This Week’s Happenings at the Monrovia Public Library

Join the Monrovia Public Library for Summer Reading and the chance to win fun prizes. – Courtesy photo

The Monrovia Public Library is special community gathering place that makes a difference in the lives of children, teens, adults, and families of all kinds. Experience all that the Library has to offer by visiting in person at 321 S. Myrtle Ave., and if you have any questions, contact the Library at (626) 256-8274.

Summer Reading 2018

Don’t let summer slide get you, keep your brain healthy by reading or listening to books all summer long.  The Monrovia Public Library has tons of great books and audiobooks to keep you happy so drop by and sign up for Summer Reading. For every seven days you read or engage in a reading activity, you get fun, free stuff including books, STEAM projects, and other prizes. Sign up at or drop by the library.

Summer SciLab: Robot Science – July 12, 2–3 p.m. in the Library Story Room.

Stop in and experiment and the library’s SciLab. Examine slides on microscopes; learn about circuits, and more. Experiments will rotate throughout the summer. This week’s theme is Space Explorers. SciLab is designed for children grades Kindergarten through fifth grade. This weekly program is made possible by the SCLC Innovation Station grant in collaboration with Oak Crest Institute of Science.

Weird Monrovia for Teens – July 13, 7–8:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room.

Discover the weird, unique, and quirky people and places of Monrovia. Hauntings, urban legends, and more odd facts abound. Then, create your own zine about the weirdest thing that you learn. Make photo copies of your zine at the library to share weird Monrovia with the world. For teens in sixth through 12th grade. Snacks will be provided.

Meditation Transformation Series – July 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Library Community Room.

Do you want to feel less stressed, at ease, and happier? Join the library for an introduction to meditation for life balance and self-care with a transformational coach. Learn techniques to feel less anxious, stressed, and overall more blissful. The series will last for seven weeks during June and July. Space is limited and it’s BYOM (bring your own mat). Adults and Teens 16 and older.

Buster BalloonJuly 14, 2–3 p.m. at the Monrovia Community Center.

Come experience a hilarious, side splitting comedy show with magic, audience participation, and amazing balloon twisting skills. Located across the street from the Library, the Monrovia Community Center is located at 119 W. Palm Ave.

Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Book Store – New Hours.

The next time you visit the library don’t forget to check out “the only book store in town,” the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Book Store. Located in the library, the store provides bargains and hidden gems for those who love books, wish to build their children’s libraries, or are looking for a unique gift for the bibliophiles in their life. All proceeds from the book store fund library programs and collections. Summer Reading, veterans programs, the Makerspace Collection, and the Chinese Language Collection are just a handful of the items the Friends have supported over the years. The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library, established in 1957, have been raising funds and supporting the library for 51 years. The book store opened with the new library building in 2009 and is staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. The Library is grateful for their time and their willingness to serve.

If you would like to support the Friends and the important work they do for the library and community, drop by and stock up on some of your favorite reads at the store. You can also join the Friends; members receive special discounts and offers at the store. Membership rates start at $15 a year and make a wonderful gift. The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library is a 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information, visit or stop by the Friends Book Store and pick up a membership application.

The Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Book Store’s new hours are Monday through Saturday noon to 4:30 p.m.

July 11, 2018

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