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Gardening for Kids with The Plant Plug

In-Person Program

2024-02-07 15:00:00 2024-02-07 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Gardening for Kids with The Plant Plug Celebrate Black and African American History month! Create a beginner garden to take home while learning about the significance of gardening and agriculture in Black and African American history and culture. Clifton M. Brakensiek Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 07
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-07 15:00:00 2024-02-07 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Gardening for Kids with The Plant Plug Celebrate Black and African American History month! Create a beginner garden to take home while learning about the significance of gardening and agriculture in Black and African American history and culture. Clifton M. Brakensiek Library - Meeting Room

Celebrate Black and African American History month! Create a beginner garden to take home while learning about the significance of gardening and agriculture in Black and African American history and culture.

For ages 5 - 12 with caregiver.

All supplies provided. 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. 

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.

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Phone: 562.925.5543

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 Closed
Tue, Feb 27 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 Closed

About the branch

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library has served the community of Bellflower for more than 100 years. The first branch was opened on March 11, 1914.

The library moved four times until its present facility was dedicated on August 16, 1975, and named in honor of Clifton M. Brakensiek, MD, who donated the land on which the library is built.

It served as the Automated Circulation System pilot site and was the first County library to implement the new online circulation system in 1989.

In 1915 there were 213 library cardholders and 412 books on the shelves. The circulation for 1915 was 3,433. Today's circulation is approximately 200,000 with 40,000 registered borrowers. The Library has an active Friends of the Library group.

On December 19, 2002, the Brakensiek Library reopened for service following several months of renovation. The project was a joint effort of Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe, the City of Bellflower, The Friends of the Library and the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The remodeled library has a new look with a redesign of the interior, technology upgrades and two new public service desks.
 

Upcoming events

Tue, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Fri, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Do you want to learn to crochet or knit?  Do you already know how and want to share your knowledge? Beginning and experienced participants are invited to join the club. 

Thu, Mar 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.

Fri, Mar 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
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Fri, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Have you ever wanted to learn to play an instrument but it seemed too intimidating? Maybe you payed an instrument as a kid but became discouraged. Enter the ukulele! It's small, easy to play, and lots of fun! 

Sat, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Mar 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Do you want to learn to crochet or knit?  Do you already know how and want to share your knowledge? Beginning and experienced participants are invited to join the club. 

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
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Fri, Mar 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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Tue, Mar 26, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Mar 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
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Wed, Mar 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Do you want to learn to crochet or knit?  Do you already know how and want to share your knowledge? Beginning and experienced participants are invited to join the club. 

Thu, Mar 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.

Fri, Mar 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
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