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Beale Memorial Library Wifi


Beale Memorial Library photo701 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(view map)
(661) 868-0701

Head Librarian: Maria Rutledge



Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
11 a.m. -
7 p.m.
11 a.m. -
7 p.m.
11 a.m. -
7 p.m.
11 a.m. -
7 p.m.
10 a.m. -
6 p.m.
10 a.m. -
6 p.m.

Jack Maguire Local History Room Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m. 1 - 6 p.m.

For an appointment, call (661) 868-0770.

Genealogy Room Hours

The Genealogy Room is open to the public during regular library hours. Genealogical Society Volunteers are available Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Services and Phone Numbers

Interlibrary Loan (661) 868-0779
Meeting Rooms (661) 868-0740

Meeting Rooms


KCL November Events Calendar (Adobe PDF)

 

Day Date Time Event
Saturdays All 2pm Math Clinic & Homework Help
Learn math or get assistance with your math homework. Open to all ages. Registration Required, call 661.868.0701. GMP Room.
Mondays All 11am Toddler Time: Explore & Play
Mondays All 12pm Tablet & eBook Experience
Call 661.868.0701 to register.
Mondays All 3:30pm

1-2-3 Play With Me - Parent Workshop
For children 1-3 yrs old & their parents; emphasizing role of parents as a child's first teachers.
Themes:
Nov. 3 - Early Oral Health
Nov. 10 - Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Nov. 17 - Early Education & School Readiness
Nov. 24 - Child Development

Tuesdays All 11am Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays All 4:30pm

Storytime Online
http://goo.gl/7KPJRW

Wednesdays All 11am Bilingual Storytime
Wednesdays All 11am Personal Computer Coach
Thirty minute one-on-one sessions; space is limited, registration is required. Call 661.868.0701
Wednesdays All 12pm Bilingual Personal Computer Coach
Thirty minute one-on-one sessions; space is limited, registration is required. Call 661.868.0701
Thursdays All 10:15am Sensory Storytime
Saturday 1 10:30am Dance Across China Showcase
Thursday 6 5:30pm LEGO Club: Come Build With Us!
Saturday 8 3pm Volunteer Orientation
Monday - Saturday 10-15 All Day Thank a Vet Art Project
In honor of Veterans Day, stop by any Kern County Library during regular operating hours to create a thank-you card for a local veteran. The Library will deliver all cards the the Kern County Veterans Services Department for distribution to local veterans.
Tuesday 11 5pm Beginner Guitar Class
Tejon Room
Wednesday 12 4pm Film Screening of My Vietnam, Your Iraq
Tejon Room
Wednesday 12 4pm Barks & Books: Read to a Therapy Dog
Registration Required 661.868.0701
Saturday 15 2pm

International Games Day @ Your Library
Auditorium

Monday 17 5pm Book Discussion: What It Is Like To Go To War
Tuesday 18 1pm Settlement of Western Kern County
Lawrence Peahl, author, educator, & graduate of Taft High School will discuss the development of western Kern County
Tuesday` 18 4:30pm A Conversation with Karl Marlantes
The author of What It Is Like To Go To War will talk about the themes of the book, reflect on his combat experiences, and sign books. Auditorium
Tuesday 25 11am Giving Thanks Storytime and Craft
Tuesday 25 5pm Beginner Ukelele Class
Tejon Room
Wednesday 26 4pm Barks & Books: Read to Therapy Dog
Registration Required 661.868.0701

 


About Beale Memorial Library

Located in downtown Bakersfield, the Beale Memorial Library is the central research library for Kern County. The 127,000 square feet facility is built around a 4,000 square feet atrium and has room for 200 vehicles in the parking lot. Many of the furnishings, art and specialized collections in the new facility were provided through private donations to the Kern County Library Foundation.

The original Beale Memorial Library was dedicated on June 2, 1900, a gift to the city of Bakersfield by Mrs. Mary E. Beale and her son Truxtun in memory of their husband and father, General Edward Fitzgerald Beale. That building was destroyed in the 1952 earthquake. A second Beale Library was completed in 1957; the library moved to the present location in April, 1988.

Federal Depository Library Program logo

The Beale Memorial Library of the Kern County Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government Documents. Public access to the Government Documents collection is guaranteed by Public Law (Title 44 United States Code).

Facts About the Main Library

Materials Checked out 362,692
Library Holdings 294,466
Weekly Hours Open 48
Year Built 1988
Square Feet 128,165
 
   
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