Online Programs You Can Find at the Pasadena Public Library in the New Year

Published on Dec 31, 2020

Join the Pasadena Public Library all month long in January for several recurring virtual events that can entertain everyone in the family.

From exercising to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone almost every day of the week.

On Mondays, starting January 4, Social Media Storytime: Preschool is on at 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 5. This is live on Facebook at

Social Media Storytime for Toddlers is on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Starting on January 6, a Chinese Mandarin Storytime, featuring stories, rhymes and songs in Mandarin Chinese for ages 3 to 5, is scheduled every Wednesday at 3 p.m. This will be on Instagram Live @pasadenalibrary.

Monday through Friday, students distance-learning from home can take part in a Homework Help Live Chat, on, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It’s the perfect online event for kids from Kindergarten to 12th grade who may need some help with their homework or practice reading.

Crafting with Tiff and Tosh, where kids from 9 years to adults can learn to make crafts for the New Year using items around the home, returns on Monday, January 11 and 25, 3 p.m. and presented on Instagram Live @pasadenalibrary.

Mondays throughout January, starting on January 4, will also feature Monday Lit: Storytime for Grownups at 4 p.m. For adult listeners, this is a reading session from a selected classic, live on Instagram @pasadenalibrary.

On Tuesdays beginning January 5, Art ala Carte, where artist Lorrie Shriner teaches drawing, watercolor and collage techniques for adults 18 and above, will be on at 2:30 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Registration instructions will be announced on January 1.

For adults 18 and older, Zoomba – that’s Zumba on Zoom – is on at 3 p.m. every Wednesday starting on January 6. It’s a great way to lose weight, tone up, increase cardio strength, improve coordination, gain self-esteem and feel happy. Beginners are welcome. You will have to register through the Library’s calendar page,, to receive the Zoom link by email. As before, registration is per session, not for the series.

At 4 p.m. Wednesdays starting on January 6, “Léeme un Cuento” is hosted by the La Pintoresca Branch LIbrary. This is a Short Storytime in Spanish via Facebook Live,, for toddlers and kids up to five years old.

Starting January 7 and every Thursday at 2:30 p.m., a Spanish Conversation Group is in session, where you can practice and improve your spoken Spanish online. This is open for all adults who speak Spanish at any level. Registration is by email to beginning on January 1.

On Fridays starting January 8, a Social Media Storytime: ASL (American Sign Language), will be on at 4 p.m. This is a short story time showcasing ASL signs for toddlers and kids up to five years, and is live on Instagram @pasadenalibrary.

Saturdays starting January 9, the La Pintoresca Branch Library, in partnership with Side Street Projects, continues Modern Myths, a virtual art class that will guide children as they explore their cultural identity through the five senses by building a 3D mobile. The session for ages 5 to 8 begins at 10 a.m., and that for ages 9 to 12 begins at 11:30 a.m. These classes started on December 5 and all students are requested to attend all eight sessions.

Some of the non-recurring events at the Pasadena Public Library for January include a Zoom Book Chit Chat hosted by Hastings Branch on January 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. where participants – adults up to 50 years old – will read a book of their choice and be ready to discuss.

An Allendale Branch Book Discussion is scheduled on Thursday, January 7, 10:30 a.m., where adults 18 and above will meet on Zoom to discuss “The Home for Unwanted Girls” by Joanna Goodman. If you wish to reserve a copy, call the Allendale Branch Library at (626) 744-7260. Registration for the Zoom event will be through the Library calendar page.

For more online events and schedules at the Pasadena Public Library and its branches, visit

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