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Family Storytime 

In-Person Program

2024-02-14 15:00:00 2024-02-14 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Family Storytime  Learn about the history of Valentine's day, and explore the meaning of love with books, songs, and dance. Create your own do-it-yourself love themed art to take home.  Clifton M. Brakensiek Library - Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 14
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-14 15:00:00 2024-02-14 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Family Storytime  Learn about the history of Valentine's day, and explore the meaning of love with books, songs, and dance. Create your own do-it-yourself love themed art to take home.  Clifton M. Brakensiek Library - Meeting Room

Learn about the history of Valentine's day, and explore the meaning of love with books, songs, and dance. Create your own do-it-yourself love themed art to take home. 

For ages 5 - 17 with caregiver. 

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.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Children |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytime | Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies |

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Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Phone: 562.925.5543

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

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Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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