Friends of the Laguna Beach Library

NEWS FLASH!  MondayOctober 8th, Library Closed for Columbus Day



Mondays, October 1, 15, 22 & 29 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, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 3:30—4:30 p.m.—Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activities! This is an 8 week program for  K-2nd grade. The club will meet once a week for one hour. Space is limited -  Pre-registration is required. 


Tuesday, October 2 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, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.— Techy Storytime with Ms. Niloo

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, October 3 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, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 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.


Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 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, October 6 & 20 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.


Tuesday, October 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — Adult Book Discussion Group

We will be meeting to discuss House of Broken Angeles by Luis Alberto Urrea. In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party       approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half-brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life.


Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.– The Banned Books Club

Join this rebel reading group. This month we’ll be reading 13 reasons why by Jay Asher. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several  cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. 

Saturday, October 13 from 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.—Author’s Talk: Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey 

Ila Jane Borders is the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. She has been honored twice at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2003 into the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals. Jean Hastings Ardell is the author of Breaking into    Baseball: Women and the National Pastime. Mike Veeck is a baseball executive and part owner of five teams, including the St. Paul Saints and the Charleston RiverDogs.


Tuesday, October 30 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. — B.A.R.K

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