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Community Conversations: A Year in Review


It was a year ago on April 27, 2017 that hundreds of Altadenans gathered at Farnsworth Park's Davies Building to discuss the findings of the Library's Community Conversations initiative and to discover opportunities for further involvement around the community. Progress is still in the air in Altadena. In the past year, a team of Library staff dedicated to carrying on the Turning Outward approach has continued to meet regularly, with the responsibility of implementing new programs and services at the Library that are a direct result of our community's feedback.

These accomplishments have been documented in a special report  – CLICK HERE to download the Community Conversations: A Year in Review report about the significant progress that has taken place.

We Want to Hear From YOU

We know we are not alone in making progress and taking action in Altadena since the Community Conversations! We want to hear about what YOU have accomplished in 2017-2018! CLICK HERE to take a brief survey and brag a little (or a lot!) about all the good going on in your neighborhood or community organization.


Teens, Celebrate Earth Day with a Nature Hike with our Teen Librarian!

Join Teen Librarian Kate for a hike to Millard Canyon Falls! This Saturday, April 21 at 10:30am, meet us at the Chaney Trailhead as we embark on a beautiful 1.2-mile hike ending in a waterfall! Register ASAP - email to let us know you're coming so we don't depart without you!

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the required liability waiver for teens under 18 years old.

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.


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. REGISTER TODAY!


"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.


"Coco" – Family Movie Afternoon at the Bob Lucas Branch

Grab a seat and enjoy a FREE showing of the celebrated recent Disney movie  Coco on Friday, April 27 at 3:30pm.  Free popcorn will be provided for as long as supplies last.

Can't make it to see "Coco?" Don't worry – the Bob Lucas Branch shows free, family-friendly movies the fourth Friday of every month. Check our online calendar or stop by (2659 Lincoln Avenue) to find out our upcoming showings.


Barks & Books - Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 3:30pm

Have a struggling or shy reader at home? Bring them by to visit with Reading Therapy Dogs from the Pasadena Humane Society! Reading Therapy Dogs provide a comfortable, cute, and non-judgmental audience for burgeoning readers, or those who need extra practice.  CLICK HERE to learn more!


Volunteers Needed - Repair Café on May 26th

In partnership with Pasadena Repair Café, Altadena Library is hosting a Repair Café in May, and we need volunteers to help! Have special skills you want to share with the community? CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer!


Volunteers Needed - Taste of 'Dena Planning Committee

The annual Taste of 'Dena fundraiser for the Altadena Library Foundation needs a committed team of volunteers to be a success! Do you enjoy event planning, having fun, and raising money for a good cause? Learn more about our open committee roles! CLICK HERE for details and online sign-up!


Events This Week at the Library

CLICK HERE to review our full online event calendar.

Saturday, April 21

9:15am - TEENS  +  ADULTS   Mindful Meow: Mindfulness & Meditation Workshop

10:30am -  TEENS  Nature Hike to Millard Canyon Falls

2:00 - 4:00pm -  ADULTS  "Being the Change" Screening and Q&A

Monday, April 23

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

5:00pm - Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, April 24

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!)

7:00pm - Open Mic Night

Wednesday, April 25

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

11:00am -  BRANCH  Wall Art Wednesday (@ Bob Lucas Branch

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)

4:30am -  CHILDREN  Barks & Books

Thursday, April 26

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, April 27

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

3:30pm -  BRANCH  "Coco" Family Movie Screening (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

3:30pm -  TEENS  Teen Movie: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

3:30pm -  CHILDREN   Lego Club

Saturday, April 28

11:00am - 1:00pm -  ADULTS  4x4 Art Workshop - Crocheting with Sonali Kolhatkar

  Sunday, April 29

1:00 - 4:00pm - Poetry & Cookies


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