Mighty Chondria: Science for Kids
Kids ages 9 - 12 can learn to become scientists in the home on Monday, April 26, from 4:00 PM till 5:00 PM. Using household items (see the registration page for the supply list), your kid will explore chemistry, earth science, and biology.
Ukulele Orchestra Fun: Part Deux
On Monday, April 26, from 6:00 PM till 7:00 PM, the ukulele fun continues by learning what it's like to be a part of an orchestra. Newcomers are absolutely welcome! And all skill levels from beginner and up, ages 9 and up, can take part. A limited number of ukuleles are available for those who need to borrow an instrument on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need to borrow an instrument, please contact Marie Plug for assistance. Registration required.
Star and Frog Origami
Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with an Origami Take & Make from the San Rafael Branch Library. Starting Monday, May 3, from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM, your whole family can learn to make a transforming ninja star and a hopping frog from folding paper. Origami kits are available from the library while supplies last. See the event page for more details.
Paper Hyacinth Bouquet
Sign up to receive a kit to make a bouquet of paper hyacinths (perfect for Mother's Day - hint, hint). This is great for kids ages 8 and up. Register to receive a kit starting Monday, May 3, from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM. See the event page for more details and the kit contents.
Japanese Fish Steamer
On Wednesday, May 5, celebrate Children's Day by reserving a free craft kit to make a Japanese fish steamer. Kits and reservations are through the Linda Vista Branch Library. Reservations open at 9:30 AM. Call 626-744-7278 to request a kit while supplies last. This is an excellent craft for kids 9 years old and up.
Make Beaded Earrings
Kids ages 8-14 years old will learn how to make beautiful beaded earrings (did we mention Mother's Day is coming up?) on Saturday, May 8, from 11:00 AM till 12:00 PM over zoom. Supply kits are available. Registration is required and open on Monday, April 26 at 8:00 AM. Space is limited.
Kids, Tweens, and Teens can register for a tasty experiment to learn how taste connects to all of their senses using items already in your refrigerator. Things kick off on Monday, April 26, at 4:00 PM. Registration required.
Tweens and Teens are invited to participate in the City Nature Challenge on Tuesday, April 27, at 3:30 PM. They will learn how to be a scientist in their own community by exploring the rich diversity of plants and animals that call LA County home. Registration required.
Your Kitchen Farm
Kids in grades K-5 can listen and learn how to grow fruits and vegetables from parts of other fruits and vegetables right in their kitchen. GrowingGreat: Planting in the Kitchen happens on Thursday, April 29, at 3:00 PM. Adult supervision may be required. Register here.
Science at Home
The Monrovia librarians host regular STEM-related content on the Monrovia Library YouTube channel for kids ages five and up. Themes range from 3d printing to microscope explorations. Check them out every other Wednesday from April 28 through May 12, at 11:00 AM.
Real Craft, Virtual Corner
Monrovia Library's Virtual Craft Corner lets your whole family explore crafts that can be made in your home using minimal or recycled materials. Activities are suitable for pre-school through school-aged children and their families. A whole world of fun can be made from what's lying around the house! Videos are posted to the Monrovia Library YouTube channel bi-weekly on Wednesdays, May 5 and May 19, from 11:30 AM till 11:45 AM.