DIY Diamond Dotz Flower Mandala
Monday, July 18 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 | 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
DIY Studio

Create a shimmery flower mandala using Diamond Dotz Diamond Embroidery. Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided.
Registration required & begins Saturday, July 9. Attendance is limited to one session. Adults 18+.This event is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Photography Basics
Wednesday, July 27 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Go from basic to fantastic photos that you will be excited to share! Join Andres from Andres Deflin Photography to learn composition of photographs, lighting, how to escape Auto mode, and more!
This event is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


Genealogy Investigators
Thursdays: July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8,
September 22, October 13, October 27, November 10, December 8
6:00 – 7:30 pm
DIY Studio

Stumped and need genealogy assistance? Visit the library and get help with all your genealogy questions from our skilled volunteers. This program is provided in partnership with Genealogical Society of North Orange County.


Books and Biscotti
Saturday, July 30 | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
DIY Studio

Enjoy an afternoon biscotti and tea as we discuss the month’s chosen title. From classics to contemporary, enthusiastic readers will explore interesting topics and make new friends. This month we are reading: The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk W. Johnson.


Stitchin’ in the Stacks
Saturday, August 6
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Whether you’ve been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of needlecrafters in the Library’s DIY Studio. Drop-ins welcome. Ages 13+


Saxophone Exploration
Saturday, August 13 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Enjoy an afternoon of exhilarating tunes with professional saxophonist and Yorba Linda resident Rob Verdi. He will explore a variety of genres from big band swing to well-known pop tunes. It will be a swinging good time

Yarn Swap
Saturday, August 20 | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Library Community Room
Do you have a yarn stash that is languishing, unused and unappreciated? Then bring your unwanted yarn to our Yarn Swap! Rejuvenate your yarn collection, meet some wonderful people, or pick up some new yarn!

Grow It Now: Grow Food Anywhere
Wednesday, August 24 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Here, there, anywhere! Transform your garden with smart choices of veggies, herbs, and fruit. Learn about the many places available for growing food.

DIY Clothespin Organizer
Saturday, August 27 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Monday, August 29 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 31 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m
DIY Studio

Showcase photos or organize your notes with this surprisingly simple clothespin organizer. Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided.
Registration required & begins Saturday, August 13. Attendance is limited to one session. Adults 18+.

Meditation Mondays
Mondays | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
August 8, September 12, September 26, October 3, October 24
DIY Studio

Start your week more relaxed and focused with a heartfulness guided meditation session with Dr. Chavan.

Books and Biscotti
Saturdays | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
September 17, October 22, and December 10
DIY Studio

Enjoy biscotti and a hot beverage as we discuss the month’s chosen title. From classics to contemporary, enthusiastic readers will explore interesting topics and make new friends.
September 17 – Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
October 22 – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
December 10 – Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hal

DIY Paper Flowers
Wednesday, September 14 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday, September 19 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Learn how to create beautiful paper flowers and create a bouquet that will last year-round. Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided.
Registration required & begins Saturday, August 27. Attendance is limited to one session. Adults 18+.

Grow It Now: California Natives
Wednesday, September 21 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County to learn about selecting California Native plants that do well with little water and enhance your landscape with color, variety, and beauty.This program is presented in partnership with the UCCE Master Gardeners of OC.

Orange County History 101
Wednesday, September 28 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Interested in Orange County’s history, but don’t know where to start? Orange County historian Chris Jepsen presents a well-illustrated summary of our past 9,000 years: from stone tools to citrus to the Internet. Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Trick or Treat: Is This Book Sweet?
October 2022
Looking for a sweet treat this Halloween? Let the Library send you on a tantalizing reading adventure. We’ll connect Teens (13+) and Adults (18+) with a mysterious wrapped book. Discover a new author, genre, or series! Check it out, take it home, and give it a chance to make an impression.

DIY Halloween Felt
Wednesday, October 5 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 | 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Monday, October 10 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Create a spooky or not so spooky Halloween felty with no sewing required! Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided.
Registration required & begins Saturday, September 24. Attendance is limited to one session. Adults 18+.

Reverse Genealogy: Using Family History Skills to Find Living People
Thursday, October 6 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Genealogist Pat Williams will use case studies illustrating how to find living people. Her lively style will have you laughing while you learn!

DIY Stain Glass Décor
Monday, November 14 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 | 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
DIY Studio

Do you love stained glass art and want to learn how to make your own colorful fall décor with just some hot glue, plexiglass, and paint? Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided.
Registration required & begins Saturday, October 29. Attendance is limited to one session. Adults 18+.

Art Instruction: Brush Lettering
Saturday, December 3 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday, December 4 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Learn basic brush lettering strokes, along with tips and techniques to create your very own holiday card.
Registration required & begins Saturday, November 19. Attendance is limited to one session. Adults 18+.

DIY Gift It
Monday, December 12 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. or 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 | 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
DIY Studio

This year your gifts won’t be re-gifted! Get into the holiday gift giving spirit by creating an edible gift, ornament, and more to give to friends and family. Free supplies and written instructions will be provided.
Adults 18+. Registration required & begins Saturday, December 3. Attendance is limited to one session.


Teen Craft for a Cause: Veterans
Tuesday, June 21 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Teens, 13+, come down to the library to create thank you cards and crafts that will be delivered to veterans! We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Teen Book Talk
Tuesday, July 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 15 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 13 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Looking for your next read? Bring a favorite book you’ve read this month, chat it up, and exchange book recommendations with other teens. You may discover a new favorite author or book! Teens 13+.

Teen Paws for a Cause
Tuesday, July 26 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Paws for a cause! Make a difference and join us to make toys for furry friends in need. All toys made from the from the event will be donated to Long Beach Animal Care Services. Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Photography Basics
Wednesday, July 27 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Community Room

Go from basic to fantastic photos that you will be excited to share! Join Andres from Andres Deflin Photography to learn composition of photographs, lighting, how to escape Auto mode, and more!

Teen Anime Night
Tuesday, August 9 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Teens are invited to watch anime, work on a fun fandom-inspired craft, enjoy Japanese snacks, and enter a monthly raffle!

Teen Gaming Club
Tuesday, August 16 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Do you love indie board games? Are you looking for a tabletop RPG group to join? Need a space to polish up your chess skills? Look no further than the library’s new Teen Gaming Club! Join us for a fun and friendly night of all things analog gaming.

Teen Trivia Night
Tuesday, August 23 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Join us for a friendly game of trivia! Come with a team or join one here. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place teams, so bring your thinking caps.

Library for All
Thursday, September 8 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 6 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 3 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 1 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Teen Loft

Join us as we read together and create a fun eco-friendly craft with students from My Day Counts, a local organization supporting individuals with disabilities. This program is presented in partnership with My Day Counts and Republic Services. Ages 15+.

Teen Bullet Journal 101
Tuesday, September 20 | 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Start the school year on the right track! Finding a planner that works best for you is hard, but with a bullet journal you can customize it to fit your needs. Create your own monthly/weekly planner, lists, and more all in one notebook. Supplies, examples, and instruction will be provided to create your own personalized all-in-one organizer!

Teen 3D Canvas Art
Tuesday, September 27 | 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Teen Loft

Creating 3D art is easy and fun. Join us to make your own decorative art piece using everyday items! Supplies will be provided

Teen Back to School Snack N’ Study
Thursday, September 29 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DIY Studio

Need a space to meet with your friends to get back into school mode? Come on down to the library and enjoy a space of your own to snack and study.

Trick or Treat: Is This Book Sweet?
October 2022
Teen Loft

Looking for a sweet treat this Halloween? Let the Library send you on a tantalizing reading adventure. We’ll connect Teens (13+) and Adults (18+) with a mysterious wrapped book. Discover a new author, genre, or series! Check it out, take it home, and give it a chance to make an impression.

Teen Craft for a Cause: Halloween
Saturday, October 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Library Community Room

Teens (13+) are invited to decorate Halloween cards and spooky crafts that will be delivered to a local senior assisted living center. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Teen Craft for a Cause: Thanksgiving
Monday, October 17 | 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Teens (13+) are invited to decorate fun holiday cards and crafts that will be delivered to a local senior assisted living center. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Teen Halloween Rock Painting
Tuesday, October 18 | 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
DIY Studio

Come have a spooky good time! Paint rocks to create your own ghostly graveyard. Supplies, tips, and written instructions will be provided to help you create a haunting scene.

Teen Snack N’ Study
Thursday, December 15 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Need a space to meet with your friends to study and relax? Come on down to the library and enjoy a space of your own to snack and study. Did we mention we have snacks?

Teen Craft for a Cause: Happy Holidays
Saturday, December 17 | 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

Teens (13+) are invited to decorate festive holiday cards and crafts that will be delivered to a local senior assisted living center. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! Students may receive school community service credit; please bring your school form.

Teen Holiday Cookie Decorating
Tuesday December 13 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Library Community Room

Join teens for some holiday cheer and decorate festive holiday cookies. Frosting, candy, and supplies will be provided. So, bring your creativity!