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September is busting at the seams with educational and enriching events for all ages at Altadena Libraries. Explore our offerings below and view our complete calendar so you don't miss a single one!  


Learn about Safe Routes to Schools in Altadena!

Join Altadena Safe Streets, in partnership with Altadena Library, on Sunday, September 23 from 10:00am to 3:00pm to learn traffic safety skills for both walking and biking. A bicycle skills course will take place in the Bob Lucas Memorial Library parking lot, while crafts, yoga, outdoor games, and a community expo take place inside and around the Library!


Plant a Seed of Support for Your Libraries at Taste of 'Dena - Saturday, September 29!

Just a few weeks remain until the Altadena Library Foundation's Taste of 'Dena fundraiser is here! Purchase tickets today to ensure you don't miss an evening of live music, delicious wine and food tastings, and community.


Pages & Popcorn Continues with R.J. Palacio's Wonder

Pages & Popcorn, the popular book and movie club for tweens, ages 10-12, continues on Tuesdays  in September at 4:30pm in the Small Meeting Room. For reading schedules and to register online, visit:

The next Pages & Popcorn series will feature Coraline and starts Tuesday, October 2.

Elementary Bingo Thursday, September 6, 4:00pm

Crafternoon - DIY Catapult (@ Bob Lucas Branch) Thursday, September 13, 3:30pm

Barks & Books - Wednesday, September 19, 3:30pm

"A Wrinkle in Time" Screening -Thursday, September 20, 4:00pm

Family Film Friday (@ Bob Lucas Branch) - Friday, September 28, 3:30pm


 REGISTER TODAY:   SAT & ACT Practice Tests - Saturday, September 8 at 10:00am (SAT) and 2:00pm (ACT)

With the real SAT and ACT test dates around the corner, practice your knowledge and boost your score at the Library's FREE practice testing and follow-up analysis of practice test results. Space is limited; register today to claim your seat!

Teen Maker Exploration - Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Nom Nom Group Makes Southwest Chicken Salad! - Tuesday, September 11, 4:00pm

NEW:  Great Stories Club - Thursday, September 13, 4:00pm

Make new friends, get your own copy of each book, and enjoy gift card raffles at this monthly book club, themed "Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides." Email to commit to the monthly meetings and receive your books!

After-Hours Nerf War - Saturday, September 15, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Teen Service Club Meeting - Tuesday, September 25, 3:30pm

Do you love your community and want to improve Library resources for fellow teens? Earn Community Service Hours and build leadership skills by joining the Teen Service Club! Visit to learn more and apply!

Teen Game Zone - Friday, September 28, 4:00pm


Scripting Spectacular - Saturdays, September 8 and 22, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Join the Library's IT Manager for a hands-on experience in one of the most powerful coding languages - PowerShell. Email to register.

Baduanjin Qigong Workshops - Mondays, September 10 - October 1, 10:30am

Explore the ancient practice of one of the most common forms of Chinese qigong. Melody Hshieh will lead a 4-part workshop series on the Main Library's front lawn. Email to claim your spot!

Shredder Day & Community Resource Fair - Saturday, September 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Meet representatives from a variety of local community organizations and learn how YOU can get involved in Altadena!

Adult Craft - DIY Card Making (@ Bob Lucas Branch) - Friday, September 21, 11:00am

Taste of 'Dena Fundraiser -  Saturday, September 29, 7:00pm