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
More than 20 people gathered on Saturday, February 9 at the Wiseburn Library to learn about growing succulents, and took home two small containers of cuttings. Expertise and succulents were provided by Emi Carvell, a member of the UC Davis Master Gardener program, with funding from the Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries.
Seven people came to January’s TED Talk discussion group about drones and aircraft. This month’s videos were: Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future – Raffaello D’Andrea (Feb. 2016) How we’re using drones to deliver blood and save lives – Keller Rinaudo (Aug. 2017) How autonomous flying taxis could change the way we travel… Continue reading TED Talk Discussion: Drones and Aircraft
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!
On December 15, over 70 adults and children came to the Wiseburn library for the Hawaiian-themed Winter Celebration. As festive Hawaiian carols played, children created decorations at six craft stations and watched baking soda volcano demonstrations prepared by the MākMō team. The Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries helped provide craft supplies for the… Continue reading Winter Celebration with MākMō
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