At the Library June 17 through 21



All activities take place at the Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real. The events are free and the public welcome.


The Mysterious book club will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn. The story centers around four women friends who in their early careers spent lives as deadly assassins in a clandestine international organization. Now that they are 60, they just can’t seem to retire. “It’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller. New members are always welcome. Come even if you haven’t read the book—you’ll meet the group and know the book next time.

Teens are welcome to come for a zine workshop and karaoke session from 3 to 5 p.m. This is leading up to the L.A. Zine Festival.



Learn to make Vietnamese Spring Rolls at 1 p.m. as part of the library’s Summer Reading Challenge.  Vietnamese Spring Rolls are served cold (not fried) and filled with fresh, crunchy vegetables, herbs, and rice noodles and wrapped in rice paper with tangy-sweet dipping sauce. Join Emmy Lam and learn how to make this yummy and healthy food. Space is limited. Please RSVP to to save your spot.

Come to family story time at 4 p.m. and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes: building reading skills while having fun. Suggested for ages 3 and up.



Learn to play bridge or just learn to play smarter at 12:30 p.m. Teacher Sherry is there for everyone from rank beginners to people who want to improve to social bridge players to even non-partner duplicate bridge people who want to improve, social bridge players, even non-partner duplicate bridge. There will be tables for people at all levels and the teacher will answer questions and provide help.  (Editor’s note: Slowly, bit by bit, this editor, who has never played bridge before is starting to understand the game after going for three Fridays. The teacher is patient, smart and great at dealing with all levels of card-players.)


Children, teens and adults can all participate in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which runs from June 10 to August 10 and is for all ages. The theme this year is L.A. Dreaming. One can sign-up online at or register in person at the Reference Desk at the library. All participants receive a canvas library tote bag and a free book, while supplies last.


Reminder, the annual summer youth writing contest is underway. Your child has more than two months to take an hour somewhere in his/her schedule to write a two-page story. All entries, which can be any literary style, must be submitted by September 3, 2024.

This contest is open for grades one through 12, and the top three winners in each category receive gift certificates to Diesel Books (first place $100, second place $75 and third place $50). There will be an awards ceremony on October 9 at 4 p.m.

The theme this year is: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To

For additional rules and how to enter  click here.

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