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Summer Fun Saturday

Participate in a "passive program" every other Saturday this summer. Help build a puzzle, create a bookmark, make a friend! Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Children's Room.

Screen Printing Workshop with John Miner

Learn and practice screen printing techniques with the Fab Lab and John Miner, a former screen printing instructor at Pasadena City College. Space is limited, and registration is required. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Art. DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Pocket Park.

Neon Retro Arcade x ALD Teens

ALD Teens! Come meet us at Neon Retro Arcade in Old Town Pasadena for a 2 hour free play with other teens. At the arcade, you can play a variety of classic games and pinball machines. There will be library staff there to supervise and play games with you. This program is for teens 13-17 years old only. Registration is required - spots are very limited! There will be a wait list available, if anyone cancels, you will be notified asap. If you are registered, please meet us at the front door of: Neon Retro Arcade 28 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Games. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Neon Retro Arcade 28 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105.

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:The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Saturday, June 22, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, June 24, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Monday, June 24, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Agenda and additional materials may be found at: Board Meeting Materials - Altadena Libraries (altadenalibrary.org) To submit a written public comment, please email hello@altadenalibrary.org or use the online submission form at www.altadenalibrary.org/publiccomment. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Monday, June 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In-Person: Community Room at Main Library. Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/AltadenaLibrary.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, June 24, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

DIY Painted Pot Plants for Teens

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Come make your own DIY Painted Pot Plants using recycled tin cans. Limited plants will be provided. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Main Library Teen Space.

In-Person Sound Bath Meditation with Amy Rutledge

Gratitude, abundance, and love meditation encompassed in a one-hour sound bath featuring crystal bowls, gongs, wave drums, and chimes. Self-care with sound! Please bring a mat or towel to lay on. Space is limited, and registration is required. About the presenter Ms. Rutledge came to the study of meditation as a path toward personal healing after struggles with the effects of Lyme Disease as well as depression and anxiety and found that it helped her in ways when many other approaches failed. https://www.meditatewithamy.com/. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Health & Wellness. Summer Reading. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

The Library Bandit Puppet Show

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Dipsie is excited to check out her favorite books from the library! But suddenly they are stolen by the bumbling Library Bandit who always wants what everyone else has. Now Dipsie is sad since she won’t get to read his stories. But, the many puppet friends and the kids in the audience lead them into fun and silly adventures where she comes face to face with the Bandit. It’s an interactive bonanza of fun with learning moments! Interactive fun for kids and families! About the presenter Hey Hey Hey Entertainment is a kid's entertainment company that specializes in making amazing, memorable experiences for kids! They perform in libraries in Southern California! Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Performance. Summer Reading. Educational. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Family Storytime at Loma Alta Park

Join us at Loma Alta park for family storytime! This program is suitable for all ages and will feature stories, songs, rhymes and movement! A craft will be provided at the end of the program. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Story Time. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Social Hall at Loma Alta Park.

Murder Mystery: Murder on the Grill

Enjoy an evening with neighbors as you become characters in a murder mystery and work together to find the murderer. Adults only. Space is limited, and registration is required. Scenario: You and your guests find yourselves at the Kansas City home of Tom Dooley for a sizzling backyard cookout and some fabulous party fun. Too bad poor Tom gets iced over his hot grill - and you may be a suspect. How low will you go? Audience: Adults. Event Type: Games. Summer Reading. Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, June 27, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Friday, June 28, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Ribbon Wands! Let's Play!

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Make your own ribbon wand! Choosing from gathered ribbon, create your own ribbon wand to play and perform! Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Outdoors. Summer Reading. DIY & Crafting. Friday, June 28, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Cozy Crafters Club

Immerse yourself in the world of fiber arts! Bring your own project to work on or dip into our supply basket to try a new craft you've been curious about. We'll socialize, help each other out when we get stuck, and maybe, just maybe, finish that thing you've been working on. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, June 28, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Callisto Tea House.

HoneyGirl Signs Basics in Sign Painting Workshop Series

Learn the basics in sign painting in a 3-day workshop with HoneyGirl Signs!  Limited spots available! Register once for all three workshops and unleash your inner sign painting pro! Attendance for all three workshops is highly encouraged for optimal learning and skill development. Workshop Day 1: Letterform and Basic Strokes (6/7): Learn the basics of letterform and fonts used in sign painting (Gothic, Casual, and Grocery Store alphabets). Learn and practice the 5 main brush strokes used by sign painters. , Workshop Day 2: Design and Layout (6/21): Learn the essential elements that make for a successful sign with correct emphasis. , Workshop day 3: Paint a small Wooden Plaque (6/28): Design a simple word or phrase, directly layout onto wooden plaque and paint using water-based paints. About the presenter Limited spots available! Register once for all three workshops and unleash your inner sign painting pro! Attendance for all three workshops is highly encouraged for optimal learning and skill… Audience: Adults. Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Workshops & Classes. Summer Reading. Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Repair Cafe

Need something fixed? Well the Pasadena Repair Cafe is back.  Bring your item to be fixed and explain your issue to your fixer. The Repair Cafe team will try their best to fix it for free. While you wait for your item to be fixed, chat with the person fixing your item or other community members, or walk around while you wait and check out the Really, Really, Free Market!  If you would like to bring items to the Really, Really, Free Market, please be sure the item is not broken, and it is small enough that people can carry it. Some items that you can bring to the Really, Really, Free Market: puzzles, games, toys, clothes, cook wear, etc. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Community. Summer Reading. Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Main Library Community Room/Parking Lot.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, July 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Monday, July 1, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, July 1, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Open Mic Night

Come share your work and listen to your neighbors' work. All ages, all genres. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Performance. Monday, July 1, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Remainders Presents: Teen Indigo Dyeing Program

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join Theresa Robinett in this small group class to learn how to create an indigo dye bath with indigo dye powder and natural fabrics. Use your own fabric or we will supply cotton and silk from our vast inventory to immerse into the bath in an ancient process of permanently dying fabric. About the presenter After years of immersing herself in the world of fiber arts, Theresa Robinett's journey has unfolded like a story spun from thread, traversing realms of knitting, hand spinning, weaving, and intricate surface design techniques. Her passion led her to explore the ancient art of dyeing with plant-based dyes, culminating in the remarkable endeavor of cultivating her own dye materials. Today, Theresa's artistic endeavors center around block printing on an array of fabrics and the mesmerizing world of plant dyes. Her profound fascination with indigo and resist dyeing has become a cornerstone of her work, where she embraces the delightful serendipity that unfolds as cloth… Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Workshops & Classes. DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Main Library Pocket Park.

Indie Author Night

Listen to local authors read from their best and newest works. Meet them, get copies of their book after the reading and mingle with other book lovers. Details to come! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Author Talks. Literature & Poetry. Performance. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Day at the Farm: Petting Zoo & Farm-Themed Crafts

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for a day at the farm with a petting zoo and farm themed crafts! For children ages 3-12. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Outdoors. Educational. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

STEAM Lab

Children will conduct an experiment or complete an activity that uses science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each session offers a different opportunity. This program is best suited for children ages 6-12, and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Registration is required as supplies are limited. This program is best suited for children ages 6-12, and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Educational. Science. Technology. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

CLOSURE - Independence Day

The Main Library will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day. If you have items to return, there is an outdoor book return at the Main Library on Mariposa Street, at the corner of Santa Rosa Avenue. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Early Learner (2-5). Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Community. Thursday, July 4, 2024. Altadena Library District.

CANCELLED - Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELLED - Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 4, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Friday, July 5, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

DIY Birdfeeder

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Decorate your own birdfeeder so you can birdwatch from home all summer long! Supplies available on a first come, first-served basis. This program is best suited for children ages 3-12. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, July 5, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Summer Fun Saturday

Participate in a "passive program" every other Saturday this summer. Help build a puzzle, create a bookmark, make a friend! Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Saturday, July 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Children's Room.

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, July 8, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Altadena Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, July 8, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Monday, July 8, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, July 8, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Teen Ping Pong Championship

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Get your body moving and meet other Teens at our first Ping Pong championship. We'll also have lawn games. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Summer Reading. Games. Health & Wellness. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Main Library Pocket Park.

Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association Presentation

Learn about native bees in your community at a presentation by the Los Angeles County Beekeepers' Association and observe live bees in an Observation Hive. About the presenters Mary Landau is a mother of 3 college grads, all musicians. She moved to Altadena in 1976 and is still living in the same house. She has spent most of her life educating children. For more than 30 years, she has taught preschool through 6th grade. Over 20 years ago, she joined The Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association (est. 1873) to find out what to tell children about honeybees, besides, “Don’t kill them!” Through her work with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (now known as Learn About Ag), California Women for Agriculture, and The California School Garden Network, she has brought her lessons to hundreds of children in the greater L.A. area. She is LACBA’s Current Education Chair and will be sharing the special qualities of honeybees, the jobs (pollination, the Honeybees most important job) and life cycle… Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Educational. Talks & Lectures. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Build-a-Teddy Workshop

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Bring your newest furry friend to life at the library's first teddy workshop! You will hand-stuff your new friend and put a special wish inside. No sewing is required for this simple family activity. Supplies available on a first come, first-served basis. Limit one teddy per child. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

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, July 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. At the Main Library Community Room. Or, view virtually at: https://www.youtube.com/c/altadenalibrary/. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Family Storytime at Loma Alta Park

Join us at Loma Alta Park for family storytime! This program is suitable for all ages and will feature stories, songs, rhymes and movement! A craft will be provided at the end of the program. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Story Time. Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Social Hall at Loma Alta Park.

Altadena Library Foundation Meeting

Meeting of the Altadena Library Foundation Board of Trustees. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Meeting. Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Splash & Play!

Join us for an after-hours water play program. We will have fun water stations, a splash pad, and a variety of water toys. Frozen treat and water will be provided. For children ages 3-12. This is a water play activity and children may get wet. Please bring water safe clothing and a towel. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Outdoors. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Recycling is Magic

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.. your garbage! Through humor and magic, children will learn that garbage won't just disappear because you send it off to the dump! About the presenter Full Spectrum is a children's entertainment company that performs a variety of shows throughout Southern California. https://fantasyinmagic.com/Preschool.pdf. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Educational. Performance. Summer Reading. Friday, July 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Friday, July 12, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Savoring Roots: A Journey Through Plant-Based Indigenous Culinary Traditions

Join Dr. Claudia Serrato as she presents "Savoring Roots: A Journey Through Plant-Based Indigenous Culinary Traditions." This unique lecture and food demonstration will explore the vibrant world of plant-based nutrition through the rich traditions of Indigenous cuisine. Dr. Serrato will guide you on a sensory journey, revealing the stories, flavors, and traditions of Indigenous foods. Learn how these plant-based ingredients serve as a bridge to the past and a key to sustainable living and wellness today. You will receive exclusive recipe handouts to bring the tastes of the lecture into your own kitchen. Additionally, a tasting session will offer a direct experience of the unique and nourishing dishes discussed. Engage your senses fully in this immersive exploration of Indigenous culinary wisdom and practices. About the presenter Dr. Claudia Serrato is a distinguished culinary anthropologist, chef, and educator, known for her advocacy in Indigenous foods and culinary traditions. Her work focuses on the… Audience: Adults. Event Type: Author Talks. Talks & Lectures. Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Community Room *Date updated, catalog date incorrect*.

Teen Poetry Club

Moderated by WriteGirl/Bold Ink Writers, this is a wonderful trans and LGBTQ friendly space to learn and build poetry writing skills, share your work, and get inspired by fellow writers. Bring your imagination and love of writing and join the club! https://www.writegirl.org/teaching-artists. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Literature & Poetry. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Main Library Small Meeting 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: Sign up (required) to participate! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, July 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Monday, July 15, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, July 15, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Pajama Storytime

This storytime is for children of all ages. Get comfy with your PJs and  come to the library for an evening session of your favorite books, songs, and nighttime relaxation activities! Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Monday, July 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Teen DIY Room Banner

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Come make your own DIY Banner. We'll have all the supplies you'll need to vibe up your room! Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Main Library Teen Space.

Teen 2000's Glamour Shots: Syd Studios

Come experience an immersive nostalgic glamour photo booth by Syd Studios - just for Teens! Bring your friends and/or just treat yourself to a solo shoot. Each Teen will be able to walk away with digital files as well as printed photos. Walk-ins are welcome but try to come early! This program is for teens 13-17 years old, only. About the Studio: Syd Studios is an immersive mobile nostalgic glamour photo booth that offers people to step back into the early 2000s to get their glamour portraits taken by themselves or with loved ones. @sydstudios.photo. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Music & Entertainment. Summer Reading. Health & Wellness. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Aquarium on Wheels: Tidepool Animal Exploration

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join the Aquarium of the Pacific's Aquarium on Wheels to investigate and observe local tidepool animals with educators. For children ages 3-12. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Outdoors. Educational. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Main Library Parking Lot/Pocket Park.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Adult Craft Hour: Capiz Shell Wind Chimes

Join us for an afternoon craft at the Main Library. Participants will meet in the Community 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. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Altadena Library Community Room.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 18, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 18, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Adult Craft at Plant Material: Capiz Shell Wind Chimes

Join us a for a morning craft at Plant Material.  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. If you have any questions, please call (626) 798-0833. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, July 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Plant Material 3081 Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Friday, July 19, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

No-Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Learn how to up-cycle an old t-shirt into a tote bag! You will learn this simple no-sew technique and then decorate your stylish new bag! You are encouraged to bring your own t-shirt. The library will have a limited supply of shirts for those who need one. This program is best suited for ages 5-12. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, July 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Beach in a Bottle

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for a simple craft with all materials provided to make a mini beach a bottle that includes sand and shells. This craft can be enjoyed while supplies last. For children ages 5-12. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Summer Reading. DIY & Crafting. Friday, July 19, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Fab Lab Gab: A Creative Social Gathering Series - Sustainability & Creativity

Fab Lab Gab meets seasonally to discuss various topics in relation to creativity and making. The Fab Lab Gab is open to anyone and each session will include a discussion of thematically curated readings, videos, podcasts, and other media. You are encouraged to attend even if you have not read, watched, or listened to all the curated materials. July 20: Sustainability & Creativity, Please register for each session. Saturday, April 20 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday, July 20 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday, October 19 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday, December 14 – 9:00 am to 10:00 am April 20: Creatives in Society, Design Justice By Sasha Costanza-Chock Access book online: https://direct.mit.edu/books/oa-monograph/4605/Design-JusticeCommunity-Led-Practices-to-Build-the, Extra Bold - A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers by Ellen Lupton, Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara Available in our library collection. … Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Book Clubs. Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Main Library Reading Court.

Summer Fun Saturday

Participate in a "passive program" every other Saturday this summer. Help build a puzzle, create a bookmark, make a friend! Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Saturday, July 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Children's Room.

One Book, One County (Book Discussion)

Join L.A. County Libraries in a book discussion for their first ever One Book, One County initiative. Book being discussed: L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon. About One Book, One County One Book, One County is a community reading program bringing together 18 library districts in Los Angeles County! From June 1 - July 27, 2024, all participating libraries will be reading and discussing L.A. Weather by María Amparo Escandón.
This community reading program fosters collaboration, education, and conversation across our county and emphasizes the power of connected libraries to create connected communities. To learn more about this year’s book and other participating libraries, visit LACountyLibrary.org/onebook. Audience: Adults. Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Summer Reading. Book Clubs. Saturday, July 20, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court/Pocket Park.

ALD Teens x Octavia's Bookshelf

Teens! Come meet us at Octavia's Bookshelf & get a special behind-the-scenes tour with Nikki High and learn about her journey as a bookstore owner. Registration is required, each Teen will get one book. Meet at Octavia's Bookshelf 1365 N Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104 About the presenter Nikki High is the owner and founder of Pasadena’s only Black Woman Owned Bookstore, Octavia’s Bookshelf. Octavia’s Bookshelf is dedicated to uplifting BIPOC writers, creating space for community, and passionately encouraging a love for books while celebrating and honoring the words and wisdom of Pasadena hometown legend, Octavia Butler. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Book Clubs. Summer Reading. Community. Saturday, July 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Octavia's Bookshelf.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, July 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Monday, July 22, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Agenda and additional materials may be found at: Board Meeting Materials - Altadena Libraries (altadenalibrary.org) To submit a written public comment, please email hello@altadenalibrary.org or use the online submission form at www.altadenalibrary.org/publiccomment. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Monday, July 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In-Person: Community Room at Main Library. Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/AltadenaLibrary.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, July 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Teen Game Rock: Video Gaming Truck

This is a Lunch at the Library event. LA Game Rock is an immersive gaming truck experience with multiple gaming consoles. Come play games with your friends, or meet Teens!  About the truck Welcome to L.A. Game Rock, a mobile gamer’s paradise. We are independently owned and operated, located in Compton, California, serving greater Los Angeles with the best mobile entertainment available. https://www.lagamerock.com/ IG @gamerock_ca. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Games. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Main Library Parking Lo.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Jump Rope! Let's Play!

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Jump, exercise, and join in a game of double dutch! Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Health & Wellness. Summer Reading. Outdoors. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Family Storytime at Loma Alta Park

Join us at Loma Alta park for family storytime! This program is suitable for all ages and will feature stories, songs, rhymes and movement! A craft will be provided at the end of the program. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Story Time. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Social Hall at Loma Alta Park.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Friday, July 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Comic Creators

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Want to create the next Dog Man? Join us at the library to craft your own comic book! We will practice storytelling through art and learn about the elements of comic art. Supplies are limited and will be available on a first come, first-served basis. This program is best suited for ages 5-12. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Art. DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, July 26, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Cozy Crafters Club

Immerse yourself in the world of fiber arts! Bring your own project to work on or dip into our supply basket to try a new craft you've been curious about. We'll socialize, help each other out when we get stuck, and maybe, just maybe, finish that thing you've been working on. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Community. DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, July 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Callisto Tea House.

Author Talk: Twelve Trees: How Humans can Embrace the Living World and Its Tree Neighbors

Join us for an author talk with Dr. Daniel Lewis, senior curator at The Huntington Library, who will talk about his new book "Twelve Trees: The Deep Roots of Our Future," discussing how humans can form better relationships with trees, and in the process, do the right thing for the planet. About the author Daniel Lewis oversees the Huntington’s rare book and manuscript holdings in the history of science and technology. He is also an environmental historian and college professor, with faculty appointments at Caltech and at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. This is his fourth book. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Author Talks. Talks & Lectures. Summer Reading. Saturday, July 27, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

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. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Saturday, July 27, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, July 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Monday, July 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, July 29, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Direct Animation with Echo Park Film Center!

Learn about direct animation (or drawn-on-film animation) with the Echo Park Film Center! We will be experimenting with this style and at the end, we will see the projection of our finished work. No registration required. About the presenter Established in 2002, the Echo Park Film Center is a nonprofit media arts organization. The Echo Park Film Center provides equal and affordable access to film/video education and resources via a community microcinema and meeting space, free and low-cost filmmaking classes and workshops, comprehensive small format film equipment rental and resources, and a green-energy mobile cinema/film school. https://www.epfccollective.org/. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Summer Reading. Movies. Art. Monday, July 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

DIY Lego Printmaking for Teens

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Explore the fun and fabulous world of printmaking! Design and create your own unique art prints using Lego dots. All materials provided. Audience: Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Event Type: Summer Reading. DIY & Crafting. Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Main Library Teen Space.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Bubble Party!

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us on the front lawn to explore fun bubble stations! Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Outdoors. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Lunch at the Library

Children and Teens (ages 0-18) can enjoy a free meal at the library Monday through Friday in the Community Room. All food must be eaten in the library Community Room and cannot be taken out of the room for later. Grownups are encouraged to bring their own meal to eat with their child.  Every Friday, Lunch at the Library participants will be able to grab a book to add to their home libraries, while supplies last. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The Summer Food Service Program is a program of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, administered in California by the California Department of Education. Lunch at the Library is a project of the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Friday, August 2, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Dave Skale, The Library Magician

This is a Lunch at the Library event. This WACKY show features tons of MAGIC, loads of AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, lots of LAUGHS, and even a LIVE BUNNY! You will scream with excitement when you catch Dave’s mistakes, and gasp with amazement when the magic finally works! About the presenter Dave Skale has performed tens of thousands of shows over the years, including many for notable clients, such as: The Magic Castle, James Cameron, John Goodman, Shaquille O'Neal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Pamela Anderson, Disneyland, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, and over 1,000 schools and libraries. Learn more at: DavidSkale.com. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Summer Reading. Performance. Educational. Friday, August 2, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Main Library Front Lawn.

Summer Fun Saturday

Participate in a "passive program" every other Saturday this summer. Help build a puzzle, create a bookmark, make a friend! Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Saturday, August 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Children's Room.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, August 5, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, August 5, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Dance with Me! Session A

Join dance instructors from Unbound Dance Studio for a fun introduction to dance and movement! This class is for ages 1-5 and includes participation from a caregiver. Dance With Me is a fun introduction to creative movement for our youngest dancers, giving them a chance to explore moving different parts of their bodies in new ways, dancing with props, and movement games with music! This class will be offered twice at the following times. Families may only register for one session. Session A: 10:00-10:40 AM Session B: 11:00-11:40 AM About the presenter At Unbound Dance Studio, our mission is to instill (or reignite) a lifelong love and passion for dance in dancers of all ages and experience levels, while providing quality dance education and performance opportunities in a fun, welcoming, and supportive environment. https://unbounddancestudio.com/. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Health & Wellness. Summer Reading. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM. Main Library Community Room.

Dance with Me! Session B

Join dance instructors from Unbound Dance Studio for a fun introduction to dance and movement! This class is for ages 1-5 and includes participation from a caregiver. Dance With Me is a fun introduction to creative movement for our youngest dancers, giving them a chance to explore moving different parts of their bodies in new ways, dancing with props, and movement games with music! This class will be offered twice at the following times. Families may only register for one session. Session A: 10:00-10:40 AM Session B: 11:00-11:40 AM About the presenter At Unbound Dance Studio, our mission is to instill (or reignite) a lifelong love and passion for dance in dancers of all ages and experience levels, while providing quality dance education and performance opportunities in a fun, welcoming, and supportive environment. https://unbounddancestudio.com/. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Health & Wellness. Summer Reading. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM. Main Library Community Room.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Furoshiki Hands-On Demonstration

Join Kumi Corsa in a hands on demonstration of the Japanese art of sustainable gift wrapping with cloth. Participants will receive a cloth of their own to take home. About the presenter Kumi grew up in Tokyo, Japan and became fascinated with the Japanese tradition of furoshiki at an early age. She has collaborated and held sustainable holiday furoshiki gift-wrapping events with various luxury lifestyle, fashion, beauty and wellness brands and retailers, including well-known Certified B companies such as French fashion house Chloe and Australian beauty brand Aesop. Kumi has also held furoshiki workshops for various cultural and educational institutions such as Japan House. She is based in Los Angeles but travels around the world to hold workshops and spread the practice and message of the beautiful, sustainable and incredibly versatile Japanese tradition of furoshiki. www.artoffuroshiki.com @artofjapanesegiftwrapping. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Scrapbooking

Relive your favorite summer memories by making your own scrapbook! You will get to decorate your blank pages with fun photos, paper, stickers, and more. We recommend you bring at least 5-10 printed photos, no bigger than 4x6. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Audience: Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Budget Committee Meeting (Board of Trustees)

Library Board of Trustees Budget Committee Meeting. Meeting Dates for Calendar Year 2023 February 8, 2024 May 9, 2024 August 8, 2024 November 14, 2024. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. At the Main Library Community Room. Or, view virtually at: https://www.youtube.com/c/altadenalibrary/.

Huntington Health Blood Drive @ Altadena Library

Donate blood and help save lives! All donors receive a $10 gift card. Please call or text Ida at 626-676-3035 to schedule your donation. We welcome walk-ins! The day of your donation: Eat a meal before donating blood. , Be well hydrated. , Bring your picture ID. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Health & Wellness. Community. Summer Reading. Friday, August 9, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM. Bloodmobile in Main Library Parking Lot.

Bug Hotel Workshop

Everyone needs a place to rest! Our bug friends are no different. Making a bug hotel is essential to a vibrant local ecology. Adding a bug hotel (also called a bug house) to your garden makes for a fun and creative way to encourage biodiversity. Bug hotels provide shelter and nesting sites to native and migratory solitary insects. As most gardeners could tell you, these tiny creatures are crucial—most plants depend on pollinators. And as organic gardeners know all too well, it’s crucial to protect vulnerable pollinators and attract beneficial insects. Enter the bug hotel. It works the same way as a bird house—however, rather than one family, it can serve multiple types of insects. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Summer Reading. Friday, August 9, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Huntington Health Blood Drive @ Altadena Library

Donate blood and help save lives! All donors receive a $10 gift card. Please call or text Ida at 626-676-3035 to schedule your donation. We welcome walk-ins! The day of your donation: Eat a meal before donating blood. , Be well hydrated. , Bring your picture ID. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Health & Wellness. Community. Summer Reading. Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:15 PM. Bloodmobile in Main Library Parking Lot.

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: Sign up (required) to participate! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, August 10, 2024, 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, August 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Altadena Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Baby & Toddler Storytime & Play

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for outdoor Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Altadena Library! We'll have fun with books, songs, and rhymes that encourage development and bonding. A 30-minute playtime will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Children ages 0-2 years and their parents/caregivers are welcome. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Event Type: Summer Reading. Story Time. Monday, August 12, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

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. Summer Reading. Monday, August 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Pajama Storytime

This storytime is for children of all ages. Get comfy with your PJs and  come to the library for an evening session of your favorite books, songs, and nighttime relaxation activities! Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Monday, August 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Bird House Workshop

Want to provide shelter to our native birds in our community? Come and make a bird house to place in your garden, and wait for your new neighbors to arrive! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Summer Reading. Workshops & Classes. DIY & Crafting. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Family Storytime at Loma Alta Park

Join us at Loma Alta Park for family storytime! This program is suitable for all ages and will feature stories, songs, rhymes and movement! A craft will be provided at the end of the program. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Story Time. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Social Hall at Loma Alta Park.

Bilingual Storytime

This is a Lunch at the Library event. Join us for an outdoor bilingual storytime! Enjoy stories and songs in English and Spanish. Practice basic Spanish vocabulary and rhymes! A 30-minute self-directed craft will follow storytime in the Children's Room. Audience: Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Event Type: Story Time. Summer Reading. Thursday, August 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Main Library Front Lawn/Children's Room.

Stuffed Animal Tea Party

Put on your favorite "fancy" outfit and grab your favorite stuffed animal and join us for a tea party filled with snacks and fun! For children ages 3-12. Registration is required. Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Thursday, August 15, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Main Library Community Room.

Adult Craft at Plant Material: Macrame Feather

Join us a for a morning craft at Plant Material.  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. If you have any questions, please call (626) 798-0833. Audience: Adults. Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Friday, August 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Plant Material 3081 Lincoln Ave, Altadena, CA 91001.

End of Summer Reading Party

Bring your family, friends, and chairs for an outdoor viewing of Toy Story. We will have free popcorn and snacks (while supplies last), a fun photo booth, and a toy swap! Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Movies. Outdoors. Summer Reading. Friday, August 16, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Main Library Parking Lot.

Summer Fun Saturday

Participate in a "passive program" every other Saturday this summer. Help build a puzzle, create a bookmark, make a friend! Audience: Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Event Type: DIY & Crafting. Summer Reading. Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Main Library Children's Room.

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. Monday, August 19, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

English Conversation Club

Practice learning, listening and speaking English in a friendly setting. Join us Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Main Library. English learners of all skills levels are encouraged to attend! Call 626.798.0833 ext. 102 or email literacy@altadenalibrary.org with questions! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Small Meeting Room.

Adult Craft Hour: Macrame Feather

Join us for an afternoon craft at the Main Library. Participants will meet in the Community 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. Summer Reading. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Altadena Library Community Room.

Savoring Roots: A Journey Through Plant-Based Indigenous Culinary Traditions

Join Dr. Claudia Serrato as she presents "Savoring Roots: A Journey Through Plant-Based Indigenous Culinary Traditions." This unique lecture and food demonstration will explore the vibrant world of plant-based nutrition through the rich traditions of Indigenous cuisine. Dr. Serrato will guide you on a sensory journey, revealing the stories, flavors, and traditions of Indigenous foods. Learn how these plant-based ingredients serve as a bridge to the past and a key to sustainable living and wellness today. You will receive exclusive recipe handouts to bring the tastes of the lecture into your own kitchen. Additionally, a tasting session will offer a direct experience of the unique and nourishing dishes discussed. Engage your senses fully in this immersive exploration of Indigenous culinary wisdom and practices. About the presenter Dr. Claudia Serrato is a distinguished culinary anthropologist, chef, and educator, known for her advocacy in Indigenous foods and culinary traditions. Her work focuses on the… Audience: Adults. Event Type: Author Talks. Talks & Lectures. Food & Drink. Summer Reading. Saturday, August 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Main Library Community Room *Date updated, catalog date incorrect*.

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. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Saturday, August 24, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Zoom.

Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Agenda and additional materials may be found at: Board Meeting Materials - Altadena Libraries (altadenalibrary.org) To submit a written public comment, please email hello@altadenalibrary.org or use the online submission form at www.altadenalibrary.org/publiccomment. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Library Board of Trustees. Monday, August 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In-Person: Community Room at Main Library. Virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/AltadenaLibrary.

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. Monday, August 26, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Family Storytime at Loma Alta Park

Join us at Loma Alta park for family storytime! This program is suitable for all ages and will feature stories, songs, rhymes and movement! A craft will be provided at the end of the program. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Story Time. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Social Hall at Loma Alta Park.

Murder Mystery: Death by Chocolate

Enjoy an evening with neighbors as you become characters in a murder mystery and work together to find the murderer.  Adults only. Space is limited, and registration is required. Scenario: It’s April 15, 1900, Easter Sunday, and Paris is the center of the world’s attention as millions of visitors arrive for the opening of the International Exposition this weekend. Among them is an elite but diverse group of individuals staying at the Hotel Paradiso. As they gather for dinner, however, the peace of the hotel is rocked by an explosion. Billy Bonka, the foremost chocolate manufacturer in America, is found dead in his room, having apparently been killed by an explosive Easter Egg. Suspicion falls on the people around the table. Who is the murderer? Audience: Adults. Event Type: Games. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Main Library Community Room.

CLOSURE - Labor Day

The Main Library will be closed on Sept. 2 for Labor Day. If you have items to return, there is an outdoor book return at the Main Library on Mariposa Street, at the corner of Santa Rosa Avenue. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade). Baby - Toddler (ages 0 - 2). Tweens (Ages 8-12). Preschool (3 - 5 Years Old). Early Learner (2-5). Teens (8th - 12th Grade). Adults. Event Type: Community. Monday, September 2, 2024. Altadena Library District.

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. Monday, September 2, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

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. Monday, September 9, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.

Family Storytime at Loma Alta Park

Join us at Loma Alta Park for family storytime! This program is suitable for all ages and will feature stories, songs, rhymes and movement! A craft will be provided at the end of the program. Audience: All-Ages Welcome. Event Type: Story Time. Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Social Hall at Loma Alta Park.

Altadena Library Foundation Meeting

Meeting of the Altadena Library Foundation Board of Trustees. Audience: Adults. Event Type: Meeting. Wednesday, September 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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: Sign up (required) to participate! Audience: Adults. Event Type: Book Clubs. Literature & Poetry. Saturday, September 14, 2024, 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, September 16, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Altadena Main Library Small Meeting Room.

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. Monday, September 16, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Main Library Reading Court.