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.
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
Your family can join Dr. Ayesha Randall and the La Pintoresca Branch librarians for storytelling and community building with stories written by and/or about African-Americans.
Last Friday of the Month through August 26, 4:00 PM till 5:00 PM
Storytimes in the Park - Monrovia Public Library
Your kids (ages 0-5) can join the Monrovia librarians in Library Park near the Rotary Bandshell for two different storytimes:
Enjoy active and engaging stories and songs on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM till 10:45 AM through July 27. The book fun is followed up with a sensory activity or craft project. Everyone is welcome. See the event listing for more details.
Share stories, music, and movement by getting your little ones dancing, singing, and learning on Saturdays from 10:00 AM till 10:30 AM through July 30. See the event listing for more details.
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.
Your Teens (grades 8-12) with an artistic streak can visit the Altadena Library's Art Lab every Friday this summer (through July 29) from 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM. They can get inspired, learn new techniques, get help finishing a project, or collaborate with a fellow artist on a fantastic new project. The sky is the limit!
Teen Gardening Club
The Altadena Library is looking for Teens (grades 8-12) of all skill levels to help grow and care for the library's gardens and plants on Saturdays this summer (through July 30), from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Teens will learn about vegetable gardens, flower beds, and indoor plants while earning volunteer service hours. Registration is required.
Your whole chess-loving family can join the Altadena librarians on Tuesdays this summer (through July 26), from 5:30 PM till 7:30 PM to learn new skills, practice, and share tactics with other players. All skill levels are welcome!
Teen Anime Club
Your Teens (ages 13-17) can join the Altadena Library's Anime club to chat about their favorite anime shows and movies while enjoying some Japanese snacks on Mondays this summer (through July 25), from 5:00 PM till 6:00 PM. Registration is required.
Outdoor Family Storytime
Families with younger children and their siblings are invited to join the Altadena librarians for stories, songs, and rhymes at Charles White Park on Tuesdays this summer (through July 26), from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM.