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Take & Make: Pom Pom Rabbit

Monday, February 13, 2023
Santa Catalina Branch Library

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, which is considered to be the luckiest of all 12 zodiac animals! Celebrate Chinese New Year, January 22, by making a lucky pom pom rabbit. Sign up for your kit at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLpompomrabbit. Signups begin immediately on January 23rd; no need to wait for the libraries to open to sign up. While supplies last. Reserved kits can be picked up  at Santa Catalina Branch Library.

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Exhibit: Alfred Haymond

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Hastings Branch Library
Artist Alfred Haymond is a self-taught photographer whose approach is described simply as "The art of finding those mundane occurrences happening all around us and visually documenting them.” His work, “Celebrating Diversity Through Photography,” will be on exhibit at Hastings Branch Library in February. His work, “Celebrating Diversity Through Photography,” will be on exhibit at Hastings Branch Library in February.
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EXHIBIT: Blind Date with a Book

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Check out our "Blind Date with a Book" display and choose a book without knowing the title! All you have are some hints about what's inside. 
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Exhibit: Children's Art (Field Elementary School)

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Hastings Branch Library
The students from Field Elementary School will draw a portrait of themselves along with their favorite African-American inventor for Black History Month. 
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Take & Make: "I Have A Dream" Cloud Mobile

Sunday, February 12, 2023
Hastings Branch Library

Take inspiration from MLK Jr's famous speech and put your dreams for a better world up for all to see. Invite your friends to share their dreams too! Ages 3 and up.

Sign up to reserve a kit at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/Dream_Clouds beginning February 1 (no need to wait for the library to open; signups begin immediately on 2/1). Reserved kits can be picked up at Hastings Branch Library.

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Take & Make: Inspired by Artist Pearl Fryar

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Hill Avenue Branch Library
Pearl Fryar is a world renowned abstract topiary artist in Bishopville, SC. The aesthetics of Fryar's work are a departure from traditional topiary work and are considered abstract, inventive, and free-form. Create a topiary landscape fantasy of your own. 

Reserve a kit at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PearlFryar beginning February 1st (signups open immediately on February 1st; you do not need to wait until the library opens to sign up). Signups available until February 28, or while supplies last. Reserved kits can be picked up at Hill Avenue Branch beginning February 8. 

For ages 5+.
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Take & Make: The Quilt Art of Bisa Butler

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Hill Avenue Branch Library
American fiber artist, Bisa Butler created a new genre of quilting transforming the medium by creating quilts that look like paintings. Create a collage quilt artwork inspired by the work of Bisa Butler.  Sign up to reserve a kit, starting February 1st, at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/BisaButler. Signups will be available immediately on February 1st; you do not need to wait for the library to open to sign up. Pick up reserved kits at Hill Avenue Branch Library beginning February 8. Signups available through February 28, or while supplies last. 
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Take & Make: Floating Heart Sensory Jars

Monday, February 27, 2023
Jefferson Branch Library Children & Teen Services

Register to take & make a calming, floating sensory jar with heart confetti! Available while supplies last. Sign up to reserve a kit, starting February 6th at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/heartsensoryjars. Signups begin immediately on February 6th; no need to wait for the libraries to open to sign up. Signups available while supplies last, or through February 27.

 

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Take & Make: Galentine's Day Magnets

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Celebrate your best gal pal this Galentine's Day with DIY conversation heart magnets. Sign up to reserve a kit beginning February 6 at: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PPLGalentinesDay. Signups are available immediately on February 6; no need to wait for the libraries to open before signing up. Signups available while supplies last or through February 14.

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All Libraries Closed

Monday, February 13, 2023

Take & Make: Mae Jemison's Rocket

Monday, February 27, 2023
Jefferson Branch Library Children & Teen Services
Celebrate Black History Month with a rocket craft to honor the first black woman who went to space!  Sign up to reserve a kit starting February 13 at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/maejemisonsrocket. Signups begin immediately on February 13; do not wait for the libraries to open to sign up. Signups available while supplies last or through February 27.

Reserved kits can be picked up in the Children's Room at Jefferson Branch Library. 
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Take & Make: Sweet Potato Recipes

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Hastings Branch Library
Sweet potatoes have a deliciously storied history with African-American people. Reserve a kit, starting February 13 at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/sweet_potato_recipe (Signups begin immediately on 2/13; no need to wait for the library to open). Choose from a variety of recipes and connect with tasty traditions. Enjoy!

Reserved kits can be picked up at Hastings Branch Library.

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Giveaway: Notable Black American Scientists: Buttons and Bookmarks

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Celebrate the contributions that Black American scientists have made by collecting three commemorative buttons and bookmarks. Available at La Pintoresca Branch library starting Monday February 14 at 10:00 a.m. While supplies last. 

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All Libraries Closed

Monday, February 20, 2023

Take & Make: Alma Thomas - The Eclipse

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Celebrate Black History Month by creating a vibrant masterpiece inspired by Alma Thomas' "The Eclipse." Reserve your kit by calling 626-744-7268, starting February 21 at 10:00 am. Signups available through February 28, or while supplies last. Reserved kits can be picked up at La Pintoresca Branch Library.
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Take & Make: Embroidered Heart Card

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Jefferson Branch Library Children & Teen Services
Celebrate Women’s History Month by creating an embroidered heart greeting card for that special woman in your life. Kits can be picked up at Jefferson Branch Library. For ages 8+.

Sign up to reserve a kit starting March 2nd at https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/embroideredheartcard. Signups begin immediately on March 2nd; no need to wait for libraries to open to sign up. Signups available through March 30th or while supplies last.

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Take & Make: Pi Day Puzzle

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Dr. Mr. Scienceman is back with a delicious Take & Make puzzle in celebration of Pi Day on 3/14. Reserve your kit for pickup at Santa Catalina Branch while supplies last: https://cityofpasadena.libwizard.com/f/PiDay Signups start immediately on March 8, no need to wait for libraries to open. Signups available through March 15, or while supplies last.
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Read & Play

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Santa Catalina Branch Library
Santa Catalina Meeting Room
Enjoy a short family storytime followed by self-guided play activities. For ages 0-5 

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability


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Registration is open

iBook Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hastings Branch Library
"New Adult" readers in their 20s and 30s, including participants using speech-generating devices, are welcome. 

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

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability




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Homework Help (K-Middle School)

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
La Pintoresca Branch Library
Homework Help for grades Kindergarten to Middle School. Monday through Thursday 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability
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Homework Help (Grades K-5)

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hastings Branch Library
Kids in grades K-5, come and get help from a friendly teen volunteer. Work through questions on your homework or practice reading! First-come first-served. 

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability
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President Face Mask

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Villa Parke Community Center Branch Library
Make your very own favorite president's face mask!

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability


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Valentine Card Workshop

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hastings Branch Library
Hastings Meeting Room
Drop in and make something to share with a friend or loved one. Choose from a variety of crafting supplies and let your creativity soar! 

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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jefferson Branch Library Children & Teen Services
Kids Room
Storytime is a fun way to introduce your little ones to language and learning! Join us for an indoor storytime with books, songs, rhymes and fun! 

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability


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Toddler Storytime

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Hastings Branch Library
Hastings Meeting Room
 Join us for a storytime full of songs, rhymes, puppets and fingerplays! For toddlers 1-3 and their caregivers.  

For accessibility information and requests, contact the library site hosting the program. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability

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