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Take & Make Madhubani Elephant Bookmark

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
San Rafael Branch Library
In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, take home a Madhubani Elephant Bookmark kit. Madhubani is a traditional Indian art form that features geometrical patterns. Sign up for your kit beginning May 1st at  https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLMadhubaniBookMark while supplies last. Pick up your Madhubani kit at the San Rafael Library.
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Take & Make: Korean Paper Game (Ddakji)

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hill Avenue Branch Library
Get supplies, folding and game-play instructions for this Korean paper-flipping game. Sign up beginning May 1st at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/DdakjiGame, while supplies last. Pick up your reserved kit at Hill Avenue Branch Library, beginning Wednesday, May 4th.
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Take & Make: Paper Lei Kit

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
San Rafael Branch Library
In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, take home everything you need to make your very own paper lei. All materials will be included, along with a brief history of Hawaii.

Sign up to reserve your kit starting May 1st at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLPaperLeiKit, while supplies last. Reserved kits can be picked up at San Rafael Branch Library.
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Take & Make: Keepsake Key Chain

Monday, May 16, 2022
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Come and make a keepsake for that special someone...possibly a good Mother's Day gift! Sign up to reserve a kit beginning May 2nd at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLKeychain. Signups through May 16, or while supplies last. Pick up your reserved kit at Santa Catalina Branch Library.

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Take & Make: Optical Toy

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Combine two images to make one with your very own optical toy!  Make a thaumatrope, a toy that was popular in the 1800s. Sign up for your kit at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/opticaltoy. Sign ups begin on May 9th, Monday. While supplies last. Pick up at Santa Catalina Branch Library. 
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Take & Make: Zen Garden

Monday, May 30, 2022
Hastings Branch Library
Find a little serenity and contemplate existence by making your own Zen Garden. 

Reserve your kit beginning May 16 at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/zen_garden. Signups available until May 30, or while supplies last. Pick up reserved kits at Hastings Branch Library.
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Take & Make: Busy Bag: Spring

Saturday, June 04, 2022
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Parents and caregivers, have fun exploring spring-themed activities with the young children in your care using the provided guided activities and supplies. Create your own beautiful flower suncatcher. 

Sign ups begin on Thursday, May 26th. Sign up at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLspring 

Busy Bag Kit can be picked up from the Santa Catalina Branch Library while supplies last.

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All Libraries Closed

Monday, May 30, 2022

Take & Make: Pride and Friendship Bracelet

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Hill Avenue Branch Library
Express your Pride with a colorful woven friendship bracelet-to wear or give! Sign up for your kit beginning June 1 at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/Bracelet. Reserved kits can be picked up at Hill Avenue Branch Library beginning June 6.
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Take & Make: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art

Saturday, June 04, 2022
Hastings Branch Library

Make a work of art inspired by the book Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall. Using canvas and crayons, we’ll create rainbow artwork to celebrate identity, self-acceptance, and Pride Month. 


Sign up for your kit at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/crayon while supplies last. Sign-ups begin on June 1. Kits can be picked up at Hastings Branch Library. For ages 10+.


You will receive an email when the kits are ready for pickup. On that email, we will also indicate a "pick up by date," which will be approximately two weeks from the date of the email. If you do not pickup your reserved kits by that date, we will release the kits. Thank you for your understanding.


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This program is part of The Way to Well-Being project, which is grant supported.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.



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Take & Make: Tissue Paper Painting

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Santa Catalina Branch Library

Welcome the colors of Summer with a crayon and tissue paper painting! Sign up beginning June 7 at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLtissuepainting to reserve a kit. Signups through June 30, or while supplies last. Reserved kits can be picked up at Santa Catalina Branch Library.

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Take & Make: Funtime Science Lab! Grow your own food!

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Santa Catalina Branch Library

Dr. Mr. Science Man and Dr Tibia are back! This time to help us learn how to grow your own food at home! To reserve your kit, sign up at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLGrowFood  beginning Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. Kits can be picked up at Santa Catalina. Available while supplies last.

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Great Literature Discussion Group

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Lamanda Park Branch Library
Lamanda Park Meeting Room
Join us for an weekly hour-long discussion on great works of literature. In May we will read and discuss The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata and Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  June's book will be Sons and Lovers by D .H. Lawrence.  Call (626) 744-7266 for the upcoming reading schedule.
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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Homework Help for grades Kindergarten to Middle School.
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Stay Well Workshop

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Dr. Kurt Hong of USC will discuss nutrition and the STAYWELL@ Polytechnic HS will lead physical activity to establish life-long healthy habits. 
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Storytime and Art with USC Pacific Asia Museum

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lamanda Park Branch Library
Lamanda Park Meeting Room
Kids 6 and up are invited to hear a story and make an artwork inspired by Asian cultures and presented by Janelle Sangalang of the USC Pacific Asia Museum! This month we'll learn about Japanese culture and art in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 
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Tōyō Miyatake, presented by Alan Miyatake

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PPL Online
Tōyō Miyatake was a Japanese American photographer, best known for his photographs documenting the Japanese American people and the Japanese American internment at Manzanar during World War II.  His grandson , Alan Miyatake will present a history of his famous grandfather and his legacy.

Presented in Zoom • Sign up here; please provide an email address where login instructions will be sent to you.

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The library often photographs or videotapes programs for use in publicity materials. By being present during these activities, you consent to use of your appearance or likeness by the library and its licensees, designees, or assignees, in all media, worldwide, in perpetuity. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.


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Infant/Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Lamanda Park Branch Library
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to language and learning! Join us for an indoor, 20-minute storytime with books, songs, rhymes and fun! For ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Villa Parke Community Center Branch Library
Join us for a fun Storytime on Tuesday mornings:  Enjoy stories, singing, short movie, crafts and play.
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Art À La Carte Celebrates Our Japanese Artists

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
San Rafael Branch Library
Art à La Carte class celebrates AAPI Heritage Month featuring Japanese culture.  Artist Lorrie Shriner teaches drawing, watercolor and collage techniques focused on Japanese artists. 

Presented in Zoom* • Sign up here; please provide an email address where login instructions will be sent to you.

*Note: For virtual events in Zoom, please expect to receive a confirmation email containing Zoom link and passcode shortly after you sign up. If you enable a reminder at sign-up, you will receive a second reminder email containing Zoom link and passcode up to 3 days before the event takes place. If you do not receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link and passcode, please email sredmond@cityofpasadena.net for assistance.



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Afternoon Games

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Villa Parke Community Center Branch Library
Fun for all ages! Enjoy educational games, bring your own snacks, family and friends! 
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American Sign Language (ASL) Workshop

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
La Pintoresca Branch Library
La Pintoresca Meeting Room
 Learn a 2nd language, American Sign language, under the tutelage of Willa. Ages 9 to 13.
Call La Pintoresca Branch Library to register 626-744-7268, or sign up here.
Masks recommended. 
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Homework Help

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Homework Help for grades Kindergarten to Middle School.
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Virtual Armory Art Class

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Join us online for a series of art classes taught by Armory Center for the Arts instructors. For artists ages 6-11, a weekly series of art classes presented in Zoom. Classes run March 15 through May 24. Class will not be held on Tuesday, April 5.

Materials are available for pickup at La Pintoresca Branch Library Monday through Friday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

Please sign up here; provide an email address where Zoom instruction can be sent to you.
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Author Jill Hunting presents "Finding Pete"

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PPL Online
Author Jill Hunting presents Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in VietnamFinding Pete is one of the great, untold true stories of an escalating war and a young man caught in its sights. This personalized account of a critical moment in U.S. history is the moving story of an altruistic youth who personifies what America lost in Vietnam. It is also a portrait of a family's struggle with loss, a mother's damaging grief, and, most of all, a sister's quest to solve a mystery and recover the connection with her brother.

Presented in Zoom • Sign up here; please provide an email address where login instructions will be sent to you.

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The library often photographs or videotapes programs for use in publicity materials. By being present during these activities, you consent to use of your appearance or likeness by the library and its licensees, designees, or assignees, in all media, worldwide, in perpetuity. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.


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