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Billie Jean King Main Library

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200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

November 2019

Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas is a poetry storytelling event. Three celebrated poets from the greater Long Beach area will read poems and tell the stories of how they came to be, revealing the secrets of their inspiration to an intimate audience in the brand new Miller Room at the Billie Jean King Main Library. Presented by the Long Beach Public Library & Surprise the Line. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy this…

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March 2020

City of Long Beach 2020 Census Champions Training

March 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Join the City of Long Beach in getting everyone counted and become a 2020 Census Champion TODAY! What is a Census Champion? A Census Champion is a trusted and dedicated volunteer who will encourage fellow residents to complete the census. In this training, you’ll learn the: What: Census basics and key dates Why: The importance of ensuring a complete count of all residents How: You’ll be provided a Census-In-A-Box with FREE promotional materials and talking points to encourage your community…

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May 2022

CurioCity: STEAM and Beyond- Sculpting Clay Lanterns

May 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Explore the world of ceramics and create your own clay lantern In this workshop we will be creating lanterns from air dry clay. Participants will learn basic ceramic handbuilding techniques and use geometry to build candle holders. We will learn how to roll slabs of clay, decorate them through carving and painting, and assemble them to create a fully functional geometric lantern that students can take home. Gopi Shah is the Owner and Creative Director of Gopi Shah Ceramics, a…

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FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books

May 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Celebrate AAPI stories and culture at the first ever FAB LB – Festival of AAPI Books! About this event Meet local AAPI adult, teen, and children’s authors as they share their work through a series of readings and panel discussions. Join us for author talks and signings, kids’ activities, and cultural performances! Admission is FREE; registration encouraged. Copies of featured books available at the Bel Canto Books pop-up shop. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Long Beach’s own…

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June 2022

Letters To…

June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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You're Invited  Intertrend Communications and Make Noise Today invite you to “Letters To…” a one-of-a-kind art exhibition. To combat racism, we believe that change begins with YOUTH. The way in is through STORIES. Stories move hearts and change minds. With the “Letters To…” writing contest students nationwide wrote letters to themselves, family, teachers, mentors, peers, bullies, future children, etc., on the subject of race, ethnicity, and identity. They also shared words of gratitude, hope, and their personal journey and learnings.…

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February 2023

DIY Valentine’s

February 7, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Teens! Make your own Valentine's Day cards for that special someone!  We will provide materials and a sweet treat.  During this time of creativity, we will also screen: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and enjoy some snacks.

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Futa Toro West African Dance Troupe + Upcycled African Masks

February 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Experience a celebration of color, sound, movement, and spirit! Futa Toro transports you to a West African village where you can join in the festivities with call and response songs, claps, and dancing. Then turn cardboard into a one-of-a-kind African mask! Learn African motifs and their meaning as you style a cardboard mask to use as decoration or a gift.

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April 2023

Celebration of the Young Child

April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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The City of Long Beach will host its fifth annual “Celebration of the Young Child” event on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10AM to 2PM at the Billie Jean King Main Library and Lincoln Park. The Celebration is a free annual event to showcase vendors who provide services and resources for young children and their families and caregivers. All families are welcome to attend to learn about various available resources and engage in fun, family friendly entertainment. The Celebration will…

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May 2023

AAPI Student Scholarship Contest and Exhibition

May 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Please Join Us! Make Noise Today is thrilled to invite you to our student art exhibition and discussion panel event. We will kick off the event with a discussion panel featuring an expert in mental health care, Asian American youth, and parents. The panel will address the unique challenges that Asian American youth face in regards to mental health, and the importance of understanding cultural nuances in addressing these challenges. Followed by an exhibition showcasing works from Asian American youth…

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Bring The Noise: AAPI Student Art Exhibition Kickoff

May 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Korean Classical Music & Dance Company

May 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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A performance of ceremonial and social dances that are an integral part of Korean culture. Presented with generous support from Music Center LA’s Arts Grown LA Program. Hosted by Long Beach Public Library

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Make Your Own: Fortune Cookies

May 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Learn about the origins of fortune cookies, eat them, and make your own out of fabric. Hosted by Long Beach Public Library

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Make Your Own: Fortune Cookies

May 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Festival of AAPI Books (FAB)

May 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander stories and literature through interactive panel discussions featuring premier local AAPI children’s , teen, and adult authors. This free, day-long event includes book signings, cultural performances, and food & craft vendors. Books Available for purchase at event from Bel Canto Books. Registration encouraged: https://belcantobooks.net/fab-long-beach Hosted by Long Beach Public Library

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Embroidered Sushi: Crafting workshops with artist Stacy Wong

May 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Learn to embroider and make fun sushi pieces in a casual, casual atmosphere! Space is limited, registration encouraged via LBPL website calendar. Hosted by Long Beach Public Library

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Cambodian Community Equity Health Fair

May 20, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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June 2023

Pride Zines for Teens

June 7, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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The Passionate Pursuit of Angela Bowen

June 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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Dr. Jennifer Abod will discuss the life and contributions of Dr. Angela Bowen with the LGBTQIA+ community by screening her documentary titled, The Passionate Pursuit of Angela Bowen. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A following the film presentation and light refreshments will be served.

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July 2023

Long Beach Community Band

July 15, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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December 2023

Friends of Lincoln Park Meeting & Clean up

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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February 2024

Professional Artist Fellows | Open Conversations | Billie Jean King Library

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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March 2024

2023 Professional Artist Fellows

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Billie Jean King Main Library, 200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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