Redondo Beach Library Activities for January

January 1 – 31, 2020

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 additional 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 or visit the website at http://www.redondo.org/library.

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

January 1: New Year’s Day – Libraries closed

Writer’s Meetup @ Main Library
January 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.

Poetry Workshop @ Main Library* (note: special date and location)
January 4 at 10:30am-Noon
Main Library
Both seasoned poets and beginners are welcome.

Sewing Program: Stitch and Sew Redondo @ North Branch Library
January 4 at 11:00am-2:00pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room
Both Adults and Teens are invited to this program.

Spanish Language Practice @ Main Library
January 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 @ Main Library
January 6 at 11:30am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first and second graders, and the adults who love them. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. No registration is required.

TAC Meeting @ Main Library
January 7 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room
Teens (grades 6th-12th) are invited to this program.

Lego Programs @ Main Library
January 8 at 5:00pm -6:00pm
Main Library Storytime Room
For Children 6 months and up and their families.

Virtual Reality @ Main Library
January 10 at 3:00pm-4:30pm
Main Library
For ages 13+

Online Privacy 101: The Basics @ Main Library
January 11 at 11:00am-Noon
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Learn about online privacy, what others learn about you based on your internet use and how you can change your internet habits.

Italian Language Practice @ Main Library
January 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.

Coder Dojo Workshop for Children @ North Branch Library
January 11 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 and a Parent. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay with you during the session

Spanish Language Practice @ North Branch Library
January 13 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 Program @ Main Library – Doggo Study Break with Meredith
January 14 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Conference Room

Teen Tech Help 4 Adults @ Main Library
January 18 at 11:30am-1:30pm
Main Library 2nd floor Meeting Room
Adults can ask Teens for help with apps and tech devices at this program.

French Language Practice @ Main Library
January 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.

Coder Dojo Workshop for Children @ Main Library
January 18 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 and a Parent. If you are 12 or under your parent must stay with you during the session

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Libraries Closed

Adult Book Discussion of the Month @ Main Library – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
January 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.

Dance and Move Mondays with Dance 1 Studios @ Main Library
January 27 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.

Craft Activity for Children @ North Branch Library
January 28 at 3:30pm-4:30pm
North Library Meeting Room
Make something! Some activities support STEAM learning. STEAM means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Ages 4 years and up.

Lego Programs @ Main Library
January 29 at 5:00pm -6:00pm
Main Library Storytime Room
For Children 6 months and up and their families.

Fantastic Fridays for Homeschoolers @ Main Library
January 31 at 10:00am -11:30am
Main Library Storytime Room

STORYTIMES – January 2-30
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)** @ Main Library
Tuesdays at 10:15am-10:45am (1/7 & 1/28)
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 pass in the lobby starting at 10:00am.

Ready To Read (3 & 4 year olds) @ Main Library
Wednesdays at 12:30pm-1:00pm (1/8 & 1/29)
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! 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 (1/2, 1/9 & 1/30)
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
Thursday at 1:00pm-1:30pm (1/9 & 1/30)
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

Storytime with Dance 1 Studio @ North Branch Library
January 2 at 1:00pm-1:30pm
North Branch Library Meeting Room

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

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