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    Animal Adventures

    Paws to Read … a herd of fascinating presentations, crafts and storytimes.

    Stuffed Animal Adoption & Caricature Event

    Celebrate the start of  the Summer Reading Challenge by adopting a stuffed furry friend. Receive an “adoption certificate” and have a caricature drawn by professional artist Dave Boatman. 
    Saturday, June 7 • 2 p.m. • Hastings

    Young Musicians Program

    Enjoy making music together through favorite animal songs and stories, dancing, movement activities and percussion instruments. Presented by Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s Young Musicians program. For ages 2 – 5.
    Tuesday, June 10 • 10:30 a.m. • Hastings
    Wednesday, June 11 • 10:30 a.m. • Santa Catalina

    Barks and Books 

    Children read a book to a gentle, well-trained dog. Presented by Pasadena Humane Society volunteers.
    Tuesday, June 10 & July 8 • 3:30 p.m. • Hastings
    Monday, June 23 & July 28 • 3 p.m. • La Pintoresca

    Summer Reading Club Special: Princess Party

    Put on your favorite princess dress and join local artist Sue Phaneuf and create a pretty sparkle bracelet using animal beads.  Then read a princess story and dance to a princess song.  Materials provided. For ages 4 - 6. Call (626) 744-7264 to sign up.   
    Tuesday, June 10 • 3:30 p.m. • Hill Avenue

    Animal Craft Time

    Join us as we make an animal crafts to celebrate Summer Reading Challenge.
    Wednesdays, June 11, July 9 & August 6 • 2 p.m. • Villa Parke

    Pet Rocks Rock!

    Pet rocks are loyal creatures. They never get hungry, bite or mess up your rug. Use your creativity and talent to decorate your own pet rock.
    Thursday, June 12 • 4 p.m. • Hastings  
    Monday, June 23 • 5 p.m. • Central Library/West Patio

    Animal Meet and Greet

    Meet some of the cutest and cuddliest residents from the Pasadena Humane Society. Learn about their spray/neuter services, pet adoption and other programs. 

    Thursday, June 19 • 2 p.m. • Hastings
    Thursday, June 26 • 2:30 p.m. • Allendale
    Wednesday, July 2 • 3 p.m. • Hill Avenue


    Join us as members of the Pasadena Police Department’s K-9 Unit visit the library. Learn how police dogs are trained to assist their handlers in locating, intimidating and apprehending criminals.
    Thursday, June 19 • 3 p.m. • Lamanda Park
    Saturday, June 28 • 3 p.m. • San Rafael

    Tales of Tails

    A wild array of furry and feathery creatures will spring to life in a colorful display of masks, props and costumes, presented by Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre. 
    Wednesday, June 25 • 10:30 a.m. • Santa Catalina 

    Curious George Book Party

    Swing into a jungle of fun as we enjoy favorite Curious George stories, make crafts, and play games. 
    Thursday, June 26 • 3:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca 

    Animal Adventures @ Hastings

    Explore the life cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly through art activities, stories and interactive play. Presented by Kidspace Children’s Museum.
    Thursday, June 26 • 4 p.m. • Hastings

    Geronimo Stilton Paws Party

    Join the hunt for clues, break coded messages, mousify yourself and enjoy cheese from Mouse Island. Enjoy games, contests, prizes and a visit from Geronimo! Call (626) 744-4066 option 4 to sign up.
    Wednesday, July 9 • 4:30 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Room & West Patio 

    Animals Make a Difference Day

    Learn what therapy dogs are trained to do and how they make a difference in patient’s lives. Presented by Huntington Hospital Pet Therapy Program.
    Tuesday, July 15 • 4 p.m. • Hastings

    Kitty Kat Kraft

    Attention Kitty Kat fans! Slink on over and make your very own kitty kat mask, then have your photo taken in the really kute kardboard kitty kut-out.
    Wednesday, July 16 • 2:30 p.m. • Allendale

    Steampunk Animals

    Take home an animal that will never get fleas or bite you! Design your own steampunk animal and go nuts with bolts and screws.
    Wednesday, July 16 • 3:30 pm • Santa Catalina

    Kid’s Book Club

    Join us as we “Paws to Read” Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Call (626) 744-4389 to sign up. 
    Wednesday, July 16 • 4:30 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room

    Creep, Crawl Slither and Slide

    See, hear and maybe even touch a creepy, crawly creature. Presented by Eaton Canyon Nature Center.
    Thursday, July 24 • 3:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca

    Fingerprint Art

    Create amazing animal art—with your own fingerprints
    Thursday, July 24 • 4 p.m. • Hastings 

    Carnival of the Animals

    Hear the parade of animals from paws to claws with Camille Saint-Saens’ best loved work.
    Monday, July 28 • 2 p.m. • San Rafael

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Meet the musical instruments used in the orchestra including strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
    Presented by Pasadena Conservatory of Music.
    Tuesday, July 29 • 3:30 p.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium

    Animal Adventures @ Hastings

    Hop on down to see some of the cute, fantastic, historical and odd bunny items from the rabbit themed Pasadena Bunny Museum. Then enjoy bunny crafts.
    Thursday, July 31 • 4 p.m. • Hastings

    Frog’s Book Party

    It’s party time! Jump into the fun as we listen to our favorite frog stories, make cool crafts, enjoy frog races and more …
    Thursday, August 21 • 3:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca 

    Paws to read, whose tracks are these” 

    Whether they slither, hop, crawl or fly, all animals leave tracks behind. Discover who left what tracks and how they get around. Presented by Pacific Animal Productions 

    • Wednesday, June 11 • 10:30 a.m. • San Rafael 
    • Thursday, June 12 • 10:30 a.m. • Villa Parke 
    • Thursday, June 12 • 1 p.m. • Lamanda Park 
    • Tuesday, June 17 • 10:30 a.m. • Hastings 
    • Tuesday, June 17 • 1 p.m. • La Pintoresca 
    • Wednesday, June 18 • 10:30 a.m. • Santa Catalina 
    • Wednesday, June 18 • 1 p.m. • Allendale 
    • Thursday, June 19 • 10:30 a.m. • Linda Vista
    • Thursday, June 19 • 1 p.m. • Hill Avenue 
    • Saturday, June 21 • 10 a.m. • Central/Donald R. Wright Auditorium 

    Thursday Tunes & Tales

    Swazzle Puppets  

    Enjoy the adventures of B.A.R.K, the Robot Dog, and friends. 
    July 3 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium

    Karen Rae Kraut 

    Enjoy music and story theatre in “Don’t Ever Step on a Snake.” 
    July 10 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium

    Bluesman Brother Yusef

    Celebrate the Blues with songs, rhythm and FUN as you sing, clap and dance along. 
    July 17 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium


    Watch shimmering waves of soap film become rainbow bubbles and other fun shapes. July 24 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium

    One World Rhythm 

    Discover your inner rhythm come while enjoying listening and playing percussion instruments.   
    July 31 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium

    Dave Skale the Magician “In Search of … BIG PAW!” 

    The mythical creature “Big Paw” is hiding at the library, but where? Dave Skale solves the mystery using his magical skills. 

    • Tuesday, July 22 • 10:30 a.m. • Villa Park 
    • Tuesday, July 22 • 1 p.m. • Hastings 
    • Tuesday, July 22 • 3 p.m. • Hill Avenue 
    • Wednesday, July 23 • 10:30 a.m. • San Rafael 
    • Wednesday, July 23 • 1 p.m. • Santa Catalina 
    • Wednesday, July 23 • 3 p.m. • Allendale 
    • Thursday, July 24 • 10:30 a.m. •        La Pintoresca 
    • Thursday, July 24 • 1 p.m. • Linda Vista 
    • Thursday, July 24 • 3 p.m. • Lamanda Park 
    • Saturday, July 26 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Donald R. Wright Auditorium



    Graphic Novel Book Club

    Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman with a Batman craft. Check out selected Bat-books or bring your own favorite to the meeting. Call (626) 744-4066 option 4 to sign up.   
    Wednesday, July 23 • 4:30 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room 

    Caped Crusader Crafts

    Create Bat signals for contacting the Dark Knight and buttons to wear with pride in honor of Batman’s 75th anniversary!
    Wednesday, July 23 • 5:30 p.m. • Central Library/West Patio 

    Arts & Crafts 

    Father’s Day Craft for Kids

    Make fabulous Father’s Day crafts to give to your father or that special father figure in your life.
    Tuesday, June 10 • 4 p.m. • Hastings
    Thursday, June 12 •3:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca

    Shrinky Dinks Jewelry Making

    Draw your own designs and watch them shrink into shiny plastic charms! Attach beads and other materials to make earrings, key chains, zipper pulls and more! Call (626) 744-4066, option 4 to sign up. 
    Thursday, June 12 • 3:30-5 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room


    Kid’s Writing Workshop

    Are you a dreamer?  Do you love to write?  You don’t have to be an expert—you just have to love stories, and have a great imagination of your own! Call (626) 744-4066 option 4 to sign up. 
    Fridays, June 20, July 18 & August 15 • 4 p.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room 

    STEAM Team Club 

    Join us as we explore the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts through creative, innovative projects. Call (626) 744-7262 to sign up.
    Wednesdays, July 9 & August 13 • 4 p.m. • Hastings 


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