Adults

Services for Adults

The Adult Services section works hard to meet the needs of people from 18 years to senior citizens. Librarians and staff select the "best of the best' in books, and DVDs in English and Spanish for members of the community. We provide the newest DVD releases available anywhere, computers and WiFi for public use and, of course, great books and magazines in English and Spanish. Adult Services also organizes cultural events and outings as part of the library's services.

Latest: Adult News

September is Library Card Sign Up Month!

September 2019

Help us celebrate Library Card Sign Up Month 2019 in September and you can be entered to win an $50 AMC THEATERS gift card!

Here’s how:

  • Sign up for a first-time library card (must have picture ID and current proof of residence)

or

  • Existing cardholders can also enter if they bring someone in to get their first card.

New patrons will receive a special edition “Toy Story 4” library card just for signing up during the month of September.

Go to any Commerce neighborhood library to participate.

Raffles will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 1:00pm at all four libraries. Winners do not need to be present.

For more information please  call 323-722-6660.

, Aug 28 2018 - 5:00pm, Read more
Fall 2019 CKR Tutor Training

September 12, 2019

The READs Center is calling all volunteers for our Fall CKR program.

Volunteers will be able to not only, make a difference but also gain teaching experience. Volunteers will meet with their students twice a week for an hour each day.  Program runs from September 30, 2019 - December 12, 2019.

September 5, 10, and 12, 2019

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served!

Fabulous volunteering opportunity

Amazing way to help young children better their reading and writing

Learn and make a difference

Love teaching?  Join us!

If you are interested in being one of our awesome volunteers please contact the READs Center to register for the training.  Must fill out a Volunteer application before the training.

, Jul 2 2019 - 6:00pm, PDF icon Fall CKR 2019 Training Flyer.pdf, Read more
Mi Ciudad, Mi Voz: Comida

Martes, 17 de septiembre

A las 6:00 p.m.

Una tarde con la chef y autora Rocio Camacho

La autora del libro La Diosa de los Moles: Mi Origen ... visita la Biblioteca de Commerce para compartir sobre la apertura de su restaurante, el proceso de hacer mole y escribir su primer libro. Una noche para compartir recetas y deleitar mole!

El programa será en español.

Se requiere registración. Por favor llamar al 323-722-6660 o visita cualquier Biblioteca de Commerce.

, Aug 29 2019 - 12:30pm, PDF icon Rocio Camacho.pdf, Read more
Computer Classes

September 17 & 24

Sign up for a four week session of beginning computer classes.

6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, & 24.

Rosewood Library
5655 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040

For more information, please call 323-722-6660.

, May 9 2019 - 4:15pm, Read more
Hecho a Mano/Hand Made

Thursday, September 19

Adults, join us every month to make something new! All supplies will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

  • Thursday, September 19, 5:30 p.m. @ Bandini Library

Jueves, 19 de septiembre

¡Adultos, acompáñenos cada mes a crear algo nuevo! Aperitivos serán servidos y se proporcionarán todos los materiales – solo faltas tú!

  • Jueves, 19 de septiembre a las 5:30 p.m. @ Biblioteca Bandini

October 5, 6, 7, 13, & 21

Adults, join us every month to make something new! All supplies will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

, Dec 9 2015 - 11:45am, Read more
My City, My Voice: Music

Tuesday, September 24

6:00 p.m.

Singer Margarita Luna de Guadalajara

An evening of music and songs, chosen by you! Select a song that is meaningful to you and Margarita Luna will sing your chosen song! Stop by a Commerce Library to sign up and let us know your song selection by September 17.

Bristow Library
1466 S. McDonnell Ave.
Commerce, CA 90040
 
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org
 
For more information, please call 323-722-6660.

Martes, 24 de septiembre

A las 6:00 p.m.

Cantante Margarita Luna de Guadalajara

, Aug 29 2019 - 1:15pm, PDF icon Margarita Luna.pdf, Read more
Club de Lectura en Español

Miércoles, 25 de septiembre

La Diosa de Moles por Rocio Camacho
 
6:00 pm
, Dec 14 2016 - 6:30pm, Read more
My City, My Voice: Oral History

Fridays, September 27, October 4 & 11

We are inviting you to share your story and showcase your community!

We are conducting short, filmed interviews with people from our community to create a short film which will be screened in December at Commerce Library. This project is possible thanks to the California Humanities Library Innovation Lab Grant.

Interviews will be conducted on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 27, 2010
  • Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Friday, October 11, 2019

Time slots are available between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Sign up for a time today by calling 323-722-6660 or visiting any Commerce Library.

All interviews will be held at the

, Aug 29 2019 - 12:30pm, PDF icon Oral History Flyer.pdf, Read more
My City, My Voice: Journey

Thursday, October 3

4:00 p.m.

My City, My Voice: Journey

Coming to California with Poet Juan Farias

Create a poem with guidance from Juan Farias and share your creation with all! Whether you're an experienced poet or have never written a thing, everyone will learn how to create their own poem by the end of the program.

Bandini Library
2269 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Commerce, CA 90040
 
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.
 
For more information, please call 323-722-6660.

Jueves, 3 de octubre

A las 4:00 p.m.

Mi Ciudad, Mi Voz: Viaje

Llegando a California con el poeta Juan Farias

, Sep 9 2019 - 6:15pm, Read more
Read Away Your Fines @ Commerce Library

Available until December 31, 2019

Read Away Your Fines @ Commerce Library

Reading Away Fines  

Starting Monday, April 8, 2019 thru December 31, 2019, children and teens up to age 17 can read away overdue or lost item fees on their library accounts at a rate of $2.00 for every 15 minutes of reading.

For Frequently Asked Questions about this program, click here.

Call your local Commerce library for details and more information, 323-722-6660.

A partir del lunes 8 de abril

Elimina Tus Multas Leyendo en la  Biblioteca Commerce

Elimina tus Multas Leyendo

, Mar 25 2019 - 12:00pm, PDF icon Read Away Your Fines English.pdf, PDF icon Read Away Your Fines Spanish.pdf, Read more
No More Overdue Fees for Children’s Materials!

No More Overdue Fees for Children’s Materials!

Starting Monday, April 8, 2019, no late fines will be charged for overdue City of Commerce Public Library children’s materials up to 30 days after the due date.  The Commerce Library wants to promote childhood reading, easy access to children’s books and encourage children and families to use the library.

Items not returned 30 days after the due date will be considered lost and patron’s account will be charged the cost of the item including a processing fee.

For Frequently Asked Questions regarding this policy, click here.

Call your local Commerce library for details and more information, 323-722-6660.

, Mar 18 2019 - 11:45am, PDF icon No More Fees 4 Childrens Books English.pdf, PDF icon No More Fees 4 Childrens Books Spanish.pdf, Read more
Volunteers Needed

Become a trained Veteran Resource Coach or a Veteran Outreach Specialist

The Veterans Resource Center is looking for individuals who have a passion for giving back to those who have protected our freedom from World War II to present day.

We need dedicated individuals who can assist veterans and their families by providing them the resources and information, military or non-military related.   

We also need dedicated individuals who are willing to outreach to the community and talk about what the Veterans Resource Center provides.

Many veterans do not know that benefits have changed since they were discharged so eligibility requirements are different.  There are also new benefits that have come out since some vets were discharged that they may now quality for. We have a network of resources, that well-deserved veterans do not know about and we need dedicated people to help spread the word.

, Oct 17 2017 - 8:45am, PDF icon Vet Day.pdf, Read more
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