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English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Tween Drawing Workshop

Come explore the art of drawing with a Teaching Artist from Drawing Together. Participants will learn about different art styles, contemporary artists working today, and drawing techniques. Each of the three workshops will focus on a different type of drawing. We will kick off our series on Feb. 8 with landscapes. We will explore portraits on Feb. 15 and abstraction on Feb. 22. No artistic or drawing experience needed. All supplies are provided. Attend all or one of the workshops. Drop-ins are welcome. Tween event for ages 9 - 12. Audience: Tweens (Ages 9-12). Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Art. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Community Read Through of Play "Unrivaled"

Join Playwrights’ Arena, Boston Court Pasadena, and the Altadena Library for a COMMUNITY READ THROUGH of "Unrivaled," a new play by Rosie Narasaki premiering this March at Boston Court. "Unrivaled" centers on 11th century Japanese writers Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shōnagon, who wrote "The Tale of Genji" and "The Pillow Book," respectively. They are, to this day, two of Japan's most beloved writers. They also kind of hated each other. "Unrivaled" is about friendship, heartbreak, and what it means to be a female artist. Perhaps most of all, it’s about how no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same… even after a thousand years. Attendees are invited to read through the script, playing various roles in a round-robin interpretation of the play. Scripts will be provided and no preparation is required. All attendees will also get a special discount code for "Unrivaled" tickets and behind-the-scenes insights on the play's production from the director! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Theater. Community. Thursday, February 9, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Main Library.

Play & Learn: Music!

Join us for a morning of music and fun that encourages toddlers to make new friends and develop their singing and music skills. Ages 2 to 5. Siblings welcome. This month's play theme is music! We will explore different instruments that make all types of sounds and learn about basic rhythms with peers and caregivers. We will sing and dance to songs and rhymes. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Community. Educational. Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Community Room at the Main Library.

'Dena Dishes

Looking for your next great bite to eat in Altadena? Every other Friday, check out the @AltadenaTeens Instagram for the latest stop on this local food tour! Join Isabelle and Alice as they review the coolest, tastiest, and best value spots for teens in Altadena. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Friday, February 10, 2023, 5:00 PM. Virtual on Instagram @AltadenaTeens.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Altadena Community Garden

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023). Join us every Saturday in February at the Altadena Community Garden for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. , Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print. Altadena Community Garden 3330 N. Lincoln Avenue Altadena, CA 91101. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Art. Outdoors. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Altadena Community Garden 2/04, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

STEAM Storytime: Mae C. Jemison!

Celebrate Black History with the Altadena Libraries!  Join us for a STEAM storytime where children and their families will learn about Mae C. Jemison.  We will read "Mae Among the Stars" by Roda Ahmed and design and launch our own straw rockets. Recommended for ages 5 to 12. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Story Time. Educational. DIY & Crafting. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. Main Library Community Room.

Author Talk: William B. Gould IV

Join us for a presentation by author William B. Gould IV – and his son William Gould V – about his book, "Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor." This program is in partnership with the Altadena Historical Society.  The heart of this book is the remarkable Civil War diary of the author’s great-grandfather, William Benjamin Gould, an escaped slave who served in the United States Navy from 1862 until the end of the war. The diary vividly records Gould’s activity as part of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, his visits to New York and Boston, the pursuit to Nova Scotia of a hijacked Confederate cruiser, and service in European waters pursuing Confederate ships constructed in Great Britain and France. Gould’s diary is one of only three known diaries of African American sailors in the Civil War. It is distinguished not only by its details and eloquent tone (often deliberately understated and sardonic), but also by its reflections on war,… Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Author Talks. History. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

No Guilt Book Club (Virtual)

Catch up on reading and chatting with other local readers! Haven't read the books? No worries, no guilt! We will gather on Zoom to discuss these book picks: "Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson "The Woman Who Smashed Codes" by Jason Fagone Sign up (required) to participate! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Second Saturday Concert: Blue Breeze Band

The Blue Breeze Band will bring the finest Top-40 Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk (90’s Hip Hop), and Jazz & Blues music to Altadena Library. Check out their grooves at https://bluebreezeband.com. The 2022-2023 Second Saturday concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and the Altadena Library Foundation. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Community. Music & Entertainment. Performance. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Main Floor of the Main Library (indoor).

Huntington Hospital Health Screenings

Come and receive free health counseling and screenings by a registered nurse. No appointment/registration is necessary. Personal health guidance , Hypertension (high blood pressure) screening , Diabetes (high blood sugar) risk assessment and screening , Medical and social services and referrals , Health promotion literature and resources. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Health & Wellness. Monday, February 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Altadena Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, February 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, February 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Redistricting Process Special Board of Trustees Meeting

Watch via live stream at www.youtube.com/altadenalibrary. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Library Board of Trustees. Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Watch via live stream at www.youtube.com/altadenalibrary.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Adult Craft Hour - Tile Coasters

Join us for an afternoon craft at the Main Library. Participants will meet in the small meeting room for those who pre-registered. Online registration is required as space is limited to 10 people per session. The event is for ages 18 and over. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Altadena Library Small Meeting Room.

Tween Drawing Workshop

Come explore the art of drawing with a Teaching Artist from Drawing Together. Participants will learn about different art styles, contemporary artists working today, and drawing techniques. Each of the three workshops will focus on a different type of drawing. We will kick off our series on Feb. 8 with landscapes. We will explore portraits on Feb. 15 and abstraction on Feb. 22. No artistic or drawing experience needed. All supplies are provided. Attend all or one of the workshops. Drop-ins are welcome. Tween event for ages 9 - 12. Audience: Tweens (Ages 9-12). Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Art. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Murder Mystery at Main Library

Enjoy an evening with neighbors as you work together to solve "Murder at Mardi Gras."  Participants will become characters in this whodunit. Light refreshments will be served. This is for adults only. All participants must register, so no guests please. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Games. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Adult Craft at Loma Alta - Tile Coasters

Join us a for a morning craft at the seating area near the Equestrian Center at Loma Alta Park. Participants  meet outdoors where socially distanced tables and seating will be available for those who pre-registered. Online registration is required as space is limited to 10 people per session. Event is for ages 18 and over.    This craft activity occurs the third Friday of the month except for August. If you have any questions, please call (626) 798-8338. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Friday, February 17, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Seating Area near the Equestrian Center at Loma Alta Park.

Teen Gardening Club

The Teen Gardening Club is looking for youth of all skills levels and experience to lend a hand in growing and caring for the gardens and plants of the Altadena Library! Join us on the first and third Saturday of the month to plant and tend to our vegetable garden, indoor plants, and seedling greenhouse. Participants can receive volunteer service hours if enrolled in the Teen Volunteer Program. Sign up today! Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Outdoors. Volunteering. Summer Reading. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Altadena Community Garden

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023). Join us every Saturday in February at the Altadena Community Garden for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. , Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print. Altadena Community Garden 3330 N. Lincoln Avenue Altadena, CA 91101. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Art. Outdoors. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Altadena Community Garden 2/04, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

3X3 Art Workshops: Embellished Mini Wall Hanging

Brighten up your home with a unique embellished mini wall hanging! Learn to create detailed images on fabric using sequins, beads, and gems at this workshop with artist Brockstar. Space is limited, and registration is required.  About the artist Brockstar is a bright and bold multi passionate crafts-artist and designer currently located in Koreatown,  Los Angeles. They have a BFA emphasizing in Fiber Art and have since explored many opportunities in fashion, TV and film production. Brockstar has a specialty in sparkle-embellishments and has worked with Lizzo, Cardi B, and Taylor Swift. Their current aspirations are to stretch daily and get a puppy. website: https://www.shopiambs.com. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Art & Chill: Artwork of Joyce Scott

Come join our low-key low-stakes art-making hang! On the third Saturday of the month, we explore new materials and practice new methods, no previous experience required. Each month features a different theme and activities, but the vibes will always be chill! This Month is dedicated to Joyce Scott, a jewelry maker and sculptural bead artist. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Community. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

District Closure

The Main Library and Bob Lucas Branch will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day. If you have items to return, there are outdoor book returns at both libraries: Bob Lucas Branch: Book return in parking lot, Main Library: Book return on Mariposa Street, at corner of Santa Rosa Avenue. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 9-12). Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Community. Monday, February 20, 2023. Both Libraries.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Crafternoons for Kids!

Join us for our monthly arts & crafts program!  We will have a different craft every month that will help you express your creativity! Parents are encouraged to help their child with their projects. This program is for children in grades K-5. Supplies will be provided but are limited. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Art. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Tween Drawing Workshop

Come explore the art of drawing with a Teaching Artist from Drawing Together. Participants will learn about different art styles, contemporary artists working today, and drawing techniques. Each of the three workshops will focus on a different type of drawing. We will kick off our series on Feb. 8 with landscapes. We will explore portraits on Feb. 15 and abstraction on Feb. 22. No artistic or drawing experience needed. All supplies are provided. Attend all or one of the workshops. Drop-ins are welcome. Tween event for ages 9 - 12. Audience: Tweens (Ages 9-12). Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Art. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Community Book Discussion: The Hate U Give

We invite the Altadena Community to join us in reading "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas for Black History Month. Starting Tuesday, January 17, you can check out this best-selling book, and we will host a discussion about it on Wednesday, February 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library Community Room. Audience: Adults. Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Literature & Poetry. Community. Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, February 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

All Ages Lego Day

All ages are welcome for an afternoon of Lego building. Lego and Duplo bricks will be available for those who are interested in letting their imagination run wild. This is a drop-in event, and no registration necessary. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Friday, February 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

'Dena Dishes

Looking for your next great bite to eat in Altadena? Every other Friday, check out the @AltadenaTeens Instagram for the latest stop on this local food tour! Join Isabelle and Alice as they review the coolest, tastiest, and best value spots for teens in Altadena. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Friday, February 24, 2023, 5:00 PM. Virtual on Instagram @AltadenaTeens.

From the Garden: The Interconnectedness of Fungi

Come along on a fungal exploration led by naturalist Aaron Tupac (they/them), exploring the many ways fungi teach us about the interconnectedness of all life on earth. How can we learn with our fungal neighbors to take better care of our planet? What does reciprocity with fungi look like?   We will explore the fungi all around us that sustain our local SoCal ecology. As a kingdom, they are some of the most ancient forms of life on our planet and have thrived for over a billion years. Our fauna and flora depend on their fungal neighbors; perhaps it's time we take closer notice.   We have so much yet to learn from fungi. Come along to learn the lessons fungi offer us in reconnecting with the land. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Outdoors. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Bob Lucas Library.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Altadena Community Garden

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023). Join us every Saturday in February at the Altadena Community Garden for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. , Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print. Altadena Community Garden 3330 N. Lincoln Avenue Altadena, CA 91101. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Art. Outdoors. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Altadena Community Garden 2/04, 2/11, 2/18, and 2/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

ALTADENA POETS LAUREATE Present READING BY LAUREATE CARLA R. SAMETH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Join Poet Laureate Carla Rachel Sameth and special guests Romaine Washington, Noriko Nakada, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo for a reading. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Altadena Library. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Author Talks. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Main Library Community Room ​​​​​​​LIVESTREAMED AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/ALTADENALIBRARY.

True Crime All The Time Virtual Book Club

Calling all true crime aficionados! Join us for a virtual gathering where we will discuss this true crime hit: "True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray" by James Renner. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Saturday, February 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Friends of the Altadena Library Book Sale

Join Friends of the Altadena Library for a huge used book sale on Sunday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only Friends of the Library are able to shop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. but you can become a member on-site for $10. The sale is open to all from 12 to 4 p.m. Thousands of adult nonfiction, children's books, and more will be available for purchase. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Community. Friends of the Altadena Library. Fundraiser. Outdoors. Sunday, February 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, February 27, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, February 27, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Agenda and additional materials may be found at: www.altadenalibrary.org…. To submit a written public comment, please visit  www.altadenalibrary.org… Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Monday, February 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In-Person: Community Room at Main Library. Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/AltadenaLibrary.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

STEAM Storytime: Basquiat

Celebrate Black History with the Altadena Libraries!  Join us for a STEAM storytime where children and their families will learn about Basquiat.  We will read "Jean-Michel Basquiat" by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and create a wearable Basquiat-inspired crown. Recommended for ages 5 to 12.  We recommend that you wear clothes suitable for painting. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Story Time. Educational. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Around the World Crafts - Ghana

Explore the world and visit different countries from the Bob Lucas Library. Join us as we travel to a different country and explore the culture through a fun craft on the first Wednesday of the month (January through April).   In March, we travel to Ghana and make an Adinkra Cloth printing craft. Register for the event as space is limited. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

Crochet for Beginners

Want to learn the basics of crochet? Take our 4-week class where you will learn about stitches, hooks, yarn, reading patterns, and much more! Space is limited, and registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Fab Lab.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, March 2, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Teen Gardening Club

The Teen Gardening Club is looking for youth of all skills levels and experience to lend a hand in growing and caring for the gardens and plants of the Altadena Library! Join us on the first and third Saturday of the month to plant and tend to our vegetable garden, indoor plants, and seedling greenhouse. Participants can receive volunteer service hours if enrolled in the Teen Volunteer Program. Sign up today! Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Outdoors. Volunteering. Summer Reading. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Arlington Garden in Pasadena

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023).Join us every Saturday in March at the Arlington Garden in Pasadena for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print.  Arlington Garden in Pasadena 275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Arlington Garden in Pasadena 3/04, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

Seed Library - Soil Health

More details to come! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Health & Wellness. Talks & Lectures. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Community Room.

Stitch & Sew!

Join us at the library to explore fiber arts crafts! Once a month we will practice skills like sewing, embroidery, weaving and more. No experience necessary! This program is best suited for families with children ages 8-12. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Audience: Tweens (Ages 9-12). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council is looking for ambitious and creative teens who love libraries. If that’s you, the TLC is the place to be! The TLC is like a student government for the library, where members work with the Teen Services Librarian to plan events and programs and strategize ways to make the library a more fun and authentic place for teens.  TLC welcomes new members ages 14-17 who can commit to meeting once a month from 2:30-4pm on the first Saturday of the month. TLC meetings also count as volunteer service hours if you are signed up through the Teen Volunteer Program. For more information, visit altadenalibrary.org/teens. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Volunteering. Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Space in the Main Library.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, March 6, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, March 6, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Crochet for Beginners

Want to learn the basics of crochet? Take our 4-week class where you will learn about stitches, hooks, yarn, reading patterns, and much more! Space is limited, and registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Fab Lab.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, March 9, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Play & Learn: Drawing!

Join us for a morning of art and fun that encourages toddlers to make new friends and develop art skills. Ages 2 to 5. Siblings welcome. This month's play theme is drawing! We will explore different art mediums (such as crayons, paint, and markers) and explore pre-writing skills and drawing with peers and caregivers. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Community. Educational. Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Community Room at the Main Library.

'Dena Dishes

Looking for your next great bite to eat in Altadena? Every other Friday, check out the @AltadenaTeens Instagram for the latest stop on this local food tour! Join Isabelle and Alice as they review the coolest, tastiest, and best value spots for teens in Altadena. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Friday, March 10, 2023, 5:00 PM. Virtual on Instagram @AltadenaTeens.

Huntington Health Fentanyl Education

Fentanyl has entered our community and we hear about the devastating effects of fentanyl poisoning almost daily. Huntington Hospital's goal is to provide accurate and caring education around medications and/or drugs that may contain fentanyl. To find out what you can do to help, we invite you to a talk with emergency physician, Edwin Peck, MD, from Huntington Hospital. Dr. Peck will address: What are opiates? , Why is fentanyl different? , What occurs in the body during an overdose? , How can you protect yourself and those around you? , Tactful ways to approach at-risk friends and family , The use of Narcan (naloxone), Overdose prevention is a community concern and responsibility. We hope you can join us for this vital conversation. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Health & Wellness. Educational. Talks & Lectures. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Main Library Community Room.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Arlington Garden in Pasadena

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023).Join us every Saturday in March at the Arlington Garden in Pasadena for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print.  Arlington Garden in Pasadena 275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Arlington Garden in Pasadena 3/04, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

Teen Pottery Workshop @ Green & Bisque Clayhouse

Ever wanted to try your hands at pottery? Well here's your chance! Green & Bisque Clayhouse is hosting an exclusive workshop just for teens of the Altadena Library. Registration is mandatory due to limited capacity.  Green & Bisque Clayhouse, formerly known as “Xiem Clay Center,” was founded in 2003 to foster a community of ceramic artists and to further public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of ceramic arts. This event will take place at the Clayhouse, located at 1563 N Lake Ave. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Green & Bisque Clayhouse.

No Guilt Book Club (Virtual)

Catch up on reading and chatting with other local readers! Haven't read the books? No worries, no guilt! We will gather on Zoom to discuss these book picks: "The Maid" by Nita Prose "The Ravenmaster: My life with the ravens at the Tower of London" by Christopher Skaife Sign up (required) to participate! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Second Saturday Concert: Crown City Bombers

Join us as the Crown City Bombers rock Altadena Library on Saturday, March 11. The Crown City Bombers have their roots firmly planted in rockabilly, country, and 50's and early 60's R&B - the primary influence in all of their original songs.  Please register for this event. About the band In a relatively short period of time , the Crown City Bombers (CCB) have built a dedicated legion of fans in the Southern California root and rockabilly scene; tearing it up at such venues as The Derby, Blue Cafe, The Purple Orchid, and numerous car shows, including the Long Beach Car Club and Rascals in San Pedro. The band has opened for many headline acts, including Lee Rocker of Stray Cats, James Intveld, Big Sandy, Hot Rod Lincoln and Wanda Jackson. They are a regular presence at the annual Viva Las Vegas weekend festival. The 2022-2023 Second Saturday concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and the Altadena Library Foundation. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Community. Music & Entertainment. Performance. Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Main Library Main Floor (indoor).

Huntington Hospital Health Screenings

Come and receive free health counseling and screenings by a registered nurse. No appointment/registration is necessary. Personal health guidance , Hypertension (high blood pressure) screening , Diabetes (high blood sugar) risk assessment and screening , Medical and social services and referrals , Health promotion literature and resources. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Health & Wellness. Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Altadena Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Adult Craft Hour

Join us for an afternoon craft at the Main Library. Participants will meet in the small meeting room for those who pre-registered. Online registration is required as space is limited to 10 people per session. The event is for ages 18 and over. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Altadena Library Small Meeting Room.

Reptile & Friends at Bob Lucas

Join us at the Bob Lucas Library as we welcome biologists from the Wildlife Learning Center as they present on slithery and crawly animals. We are expected to see a tortoise, lizards, snakes, a tarantula and more! https://www.wildlifelearningcenter.org/. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Educational. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

Crochet for Beginners

Want to learn the basics of crochet? Take our 4-week class where you will learn about stitches, hooks, yarn, reading patterns, and much more! Space is limited, and registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Fab Lab.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, March 16, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Adult Craft at Loma Alta

Join us a for a morning craft at the seating area near the Equestrian Center at Loma Alta Park. Participants  meet outdoors where socially distanced tables and seating will be available for those who pre-registered. Online registration is required as space is limited to 10 people per session. Event is for ages 18 and over.    This craft activity occurs the third Friday of the month except for August. If you have any questions, please call (626) 798-8338. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Friday, March 17, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Seating Area near the Equestrian Center at Loma Alta Park.

Teen Gardening Club

The Teen Gardening Club is looking for youth of all skills levels and experience to lend a hand in growing and caring for the gardens and plants of the Altadena Library! Join us on the first and third Saturday of the month to plant and tend to our vegetable garden, indoor plants, and seedling greenhouse. Participants can receive volunteer service hours if enrolled in the Teen Volunteer Program. Sign up today! Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Outdoors. Volunteering. Summer Reading. Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Arlington Garden in Pasadena

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023).Join us every Saturday in March at the Arlington Garden in Pasadena for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print.  Arlington Garden in Pasadena 275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Arlington Garden in Pasadena 3/04, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

Art & Chill: TBA

Come join our low-key low-stakes art-making hang! On the third Saturday of the month, we explore new materials and practice new methods, no previous experience required. Each month features a different theme and activities, but the vibes will always be chill! This Month: TBA. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Community. Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Crafternoons for Kids!

Join us for our monthly arts & crafts program!  We will have a different craft every month that will help you express your creativity! Parents are encouraged to help their child with their projects. This program is for children in grades K-5. Supplies will be provided but are limited. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Art. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

ALTADENA POETS LAUREATE Present READING BY 'POETRY COUPLES'

Join us for readings by "Poetry Couples" hosted by laureates Peter J. Harris and Carla R. Sameth. Details to follow. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Altadena Library. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Author Talks. Literature & Poetry. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Library Community Room ​​​​​​​LIVESTREAMED AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/ALTADENALIBRARY.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Murder Mystery at Main Library

Enjoy an evening with neighbors as you work together to solve "Pasta, Passion and Pistols."  Participants will become characters in this whodunit. Light refreshments will be served. This is for adults only. All participants must register, so no guests please. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Games. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Crochet for Beginners

Want to learn the basics of crochet? Take our 4-week class where you will learn about stitches, hooks, yarn, reading patterns, and much more! Space is limited, and registration is required. Supplies will be provided. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Fab Lab.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, March 23, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

All Ages Lego Day

All ages are welcome for an afternoon of Lego building. Lego and Duplo bricks will be available for those who are interested in letting their imagination run wild. This is a drop-in event, and no registration necessary. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Friday, March 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

'Dena Dishes

Looking for your next great bite to eat in Altadena? Every other Friday, check out the @AltadenaTeens Instagram for the latest stop on this local food tour! Join Isabelle and Alice as they review the coolest, tastiest, and best value spots for teens in Altadena. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Friday, March 24, 2023, 5:00 PM. Virtual on Instagram @AltadenaTeens.

Gardening for Kids: Harvesting Crops and Preparing for Spring!

Children and families are invited to the Bob Lucas Memorial Library for a morning gardening session. Master Gardener Brienna McWade will talk about the basics of the garden growing cycle, soil, plants, and pollinators. Participants will have the opportunity to harvest ready vegetables and make wildflower "seed bombs" to take home. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Outdoors. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bob Lucas Library.

Out in the Community Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing – Arlington Garden in Pasadena

Do you enjoy working outdoors with nature and local flora? Do you love creating art with fabric, paper, or upcycled garments?  Then explore these techniques at an upcoming workshop series at one of our beautiful local gardens. (All botanical printing workshops will be out in the community from February - July 2023).Join us every Saturday in March at the Arlington Garden in Pasadena for a special Botanical Printing & Natural Dyeing workshop series with Artist-in-Residence Linda Illumanardi. Space is limited, and participants must commit to four fun days for a month. The four sessions are a single series so only one registration required. Sign up at altadenalibrary.org/programs. This workshop is designed for adults and teens (13+). All skill levels are welcome, but you must have fairly strong hands to bundle tightly to make a contact print.  Arlington Garden in Pasadena 275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Arlington Garden in Pasadena 3/04, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25 from 10am-4pm 6-hour class with a lunch break.

Redistricting Town Hall Meeting

National Demographics Corporation (NDC), the district’s demographic consultant, will hold a short presentation and share draft maps, which will be available on the Altadena Library website no later than March 18, 2023. Join us in person or via Zoom.  Sign up for Zoom access here. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Community. Library Board of Trustees. Meeting. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Community Room or on Zoom.

True Crime All The Time Virtual Book Club

Calling all true crime aficionados! Join us for a virtual gathering where we will discuss this true crime hit: "Chase Darkness with Me How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders" by Billy Jensen. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Saturday, March 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Mt. Lowe Chamber Players - Fiato String Quartet

Join us for a free concert as the Mt. Lowe Chamber Players perform chamber music by composers also known for film music, including: John Adams, Nino Rota, Aaron Copland, John Corigliano, and Erich Korngold. The musicians: Joel Pargman and Carrie Kennedy (violins), Aaron Oltman (viola), Ryan Sweeney (cello). This program is made possible by the Friends of the Altadena Library and the Altadena Library Foundation. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Community. Music & Entertainment. Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Main Library.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, March 27, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, March 27, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Agenda and additional materials may be found at: www.altadenalibrary.org…. To submit a written public comment, please visit  www.altadenalibrary.org… Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Monday, March 27, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In-Person: Community Room at Main Library. Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/AltadenaLibrary.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, March 30, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, March 30, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Seed Library

More details to come! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Health & Wellness. Talks & Lectures. Saturday, April 1, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Virtual.

Stitch & Sew!

Join us at the library to explore fiber arts crafts! Once a month we will practice skills like sewing, embroidery, weaving and more. No experience necessary! This program is best suited for families with children ages 8-12. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Audience: Tweens (Ages 9-12). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Teen Leadership Council

The Teen Leadership Council is looking for ambitious and creative teens who love libraries. If that’s you, the TLC is the place to be! The TLC is like a student government for the library, where members work with the Teen Services Librarian to plan events and programs and strategize ways to make the library a more fun and authentic place for teens.  TLC welcomes new members ages 14-17 who can commit to meeting once a month from 2:30-4pm on the first Saturday of the month. TLC meetings also count as volunteer service hours if you are signed up through the Teen Volunteer Program. For more information, visit altadenalibrary.org/teens. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Volunteering. Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Space in the Main Library.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, April 3, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, April 3, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Around the World Crafts - Antarctica

Explore the world and visit different countries from the Bob Lucas Library. Join us as we travel to a different country and explore the culture through a fun craft on the first Wednesday of the month (January through April).   This month we explore Antarctica and make an Earth Day craft. Register for the event as space is limited. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, April 6, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, April 6, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

'Dena Dishes

Looking for your next great bite to eat in Altadena? Every other Friday, check out the @AltadenaTeens Instagram for the latest stop on this local food tour! Join Isabelle and Alice as they review the coolest, tastiest, and best value spots for teens in Altadena. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Friday, April 7, 2023, 5:00 PM. Virtual on Instagram @AltadenaTeens.

No Guilt Book Club (Virtual)

Catch up on reading and chatting with other local readers! Haven't read the books? No worries, no guilt! We will gather on Zoom to discuss these book picks: “The Memory Police” by Yoko Ogawa “Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures” by Merlin Sheldrake Sign up (required) to participate! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, April 8, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Huntington Hospital Health Screenings

Come and receive free health counseling and screenings by a registered nurse. No appointment/registration is necessary. Personal health guidance , Hypertension (high blood pressure) screening , Diabetes (high blood sugar) risk assessment and screening , Medical and social services and referrals , Health promotion literature and resources. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Health & Wellness. Monday, April 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Altadena Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, April 10, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, April 10, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Community Facilities District Committee Meeting (Board of Trustees)

Agendas and any related materials can be found at www.altadenalibrary.org/board-materials. Instructions for submitting public comment can be found in the meeting's agenda. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. https://www.youtube.com/c/altadenalibrary/. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Play & Learn: Playdough!

Join us for this playdough workshop, during which we will learn how to make playdough made out of food ingredients. We will also learn how to learn with playdough at home. Ages 2 to 5. Siblings welcome. Registration required. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Educational. Community. Friday, April 14, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Art & Chill: TBA

Come join our low-key low-stakes art-making hang! On the third Saturday of the month, we explore new materials and practice new methods, no previous experience required. Each month features a different theme and activities, but the vibes will always be chill! This Month: TBA. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Community. Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Crafternoons for Kids!

Join us for our monthly arts & crafts program!  We will have a different craft every month that will help you express your creativity! Parents are encouraged to help their child with their projects. This program is for children in grades K-5. Supplies will be provided but are limited. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Art. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Community Room at the Main Library.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Adult Craft Hour

Join us for an afternoon craft at the Main Library. Participants will meet in the small meeting room for those who pre-registered. Online registration is required as space is limited to 10 people per session. The event is for ages 18 and over. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Altadena Library Small Meeting Room.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, April 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, April 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

Adult Craft at Loma Alta

Join us a for a morning craft at the seating area near the Equestrian Center at Loma Alta Park. Participants  meet outdoors where socially distanced tables and seating will be available for those who pre-registered. Online registration is required as space is limited to 10 people per session. Event is for ages 18 and over.    This craft activity occurs the third Friday of the month except for August. If you have any questions, please call (626) 798-8338. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Outdoors. Friday, April 21, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Seating Area near the Equestrian Center at Loma Alta Park.

'Dena Dishes

Looking for your next great bite to eat in Altadena? Every other Friday, check out the @AltadenaTeens Instagram for the latest stop on this local food tour! Join Isabelle and Alice as they review the coolest, tastiest, and best value spots for teens in Altadena. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Friday, April 21, 2023, 5:00 PM. Virtual on Instagram @AltadenaTeens.

From the Garden

Details to come! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Outdoors. Saturday, April 22, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Bob Lucas Library.

Baby & Toddler Storytime

Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library. We'll have fun outdoors with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. This is for children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers. In the event of inclement weather conditions, the storytime will be moved into the Community Room at the Main Library. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Monday, April 24, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn on the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, April 24, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Agenda and additional materials may be found at: www.altadenalibrary.org…. To submit a written public comment, please visit  www.altadenalibrary.org… Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Monday, April 24, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In-Person: Community Room at Main Library. Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/AltadenaLibrary.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Outdoor Family Storytime

Families with young children and older siblings are invited to join us for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Charles White Park 77 Mountain View St. Altadena, CA.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, April 27, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Preschool Storytime

Join us for outdoor Preschool Storytime. We'll have fun with books, rhymes, and songs that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children. Children ages 3 -5 and their parents/caregivers are welcome. All storytimes will be held outdoors weather permitting. Programs will be moved into the Community Room in the event of inclement weather conditions. Space is limited so we recommend you come early to pick your spot. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Outdoors. Thursday, April 27, 2023, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Front Lawn at the Main Library.

All Ages Lego Day

All ages are welcome for an afternoon of Lego building. Lego and Duplo bricks will be available for those who are interested in letting their imagination run wild. This is a drop-in event, and no registration necessary. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Friday, April 28, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

ALTADENA POETS LAUREATE Present Poetry & Cookies

Join us for readings by poets published in the Altadena Poetry Review. Details to follow. This program is made possible by the Friends of the Altadena Library. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Author Talks. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, April 29, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Main Library Main Floor ​​​​​​​LIVESTREAMED AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/ALTADENALIBRARY.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Monday, May 1, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Chess Night

Beginners & experienced players can drop in and enjoy learning new skills and practicing with each other in a comfortable environment. Just bring your love of the game and be willing to share it with others. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Games. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Reading Court at the Main Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Around the World Crafts -

Explore the world and visit different countries from the Bob Lucas Library. Join us as we travel to a different country and explore the culture through a fun craft on the first Wednesday of the month (January through April).   Register for the event as space is limited. Audience: Preschool (Infants - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

For those who want to build English fluency to help work through everyday situations. Casual, small group sessions are designed for beginning English learners. Classes are free and offered in person Monday - Thursday every week, at the Bob Lucas Memorial Library. To sign up, call (626) 798-0833 x 102. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Educational. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, May 4, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bob Lucas Memorial Library & Literacy Center.

Budget Committee Meeting (Board of Trustees)

Agendas and any related materials can be found at www.altadenalibrary.org/board-materials. Instructions for submitting public comment can be found in the meeting's agenda. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Thursday, May 4, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. https://www.youtube.com/c/altadenalibrary.

Seed Library

More details to come! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. Health & Wellness. Talks & Lectures. Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Altadena Community Garden.