Calling all bibliophiles: April is National Library Month

The Long Beach Public Library is celebrating National Library Month to recognize the important role libraries and library workers play in our community. Residents of all backgrounds and ages come together every day at libraries to: enjoy books and media; attend meetings, lectures and programs; do research; use computers; get homework help; and much more.
Celebrate how “Libraries Change Lives” during National Library Month in Long Beach this April. The community is invited to attend the following entertaining and informative free programs that show that there is something for everyone at the Long Beach Public Library.

Bret Harte Neighborhood Library
Celebrate with poetry. Pick up a poem and put it in your pocket when you visit Bret Harte in April.

Los Altos Neighborhood Library (through April 8)
Folk and Fairy Tale Trivia Contest.

Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 4, 11am)
Maureen Neeley, local librarian and owner of HouStories, will share her methodology in researching the history of homes in Long Beach. Handouts will be provided.

Bay Shore Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 4, 2pm)
Authors Suzanne Greenberg and Lisa Glatt introduce their new book Abigail Iris: The One and Only (who describes herself as “a person who believes every second of the story counts.”) A craft program for children will follow at 3:30pm.

Main Library (Saturday, April 4, noon–4pm)
Long Beach Black Authors Festival presented by Aaron L. Day, featuring books by and about African-Americans in the Long Beach area. Book signing noon to 4pm. Program begins at 1pm.

Los Altos Neighborhood Library (Tuesday, April 7, 3:30pm)
Tuesday Tales– “Amazing Race: Around the World in One Hour” stories and activities.

Burnett Neighborhood Library (Wednesday, April 8, 2pm)
Family Movie Fun Connection

Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 11, 11am)
Author Wesla Kerr, author of the new mystery thriller Cul-de-Sac: Mop-up for Malice, will read from her book and sign copies.

Main Library (Saturday, April 11, 3pm)
Mini-bookmaking workshop for teens. Make thumb-sized books from recycled materials.

El Dorado Neighborhood Library (April 12¬–19)
Bookmark design contest for adults. $25 Borders gift certificate for the winner.

Mark Twain Neighborhood Library (Tuesday, April 14, 5pm)
My Librarian is a Camel – storytime and craft program

North Neighborhood Library (Tuesday, April 14, 4pm)
Spring craft program for grades 1–6.

Alamitos Neighborhood Library (Wednesday, April 15, 10am)
Book discussion, Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama.

Burnett Neighborhood Library (Wednesday, April 15, 2pm)
Family Movie Fun Connection at Burnett Library.

North Neighborhood Library (Thursday, April 16, 3:30pm)
“Magnet Madness” craft program for teens.

North Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 18, 2pm)
Free Movie Program for Adults.

Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 18, 11am)
Landscape architect Douglas Kent will discuss his strategies for creating healthful landscapes and communities using water-conserving plants, alternatives to toxic chemicals, and more.

Burnett Neighborhood Library (Wednesday, April 22, 2pm)
Family Movie Fun Connection at Burnett Library.

El Dorado Neighborhood Library (Wednesday, April 22, 4pm)
Funny stories and a craft program for children.

North Neighborhood Library (Thursday, April 23, 4pm)
Free Movie Program for Kids.

Ruth Back Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 25, 3pm)
Book discussion of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic tale Rebecca.

Brewitt Neighborhood Library (Saturday, April 25, 10am–2pm)
Spring Cleaning Book Sale and Boutique in the breezeway. The Brewitt Book Club will meet to discuss The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman at 10am.

Dana Library (Saturday, April 25, 10:15am)
Elementary Art– a new, free art opportunity for children ages 9 and up.

Dana Library (Saturday, April 25, 1:30pm)
The Color Diva Shoshana Segal will provide inspiration and help you select the best colors for California bungalows.

Burnett Neighborhood Library (April 29, 2pm)
Family Movie Fun Connection at Burnett Library.

For library locations, visit For more information, call (562) 570-7500.

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