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Monday, May 1, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Kids of all ages are welcome at this hands-on event. Create objects of your choice using imagination, ingenuity, and spatial perception. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Share your passion with fellow romance book lovers as we discuss what we read during the month. Revisit old favorites and learn about latest releases. Expand your reading knowledge and learn about authors and sub-genres new to you. Grow your list of titles and authors. All discussions are free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Teens, ages 13 and up, are invited to join other teens in a discussion of dystopian / post-apocalyptic / survival fiction. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. This book group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Torrance Public Library 3301 Torrance Blvd
Join us for stimulating discussions of contemporary and classic Science Fiction & Fantasy books. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
 
 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
View a recently released movie at the Henderson Library on the first Thursday of the month. This showing is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, May 5, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Celebrate the magic of Star Wars at the Library! This program is free, sponsored by the Torrance Refining Company, but due to space limitations registration is required, and this program is recommended for ages 6 and up. For more information and to register please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn basic embroidery stitches while making a bottle cap pin cushion. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but does require registration, which opens 30 days before the program. For more information and to register please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, May 8, 2017 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Volunteers are needed to help the Friends of the Torrance Library with preparation of items for the book sales and listing of items on the internet. Weekday morning availability is preferred. For more information please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 310-618-5954 or visit www.FriendsOfTheTorranceLibrary.org.
 
 
Monday, May 8, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Tweens are invited to join us at the El Retiro Library to read and discuss pairs of books - one fiction and one non-fiction - on related topics. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Monday, May 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for discussions of books set in different countries and cultures. This book discussion group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information and for book titles, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A former American professional road racing cyclist and anti-doping advocate who last rode for UCI World Tour, Phil "Cookie Monster" Gaimon will share his experiences as a cyclist, author, and entrepreneur. A noted blogger, Gaimon has written for VeloNews and Bicycling and has authored Pro Cylcing on $10 and Ask a Pro. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is free and part of Beach Cities Read. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM Book Group meets monthly to disucss mystery and suspense. For title selections check here: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm All discussions are free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
Join us as we discuss great lives and times as presented in biographies and memoirs. For list of titles, please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5659.htm. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and there is no registration required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Biography and Memoirs Book Discussion Group discusses Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne, as part of Beach Cities Read. Musician and artist Byrne relates adventures and observations from the seat of his bicycle as he travels the world. This book discussion is free and no reservations are required, just read the book prior to the meeting! For more information and to reserve a copy, please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Get ready for the upcoming holiday by making a lovely beaded bracelet after listening to Mother's Day-themed poems and a story. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Friday, May 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, May 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones ages 1-5 for a morning of fun! These programs are designed to engage, entertain, and get children and their caregivers moving! March 11 - Make Munch and Crunch: storytime and a craft! April 8 - Melissa Green: a fun pop-folk family concert May 13 - Franklin Haynes Marionettes This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torance Library, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded!
 
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Adults, it's time to get back in the bike seat! Learn how to choose the right bike, where to ride, how to stay safe, and other tips for returning or beginning adult cyclists. Presented by Safety Cycle Bicycle Shop. This program is free and no registration is required, part of Beach Cities Read. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join Beth Black from Pedego Electric Bikes to learn about this new and fascinating incarnation of the bicycle, which works under both human and battery power. Those present will see an example and learn how it works. This program is free, part of Beach Cities Reads, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Sunday, May 14, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, May 15, 2017 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Volunteers are needed to help the Friends of the Torrance Library with preparation of items for the book sales and listing of items on the internet. Weekday morning availability is preferred. For more information please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 310-618-5954 or visit www.FriendsOfTheTorranceLibrary.org.
 
 
Monday, May 15, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for screenings of favorite classic films. Selected by our Reference Librarians, each screening will include refreshments and a discussion. This program is free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens are invited to join us the third Thursday of every month to check out what the Southeast Library has to offer. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us outside in Victor Park for a juggling show. Please note, this program is outside, bring lawn chairs and/or blankets and wear sunscreen and/or hats. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Friday, May 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, May 19, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, May 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Pacific Coast Hobbies joins us for a model make and take program. This program is free, sponsored by the Torrance Refining Company, but registration is required and limited to children ages 6 and up. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 to register.
 
 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is closed for Armed Forces Day. Outside materials returns may be obstructed due to parade staging. All branch Libraries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Monday, May 22, 2017 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Volunteers are needed to help the Friends of the Torrance Library with preparation of items for the book sales and listing of items on the internet. Weekday morning availability is preferred. For more information please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 310-618-5954 or visit www.FriendsOfTheTorranceLibrary.org.
 
 
Monday, May 22, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, May 22, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for songs, stories, and other early literacy activities! This special storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun for the whole family! This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Spring is here and the bugs are out in all their colorful beauty! Come put together an insect of your own design in this creative craft. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time! For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join the Librarian for stories and songs, intended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Come quench your intellectual appetite! Did you know you have access to thousands of magazine articles through the library? Join us to learn about this useful database that will help the student, the information seeker, and the casual reader. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please contact the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Manga otakus, come show off and discuss the manga you love. Manga newbies, come investigate what manga is all about! If you have ever wanted to learn about manga, this is the book group for you. This book group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - for ages 9-17. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Join us for an introduction to American Sign Language. Learn how to share some favorite songs in sign. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows and blankets to this storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 6:30 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Come discuss a variety of past bestselling titles in a fun and relaxed setting. This book group is free, and no registration is required. For book titles and other details, please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Toddlertime is repeated at 11:00 a.m. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join the Librarian for stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 3 years and a participating caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m.. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, May 29, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Memorial Day. Outside materials returns, and online resources, are available.
 
 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
During the month of May stop by the Southeast Library anytime during open hours and decorate our bulletin board with your favorite books. Open hours are Monday - Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Noon   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Calling all crafters! Share, learn, and be inspired. Bring your current, portable project and a sack lunch to spend time with fellow crafters. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
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