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Save the Date for a Community Block Party with Artisanal LA!

Grab a friend, the family, and the kids, celebrate harvest season and get a jump on holiday shopping while meeting and supporting local food artisans, crafters, makers, and your neighbors at this new community event on Saturday, November 11 from 1:00pm - 6:00pm.

Born from the feedback gathered in the Community Conversations, this special event is just the start of what the Library hopes to become a series of block parties throughout our community, and we're getting things started with a bang! Altadena Library District has partnered with Artisanal LA to bring one of its signature markets to Altadena, with 20 Artisanal LA makers and a handful of sweet and savory food trucks to top it all off and keep our appetites satisfied while we spend quality time with our friends and neighbors. Also featured at the event will be several community organizations and nonprofits so that you can learn firsthand about all the exciting initiatives currently in motion and how to get involved in our community.

Founded by Altadena local Shawna Dawson, Artisanal LA specializes in supporting local economy and local artisanal vendors at seasonal shows and pop-up shops celebrating the city's finest local, sustainable, and handmade edibles, homegoods, and lifestyle goods. CLICK HERE to learn more!



It's National Friends of the Libraries Week!

Around the country this week, libraries are celebrating their Friends for the American Library Association's National Friends of the Libraries Week! Our Friends of the Altadena Library group has played a crucial role in supporting the District for over 58 years, through stimulating public interest, assisting with funding for materials, and supporting our cultural and educational programs. Thank you, Friends, for all your hard work and loving support over the years!

As you continue to enjoy our library's programs and the diverse collection of materials, we hope you'll keep our Friends in mind, who have done so much to make our Library as enriching as it is, and consider joining this impactful group! (Membership dues start at only $10 a year and make a big impact!)

Become a Friend today or support the Friends with a donation!
Learn more about the history of this important support organization and details about membership levels!

Teens, Join Us for a Special Showing the Hottest Superhero Movie of the Year!

"I am Groot." Are you? Meet us in the Community Room on Friday, October 27, at 3:30pm to blast around the galaxy with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel in "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2!"


Join the Library Director for Community Conversations!

Every third Wednesday evening and every third Saturday morning over the coming months, Library Director Mindy Kittay will be stationing herself at local bars, restaurants, and coffee shops to talk to YOU about our community! These informal conversations will include discussion about your aspirations for Altadena, the challenges our community faces, and potential action steps moving forward to better our community.

Meet Mindy tomorrow, Saturday, October 21 at 9:00am - 10:30am at Sidewalk Café HTS (2057 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena 91104)!

We're Committed to Your Health - Get FREE Flu Shots at the Branch!

On Thursday, October 26, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Huntington Hospital will be at the Bob Lucas Branch administering FREE flu shots to help keep you healthy throughout the holidays!


Also at the Branch - Enjoy a Family Movie Afternoon!

On Friday, October 27, at 3:30pm, join other Altadena families at the Bob Lucas Branch for a screening of "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!"


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

CLICK HERE to review our full online event calendar.

Saturday, October 21

9:00am -  ADULTS  Coffee Conversation with Library Director (@ Sidewalk Café)

10:00am - 4:00pm - TEENS News Makers: News Training Program (Registration Closed)

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Monday, October 23

5:00pm - Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, October 24

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

6:30pm -  Chess Night for All Ages

7:00pm - ADULTS #BeTheMedia: Citizen Journalism Workshop

Wednesday, October 25

10:00am - Techies-in-Training: Part 4

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

3:30pm - CHILDREN Rice Krispie Monsters (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

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

Thursday, October 26

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

3:00pm - 5:00pm -  FREE Flu Shots (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

Friday, October 27

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm - Movie Day: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

3:30pm - CHILDREN  Lego Club

3:30pm -  TEENS  Teen Movie: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

Saturday, October 28

10:00am -  TEENS  PSAT Practice Test


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