Three Special Library Programs in October


Money Management for Teens and Young Adults

This entertaining, hands-on program for teens and young adults headed for college or planning to enter the work force will be presented by investment advisor Clemens Kownatzki on Thursday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sierra Madre Public Library.  Kownatzki’s user-friendly approach to learning essential financial skills and developing good money habits will include practical tips and real-life principles of sound money management. Participants will learn the long-term financial strategies that will help them avoid the burden of debt and living precariously from paycheck to paycheck. The program is free; no registration required. For more information, please contact Meegan Tosh at 626-355-7186 or The Library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., in Sierra Madre.


Children ages 4-12 are invited to sign up for the In-N-Out Cover to Cover Club beginning Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Sierra Madre Public Library.  Each child must read five books at his or her reading level and note the titles on a reading log.  After five books are read, a parent or guardian will sign the reading log and the child will receive a cover to Cover Club reading certificate with a coupon for a free hamburger or cheeseburger.  Children too young to read may participate if an adult reads with them.  Each child may earn up to three certificates during the program, while supplies last. The program ends on November 19, 2011. Alternative prizes are available upon request.  For more information, please call Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian at (626) 355-7186.  The Sierra Madre Public Library is located at 440 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre.


The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be holding a Bargain Book Table Sale at the Library, Monday, October 17, through Saturday, October 22, during the Library’s open hours. This month’s featured topics will include Cookbooks, Photography and Photo Essays, Fiction, Thrillers, Audio Books (tapes and CDs), and books for Children and Young Adults.  Books are replenished daily, and are only $1.00 each.

The Friends welcome print and audio book and DVD donations in good condition. Magazines may be placed on the “Free Bench” at the back of the Library, or, if the issues have been published within the last 6 months, they can be brought to the Service Desk for the Library’s magazine takeaway section. For more information, please call the number below.

The Library, located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, is open Monday through Wednesday from Noon to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday from Noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (626) 355-7186.