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The Joy of New Orleans Music Is Coming to the Library... Tomorrow!

Few things can put a smile on your face quite like, as described by the LA Times, the "foot tapping musical gumbo" that is served up by Kenny Sara and The Sounds of New Orleans. While we can't promise to serve actual gumbo and beignets, Kenny Sara and his talented group of musicians will surely transport you right to the bayou, serving up their unique style combining New Orleans jazz, R&B, Zydeco Cajun, and funk from the 60s through the 80s. Delicious food and drinks will also be available for purchase!

Opening for Kenny Sara and The Sounds of New Orleans will be the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Jazz Orchestra, students of The Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Board of Trustees Vacancy

With the resignation of Trustee John McDonald, the Altadena Library Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest from anyone who would like to serve on the board for his unexpired 2020 term. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


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Altadena Libraries' monthly CONNECT newsletter should be your go-to source for information about programs and events at the hottest spot in town – the Altadena Library District! With event listings for all ages and exciting features, you don't want to miss this monthly treasure.




Celebrate our Pushcart Prize for Poetry Nominees

Honor the talented nominees for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry at this special open mic night, hosted by Poet Laureate Elline Lipkin.

Monday, April 16, 7:00pm


Share Your Poems at Open Mic Night

Come share your talents with our community OR enjoy as a spectator! This Open Mic is sure to be extra special as we celebrate National Poetry Month.

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00pm


Poetry & Cookies Returns to Altadena

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.

Sunday, April 29, 1:00pm


Bring Your Kids and Make a Tarantula Friend!

Thursday, April 19, 4:00pm

Join us for a tarantula meet-and-greet! Children's book author and Eaton Canyon docent Diane Lang will bring her pet tarantula for you to meet, learn about, and maybe even shake hands with! This program is for families with preschool and elementary aged children.


Mindful Meow: A Morning of Mindful Meditation

Saturday, April 21, at 9:15am

"I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them cats." -Eckhart Tolle

Join us for a morning meditation at the Main Library's outdoor lawn (near the bridge). We will engage in light movement, mindfulness activities, and guided meditation as a group in the open air. (For ages 15+)


"Being the Change" Screening and Q&A

Saturday, April 21, at 2:00pm

Join us for a presentation of a one-hour documentary about scientist Peter Kalmus and his gamechanging book "Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution." Kalmus will lead a discussion immediately following the screening.


Teens, Explore Nature with the Teen Librarian!

Saturday, April 21, 10:30am

The beautiful 1.2-mile hike in Millard Canyon leads to a waterfall, and we are determined to find it! Register your teen today for this nature hike.  Click here to register/submit the required waiver!


Events This Week at the Library

CLICK HERE to review our full online event calendar.

Saturday, April 14

6:30pm - Second Saturday Concert with Kenny Sara and The Sounds of New Orleans

Monday, April 16

11:00am - 1:00pm -  BRANCH  3D Printer Open Hours (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

4:00pm -  TEENS  Teen Game Day

7:00pm - Pushcart Prize for Poetry Celebration

Tuesday, April 17

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

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

4:30pm -  TWEENS  Pages & Popcorn Book/Movie Club

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

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

Wednesday, April 18

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

3:00 - 5:00pm -  BRANCH  3D Printer Open Hours (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

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

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

Thursday, April 19

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

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

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Terrific Tarantulas

Friday, April 20

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm -  CHILDREN   Lego Club

Saturday, April 21

9:15am -  ADULTS  Mindful Meow

10:30am -  TEENS  Millard Canyon Falls Teen Hike

2:00pm - "Being the Change" Film Screening & Discussion with Peter Kalmus


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