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Hot Off the Press - Summer Reading Edition of CONNECT Newsletter

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!

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Truck Day & Children's Summer Reading Kick-Off

Rev your engines, turn on your lights and sirens, and grab your hardhats because it's time for Truck Day! Our  Second Annual Truck Day  will be held in the Main Library parking lot on  Saturday, June 9 at 10:00am  to kick off our Children's Summer Reading program. Join us for a morning of fire trucks, construction equipment, crafts, and signing up for summer reading, of course! You'll be able to sign up online and pick up your Summer Reading passports so your children can start tracking their reading right away.


Second Saturday Dance Class & Concert

The FINAL Second Saturday concert of the 2017-2018 season is upon us, and we're going out with a BANG! Join us this Saturday, June 9 at 6:00pm for a Swing Dance class with The Connected Dancer, and then put your new moves on display when the Crown City Bombers take the stage around 6:30pm and thrill the audience with their rockabilly sound!

Food and drinks will be available for sale from Altadena Ale & Wine House.


Beyond the Frontier: Sci-Fi & The Western

Join scientist and author Jonathan Vos Post on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00am  for a fascinating, illustrated journey through the literary worlds of science-fiction and the Wild West. There are more similarities betwen these seemingly disparate genres than one may think... With extensive knowledge in the fields of science, anthopology, psychoogy, literature, and more, Vos Post has stories to tell


Adult Trivia Night - Friday, June 22 at 7:00pm

Adults have their very own Summer Reading events and activities this  summer! Adult Summer Reading launches  Friday, June 22  with an adults-only  Trivia Night  at the Main Library. Pub-style libations and snacks will be available, and the mindbending trivia will keep the competition fierce!


Summer Reading Weekly Performances for Children Begin!

Every Tuesday throughout the Children's Summer Reading program, the Altadena Libraries present dynamic performances for children of all ages! Starting this Tuesday, June 12 at 2:00pm at the Main Library and 4:00pm at the Bob Lucas Branch, the mysterious and zany Christopher T. Magician (right) will host a magical celebration filled with interactive tricks that will stump even parents in the audience! Details of all Summer Reading performers are included in children's Summer Reading Passports, so pick yours up and register to stay up-to-date.


Click here to review Summer Reading program details.


Crafts at the Bob Lucas Branch for Kids AND Adults!

Friday, June 15 at 11:00am - ADULTS Upcycle glasses, jars and bottles with yarn to create colorful centerpieces or vases. Come create and take home to instantly beautify your space!

Thursday, June 21 at 4:00pm - CHILDREN   Stop by the Bob Lucas Branch to make a Beach in a Jar craft. Add sand, paint rocks that look like sea creatures, and enjoy your mini ocean seascape!


Seeking Artists for Altadena Library's First Mini Chalk Walk!

We are seeking artists, both emerging and experienced, to participate in our first mini Chalk Walk on Saturday, July 21! The event will feature 12 selected artists' work and will offer separate space for walk-on artists, guests, and families with children to create their own masterpieces. To apply to be one of the featured artists, visit . Deadline to apply is Monday, July 2!


Events This Week at the Library

CLICK HERE to review our full online event calendar.

Saturday, June 9

10:00am - 12:00pm -  CHILDREN  Truck Day

6:00pm - Second Saturday SWING DANCE CLASS

6:30pm - 8:30pm - Second Saturday featuring Crown City Bombers

Monday, June 11

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Movie Mondays

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

2:00pm -  BRANCH  Lego Club (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

6:30pm -  CHILDREN  Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, June 12

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

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Summer Reading Performer: Christopher T. Magician

4:00pm -  BRANCH  Summer Reading Performer: Christopher T. Magician (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

4:00pm -  TEENS  Special Two-Part Nom Nom Group: Ice Cream

6:30pm - Family Game Night

7:00pm -  ADULTS No Guilt Book Club

Wednesday, June 13

10:15am -  CHILDREN  Baby Lap Time

 11:00am -  CHILDREN  Toddler Story Time

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

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

4:00pm -  TEENS  Special Two-Part Nom Nom Group: Ice Cream

Thursday, June 14

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

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Preschool Story Time

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

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Elementary Grab Bag Thursdays 

Friday, June 15

11:00am -  BRANCH  Adult Upcycled Bottle Craft (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Kids Movie

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, June 16

11:00am - 1:00pm -  ADULTS  Beyond the Frontier: Sci-Fi & The Western

2:00pm -  ADULTS   +  TEENS Dungeon Master Training with Wil Wheaton


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