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Wednesday, May 1, 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, May 1, 2013 | 3:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
We provide the Legos, you bring your imagination! This workshop is free, but space is limited so registration IS required. Program repeats at 4:00 p.m., register for the 3:00 or 4:00 session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 1, 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.
 
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, May 3, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discussion of powers of attorney for health care and financial matters which allow you to stay in charge should you become incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself. Reserve your spot by calling H.E.L.P. at (310) 533-1996 or for more information.
 
 
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Origami instructor Beverly Baudino will guide participants in making a Korean mini-purse and flower for Mother's Day. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 to save your spot.
 
 
Sunday, May 5, 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.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | Noon - 1:00 PM   
George Nakano Theatre - 3330 Civic Center Drive
Post Impressionism: After Monet - WE will explore the artists who turned away from "capturing a moment" to those who wanted to put solidity, feelings, and their experiences back into the painting. We will look into Cezanne, Gauguin and Touluse Latrec among others in this category
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 4:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board! The Walteria TAB meets the first Tuesday of every month. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | 7:00 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 or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Celebrate Mother's Day with a story and craft at the library. This program is intended for school-aged children and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Liza Palmer is an Emmy-nominated writer and the internationally best selling author of Conversations with the Fat Girl which became an international bestseller its first week of publication, as well as hitting Number 1 on the Fiction Heatseekers List in the UK the week before the book debuted. Conversations with the Fat Girl has been optioned for a series by the producers of Rome, Band of Brothers and Generation Kill. Palmer's other novels include Seeing Me Naked, A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents, More Like Her and Nowhere but Home. Liza Palmer will speak about the 9 best pieces of advice she's ever received as an author. Copies of Ms. Palmer's books will be available for purchase and signing.
 
 
Thursday, May 9, 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, May 9, 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.
 
 
Friday, May 10, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Explanation of the need for wills and trusts and discussion of the probate process and ways to avoid it. Reserve your spot by calling H.E.L.P. at (310) 533-1996 or for more information.
 
 
Friday, May 10, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
A little friendly and interactive competition! TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
In honor of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, learn how to make a simple Kumihimo card. These decorative cards were originally used by samurai for both their functionality and decoration. This program is free, but space is limited so registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Bring the little ones for a morning of music and fun, with some of the best names in children's musical entertainment! This concert series is recommended for ages one to five, and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. No registration is required, but the room can get crowded, so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at the Southeast Library. This program is recommended for school-aged children and is free, with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 7:00 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 or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Music, comedy and puppets! Join us for a fun time at the library. This program is free, no registration required, and sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Recommended for school aged children. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
TeenZone is a series of interactive and entertaining programs designed specifically for teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discussion of the different types of long term care (personal and skilled), where you can receive it and potential costs. Reserve your spot by calling H.E.L.P. at (310) 533-1996 or for more information.
 
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | (All Day)   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library will be closed due to the Armed Forces Day Parade. Outside materials returns may be obstructed by parade staging. All other Torrance Libraries are open from 10:00 - 5:00 and outside materials returns are available at branch locations.
 
 
Sunday, May 19, 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.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. This program is a repeat of the session at 10:15 a.m. session. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 6:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
High school students - would you like to provide input on the collections and programs at your local branch library? Join a Teen Advisory Board. You will have inside information about all the cool happenings at the library, and your voice will be heard. For more information call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Torrance Police Department and the Torrance Community Services Department present the 5 Top Scams Targeting Seniors, plus a bonus feature on disaster preparedness for seniors. Resource information will also be available from several vendors including KEEP-SAFE, and H.E.L.P. This program is free and no registration is required. Please contact the Torrance Police Department, Community Affairs at 310-618-5735 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime designed to build pre-literacy skills is for infants 6 to 18 months old, participating one-on-one with a caregiver. All Torrance Public Library storytimes are free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for stories, songs and fun! This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | 7:00 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 or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring their special pillows or blankets to this evening storytime. This program is free and open to the whole family. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Nominated for the 2013 Academy Award in the Best Documentary Feature category, The Invisible War is a shocking investigation into one of the American military's most shameful and best kept secrets: the widespread epidemic of rape. Director Kirby Dick focuses on the powerfully emotional testimony of the rape survivors, who risk their careers in pursuit of justice. After the screening, Director Kirby Dick will discuss the making of the film and answer questions. This program is recommended for ages 18 and over.
 
 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
What do lucky pennies mean to you? Join us to find out what can be done with a lucky penny! This program is recommended for school-aged children, and is free with no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Friday, May 24, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Addresses ways to evaluate possible options to finance long term care. Reserve your spot by calling H.E.L.P. at (310) 533-1966 or for more information.
 
 
Friday, May 24, 2013 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Children ages 7 and up are invited to learn about the Towers of Simon Rodia, also known as Watts Towers. Through film, stories and a hands-on art project learn about how the towers were created and other unique artists driven by nothing but their dreams. This program is free and no registration is required - recommended for ages 7 and up due to the length of the stories and the art materials used. Presented by the Torrance Public Library and the Torrance Art Museum, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
Anywhere you appreciate libraries!
Are you a budding filmmaker? Do you take pride in your library? The Torrance Public Library presents a special video challenge for fans of libraries! Make a video between 3-7 minutes long and enter to win a prize. Part of the Torrance Public Library's Century of Service Celebration. For full contest rules and information, please see www.TorranceCA.Gov/Library/videocontest/ Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
All Torrance Libraries are closed for observation of Memorial Day. Outside materials returns will be open and online resources will be available.
 
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 | (All Day)   
City Hall
City Hall will be closed
 
 
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join us for Pages and Pizza, a teen book group at the Southeast Library. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. This group is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but registration is required. For more information call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Friday, May 31, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Discussion of nursing home Medi-Cal eligibility guidelines that are very different from those of standard Medi-Cal. Reserve your spot by calling H.E.L.P. (310) 533-1996 or for more information.
 
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