Pacific Palisades Library Programing: Eclipse and Painting and Play

Annular Solar Eclipse



On Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. come to the Palisades Library parking lot, 861 Alma Real, to view an annular eclipse. An annular eclipse happens when the Moon is lined up with the Earth and the Sun, but because of the Moon’s position, it does not entirely cover the Sun. This creates a “ring of fire” effect in the sky. Free solar eclipse glasses will be given out while supplies last. The maximum eclipse will occur at about 9:24 a.m. in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles will only be able to see about 78 percent of the eclipse, but the library will show the NASA feed from the areas where the eclipse is at 100 percent.


Artist Martha Meade will teach a painting class at the library.

If you have ever wanted to try painting, there is an opportunity from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21. Artist Martha Mead will instruct those who register how to paint with acrylics on canvas. Each student will be able to bring home a painting. If you came to a prior class, you’re invited to register again, the content will be different, but priority will be given to people who have never taken this class before.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing or stop by the Reference Desk to reserve your place. This program was made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Palisades Branch Library.

Meade said that the wonderful thing about a class, such as this one, is that though everyone is working towards the same image, “everyone’s painting is different, and each person has his/her own style.

“We’ll be working with acrylics and all materials will be provided for you,” Meade said. “Be sure to wear something you wouldn’t mind getting paint on.”

“I do hope you can join us!” said Meade, a long-time resident and a Pacific Palisades-based painter who works primarily in oils on canvas. She is also a member of the Pacific Palisades Art Association. To see more of her work, visit:


Ever wondered how a director works with actors to bring a finished play to the stage? Towards Zero director Hahnah Jackson will work with actors at the Palisades Library. Those who attend will see how a scene is put together in real-time and also get a taste of Agatha Christie’s play. This thriller revolves around a house party at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian where Neville Strange is caught between his former wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. The play takes off from there.

Come to the library at 6 p.m. on October 26, to watch the actors and director. Then, the upcoming show will open on Friday, November 3, at Pierson Playhouse, 941 Temescal Canyon Road. (310) 454-1970.

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