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Happy (Early) Halloween from Altadena Library!

Our shelves are filled with materials for all seasons, including Halloween titles for all ages. So light up your jack-o-lantern, munch on your trick-or-treating candy, and enjoy these spooky titles on Halloween night!

 For Our Littlest Readers-to-Be:  Hallowhat? by Alan Benjamin; Pictures by Sal Murdocca - Each page of this scary board book offers a riddle and a visual clue that encourages young readers to identify the Halloween creature than can be found in the image!

  For Early Readers:  Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters by Jame Yolen; Illustration by Kelly Murphy - Creep, gurgle, crawl, tumble! Meet two young monsters who are far from scary - they're too busy having fun. They go to school, play outside, and eat after-school snacks. But they also have a bedtime, whether or not they're ready for it! Enjoy this rhyming read-aloud about the snarfing, growling, snoring way they monsters go to bed.

 For Elementary Readers:  Ghosthunters & The Incredible Revolting Ghost by Cornelia Funke - Timid nine-year-old Tom Tomsky reluctantly agrees to help professional ghostbuster Hetty Camomile dispel an IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) from an old house, while also dealing with the ASG (Averagely Spooky Ghost) in his cellar and his pesky sister Lola.

 For Tweens:    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - This New York Times Best Seller will thrill anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in this unforgettable novel.

  For High Schoolers:  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith - "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins this expanded edition of the classic Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

 For (Brave) Adults:  It by Stephen King - Now a major motion picture, Stephen King's terrifying classic #1 New York Times Best Seller follows seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they first stumbled on as teenagers... an evil without a name: It.

And one more for after Halloween is over...

Year of No Sugar: A Memoir by Eve Schaub... Need we say more?



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 today 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!"


Techies-in-Training to Start Again in November!

We believe in the importance of computer literacy, which is why we are continuing our beginner computer classes every Wednesday from 10:00am to 11:00am in the FabLab.

November 1 - Basic Computer Skills

November 8 - Welcome to the Internet

November 15 - Dissecting Microsoft Word

November 29 - Introduction to Digital Library Resources

Be sure to share this class with the people in your life who are in desperate need a computer refresher!

Register for a specific class or multiple classes by calling (626) 798-0833 x.117!
Calling All Rock 'n' Rollers!

After the Artisanal LA Community Block Party on Saturday, November 11, stick around for our Second Saturday concert from 6:30pm to 8:30pm featuring The Tone Brothers, a one-of-a-kind Southern California classic rock cover band that blends top-notch instrumentation with clean vocals. With delicious food available for sale and drinks offered by Altadena Ale & Wine House, it's sure to be a fabulous night of dancing and community FUN!


Events This Week at the Library

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Friday, October 27

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm - Movie Day (@ 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

Tuesday, October 31 - Happy Halloween!

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

7:00pm - ADULTS  Open Mic Night

Wednesday, November 1

10:00am - 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, November 2

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

4:00pm -  TEENS  Teen DIY: Put Yourself in a Bottle

Friday, November 3

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, November 4

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Tail Waggin' Tutors

3:30pm -  TEENS  Special Saturday: Candle Making

PLEASE NOTE: The Altadena Library District will be closed on Friday, November 10th, in honor of Veterans Day.


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Mark Your Calendar - Winter Reading is Coming!

Winter is right around the corner, and that means cold days, cozy nights, and curling up with a good book! This winter between November 23 and January 15, kids are invited to participate in Winter Reading at the Altadena Library to earn a free book! Online registration opens Thursday, November 16...