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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for New Years. Outside materials returns will be open, and online resources and renewals will be available.
 
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Crafters are invited to bring a current portable project and a sack lunch to the Library! Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discover extraordinary new worlds, travel through space and time, journey to other dimensions as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group explores the wondrous and fantastic realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy each month. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Sunday, January 6, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to read Pearl of China by Anchee Min. All Torrance Public Library Book Groups are free and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Garden Rooms
Joint meeting of the Torrance Library Commission and the Torrance City Council. For more information, please call Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
The Armchair Travelers Book Group meets to read A Year in the World by Frances Mayes. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Doug MacLeod is a singer-songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. This performance is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Admission is first-come, first-seated. Please contact the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
The Mayhem in the AM book group meets monthly to discuss mystery and suspense. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for current selection. All Torrance Public Library book discussion groups are free and no registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 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 10, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their winter dance concert.
 
 
Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy an evening of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students as they perform in their winter dance concert.
 
 
Friday, January 11, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Louie Cruz Beltran and his ensemble perform an extensive repertoire of music from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms. They blend R&B, salsa, Reggae, Latin, Rock, and Jazz into a stimulating show which draws the audience to their feet and compels them to remain there throughout the evening. Dinner will be available from the Red Car Brewery.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The Think Clean, Go Clean! Eco Art Contest and Festival is an event for the whole family to learn about air quality initiatives and healthy living. The event will feature clean air, environment and healthy living exhibits, an art contest, entertainment, food, family fun, and test drives of some of the newest cars by Toyota.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Hear the story of how a few Chinese immigrants found their way to the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1870s and earned their living, preserved their culture, and found the unique and valuable role they played. Author John Jung will discuss his book Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton. This program is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Louie Cruz Beltran and his ensemble perform an extensive repertoire of music from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms. They blend R&B, salsa, Reggae, Latin, Rock, and Jazz into a stimulating show which draws the audience to their feet and compels them to remain there throughout the evening. Dinner will be available from the Red Car Brewery.
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 10:30 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
This workshop is designed for those fourteen and older who have never knit before and want to learn the basics: cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. This two-part session includes "homework" to guarantee the completion of a beautiful scarf. Part 2 is Saturday, January 19, and includes bind off and tassels. All supplies are provided. This workshop is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but limited to 10 participants, so please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 to register.
 
 
Sunday, January 13, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, January 13, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come see some of the most incredible stunts ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing, and athleticism, this is the most entertaining show of its kind. From world-class Frisbee catching, the Stunt Dog triathlon and weave pole challenges, to the famous high-jumping act, the most athletic and talented dogs in the world will wow you as they also compete in showdowns judged by audience applause.
 
 
Sunday, January 13, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Come see some of the most incredible stunts ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing, and athleticism, this is the most entertaining show of its kind. From world-class Frisbee catching, the Stunt Dog triathlon and weave pole challenges, to the famous high-jumping act, the most athletic and talented dogs in the world will wow you as they also compete in showdowns judged by audience applause.
 
 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate your library
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge - tell us why the Torrance Library is important to you in a 3-7 minute video and get a chance to win a prize, and have your film shown. For full contest rules please visit www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ This challenge is part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration, and is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center & Preserve; 3201 Plaza Del Amo
Take a stroll with Dave Moody and Ron Melin as you identify the different species of birds at the Madrona Marsh Preserve as well as other parks throughout the City of Torrance. This walk is welcome to all ages and is free. Re-occurs on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month. Free! For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Bartlett Center -1318 Cravens Avenue, Old Torrance
The Old Torrance Neighborhood Association (OTNA) has invited Team Members involved in the rehabilitation of the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge (Irving Gill, Architect - 1913) and stabilization of the 1926 Senior Patio addition to the Torrance High School Main Building to give a presentation on current, and future work, at both of these National Register of Historic Places-listed properties. Representatives who will be present that night include members from the Torrance Unified School District, City of Torrance, Chattel, Inc. | Historic Preservation Consultants, and Westberg + White. Inc. Architects and Planners. The public is invited to attend and participate in the Question and Answer Session. Torrance High School, which opened its doors on September 11, 1917, was the first property in Torrance to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Department of the Interior (1983). Originally, a city hall was planned for the knoll upon which this Beaux-Arts structure sits. The Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge was the second property in Torrance to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior - July 13, 1989. The Bridge will celebrate it's Centennial, this year. The January OTNA meeting is sponsored by the law firm of Wasserman & Wasserman, LLP -- established in 1978. This firm offers a wide range of legal services, including: Probate, Wills & Trusts, Business Transactions, Corporate Formation, Litigation and Real Estate. Light refreshments (Torrance Bakery cookies) will be served. Meeting guests will have the opportunity to win gift certificates to local restaurants.
 
 
Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 8:45 AM - Noon   
Madrona Marsh Nature Center and Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance
Join us for our Habitat Restoration Program every Saturday from 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon on the Madrona Marsh Preserve planting natives, weeding, propagating or maybe watering new plants. Wear closed toe shoes, bring gloves and be ready to work. Refreshments are provided. Rain or a holiday that fall on a Saturday cancels this program. Be on time - late comers will not be able to work. If you are 15 years or younger you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
 
 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Children from kindergarten through 12th grade will show their talent with dance, song and stand up comedy routines!
 
 
Monday, January 21, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed for observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Author Frank Partnoy will discuss his book Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, with accounts of how delaying our reactions to everyday choices can improve our lives. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Hermosa Beach, Clark Stadium on Valley Drive between 8th and 11th Streets
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution is the first day named after an Asian American in the U.S. Keynote Speaker will be Karen Korematsu, the co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
Ken Miller Auditorium [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3341 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy the crisp and organized performance by the City of Torrance’s young ladies in this drill team spectacular.
 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Big Drum/Small World merges a broad range of musical ideas and celebrated artistic collaboration and stylistic amalgamation. Always an inclusive, unifying art form, jazz has vividly reflected our collective national character and diverse culture dynamism. In line with this tradition, Big Drum/Small World aims to show how jazz continues to unite us and exemplify our increasingly interdependent world. This immersive, globally themed program features performances of internationally recognized jazz composers from places as diverse as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, and the Untied States. Each piece is inspired by elements of American jazz and the indigenous music of each composer’s country of origin.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open this Sunday.
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
St. Catherine Labouré School
On Sunday January 27th St. Catherine Labouré School will hold its Open House from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come find out why St. Catherine’s has been voted the South Bay’s best private school 3 out of the last 4 years. On this day you will be given an informative tour where you will learn more about the admission process and also earn a chance to win one month of free tuition. You’ll also meet the teachers, the staff, our students and their parents. Plus there will be gourmet lunch trucks on campus. St. Catherine’s is located 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504, our phone number is (310) 324-8732 and our website is www.stcat.org
 
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Author Deanne Stillman traces the large-scale Antelope Valley manhunt for desert hermit Donald Kueck in her book Desert Reckoning. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
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