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Don't Miss Altadena Town Council's Safe Streets Committee Town Hall Meeting at the Library Tomorrow!

In response to the priority area of Mobility that was identified through the Altadena Library's Community Conversations , the Altadena Town Council has formed the Safe Streets (Traffic Safety & Mobility) Committee. Things are getting "rolling" this Saturday at 2:00pm in the Main Library's Community Room with a Town Hall Meeting packed full of interactive workshops, discussion, and a mapping project. On the agenda will be safe routes to schools, complete street design, multiuse trail projects, Route 88 transit to trails, the NextGen Bus Study, and more.

One of the leaders of this initiative is Town Council Member Dorothy Wong, who recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where she advocated for Open Space . Alongside her committee, she is passionate about taking action to make Altadena streets safe, inclusive, and healthy for walkers, hikers, drivers, bicyclists, horseback riders, and all members of our community, regardless of mode and ability. If you are interested in joining the dialogue about solutions to mobility and traffic safety issues in Altadena, meet Dorothy and her fellow movers and shakers at the Town Hall!


Board of Trustees Vacancy

The Altadena Library Board of Trustees is accepting letters of interest from anyone who would like to serve on the board for the open board seat. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.


Join Us for Poetry & Cookies This Sunday!

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

You will not want to miss one of the largest gatherings of poets in our community! Hear readings from many of the poets in the brand new Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology, and enjoy refreshments, cookies, mingling with poets, photo ops, and more!


We Want to Hear From YOU


As we reflect on the accomplishments within the Library that have taken place over the past year since the Community Conversations launched, we are grateful to live in a community that values progress and growth. Many local organizations, action groups, and individuals have also accomplished big things in 2017, and we want to hear about it! 

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. 


"May the Fourth Be With You..."

Celebrate Star Wars Day at the Bob Lucas Branch! From 2:00 to 4:00pm on Friday, May 4, stop by to bake and decorate some Darth Vader and Yoda sugar cookies. Then, eat them with a cup of Aunt Beru's blue milk!

The Bob Lucas Branch is located at 2659 Lincoln Avenue, Altadena.


May Seed Library: Altadena Foothills 4-H Club

Saturday, May 5, at 10:00am

Learn about the important work Altadena Foothills 4-H does in our community, from building bonds and a sense of belonging for youth to growing a fun, farm-and-family-friendly Altadena. (Be sure to check out some seeds while you're here!)



Echo Park Blues Screening

Saturday, May 5, at 2:00pm

Echo Park Blues is the story of a journeyman jazz musician, whose last shot at success means reuniting with th lyricist and lover he betrayed, and getting back in good graces of his former band leader. Only problem is, they both hate him. Starring Allan Wasserman, Paula Jai Parker, Steve Armour, Kevin Symons, and Carmen Corral



Save the Date – May's Second Saturday Concert on May 12

Get out your cowboy boots and get ready for an evening of authentic honkytonk and classic country. Live music, delicious food and drink, and great company... all at your local library!


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 28

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

2:00 - 4:30pm -  ADULTS  Safe Streets Town Hall Meeting

Sunday, April 29

1:00pm - 4:30pm -  Poetry & Cookies

Monday, April 30

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

Tuesday, May 1

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

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

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

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

Wednesday, May 2

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 & Library Booth (@ Altadena Farmers Market)

Thursday, May 3

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

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

4:00pm -  TEENS  DIY Club: No-Sew Phone Charging Pouch

Friday, May 4

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos!

2:00 - 4:00pm -  BRANCH  Star Wars Day (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

3:30pm -  CHILDREN   Lego Club

Saturday, May 5

10:00am - 12:00pm - Seed Library Open Hours & Altadena Foothills 4H Meeting
11:00am -  CHILDREN  Tail Waggin' Tutors
2:00pm -  ADULTS  Echo Park Blues Screening

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