Marbled Paper with Shaving Cream & Liquid Watercolors - Art & Play

In July we launched a new program: “Art & Play” for children ages 2-6.  One Monday morning each month, we focus on “process art”. With process art the fun is all […]

A Whale of a Story! ~ Preschool Storytime

We had lots of fun during our preschool storytime last Saturday!  Whales snuck into each of our stories – whales that grew too large to keep in the bathtub, whales with […]

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 […]

Owls: Preschool Storytime

WHOOOOO loves owls?  We did, in Saturday’s preschool storytime! Books We Shared Everyone ones that owls are wise, but in Sean Taylor’s Hoot Owl Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean […]

Painting with Cleaning Tools - Art & Play

In July we launched a new program: “Art & Play” for children ages 2-6.  One Monday morning each month, we’ll focus on a process-based art project.  With process art, the […]

Babies! ~ Toddler Storytime

Our 8th and final storytime of the summer session was all about Babies!  I introduced everybody to Ralph (the library baby) and we pointed to his nose,  eyes, hands, feet, hair and bellybutton!  […]

Babies! ~ Infant Storytime

Our 8th and final storytime of the summer session was all about Babies!  An infant storytime about Babies – what could be more appropriate?  I introduced everybody to Ralph (the library baby) and […]

The Moon: Preschool Storytime

At today’s storytime we talked about the moon, one of the key players in Monday’s solar eclipse! Books We Shared Our first story, Mae and the Moon by Jami Gigot, is […]

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 […]

Fish! ~ Toddler Storytime

Our 7th storytime of the summer session was all about Fish!  Fish sure are slippery!  Here are the stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, activities and video we explored about our topic. Books We Shared   In […]