Redondo Beach Library Activities for February

February 1 – 28, 2019

The Redondo Beach Library offers a variety of activities for all ages including music, writing, dance, language, reading, crafts and more!

A few require registration but all of them are FREE!

Redondo Beach Main Library is located at 303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Telephone: 310 318-0675

Redondo Beach North Branch Library is located at 2000 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Telephone: 310 318-0677

For more information on Library programs and services, please call (310) 318-0675, option 5 for Adult or Teen Programs, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

For updated information, visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

Fantastic Fridays 4 Home Schoolers at Main Library
February 1 at 11:00am-12:30pm
Main Library Storytime Room

Writer’s Meetup
February 2 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Calling all aspiring writers! Discuss topics writers want to explore, and have the opportunity to share information, get feedback on ideas and writing, and give and receive support and encouragement.

Meet the Authors
February 2 at Noon-1:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
A group of local authors will discuss their books and the inspiration behind the books and answer your questions. Copies of the books will be for sale at the event.

Spanish Language Practice
February 2 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program. Improve your Spanish language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of a Spanish-speaking facilitator Olga Stohr. Participants should know a little Spanish.

Music Together Monday
February 4 at 11:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
A great way to engage your children.

LA Opera Talk – Specialty Topic
February 5 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Learn about Opera and behind-the-scenes at LA Opera House.

TAC Meeting
February 6 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Teens (grades 6th-12th) are invited to this program.

Poetry Workshop
February 9 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Both seasoned poets and beginners are welcome.

Italian Language Practice
February 9 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program. Improve your Italian language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of an Italian-speaking facilitator Patrizio Grifoni. Participants should know a little Italian.

Virtual Reality Program: Oculus First Contact @ Main Library
February 11 at 3:30pm-5:30pm
Main Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Learn about the Library’s new virtual reality equipment.

Spanish Language Practice at North Branch Library
February 11 at 6:15pm-6:45pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program. Improve your Spanish language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of a Spanish-speaking facilitator Nichols Brown. Participants should know a little Spanish.

Brain Health Workshop with Beach Cities Health District
February 12 at 5:30pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Learn more about the Healthy Minds Initiative.

After School Craft Activity for Children @ Main Library
February 14 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Make something ! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

French Language Practice
February 16 at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program. Improve your French language skills through conversational practice under the guidance of Kati-Maria Roussel, a French speaking facilitator. Participants should know a little French to participate.

Holiday Closure:
February 18 – Libraries closed for Presidents’ Day
The Main Library and North Branch Library will re-open on Tuesday, February 19.

Meditation Practice for the New Year
February 19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room

Adult Book Discussion of the Month – An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones
February 19 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
The discussion is led by Senior Librarian, Erin Schoonover. Read the book and talk about it, or just come to learn more about the book.

Teen Activity – Author Talk
February 20 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Teens (grades 6th-12th) are invited to this program.

How-To Festival
February 23 at 10:00am-2:00pm
Main Library and North Branch Library (various locations)
Learn “How-To” do some things !

After School Coloring Club for Children @ Main Library
February 25 at 3:00pm-4:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Make something ! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

After School Craft Activity for Children @ North Branch Library
February 26 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
North Branch Meeting Room
Make something ! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

Nepali Cooking
February 28 at 11:00am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Learn how to prepare some healthy Nepali foods.

STORYTIMES – February 5-7; 26-28
Note: Some storytimes have changed. For more information check the Library’s online calendar of events Go to: www.redondo.org/library then click on the Calendar of Events for up-to-date information on Children’s storytimes.
Baby Lapsit (0 to 18 months with caregiver)**
Tuesdays at 10:15am-10:45am (2/5 & 2/26)
Main Library Storytime Room
Babies 0-18 months and their caregivers join in a fun storytime full of songs, rhymes and fingerplays!
**Session is limited to 40 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your numbered passes in the lobby at 10:00am.

Ready To Read (3 & 4 year olds)
Wednesdays at 12:30pm-1:00pm (2/27)
Main Library Storytime Room
A storytime just for 3 & 4 year olds full of early literacy concepts, songs, rhymes, movement and fun! Session is limited to 40 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your numbered passes at the Children’s desk at 12:15pm.

Toddler Storytime (18 to 36 months with caregiver) **
Thursdays at 10:15am-10:45am (2/7 & 2/28)
Main Library Storytime Room
Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregivers join in a fun storytime full of songs, rhymes, stories and movement!
**Session is limited to 40 individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your numbered passes in the lobby at 10:00am.

Story Circle (ages 3+)
Wednesdays at 5:30pm-6:30pm (2/27)
Main Library Storytime Room

Family Storytime at North Branch
Thursday at 1:00pm-1:30pm (2/28)
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Family storytime for all ages that includes songs, rhymes and stories which celebrate reading and books. No tickets are required

SPECIAL STORYTIMES

Mandarin Storytime with One Plus Chinese Learning Center @ North Branch
February 5 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room

Special ABC Adventures Program with Tia Spells @ Main Library
February 6 at 12:30pm-1:00pm
Main Library Storytime Room

Special ABC Adventures Program with Tia Spells @ North Branch Library
February 7 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room

Bilingual Spanish Storytime @ North Branch Library
February 11 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room

Musical Play with Ni Hao Storytime at Main Library
February 11 at 11:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room
**Session is limited to 40 individuals

Mandarin Storytime with Ni Hao @ North Branch Library
February 14 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room

Mandarin Storytime with Ni Hao @ North Branch Library
February 21 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room