color pattern as you make a paper chain using wrapping paper. For children ages 2-8 with parent or caregiver.

Wed, Dec 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Learn about New Years traditions from around the world and then create your own New Years crackers. All supplies are provided but you may bring your own recycled gift wrap paper as well. For ages 18+. Photo credit: ebelien