Redondo Beach Library Activities for May

May 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, (310) 318-0675, option 6 for Children’s Programs.

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

Check out the Calendar of Events listed below, or click on the flyer, print it and stick it on the fridge as a reminder!

TAC Meeting
May 1 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Teens (grades 6th-12th) are invited to this program.

Writer’s Meetup
May 4 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.

Local Author Program with Kevin Del Principe
May 4 at Noon-1:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Kevin will discuss his novel “I Animal”. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event.

Spanish Language Practice
May 4 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
May 6 at 11:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
A great way to engage your children.

LA Opera Talk – El Gato Montes
May 7 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Learn about Operas and behind-the-scenes topics at LA Opera House.

After School Craft Activity for Children @ Main Library
May 9 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.

Poetry Workshop
May 11 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Both seasoned poets and beginners are welcome.

Italian Language Practice
May 11 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 at North Branch Library
May 13 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 already know a little Spanish.

Local Author Program with Natacha Nelson
May 18 at Noon-1:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Natacha will discuss her new book “Finding Courage to Let You Out”

French Language Practice
May 18 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.

Virtual Reality Program @ Main Library
May 20 at 3:30pm-5:30pm
Main Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Learn about the Library’s new virtual reality equipment. Try it out.

Mapping the Memory Care Journey: Pathways to Solutions (presented by the South Bay Dementia Education Consortium)
May 21 at 5:00pm-7:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Doors open at 5:00pm for light refreshments. Program content begins at 5:30pm.

Adult Book Discussion of the Month – The Quiet American, by Graham Greene
May 21 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
May 22 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Teens (grades 6th-12th) are invited to this program.

Documentary Film: “To Climb a Gold Mountain”
May 25 at 1:00pm-3:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
An award winning documentary film depicting the struggles, evolution and legacy of Asian immigrants in America.

Libraries closed for Memorial Day Holiday
May 27

After School Craft Activity for Children @ North Branch Library
May 28 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.

Local Author Program with Gwendolyn Womack
May 28 at 6:30p-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Gwendolyn is back and will discuss her newest book “The Time Collector”. Copies of her books will be for sale at the event.

STORYTIMES – May 1-30
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 (5/7, 5/14, 5/21 & 5/28)
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 (5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29)
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 (5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30)
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
Wednesdays at 5:30pm-6:00pm (5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 & 5/29)
Main Library Storytime Room

Family Storytime at North Branch
Thursday at 1:00pm-1:30pm (5/2, 5/9, 5/23 & 5/30)
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

Special Musical Play with Ni Hao Storytime at Main Library
May 13 at 11:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room
**Session is limited to 40 individuals

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

Special Dance 1 Storytime @ North Branch Library
May 16 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room