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Taste of 'Dena: A Great Success for the Altadena Library Foundation

The Altadena Main Library glistened and glowed at Saturday, September 29's Taste of 'Dena fundraiser for the Altadena Library Foundation. Over 175 people gathered in the Main Library to enjoy live music from the Gerry Rothschild Band, tastings from local vendors, and wine and beer tastings donated by Altadena Ale & Wine House. We extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors and donors  (click here to see a full list)! The Altadena Library Foundation raised over $21,000 this year (that's $7,000 more than last year's event) - funds that will benefit the Foundation's important work of improving accessibility for Altadena Libraries, through both physical improvements and programming! Click here to stay updated on the Foundation's progress.


Second Saturday Concerts Return!

Saturday, October 13 at 6:30pm

Put on your dancing shoes because Southern California's premiere Reggae, Soca, and Caribbean band UPSTREAM is relaunching the Library's popular Second Saturday concerts. Come for the music, food, and drinks, and stay for the dancing, fun, and community!


Costume Swap and Chalk Walk Festivities

Saturday, October 13, will be a fun-filled day at the Library! Starting at 10:00am, talented chalk artists will transform the Library's outdoor walkways with their artwork. Artists will work until 3:00pm, and the public is invited to stop by and watch the artwork unfold.

Then as the chalk artists work, our annual Costume Swap will start at 1:00pm! Bring a gently used costume and take home a costume for your child. Halloween- and pumpkin-themed crafts will be available for young guests.


Folklorico Demonstration & Sugar Skulls Craft

September and October mark a special celebration nation-wide of the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. On Saturday, October 27 at 3:00pm, join us in celebration at the Main Library for a Folklorico demonstration, followed by an all-ages sugar skull decorating craft project, just in time for Día de Muertos festivities to begin on October 31.


Pages & Popcorn Gets Spooky with Neil Gaiman's Coraline

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

Homework Helpers Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to get general homework assistance from teen volunteers!

Abstract Art  -  Thursday, October 4, 4:00pm

Crafternoon - Halloween Mason Jars (@ Bob Lucas Branch) Thursday, October 11, 3:30pm

Buster Balloon's Halloween Spooktacular (@ Bob Lucas Branch) - Tuesday, October 23, 3:30pm

Family Film Friday (@ Bob Lucas Branch) - Friday, October 26, 3:30pm

Mission: Renaissance Art Class - Monday, October 29, 4:00pm



 REGISTER TODAY:   SAT & ACT Practice Tests (@ Bob Lucas Branch) - Saturday, October 13, at 9:00am (ACT) and Saturday, October 20, at 9:00pm (SAT)

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!

Great Stories Book Club - Tuesday, October 11, at 4:00pm
Deepen your understanding of timely topics, including race, police brutality, ableism, family dynamics, and more in this five-part book club themed "Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides," where participants get free copies of each book and a Certificate of Achievement at the end.

Crime Stoppers Mystery Game - Monday, October 15, at 4:00pm
Teen detectives, a rare book has been stolen from the Library! You must gather evidence, interview suspects, and solve the crime! Do you think you can solve the mystery and find the lost book?

Teen Service Club Meeting - Tuesday, October 30, 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!



Ballroom Dance Classes - Tuesdays, October 2-23, 6:30 - 7:30pm

Sonnets & Rhyming Workshop - Saturday, October 6, 1:00pm
Are you intimidated by the term "iambic pentameter?" Do you think rhyming is difficult, tiresome, and constrictive? Do you see sonnets as an archaic and difficult form? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, come to the Sonnets & Rhyming Workshop!

Storytelling Jam Final Performance - Saturday, October 6, 4:00pm

Adult Craft - Fall Crochet (@ Bob Lucas Branch) -  Friday, October 19, 11:00am

Conversation Club (@ Bob Lucas Branch) -  Tuesdays, starting October 23, 10:30am