Check out the upcoming events in the first part of the last month of the summer. Have fun and enjoy with your loved ones!


Fri August 11th

CENTRAL LA – Join the free Gardening Workshop and learn how to create seedlings by propagating basil, mint, and rosemary stems. You need to bring your own empty six-packs or small pots and moistened potting soil, they have everything else needed.

CHATSWORTH – This Friday at the Chatsworth Branch Library you have a great workout for people who aren’t very active or elderly people. They have all the requisits needed, you only need to bring your gym buddy with you and be there at 10:30.

DTLAFIGFest transforms our outdoor Plaza into an intimate summer concert venue with performances by leading hip hop, rock, pop, and soul artists. The concert is free of charge and parking is available within walking distance.

HOLLYWOOD – If you are a poetry fan then you’d be happy to know that all ages and all levels are welcomed at the Center Blessed Sacrament. This is a poetry workshop moderated by Nathan Sheets where participants need to write to a prompt inspired by a classic poem.

STUDIO CITY – Mindfulness is simply connecting your mind and body to the present moment. So if you are feeling stressed, join the free mindfulness meditation class at 10 am this Friday and start your weekend in peace.

VENICE – Work out your core muscles & stretch away stress in Venice this Friday. The free Mat Pilates class starts at 11:30 am.


Sat August 12th

DTLA – Attend the free classic Tai Chi classes by instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include a demonstration and posture practice of 108 classic Tai Chi forms, as well as time for questions and answers at the Arroyo Seco Regional Library this Saturday.

DTLA – The Levitt Pavilion is part of the Los Angeles Summer Concert Series in MacArthur Park. You can check out more information here if interested.

HOLLYWOOD – Kids can share the fun of reading with library STAR volunteer George! Children receive a free book after 3 visits. You can see more info here.

HOLLYWOOD – The Gregg Young & The 2nd Street Steel Drum Band concert starts at 6:00pm and includes Reggae-Jazz, Calypso, Soca, Caribbean Tropical Grooves, Latin, & Movie Themes. Open the link to see the venue and the line-up.

SANTA CLARITA – Author and Historian: Abraham Hoffman will give a talk on his new book “California’s Deadliest Earthquakes, A History” at the Newhall Library.


Sun August 13th

BEVERLYWOOD – The Robertson Branch Library is organizing free computer lessons this Sunday. On the schedule is The Web 1 – Web Browsers. You can see more here.

HOLLYWOOD – Join in the Frances Howard Goldwyn Regional Library for a couple of hours of poetry and spoken word performances. Sign up to present at the open mic or just attend as part of the audience to hear poets read!

TARZANA – The Tarzana Summer Festival starts at 3pm this Sunday and is until 6pm. Here you have details for the free event that includes an afternoon of music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts and FUN for the whole family!


Fri August 18th

DTLA – FIGFest transforms our outdoor Plaza into an intimate summer concert venue with performances by leading hip hop, rock, pop, and soul artists. The concert is free of charge and parking is available within walking distance.

INGLEWOOD – Practice your English in a small group this Friday or maybe refer the event if you have someone who can use a ‘Conversation English Language’ lesson at the Ascot Branch Library starting at 12:00-1:30pm.

INGLEWOOD – Join the knitting club if you are a knitting or crocheting fan. Please bring your needlework project and supplies at the Ascot Branch Library. The free class starts at 1:30pm.

RESEDA – A certified yoga instructor will teach you how to calm your body and your mind. All levels are welcome. You will need to bring your own mat or towel and water for hydration. Information about the free yoga class here.

VENICE – Pilates is one cool way to start the weekend! The class is for free, starting at 11:30 am with a certified instructor at the Abbot Kinney Memorial Library in Venice. See more here.


Sat August 19th

DTLA – Nisei Week is an annual festival celebrating Japanese and Japanese American culture in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Nisei means 2nd generation in Japanese, describing the first American born Japanese, a group that started the festival in 1934.

DTLA – Attend the free classic Tai Chi classes by instructor Bill Cheng. Each class will include a demonstration and posture practice of 108 classic Tai Chi forms, as well as time for questions and answers at the Arroyo Seco Regional Library this Saturday.

DTLA – Bring your children and their imagination at the Edendale Branch Library this Saturday for an entertaining afternoon of LEGO brick building activities. The event starts at 9:30 am and is free of charge.

EAGLE ROCK – A certified Tai Chi instructor will teach you techniques to ease your tension and stress, and improve your balance and breathing at the Arroyo Seco Branch Library. See more here.

MID-VALLEY – Spend an active Saturday morning with ZUMBA! lessons at the Mid-Valley Regional Library. Starting at 9:30 am everyone’s welcome for an hour of dancing with Lula. Check out more here.

ECHO PARK – Support the Echo Park Library Friends Group at their monthly sale (3rd Saturday each month). Items will include children’s, Spanish language, popular fiction, mystery books, dvds, cds and more. Funds raised from the book sale benefit library programs for children and teens.


Sun August 20th

BEVERLYWOOD – The Robertson Branch Library is organizing free computer lessons this Sunday. On the schedule is The Web 2 – Important Sites. You can see more here.

DTLA – Come make a pinhole projector to safely view tomorrow’s solar eclipse. The program is for all ages and is held at the Arroyo Seco Regional Library this Sunday at 3 pm.

DTLA – The nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company, Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles, demonstrates their artistry accompanied by mariachi musicians. An exciting and colorful dance presentation for the whole family! See ticketing info here.

RESEDA – Attend a family screening of a famous movie for free at the West Valley Regional Branch Library. It starts at 2 pm and you can see more here.


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