Location Altadena Library
600 E. Mariposa St.
Events at Altadena Library
The whole family is invited to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). This year's celebration features special guest author and storyteller Antonio Sacre. Antonio will share touching, humorous bilingual stories and children's books including his own stories of growing up bicultural, and folktales from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Teens and tweens ages 11 to 17 are invited to gather with their friends and enjoy a variety of board games, party games, and video games, including Rock Band, Wii games (including Just Dance 2015!), Apples to Apples and many others. Snacks served while supplies last. Teens may bring their own board or video games to share as long as they are not rated M. The library currently has a Wii and PS2. Donations of new or gently used Xbox, PS3, or PS4 consoles would be greatly appreciated!
Drop-in for the following children’s activities taking place at the library. All activities take place during business hours in the youth services department unless otherwise noted. · Monday, April 13: Friendship Bracelets · Tuesday, April 14: Candy Chromatography; Wednesday, April 15: Marshmallow Engineering(at 4:30pm in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room) · Thursday, April 16: Perfect Paper Airplanes; Friday, April 17: Tangrams; Saturday, April 18: Book Swap (bring a book take a book) National Library Week celebrations the contributions of libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support. Visit www.ilovelibraries.org for more information.
The Lego Club meets the second Saturday of the month except in July and December. Legos are provided. Just bring your imagination. Open to Children from ages 2 to 13. Duplo blocks will be available for children under 4 years of age.
Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is composed of teens ages 12 to 17 who provide vital feedback, creativity, and assistance under the direction of the Teen Librarian. Members can earn volunteer credit and make a difference by attending monthly meetings, helping to plan events, recommending purchases for the collection, writing reviews, helping design library displays and artwork, and assisting at library events for children and teens. This is an excellent way to get hands-on job experience. Snacks are provided, and meetings are capped with a friendly game of Apples to Apples or Headbands. This program is free and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Meet at the Main Library in the Barbara J. Pearson Community Room.
Watch & discuss anime shows and films with fellow otaku. Enjoy April’s selection, a classic Miyazaki film "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind." This gorgeous film tells the tale of Princess Nausicaä’s desperate struggle to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet and is rated PG and runs 117 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to bring gently-used manga to swap. This program is free and open to teens and tweens ages 11 to 17. Popcorn is served while supplies last. Guardians are permitted to accompany teens.
Come to Teen DIY Club, a monthly makerspace for Altadena teens and tweens ages 11 to 17. Each month, a new project is introduced. This month, it’s hammer time, as teens create typographic nail and string art to decorate the walls of your home. Make what you love, share what you know, and learn something new. Feel free to work on and bring your own crafts and projects. Knit and crochet supplies, duct tape crafts, scrapbooking, recycled art projects, collage and decoupage supplies, art supplies and more are provided.
Teens and tweens, enjoy a free screening of "Mockingjay: Part 1" at the Main Library on Friday, April 17th at 3:45pm. Popcorn served while supplies last. This film is 123 minutes long and rated PG-13 (may be unsuitable for children under 13). Guardians may accompany their teens.