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Sunday, December 1, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed in observation of Thanksgiving. Outside materials returns are open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us each month for a discussion of a great mystery book. This book group is free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5663.htm or call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Usher in the holidays with this annual music concert.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Club meets to discuss great books. All Torrance Public Library book groups are free, and no registration is required. Please see http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/5661.htm for titles, and call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Take a trip down the Tigress and Euphrates Rivers and uncover the cultures of the past.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Lower Level Study Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join this fun Romance Book club to talk about your favorite romance authors or find someone new and exciting to read. Lead by Kelly Wong, creator of FictionDB.com and Friend of the Library volunteer, the Romance in the Stacks Book Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Level Study Rooms. No specific titles are selected; just bring your passion for romantic fiction and a desire to explore new authors.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | Noon - 1:30 PM   
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, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Drip & Sprinkler Care
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
Other workshops in this series for 2013: December 11-Vegetable & Gruit Gardening, and December 18-Sustainable Landescape Care.
 
 
Wednesday, December 4, 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.
 
 
Friday, December 6, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Learn to create a greeting card using the fun and easy paper folding technique known as Iris. Originating in Holland, these beautiful cards give both texture and depth to simple shapes. This program is for adults only, and is free but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 5:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
This is a very special ‘by invitation only’ screening hosted by TV Japan. If you would like to apply for free tickets please access www.tvjapan.net/cam.
 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Toyota Meeting Hall [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy a special evening benefiting foster children.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 3:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Get in the spirit of Christmas as soprano, Wendy Katagi sings selections from her newest Christmas album released in November, where she joins with Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Tom Zink. Join the sing-a-long, enjoy homemade holiday treats, and merrily depart with Wendy’s new album (included in ticket price).
 
 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army by singing your favorite carols, listening to scripture readings, and enjoying special musical performances by the 35-piece band, choir, and 80-member children’s choir.
 
 
Monday, December 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Get in the spirit of Christmas as soprano, Wendy Katagi sings selections from her newest Christmas album released in November, where she joins with Grammy nominated jazz pianist, Tom Zink. Join the sing-a-long, enjoy homemade holiday treats, and merrily depart with Wendy’s new album (included in ticket price).
 
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   
2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance
STAY HEALTHY Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, killing nearly one in four men and women. Jason Hove, M.D., UCLA family medicine physician, will discuss causes and risk factors as well as strategies and tools for prevention and treatment of heart disease. Join us at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA on Tuesday, December 10, 7:30-9:00pm. 2900 W. Sepulveda Blvd., Torrance. RSVP (800) 516-5323 UCLAHEALTH.ORG
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Vegetable & Gruit Gardening
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
The last workshop in this series for 2013 is on December 18-Sustainable Landescape Care.
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join this free book club to read and discuss great mysteries. The book club is free and no registration is required, just read the book prior to the meeting. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/14488.htm and for more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, December 12, 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, December 12, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The school Jazz band, choir, and beginning and advanced band will entertain at this winter concert.
 
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Our own Civic Chorale and orchestra will bring the “Spirit of the Season” to the community through favorite selected seasonal pieces.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM - Noon   
Torrance Cultural Arts Center [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Enjoy breakfast and a visit with Santa at this annual holiday event. Reservations required.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   
City of Lomita, City Hall Parking Lot, 24300 Narbonne Ave. Enter event from Narbonne Ave.
Properly dispose of your residential hazardous, electronic, and sharps waste by bringing it to a roundup open to all L.A. County residents.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 8:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Our own Civic Chorale and orchestra will bring the “Spirit of the Season” to the community through favorite selected seasonal pieces.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013 | 7:30 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Whether it is from a child eagerly awaiting Christmas Eve and Santa’s gifts, a parent stressed out by the hustle of the season, a devout worshipper in adoration of the Christ child, or the joyful song of a caroler, the Los Cancioneros Master Chorale will bring you echoes of the season with your favorite choral music. From the sacred to the secular and from the choir to the audience this will be a very special evening.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
 
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center, 3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance
Tonight's Topic: Sustainable Landscape Care
The City of Torrance and the Water Replenishment District are providing a series of innovative Eco Gardener Water Efficient Gardening Workshops on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center.
Participants can register for all workshops or individual sessions.
This is the last workshop in this series.
 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
The North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble (nTyme) presents an evening of musical entertainment with their Winter Wonderland Concert featuring performances by the Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, directed by Glen Kamida, Heriberto Ramos, and Leonard Narumi.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.
 
 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Sunday, December 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
James Armstrong Theatre [Torrance Cultural Arts Center] 3330 Civic Center Drive
Relive the classic story of Clara and Fritz as they dream of a land of magic. Revolving around Clara’s broken, and then magically repaired nutcracker, an evening of delight and ballet ensue with familiar favorites brought to life by this special company of dancers.
 
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed in observation of Christmas Eve. Outside materials returns are open and online resources are available.
 
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed in observation of Christmas Day. Outside materials returns are open and online resources are available.
 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group is on hiatus due to construction at the Southeast Library, and through the holidays. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 or look for further information on when the group will resume.
 
 
Saturday, December 28, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Torrance Public Library invites you to try out this exciting new service that aims to expose you to the latest technologies, featuring hands-on demonstrations. Come learn about the newest trends in technology, and participate in one-on-one conversations with our knowledgeable tech savy teens. Recommended for ages 40+ or anyone interested in learning a new skill. Space is limited. Call (310) 618-5945 to register for individual appointments on Saturdays between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm.
 
 
Sunday, December 29, 2013 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library is open today from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries will be closed for New Year's Eve. Outside materials returns are open and online resources will be available.
 
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