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Topanga Library – 122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290 310.455.3480

September 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month Documentaries: Farmingville

The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia. For

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October 2019

Songwriting with Elle Spencer Lewis

This course will take you on a lively journey into song structure, beats, recording, and production techniques using Garageband, and tricks for so-called “writer’s block”. For Adults.

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Teens: October Escape Room

We dare you to solve a series of  puzzles and tasks to escape from the Topanga Library. In fact, we double dare you. Are you brave? Adventurous? If so, come and test your skills. A presentation for Teen Read Month. For teens from 12 – 18 years old.

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Monday Classic Scary Movies: Nosferatu (Silent-1922)

For Adults.

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Get a head start on your holiday cooking when Chef Hervé Guillard shows us how to compliment a fantastic meal. Space is limited. Sign up at our circulation desk or call 310.455.3480 to reserve your seat. For adults.

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November 2019

Parent – Child Workshop

Get insights on parenting topics in a relaxed environment while engaging in developmentally appropriate activities with your children! Meet with specialist* from the Child Development Institute, Topanga Library, The Children’s Burn Foundation, Children’s Hospital, and Quartz Hill Library. *Specialists subject to change.

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Monday Classic Scary Movies

Frankenstein vs. Wolfman (1943) This terror-packed story features Bela Lugosi as the Frankenstein monster and Lon Chaney, Jr. as the cursed Wolf Man.

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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE: EXHIBIT & RECEPTION

Community reception, presented by ARTS COUNCIL OF TOPANGA, curated tour with Art Attorney & Advisor Michael Heumann, hosted by Dr. Karen Moran and Abigail Spector, BFA, MA. Native American Heritage: Books, Artifacts & Art on exhibit at Topanga Library November 2 – December 31.

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Public Safety Power Shutoffs: How to Plan Ahead

Topanga Library is hosting David Ford, Senior Government Relations Manager at Southern California Edison, for a presentation on how to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff. In order to keep communities safe, SCE may need to turn off power as a preventative measure of last resort if the utility reasonably believes that there is an imminent and significant risk that strong winds may topple power lines or cause major vegetation-related issues leading to increased risk of fire. It is…

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Smarty Pants Storytime

November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Let's get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Advance registration is required. Register in person or by phone until all available spots have been filled. Anyone who does not get into the current session will be given priority registration for a future session. For ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver.

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Xbox Party for Kids

Get your game on at the library!  Join us for some easy-going competition, and make new friends. The games available will have an "E for Everyone" rating. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign - ups will be accepted November 1 - 4, in person or by phone. For ages 10- 12.

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Watercolor Techniques for Kids

Come learn unique watercolor techniques with art instructor, Claudia Hindu. Whether you are new to watercolor painting or just want to refresh your skills, this class is for you. For ages 5 - 12.

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Tongva Elder Julia Bogany

To honor Native American Heritage Month, we are hosting Elder and the Cultural Affairs Officer for the Gabrielino/Tongva Band of Mission Indians Julia Bogany. Ms. Bogany teaches Tongva language and cultural classes. She has helped to reawaken and revive the Tongva language, as well as assemble a Tongva dictionary. She is Vice President of the Keepers of Indigenous Ways (KIW), a non-profit group of the Tongva. Come and learn about Topanga’s first residents! For adults.

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MākMō: Dinosaur Bones Puzzles

We invite all junior paleontologists to join us as we study pretend dinosaur bones, and try to figure out how they fit together.  For ages 5 - 12.

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Anxiety and Emotional Disorders

Free

Discover the symptoms, causes, diagnosis advice, treatment options and related condition of anxiety and emotional disorders.

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Baby & Caregiver Playdate

Caregivers need a playdate too! Come and meet other parents and caregivers to share stories and ideas while engaged in free play activities with the kids. For ages 0  - 3 with an adult caregiver.

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County Hearing on Senior Services

Want to learn more about our older adult and family caregiver services? Have concerns about the Older Americans Act and Older Californians Act Programs? Join WDACS' Area Agency on Aging.

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DIY Tie Dye Coaster

Are you trying to spruce up your room? Show off your creative skills with your own tie-dye inspired décor! Learn some tips and tricks to make original room decorations. Also, test your penmanship skills as we learn how to use brush pens to create eye-catching messages. For teens.

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NATIVE AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY: TRIBAL JUSTICE

Two strong tribal court judges in California strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe in Northern California, is a fierce elder who has dedicated her life to humane justice. Claudette White, Chief Judge of the Quechan Tribe, represents a new generation of Native American lawyers who are revisioning justice. The film follows three cases in and out of the judge’s courtrooms: Taos Proctor is…

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Smarty Pants Storytime

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Let's get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Advance registration is required. Register in person or by phone until all available spots have been filled. Anyone who does not get into the current session will be given priority registration for a future session. For ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver.

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Native American Heritage Month: Make a Corn Husk Doll

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the library by creating your own corn husk doll. Corn plays a major role in both food and religious aspects of Native cultures in the Americas. Corn husk dolls were made by a number of indigenous groups across the Americas, particularly associated with the eastern nations such as the Seneca and Oneida, and are still made in various Nations all over the United States. Native American Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the cultures, contributions,…

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MākMō: Getting Started with Scratch

Want to learn about coding, but don’t know a method from an algorithm? Scratch, the free, web-based visual programming language created by MIT, is a great way to get started! We will run through the tools and concepts, work on a project together, and prepare you to continue coding on your own. For ages 8 - 12.

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NATIVE AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY: SUN KISSED

When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Sun Kissed follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos’ Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over. Directed by Maya Stark…

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Smarty Pants Storytime

November 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Let's get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Advance registration is required. Register in person or by phone until all available spots have been filled. Anyone who does not get into the current session will be given priority registration for a future session. For ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver.

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December 2019

Smarty Pants Storytime

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Let's get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Advance registration is required. Register in person or by phone until all available spots have been filled. Anyone who does not get into the current session will be given priority registration for a future session. For ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver.

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Dog Man Party

Join us as we celebrate the release of the Dog Man: Fetch - 22, with fun-filled activities based on the popular series.  Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration begins Monday, December 2, in person or by phone. For ages 5 - 12.

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Smarty Pants Storytime

December 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Let's get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. Advance registration is required. Register in person or by phone until all available spots have been filled. Anyone who does not get into the current session will be given priority registration for a future session. For ages 3 - 5 with an adult caregiver.

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Winter Craft & Play for Babies

Join us for a cozy morning of winter-themed crafts and play activities for you and baby. For ages 0 - 3 with an adult caregiver.

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No-Sew Hand Warmers

It's getting cold outside, so come make no sew hand warmers that can fit into your pockets! For ages 8 - 12, teens and adults welcome.

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