Programs and Events

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.
Book:  The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After  by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents were alive. At age twelve, Clemantine and Claire were granted asylum in the United States. Raw, urgent, yet disarmingly beautiful, this book captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory. A riveting story of dislocation, survival."-- Provided by the publisher."
Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Library
Every Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
A 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
In English:
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month  
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
MAIN Library
3rd Floor Computer Lab
In Spanish:1st and 3rd Monday of every month 
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
MAIN Library
3rd Floor Computer Lab

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.

Chess Club

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.

Crafts: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 4:00 p.m.
MAIN Library 1st Floor

Coloring: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, 4:00 p.m.
MAIN Library 2nd Floor

Film Screenings

The library hosts regular film screenings showcasing movies related to various themes. Our next screening will be in celebration of International Drum Month.

MAIN Library
Next screening November 29,  5:00 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. 

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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 

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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.