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Wednesday, July 31, 2024
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Art Exhibition Featuring PADA (Photographic and Digital Artists)

Monday, July 22, 2024
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery Exhibit Area
Open for viewing during regular library hours
June 5 - July 22, 2024

(Please note the Gallery is not accessible during private rentals.)

Opening Reception:
Friday June 28, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibit Title: Sea & Shore

How do we see the sea? From the tideline? From the highway? From a kayak or a hilltop? Members of PADA, a peninsula based group of photographers and digital artists respond to that question in Sea & Shore, opening in the Library’s art gallery June 5. For the artists, living at the coast means both tranquil views and storm threats, lazy beach town fun and the drama of a major port. Their works on paper, metal and canvas celebrate what happens in places where land and water come together, along with the varying textures of sand and fog, weathered wood and luminous light.

We hope you will visit this beautiful exhibit and join us for the opening reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.

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Create Your Own Mini Book Cover

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Have you ever judged a book by its cover? Want to create your own? Join us and reimagine your favorite (or least favorite) book covers!

Grades 6-12 only, no registration required. 
For more info, contact
Megan Durazo
mdurazo@pvld.org
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Malaga Cove Book Sale

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Retro Video Game Night

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Ready to embrace the nostalgia of your childhood? Join us for retro video game night! Browse displays of classic consoles that changed our childhood and play some of your favorite video games too! Play solo or join in on some friendly competition with games from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.

Drop in, no registration required.
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Opening Reception for art exhibit featuring PADA

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden

Please join us for the opening reception of the art exhibition featuring PADA (Photographic and Digital Artists).

All are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.

PADA is a collective of seasoned and innovative artists specializing in the continually evolving art form of photography. The youngest of the eight artists’ groups affiliated with the Palos Verdes Art Center, PADA members move toward creative exploration and excellence and adding knowledge of other art forms by sharing our ideas and techniques, critiquing one another’s work, engaging guest speakers, and participating in group exhibitions, workshops and field trips. Active participation by each member assures a rewarding association for all.

Our members’ approach to photographic art ranges from traditional “straight,” black-and-white silver gelatin prints produced in the darkroom to images meticulously crafted in the computer “lightroom.” Between these boundaries lies enormous variety, including light painting, scanner photography, collage and mixed media. In all cases, photography is involved in creating the artwork. PADA members draw from their diverse professional backgrounds--including education, journalism, psychology, engineering, computer science, medicine, as well as fine art and commercial photography--and bring a wealth of imagination. What they each share is a passion for using a camera to experiment, innovate and create unique windows through which to view the world.


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Independence Day

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Chasing Joy Through the Lens: A Photographer's Journey

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden
This talk explores the methods and mindset of how and where a passionate photographer celebrates his space in time by sharing his pursuit of imagery beyond glancing at the world, but instead, seeing the majesty of the noticed and unnoticed. From his backyard to the frontiers around the globe, his works focus our visions and perceptions of our similarities and diversities.

Torrance-based photographer, Patrick Smyth, has been honing his skills in photography for decades. Originally intrigued by landscape and wildlife photography, Patrick cast aside the premise of settling into specific photographic genres and detoured to capturing images and stories of the noticed and unnoticed.  Patrick blends his photography skills with a passion for writing. He delights in taking viewers to destinations near and far, bringing focus to the beauty
of diverse peoples and cultures, finding objects grand and small, all the while discovering, embracing, and sharing the stories behind his images.
 
Patrick’s evolution from viewing the world on a more literal canvas to a more creative and esoteric portfolio allowed him to introduce other elements to his talent.  Drawing inspiration from the paintings of Italian Baroque artist Caravaggio and his pronounced shadow play, Patrick has adopted techniques to challenge the boundaries of contemporary portraiture. His photos seek to unmask; to capture the momentary essence of models, dancers, and tribespeople, while telling the emotional stories of passion and perseverance.  Patrick’s photographic journey was the topic of a recent feature in Peninsula Magazine (January 2024).

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Mario Kart Tournament

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Rooftop
Show off your Mario Kart Deluxe skills in a tournament at the Teen Annex! 

Grades 6-12 only, no registration required.
For more info, contact
Otto Catalan
ocatalan@pvld.org
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Write on Time

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Writers unite!  Join us for a monthly evening program for writing enthusiasts to have time for free writing, peer-feedback, sharing, or tackle writing prompts to keep the creativity active.

Drop-in. No registration required.
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Music Concert: Yuki Shibamoto Recorder

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join us for a special performance by instrumentalist Yuki Shibamoto, who will perform a variety of music numbers on her recorders (Sopranino, Soprano and Alto).

No registration required.
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Movies @ the Library

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Gallery and Garden
Enjoy a free Summer movie at the library. Featuring "Wonka" (2023) PG, 1h 45min
Starring Timothee Chalamet, Keegan Michael Key and Olivia Coleman. 

With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.
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Registration begins 6/20/2024 at 8:00 AM

Suminagashi - Water Paper Marbling

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Suminagashi  墨 流 し or “floating ink” is the process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and participate in this wonderful art form by creating marbled notecards with envelopes using inks that are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. 

SPACE IS LIMITED, please register in advance starting June 20, 2024!


For questions please contact Krystal Costa at 310-377-9584 ext 217 or kcosta@pvld.org
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Peninsula Origami Group monthly meeting

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Community Room
The Peninsula Origami Group meets every 3rd Saturday at Malaga Cove Library 12pm - 3pm.

Origami has many benefits! It helps develop hand-eye coordination, sequencing skills, attention skills, patience, temporal spatial skills and problem solving abilities. Origami promotes mindfulness and is a great stress-reliever. Plus it's fun!

All ages are welcome to join!
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Celebrating French Heritage

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Registration is open

Sushi Demonstration w/ Chef Andy Matsuda

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join us for a demonstration of traditional and modern sushi making with Chef Andy Matsuda from the Sushi Chef Institute!  Registration required. 

PLEASE NOTE: this program is a demonstration/presentation only.  There will be no hands-on participation from attendees.  Samples are NOT GUARANTEED for any/all attendees.
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Coloring & Coffee

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Join us for a monthly program every first Thursday of the month where participants can enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea!), coloring, and conversations.

Supplies will be provided.  Drop-in.  No registration required.
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Anime Watch Party @ The Annex

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Rooftop
Join us at the Annex and watch your favorite animes with popcorn and candy!

Grades 6-12 only, no registration required.
For more info, contact
Otto Catalan
ocatalan@pvld.org
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Write on Time

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Writers unite!  Join us for a monthly evening program for writing enthusiasts to have time for free writing, peer-feedback, sharing, or tackle writing prompts to keep the creativity active.

Drop-in. No registration required.
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Celebrating Ukrainian Heritage

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Peninsula Origami Group monthly meeting

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Malaga Cove Library
Community Room
The Peninsula Origami Group meets every 3rd Saturday at Malaga Cove Library 12pm - 3pm.

Origami has many benefits! It helps develop hand-eye coordination, sequencing skills, attention skills, patience, temporal spatial skills and problem solving abilities. Origami promotes mindfulness and is a great stress-reliever. Plus it's fun!

All ages are welcome to join!
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Mimi Jung - Classical Music performance

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Community Room
Join us for a performance from classical violinist Mimi Jung.  
Violinist Mimi Jung brings boundless creativity and determination to all of her artistic pursuits, from performing in many of the world’s most prestigious violin competitions to sharing her craft with her music studio.

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Labor Day

CLOSED
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Coloring & Coffee

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Join us for a monthly program every first Thursday of the month where participants can enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea!), coloring, and conversations.

Supplies will be provided.  Drop-in.  No registration required.
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Write on Time

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Peninsula Center Library
Purcell Meeting Room
Writers unite!  Join us for a monthly evening program for writing enthusiasts to have time for free writing, peer-feedback, sharing, or tackle writing prompts to keep the creativity active.

Drop-in. No registration required.
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