Redondo Beach Library Activities for October

October 1 – 31, 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, or (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

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

Check out what’s on tap for October….

LA Opera Talk @ Main Library – The Light in the Piazza
October 1 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Learn about Operas and behind-the-scenes topics at LA Opera House.

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

Craft Activity for Children @ Main Library
October 4 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library Storytime Room
Make something! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

Writer’s Meetup @ Main Library
October 5 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.

Spanish Language Practice @ Main Library
October 5 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.

Lego Programs @ Main Library
October 9, October 16, October 23 and October 30 at 5:00pm -6:00pm
Main Library Storytime Room
For Children 6 months and up and their families.

Poetry Workshop @ Main Library
October 12 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Both seasoned poets and beginners are welcome.

Sewing Rebellion Series Workshop @ North Branch Library
October 12 at 11:00am-2:00pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program.

Italian Language Practice @ Main Library
October 12 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 already know a little Italian.

Spanish Language Practice @ North Branch Library
October 14 at 6:15pm-7:45pm
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 already know a little Spanish.

Teen Activity @ Main Library
October 15 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room

Adult Book Discussion of the Month @ Main Library – Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
October 15 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.

Virtual Reality: Scary Halloween @ Main Library
October 18 at 3:00pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Sound Proof Room
For ages 13+

French Language Practice @ Main Library
October 19 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. Participants should already know a little French to participate.

Coder Dojo Workshop for Children @ North Branch Library
October 19 at 3:00pm – 4:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
For grades K-8. Registration is required. To register go to: https://zen.coderdojo.com/dashboard/dojo/us/redondo-beach-ca/north-branch-redondo-beach-public-library
Bring: A laptop/Chromebook with WiFi capability. A Parent! If you are 12 or under, your parent must stay with you during the session

Dance and Move Mondays with Dance 1 Studios @ Main Library
October 21 at 11:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room
Children have the ability to process visual, tactile and auditory sensation that is aroused by music and movement. The storytime is hosted by Dance 1 Studios. A great way to engage your children with movement, dance and follow-along instructions.

Friends of the Redondo Beach Library Book Sale @ Main Library
October 26 at 9:00am-3:00pm
Main Library Storytime Room
Get some great bargains on gently used books and support the Redondo Beach Library.

Craft Activity for Children @ North Branch Library
October 29 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Make something! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

George Freeth: The Man Who Brought Us Surfing and Lifeguarding
@Main Library
October 29 at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
A program that will be fun for surfers and for Redondo Beach history buffs. Presented by Dr. Arthur Verge, a nationally recognized Freeth authority.

STORYTIMES – October 8 – 31
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)** @ Main Library
Tuesdays at 10:15am-10:45am (10/8, 10/15, 10/22 & 10/29)
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 pass in the lobby starting at 10:00am.

Ready To Read (3 & 4 year olds) @ Main Library
Wednesdays at 12:30pm-1:00pm (10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30)
Main Library Storytime Room
Children ages 3 to 5 years are encouraged to participate in this storytime. Each themed storytime includes literacy concepts to help get children ready to READ! Session is limited to 40 individuals. Get your name tag at the Children’s desk starting at 12:15pm.

Toddler Storytime (18 to 36 months with caregiver) ** @ Main Library
Thursdays at 10:15am-10:45am (10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 10/31)
Main Library Storytime Room
Toddlers ages 18-36 months enjoy age-appropriate stories, silly songs, rhymes and movement the incorporate emergent literacy concepts such as sounds, shapes, colors and counting.
**Session is limited to 40 individuals. Get your numbered pass in the lobby at 10:00am.

Family Storytime @ North Branch Library
Thursdays at 1:00pm-1:30pm (10/10, 10/24 & 10/31)
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Children of all ages and their caregivers join in a fun storytime full of songs, rhymes, stories and movement. No sign-up or tickets needed.

SPECIAL STORYTIMES

Chinese Musical Play with Ni Hao Storytime @ Main Library
October 14 at 11:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room
**Session is limited to 40 individuals

Mandarin Storytime with Ni Hao @ Main Library
October 16 at 10:15am-10:45am
Main Library Storytime Room

Storytime with Dance 1 Studio @ North Branch Library
October 17 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room