Friends of the Laguna Beach Library

News Flash - August 2019 Library Events!!!    


Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 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, 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.


Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.—Read to the Dog, Mike

Kids can read aloud to our therapy dogs, Mike. He is a great listener! Each person will read to them for 10 minutes. Kids are welcome to continue reading if there are more opening. Ages K-17. 


Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 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, August 3 from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.—Banned Book Club

We’re gathering to discuss this month’s book Looking for Alaska by John Green


Saturdays, August 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 at for more information.


Mondays, August 5, 12, 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, August 6 from 5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.—Laguna Storytellers—Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Kids bring their stuffed toy to the library to enjoy  storytime presented by Laguna Storytellers. The toys will stay for sleepover party at the library. Kids can pick up their toys on the following day, Wednesday, Aug 7th during morning storytime at 11:00 a.m.


Wednesday, August 7 from 11:00  a.m. to 11:45 p.m. —  Laguna Storytellers— Family Storytime

The National Charity League, Laguna Chapter, presents the Laguna Storytellers! Enjoy a fun & lively Family Storytime presented by local teen NCL members. Each show lasts approximately 1 hour and includes refreshments. All ages welcome!


Monday, August 12 from 5:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m.—Laguna Beach Library Book Club

We will be discussing The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo.


Wednesdays, August 14, 21 & 28 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. 


Wednesday, August 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. First comes first serve.


Thursday, August* 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. Each person will read to them for 10 minutes. Kids are welcome to continue reading if there are more opening. Ages K-17.