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Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library

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4504 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Phone:
(323) 234-9106
Fax:
(323) 231-4291
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Librarian:
Alberto Alvarez, Senior Librarian
Upcoming Events at Vernon - Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library
July 27, 2016 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Learn the English and civics you need to pass the test and become a United States citizen. FREEAprende el inglés, historia, y cívica que...
July 28, 2016 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  Chef Reme is here to lead healthy cooking and teach variety of tasty soup receipts. 
July 28, 2016 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Programa Educativo de Nutricion- Domine como leer las etiquetas de información nutricional para convertirse en su propio experto
July 28, 2016 5:30PM to August 18, 2016 5:30PM
The Pompea Smith Good Cooking/Buena Cocina program is a nutrition education program sponsored by the Sustainable Economic Enterprises of...
July 29, 2016 4:00PM to 5:00PM
 Come share the joy of reading with LAPD officers. 
August 1, 2016 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Minecrafters join us! LA Makerspace will provide 15 laptops and a Minecraft server for teens to learn the cooperative game Minecraft. This...
August 2, 2016 2:00PM
Join the Summer Reading Program and earn prizes for reading books. Ask at the Information desk to receive your game card and bag. Each...

Ongoing Events

Student Lunch - Please visit the Vernon Branch for free lunch and a program Monday-Friday from June 13-August 5, 2016. Food will be served from 12:30-1:30 p.m. to ages 4 to 18 years. Programming follows lunch and includes movies, games, storytime, activities, and crafts. Free and open to the public.
Almuerzo GRATIS para niños y adolescentes de 4 a 18 años. De lunes a viernes a partir del 13 de junio hasta el 5 de agosto, de 12:30 a 1:30 p.m.

Computer Comfort - Beginning, hands-on training on how to use the mouse and keyboard. No computer experience necessary.  Wednesdays  4:00-5:00 p.m

STAR - Children may come listen to stories or read to our volunteers.

Star Reader Janice - Mondays 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Star Reader Miss Peggy - Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Also, LAPD Officers read to children on Fridays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

 

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