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Book Club for Adults

In-Person Program

2023-10-18 17:30:00 2023-10-18 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club for Adults The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month. Copies of the current title are available at the Information Desk. New members are always welcome! For adults. San Fernando Library -

Wednesday, October 18
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-18 17:30:00 2023-10-18 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Book Club for Adults The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month. Copies of the current title are available at the Information Desk. New members are always welcome! For adults. San Fernando Library -

The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month. Copies of the current title are available at the Information Desk. New members are always welcome! For adults.

For the month of October, we're reading One Day She'll Darken by Fauna Hodel. 

16-year-old Tamar Hodel gives birth to a blue-eyed, white skinned baby girl. She insisted that the father was "Negro." Outraged by the stigma attached to a mixed-race child within their midst, her mother quickly arranged to have the baby permanently given away to Jimmie Lee, a black maid in a Nevada casino. Overwhelmed by the problems of raising a white-skinned baby in her black community, Jimmie spent the next 20 years struggling to secretly raise Fauna. Together they endured extreme poverty, alcoholism, abuse, pregnancy, and death, knotted together by relentless bigotry. Fauna survived this difficult world with a vow to find her biological mother. Fauna uncovers her family's notorious secret: her extraordinary grandfather and the murder of the Black Dahlia. 

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.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | History, Society, & Culture | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | Book Club |

San Fernando Library

Phone: 818.365.6928

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

San Fernando Library opened in November 1914 as a branch of the Los Angeles County Free Library. This library, the first public library in the mainly agricultural San Fernando Valley, found its home in the Industrial Arts building of the San Fernando Union High School located at 130 North Brand Blvd. In the first year, 1,849 books were circulated to 156 borrowers.

From 1925 to 1946, the library weathered the Depression and war years in three store-front locations all on North Maclay Street. Then from 1946 to 1953, the library was located at 11223 First Street.

In 1953, the library joined with city services when it became part of the civic center at 102 Macneil Street. Growth continued for the city and the library with the collection reaching a total of 27,572 volumes in 1964 for the library's 50th anniversary.

The 1970's saw the development of a strong Spanish-language collection and the creation of the community support group---the Friends of the San Fernando Library. In 1988, the library moved into a 6,000 square-foot facility located at 150 N. Library Street.

On June 20, 2001, the library moved to 217 North Maclay Ave, a brand new 8,601 square-foot leased facility. The library is the center piece of the newly constructed Library Plaza Mall. The project was a private/public partnership.

Upcoming events

Tue, Dec 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of painting at the library! Learning about different painters through history and art movements, participants will paint a small canvas of their own to show off their art skills. For kids ages 5 - 12 with adult caregiver.

Wed, Dec 13, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In response to an increase in fentanyl and other opioid related overdoses, we've partnered with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and California Department of Health Care Services to offer free doses of Naloxone (Narcan).

Thu, Dec 14, 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, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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. 

Wed, Dec 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month. Copies of the current title are available at the Information Desk. New members are always welcome! For Adults

Thu, Dec 21, 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, Dec 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us to learn about fentanyl and how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. We’ll cover basics on opioids, overdose prevention and discuss strategies and resources to support teens and families affected by opioid abuse. For ages 13 - 17.

Thu, Dec 28, 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.

Thu, Jan 04, 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.