Friends of the Laguna Beach Library
May Library Programs

Mondays, May 1,8,15 & 22 from 10:00a.m - 1:00 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. 

Tuesday, May 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.


Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Math at the Library (K-2nd grade)

After our successful Bedtime Math: Crazy 8’s program, the Laguna Beach Library has designed a series of fun math activities for kids K-2nd grade. Registrations is required.


Wednesday, May 3 from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.—Parent’s workshop, School readiness! Tips for a smooth Transition to Kindergarten

We encourage parents to attend this workshop immediately after our weekly 10:30 playtime--Presented by LBUSD Early Learning Specialist, Sandee Bandetinni., who will provide parents with tools and resources that promote happy and healthy families, and offer tips for School Readiness. Take this opportunity to speak with an early childhood expert about any concerns or questions you might have regarding your child. No preregistration required. This program is free.


Wednesdays, May 3,10,17,24 and 31 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.­ — Children’s Play Time & Craft Table (ages 5 and under)

According to researchers, children’s participation in unstructured playtime is crucial to laying a foundation for literacy success. Lots of wonderful things happen during playtime-- practice fine motor skills, socialization, bonding between child and caregiver, and more. We want the library to be a safe, welcoming environment where learning is fun. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to meet in a comfortable environment, where toys and crafts are available. 


Thursdays, May 4, 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, 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.


Thursday, May 4 from 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. – May the 4th be with you!

Kids, wear your Star Wars custom and celebrate Star Wars Day at Laguna Beach Library. We will be building Tie-Fighters and X-Wing Fighters. We’ll also serve cupcakes, which can decorate them as storm troopers. 


Saturdays, May 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, May 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 John Gardiner @949-715-7507 for more information


Monday, May 8 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — Adult Book Discussion Group

We will be meeting to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead   —The novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which in the novel is an actual subway.


Wednesday, May 10 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! Preregistration is required.


Thursday, May 11 from3:30 - 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!


Saturday, May 13 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Author Talk

Come visit with editors Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, as they present Orange County Treasure! Lisa and Andrew will be joined by readers, Lorene Delaney-Ullman and others!


Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Adam Kaplan music band 

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Thursday May 25 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Belly Dancing at the Library with Jheri

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Girls Encounter a Living Legend,
an article by The Laguna Beach Independent, Click Here to view the article.

Library Salutes Young Page Turners, an article by The Laguna Beach Independent,
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