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Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2009

The Price is Right at Your Neighborhood Library

 Money’s tight all around! Keep your brood entertained this season with free activities at your neighborhood library.

Families can explore the Polynesian islands with Tavanna’s Wicky Wacky Wahines on Saturday, May 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr. Learn some dances, make a lei and sample island snacks and stories. 744-7266.
Don’t miss Family Fun Day at La Pintoresca Park and Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with great food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a skate park competition and a disc jockey. 744-7268.

Beginning Saturday, June 13, children in grades 6 and under can join the Summer Reading Club at any Pasadena library. Sponsored by Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, the popular program offers young readers weekly prizes for visiting the library and telling us what books they’ve enjoyed. The program also includes family entertainment all summer long. Kicking off the season in June, “Flights of Fantasy” will have your kids laughing out loud. In July they’ll be dazzled by “Illusions by Allen” and August will bring the creative critters of Pacific Animal Productions. “Tales and Tunes” series Thursdays in July with musicians and storytellers.

For information visit www.cityofpasadena.net/librarykids.

Teens can also jump into the Summer Reading Club starting Saturday, June 20! Just read a book, fill out a slip and place it in the decorated box at any Pasadena library for your chance to win weekly prizes with teen appeal.

And don’t miss out on the fun teen programs listed at www.cityofpasadena.net/libraryteens.

For more information about library programs for children and teens, call 744-4066, option 4