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         



SPECIAL EVENTS:       TEENS Earn Community Service Hours!  Volunteer at the library this summer. Questions? Ask at the Info Desk .


Saturday, June 2 from 12:00 p.m.— 1:00 p.m.— Poetry Contest Reading & Awards

Master of Ceremonies Michael Sprake hosts a recognition of winning poets and public reading of winning poems from this year’s poetry contest, “Seascape Sonnets.”


Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 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.


Saturday, June 2 & 16 from 2:00 -  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, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 from10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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, June 5 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — Pajama Storytime

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


Wednesday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.—Parent Education Event-Tips to help your child develop positive peer relationships

Please join the LBUSD School Readiness Team at the Laguna Beach Public Library for free parent education events to support school readiness .The Laguna Beach Unified School's District's school readiness program offers free developmental screening, referrals to community resources and a weekly learning link to support young children and families. For more information about this program, please email Sandee Bandettini, MS, MFT, early learning specialist at:  


Wednesday, June 6 from 3:00 p.m.— 5:00 p.m. ­—  3-D Printing Workshop

Schedule a 20-minute session with our 3-D printer. 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, June 7, 14, 21 & 28 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, June 9 from 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.– Banned Books Club

Join this rebel reading group. This month we’ll be reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden.


Monday, June 11 from 5:30—6:30– Laguna Beach Library Book Club

We will be discussing the book Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte. Cairo, 2011. President Mubarak has just been ousted from power. The oldest city in the world is reeling from political revolution, its consequent hopes and fears, its violence, triumphs, and defeats. But for the people actually living there, daily life has not slowed down but become wilder, more dangerous, and, occasionally, freeing.


Tuesdays, June 6, 12, 19 & 26  from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.— Toddler Storytime With Miss Summer

Toddlers and preschoolers, come and enjoy our Tuesday storytime! Stories, songs, dancing, and more will encourage a love of books and learning in a fun and interactive environment. Come for the stories and stay for playtime afterward.


Wednesdays, June 13, 20 & 27 from 11:00  a.m. to 11:45 p.m. —  Sunshine Readers Family Storytime

The National Charity League, Laguna Chapter, presents the Sunshine Readers!  Enjoy a fun & lively Family Storytime presented by local teen NCL members.  Each show lasts    approximately 1 hour and includes refreshments. No pre-registration required. All ages welcome!


Wednesday, June 13 from 3:00 p.m.—5 p.m.– Movie Night

We will be viewing 12 Angry Men. This includes a viewing of the Movie and also a talk about the film from Theo Siegel. Come learn interesting facts and more, from the movie guy as we talk about “12 Angry Men” with Henry Fonda.


Wednesday, June 20 from 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.—Wonders of Wildlife

Oh the places you'll go, the animals you'll see! Hear their stories, how they came to be! Live animals, magic, surprises, and more. Come to the library and see what's in store!


Thursday, June 26 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. — B.A.R.K

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


Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.—Found Object Juggling

His show has been described as “preposterous brilliance” and “whacky jugglement,” a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun and zingers. You’re never sure what’s coming next! His signature trick is spinning a McDonald’s cheeseburger on an umbrella which garnered him appearances on AGT, The Late show with James Corden, The David Letterman Show. Other TV appearances include Sesame StreetThe Extreme Gong ShowThirty Seconds to Fame, Attack of the Show, and various local TV shows.   He is a favorite of Nickelodeon Television having performed his antics on What Would You Do? and Nick Arcade.