Explore the STEAM (Science, Technology, engineering, Arts and Math) concepts through creative, innovative projects based around various fun STEAM-related challenges. For ages 8-12. To sign up call (626) 744-7262. [Read more…]
Don’t wait for Halloween to be a Super Hero! Make a super hero costume, fly over the city with your super powers and re-energize with some tasty snacks. [Read more…]
Reading is fundamental and tasty! Kids ages 4-12 can read 5 books to earn a gift certificate to In-N-Out. [Read more…]
Watch & discuss & create fan art and fanfiction for anime shows and films with fellow otaku! We will watch 5 episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. This program is open to Young Adults ages 11-19. Popcorn and snacks served while supplies last. Attendees are encouraged to bring (gently used) manga to swap. We will vote for next month’s selection after the meeting. Please note that October’s selection, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, is rated TV-14 and may be unsuitable for younger audience members. [Read more…]
Enjoy stories and songs for children in Mandarin (Bilingual) [Read more…]
Young Adults and teens ages 11-19 are invited to gather with their friends and enjoy a variety of board games, party games, and video games on Tuesday, October 13th beginning at 4pm. We are excited to unveil our Playstation 4 and several new board games, like King of Tokyo. We have an assortment of great tablestop and party games like Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, Uno and Carcassone. We have a Wii and great Wii games like Just Dance, Super Smash Brothers, and Mario Kart. Kinetic gamers will enjoy darts, Jenga, and suction cup archery. Yummy snacks are served while supplies last. Feel free to bring your own board and video games (for PS4 or the Wii) as long as they are not rated M. [Read more…]
Come on down and join us, do you feel stock, need a review or just plain and simple want to write or illustrate a book. Don’t search anymore, be part of something greater. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
Part of our new exciting line up of teen programming this fall is our brand-new Sewing 101 workshop series taught by assistant designer Koalani Walkoe. We welcome teens 13-19 of all skill levels, including those who have never touched a sewing machine, as well as those who would like to learn to up their skill level and learn pattern making.
Our workshop instructor Koalani has had an avid interest in clothing, art and design from a young age, leading her to pursue a career in fashion design. She attended Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), where she perfected her skills in design, sewing, and pattern-making and graduated with a Fashion Design degree. Koalani has gone on to expand her experience and design knowledge as an assistant designer at several Los Angeles-based womens wear companies with accounts including Macy’s and Neiman Marcus, among others.
Space is very limited—first come, first served! Registration is required. Please register by calling 626-798-0833 x 108, email Carrie Wilson at [email protected] or stop by the Youth Services Reference Desk during business hours. Please note that participants must sign a Release of Liability (see below).
The fall session will consist of 5 workshops starting September 19th at 2pm. The September workshop will be followed by workshops on Oct 10th at 4pm, Oct 17th at 11:30am, Nov 7th at 2pm and Nov 14th at 4pm. All supplies, including sewing machines suitable for beginners, will be provided. Participants may bring their own fabric or projects to work on if desired.
This workshop is possible because Altadena Library District was awarded $30,000 from the Pitch an Idea grant, which is awarded annually and supported in whole or in part by a California State Library grant supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The funds will be used to expand Altadena Library’s teen makerspace, the monthly DIY Club at the main library. [Read more…]
Each autumn, Pasadena resident and avid gardener Maezie Powell would donate her prizewinning pumpkins to the Children’s Garden at the Huntington Library. In August of 2012, vandals destroyed Maezie’s pumpkin patch. The story made the local papers and aired on the television news. The crime was never solved, but Maezie received cards and letters of sympathy from both young and old. When Maezie showed her friend, Lynn, the collection of cards and letters, Lynn was so moved she wrote a story about the incident. Lynn enlisted the help of Maezie’s granddaughter, Kyle, to illustrate it. And, so the creation of a heartwarming children’s book began.
Lynn Martin Snowden has devoted her life to children and their creative endeavors. Teaching students of all ages for over 36 years, her career has spanned both coasts of the United States in a variety of disciplines. Currently, she is an educator in Southern California. Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch is her first children’s book.
Kyle Sydney Powell grew up surrounded by a family of artists and can always be found with a pencil or camera in her hand. She received her MFA in New York and has been a graphic artist, museum educator, and an art instructor for both children and adults. She lives just blocks from the great pumpkin patch and her grandmother, Maezie. [Read more…]