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         





The Library will be closed November 12 for the Veterans Day Holiday

The Library will be closed November 22 & 23 for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday


Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15 & 29 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, fingerplays, 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.


Saturdays, November 3, 10 & 17 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.


Saturdays, November 3 & 17 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 for more information.


Mondays, November 5, 19 & 26 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.


Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 3:30—4:30 p.m.—Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! This is an 8 week program for  K-2nd grade. The club will meet once a week for one hour. Space is limited -  Pre-registration is required.


Tuesday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. — Pajama Storytime 

Please come (wear pajamas & slippers!) & enjoy the Sunshine Readers as they whisk the whole family off to dreamland.  The National Charity League, Laguna Chapter, generously provides this program.


Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.— Toddler Techy Storytime with Ms. Niloo

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.


Wednesday, November 7 from 2:00 p.m.—4 p.m.– Art at the Library LOCA


Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.– The Banned Books Club

Join this rebel reading group. This month we’ll be reading Nickel and Dimed. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour?


Wednesday, November 14 from 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.  Space is limited, so preregistration is required.  Consult the library for available times, or for more  information ask a staff member. Sign-up at the Check-Out Desk.


Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Techy Story time

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.


Monday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — Adult Book Discussion Group

We meet to discuss the book Wartlight: A Novel by Michael Ondaatje. This is the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older   sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less      concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service     during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and           Nathaniel.


Tuesday, November 27 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. —  Read to the Dog—B.A.R.K

Kids can read aloud to our therapy dog, Venus. She’s so sweet and a very good listener. Bow-Wow! Please preregister at the Service Desk or call the library. Drop-ins welcome, too!