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Sunday, June 3, 2012 | 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. Full services available. Please call the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
The El Retiro Book Group meets to discuss great books. The discussion is free and no registration is required. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | 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.
 
 
Saturday, June 9, 2012 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   
City Yard Open House
Find the Library at the City Yard Open House! We will be sharing space with our partners in Park Services, and inviting you to participate in a project about your dream park! Learn about the Summer Reading Program, services for students, and much more!
 
 
Sunday, June 10, 2012 | 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. Full services available. Please call the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library at 310-618-5959 for more information.
 
 
Sunday, June 10, 2012 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM   
Toyota USA Automobile Museum
Meet hometown hero Louis Zamperini, subject of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken. Tickets are $25 each. Part of the One Book One City Centennial Celebration sponsored by the Torrance Public Library Foundation. Please contact the Torrance Public Library Foundation at 310-651-5230 or TPLF2012@gmail.com for more information.
 
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 10:00 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Read and discuss mysteries and thrillers in this book group. All discussions are free and no registration is required. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 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, June 16, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library Community Meeting Room - 3301 Torrance Blvd.
The Friends of the Library will host Susan Vreeland, internationally renowned best-selling author, at their annual membership meeting. Ms. Vreeland is best known for her historical fiction on art-related themes, including Firl in Hyacinth Blue, The Passion of Artemisia and Luncheon of the Boating Party. The membership meeting will begin at 1:45 pm; the author presentation will begin at 2:00 pm. Copies of Ms. Vreeland's new novel as well as others will be for sale and signing at the event.
 
 
Monday, June 18, 2012 | (All Day)   
All Torrance Libraries
Who said children get to have all the fun? Join the Torrance Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program! Pick up a reading game card at any Torrance Public Library and complete five activities. Return the game card by Saturday, July 28 to enter a drawing for gift cards or a Kindle Fire. Participate in a book club or other program including bookmaking, romance book discussions, and more! This program is free, sponosred by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please contact your local Torrance Library for more information.
 
 
Monday, June 18, 2012 | (All Day)   
Torrance Public Library
Torrance Public Library presents the 2012 Summer Reading Program "Dream Big READ!" Visit any Torrance Library, sign up, and receive a free book bag and reading log. Read twenty minutes per day, and complete your reading log by July 28 for a Certificate of Completion. Visit the Torrance Library weekly, telling the Librarian about your reading, and receive a fun incentive. The Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program is free for babies through high school, and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library, the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Torrance Teachers Association, and other generous donors. Call your local Torrance Library for more information!
 
 
Monday, June 18, 2012 | (All Day)   
Torrance Public Library
Torrance Public Library presents the 2012 Summer Reading Program "Own the Night!" Visit any Torrance Library and sign up! Read books, magazines, or graphic novels. For every 20 hours that you read you can earn and collect one prize per week. The Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program is free for teens entering the 8th grade through high school and is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Call your local Torrance Library for more information!
 
 
Monday, June 18, 2012 | (All Day)   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
The Walteria Library reopens today after construction. Regular hours are Monday - Thursday 11 - 8 and Saturday 10 - 5.
 
 
Monday, June 18, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, June 18, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Babies (ages 6 - 18 mos) and caregivers are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Come face to face with some unusual nocturnal animals in this show from the Wildlife Company. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Toddlers (ages 12 - 36 mos) and caregivers are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Come face to face with some unusual nocturnal animals in this show from the Wildlife Company. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Dream up some magic with magician Jeff TG. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to enjoy all the creepiness that night has to offer with movies especially for them! June 20 - Mogwai Madness -- June 27 - Knight of the Night -- July 11 - Vampires and Valley Girls -- July 18 - ... Never Say Die -- July 25 - ...Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts! Part of Own the Night! the Torrance Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program. This movie is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Come face to face with some unusual nocturnal animals in this show from the Wildlife Company. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Come face to face with some unusual nocturnal animals in this show from the Wildlife Company. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Friday, June 22, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Toddlers (ages 12 - 36 mos) and caregivers are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Friday, June 22, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Come face to face with some unusual nocturnal animals in this show from the Wildlife Company. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Monday, June 25, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Monday, June 25, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Express your vision for your future in this special project with artist Peggy Hasegawa. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Monday, June 25, 2012 | 6:30 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Babies (ages 6 - 18 mos) and caregivers are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald St.
Join cartoonist Dave Boatman to draw some big dreams. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Henderson Library at 310-371-2075 for more information.
 
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Families are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 11:00 AM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Toddlers (ages 12 - 36 mos) and caregivers are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
Join cartoonist Dave Boatman to draw some big dreams. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Come hear about some hot new books for the summer as well as some librarians' favorites for quiet nighttime reading. Part of Between the Covers: Adult Summer Reading Program. This program is free, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 3:00 PM   
North Torrance Library, 3604 Artesia Blvd.
See what artistic creation you can find in the darkness at this story and craft program. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the North Torrance Library at 310-323-7200 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 3:30 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Teens are invited to enjoy all the creepiness that night has to offer with movies especially for them! June 20 - Mogwai Madness -- June 27 - Knight of the Night -- July 11 - Vampires and Valley Girls -- July 18 - ... Never Say Die -- July 25 - ...Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts! Part of Own the Night! the Torrance Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program. This movie is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
El Retiro Library, 126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach
Decide what the monster in your closet or under your bed must look like with this fun story and craft. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the El Retiro Library at 310-375-0922 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 2:00 PM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Community Meeting Room, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Do you have a monster in your closet? Join us for a movie about the monsters who make living being scary, and what they do when a child sneaks back into their world. Rated G 92 minutes long. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 4:00 PM   
Walteria Library, 3815 W. 242nd St.
Express your vision for your future in this special project with artist Peggy Hasegawa. Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free and open to all ages, sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Walteria Library at 310-375-8418 for more information.
 
 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM   
Southeast Library, 23115 Arlington Ave.
The Creative Spirit Book Group discusses The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass, the story of a man set in his solitary ways after the death of his wife, until he lets a preschool take over his barn. This group is free and no registration is required. Part of Between the Covers: Adult Summer Reading Program. Please call the Southeast Library at 310-530-5044 for more information.
 
 
Friday, June 29, 2012 | 10:30 AM   
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater, 3301 Torrance Blvd.
Toddlers (ages 12 - 36 mos) and caregivers are invited to join the Librarian for stories, songs, and fun! Part of Dream Big READ! the Torrance Public Library Summer Reading Program. This program is free, but the room can get crowded so please arrive on time. Sponsored by the Friends of the Torrance Library. Please call the Youth Services Department at 310-618-5964 for more information.
 
 
Saturday, June 30, 2012 | 8:00 PM   
McMaster Park, 3624 Artesia Blvd.
Bring your own lawn chair, blankets, popcorn, hot chocolate, family, and friends to enjoy a movie about baseball, dreams, and determination shown under the stars! Show begins at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) but come early to get a good spot on the lawn, enjoy a picnic, and take advantage of the park on a warm summer night. Part of the Library's Dream Big READ! Summer Reading Program. This program is free, presented by the Community Services Department in association with local homeowners associatons.
 
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