PROGRAMS

Brand Library & Art Center provides a wide-range of free visual and performing arts programming, including concerts, art exhibitions, art and music lectures, films, dance performances, and interactive programs for families!

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BOOK TO ART CLUB

The Brand Book to Art Club combines reading, discussion, and art-making!  Enjoy active discussion and an art project based on themes from the book.  Art supplies will be provided. A library copy of the book is available for checkout.

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GALLERY

The Brand Gallery hosts diverse contemporary art exhibitions every year. For each exhibition we offer an array of programming that can include artist talks, panel discussions, curator-led tours, film screenings, poetry readings, and art workshops.

Go to Exhibitions

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MAKE IT!

This hands-on crafts program for all ages gives participants a chance to express themselves!  Kids 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each program is limited to 25 participants. Programs are held in the Brand Library Courtyard.  

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IN THE BAG

Brand Library's Learning Kit Lending Program!

Kits include guitar, ukulele, drawing, knitting, crochet, and a hiking kit so you can get out and let nature inspire your creativity!

 

Our Knitting Support Group is postponed for now, feel free to share any projects you are working on from home www.facebook.com/brandlibrary

 

This is not an instructor led class, but open time at the library to work on your projects.

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DANCE

The Dance Series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. The series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

 

The 2021 season includes workshops and performances by Rangoli Dance Company, Versa-Style Dance Company and Mixed eMotion Theatrix.

Past Programs:

2014          2015          2017          2018          2019

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MUSIC ANIMATED

Local musicians make music come alive! Stay for the Musical Petting Zoo after each program to try out instruments, including drums and percussion, keyboards, guitars, wind instruments and more. Kids 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Past programs have included: Honolulu Avenue Strummers, Kazan Taiko, the California Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sounds of Ancient Mexico.

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MUSIC SERIES

This acclaimed series presents top musicians from Southern California playing chamber music in the Brand Recital Hall, followed by a reception for the artists.

 

The Music Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

 

Past Programs:

2015       2016       2017       2018       2019 

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PLAZA SERIES

The Plaza Series presents eclectic live music outside on the Brand Library lawn. Join us on Fridays at 7pm during August and September for free concerts. Visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and picnic on the lawn. Seats are not provided.

Past Programs:

2014       2015       2016       2017       2018       2019

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DOCENT TOURS

Brand Associates members Joemy Wilson and Jackie Davis share the fascinating story of the Brand family and their historic home that is now Brand Library & Art Center. Tours are free, but RSVPs are required.

 

RSVP by email to info@brandlibrary.org. Tour is limited to 25 people. Docent tours are sponsored by the Brand Associates.

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REEL ART Film Series

Reel Art features critically acclaimed independent films that explore the arts, with special guests on hand to lead post-screening discussions. The film series is run by the Brand Associates.