Although the libraries remain closed, both Hawthorne and Wiseburn libraries are offering Sidewalk Service for holds pickup. For more information, visit: https://lacountylibrary.org/express-service/.
Thanks to the leadership and dedication of our president Mona Zirkes-Falco, Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries was recently recognized as a #KinectaKindness awardee and will a receive a $250 donation from Kinecta. The #KinectaKindness program recognizes caring friends, neighbors, and others in the community for their acts of goodwill. Congratulations and thank you,… Continue reading Kinecta Kindness
It was a busy fall at Wiseburn Library with the new Create & Explore program on Saturday mornings. Each week, dozens of children and their families came to create book-inspired works of art and explore fun science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities. Create & Explore Saturdays continue into the new year at 10am… Continue reading Create & Explore Saturdays
Hurry to Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries, where used books are “buy one, get one free” through August 10th. Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries relies on these twice yearly “buy one, get one free” books sales to increase our level of support for ongoing library programs.
Have you seen the Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries’ new reusable tote bags? They’re bright and cheery, featuring our organization’s logo, and are perfect for grocery shopping, carrying home your library materials, or just showing off your support for our public libraries. Ask your librarian about how to get one the next time… Continue reading Friends Tote Bags
Friends of the Libraries was happy to provide refreshments for the recent holiday ukelele concert at Hawthorne Library on December 18. Mitchell Chang and his friends played classical and contemporary songs of the Christmas season while attendees sang along. It was a festive family event!
From now through December 15th all items in the used books areas at Hawthorne and Wiseburn libraries are buy 1, get 1 free! That makes adult books, CDs, and DVDs 2 for $1 and children’s books 4 for $1. Can you believe it? This kind of sale happens only twice a year, so hurry to… Continue reading Winter Book Sale
Wiseburn Library welcomed a whopping 95 participants for its Halloween Spooktacular with MākMō on Saturday! MākMō is an LA County Library initiative that supports makerspaces and promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in local communities. Goblins and ghouls alike gathered to whip up cauldrons of slime, make ghosts levitate and dance with acid-base reactions and static… Continue reading Halloween Spooktacular
Hawthorne Library was pleased this week to welcome Robert Clary, author of From the Holocaust to Hogan’s Heroes: the autobiography of Robert Clary this week. Mr. Clary shared riveting stories from his multifaceted life as a Holocaust survivor, entertainer, singer, artist, and actor. This program was sponsored by Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries.
The Friends of the Libraries are pleased to provide both libraries with funding to purchase portable PA systems. The new PA systems, which include a speaker and wireless microphone, will improve accessibility, making it easier for patrons to hear during author talks, interest workshops, and other special library events.