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Teen Advisory Board

2023-12-14 16:00:00 2023-12-14 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Teen Advisory Board Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room

Thursday, December 14
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-14 16:00:00 2023-12-14 17:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Teen Advisory Board Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board! A C Bilbrew Library - Activity Room

A C Bilbrew Library

Activity Room

Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board!

You will have the opportunity to voice your opinion and provide suggestions for new programs and services, while working with teens that share your interests in the library, and helping the community. You can even earn community service hours while you have fun. New participants are always welcome—bring a friend!

For ages 14 - 17

AGE GROUP: | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | Education & Literacy |

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A C Bilbrew Library

Phone: 310.538.3350

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 Closed

About the branch

Located in a shopping center from 1964 to 1974, the North Enterprise Branch became the A C Bilbrew Library with the opening of the present building on November 2, 1974. Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn was instrumental in the library obtaining funding through a Model Neighborhood Development Program to build a 21,000 square foot library with a capacity to house 100,000 books. The library was designed by Vincent Proby, an African-American architect and is named for Madame A C Bilbrew, a community leader and former deputy for Supervisor Hahn who was also a musician and poet.

In 1933, Mrs. Bilbrew was the first black soloist to appear on radio, and in 1928, she produced the first Negro chorus that was featured in Hollywood's first Negro talkie, titled "Hearts in Dixie." She was the first black person to have a radio show. Mrs. Bilbrew was also a producer of pageants and dramas, an outstanding dramatic reader, and choral director.

A C Bilbrew Library houses the Black Resource Center which supports research and study on social, historical, musical, and cultural aspects unique to the "Black Experience" such as Juneteenth and Kwanzaa. From 1980-2008, A C Bilbrew Library has hosted the County Library's African American History Month Celebration. The "Living Black History Tribute" first honoree was Eubie Blake. This became the "African-American Living Legend" Series. Past Honorees have included Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Coretta Scott King, and Ray Charles. An interactive Living Legends digital display is featured in the main lobby. The library is located in an unincorporated area west of the City of Compton.

Upcoming events

Wed, Feb 28, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity 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.
Registration is now closed

Wed, Feb 28, 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).

Wed, Feb 28, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for an afternoon of gaming on the Nintendo Switch! Games include Super Mario Bros., U Deluxe, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Nintendo Switch Sports, and Animal Crossing. 

Thu, Feb 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity Room
Come join us for an evening of play, curiosity, and creativity!  Help your child learn fine motor, gross motor, and social/emotional skills with age-appropriate hands-on activities and toys while enjoying a unique family bonding experience.
This event is full

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Activity Room
LACMA Communities Create LA! Multigenerational Family Workshop. Recycle those old brown paper lunch bags and bring your character to life in this whimsical puppet making workshop! 

Wed, Mar 06, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity 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, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the impact of women in the field of engineering. Construct and design a marble rollercoaster and race them against your friends. For tweens and teens, ages 12-18.

Sat, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Join our intergenerational conversation about life in LA County and beyond. Teens will interview elders and each other, and share experiences. A book will be published documenting the conversations. For teens, and elders aged 60 and up.

Wed, Mar 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity 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, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Welcome the new season by planting your very own Spring flowers. Join us as we learn the basics of planting and caring for potted flowers. You will also have a chance to decorate a mini ceramic terra-cotta pot using acrylic paint! For ages 13 – 17.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Activity Room
Are you game? Families are invited for an evening of board and video game fun! We'll have a variety of games to play for the whole family! 

Tue, Mar 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Learn more about resources to help reduce stress and promote personal wellness while participating in a relaxing, spring-inspired coloring event.

Wed, Mar 20, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity 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, Mar 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE flu vaccinations and the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured. 
Register

Wed, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Activity Room
Are you a teen interested in making a difference in your library and community? Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Thu, Mar 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room
Have you ever flown a drone? Join Drones4kids for a brand new drone-flying program! Kids will have the opportunity to fly a drone while also learning about how drones are utilized in different careers!

Tue, Mar 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Activity Room
Join us for a night of basic acrylic painting! Unleash your creativity and learn some simple techniques to paint your own masterpiece.

Wed, Mar 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
Activity 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, Mar 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity Room
In honor of Cesar Chavez day, Join an engaging and thought-provoking discussion of the book Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. Fun, book-related activities, trivia and ice-breakers are always included!