Friends of the Laguna Beach Library


Monday                                  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday                                 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wenesday                              10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday                                10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday &  Saturday                  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays         



News Flash - July 2019 Library Events!!!    


Thursday, July 4th Library and Book Shop will be Closed




Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29  from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — Third Street Writers Group 
Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support. This is not a workshop for beginners. Contact the library for additional information.


Wednesdays, July 3, 17 & 31 from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.— Toddler Techy Storytime

Stories are important. That’s why we combined the classic storytime with technology to introduce Techy Storytime. We are going to use iPad, Apple TV, and occasionally 3D printer to make it fun and educational. 


Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. — Children’s Craft Open House

Get creative! Let your imagination run wild!  Children under 12 are encouraged to come to the library during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to

make fun and creative seasonal crafts.  Adult supervision is recommended.


Saturday, July 6 from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.—Banned Book Club

We’re gathering to discuss this month’s book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.


Saturdays, July 6 & 20 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Poetry Workshop

Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and work-shopped.  Each poem will be read by the poet and perhaps by    another reader. Participants then respond with emphasis on positive comments and constructive suggestions. Recommended for advanced poets—this is not a workshop for beginners. Meets in the Community Room. Contact Mike Sprake at 714-318-1461 or email at for more information.


Monday, July 8 from 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m.—Laguna Beach Library Book Club

We will be discussing And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.


Wednesdays, July 10 & 24 from 11:00  a.m. to 11:45 p.m. —  Sunshine Readers Family Storytime

The National Charity League, Laguna Chapter, presents the Sunshine Readers! Enjoy a fun & lively Family Storytime presented by local teen NCL members.  Each show lasts approximately 1 hour and includes refreshments. No pre-registration required. All ages welcome!


Wednesday, July 10 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. ­—  3-D Printing Workshop

Schedule a 20-minute session with our 3-D printer. Customize an object using software and prepare it for printing. Staff will print the item and contact you when it is ready for pickup. First comes first serve.


Thursdays, July 11, 18 & 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Peapod Academy Children’s Storytime

Welcome to the Peapod Academy. Join some of the cutest babies, toddlers, & preschoolers in town, and adults of their choice, at the Library. Little Peas will enjoy books & storytime, songs & music, fingerplay, movement, hands on activities, arts & crafts, and other cadets. Each week has a different theme. Get to know others and support your little one’s developmental skills. No preregistration required.


Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m.—Magic Show with Billy Bonkers

Billy’s Magic show is a bonkers mix of magic and comedy with a unique British twist. You'll be laughing at the bonkers-ness, gasping at the magic and baffled by the show ending levitation of a child in the audience!



Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m.—the Princess and the Pirates Puppet Show

Join us for an exciting marionette puppetry show! The colorful, interactive, and child friendly 18 inch marionettes will amaze families with their tale of a beautiful princess and horrible



Thursday, July 25 from 3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.— B.A.R.K: Read to the Dogs

Kids can read aloud to our therapy dogs, Clark, Jay, and Norbit. They are so sweet and very good listeners. Bow-Wow! Please preregister at the Service Desk or call the library. Drop-ins welcome, too!


Thursday, July 25 from 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.— Ice-Cream Social with Laguna Beach PD

Laguna Beach Police Officers will assist you with your ice-cream creations in a bowl or cone! Free, all ages are welcome.


Saturday June 27 from 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.—End of Summer Reading Program Picnic @ Bluebird Park– Laguna Beach

Adults, Teens, and kids, who finished Summer Reading Program, are invited to attend the picnic at Bluebird park. Laguna Beach Fire Department will handout medals to kids and we will draw names and the lucky winners will receive their prizes. RSVP is required.


Saturday June 27 from 11:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. Carpet Magic Show with Dave Skale @ Bluebird Park—Laguna Beach

Come to Bluebird Park and enjoy Dave Skale’s magic show featuring The Magic Carpet Ride, where he floats one of the kids on The Magic Carpet at the end of the show for a Grand Finale!