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The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library will open Sundays begining September 14, 2014. For a complete list of open Sundays, click here.

E-books are now available to Torrance Public Library cardholders, through the Library's new ebook portal!  This new service is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Torrance Library.

The Library Centennial Video Contest results are in, click here to view a list of the winners! Click here to watch all the videos on YouTube!

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spotlight image>Meet Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver
Saturday, September 20 @ 2:00 p.m.  Katy Geissert Civic Center LibraryJoin us for an afternoon with authors Ken Osmond (aka Eddie Haskell) & Christopher J. Lynch as they disc uss their latest book Eddie: The Life and Times of America's Preeminent Bad Boy

spotlight image>Meet the Author: Brian Fagan - The Attacking Ocean - Saturday, September 27 @ 2:00pm
Join us for an afternoon with Brian Fagan, bestselling author and emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He will discuss his latest book The Attacking Ocean. at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room

spotlight imageSoutheast Library
September means back to school and back to Southeast!
We invite you to come and discover the great assortment of material, talk with one of our helpful staff members, and explore one of the gems of the City of Torrance.

  • The Torrance Public Library Commission will meet next on Monday, Sept 8th at 7:00 pm at Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room 3301 Torrance Blvd. Torrance CA 90503

Hours: Civic Center Library: 10am - 9pm (Mon-Thurs), 10am - 6pm (Fri), 10am - 5:30pm (Sat), 1pm-5pm selected Sundays. Address: 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503. 310-618-5959