1. Glendale Boulevard runs right through the neighborhood. Follow it down to the impressive new eco-friendly Los Angeles Public Library Silver Lake Branch, 2411 Glendale Blvd. at Silver Lake Blvd., for family fun today. Meher McArthur, author of An ABC of What Art Can Be, will be reading from her book at 4 p.m. Following the story time will be an origami arts and crafts session for some hands-on fun and creativity. For more information, see the library's website or call 323-913-7451.
2. Baby and Toddler Storytime, conducted in English and Spanish, provides an hour of amusement starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Echo Park Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. The program is free. Call the library at 213-250-7808 or visit the branch's website for more details.
3. , 1932 Echo Park Ave., is holding a major clearance sale. According to the shop's Facebook page everything is 50 percent off and must go. The store's phone number has been disconnected, but the owner can be reached at 213-216-0515.
4. Don't feel like driving? While the neighborhood lacks walking access to the subway, Echo Park is a hub for buses going to all points in the city. If you want to hit the beach without the hassle, or designate a bus driver as your ride back from cocktail night downtown, hop on either the #4 and #2 for a straight shot along Sunset. Buses are cheaper than cabs at $1.50 per ride. Check out the Metro's website for routes, maps and more information, including a handy trip planner.
5. Ever wonder about the geographic boundaries of Echo Park? Considering there's an Angeleno Heights neighborhood designation sign at Echo Park and Sunset Boulevards, its a bit of a mystery. According to the Echo Park Historical Society, the neighborhood has no official borders but is generally accepted to hit Benton Way on the west, Riverside Drive on the north, Elysian Park to the east and Beverly Boulevard on the south. See the society's website for a map of historic landmarks and other Echo Park facts and figures.