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
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.
In support of the libraries’ summer reading programs, Friends of the Hawthorne and Wiseburn Libraries is pleased to provide this year’s top prizes: a Kindle Fire and an iPad for each library! Now get reading! To learn more about the summer reading program, ask your librarian.
You may notice some new children’s books on the shelves at both libraries. Thanks to Friends of the Libraries, patrons at Hawthorne Library will now find the Junie B. Jones complete collection, Magic Treehouse books #1-28, and the A to Z Mysteries mega library. Visitors to Wiseburn Library can look out for Magic Tree… Continue reading New Children’s Books
In celebration of National Heart Month and to raise awareness of congenital heart defects, the Stitch & Sew group at Wiseburn Library held a special event on January 10th to support the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program. Beginners and pros alike gathered to knit, crochet, and use looms (donated by the Friends… Continue reading Stitch & Sew Knits for Newborns
We’re looking for a logo. YOU could design it and win a $50 prize! Click here to download the guidelines and entry form. Entries are due April 30, 2018.