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Enhancing the Library's Outdoor Space: The Importance of Taste of 'Dena

You have likely heard about an upcoming fundraiser for Altadena Library District called Taste of 'Dena on Saturday, September 23rd, but you may not know the vision behind the event or which efforts it will be supporting at the Library. In recent months through a variety of Community Conversations and one-on-one meetings with key stakeholders in Altadena, many priorities for community progress have emerged, and the Library is eager to start taking action. One need that came up time after time was improving mobility throughout Altadena, including offering open spaces for the public to convene, walk, and rest. With its unique property layout and ample open space, the Library is a perfect location for such a space!

Taste of 'Dena will launch the fundraising campaign to support the development of an interactive, outdoor learning space around the Library, featuring serene resting spaces for walkers and readers, opportunities for discovery for our littlest patrons, and indigenous flora. Not only will this expand the multi-use space the Library makes available to everyone in the community, but it will also expand the capacity of our Children's and Teen programming, offering new opportunities for outdoor discovery and engagement. (See an early conceptual sketch above of just one of the potential open areas around the Library!)

We understand that a project like this takes time, commitment, and effort, and this is just the beginning! We are excited to launch this project with the Taste of 'Dena celebration and are confident that with the help of our dedicated community, we can expand the Library's capacity once again to bring people and new ideas together!

Feeling Inspired? Take the First Step!

The key to an event like Taste of 'Dena is filling it with guests that are passionate about the cause it supports. Ticket sales are live and will cap at 200 guests, so you do not want to hesitate to purchase your tickets for this special night of gathering the community in support of our neighborhood Library.

 Buy your tickets to Taste of 'Dena today!
 Can't attend? Please consider making a donation; any amount is a meaningful gift!
 We offer naming opportunities in the new outdoor space for certain sponsor levels. Explore the sponsor levels and corresponding benefits!



It's Time for Truck Day at Altadena Library!

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 12th, will be the first annual Truck Day in the Altadena Main Library parking lot from 10am to 12pm. Join us to celebrate summer and explore a variety of trucks and big vehicles!


Get Ready to Boogie at the End of Summer Concert!

World-renowned, award-winning El Twanguero and his talented band will thrill audiences at Altadena Library's Grand Finale Concert on Friday, August 25th. Dance the night away and enjoy the refreshing libations for sale from the Altadena Ale & Wine House!


It's Not Too Late to Join Storytelling Jam

The culminating performance will take place on August 21st, and you can still join the workshop to develop your narrative!




Events This Week at the Library

CLICK HERE to review our full online event calendar.

Friday, August 11

2:00pm -  Family Game Day (@ Bob Lucas Branch Library)

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, August 12


Monday, August 14

4:00pm -  TEENS  Maker Monday: S'mores Solar Oven

7:00pm -    ADULTS  Storytelling Jam with Lance Anderson

Tuesday, August 15

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

Wednesday, August 16

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Market Stories (@ Altadena Farmers Market)

Thursday, August 17

11:00am - CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

Friday, August 18

3:30pm -  Movie Day - "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (@ Bob Lucas Branch Library)


Donate Wine, Make an Impact!

Our upcoming fundraiser Taste of 'Dena will feature a Wine Pull, where guests buy a ticket to select a mystery wine bottle. You can help support the event by donating wine  valued over $15 to the Wine Pull! Please bring wine donations to the Main Library and ask a staff member to help you fill out the donation form.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Taste of 'Dena and what its proceeds will benefit!

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