Friends of the Laguna Beach Library
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Laguna Beach Library
363 Glenneyre Street

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

(949) 497-1733

Monday, January 1st— Library Closed for New Year’ Holiday

Monday, January 15th — Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

               

SPECIAL EVENTS:  

 

Tuesday, January 2 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.

 

Fridays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.— Homework Club

Homework is an important part of the educational process. It improves your child's thinking and memory, helps them develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life. That’s why Laguna Beach Library is hosting a Homework Club.

Children from Kindergarten through 8th grades are welcome to attend and receive help with their homework for subjects Math and English.

 

Saturdays, January 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. 

 

Saturdays, January 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.

 

Saturday, January 6 from 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.—Laguna Beach Library Banned Books Club

Join this rebel reading group once a month to discuss a book that has been challenged and/or banned. This month we will be discussing The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. Sign up at the front desk.

 

Mondays, January 8, 22 & 29 from 10:00a.m - 2:00 p.m. — Third Street Writers Group Ink
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. 

 

Monday January 8 from 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.– Laguna Beach Library Book Club

We will be meeting to discuss Salt Houses by Hala AlyanOn the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967.

 

Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3:30p.m.-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. 

 

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.— Preschool  Storytime 

Toddlers and preschoolers, come and enjoy our Wednesday storytime! Stories, songs, dancing, and more will encourage a love of books and learning in a fun and interactive environment. Come for the stories and stay for playtime afterward.

 

Wednesday, January 10 from 10:30 a.m.– 11:00– Parent Education Event

Happy New Year! Community resources to support your child’s healthy growth and development with Claudette Ahern. LBUSD School Readiness Nurse.

The Laguna Beach Unified School's Distsict’s school readiness program offers free developmental screening, referrals to community resources and a weekly learning link to support young children and families. For more information about this program, please email Sandee Bandettini, MS, MFT, early learning        specialist at: sbandettini@lbusd.org.

 

Thursday, January 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, January 11 from 3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.– After School STEM Program.

Our STEM program promotes critical thinking, problem solving and creativity—for kids 9-years and up.  We’ll learn all kinds of cool ways to design things that go! We’ll play with the weather and work with math concepts too.  It’s fun and awesome to learn by hands-on experience! Pre-registration is required.

 

Thursday, January 11 from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. — Read to a Dog- Salsa!

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

 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE, GRACIOUSLY FUNDED BY

FRIENDS OF THE LAGUNA BEACH LIBRARY

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Service Hours:


Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday - Saturday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday
CLOSED