Both the Echo Park and Edendale Libraries have some FREE special programs for kids, teens, and even some for adults all summer long. Here are the August events for both libraries:
- Knight Time Reading at Echo Park Branch: Every Wednesday from 3 – 4:00 pm. Stories of dragons and other magical creatures. Create a fire-breathing dragon to take home.
- Knight Time Reading at Edendale: Stories, jokes, crafts and snacks. Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm.
- Summer Film Fest at Edendale: Mostly family-friendly films, plus popcorn! Tuesdays from 5-7:00 pm.
- LA Kings Hockey Mascot Storytime: Thursday, August 12 at 2:30 pm at the Edendale Library.
- Medieval Faire: Juggler/jester/magician Jeff Fredricksen at the Edendale Branch on Thursday, August 26 at 2:30 pm.
Other great activities:
- Family Playtime at Echo Park Branch: Mondays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Bilingual Baby & Toddler Storytime at Echo Park Branch: Tuesdays from noon – 1:00 pm
- Making Books Fun at Edendale: Bilingual. Every Tuesday at 2:30 pm
- Book Buddies at Echo Park Branch: Thursdays from 3 – 5:00 pm
- Infant & Toddler Storytime at Edendale: Nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays, for children 1-3 and their special grown-ups. Wednesdays from 10-10:45 am.
- Summer Film Fest at Edendale Branch: Free movies and popcorn every Tuesday at 5:00 pm
- Magic Mania at Edendale Branch: With illusionist JeffTG, on Thursday, August 12 at 5:00 pm
- Eco Carnival and Prize Auction: Bid on your favorite green prizes, get an airbrush tattoo, chow down. Edendale Library, Thursday, August 19 at 5:00 pm.
- Teen Cafe at Edendale: Recycling how-to and paper airplane contest, Wii and board gaming. Thursday, August 5 at 5:00 pm.
- Reading Club, The Greening of Echo Park Lake: There are ecological problems right in our own neighborhood. Learn why the lake will be closed for 2 years for clean-up, and how you can help. Tuesday, August 3 at 3:00 pm at the Echo Park Branch.
- 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, Trash to Art: Create art from reusable materials, then enter your work of art into a contest for cash prizes. Bring discarded, clean items to use, from cardboard to cloth to bottles and cans. Tuesday, August 10 at 3:00 pm at the Echo Park Branch.
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 (which they can use to bid on prizes at the Carnival). Click here to visit the website. Teens can sign up at the Library or by visiting the LAPL Teen Web page.
- Introduction to Computers at Edendale: Wednesday, August 11 at 12:00 noon and Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 pm.
- Introduction to the Internet at Edendale: Wednesday, August 14 at 12:00 noon and Thursday, August 19 at 6:30 pm.
- 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.