Branch Storytimes may be held indoors and outdoors. Masks are required of attendees ages two and up at indoor storytimes. Masks are highly recommended for children ages two and up and adults at outdoor storytimes, regardless of vaccination status. Please allow for at least three feet of social distancing between participants. Hand sanitizers will be available.
Infant Toddler StorytimeStorytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to language and learning! Join us for an indoor, 20-minute storytime with books, songs, rhymes and fun! For ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
Tuesdays, Sept. 7–Oct. 26 • 10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park Branch Library
STEAM StorytimeChildren discover the world through stories, songs, fingerplays, dancing and crafts. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Preschool StorytimeWelcome back inside the library for stories, songs, finger-plays and fun! For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Wednesdays (Except Oct. 13 & 20) • 10:30 a.m. • Santa Catalina Branch Library
Join us as we welcome our early learners back for outdoor storytime. There will be songs, dancing, finger-plays and lots of fun! For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 • 11 a.m. •
San Rafael Branch Library
Join us for a Spanish language storytime.
Wednesdays (Except Sept. 29, Oct. 20 & 27) • 4 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch Library
Join us for 30 minutes of fun with books and more in this weekly storytime! Space is limited, so tickets will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis at the Lamanda Park Branch desk beginning 30 minutes before storytime. For ages 3-5 and their caregivers.
Thursdays, beginning Sept. 9 • 10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park Branch Library
Thursday, Sept. 9 • 10:30 a.m. •
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Signs ‘n Storytime (American Sign Language)
Join us for a fun storytime featuring a few American Sign Language (ASL) signs to learn.
Wednesdays, Sept. 15 & Oct. 13 •Hispanic Heritage Tales and CraftCome, join us for a special storytime and craft for Hispanic Heritage month. Limited space. Call (626) 744-6510 to sign-up.Wed. Sept. 15 • 3-4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch Library
10:30 a.m. • Instagram Live
Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and village building, featuring stories authored by and/or about African Americans, read by Dr. Ayesha Randall. Kids will have fun, make new friends and make crafts.Saturday Storytime
Friday, Sept. 24 • 4 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch Library
Join us virtually on Instagram Live for storytime in the garden.
Saturday, Sept. 25 • 10:30 a.m. • Instagram Live
Join us for cultural stories, music, and a craft in honor of Cuba.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 • 10:30 a.m. •
Linda Vista Branch Library
All little witches, ghouls, ghosts, and goblins are invited to a spooky (but not too spooky) storytime. Join us for stories, music, and crafts. Costumes encouraged!
Wednesday, Oct. 27 • 3:30-4 p.m. • Hastings Branch Library
Homework Help provided in all subjects for Kindergarten to 10th grade students.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays • 3:30-6 p.m. •
La Pintoresca Branch Library
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Pasadena Media and Pasadena Public Library have partnered to bring you "Telling Tales," a collection of traditional folktales told by library staffer and storyteller Nick Smith. Find these stories, and more on the Library’s YouTube channel. Perfect for school age kids and their families. Available 24/7 on demand. Presented in partnership with Pasadena Media.
Hispanic Heritage Tales and Craft
Come, join us for a special storytime and craft for Hispanic Heritage month.
Wed. Sept. 15 • 3-4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch Library
Lucha Libros Mask and Information Night
Second graders, get ready to do battle in a reading competition like no other! In this year long program you will read four assigned chapter books and answer comprehension questions about what you read. You’ll earn a participation prize, plus competition points. At the end of the year, the top five scorers will receive medals. The team with the most points overall will also get ribbons!
Thursday, Sept. 16 • 4:30 p.m. • Zoom
Lucha Libros Masks
Make your own Lucha Libros mask, learn how the quizzes work and complete your registration for the program! We will send you a mask template, and during the meeting will assign you to one of our two branch library teams. Sign up for your mask template here.
Lucha Libros Battle #1
Second grade luchadores meet to answer questions about the book Saraí and the Meaning of Awesome by Saraí González and Monica Brown.Thursday, Oct. 21 • 4:30 p.m. •
Lamanda Park Branch Library
Sign up for Lamanda Park’s Battle here.
Read Around the World Book Club Visits Colombia
Join us as we discuss author Anika Fajardo’s book, What if a Fish in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn about Colombia and make Colombian chivas (buses) out of paper. For grades 3-5.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 • 4-5 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch Library
DIY Mini Piñata
Learn about the rich history of piñatas as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month then make a mini one of your own. Sign up at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/pinata.
Saturday, Oct. 9 • 11 a.m.-noon •
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Afternoon Board Games
Cool down at the library and enjoy giant dominoes, mazes, board and exploration games with friends and family.
Tuesdays, Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26 • 2-4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch Library
La Pintoresca LEGO® Club
Compete against other LEGO® enthusiasts as you meet the weekly LEGO® challenge. Due to COVID-19 restrictions masks are required of all participants. For ages 7-12. To sign up call (626) 744-7268.
Mondays, Sept. 13-Oct. 11 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch Library
Books & MoreSaturday, Oct. 9 • 2-3 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch LibraryWindows and Mirrors Book Club
Creative Writing with Emily
Teen instructor Emily Battaglia will share tips, ideas, prompts, vocabulary and skills for writing fiction! Every month we will focus on a different aspect of fiction writing.
For ages 9-12.
Join us we meet to discuss a middle grade book about kids with diverse backgrounds and their experiences. Maybe you’ll see yourself in one of these books, or maybe you’ll get a window into the lives of others! All the books about issues of social justice have been selected for humor, heart and high quality writing. This month, we will read a scary book, Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh. For grades 5 and up.
Tuesday, Oct. 12 • 4:30-5:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch LibrarySTEAMMighty Chondria: Science for Kids
Dive deeper into science and become a scientist in your own home! Join us for fun lab activities using household supplies as we explore the different branches of science such as chemistry, earth science and biology. To attend Mighty Chondria sign up here.
Mondays, Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11 & 25 • 4 p.m. • Zoom