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Ina Buckner-Barnette

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Talking Drums with Ina

In-Person Program

2024-02-07 15:30:00 2024-02-07 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Talking Drums with Ina Join us in celebration of African American and Black History Month as storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette shares beautiful  Afro-centric  folktales, poetry, and songs. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver La Crescenta Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 07
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-07 15:30:00 2024-02-07 16:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Talking Drums with Ina Join us in celebration of African American and Black History Month as storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette shares beautiful  Afro-centric  folktales, poetry, and songs. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver La Crescenta Library - Meeting Room

La Crescenta Library

Meeting Room

Join us in celebration of African American and Black History Month as storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette shares beautiful  Afro-centric  folktales, poetry, and songs. For ages 5 – 12 with a parent or caregiver

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. Please register every individual in your party, including kids. This will be used to save your spots in the program. We cannot guarantee availability for any unregistered attendees. 

La Crescenta Library

Phone: 818.248.5313

Hours
Mon, Jul 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

La Crescenta Library first opened in November 1914 as the 78th branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library. The collection was first housed in a local church building, and subsequently moved several times; once into a school house, later into a local store front, and into the Sears building in 1926.

By 1932, the library had settled into a building at 3930 La Crescenta Avenue. As the population of La Crescenta grew, so to did the demand for a new building. The library found an appropriate site on the corner of Foothill Blvd and La Crescenta Ave, and opened in March of 1963.

By 2005 the population had once again outgrown the library's space, so the La Crescenta community sought a new building. Thanks to funding from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, and Congressman David Dreier, the County of Los Angeles was able to construct an updated facility in its current location.

The building broke ground in 2007, and reopened in January 2010. The new 14,000 square foot facility, built in the style of the arts and crafts movement, features modern technology and meeting space open to the public.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
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.

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
The La Crescenta Library Virtual Book Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Zoom. Please contact Marta Wiggins at mwiggins@library.lacounty.gov for your Zoom invite to attend the book club. For adults.

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Build your own catapult and take on your friends to see who has the best aim, the best distance, and who can take down the castle's defenses!   Is that a dragon come to rain fire?  Come and break the castles defenses! For teens and tweens, 12 - 18.

Wed, Jul 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for another exciting Summer Discovery Program event. Discover how wind power can be converted to electricity and design your own mini wind turbine. For ages 10 - 18.

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE School Readiness Vaccines for Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines for all ages. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured.
Register

Mon, Jul 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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.

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
The La Crescenta Library Virtual Book Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Zoom. Please contact Marta Wiggins at mwiggins@library.lacounty.gov for your Zoom invite to attend the book club. For adults.

Wed, Jul 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, Jul 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Are you up for this Summer Discovery Program 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.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Make a difference in the lives of others by donating blood. Join the American Red Cross in a good deed. The blood drive will be held in the Library Community room.
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Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
The La Crescenta Library Virtual Book Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Zoom. Please contact Marta Wiggins at mwiggins@library.lacounty.gov for your Zoom invite to attend the book club. For adults.

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn about Morse code and create a top-secret accessory. Write your name or favorite phrase using beads and the rules of Morse code. You’ll leave with a new piece of jewelry that only those who understand Morse code can decipher! For ages 12 – 18.

Wed, Jul 31, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, Jul 31, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Summer fun continues at the library! Join us as we learn about the science of bubbles! Rainbow bubbles, big bubbles, small bubbles, square bubbles, triangle bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, bubbles galore! For ages 5 - 12 with a parent or caregiver.

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
The La Crescenta Library Virtual Book Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Zoom. Please contact Marta Wiggins at mwiggins@library.lacounty.gov for your Zoom invite to attend the book club. For adults.

Wed, Aug 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
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, Aug 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Celebrate the end of the Summer Discovery Program with Wacko the Magician and enjoy an exciting afternoon of magic, juggling, comedy, and fun!  For Ages 5 - 12. 

Thu, Aug 08, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Meet once a month for Continuing Students to participate in the method developed by Dr. James Birren, which aids in reflection and sharing experiences from our journey.

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
LA County Department of Public Health is partnering with LA County Library to provide FREE School Readiness Vaccines for Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines for all ages. Health insurance is not required but will be requested if insured.
Register