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When It Rains, It Pours... Get Ready for a Busy Weekend at Altadena Library District!

These next few days sure to be exciting at the Altadena Library, with several community events, live music returning to the Library, and general fall-themed fun! Grab your kids, grab your spouse, and get yourself down to the hottest spot in town at one of the following:

  • TODAY (12:00pm - 6:00pm) - American Red Cross Blood Drive - There are still plenty of appointments open to donate blood today! Stop by the Bloodmobile in the Main Library's parking lot and make a donation that will save a life.
  • TODAY (2:00pm) - Family Game Day  - The Bob Lucas Branch will open its doors today to families looking for some friendly competition over board games! If you're feeling daring, challenge your librarian to a game of Scrabble...
  • TOMORROW (Saturday, 1:30pm) - Crafting a Poem, Crafting a Book   - Unleash your inner poet and discover your DIY skills in this generative writing and book-making workshop! The Community Room will be overflowing with creativity under the expert supervision of poet and author Genevieve Kaplan.
  • TOMORROW (Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00pm) - Halloween Costume Swap  - Bring a costume and get a costume at this fun-filled, fall-themed event! Peruse our inventory of costumes, play with your little ones at our pumpkin discovery table, and enjoy a fall story time with our Children's Librarian.
  • TOMORROW (Saturday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm) - Last, but certainly not least, we are THRILLED to invite your family and you to the return of our Second Saturday Concert Series ! Upstream, Southern California's premiere Reggae, Soca, and Carribean band, will get our party started at the Main Library! With food and drink available for sale from local vendors and a dance floor ready for you to boogie, this promises to be the community event of the season!



Be a Friend and Support Our Friends' Pop-Up Book Sale!

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 14), stop by the Main Library parking lot from 10:00am to 4:00pm and enjoy the hard-to-beat prices on fiction, non-fiction, media, Children's books, and more at the Friends of the Altadena Library Pop-Up Book Sale! In their diverse collection, you'll find exciting titles, some for just "a buck a book!"

  Become a member of our Friends group!
  Can't make it? Support the Friends with a donation!

Teens, It's Never Too Late to Prepare for Your Future!

Did you know that the Library is partnering with The Princeton Review to offer a FREE practice PSAT test on Saturday, October 28? Register today for this special opportunity! Registration is required. Includes access to an in-person review of test results in the weeks following the test.


Teens, Explore the World of Broadcast News!

In partnership with Crown City Network, Altadena Library is offering a FREE, all-day workshop on Saturday, October 21, guiding teens through the world of broadcast news. You will leave with invaluable skills in the realm of journalism and beyond. Register today for this unique workshop!


Download or Pick Up Our October CONNECT Newsletter!

The monthly CONNECT newsletter is your go-to source for information about programs at the hottest spot in town -- the Altadena Library District. Download your copy today!


Events This Week at the Library

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Friday, October 13

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

12:00pm - 6:00pm - American Red Cross Blood Drive

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

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, October 14

10:00am - 4:00pm - Pop-Up Friends of the Altadena Library Book Sale

1:30pm - Crafting a Poem, Crafting a Book

2:00pm - 4:00pm - Halloween Costume Swap

6:30pm - Second Saturday Concert with Upstream

Monday, October 16

4:00pm -  TEENS  Teen Game Day

6:30pm - Family Movie Sing-A-Long

Tuesday, October 17

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos/Bilingual Story Time (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

6:30pm -  Chess Night for All Ages

7:00pm - Artist on Display Reception & Presentation

Wednesday, October 18

10:00am - Techies-in-Training: Part 3

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

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

7:00pm - ADULTS Cocktail Convos w/ Library Director (@Altadena Ale & Wine House)

Thursday, October 19

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

3:30pm -  CHILDREN   Reverse Engineering Day

Friday, October 20

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

Saturday, October 21

9:00am -  ADULTS  Coffee Conversations w/ Library Director (@Sidewalk Cafe HTS)

10:00am - 4:00pm -  TEENS  News Makers: Teen News Training Program

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club


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