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Sunday, January 1, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for New Year. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Monday, January 2, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries closed for New Year. Outside materials, returns, and online resources available.
 
 
Wednesday, January 4, 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, January 4, 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.
 
 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
All ages are welcome to view a recently released movie at the Henderson Library. This program 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.
 
 
Sunday, January 8, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 2017 | 5:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students are invited to help plan library services. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, January 9, 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, January 10, 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, January 10, 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, January 10, 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, January 10, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show! The Mad Scientist will create crazy cacophony with a garbage can, a swinging sound tube, and a metal pipe! Children will cheer as potatoes pop! What are all the kids talking about? Sounds Like Science! This program is free, sponsored by the Torrance Refining Company, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 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, January 11, 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, January 11, 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, January 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Tweens, ages 9-12, can join the Tween Library Collaborative at the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library. Get the low-down on all the cool happenings at the Library, and make the Library better by getting involved. This meeting is free, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 11, 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, January 11, 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, January 12, 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, January 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
This high-energy event dives into water conservation and the three states of matter. Volunteers will help the Mad Science instructor demonstrate surface tension, and how water is actually sticky! Kids will learn how much water they use every day, and how easy it is to conserve. 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 call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Friday, January 13, 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, January 13, 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, January 13, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens and tweens are invited to join us for some fun with games on the Wii. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-648-5964.
 
 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs, and fun with clay! Bring the little ones for Serendipity Saturdays, a morning of music, movement, creativity and fun! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, January 16, 2017 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Outside materials returns, and online resources, are available.
 
 
Tuesday, January 17, 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, January 17, 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, January 17, 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, January 17, 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, January 18, 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, January 18, 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, January 18, 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, January 18, 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, January 19, 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, January 19, 2017 | 3:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Teens are invited to celebrate science month by making a lava lamp! 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 310-5305-5044.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to create, destroy, and above all make connections with magnetic building blocks. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This amazing outdoor event explores the mysterious world of gasses. The show takes off with a wacky flying balloon, a bottle of club soda, and a surprising carbon dioxide geyser. The highlight of this event takes place when water bottle rockets are launched with air pressure, followed by fire-powered rockets, which travel 200 feet into the sky. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and will be held outdoors in Victor Park, adjacent to the Henderson Library. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Friday, January 20, 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, January 20, 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, January 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This spellbinding special event introduces children to the principles of air and pressure. Selected students will try their best to tame flying toilet paper and the audience will be amazed to see what happens when we combine dust, air, and a little flame. Hot air balloons, vortex generators, and even a hovercraft will help children understand the power of air. This program is free, sponsored by the Torrance Refining Company, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Novices and aficionados alike are invited to join L.A. Opera's Community Educators for a lively and interactive disucssion of their favorite operas. January 21 - The Abductions from the Seraglio, February 11 - Salome, March 22 - The Tales of Hoffman. This program is free, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Sunday, January 22, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 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, January 24, 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, January 24, 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, January 24, 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, January 24, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Teens and tweens are welcome to try out thier gaming skills in this fun after school event. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, January 24, 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, January 25, 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, January 25, 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, January 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque
Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show! The Mad Scientist will create crazy cacophony with a garbage can, a swinging sound tube, and a metal pipe! Children will cheer as potatoes pop! What are all the kids talking about? Sounds Like Science! 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 call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 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, January 25, 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, January 26, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Torrance Art Museum 3320 Civic Center Drive
Storytelling, museum visit and art workshop for children ages 6-11. Participants and their parents will meet at TAM for storytelling and afterwards they will tour the current exhibitions. Following the tour, the participants will create artwork related to the afternoon's activities. A library booklist with related topics is distributed at the end of the workshop. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
 
 
Friday, January 27, 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, January 27, 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, January 27, 2017 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens and tweens are invited to join us for some fun with games on the Wii. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-648-5964.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Create a Chinese lantern using New Year envelopes. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but supplies are limited so registration is required. Registration opens 30 days before the program. To register, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
This high-energy event dives into water conservation and the three states of matter. Volunteers will help the Mad Science instructor demonstrate surface tension, and how water is actually sticky! Kids will learn how much water they use every day, and how easy it is to conserve. 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 call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Sunday, January 29, 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, January 30, 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, January 30, 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, January 30, 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, January 31, 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, January 31, 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, January 31, 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, January 31, 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.
 
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