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Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 1, 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 in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 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, October 2, 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 branch library? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Wednesday, October 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.
 
 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are welcome to join us for creating and entertaining programs in TeenZone. Programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately two months to undergo ADA improvements. The project will include modification of the public restroom and library entry. While El Retiro Library is closed, other Torrance Library locations will be open for your reading, reference, and recreational needs. Print and audiovisual materials may be returned in the outside drops or at any other Torrance Library location. Toddler storytime will resume in the winter session, and the book discussion group will meet at Walteria Library in October. For more information, please contact Jan Wierzbicki in Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, October 5, 2013 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Kids are invited to celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at the library with a fun craft and great Star Wars books! This program is aimed at school-aged children and is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Sunday, October 6, 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.
 
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Southeast Library is closed for approximately two months for ADA renovation. The outside materials returns are open. All programs are on hiatus. Please use the Katy Geissert, Henderson, North Torrance, or Walteria Libraries. For more information, please call 310-618-5959.
 
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
All ages are welcome to watch a family friendly film after school. Popcorn served! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, October 7, 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, October 7, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, October 7, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Are you all about Legos? School-aged children are invited to a fun program all about these awesome little building bricks. This after-school program is free, but registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information and to register, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, October 8, 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 in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join the Armchair Traveler Book Group to enjoy stories that span the globe. All Torrance Public Library book groups are free and no registration is required. For titles see: http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/25195.htm or call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, October 10, 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, October 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.
 
 
Friday, October 11, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a little friendly interactive competition at the Library. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately two months to undergo ADA improvements. The project will include modification of the public restroom and library entry. While El Retiro Library is closed, other Torrance Library locations will be open for your reading, reference, and recreational needs. Print and audiovisual materials may be returned in the outside drops or at any other Torrance Library location. Toddler storytime will resume in the winter session, and the book discussion group will meet at Walteria Library in October. For more information, please contact Jan Wierzbicki in Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Dr. Oz said juggling is a medically proven activity that can improve memory. Come and learn the basics with juggler David Cousin. 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, October 12, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
In Voices from the Canefields author Franklin Odo presents over two hundred Japanese folk songs, in translation, in historical context. Folk songs are narrative songs that use traditional melodies and are written in a style that involves the traditional culture. Some, like Mexican corridos or Scottish ballads, reworked in the Appalachias, are stories of heroic episodes. Others, like the African American blues, reach from a difficult present back into slavery and forward into a troubled future. Japanese workers in Hawaii's plantations created their own versions. Dr. Franklin S. Odo is a Japanese American author, scholar, activist, and historian. Dr. Odo has served as the director of the Asian Pacific American Program at the Smithsonian Institution and was the only Asian Pacific American curator at the National Museum of American History.
 
 
Sunday, October 13, 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.
 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Southeast Library is closed for approximately two months for ADA renovation. The outside materials returns are open. All programs are on hiatus. Please use the Katy Geissert, Henderson, North Torrance, or Walteria Libraries. For more information, please call 310-618-5959.
 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Seek the unknown at the Walteria Library with a scavenger hunt for Teen Read Week to be entered into a prize drawing. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a program every day during Teen Read Week. Monday - Monster Makeovers, Tuesday - Slime Time, Wednesday - Duct Tape Extravaganza, Thursday - Space Art, Friday - Wii-Kend Celebraton! These programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Monday, October 14, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Seek the unknown at the Walteria Library with a scavenger hunt for Teen Read Week to be entered into a prize drawing. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a program every day during Teen Read Week. Monday - Monster Makeovers, Tuesday - Slime Time, Wednesday - Duct Tape Extravaganza, Thursday - Space Art, Friday - Wii-Kend Celebraton! These programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, October 15, 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 in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Seek the unknown at the Walteria Library with a scavenger hunt for Teen Read Week to be entered into a prize drawing. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a program every day during Teen Read Week. Monday - Monster Makeovers, Tuesday - Slime Time, Wednesday - Duct Tape Extravaganza, Thursday - Space Art, Friday - Wii-Kend Celebraton! These programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Seek the unknown at the Walteria Library with a scavenger hunt for Teen Read Week to be entered into a prize drawing. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a program every day during Teen Read Week. Monday - Monster Makeovers, Tuesday - Slime Time, Wednesday - Duct Tape Extravaganza, Thursday - Space Art, Friday - Wii-Kend Celebraton! These programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
For Teen Read Week, the Henderson Library Teen Advisory Board presents Fright Fest, a film festival of spine-tingling scary movies. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Friday, October 18, 2013 | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Friends Members Only pre-sale from 2 to 6 pm (memberships sold at the door starting at 1 pm). The Friends of the Torrance Library will offer a great selection of encyclopedias, reference material, children's books and thousands of books on a vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and DVDs will be offered.
 
 
Friday, October 18, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited for a program every day during Teen Read Week. Monday - Monster Makeovers, Tuesday - Slime Time, Wednesday - Duct Tape Extravaganza, Thursday - Space Art, Friday - Wii-Kend Celebraton! These programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately two months to undergo ADA improvements. The project will include modification of the public restroom and library entry. While El Retiro Library is closed, other Torrance Library locations will be open for your reading, reference, and recreational needs. Print and audiovisual materials may be returned in the outside drops or at any other Torrance Library location. Toddler storytime will resume in the winter session, and the book discussion group will meet at Walteria Library in October. For more information, please contact Jan Wierzbicki in Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room
The Friends of the Torrance Library will offer a great selection of encyclopedias, reference material, children's books and thousands of books on a vast array of topics - all at bargain prices. A variety of records, CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and DVDs will be offered.
 
 
Saturday, October 19, 2013 | 10:00 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Learn paper-crafting techniques while working on a decorative project for Halloween with Stampin' Up instructor, Judy Kubota. This program is for adults, and is free but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library.
 
 
Sunday, October 20, 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.
 
 
Monday, October 21, 2013 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Southeast Library is closed for approximately two months for ADA renovation. The outside materials returns are open. All programs are on hiatus. Please use the Katy Geissert, Henderson, North Torrance, or Walteria Libraries. For more information, please call 310-618-5959.
 
 
Monday, October 21, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, October 21, 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 branch library? Join the Teen Advisory Board! For more information, please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Monday, October 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, October 21, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 22, 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 in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
School-aged children are invited to hear some scary stories that will give you the shivers! This after-school program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group is on hiatus due to construction at the Southeast Library.
 
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
School-aged children are welcome to join us for Funtastic Fridays, an after-school series or free and fun programs. Come to the library for spooky stories and a creepy craft. The program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 | (All Day)   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Library will be closed for approximately two months to undergo ADA improvements. The project will include modification of the public restroom and library entry. While El Retiro Library is closed, other Torrance Library locations will be open for your reading, reference, and recreational needs. Print and audiovisual materials may be returned in the outside drops or at any other Torrance Library location. Toddler storytime will resume in the winter session, and the book discussion group will meet at Walteria Library in October. For more information, please contact Jan Wierzbicki in Library Administration at 310-618-5950.
 
 
Saturday, October 26, 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! This free series of Saturday concerts is recommended for ages one to five, and showcases some of the best names in children's entertainment. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Sunday, October 27, 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.
 
 
Monday, October 28, 2013 | (All Day)   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Southeast Library is closed for approximately two months for ADA renovation. The outside materials returns are open. All programs are on hiatus. Please use the Katy Geissert, Henderson, North Torrance, or Walteria Libraries. For more information, please call 310-618-5959.
 
 
Monday, October 28, 2013 | 10:15 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This storytime is for children ages 18 months to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, but the room gets crowded so please arrive on time. This program repeats at 11:00 a.m. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, October 28, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Monday, October 28, 2013 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
This special storytime program is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months participating one-on-one with a caregiver. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room does get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Tuesday, October 29, 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 in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free 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.
 
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 4:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
School-aged children are invited to a program about this famous Halloween story. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please contact the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | 7:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Children and caregivers are encouraged to wear their pajamas and bring in their special pillows and blankets to this evening storytime for the whole family. This program is free and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please contact the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Children of all ages are welcome to visit the Walteria Library in costume on Halloween for a special trick or treat! This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information, please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the public to enjoy the annual Halloween Carnival on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. This safe, family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating will feature carnival games, crafts, face painting, a photo area, spooky music by DJ Ozzie and much more! Don’t miss the costume parade at 6:30 p.m. Dogs are not allowed at this event. Unlimited use wristbands are $9.00 per child and are required to participate in carnival activities. Food booths will be available for an extra charge. The event will take place, rain or shine.
 
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