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Pasadena Public Library Announcements July 2013

Pasadena Public Library Announcements July 2013

 THURSDAY TALES AND TUNES 

PASADENA, Calif. —Professional storytellers and musicians will provide free, fun and entertaining shows for children 6 and up Thursday mornings in July and August at Pasadena’s Central Library followed by a repeat afternoon performance at a branch library site.  

Renowned author and musician, Jose Luis Orozco will have everyone singing and dancing to songs in English and Spanish on Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. and 3:30 p.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant St. 

Gifted storyteller and writer, Antonio Sacre will share delightful folktales and stories based on proverbs from his childhood on Thursday, July 18 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. and 1:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. 

Well-known teacher and percussionist, Cory Hills will use bells and drums to tell stories in new and amazing ways on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. and 2 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. 

Illusionist Arty Loon will perform magic, crazy antics, and more on Thursday, August 1 at Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 1 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave., and 3 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd.  For more information on these programs and the library’s Summer Reading Club call (626) 744-4045 or go to www.PasadenaPublicLibrary.net/librarykids.

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FUN FOOD FESTIVAL
Reading is so delicious …let’s taste how!  

 PASADENA, Calif. — The Pasadena Public Library will host a Fun Food Festival, July 10 to 30, as part of this year’s Summer Reading Club theme, Reading is so delicious. Just as food nourishes our bodies so reading stimulates our brains. Join in the fun at the library!

Oooh La La Crepes
Awaken your taste buds, create your own personally decorated crepe, play fun games and listen to tasty stories on Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m. at Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
To sign up call (626) 744-7260.

Edible Book Cover Challenge
Use your imagination and re-create book covers or literary characters using edible materials on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 285 E. Walnut St. Material and instruction provided.  For ages 8-12. To sign up call (626) 744-4066, option 4 for reservations.

Frightening Fear Factor for Foody Fun-actics
Eat and compete your way to the top to be our “Foody Fear Factor Champ” on Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. For ages 7 – 12. To sign up call (626) 744-7262. *
* Children with food allergies and families of contestants are welcome to join the audience in cheering on the contestants.

Fortune Cookies Don’t Lie
Learn how fortune cookies are made, enjoy a story, then create your very own paper fortune cookies with fun messages inside on Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave. Materials provided. To sign up call (626) 744-7264.

Pizza Party
Love Pizza? Join us for games, stories, and a slice of pizza while enjoying Italian music on Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd. For ages 5 – 12. To sign up call (626) 744-7270.

S'mores
Join us as we read our favorite kids camping stories then learn how to make a S’more treat on Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. To sign up call (626) 744-6510.

Bookalicious
Stir up your imagination with delightful stories and creative snacks on Wednesday, July 17, 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. To sign up call (626) 744-7268.

¡Papel Picado!
Learn how to make beautiful papel picado art from tissue paper – then feast on nachos deliciosos on Wednesday, July 17, 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd. To sign up call (626) 744-7272.

Yummy Greens!! 
Join us for a fun, yummy “green” storytime on Thursday, July 18, 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant St. To sign up call (626) 744-7278.

Awesome Apples!
Enjoy popular children’s stories followed by activities and yummy snacks centered around apples on Thursday, July 18, 3:30 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr. Call (626) 744-7266 for more information.

Loafing Around

Celebrate bread around the world on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. in Central Library’s Children’s Room, 285 E. Walnut St.  Sample tasty morsels, make butter and share stories!  To sign up call (626) 744-4066, option 4.
 
Spaghetti Structures

Children will use their imagination to create spaghetti structures out of marshmallows and various types of pasta, then test them for earthquake resistance and judge them based on creativity on Thursday, July 25, 3 p.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. and Tuesday, July 30, 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. To sign up for the Villa Parke program call (626) 744-6510. To sign up for the La Pintoresca program call (626) 744-7268.

For more information on these programs and the library’s Summer Reading Club call (626) 744-4045 or go to www.PasadenaPublicLibrary.net/librarykids. 

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EAT, PLAY, LIVE STORYTIME

PASADENA, Calif. — Enjoy a deliciously fun storytime at Pasadena Public Library with special guests from the Pasadena Public Health Department on Wednesday, July 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., Saturday, July 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Central Library’s Children’s Story Room, 285 E. Walnut St. and Tuesday, July 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St. Learn about exercise, nutrition, tasty and healthy dishes, and recipes kids can make at home.

For more information on these programs and the library’s Summer Reading Club call (626) 744-4045 or go to www.PasadenaPublicLibrary.net/librarykids. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 1, 2013, PPL#041, 42 & 43-13 

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: 

Catherine Haskett Hany, Pasadena Public Library Department, (626) 744-4207, chany@cityofpasadena.net 

  

 

Posted: 7/2/2013 01:30:00 PM