Free events mark library celebration

DOWNEY - The Downey City Library will celebrate National Library Week with a variety of free events sponsored by Friends of the Downey City Library.Established in 1958 by the American Library Association, the celebration is observed by libraries across the country each April. "National Library Week celebrates the value of books, reading and libraries," said City Librarian Nancy Messineo. "Now is the perfect time to enrich your life by attending our programs." Monday, April 20 7 p.m.: "Margaret Read MacDonald Storytelling Workshop for Adults," City Hall Council Chambers. 7 p.m.: "An Evening with Author Graciela Limon," Cormack Room. Tuesday, April 21 10:30 a.m.: "Preschool Storytime with Mayor Pro Tem Anne Bayer," ages 3-5, Cormack Room. 7 p.m.: "Story Plays for Children with Margaret Read MacDonald," ages 3-12, Cormack Room. Wednesday, April 22 10:30 a.m.: "Bilingual Storytime in Spanish & English," ages 3-5, Cormack Room. Thursday, April 23 3:30 p.m.: "Teen Open Mic and Poetry Slam," ages 13-19, Cormack Room 7 p.m.: "Alina Mendez and the Fiesta Dancers," ages 3-12, Cormack Room. Saturday, April 25 8 a.m.: "Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Bus Trip to UCLA," call for reservations. For more information on any of these events, call the library at (562) 904-7360, ext. 3.

********** Published: April 17, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 52