Laguna Beach Library’s February events

Laguna Beach Library will host a host of fun events throughout February. All programs are free, graciously funded by Friends of The Laguna Beach Library. Laguna Beach Library’s February Events:

Saturdays, Feb. 21 and 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Children’s Craft Open House. Get creative. Let your imagination run wild. Children 12 to years and under are encouraged to come to the library Saturdays, during the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make fun and creative seasonal projects. Adult supervision is recommended. 

Saturdays Feb. 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Poetry Workshop. Participants should bring 10 copies of a poem they wish to have read and work to 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 to this is not a workshop for beginners. Meets in the Community Room. Contact John Gardiner at 715-7507 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Toastmasters Open House Meeting. Come learn about the benefits of being a member of toastmasters and how you can enhance your public speaking and leadership skills. Meets in the Community Room. For more information contact the library or inquire at the Information Desk.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 3:30 p.m., B.A.R.K. Read to a Dog Program. Do your kids love to read aloud, or just need to practice their reading skills? Come meet Venus and her owner, Theresa, from Beach Animals Read to Kids (B.A.R.K.). Children can read to a certified therapy dog, eager to listen and love. Aaarf. Sign up at the Children’s Desk. Drop to ins welcome too.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Early Literacy Children’s Storytime. This program is designed for toddlers and preschoolers with adult participation. Our Early Literacy Storytime models the five skills that are crucial for every child to become ready to read when they enter Kindergarten: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing. We include stories, fingerplays, songs, movement, and playful activities. Free. No preregistration required. 

Thursday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Peapod Academy Children’s Storytime. The Peapod Academy has space for a few new cadets. Join some of the cutest babies in town and the adults of their choice at the Library. Little peas will enjoy songs, finger plays, board books, and other cadets. Get to know others and help your baby learn pre to reading skills. Free. No registration required.  

Thursday, Feb. 26, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Persian Language Tutoring. Free Persian language tutoring for youth ages 5 to 8. Meets in the Community Room. For more information contact the library or inquire at the Information Desk.   

Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Time Management Workshop “Making Time.” Join Thilde Peterson from Whole Self Living for a free workshop. Learn about time and productivity management. Preregister by phone or at the Adult Information Desk. Meets in the Community Room.

Laguna Beach Library regular hours are Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays and holidays, Thursday, Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Birthday and Monday, Feb. 16, Presidents Day. 

Laguna Beach Library is at 363 Glenneyre St. For information, call 497-1733.