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Seeking Applications for Poet Laureate for Altadena Library District!

April is National Poetry Month, and poets in our community will be celebrating in a special way. The term of our current Altadena Library District Poet Laureate, Dr. Elline Lipkin, is coming to an end, and we are seeking applications for our next Poet Laureate!

The Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library District is responsible for organizing poetry events throughout the year at the Library, organizing the annual poetry reading, and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Altadena Poetry Review Anthology.  CLICK HERE for a detailed description of the role and responsibilities, as well as application requirements. All applications are due March 31, 2018 at midnight Pacific Time.

Save the Date for the Poetry & Cookies Celebration

Sunday, April 29, from 1:00 to 4:30pm (with a break from 2:30 to 3:00pm)

Join us for one of the largest gatherings of poets in our community! Hear many of the poets in the brand new Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2018. This event is free and open to the public with free refreshments, cookies, mingling with poets, books to browse and buy, photo ops, and more!


Live Clue Mystery Game for Teens

Saturday, March 17, 3:00pm

Bring your inner Sherlock Holmes to this classic game of whodunnit! Using the rules of the board game Clue, teens will find the guilty suspect! The winner receives a small prize.


Teen Game Day

Monday, March 19, 4:00pm

Gather with friends and enjoy a variety of board games (including Apples to Apples, Jenga, chess and much, much more), party games, and video games on our Playstation 4, WiiU, xBox One, and Nintendo Switch!


Teen Movie: "THOR"

Friday, March 23, 3:30pm

Watch the adventures of Thor, son of Odin, king of the Norse gods, as he faces his enemies the Frost Giants and his mischievious brother Loki.


"Build Your First Website with HTML & CSS" Workshop

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30pm at the Main Library

Want to learn to code? If you're already well-versed in the basics of using a computer but don't have any prior coding experience, join us for this introductory course on HTML and CSS, presented by Pasadena High School's App Academy. Registration is required and limited to 15 people. Designed for ages 16+.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


4x4 Art Workshop: Zine Making with Alma Rosa

Saturday, March 24, 11:00am

Join Chicana writer, spoken word poet, community organizer, and zine-maker Alma Rosa to learn about the world of small-circulation, self-published magazines called "Zines!" There are still spots available – register today to !

Save the date for our last 4x4 Art Workshop in April: On Saturday, April 28, you can sign up to learn beginning crocheting with Sonali Kolhatkar. Learn more!


Don't Miss the Kids Drive-In Movie!

Monday, March 19, at 1:00pm

Toddlers, preschoolers, early elementary students, and children with special or sensory needs are invited to decorate their own cardboard car and then ejoy a family-friendly movie! Car creation begins at 1:00pm and the movie will start at 1:30pm. Bring a snack and a friend, and "drive" on in!


Book Reading with Michele Zack

Saturday, March 31, 4:00pm

Award-winning writer, journalist, historian, and Altadenan Michele Zack will be sharing her latest book The Lisu: Far from the Ruler at the Main Library. Save the date and be sure to join us for this special exploration of one of the smallest and last groups of stateless people in Southeast Asia.


Events This Week at the Library

CLICK HERE to review our full online event calendar.

Saturday, March 17

3:00pm -  TEENS  Live Clue Mystery Game

Monday, March 19

1:00pm -  CHILDREN  Kids Drive-In Movie

4:00pm -  TEENS  Teen Game Day

Tuesday, March 20

11:00am -  BRANCH  Toddler Story Time (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

4:30pm -  TWEENS  Pages & Popcorn Tween Book Club (Inkheart)

6:00pm -  BRANCH  Citizenship Classes (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

6:30pm - Chess Night (All-Ages!)

6:30pm -  ADULTS "Building Your First Website with HTML & CSS"

Wednesday, March 21

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

3:00 - 5:00pm -  TEENS  Teen Maker Exploration

Thursday, March 22

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

2:00 - 4:00pm -  ADULTS  FabLab Open Hours

Friday, March 23

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm -  TEENS  Teen Movie: "Thor"

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, March 24

11:00am - 1:00pm -  ADULTS  4x4 Art Workshop: Zine Making with Alma Rosa

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There Is Always Something Happening at the Bob Lucas Branch Library!

While a bit smaller than our Main Library, the Bob Lucas Branch hosts our Literacy Services program and offers other creative programs throughout the month! Drop by sometime soon!

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