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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.
 
 
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 | 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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 | 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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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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