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Friday, August 1, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Join us for this combination of magic, comedy, music, and live exotic pets! Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Friday, August 1, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Fashion a cuddly puppy from a hand-towel at his story and craft program. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Fellow crafter Marla Cude will demonstrate techniques for creating beautiful beads with Fimo clay which can be used in making a bracelet. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but space is limited so registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 to register.
 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 | 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, August 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Craft a paper cat that likes to hang around at this story and craft program. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Monday, August 4, 2014 | 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, August 4, 2014 | 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, August 4, 2014 | 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, August 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, and play targeted to build those early literacy skills. This storytime is designed for infants ages 6 to 18 months, with the one-on-one participation of a caregiver. This program is free, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
This storytime features songs and fun for the whole family. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, 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, August 5, 2014 | 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, August 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
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 Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Make a monkey that likes to climb from paper, string, and a straw at this story and craft program. This program is free and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. For more information please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075.
 
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 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, August 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! This program is aimed at 18 mos to 3 years, participating with a caregiver. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required - but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information, please contact the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 1:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 S. Arlington Ave.
Fashion a cuddly puppy from a hand-towel at his story and craft program. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Join us for an interactive animal program from The Wildlife Company. Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Fashion a cuddly puppy from a hand-towel at his story and craft program. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This event is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922.
 
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 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, August 6, 2014 | 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, August 7, 2014 | 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens! Celebrate all that reading you did this summer with some pizza! This program is free, and no registration is required, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Part of the Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242 St.
Join us for this combination of magic, comedy, music, and live exotic pets! Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418.
 
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Juggler David Cousin will entertain families with his daring juggling deeds. Part of Paws to Read Summer Reading Program. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
Today is the last day to bring your reading folder to your Torrance Library to get incentive prizes and a Certificate of Completion! Call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for details.
 
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
This program covers the history of the navy from its early origins, through the American Revolution and the War of 1812; with songs from both the Union and Confederate Navies during the Civil War; songs of the Spanish-American War; and both World Wars. The 20th-century songs cover destroyers, submarines, carriers, and other modern warships.
 
 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 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, August 14, 2014 | 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, August 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn to extend the fun of the Summer Reading Program. These movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult accompany them to the movie. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
This program paints a musical picture of California’s rich maritime heritage. Historian-musician Simon Spalding will trace the history of seafaring, exploration, and maritime commerce in California, with special emphasis on Southern California. The program will set the California coast in the larger context of the Pacific Basin.
 
 
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn to extend the fun of the Summer Reading Program. These movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult accompany them to the movie. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for an afternoon with the Orange County Guitar Orchestra The Orange County Guitar Orchestra was founded in 2012 by former members of the renowned Fullerton Guitar Orchestra, who wanted to continue their guitar orchestra experience at a fully professional level. Under the direction of David Grimes, the Orchestra has already developed a reputation of unique and colorful repertoire.
 
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group presents a free screening of the movie Excalibur (1981). This climatic retelling of the myths of King Arthur is rated R and has a running time of 140 minutes. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group will read Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and compare the book and the film at their next meeting, September 3. Both programs are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. For more information please call the Reference Department at 310-618-5959.
 
 
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Join us for family friendly movies and popcorn to extend the fun of the Summer Reading Program. These movies are free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, and no registration is required. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult accompany them to the movie. For more information please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964.
 
 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 8:00 PM   
Three Torrance Parks
The Community Services Department, in conjunction with local Torrance Homeowners Associations, is proud to sponsor Movies in the Park. The movies are on us, the fun is all yours! Three screenings under the stars - Saturday June 28 at De Portola Park, Saturday July 26 at La Romeria Park, and Saturday August 30 at Wilson Park. For more information call 310-618-2930 or see www.TorranceCA.Gov/3737.htm.
 
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