ArtNight March 2024

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Art lovers who found themselves in the Pasadena area on the fateful evening of March 8th 2024, otherwise known as ‘ArtNight,’ had one more reason to rejoice this year: Jefferson Public Library participated in its very first ‘Art Night’ celebration, and the revelry included sneaky storybook characters, still-life painting, a […]

Worry Monsters!

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This past Monday, Jefferson Branch Library had the pleasure of hosting the ‘Worry Monster’ craft time for over a dozen kids and teens. This playful act of artistic expression brought smiles to the faces of all the participants including the adult caregivers. Best of all, the ‘Worry Monster’ craft can […]

Baby Storytime: March 2024

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These are the stories and songs we presented during Baby Storytime at Jefferson Branch Library in March 2024.   Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony Mr. Panda has a plate of doughnuts to share, but most of the other animals forget to say “Please.” Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres  Cimarusti, illustrated […]

ArtNight Art Contest Winners: Ages 8-12

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This year, we asked young artists in our city to create a work of art that was inspired by illustrations found in children’s literature. Winners were announced on March 8, 2024, and their artwork was displayed in the new art gallery at Jefferson Branch Library through the end of the […]

Baby Storytime: February 2024

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Here are the stories and songs for Baby Storytime at the Jefferson Branch for February 2024 Peek-a-whoo? by Nina Laden The reader can look through die-cut pages for a visual clue to complete a game of peek-a-boo. 1, 2, 3s of thankfulness by Patricia Hegarty Learn your 123s while discovering […]

Baby Storytime: January 2024

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Here are the delightful stories and songs we presented during Baby Storytime at Jefferson Branch Library in January 2024. Will Ladybug hug? by Hilary Leung Ladybug is a great hugger. But will her friends let her hug? Find out in this surprising book all about consent. Polar Bear, Polar, Bear, […]

Baby Storytime: December 2023

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Here are the stories and songs we presented during Baby Storytime at Jefferson Branch Library in December 2023. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps reveal the […]

Baby Storytime: November 2023

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These are the stories and songs we presented during Baby Storytime at Jefferson Branch Library in November 2023. Everything You by Elizabeth McPike and illustrated by Jay Fleck A mother and father welcome a new baby into their lives.   Auntie and Me by Karen Katz Auntie is coming for […]

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program 2023

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This year, eight young writers participated in the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program — a challenge to complete a novel in just 30 days! Participants of the Young Writers Program set their own word count goals and learn how to split that word count into 30 days of creative and productive […]

Baby Storytime: October 2023

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Here are the stories and songs we presented during Baby Storytime at Jefferson Branch Library in October 2023.     Peek a Who? by Nina Ladin The reader can look through die-cut pages for a visual clue to complete a game of peek-a-boo. The Artist who Painted a Blue Horse […]