Library Offers Storytime, Intro to VR and Adult Painting

The Palisades Library at 861 Alma Real has resumed full-time programming and there are opportunities on January 4, 7, 10 and 14, for toddlers, teens and adults. (310) 459-2754.


The next Baby and Toddler Storytime is 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4. Lap-sit (or not!) story time is for babies and toddlers, ages 36 months and younger and a grown-up (one child, one lap). Due to the structure of this program, participants are asked to be on time.


This exciting introduction to virtual reality (VR) technology for teens will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 7. This program will allow youth to experiment with VR cameras to find unique ways to tell stories and share their reality.

Teens will learn how to create virtual reality experiences with a 360 camera and will be instructed on the resources they can use to do simple edits and share their work on social media platforms.


Ina Buckner-Barnette will be featured at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 with Sunshine Storytime. The program is for children of all ages, and all are invited to listen to Buckner-Barnette as she puts rhythm and movement with her songs and stories.


Award-winning artist Martha Meade will teach a painting class.

Well-known and well-respected Palisades artist Martha Meade will hold a painting class for adults at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 14.

Attendees will be painting with acrylics on canvas and producing a “masterpiece” that each person will be able to take home and hang on a wall.

Meade, who has done numerous murals, is a painter who works primarily in oils on canvas. She graduated from Wesleyan University with high honors and has continued her art education at Otis. She is a long-time resident of Pacific Palisades and a member of the Pacific Palisades Art Association. To see more of Meade’s work, visit: or her Facebook page: Martha Meade Art.

Space is limited for the January 14 class and participants must RSVP to or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve a sport.

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