It’s the peak of the summer and there are many events coming up that will make it more fun and memorable for you and your entire family. Choose your best pick below and enjoy the long summer days:

Fri July 14th

SOUTH LA: Origami is a great technique that allows you to develop your creative side and is a perfect way to relax and meditate after a long week of working. Be at the Junipero Serra Branch Library at 3 pm. Location and event details here.

CHINATOWN: Mommies, take your kids to the fun event of making ice cream from scratch. Let them learn how to make their favorite dessert while they pick and design the flavors. The ice cream workshop starts at 3:30 pm at the Lincoln Heights Library.

SOUTH LA: Learn about nutrition and how to make simple, healthy meals along with Zumba dancing. The event is free of charge and includes Zumba class plus healthy eating advices. Find out more here.

VAN NUYS: Build your own Zen garden at the Van Nuys Library this Friday and learn how to mindfully relax. The class starts at 10 am and you can read more about it here.

DTLA: Come downtown and learn how to quilt with many other art lovers. At the Little Tokyo Branch Library, there will be free quilting classes. For everyone interested, see the details here.

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC: SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS invites you to meet the ocean’s great predators up-close for FREE. You can even touch the bamboo sharks or greet from a safe distance some of the bigger ones like Sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.

Sat July 15th

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.

SYLMAR: Attend the Giant Book Sale to Help Sylmar Library. Get special deals on books, movies and music at our huge Book Sales benefitting the Friends of Sylmar Library. The event starts at 9:30 am and you can see more here.

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.

Sun July 16th

LONG BEACH: 21st annual Tafesilafa’I Festival – Tafesilafa’i, Long Beach’s premier Pacific Islander Festival, marks its 21st year with traditional and cultural rituals, music, dances, and food. This week-long Festival starts July 16, 2017. The event is free and you can see more in detail 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.

TORRANCE: Join the Band for an evening of toe-tapping favorites. This 60-person ensemble is led by maestra Christine Hayes will share the stage with the renowned vocal jazz quartet, Ready Willing & Mabel. Bring a picnic and enjoy a night on the upper meadow. The event starts at 6 pm and is $10 at the door, children 12 and under free. See more here.

BEVERYWOOD – The Robertson Branch Library is organizing free computer lessons this Sunday. On the schedule are Computer Basics. You can see more here.

Fri July 21st

LONG BEACH: The 21st annual Tafesilafa’I Festival will take place at the Shoreline Park (behind the Aquarium) starting from 2 pm – 10 pm and the admission is free. You can see more in detail here.

STUDIO CITY: What better way to finish the working week than gentle yoga class with a certified instructor? Be at the Studio City Branch Library at 10 am and make sure you bring your water bottle and mat.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: This Friday you can attend a poetry workshop moderated by Nathan Sheets. Participants write to a prompt inspired by a classic poem. All ages and all levels are welcomed.

Sat July 22nd

LONG BEACH: Today’s the last day of the Tafesilafa’I Festival. Make sure to visit it as the admission is free, and it will take place at the Shoreline Park (behind the Aquarium). The festival starts at 10 am – 10 pm. You can see more in detail here.

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. The class is free and you can 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.

Sun July 23rd

WINNETKA: One of LA’s Top 5 flea markets, Topanga Vintage Market includes over 170 of LA’s best vintage, antiques, and collectibles dealers, plus live music, dozens of local artisans, and 5 great food trucks. See more information here.

BEVERYWOOD – The Robertson Branch Library is organizing free computer lessons this Sunday. On the schedule are the Windows 10 Basics. You can see more here.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Strong Words – Voices of the City, presents an afternoon of stories told with words, with music, and photographic lenses. Starts at 2 pm, at the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library.

SOUTH LA: The Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library organizes an English Conversational Class. This free class starts at 1:30 pm and is for anyone who wants to improve his or her spoken English.

HOLLYWOOD: Join the Goldwyn-Hollywood Library for a couple of hours of poetry and spoken word performances.  Sign up to present at the open mic and just be there to hear other poets read. See more here.


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