Friends of the Laguna Beach Library


Monday                                  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday                                 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wenesday                              10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday                                10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday &  Saturday                  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays         



Upcoming Library Special Holiday Hours/Closures

Monday, December 31st—Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1st— Library Closed for New Year’ Holiday

Monday, January 21st  — Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


January Special Events at the Laguna Beach Library


Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Children’s Craft Open House

Get creative! Let your imagination run wild!  Children under 12 are encouraged to come to the library during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to make fun and creative seasonal crafts.  Adult supervision is recommended.


Saturdays, January 5 & 19 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Poetry Workshop

Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and work-shopped.  Each poem will be read by the poet and perhaps by another reader. Participants then respond with emphasis on positive comments and constructive suggestions. Recommended for advanced poets—this is not a workshop for beginners. Meets in the Community Room. Contact Mike Sprake at 714-318-1461 or email at for more information.


Mondays, January 7, 14 & 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — Third Street Writers Group 
Serious writers working on projects (short stories, novels, plays) meet to share feedback and support.  This is not a workshop for beginners.  Contact the library for additional information.


Tuesday, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3:30—4:30 p.m.—Math @ Laguna Beach Library

After our successful Bedtime Math: Crazy 8’s program, the Laguna Beach Library designed a series of fun math activities for kids K-2nd grade.


Tuesday, January 8 from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. — Pajama Storytime 

Please come (wear pajamas & slippers!) & enjoy the Sunshine Readers as they whisk the whole family off to dreamland.  The National Charity League, Laguna Chapter, generously provides this program. 


Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.— Toddler Techy Storytime

Stories are important. That’s why we combined the classic storytime with technology to introduce Techy Storytime. We are going to use iPad, Apple TV, and occasionally 3D printer to make it fun and educational. 


Wednesday, January 9 from 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. ­—  3-D Printing Workshop

Schedule a 20-minute session with our 3-D printer. Customize an object using software and prepare it for printing.  Staff will print the item and contact you when it is ready for pickup.  Space is limited, so preregistration is required.  Consult the library for available times, or for more  information ask a staff member. Sign-up at the Check-Out Desk.


Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Peapod Academy Children’s Storytime

Welcome to the Peapod Academy. Join some of the cutest babies, toddlers, & preschoolers in town, and adults of their choice, at the Library. Little Peas will enjoy books & storytime, songs & music, fingerplays, movement, hands on activities, arts & crafts, and other cadets. Each week has a different theme.  Get to know others and support your little one’s developmental skills. No preregistration required.


Saturday, January 12 from  10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.— The Banned Books Club

Join this rebel reading group. This month we’ll be reading The . Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.


Monday, January 14 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — Adult Book Discussion Group

We meet to discuss the book Less by Andrew Sean Greer. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.


Saturday, January 19 & 26 from 10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Techy Story time

Stories are important. That’s why we combined the classic storytime with technology, introducing Techy Storytime. We are going to use iPad, Apple TV, and occasionally 3D printer to make it fun and educational. 


Thursday January 31 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. —  Read to the Dog—B.A.R.K

Kids can read aloud to our therapy dog, Norbit. He’s so sweet and a very good listener. Bow-Wow! Please preregister at the Service Desk or call the library. Drop-ins welcome, too!