Since 1921, Pasadena Public Library has held its Summer Reading and Activity Program to foster community, aid children in knowledge and skill retention, and encourage the importance of lifelong learning.
By News Desk
This summer’s theme is “Find Your Voice.” It encourages participants to explore the power of their voice to share stories, express themselves, and ignite change. Children, teens, and adults are invited to sign up online or stop by a branch library to sign up in person.
Highlighted Performances and Programs
Arty Loon Magic Show
Magician and more, Arty Loon will include tons of audience participation! Balloons, magic, juggling, and puppetry are packed into one show. The whole family will enjoy this fun, participatory show.
Saturday, July 8, 3:00 pm, Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Learn about the science of bubbles in a fun and foamy way! Discover the real-life applications of bubbles and bubble technology. Presented by Full Spectrum Educational Services.
Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 am, Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.
Psychic Buster: The Eccentric Mentalist is a human cartoon character with a contagious smile and a silly sense of humor. His performances are a wild and wacky mix of side-splitting comedy, mind-boggling magic and, of course, the most amazing, twisted balloon creations you have ever seen.
Thursday, July 20, 11:00 am, Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr.
Wildlife biologist and animal trainer Jackie Navarro, a San Diego’s Wild Animal Park veteran, will bring her interactive safari to Pasadena Public Library, where you will meet wildlife face-to-face, from the African savanna to the Amazon rainforest.
Thursday, July 13, 2:00 pm, Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd.
Illusions with Allen
Straight from the world-famous Magic Castle, Allen Oshiro presents an outstanding, well-polished act with astonishing sleight of hand, the amazing floating table, and plenty of audience participation.
Friday, July 21, 11:00 am, Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant St.
Juggler David Cousin
World-class juggler David Cousin will be coming to the library to amaze kids with his tricks! Get ready to be astonished and to laugh out loud during this show.
Wednesday, July 19, 11:00 am, San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd.
Wild Things Animals of Prey with Full Spectrum
Feel the magic of the rain forest and the desert when Full Spectrum brings a variety of animals, from a 10’ python, a 5’ iguana, spiders, scorpions, and more. Ask questions and interact with the animals. Learn how animals behave and how they differ from each other.
Saturday, July 22, 3:00 pm, Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St.
Pasadena Public Library’s Summer Reading program is sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library.
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