Events & Programs

Writing Parties September and October

Every month on the 2nd Tuesday, kids between the ages of 5 and 8 come to the library to hear a story and engage with a creative writing prompt inspired […]

Lucha Libros: Starting Year 4!

For the past few years, 2nd and 3rd graders have come to the library every first Wednesday of the month to answer questions about a book they read and earn […]

Epidemiologists: Saving Our Species with Science! (STEAM Careers in Pasadena series)

On Monday Oct. 2nd we had a visit from Pasadena’s very own dedicated epidemiologist, Matthew Feaster of the Pasadena Public Health Department. He showed us what he does on a […]

Learning the Art of Writing Plots, with Author Kristen Kittscher

Last Friday, kids came to Pasadena Central Library for a free writing workshop with middle grade author Kristen Kittscher, who writes the Young and Yang mysteries! She shared some of […]

Writing Dialogue for Wordless Picture Books

Yesterday, after reading the book Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis, kids in primary grades did an activity making up a new language. Then they created new written dialogue for […]

STEAM Careers in Pasadena: Forensic Specialists Fighting Crime with Science

On Wednesday, August 2nd, we had some special visitors at the library. Two forensic specialists from the Pasadena Police Department, Noel Herrera and Alex Padilla, came to meet kids between […]

Make a Penny Battery

On August 8th, we had a packed story room full of kids 7-12 years old who were here to learn about how electricity works, what kinds of materials conduct electricity, […]

Reading Great Books to Learn Writing Great Hooks

At our Kids’ Writing Workshop on Friday, June 16th, we learned about writing engaging beginnings. I combed through the upper middle grade books at our library and looked through all […]

Music and Movement with Dayita Datta

Earlier this year, Pasadena Unified School District surveyed parents about what their kids need and found a strong need for more music learning opportunities. Well, Pasadena Public Library has traditionally […]

Musical Fun With Angie Donkin

On June 6th, we had a delightful music performance by Angie Donkin for infants, toddlers and their families. She played guitar and ukulele and sang. She used puppets, props, even […]