Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Edible Art and Reading to Dogs Offered by Local Libraries this Month


Our local libraries’ produce some great events – particularly during the summer. Here are some highlights of some of the best family programs coming our way:

The Los Angeles Public Library theme this summer is “Reading is Delicious” and on Tuesday June 11th at the Wilshire Branch folk artist David Orozco will teach families to make a book out of their old food wrappings. Let the off-the-grid David help you turn your Double-Whopper-Baconator carton into a charming folio.

Wilshire Branch | Tuesday June 11th – 4-5 pm at 149 North St. Andrews Place

Memorial LibraryThe Memorial Branch has LACMA educators coming by to teach “Edible Art” on Thursday July 11th and on Thursday July 18th, Danielle Keene, a professional bakery chef and author (formerly from Campanile and Top Chef TV) will speak to children. (“I had kid’s cookbooks, so I made this bread that was in the shape of a turtle,” Danielle explained her beginnings recently.)

Memorial Branch | Thursdays, July 11th and July 18th – 3:30-4:30pm at 4625 West Olympic Boulevard



John_C._Fremont“Read to a Dog”, Saturday June 15th at the Fremont Branch. The BARK program brings trained therapy dogs to libraries to give children reading practice. According to Children’s Librarian, Lisa Schloss, poochies Gracie and Charlie mainly love to hear dog stories, but they’re so well trained, they’ll sit still for a book about cats too. Goldilocks, the corgi-mix, is all ears. Ages Pre-K to adult.

Fremont Branch | Saturday June 15th – 11am-12pm at 6121 Melrose Avenue
Wilshire Branch | Tuesday July 9th – 4-5 pm at 149 North St. Andrews Place



For a complete list of the local public libraries’ many free summer programs go to



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Renee Montgomery
Renee Montgomery
Renee Montgomery began researching historic men's waistcoats at LACMA in 1979 as an intern, and is still at the museum as an Assistant Director in administration. She's written for various local media and museum publications, focusing on 'small town pockets' in urban L.A. She resides in Lafayette Square and has one daughter, a professional ballet dancer. Having never lost her zeal for her 'aggie' San Gabriel Valley/Riverside upbringing, Renee currently sells citrus and homegrown produce to support dog rescue efforts.

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