Summer Inspiration at the Library

From puppet musicals to the art of cupcakes, the Los Angeles Public Library will keep your creativity flowing all summer long with a range of free activities for children and adults. Whether looking to relax, listen, learn, or make, here’s a list of a few fun workshops, clubs, classes and more to inspire your summer.


Tai Chi at the Library
Arroyo Seco Regional Library
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am
Our volunteer instructor will teach you techniques to ease your tension and stress, and improve your balance and breathing.


Blue Coyote Writer’s Group
Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library
Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Share your original writings and critique those of others. Give and receive feedback in order to sharpen your writing skills. Please bring three double-spaced pages of writing to share with the group. Led by renowned author Jill Schary Robinson.


LACMA for Kids
Van Nuys Branch Library
Saturdays at 11:30 am
We are proud to present this special workshop for kids in association with LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Bring your kids every Saturday for a fun filled hour of art projects guided and instructed by LACMA’s creative instructors who will instill in your child an appreciation for art and creativity.


Teen Cupcake Party!
Alma Reaves Woods – Watts Branch Library
Tuesday, June 23, 2:00 pm
Summer is now here! Let’s celebrate by decorating your own cupcake! Teens are invited to stop by and welcome the summer season with cupcakes.


Family Program: Jack and the Beanstalk – The Puppet Musical
Central Library
Saturday, June 27, 2:00 pm
Noteworthy Puppets presents the classic tale with handmade puppets and songs in a wide variety of styles ranging from Pop, Ragtime, and Big Band to Opera and Musical Theater.


Knitting & Crochet Group
Central Library
Wednesday, July 8, 12:00 pm
Bring your latest project and your lunch, and join us for an informal knitting and crochet get-together.


Blue Submarine: Lifestyles of the Slimy and Squishy
Westwood Branch Library
Tuesday, July 14, 4:00 pm
Join us to experience marine life up close and personal! Kids will be able to touch live tide pool animals and see specimens and puppets! Join us to learn something new, hooray for science!


Malimba Music – Read to the Rhythm – Harbor Teen “Summer Fun”
Harbor City – Harbor Gateway Branch Library
Thursday, July 30, 2:00 pm
Malimba Music is Hope: Voyage through the history of African and African American music.


Visit for more info on all these activities and many others!

Top photo by Carol Westwood from the LAPL Photo Collection.

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