July Library Programs and Fun

Now that it’s really feeling like summer out there, give your AC a break and cool down at the library for a change! Both the Echo Park and Edendale Libraries have some FREE special programs for kids, teens, and even some for adults all summer long. It might be nearing the end of the month, but there are a ton of things going on, so here are the remaining events for the month of July:

For Kids

  • Knight Time Reading: Every Wednesday at the Echo Park Branch from 3 – 4:00 pm. Stories of dragons and other magical creatures. Create a fire-breathing dragon to take home.
  • LA Kings Hockey Mascot Storytime: Wednesday, July 28 at the Echo Park Library from 3 – 4:00 pm.
  • The Reptile Family: Animals to see and touch at the Edendale Library on Thursday, July 29 at 2:30 pm.

Other great activities:

  • Family Playtime at Echo Park Branch: Mondays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Infant & Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays at Edendale from 10-10:45 am
  • Bilingual Baby & Toddler Storytime at Echo Park Branch: Tuesdays from noon – 1:00 pm
  • Making Books Fun at Edendale: Every Tuesday at 2:30 pm
  • Stories & Crafts: Thursdays at Edendale from 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Book Buddies at Echo Park Branch: Thursdays from 3 – 5:00 pm

For Teens

  • Summer Film Fest at Edendale Branch: Free movies and popcorn every Tuesday at 5:00 pm
  • Reading Club Book Buddies: Buddy up with kids to help them practice reading. Every Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Echo Park Branch.
  • Reading Club at Echo Park: Middle Eastern Music & Dance with Anaheed. Tuesday, July 27 at 3:00 pm.
  • Soap Making at Edendale Branch: Learn how to make your own soap on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 pm

For more information, Edendale Teens has a website! There’s a book club, film screenings, and teens get library bucks when they sign up and write book reviews. Click here to visit the Edendale Teens website. Teens can sign up at the Library or by visiting the LAPL Teen Web page.

For Adults

  • Game Day Saturdays: Edendale Branch hosts game days on most Saturdays, including chess, backgammon, scrabble, dominoes, and much more.
  • ELFS Monthly Meetings: Join the Edendale Library Friends Society and support the Edendale Branch Library. ELFS meets once a month on the second Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Click here for the website.
  • Laptop for Seniors at Echo Park Branch: New laptop user and just don’t know what to do? This class provides orientation to basic operation including access to wireless network. For information call Nadine Flores at (213) 250-7808. Wednesday, July 28 at 10:30 am.

Edendale Library is located at 2011 West Sunset Blvd. Click here to visit the LAPL website.

Echo Park Library is located at 1410 West Temple Street. Click here to visit the LAPL website.

4 replies
  1. Langdon Faust says:


    I’m the children’s librarian at Edendale. It’s great that you’re promoting our programs, but you’ve listed several June programs (Swazzle and the Craft & Folk Art Museum) as happening in July. Also, at Edendale, we have a Wednesday 10 am infant & toddler storytime, Tuesday evening summer film fest (5 pm), Tuesday & Thursday storytime and crafts for elementary & preschool kids & families, and Thursday 5 pm teen programs. I’m not at work today (libraries are now closed Mondays) but I’ll be there tomorrow after 11:40 if you have questions. 213-207-3000.


  2. Kelly says:

    Thank you Langdon! I’ve updated the post, I appreciate you pointing out my errors! If you ever need me to post or correct anything, you’re more than welcome to email me at kelly@echoparknow.com

    Thanks again!

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