ONE BOOK, ONE CITY
A yearly city-wide read of a selected book to encourage members of the community to share in the reading experience and to participate in programs relating to the book. Events are planned for February of each year.
Unbroken: a World War II Airman's Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand, has been chosen as the City of Sierra Madre 2013 One Book One City selection by the Sierra Madre Public Library.
A month-long series of free events, open to the public, is being planned for February 2013, focusing on WW II. Copies of the book to check out are available now at the Sierra Madre Public Library.
Previous selections are The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Zorro by Isabel Allende, and On Gold Mountain by Lisa See.
THIRD THURSDAY BOOK CLUB
A Book Club for Adults
An informal roundtable discussion of a selected book takes place at the Library on the third Thursday of each month (except December) from 11 a.m. – noon. Directed by Library staff. A list of the selections is available at the Library Service Desk and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Funded by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
We sponsor a very popular eight-week Summer Reading Club. Registration will begin Summer 2013. Children register at the library for this free activity and enter one of three reading divisions:
- School-age readers in Grades 1 – 6
- Challenger division for children in Grades 2 – 6.
Free, family-friendly programs are offered at the Library during Summer 2013. Check back here for dates and performers as they become available.
BARKS AND BOOKS
Children are invited to read to a gentle and friendly dog visitor on the second Thursday of each month between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR
This very popular program brings babies, toddlers, pre-school children, parents and caregivers together for stories, songs, puppets and crafts.
Preschool story hour is offered :
- Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
- Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
PARENT CHILD WORKSHOP SERIES
Part of the Family Place project. This is a popular five-week parent/child workshop series. The workshops are for families with children ages three and younger. Call the Library at 626-355-7186 for information on the next session, to begin 2013.
SUMMER READING CLUB FOR TEENS
We sponsor a popular Summer Reading Club division for teens. Participants read eight books by the end of the program and earn prizes for every two books read.
TEEN BOOK CLUB
Middle school and high school students are invited to join the Teen Book Club, Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. during the school year. Participants receive free paperback books, eat snacks, play board games, meet other students their age, share ideas, and make friends.