Ice cream social, garden party at Wilshire

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

WILSHIRE LIBRARY sports new plants after its makeover.

Enjoy ice cream and celebrate the revitalization of the Wilshire Library garden at 149 N. St. Andrews Pl., Sat., Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.

To thank the volunteers and donors who helped refurbish the garden, the Friends of the Wilshire Library (FOWL) is having a garden party and ice cream social in the library’s garden.

A generous donation of $1,000 by the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society made the renovation feasible.

Other library news …

Tai chi, tango memoir author at Memorial Library

Hear an author talk by a world-traveled dance instructor and stretch into yoga and tai chi at Memorial Library, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd.

Hear tango instructor Cherie Magnus, author of “The Church of Tango” and “Arabesque,” speak on her experiences as a dancer both in Los Angeles and abroad Wed., Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. The talk will cover her books and self-publishing, as well as her life in France, Mexico and Argentina. Cherie was also a dance research librarian at the Los Angeles Central Library and a dance critic for local newspapers.

Stretch with yoga, or learn the graceful exercise of tai chi on Fridays at 10 a.m. Bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The free class is sponsored by Body & Brain.

For more information, call 323-938-2732, or visit

Free yoga classes at Fairfax Library

Adults and kids can learn how to stretch their bodies at free yoga classes at Fairfax branch library, 161 S. Gardner St.

Certified yoga instructor Janelle Moore leads a yoga class for adults Sat., Aug. 18 at 11 a.m.

Moore leads another class for kids and adults alike Sat., Aug. 25 at 11 a.m.

Yoga mats are limited, first come first serve, so bring your own yoga mat if you have one.

For more information, call 323-936-6191.

Art of paper folding at Fremont

Learn the art of origami (ori means to fold, gami means paper) at John C. Fremont Library, 6121 Melrose Ave., Tues., Aug.14, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Master Folder Travis Taft teaches the skill to all ages seven years old and above. The craft, which has roots in Europe as well as Japan, is also one of many types of art therapy.

Call 323-962-3521, or visit


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