Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Librarypalooza! Los Angeles Public Library: Los Feliz Branch

A view of the moon from a wintry clearing? Try again. How's about the domed ceiling of the "Storytime Room" at the Los Feliz Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library? (If someone has a better picture depicting the bare branches that encircle this space, please link away. My camera hasn't the lenses to capture the full effect.)

This room is all about roundness. With a window like this, why not pull out a submarine picture book and imagine away!

The size of this library's menagerie almost matches that of the L.A. Zoo, which is just a short trip away across Griffith Park. Spend a morning at the Zoo and come here to read more about your favorite animals in the afternoon.

You don't have to trek through the L.A. Zoo's Botanical Gardens to enjoy Mother Nature. Relax outside the Los Feliz Branch Library in the company of some architecturally-pleasing plants. I'm a sucker for succulents!

This may be a small library, but it's bustling with activity. Take the kids here for LACMA-run art classes, Mother Daughter Book Club, Boys' Book Club, Baby Mother Goose Storytime, Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Teen Anime Club, or Teen Book Club.
Adults can choose from the Book Club, Book Gossip, Chess Club, Scrabble Club, Quilting Circle, Architecture & Beyond, and the Family Art Class.
You get the idea. This is a vibrant book-loving community. What are you waiting for? Come on by and see what's happening.

5 comments:

Marcia said...

What a great library! Libraries are so full of life today.

Candace Ryan said...

Hey Marcia,

You said it!

Eva M said...

If you go back to Los Feliz, say hi to Children's Librarian Ms. Maddy for me! (I used to be her boss - she rocks)

Candace Ryan said...

Hi Eva,

We'll do! I saw her at the LACMA art class on Monday. She made cupcakes for the kids and seemed like a real sweetheart.

I'll be sure to introduce myself and pass along your hello at the next art class!

Eva M said...

Thanks! :-)