Programs and Events

Programs and Events for Adults

Below is a list of the library’s current programs and events for adults. For a listing of all library programs, please see the LIBRARY CALENDAR. For more details, call (310) 412-4280.

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Book Clubs for Adults

Join us for lively and engaging discussion of a unique book.

Main Library
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:00 p.m. (Next meeting - October 10)
Book:How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
The four Garcia sisters, uprooted from their genteel life in the Dominican Republic, must adapt to their new home in 1960s New York City.
 
Crenshaw-Imperial Branch
Every Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
BookA Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
This classic turn-of-the-century novel tells the moving story of Francie Nolan, a young girl growing up in the slums of New York City.


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Basic Computer Classes

Learn to master essential computer skills like creating text documents, emailing, and browsing the Internet, as well advanced topics such as ebooks, music streaming, and online research.

Main Library
English:1st and 3rd Thursday of every month  (Next class - October 4)
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Spanish:1st and 3rd Monday of every month (Next class October 1)
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m


Digital Drop-In

Have questions about how to get the most use out of your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other personal electronic device? Bring it by the library and our staff will help you learn to download, upload, email, text, and more. Before you know it, you'll be using technology like a professional.

Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library
Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Main Library
Every Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Database Training

Maximize your library card by learning to use our collection of useful online databases. Whether you're trying to find the perfect leisure read, working on a school project, researching your ancestry, or just looking for some fun online games, these FREE training workshops will help you find the information you need.

Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library
Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



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Chess for Adults

Exercise your mind with the cerebral yet relaxing game of chess. Players of all skill levels are welcome, including complete beginners. Instructional handouts, books, and free chess sets will also be available.

Main Library
Every Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Crenshaw-Imperial Branch
Every Thursday, 4:30 p.m.


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Crafts and Coloring for Adults

Join us on alternating Thursdays for a new craft or coloring activity. Stimulate your creativity, practice your focus, and have some relaxing fun. All materials will be provided.

Main Library
Crafts: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 4:00 p.m. (Next session October 4)
Coloring: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00 p.m. (Next class September 27)


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Film Screenings

The library hosts regular film screenings showcasing movies related to various themes. Our next screening will be a Spanish film.

Main Library
Next screening October 1, 6:00 p.m.



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Résumé Building

Our staff will help you craft the perfect résumé that’s sure to impress any hiring committee. Just ask at the desk for assistance.

Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library
All hours



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Housing Rights Clinic

This free walk-in clinic is offered by the Housing Rights Center. Housing counselors will help you with issues such as rent increases, evictions, security deposits, and housing discrimination.

Main Library
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Next session September 25)



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Legal Aid

Get legal advice on any topic from lawyers of the Legal Aid Foundation via live online teleconferencing.

Main Library 
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 pm (Next session October 4)




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Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

Learn to take advantage of social media platforms such as Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram to spread the word about your small business.

Main Library
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Next session October 17)