school age

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 […]

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, […]

Sensory Art & Craft Making

Last Saturday’s Sensory Art & Craft Making  program at Lamanda Park Branch Library made a BIG SPLASH (pun intended).  Over 20 young artists and their families set out to make “sandpaper” starfish, […]

Silly Split-Panel Books - Writing Parties for Primary Grade Kids

At our most recent Writing Party for Primary Grade Kids (previously named “Creative Writing for Beginning Readers”), we made split-panel books inspired by A Cheese and Tomato Spider by Nick […]

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 […]

Tablets and Tech for Kids

Coming up on Tuesday, June 13th from 2-3:30 pm, we have our next Tablets and Tech program at the Pasadena Central Library on our 4th floor. This is a fun, […]

The Lucha Libros Class of 2017--and a new Champion!

Last night thirty-six 2nd and 3rd graders and their families came to the Donald R. Wright Auditorium to answer questions about the book Fantastic Mr. Fox / El Superzorro by […]

Lucha Libros: Big Nate Goes for Broke

Last night kids answered questions about the book Big Nate Goes for Broke / Nate el grande invencíble by Lincoln Peirce. The questions were much harder this time and fewer […]