These events are regularly scheduled, and many do not require registrations. That said, please check with the event host in case of holidays, weather, COVID, or other reasons to cancel or reschedule.
Board Game Night
Your family can join others and the Altadena librarians in an evening of board game fun on Mondays through December 19, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. No registration is required.
Your family can join other chess lovers and the Altadena librarians in an evening of chess-inspired fun on Tuesdays through November 22, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. No registration is required.
The whole family is invited to the Villa Parke Community Center Branch Library to play games, from board games to giant dominos. The fun happens on Tuesdays, from 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM.
Infant & Toddler Storytimes
Your little ones (ages 0-2) and their caregiver can join the Pasadena librarians weekly at 10:30 AM for 20 minutes of reading, rhyming, and singing fun!
Lamanda Park Branch - Tuesdays
Allendale Branch - Wednesdays
Preschool Storytime - Pasadena Public Libraries
Your kids (ages 3-5) can join the Pasadena librarians weekly for a selection of stories, songs, crafts, or a short movie. Activities vary by branch.
Villa Parke Community Center Branch - Tuesdays, 10:30 AM till 11:30 AM
Santa Catalina Branch - Wednesday, 10:30 AM till 11:00 AM
San Rafael Branch - Wednesdays, 11:00 AM till 11:30 AM
Lamanda Park Branch - Thursdays, 10:30 AM till 11:00 AM
Linda Vista Branch - Thursday, 10:30 AM till 11:00 AM
Hill Avenue Branch - Saturdays, 10:30 AM till 11:00 AM
Villa Parke Community Center Branch hosts a family movie for you on Thursdays, from 3:30 PM till 5:30 PM. Please contact the branch at 626-744-6510 for the movie title. And this is a BYOS (bring your own snacks) event.
Video Game Club
Your Teen (age 14-19) can stop into the Hastings Branch Library Meeting Room on Thursdays, from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM, for some gaming fun on the Nintendo Switch. They can make new friends and learn fair play every week. No registration is required. Must play well with others.
Crafting with Tish & Tosh
Join the Pasadena Library online for some all-ages crafting fun. You'll learn new crafts all year round. The crafting fun happens on every-other Monday on Instagram Live from 3:00 PM till 3:30 PM.
Teen Switch Hour
Your Tweens (ages 8-12) can join the Altadena librarians for some Nintendo Switch fun playing Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Smash Brothers every Thursday from 4:00 PM till 5:00 PM in the Main Library's Community Room. The library has a limited number of systems available. You are welcome to bring your own Switch. .
Your Tweens (ages 9-12) can join the Hastings Branch librarians on the third Tuesday of most months (Thanksgiving week being a usual exception) from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Registration is required, and spots are limited.
Crafternoons for Kids!
Your kids (grades K-5) can join the Altadena librarians on the third Tuesday of the month for their arts and crafts program. There's a different craft every month, and parents are encouraged to participate. See the library calendar for details.
Read! Build! Play!
Your little ones (ages 0-5) can join the San Rafael Branch librarians for storytime, followed by self-guided play on Wednesdays through April from 11:40 AM to 1:00 PM. See the event listing for details.
Your kids (ages 5-12) can join the La Pintoresca Branch librarians in learning arithmetic with the Soroban abacus. Registration is required. See the event listing for more information.
Your teen (grades 8-12) can join the Altadena librarians on Instagram every other Friday at 5:00 PM for reviews of the coolest, tastiest, and best-value spots for teens in Altadena.