At 7 p.m. tonight, City Manager Dave Kiff will read books at a Pajama Storytime at the Central Library’s Storytime Room. “I picked some good animal books,” Kiff said in a memo. “That means sound effects. Good thing I grew up on a farm.”
On Wednesday, Corona del Mar’s City Councilwoman Nancy Gardner will read to preschool-age children at 10:30 a.m. at the Corona del Mar library branch on Marigold Avenue. And at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Corona del Mar branch, you can see live animals as part of a program called The Mighty Rainforest, with animals from the Wildlife Company.
Other events for kids include The Silly Science Show at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Newport Coast Community Center, Annie Banannie’s Reading Adventure Balloon Show at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Balboa branch, and Karen Rae Kraut’s presentation of “The Giant (Who Had No Heart in His Body)” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crean Mariners branch.
City Council member Don Webb will read to preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Crean Mariners branch, City Council Member Mike Henn will read to preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Balboa branch. At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, City Council member Steve Rosansky will read to toddlers at the Central Library, and at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, City Council member Ed Selich will read to preschoolers at the Central Library while City Council member Leslie Daigle reads to toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at Crean Mariners branch. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Webb again will read to preschoolers at the Central Library.
At 3 p.m. Thursday, the Central Library will hold a two-hour program called Crafts for Teens, aimed at students from seventh to twelfth grades.
For adults, the Central Library will host a career social networking program at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the training room, and at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, the library’s Foundation Book Discussion Group will meet in the Central Library’s Friends Room to talk about “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Central Library will host a seminar called “How to Buy on eBay.”
All these events are free, library officials said, based on first-come, first-served availability.
The library Foundation’s Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, featuring social and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. The Friday event costs $50 and the Saturday cost is $35. Tickets can be ordered online; for more information call (949) 548-2411.
For more information on Library Week, call (949) 717-3800, option 2, or visit the library website.