Branch Library Services




Branch Library Services provides library services and resources that reflect the needs and interests of the branch community.  
The Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library provides Reference, Readers' Advisory, Programming for adults and children, and celebrates our neighboring communities, organizations, friends, and patrons.

Current Library Calendar of Events

Location and Hours:

Crenshaw Imperial Branch LibraryLOCATION
11141 Crenshaw Blvd.
Inglewood, CA  90303

Phone: 310-412-5403
Library Hours
HOURS 
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays
Saturdays
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CLOSED
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  

Programs:

Adult Programs

Adult Book Club -  "Sip and Read"
Resumes in September.  
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Digital Drop-In
Bring your electronic device and learn the basics and specifics with help from a staff member.
Wednesdays - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Teen Programs

STEAM Activities
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through projects and activities.  All ages.
Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Zine Making
A "zine" is a small magazine that is made by a person or a small group of people, about a subject they are interested in.
Young Adult.
Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Drop-In Digital
Learn how to use your electronic devices. One-on-one help provided.  
Adults.
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chess
Learn how to play or enjoy playing with other patrons.
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Programs for Children

E.L.F. Storytimes  -  Early Literacy for Families
October 1 - November 15   

Early Literacy for Families offer storytime programs that emphasize early literacy skills for young children - ages birth through 5 years.  Our programs are engaging and interactive and include stories, songs, music, movement, flannelboard stories, art, and play.  We also offer literacy tips that you can use at home with your children to get them ready for school.  Drop in.  No registration necessary.
Baby Storytime
Ages 0 - 18 months
Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Ages 18 months - 3 years
Mondays 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bilingual Storytime
Ages 3 - 5 years
Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Preschool Storytime
Ages 3 - 5 years

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Weekly Programs for Children - AUGUST

S.T.E.A.M.
Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics through projects and activities.
All Ages.
Mondays  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bilingual Preschool Storytime
A storytime program in English and Spanish for preschoolers.  Stories, songs, and crafts.
Ages 3 - 5
Tuesdays  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brick Building and Board Games
Play board games or create objects out of building blocks.  All Ages.
Tuesdays  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Chess
Learn how to play chess or play with other patrons.
All Ages
Thursdays  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Super Saturdays at the LibrarySaturdays  12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
     August 4 - Creating with Clay
     August 11 - Family Game Day
     August 18 - Family Game Day
     August 25 - Bilingual Family Storytime




 

Permanent 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 LibraryThe 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 and is on permanent display at The Crenshaw Imperial Branch Library.
Crenshaw Art - Iconic AbstractionsIconic 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