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Take & Make: Mental Health Month -- Homemade Calming Putty

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All Locations

Create a fun squishy putty to practice mindfulness! 

This kit includes all the ingredients to make a simple scented calming putty that you can use for fun or for getting centered. All materials included. 

Online registration opens Monday, May 17 and continues while supplies last. This take-and-make kit can be picked up from the branch of your choice. Recommended for ages 3 and up, but fun for teens and adults too! 

Sign up for a craft kit here: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/pplcalmingputty


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Take & Make: Star and Frog Origami

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
San Rafael Branch Library
San Rafael celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with Origami Take & Makes. 

Many studies assert that Origami was invented by the Japanese about a thousand years ago, but its roots may well be in China. Origami paper folding is about transformation. Look beyond a flat surface and gradually it comes to life in three dimensions. Origami is a very easy hobby to pick up and it’s a lot of fun! 

Sign up here to get your Origami kit to make a transforming ninja star and a hopping frog: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/origami . Kits are available for pickup from San Rafael Branch, while supplies last.
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Take & Make: Funtime Science Lab! Non-Newtonian Fluid!

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Catalina Branch Library

Dr. Mr. Science Man and Dr. Tibia are back for some fun with Non-Newtonian Fluid! We’ll also be making a stress ball! 

Signups begin at 9:30 am on Monday, May 10.  Sign up at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLFuntimeScienceLab3

Kits can be picked up at Santa Catalina while supplies last. The Funtime Science Lab episode will be posted on the Pasadena Public Library YouTube on May 10. 

Please contact Santa Catalina Branch (626) 744-7272 with your questions.

Keywords:  mental health, pmhd


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Take & Make: Japanese Fish Streamer

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Linda Vista Branch Library
Reserve a free craft kit to make a Japanese Fish Streamer in celebration of Children's Day.  

Call Linda Vista Library at (626) 744-7278 starting Wednesday May 5th at 9:30am to reserve your kit. 

Japanese Fish Streamer kits can be picked up at the Linda Vista Branch Library while supplies last. 

For ages 9+
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Season of Self: Writing Workshop for Teens

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All Locations

Explore self healing through poetry in this guided writing workshop with local author and poet Angie Aguirre. For teens ages 12-18. 


Register here and look for the confirmation email with the login instructions.

Keywords:  mental health, pmhd, youth network


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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Ukulele Orchestra Fun II

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All Locations
In this continuation of the last session, come learn what it’s like to be in a ukulele orchestra. Newcomers welcome!  Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players ages 9 and up are welcome!  These sessions will help prepare you to play a set of songs meant for a live performance. Even if you don’t want to play in our ukulele orchestra, you can join in on the fun and learn songs to play “live” with family and friends.  A limited supply of ukuleles are available on a first come, first-served basis.  Please contact Marie Plug (mplug@cityofpasadena.net) if you’d like to borrow an instrument.  Register to receive the Zoom link for the session.

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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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Take & Make: Mental Health Month -- Homemade Calming Putty

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All Locations

Create a fun squishy putty to practice mindfulness! 

This kit includes all the ingredients to make a simple scented calming putty that you can use for fun or for getting centered. All materials included. 

Online registration opens Monday, May 17 and continues while supplies last. This take-and-make kit can be picked up from the branch of your choice. Recommended for ages 3 and up, but fun for teens and adults too! 

Sign up for a craft kit here: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/pplcalmingputty


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Take & Make: Star and Frog Origami

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
San Rafael Branch Library
San Rafael celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with Origami Take & Makes. 

Many studies assert that Origami was invented by the Japanese about a thousand years ago, but its roots may well be in China. Origami paper folding is about transformation. Look beyond a flat surface and gradually it comes to life in three dimensions. Origami is a very easy hobby to pick up and it’s a lot of fun! 

Sign up here to get your Origami kit to make a transforming ninja star and a hopping frog: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/origami . Kits are available for pickup from San Rafael Branch, while supplies last.
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Take & Make: Funtime Science Lab! Non-Newtonian Fluid!

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Catalina Branch Library

Dr. Mr. Science Man and Dr. Tibia are back for some fun with Non-Newtonian Fluid! We’ll also be making a stress ball! 

Signups begin at 9:30 am on Monday, May 10.  Sign up at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLFuntimeScienceLab3

Kits can be picked up at Santa Catalina while supplies last. The Funtime Science Lab episode will be posted on the Pasadena Public Library YouTube on May 10. 

Please contact Santa Catalina Branch (626) 744-7272 with your questions.

Keywords:  mental health, pmhd


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Take & Make: Japanese Fish Streamer

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Linda Vista Branch Library
Reserve a free craft kit to make a Japanese Fish Streamer in celebration of Children's Day.  

Call Linda Vista Library at (626) 744-7278 starting Wednesday May 5th at 9:30am to reserve your kit. 

Japanese Fish Streamer kits can be picked up at the Linda Vista Branch Library while supplies last. 

For ages 9+
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Art à la Carte

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
San Rafael Branch Library
Artist Lorrie Shriner teaches drawing, watercolor and collage techniques. Beginners welcome.

Presented in Zoom • Register for individual sessions, and link to join will be sent to you.
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USC Pacific Asia Museum @ the Library: Storytime and Art

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pasadena Central Library
Join educators from the USC Pacific Asia Museum in celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month! Listen to the book "Dim Sum for Everyone!" by Grace Lin, explore artwork from the museum's collection, and learn to use paper and simple household items to create a collage of your favorite food.  Craft kits will be available for pickup from the branch of your choice in advance of the Zoom program. 

Ages 5 and up. 

Presented in Zoom 

In addition to this registration, we need you to go to this page: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/storytime-and-art and tell us which branch you'd like to pick up your kit from.

Kit will include white cardstock, construction paper, colorful patterned paper, yarn, and a glue stick. You will need  your own scissors. If you aren't able to make it to pick up a kit, please have some colored paper or magazines available. You may also use other household materials such as: fabric, rice, dry beans, pasta, chopsticks--the more variety, the more fun!

You will receive an email when the kit has been sent to the branch of your choice. Thank you!
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Author Karen Tumulty: The Triumph of Nancy Reagan

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pasadena Central Library
Karen Tumulty – The Triumph of Nancy Reagan

The definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century: Nancy Reagan. The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan is more than a love story—it’s the partnership that made him president. Of the pair, Nancy was the one with the sharper instincts about people, the superior radar for trouble, and the keen sense of how to secure his place in history. The only person in the world to whom Ronald Reagan felt truly close, Nancy understood how to foster his strengths and compensate for his weaknesses. Neither timid nor apologetic about wielding her power, Nancy Reagan made herself a place in history. Seamlessly blending history and new reporting, The Triumph of Nancy Reagan is the most extensive biography of Nancy Reagan yet. 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library.

Presented in Zoom • Sign up here and a link to join 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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Save a Life: Naloxone Training

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Locations
Learn the signs of prescription drug abuse and how you can save a life with Naloxone, a treatment to aid in overdose in an emergency situation. For ages 18+. Presented by Day One.

Register here and look for the confirmation email with the login instructions. Refer to the confirmation email for information to arrange a pickup for Naloxone.

Keywords: Keywords:  mental health, pmhd


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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Take & Make: Mental Health Month -- Homemade Calming Putty

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All Locations

Create a fun squishy putty to practice mindfulness! 

This kit includes all the ingredients to make a simple scented calming putty that you can use for fun or for getting centered. All materials included. 

Online registration opens Monday, May 17 and continues while supplies last. This take-and-make kit can be picked up from the branch of your choice. Recommended for ages 3 and up, but fun for teens and adults too! 

Sign up for a craft kit here: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/pplcalmingputty


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Take & Make: Star and Frog Origami

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
San Rafael Branch Library
San Rafael celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with Origami Take & Makes. 

Many studies assert that Origami was invented by the Japanese about a thousand years ago, but its roots may well be in China. Origami paper folding is about transformation. Look beyond a flat surface and gradually it comes to life in three dimensions. Origami is a very easy hobby to pick up and it’s a lot of fun! 

Sign up here to get your Origami kit to make a transforming ninja star and a hopping frog: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/origami . Kits are available for pickup from San Rafael Branch, while supplies last.
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Take & Make: Funtime Science Lab! Non-Newtonian Fluid!

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Santa Catalina Branch Library

Dr. Mr. Science Man and Dr. Tibia are back for some fun with Non-Newtonian Fluid! We’ll also be making a stress ball! 

Signups begin at 9:30 am on Monday, May 10.  Sign up at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLFuntimeScienceLab3

Kits can be picked up at Santa Catalina while supplies last. The Funtime Science Lab episode will be posted on the Pasadena Public Library YouTube on May 10. 

Please contact Santa Catalina Branch (626) 744-7272 with your questions.

Keywords:  mental health, pmhd


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Take & Make: Japanese Fish Streamer

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Linda Vista Branch Library
Reserve a free craft kit to make a Japanese Fish Streamer in celebration of Children's Day.  

Call Linda Vista Library at (626) 744-7278 starting Wednesday May 5th at 9:30am to reserve your kit. 

Japanese Fish Streamer kits can be picked up at the Linda Vista Branch Library while supplies last. 

For ages 9+
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Chinese Mandarin Storytime 中文故事時間

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
All Locations
Chinese Mandarin Storytime
中文故事時間
Wednesdays (except December 30) @ 3:00pm 
On Instagram Live: @pasadenalibrary

Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in Mandarin Chinese.
For ages 3 - 5.

歡迎大家一起來聽聽故事、唱唱歌、唸唸童謠!
適合3-5歲的親子參加
請上 圖書館 Instagram (IG ) 帳號: @pasadenalibrary


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Zoomba

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lamanda Park Branch Library

Join us for an online Zumba class on Zoom. Zumba is a great way to lose weight, tone up, increase cardio strength, improve coordination, gain self-esteem and feel happy! Beginners are welcome. 

Register here for this event and receive the link to participate. (Note that registration is per session, not for the series).
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Sketches & More (Art at Home for teens)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All Locations
For teens ages 12-18, join us for a virtual guided art session with staff from the Armory. We’ll be working on techniques to carve a linoleum block for printmaking.  Supplies available if needed for pickup from Hill Avenue Branch Library.

Included in the supply kit are
  • 2 linoleum rectangles
  • 2 carving tools (#8 and #1 tips)
  • 2 large stamp pads
  • 1 sheet of graphite paper
  • 2 sheets of cardstock
Presented in partnership with Armory Center for the Arts. 

Register here and check your email for Zoom login instructions. (check your spam mail if you don't see it)   If you have issues logging in or have other questions about the program, contact Jane Gov at jgov@cityofpasadena.net

If the registration is full, you can still attend the virtual session. Please add your name to the waiting list and we will send you the login info.

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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Lisa See: On Gold Mountain

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pasadena Central Library
Author Lisa See presents her book, On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese American Family. 

Lisa See provides a complex portrait of her family’s hard work, suffering and successes as they moved from China to the United States.

Presented in Zoom • Sign up here, and a link to join will be sent to you.

In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library.


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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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Lucha Libros

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
All Locations
2nd graders, time to wrap up our Lucha Libros reading competition with a celebration of all the reading you did this year! You’ll get a prize book as a thank you for your hard work, and we’ll find out who our Lucha Libros Champions are for 2021! 

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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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Take & Make: Mental Health Month -- Homemade Calming Putty

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All Locations

Create a fun squishy putty to practice mindfulness! 

This kit includes all the ingredients to make a simple scented calming putty that you can use for fun or for getting centered. All materials included. 

Online registration opens Monday, May 17 and continues while supplies last. This take-and-make kit can be picked up from the branch of your choice. Recommended for ages 3 and up, but fun for teens and adults too! 

Sign up for a craft kit here: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/pplcalmingputty


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Take & Make: Star and Frog Origami

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
San Rafael Branch Library
San Rafael celebrates AAPI Heritage Month with Origami Take & Makes. 

Many studies assert that Origami was invented by the Japanese about a thousand years ago, but its roots may well be in China. Origami paper folding is about transformation. Look beyond a flat surface and gradually it comes to life in three dimensions. Origami is a very easy hobby to pick up and it’s a lot of fun! 

Sign up here to get your Origami kit to make a transforming ninja star and a hopping frog: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/origami . Kits are available for pickup from San Rafael Branch, while supplies last.
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