Popular Parenting Workshop

Families with children ages three and younger are invited to register for the Library’s popular five-week Parent/Child Workshop featuring noted resource professionals on Thursdays, September 5, 12, 21, 26, and October 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. The interactive workshops include toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of parenting issues and concerns. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the Library is required to ensure a spot in the program. The Library is a national Family Place Library.

Residential Burglary Suspects in Custody...One Charged with Assault on a Police Officer, 7-31-2013

On July 31, 2013 at approximately 1:15 PM, Sierra Madre Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 blk. of Sierra Woods Ave.  An alert neighbor notified the police and watched as two men parked the vehicle and headed towards her neighbor’s house putting on “hoodie” sweat shirts and covering their faces.  Arriving officers found the suspects burglarizing the neighbor’s home.  The suspects fled on foot in separate directions.

A containment was setup and with the assistance of the Pasadena Police Department, Arcadia Police Department, Monterey Park Police Department, and Alhambra Police Department both suspects were located taken into custody.  One suspect managed to run through yards almost a mile away but was unable to escape the police helicopter above him.

Lavon Fuller a 23 yr. old San Bernardino resident and Marquice Garrett a 20 year old Pasadena resident were arrested and booked for residential burglary.  Lavon Fuller was additionally charged with Assault on a Police Officer.  While being treated for a police dog bite injury at Arcadia Methodist Hospital he attempted to escape and was involved in a fight with a Sierra Madre Police Officer and a nurse at the location.  He managed to escape for a short time but was eventually was caught by Arcadia Police Officers who responded to assist the officer.  Officers later learned he attempted to car-jack a women in the parking lot of the hospital but was unsuccessful.

National Night Out, 8-06-2013

The Sierra Madre Police Department will be hosting the annual National Night Out Event on Tuesday August 6, 2013, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Memorial Park.

Safety and Security tips, Police and Fire, Search and Rescue, Pasadena Humane, Rotary, Neighborhood Watch Info, free raffles, food trucks, family night movie in the park and more...

Sierra Madre Teens and Treasures – Teen History Docents

Sierra Madre local history will get a big boost with a new grant just received by the Sierra Madre Public Library. The grant of $7,500 will enable the Library to train teen volunteers as history docents using new Digital Storyboard technology at the Library’s Local History Room and at the Richardson House museum. Recruiting and training of teens will begin in September.

Cafe Sounds at the Library, July 27, 2013

Picture a lazy summer afternoon with a cool comfortable spot, soft music, a little poetry, and a good book. Then picture yourself relaxing this Saturday, July 27, in the Sierra Madre Public Library with Saturday Afternoon Café Sounds at 4:00 p.m.

Chill to light acoustic music with the Summer Reading Program theme of Reading is So Delicious! The programs will feature a spoken word artist traci kato-kiriyama and musician Liane Tominaga.