Adult Programs

Healthy Dog Treats 101 with Chef Ollie 

Thursday, August 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Make a box of dog treats using humanely sourced ingredients, grain and soy free, with recipe and instructions by Chef Ollie! Please leave your fur babies at home. Space is limited; registration required. Please call 562-989-7323 to register. 


First Friday Book Club

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Participants are provided a copy of the selected books, which alternate between fiction and non-fiction titles. Dessert and beverages are served. 

  • August 6: Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu
  • September 3: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L.Sanchez
  • October 1: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab
  • November 5: The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi
  • December 3: WIN by Harlan Coben

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Books for the Homebound 

If you are unable to visit the Library, you may arrange for the Library to come to you. Call the Library at 562-989-7323 for more information.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

“Reading Colors Your World!” will take place from June 26 through August 21 via SHPL's website. The eight-week summer reading program is available to children, teens and adults. Participants can register online using the library’s digital summer reading platform, a web and mobile-friendly application that allows users to log their reading and activities, unlock achievements and discover new books.  Broaden your reading horizons and earn a chance to win awesome prizes! 

To register and track your reading visit Beanstack. Don't forget to download the Beanstack app from Google Play or the Apple App Store to make tracking what you read even easier.