Branch Library Services

Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library as seen from Crenshaw Blvd

Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library
11141 Crenshaw Blvd.
Inglewood, CA  90303     (310) 412-5403


The Crenshaw-Imperial Branch is conveniently located near the Crenshaw Imperial Plaza shopping center. Parking is available on 111th Place off of Crenshaw Blvd, and is free after
4:00 p.m.
Mondays:11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays:11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesdays:11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays:11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fridays:CLOSED
Saturdays:11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays:CLOSED


Featured Programs

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Fuera de las Sombras 

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, and was enacted in 1988 on the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American nations: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In appreciation of this annual observance, one of our research database providers, Gale, is highlighting the military contributions of Hispanic Americans with its Fuera de las Sombras (Out of the Shadows) program. Click here to view the program guide, designed to help you explore these contributions using two of the Gale databases: Biography in Context and U.S. History in Context. You can access both databases in the library or by using your Inglewood Library Card information.


Programs

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Digital Drop-In
Wednesdays  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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.
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Bilingual Story Sharing with Adat Chaverim
Saturday, October 13   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

There is power and beauty in sharing many stories. Join us for an afternoon of telling and sharing stories with migrant families. Share and explore the heritage and culture of this community while enjoying games, snacks, and beverages.  This is a bilingual program open to all ages.

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Sip 'n Read Book Club
Thursdays  4:00 p.m.

We meet every week for lively discussion about a specially selected book. New members welcome!

Bilingual Storytime
Bilingual Storytime
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. 
Ages 3 - 5 years

A storytime program in English and Spanish that includes stories and songs.



Chess for Adults
Chess Programs
Thursdays 4:30 p.m.
All Ages

Come exercise your mind with the cerebral yet relaxing game of chess every week.  All are welcome, even if you’ve never played before. Instructional handouts and books will also be available.
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Homework Help
Thursdays 3:00 p.m.
Grades:  Pre-K - 12

Students are invited to receive help with their school assignments from a certified Teacher-Librarian. The librarian will do his best to give all attendees equal attention, but space may be limited.

Current Library Calendar of Events


Art Installations:

We invite you to explore our unique space with interactive art installations and programming.  These three art installations embrace our diverse community while inspiring wonder and contemplation.

Crenshaw Art - Infinite Library

Infinite Library art installation

The Infinite Library
by Susan Simpson

A public artwork commissioned by the City of Inglewood, "The Infinite Library," created by Susan Simpson, is a sculptural cabinet holding three dioramas and three peepholes giving patrons a glimpse of libraries from around the world. The Infinite Library was installed in April  of 2017.

Iconic Abstraction art installation

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Iconic Abstractions
by Jody Zellen


Jody Zellen’s creation of "Iconic Abstraction," covers the Library’s exterior with 11 iconic Inglewood architectural silhouettes made of brushed stainless steel to fit inside the scallops at the top of the building. For more information about the artist:  www.jodyzellen.com