Redondo Beach Library Activities for July

July 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!

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program “It’s Showtime At Your Library.” There are programs for children, teens and adults.

Music Together Monday @ Main Library
July 1 at 11:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
A great way to engage your children.

Library Closed for Independence Day Holiday
July 4th

Writer’s Meetup @ Main Library
July 6 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
July 6 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.

SRP Craftapalooza Activity for Children and Teens @ North Branch Library
July 9 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Meeting Room
Make something! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

SRP Craftapalooza Activity for Children and Teens @ Main Library
July 11 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.

Self-Publishing Workshop with Christopher Lynch @ Main Library
July 13 at 10:00am-1:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Back by popular demand, learn how to self-publish your book. Topics covered: formatting a manuscript as an e-book or POD, cover design, ISBN’s, costs and sales channels.

THE SEWING REBELLION SERIES WORKSHOPS for Teens and Adults at both
the Main Library and the North Branch Library
The Sewing Rebellion is a national campaign to “Stop Shopping and Start Sewing!”
(Supported with California Library Services Act Funding) Note: Bring your sewing machine. See program flyer for list of all supplies to bring.
July 13 – Introduction to the Sewing Machine
Main Library from 10am-1:00pm in the 1st floor Storytime Room
North Branch Library from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the Meeting Room

Poetry Workshop @ Main Library
July 13 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Both seasoned poets and beginners are welcome.

Italian Language Practice @ Main Library
July 13 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.

Dance and Move @ Main Library
July 15 at 11:00am – 11:30am
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room

Spanish Language Practice @ North Branch Library
July 15 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.

Program with Jim Kempton author of “First We Surf Then We Eat” @ Main Library
July 16 at 6:00pm-7:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
A program for those who enjoy surfing, cooking or even just eating. A lifelong surfer, cook and writer, Jim learned how to cook the best beach loving dishes. He’s sharing his collection of recipes, along with stories of the best waves, restaurants, adventures and misadventures. Jim is president of the California Surf Museum.

Adult Book Discussion of the Month – The Soul of America, by Jon Meacham @ Main Library
July 16 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.

Family Game Night @ Main Library
July 17 5:00pm-7:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room

Family Movie @ Main Library
July 19 at 3:00pm-5:00pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room

SAT Practice Test for Teens @ North Branch Library
July 20 at 9:30am-1:00pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Get Ready for College! Free SAT & ACT Tests.
Bring: pencils, calculator, water/snack and a smartphone to score your test.
Register: via this link: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/138139/
Questions: Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com

THE SEWING REBELLION SERIES WORKSHOPS for Teens and Adults at both
the Main Library and the North Branch Library
The Sewing Rebellion is a national campaign to “Stop Shopping and Start Sewing!”
(Supported with California Library Services Act Funding) Note: Bring your sewing machine. See program flyer for list of all supplies to bring.
July 20 – The T-Shirt is the Problem and Making is the Solution
Main Library from 10am-1:00pm in the 1st floor Storytime Room
North Branch Library from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the Meeting Room

French Language Practice @ Main Library
July 20 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.

SRP Craftapalooza Activity for Children and Teens @ North Branch Library
July 22 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.

English Pronunciation Practice for Adults @ North Branch Library (*note: new program)
July 23 at 6:00pm-7:00pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
If English is not your native language, this program may help you improve your pronunciation skills to better understand what people are saying. You can learn some helpful concepts about English phonetics and spelling. The program is led by a phonetics and pronunciation specialist.

Sing and Dance @ Main Library
July 24 at 11:30am -Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room

ACT Practice Test for Teens @ North Branch Library
July 27 at 9:30am-1:00pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Get Ready for College! Free SAT & ACT Tests.
Bring: pencils, calculator, water/snack and a smartphone to score your test.
Register: via this link: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/138139/
Questions: Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com

THE SEWING REBELLION SERIES WORKSHOPS for Teens and Adults at both
the Main Library and the North Branch Library
The Sewing Rebellion is a national campaign to “Stop Shopping and Start Sewing!”
(Supported with California Library Services Act Funding) Note: Bring your sewing machine. See program flyer for list of all supplies to bring.
July 27 – Piece Work
Main Library from 10am-1:00pm in the 1st floor Storytime Room
North Branch Library from 2:00pm-5:00pm in the Meeting Room

STORYTIMES – July 2 – July 24 @ Main Library
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 (7/2, 7/9, 7/16 & 7/23)
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 (7/3, 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24)
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 (7/18)
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 (7/3, 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24)
Main Library Storytime Room

SPECIAL STORYTIMES

Special Musical Play with Ni Hao Storytime @ Main Library
July 8 at 11:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room

Author Storytime with Ashley Monaghan @ Main Library
July 11 at 10:15am-10:45am
Main Library Storytime Room

Dance and Move Storytime @ Main Library
July 15 at 11:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room

Mandarin Storytime with Ni Hao @ Main Library
July 17 at 10:15am-10:45am
Main Library Storytime Room

Special Dance 1 Storytime @ North Branch Library
July 18 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room