I’m not sure I realized how much our ten Pasadena libraries do. Have you? If you’re new to the city or even a long time resident, you’ve got to explore each of the libraries in Pasadena—not only for their extensive book collections, but also for their free classes for both adults and kids.
Like? Book groups. Homework help. Story time. Lego club. Small business classes. Coding. Toastmasters. And the list goes on. Every week, around Pasadena, adults and children take part in these free and informative classes.
First up, book groups. From literary classics to young adult novels, discussion groups are for both adults and kids. The groups last an hour and are free at various branches in Pasadena.
Next—films. Yes, come and watch movies at the library. Films vary in genre and age and include teen theatre. On Wednesday September 23rd, the Pasadena Central Library is showing The Italian Job from 1-3pm.
For teens in need of college essay help, Pasadena library’s got you covered. Looking to challenge your friends to a Super Smash Brothers battle? Look no further. The library has WiiU. (Every Monday from 3:30-5:30pm the Hastings Branch Pasadena library invites teens to Mario it up—for free.) Or, learn to create and design the games themselves in the Central Library’s Game Maker class.
And for kids there’s Lego Club (build stuff based on a weekly theme), homework help (for two hours, volunteers help kids complete their work), and storytime for preschoolers.
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