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Keep Reading, Altadena!

Through "Reading Takes You Everywhere," Altadena Library's Summer Reading program for all ages, the amount of reading time logged so far has blown us away.

Children in Early Literacy have read over... 710 HOURS

Elementary students have read over... 1,683 HOURS

Teens have read over... 1,115 HOURS

Adults have read over... 807 HOURS

That's a total exceeding 4,315 hours (or 180 days) of reading, and the numbers continue to climb! Keep up the amazing work! If you haven't signed up for Summer Reading and want to join the fun, there's still time: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TODAY


Take a Cosmic Journey with Astronomer Bonnie Buratti

Join leading planetary astronomer Bonnie Buratti tomorrow  Saturday, July 14 at 2:00pm for a discussion about her book Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar, a personal tour of NASA's latest discoveries. Moving through the Solar System, past comets and asteroids and moons of the giant planets, and on to exoplanets, discover what it is like to be involved in a major scientific enterprise, with all its pitfalls and excitement, from the perspective of a female scientist.

Copies of her book will be available for sale and to be signed.


PLEASE NOTE: Chalk Walk Has Been Postponed

Due to high predicted temperatures in late July and our desire for a safe, comfortable working environment for our artists, the Chalk Walk originally scheduled for July 21 is being postponed until November 2018. We appreciate your patience and hope you will join us in the fall for a cooler Chalk Walk!


Teens, May the Force Be With You... at our Star Wars Party!

Flex your Jedi skills on Saturday, July 21, at 3:00pm at a celebration of one of the most successful film franchises of all time: Star Wars! Participate in a Star Wars Trivia Challenge, decorate (and eat) Star Wars inspired cookies, and create your own light saber for an epic light saber battle!


Elementary Students, Cast a Spell with Your Harry Potter Trivia Knowledge!

Dust off the spell books and fire up the cauldrons! It's time for Harry Potter Trivia Competition (for ages 8-14). Join us on Thursday, July 26, at 2:00pm in the Community Room to meet other Harry Potter fans and win prizes. Please note: Ages 9 and under must have someone 14 or older responsible for them staying at the event.

Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble:  Before Harry Potter Trivia, don't miss two weeks of exciting Summer Reading performances! On Tuesday, July 17, explore the world of bubbles with Bubblemania (2:00pm at the Main Library, 4:00pm at the Bob Lucas Branch). Then on Tuesday, July 24, tell a story with drums as SplatBoomBang introduces audiences to the world of percussive storytelling (2:00pm at the Main Library, 4:00pm at the Bob Lucas Branch).


Save the Date for a Perfect Summer Afternoon at the Branch!

On Friday, July 27, at 3:30pm, enjoy a screening of the family favorite Sherlock Gnomes and an ice cream treat (popsicles for those who don't eat dairy)! We will start serving treats at 3:15pm, so plan to arrive on time as ice cream will probably go fast!



Events This Week at the Library

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Saturday, July 14

2:00pm -  ADULTS  Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar

Monday, July 16

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)

4:00pm -  TEENS  Teen Game Zone

6:30pm -  CHILDREN  Pajama Story Time

Tuesday, July 17

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

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Summer Reading Performer: Bubblemania

4:00pm -  CHILDREN  Pokemon Club

4:00pm -  BRANCH  Summer Reading Performer: Bubblemania (@ Bob Lucas Branch)

6:30pm - Family Game Night

7:00pm -  ADULTS  Storytelling Jam Summer Sessions

Wednesday, July 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 Farmer's Market)

Thursday, July 19

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  Reverse Engineering Day

Friday, July 20

11:00am -  CHILDREN  Hora de Cuentos

2:00pm -  CHILDREN  Kids Movie

3:30pm -  CHILDREN  Lego Club

Saturday, July 21

The Chalk Walk scheduled for this day has been postponed to November 2018.

3:00pm -  TEENS  Star Wars Fandom Party


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