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El dia de los ninos ~ El dia de los libros - Children's Day ~ Book Day - April 30

LA County Library celebrates children, families and reading on April 30, 2018. Join us at the Library during April and May to celebrate children and books! All events are free.

Children's Day/ Book Day originated from the efforts of children's author Pat Mora who was influenced by the annual Mexican tradition of El día de los niños.

Upcoming Events

Date Event

Monday, April 23,
3:00 PM

Quartz Hill Library

Dia De Los Ninos

Join us in celebrating Dia De Los Ninos, the day of the children! Make a friendship bracelet inspired by indegenous traditions from Central and South America. All materials will be provided by the library, while supplies last. For ages 10 and up. 

Monday, April 23,
4:30 PM

Lancaster Library

Migrating Monarch Butterflies
It's time to celebrate Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros/ Children's Day, Book Day with us! Join us for a fun afternoon while we read books about the monarch butterfly and learn about their long migration. Following this will be a butterfly art activity and the opportunity to put your mark on our "Map of Migration" sharing with us where your family originally comes from.
Ages 5-12 
All materials will be supplied.

Tuesday, April 24,
7:00 PM

Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Dia de los Ninos Family Storytime with author/illustrator Sunny Seki

Join us for a special Family Storytime with author and illustrator Sunny Seki.  Experience the retelling of The Tale of the Lucky Cat, a famous Japanese folk tale about positive values, love, and kindness.  Learn about the importance of cats in Japanese culture and view Sunny's collection of wooden folk art toys!  

Wednesday, April 25,
3:30 PM

Cudahy Library

El día de los niños / El día de los libros with Michael McCarty

In celebration of El día de los niños/ El día de los libros (Children's Day/ Book Day), storyteller Michael McCarty will delight us with folktales from around the world! Join us afterwards for an art activity and free book giveaway!

All ages, but most appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, April 25,
3:30 PM

South El Monte Library

Multicultural Family Concert

Join us in celebrating Dia De Los Ninos with children's songwriter Nathalia Palis during this Multicultural Family Concert, as she engages families in an interactive, bilingual musical performance.  All children in attendance will receive a free paperback book, while supplies last.

Wednesday, April 25,
4:00 PM

City Terrace Library

El día de los niños/ El día de los libros

dia de los ninosCelebrate Day of the children / Day of the books with Latino folktales by We Tell Stories. The show will be followed by Face Painting and multicultural art activities.  All children will receive a free book for attending.  

For all ages but most appropriate for ages 5-12.

Wednesday, April 25,
4:00 PM

San Fernando Library

Multicultural Fantasy World

Flights of fantasy performers In celebration of International Children's Day, join us as we bring you tales from around the world. The Flights of Fantasy Story Theater will perform fables and folk tales sure to transport us into mythical lands across continents.

Most suitable for children ages 4 - 12.

Wednesday, April 25,
4:00 PM

South Whittier Library

Día de los Niños: One World Rhythm

Dia de los ninos We are celebrating Día de los Niños, Day of the Children, with a fun and interactive performance by One World Rhythm. We will learn all about rhythm and drumming. We will also celebrate with a book giveaway. Each child in attendance will receive one free book while supplies last. Join us for this free and fun event.

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Thursday, April 26,
3:30 PM

Anthony Quinn Library

Dia De Los Ninos, Dia De Los Libros with Annie Banannie

balloon

Come celebrate El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros/Children's Day, Book Day with us! Meet balloon storyteller Annie Banannie and enjoy listening to her stories as she creates balloon masterpieces. Following the show, we will have a book giveaway and an art activity for you to complete. For children ages 3 -17 

Thursday, April 26,
4:00 PM

East Rancho Dominguez Library

Dia de los ninos, Dia de los libros

Join us for a special storytime and art activity in celebration of Dìa de los niños/Dìa de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). We will read stories showcasing different cultures from around the world. Each child in attendance will receive on free book.*

For children of all ages

*While supplies last

Thursday, April 26,
4:00 PM

Rosemead Library

Fiesta in Mexico
Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Ninos, with beautiful authentic costumes and music from Mexico.  
 
For ages:  5 years old -adult

Saturday, April 28,
12:00 PM

Lake Los Angeles Library

Dia de los Ninos

Join us for a family celebration of children and books featuring a Comedy Juggling Show performed by David Cousin at 1:00 PM and Airbrush Face Painting by Full Spectrum at 2:00 PM.

Co-sponsored by the Lake LA Friends of the Library

Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be available at the program.

For the whole family! Children age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, April 28,
1:00 PM

Claremont Library

Friends of the Claremont Library Children's Book Festival

Children and families are invited to the 7th Annual Friends of the Claremont Library Children's Book Festival, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA.  The afternoon will be fun-filled, with storytelling, singing and dancing, and hands-on art activities!  Each child will recieve a free book, as supplies last. 

Saturday, April 28,
2:00 PM

Bell Gardens Library

El día de los niños / El día de los libros

PerformersJoin us for a special magic show featuring magicians Rafael and Katia in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros. Rafael and Katia will impress you with their innovative show and you'll take home a free library giveaway!

For children ages 4-12 and their families.

*Giveaways are on a first-come, first served basis.

*Parents: Please be aware that food may be served at this program. A list of ingredients will be available.

Saturday, April 28,
2:00 PM

El Monte Library

Día de los niños with Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman!

bear and lion puppetsCome join the El Monte Library in celebrating Children's Day / Día de los niños ! Ventriloquist Joe Gandelman--and his custom made puppets--will entertain with a multicultural show.  We will  also offer a multicultural art activity.  Free book giveaways will be available while supplies lasts.

For children ages 4-12

Saturday, April 28,
2:00 PM

La Verne Library

Ballet Folklorico

Come celebrate Dia de los Ninos by learning about the 3 geographic areas of Mexico and their influences on Mexican folk music & dance. 

Saturday, April 28,
2:00 PM

View Park Bebe Moore Campbell Library

Children's Book Day!

Join us for a celebration of children and books at our Día de los niños/ Día de los libros Children’s Book Day! Local children’s book authors will share their books and what inspired them to write. Then we will have family activities including art and games.

Saturday, April 28,
2:00 PM

West Covina Library

A Feast From the East

Join us for an engaging children's theater program where kids will learn about cultures of Asia and the Middle East through lively dramatic storytelling including costumes, props and lots of audience participation!  This program is held in honor of Día de los Niños or Children's Day, a celebration of children, books and culture.

Each child in attendance will receive a free book while supplies last!

This program is designed for children ages 5 to 12 and their caregivers.  Young children will need a caregiver's active participation.

Saturday, April 28,
3:00 PM

Hawaiian Gardens Library

¡Día de los niños! ¡Día de los libros!
Celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros with a special art activity. Children and teens will go home with a FREE book*. For ages 4-17; families welcome! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. *While supplies last.
 
Celebre el Día de los niños/Día de los libros con una actividad de arte especial. Los niños y adolescentes irán a casa con un libro GRATIS*. Para las edades 4-17; familias bienvenidas! Los niños menores de 12 años deben estar acompañados por un adulto. *Mientras duren las existencias.

Saturday, April 28,
3:00 PM

Norwood Library

Family Program: John Abram's Animal Magic
Spring into wild adventures full of comedy, music and magic.
 
For children ages 4+ and their families.

Saturday, April 28,
3:00 PM

Rosemead Library

El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros: Day of the Children

Commonly known as Dia, this event will celebrate children, families and reading.  The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.  We will be making a mariposa (butterfly) to celebrate this event.  For ages 5-14.

Monday, April 30,
3:00 PM

Huntington Park Library

Children's Day / Book Day

Children's DayAll ages are invited to this annual celebration of children, of families, and of reading. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds through book readings, art activities, and book giveaways for children.

*Books are given away on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.

Monday, April 30,
3:00 PM

San Dimas Library

Día de los niños Storytime

Join us for a special multicultural storytime with stories from around the world. An art activity will follow. All children who attend will receive a free book, while supplies last.

Monday, April 30,
5:00 PM

Chet Holifield Library

El Dia de los Niños

We'll be celebrating with stories, book giveaway, face painting and an art activity.

Tuesday, May 1,
3:30 PM

La Canada Flintridge Library

Día de los Niños Kids Music Show

Join us for an afternoon music program in celebration of Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros, an annual celebration of children and books. This year, Craig Newton will lead us on an exploration of America's multicultural music. Children attending the program will receive a book, while supplies last.

This designed for children, ages 5-12 years, although all are welcome.

Tuesday, May 1,
3:30 PM

Willowbrook Library

Let Them Eat Books

We Tell Stories is a  community of multi-ethnic artists who combine storytelling with audience participatory theatre.  They will be performing "Let Them Eat Books" which focuses on children's classic literature.  For more information visit: www.wetellstories.org.
For children 4 - 10 and their caregivers.

Tuesday, May 1,
4:00 PM

Littlerock Library

Dia de Los Ninos Storytime & Art Activity

Kids of all ages, come to the Littlerock Library’s Dia de Los Ninos Storytime & Art Activity on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 4 pm.  Create an Origami Crane inspired by Japanese culture. Alternate art supplies will be provided for the younger children. Registration is required. 

Tuesday, May 1,
4:00 PM

Los Nietos Library

The Magic of Rafael & Katia

Come celebrate Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros with us and enjoy a wonderful show, The Magic of Rafael & Katia. Not only will there be amazing magic, but also music, comedy, audience participation, and lots more! Children will also receive a free book in honor of Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros.

Appropriate for ages 4 and up.

Wednesday, May 2,
3:30 PM

La Crescenta Library

Khamsa Art & Stories
 
Celebrate Día de los Niños with African stories! Then create your own Khamsa art project to take home. 

For kids ages 4 to 12.

Wednesday, May 2,
4:00 PM

Norwalk Library

Día de los Niños: Ballet Folklorico

ballet folkloricoWe are celebrating Día de los Niños, Day of the Children, with a fun ballet folklorico performance by Tierra Blanca Arts Center. We will also celebrate with a book giveaway. Each child in attendance will receive one free book while supplies last. Join us for this free and fun event. Art activity to follow.

For children of all ages and their caregivers.

Thursday, May 3,
3:45 PM

Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Kids' Club: Marionettes on Parade
marionettesA colorful, interactive, child friendly marionette show. Set to lively and passionate Mariachi and South American music. This multicultural bilingual show teaches children common Spanish words while learning about the traditions of Latin America. 

All ages 

Thursday, May 3,
4:00 PM

Compton Library

Danza Azteca

Spend a delightful afternoon learning about the proud traditions of the Aztec people through music, stories and dance.

Danza Azteca Xochipilli performs in indigenous costumes and play authentic wind and percussion instruments.

This bilingual program is free and appropriate for the whole family.

For all ages.

Thursday, May 3,
4:00 PM

Lynwood Library

Día de los Niños

Join us for fun stories and a special art activity to celebrate Día de los Niños!

Friday, May 4,
3:30 PM

Hermosa Beach Library

Storytelling with Barbara Wong: Tales of Asia and the Pacific Islands

Come celebrate Dia de los Ninos & Asian American and Pacific Islander Heratiage Month with the Hermosa Beach Library! Listen to storyteller Barbara Wong as she shares folktales from China and Hawaii. For children and families.

Saturday, May 5,
1:00 PM

Leland R. Weaver Library

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Dance

Four dancers in colorful costume will be presenting an international dance show.  Highlighting the Cinco de Mayo theme, several Mexican dances will be performed and explained.  In honor of Dia de los Ninos, every child will receive a free book!

All ages welcome!

Saturday, May 5,
2:00 PM

Artesia Library

Dia De Los Ninos

Join us for a family storytime and art activity to celebrate Dia De Los Ninos! Participants will create their own khamsa, a good luck symbol from Morocco and Northern Africa.

For children ages 5 and up and their caretakers.

Saturday, May 5,
2:00 PM

Duarte Library

Día de los Niños Celebration!
Celebrate Children's Day / Día de los Niños with us! We will be sharing multicultural stories and creating multicultural art.  
 
PARENTS:  Please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be made available the program.

This event is for children of all ages!

Saturday, May 5,
2:00 PM

La Mirada Library

Dia de los ninos Storytime

DiaDia de los Ninos is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to link children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures. 

Join us as we celebrate Dia with a storytime and special art activity. All children in attendance will receive a free book!

Children 4+ accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome.

Tuesday, May 8,
4:00 PM

Castaic Library

Día de los niños ~ Día de los libros
Dia!Celebrate Día! with STEAM projects, wheel of reading game, international art activities banderos & origami, and book giveaway!
 
Ages 5 - 12. 

Tuesday, May 8,
4:00 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Fiesta in Mexico

Celebrate Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros as Alina Mendez takes us on a journey through Mexico with dance, songs, and stories.

Every child will receive a book as supplies last.

For ages 4 and up.

Tuesday, May 8,
4:00 PM

Maywood Cesar Chavez Library

Dia de los Ninos

Please join us for our annual celebration of children, families and reading.  We will start with an art activity and Loteria, followed by a book giveaway.

Wednesday, May 9,
3:30 PM

Lawndale Library

International Folktales with Storyteller Michael McCarty

Michael McCartyTo celebrate Día de los niños/Día de los libros we will have multicultural storyteller Michael McCarty share stories from around the world! Following the program, we will have a book giveaway for children, while supplies last. 

For children of all ages and their families. 

Saturday, May 12,
1:00 PM

Lomita Library

Make Your Own Pinata!

dia

Join us at the library to make your very own piñata to celebrate Día De Los Niños ~ Día De Los Libros!!  

Día De Los Niños ~ Día De Los Libros (Children's Book Day) is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to link children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.

Children who attend will receive a free book while supplies last.

For children ages 7-12.

Monday, May 14,
4:00 PM

Acton Agua Dulce Library

Family Storytelling

El Día de los Niños promotes literacy for all children. Join us in celebrating with a family storytelling program.  We will read books, share stories, and create art to encourage a love of reading in young children. This program is for families of all ages.

Monday, May 14,
4:00 PM

Sunkist Library

Stories of the World - Cuentos del Mundo

Join us in celebrating Día with a special story time. Storyteller, Barbara Wong will tell stories celebrating cultures from around the world including a bilingual story told in English and Spanish

Saturday, May 19,
11:00 AM

George Nye Jr. Library

Family Reading Festival

Come celebrate Dia de los Ninos with the annual Family Reading Festival at the George Nye Library!  This an outdoor event in the park featuring pony rides, games, magic show, face painting, balloon twisting, art activity and fishing hole.  Free book for each child while supplies last!  Have a fun family day in the park!

Past Events

Date Event

Saturday, April 7

Diamond Bar Library

Children's Day/ Día de los Niños Celebration
Children's Day/  Día de los Niños Celebration Join us for a Children's Day/ Día de los Niños celebration with cultures from around the world! We will have books, games and art activities from different parts of the world. Come share the fun and explore the diversity.  
 
Registration is required and will begin on March 24, 2018 at the Information Desk.

For children ages 5-11

Saturday, April 14

Montebello Library

El día de los niños / El día de los libros: Printmaking

Join us for a special celebration in honor of El día de los niños / El día de los libros.
We will share books about folk tales and folk traditions from around the world.

A special guest instructor from Barnsdall Arts will lead a printmaking art session with a variety of international motifs. Children will choose designs and colors to make cards to take home. All the children attending will receive a free book!

For ages 4 & up.

Tuesday, April 17

Topanga Library

Stories of the Family / Cuentos de la Familia
Dia de los Ninos logoLatino folktales come to life in this special showcase from children's storytelling company, We Tell Stories! Join us with your little one to celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros at the library!
 
Ages 4-11.

Tuesday, April 17

Alondra Library

Storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette

Celebrate Día de los niños with an amazing storyteller, Ina Buckner-Barnette. After the stories, families are welcome to create a self-portrait that will help raise funds for a good cause.

For all ages, but most suitable for ages 5 and up.

Tuesday, April 17

Hacienda Heights Library

Family Storytime: Dia de Los Ninos Celebration
Día de Los Niños/Día de Los Libros is an event that honors both books and children. To celebrate, we will be presenting a special English/Mandarin bilingual storytime.  All children who attend will receive a free book to take home while supplies last! 
Ages 4 and up.
 
*Parents: Please be aware that refreshments will be served at this program.  A list of ingredients will be available at the program.
  
NOTE: Due to space limitations, this storytime requires a ticket for entrance.
Tickets are free, and will be given out in the library 30 minutes before the program starts, while they last. 

Wednesday, April 18

Baldwin Park Library

Dia de los Ninos Family Storytime

Join us for a Día de los niños Family Storytime.  We will have stories and a special art activity.

Wednesday, April 18

Hawthorne Library

India: Rangoli Art

Join us in a 90 minute workshop as we create beautiful Rangoli Art using pastel colors with the help of a Barnsdall Arts instructor.

**All supplies provided by Barnsdall Arts.

Families welcome.

Thursday, April 19

Malibu Library

Bilingual Family Concert: Nathalia

NathliaJoin children's singer-songwriter Nathalia in a fun bilingual and interactive performance.  

For children ages 5-11 and their families.

Thursday, April 19

Stevenson Ranch Library

Dia De Los Ninos Children's Day

El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros Children's Day/Book Day, commonly known as Dia, emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In celebration, we will have art making and a book giveaway!

Refreshments will be served. A list of ingredients will be provided.

Space is Limited. Please sign-up at the circulation desk or by calling the library 661-255-2707. All materials will be provided.

Ages 3-12 with adult caregiver.

Saturday, April 21

Bell Library

Cuentos del Mundo with Barbara Wong
Celebrate el día de los niños/El día de los libros with us. Come hear stories about El Cucuy (the Latino Boogey Man), Señorita Mon (Miss Monkey), Juan Bobo (Silly Jack) & other tales from Latin America for the whole family! All children in attendance will receive a free book.
 
For children ages 5-12 years old and their families.

Saturday, April 21

East Rancho Dominguez Library

Mariachi Arriba Jalisco!

Mariachi Arriba JaliscoEnjoy an afternoon of music and learn about the instruments and tradition of mariachi music! 

Saturday, April 21

El Camino Real Library

Día de los Niños Celebration // Celebración del Día de los Niños

Children silhouetteIn celebration of Día de los Niños, you are invited to share and explore cultures through art.  You will use chalk to draw murals, paint self portraits, and make ethnic art activities from around the world.

Ages 5 - 11

En celebración del Día de los Niños, están invitados a compartir y explorar culturas a través del arte. Los niños usarán tiza para dibujar murales, pintar autorretratos y harán actividades de arte étnico de todo el mundo.

Para niños edades 5 a 11 años.

Saturday, April 21

Florence Library

Día de los Niños Popotillo Art Program
PopotilloCelebrate Día de los Niños by making folk art with Francisco Fraide! Children will also receive free books while supplies last!
 
Recommended for ages 5 and up, but younger children are welcome with adult supervision.

Saturday, April 21

San Gabriel Library

Día de los niños / Día de los libros with Storyteller Antonio Sacre

Antonio Sacre, well-known author of many popular children's books including The Barking Mouse, A Mango in the Hand, and La Noche Buena, is visiting the San Gabriel Library to celebrate El dia de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)! Come and enjoy Mr. Sacre's world famous storytelling followed by an art activity and book giveaway (while supplies last).

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Storytelling and Art

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Book Giveaway

For all ages, but most suitable for ages 3-18.

Saturday, April 21

Walnut Library

Annie Banannie Balloon Storyteller
Annie Banannie  Balloon StorytellerBuild a Story with Annie Banannie! Building a story is easy and fun if you have the right tools. Using Annie Banannie's Balloon Story Designer, we'll build a hilarious story, right there during the show! Don't miss the giant balloon finale!
 
For children ages 3-12 and their families

Saturday, April 21

Westlake Village Library

Celebrate the Day of the Child - Make Chinese Lanterns!

In celebration of the Day of the Child, children can make their own Chinese paper lanterns!  All supplies will be provided, for ages 5-12 years.  Participants will receive a free book.

Saturday, April 21

Wiseburn Library

Dia de los Ninos with Nathalia
Dia de los Ninos
Celebrate Día de los Niños with special guest Nathalia! Join us for a Bilingual Music program, performed by Nathalia Palis. Dance and sing along in this fun, interactive music show that will have families singing, dancing, and even learning a little Spanish! 
 
Children and teens will go home with a FREE book*. For ages 4-17; families welcome! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. *While supplies last. 

Saturday, April 21

Norwood Library

Family Program: Auntie Kayte

Stories for everyone in celebration of National Library Week and Día de los Niños/Día de los libros=Children's Day/Book Day. An art activity follows with a free gift for each child! While supplies last.