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

What Brings Me Joy

Tuesday, January 28

5:00 p.m.

Join us in for a special art recpetion honoring the artists that joined us for our What Brings Me Joy program on January 22nd. This reception is open to all. Come see what your neighbors have created.

Bristow Neighborhood Library
1446 S. McDonnell Ave.
Commerce, CA 90040

Martes, 28 de enero

A las 5:00 p.m.

Acompáñenos a para decorar un lienzo de acuerdo con " Que me trae alegría ". Las obras de arte estarán en exhibición la semana siguiente en una recepción en honor a los participantes. Todo el público están invitados. Ven a ver lo que tus vecinos han creado.

Biblioteca Bristow
1446 S. McDonnell Ave.
Comercio, CA 90040
, Dec 23 2019 - 4:15pm, Read more
Club de Lectura en Español

Miércoles, 29 de enero

Mi Negro Pasado por Laura Esquivel
6:00 pm
, Dec 14 2016 - 6:30pm, PDF icon Spanish Book Club Flyer-Mi Negro Pasado For 012920.pdf, Read more
Hecho a Mano/Hand Made

February 4, 5, 6, 12, & 13

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

  • Tuesday, February 4, 11:00 a.m. @ Rosewood Library
  • Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. @ Rosewood Library
  • Thursday, February 6, 5:30 p.m. @ Veterans Library
  • Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 p.m. @ Bristow Library
  • Thursday, February 13, 5:30 p.m. @ Bandini Library

4, 5, 6, 12, & 13 de febrero

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

, Dec 9 2015 - 11:45am, Read more
Citizenship Classes

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn about our citizenship classes! Topics we will cover:

  • Be the first to enroll into our free citizenship classes
  • Learn what days and time we will offer the class
  • Other useful resources to help you study
  • Get free goodies

Please call the READs Center to register: 323-722-6660 Ext. 2823.

Martes, 4 de febrero de 2020

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Aprenda sobre nuestras clases de ciudadanía conozca temas que cubriremos en clase:

  • Sea el primero/a en inscribirse en nuestras clases de ciudadanía gratuitas
  • Aprenderá qué día y hora ofreceremos la clase
  • Otros recursos útiles para ayudarle a estudiar
  • Regalitos gratis

Favor de llamar el Centro de Leer para inscribirse: 323-722-6660 Ext. 2823

, Jan 28 2020 - 1:30pm, PDF icon Citizenship Classes English.pdf, Read more
Computer Classes

Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, & 25

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

6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18, & 25.

Rosewood Library
5655 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040

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

, May 9 2019 - 4:15pm, Read more
Candy Jar Craft

Thursday, February 13

6:00 p.m.

Learn how to make a beautiful candy jar from a terra cotta pot! Registration is required. Please call 323-722-6660 or visit any Commerce Library to sign up.

Rosewood Library
5655 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040
For more information, please call 323-722-6660

Jueves, 13 de febrero

A las 6:00 p.m.

¡Aprende a hacer un hermoso jarro de dulces con una maceta de terracota! Se requiere registrarse. Llame al 323-722-6660 o visita cualquier Biblioteca de Commerce para registrarte.

Biblioteca Rosewood
5655 Jillson St.
Commerce, CA 90040

Para obtener más información, llame al 323-722-6660 o visite

, Jan 9 2020 - 5:45pm, PDF icon Candy Jar Craft website.pdf, Read more
3D Printing Available at Rosewood Library

Easy as 1-2-3D Printing!

What ideas do you want to bring to life?

Find objects to print and submit them to the library for printing using Taz, the Library’s new 3D printer.

The Library’s 3D printer is available to the public to make three-dimensional objects in plastic using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file. To view our 3D printer policy, procedures for submitting a design and FAQ's, click PDF below.

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

, Mar 24 2016 - 4:30pm, PDF icon Taz Brochure April 2018.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
The 2020 Scholarship Application is open!

Thank you for your interest in the City of Commerce Scholarship Program. The Commerce City Council dedicates itself to promote education in the community and is happy to help make a college education more available to you. Studies indicate that a college education helps adults to earn more. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,earnings for both males and females increase with education. Among people age 25 years and older, median weekly earnings generally increase with greater levels of educational attainment. In 2016, those with less than a high school diploma had the lowest median weekly earnings,at $504. Earnings were highest for people with at least a bachelor's degree--$1,156 for those with a bachelor's degree, $1,380 for those with a master's degree, $1,745 for those with a professional degree,and $1,664 for those with a doctoral degree.

, Apr 14 2015 - 5:00pm, PDF icon 2020 Scholarship Application.pdf, Read more
Immigrant Resources Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

As our library mission states, “the library provides quality material for the public”, and for this reason, we have gathered updated information regarding information on Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and immigration enforcement. This information is also available in paper form at Rosewood Library. The links and information will be monitored and updated. 

Everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the United States Constitution. For example, you have the right to remain silent and you may refuse to speak to immigration officers.

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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
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