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Adult Summer Reading

June 24 - August 10

Create the perfect four course meal by reading a book of your choice and/or attending any of our adult sum­mer reading programs featured on the Reading is So Delicious Menu. Some of us love a balanced meal with appetizers, a main course and dessert while others love sweets! Attend programs or read books that satisfy your cravings and note them on your meal card. Submit your meal card to any Torrance Public Library and enter a drawing for fun food-related prizes!
Winners will be contacted by phone or email; winners must claim their prizes within 14 days or forfeit their prize.
 Limit one menu card per adult patron.

Food for Thought
Please join a lively book discussion at one of your local branches.
Armchair Traveler Book Group - Walteria Library
Biography and Memoirs - Katy Geissert Library
The Book Group - El Retiro Library
Mayhem in the AM - Henderson Library
Mystery Book Group - North Torrance Library
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group - Katy Geissert Library
Creative Spirit Book Group - Southeast Library




A La Card: Food Themed Greeting Cards

Southeast Library

Saturday, June 29 @ 10:30 am

Learn to create food-themed cards, including a tea-bag holder card, with stamping and die-cutting.

Space is limited; please call to register.


Foodies Scrapbook

El Retiro Library

Saturday, July 27 @ 10:30 am

Create your very own scrapbook documenting your foodie experiences. All materials are provided.

Space is limited; please call to register.


What's on the Menu: Create a Family Cookbook

Southeast Library

Saturday, July 27 @ 2:00 pm

Let's create and decorate a book to keep all your delicious recipes. Starter recipe will be included!

Space is limited; please call to register.


Summertime Recipe Exchange

Walteria Library

Saturday, July 27 @ 2:00 pm

Bring one of your favorite recipes with ingredients, quantities, and step-by-step instructions printed on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper. Go home with new recipes, techniques, and ideas for summertime fun!


Recipe Cards & Keeper

Henderson Library

Saturday, August 3 @ 10:00 am

Make & take designer like recipe cards & a keeper to put them in. This workshop will be led by Judy Kubota.

Space is limited; please call to register.


Margaret McWilliams' Adventures and Food

Katy Geissert Library

Wednesday, July 10 @ 7:00 pm

Join former professor of food and nutrition at California State University, Los Angeles, and author Margaret McWilliams as she discusses her books Food Around the World: A Cultural Perspective

and Foreign Food Adventures.


Vegetarian Nutrition

Katy Geissert Library

Saturday, July 13 @ 2:00 pm

LeeAnn Smith Weintraub is a Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Consultant, food nutrition writer and the author of the Everything Glycemic Index Cookbook. She has contributed to television, radio and print media including KTLA, KFWB, Cosmopolitan, Fitness Magazine, US Weekly, Today's Dietitian, the Renal Nutrition Forum, and the Journal of Renal Nutrition.


Sushi Demonstration

El Retiro Library

Saturday, June 22 @ 1:00 pm


Henderson Library

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 am

Renown sushi chef, Andy Matsuda, will demonstrate the various techniques used in making this Japanese delicacy.

Space is limited; please call to register.


Zerimar and Fritz

Katy Geissert Library

Wednesday, July 24 @ 7:00 pm

Spice up your evening with this local duo as they perform Spanish Classics, improvisations and timeless surf music with their unique fast-paced style, passionate rhythms and distinctive technique.

Please arrive early as seating is limited.


Seven Gifts From LA Kitchens to the World-Immigrant Cuisines of Los Angeles enter the Mainstream

Katy Geissert Library

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a amusing and educational survey of the history and impacts of L.A.'s immigrant cuisines on today's world presented by journalist, author, and historian Richard Foss.


Un-Curried with Kaumudi Marathe

Katy Geissert Library

Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:00 pm

Join journalist, author and Chef Kaumudi as she introduces and demonstrates Marathi and California Indian cuisine.

Seating is limited; please call to register.


Julie and Julia (PG-13)

Katy Geissert Library

Saturday, July 6 @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy the popular film about two women who, while separated by time and space, discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and .butter.anything is possible.


Forks Over Knives (PG)

Katy Geissert Library

Wednesday, July 31 @ 7:00 pm

Learn about the effects of animal-based and processed foods on your body and overall health in this powerful documentary directed by Lee Fulkerson.