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A Huge Thank You to All Who Helped Make Taste of 'Dena a Great Success!

On the evening of Saturday, September 23, the Altadena Library was all abuzz. Lit up and draped in festive fall garlands, the Main Library glowed as guests sipped on delicious wines and beers and tasted decadent samplings from local restaurants and caterers to the jazzy melodies of the David Victorino Band.

Generosity flowed freely in support of the development of the new outdoor space at the Main Library to serve the mobility needs of the community. Thanks to generous sponsors, donors, ticket sales, and revenue from the Wine Pull, gross proceeds to benefit the new initiative surpassed $14,000!

Thank you to all participating restaurants, caterers, wineries, and breweries for providing such delicious tastings! A special thank you to our generous sponsors for empowering us to throw such a successful event!




Do You or Someone You Know Need a Refresher on Computers?

Starting in October is a new, weekly workshop called "Techies-in-Training," designed for computer beginners will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:00am in the FabLab. Brush up on your basic computer skills, including use of the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching and emails, Microsoft Word, and use of the Library's online resources. Register to (626) 798-0833, ext. 117!


Take News Into Your Own Hands at Our Citizen Journalism Workshop!

Led by an experienced news professional, these bi-monthly workshops will consist of a formal lecture and then a group discussion about topics participants bring in from the community, similar to any newsroom. You don't have to be a paid journalist to participate in the news-making process.



Save Lives and  Donate Blood

Sign up to donate blood on Friday, October 13 in an American Red Cross bloodmobile in the parking lot!


Craft a Poem, Craft a Book

Explore your poetry and book-folding skills at this Saturday, October 14, workshop!


Clean Out Your Closets for Our Costume Swap!

Start bringing in old Halloween costumes to the Library for the Costume Swap on Saturday, October 14!


Teens, Take a BIG Step Toward a Career in Broadcast News!


In partnership with Crown City Network and experienced news professional Tami DeVine, Altadena Library invites local teens to participate in News Makers: Broadcast News Training, on Saturday, October 21, at 10:00am to 4:00pm (lunch provided).

This program provides a terrific opportunity to teach young people how to produce TV news and gives them the skills they can use in any newsroom around the world if they decide to pursue Broadcast Journalism as a career. Teens will learn invaluable life skills including proper communication, self-confidence, interviewing and more.

 This program has limited spaces; register your teen(s) today!

Events This Week at the Library

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Friday, September 29

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, September 30

10:00am -  ADULTS  Adult Sewing Class (Registration Closed)

2:30pm - Cooking Class with "The Urban Forager" (Registration Closed)

Monday, October 2

7:30pm -   Friends of the Altadena Library (F.O.A.L.) Meeting

Tuesday, October 3

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

6:30pm -  Chess Night (All-Ages!)

Wednesday, October 4

10:00am -  ADULTS  Techies-in-Training: Part 1

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

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

Thursday, October 5

10:30am -  CHILDREN  Baby & Infant Story Time (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

4:00pm - TEENS DIY: Zombie Clothes Pins

Friday, October 6

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, October 7

10:00am -  ADULTS  Adult Sewing Class (Registration Closed)

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Tail Waggin' Tutors

3:30pm -  TEENS  Special Saturday: Zombie/Fairy Glow Jars


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