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Adult Programs & Classes

 New Programs

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Arcadia Eats

Arcadia Eats celebrates our treasured collection of cookbooks published in Arcadia, by Arcadians during National Cookbook Month in October 2021. Sure to whet your appetite for Arcadia food history, we are featuring recipe videos on our YouTube channel on October 2, 16, and 30, local historical eateries on exhibit at Arcadia Public Library and Arcadia Community Center, a virtual exhibit, and vintage photos on our social media.

See the Arcadia Eats playlist on YouTube.

Arcadia Eats Virtual Exhibit

Follow the library's social media for special Arcadia Eats editions of Throwback Thursdays.

For more Arcadia cookbooks, click here.



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Need one-on-one virtual library assistance?

Don't know which book to read next?

Whether you need help downloading an e-book, are conducting business or medical research, or would like an in-depth demonstration on using library databases,
we are here to (virtually) help!

Make an Appointment
Online: Google Form Link
Phone: 626.821.5569

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  Bookish: A book discussion group

Join your fellow Bookish readers for fun & interesting discussions!

We are looking forward to our discussion of The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by  Michael David Lukas.


Joseph is the son of a Jewish mother & a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the history that binds his family.

Date: Tuesday, 9/28, 10 AM

Details: This is a hybrid program. You can select to attend online or in-person.

Registration is required for Zoom access information.

Registration is not required for in-person attendance. Simply stop by the Library's Conference Room at 10 AM on 9/28.

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Adult Recess

Crafting just for adults with a new, fun craft every month. Visit our social media to watch the latest video posted on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

September craft: Brush Lettering 

Register for this month's take home craft kit here.

Adult Recess 2022 Planning Survey

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The Library is proud to present a series of International films that are viewable from your very own living room.  Through our partnership with Kanopy streaming service, Arcadia Library card users can access each month’s featured film, then share comments about the film on the site.  Intended audience 18+.  Please visit Arcadiaca.kanopy.com

September's International Film Program selection is The Women's Balcony (136 min, 2016)

See a list of this year's films here

Ongoing Programs

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Digital learning from the comfort of your home at your own pace. Access classes anytime after the premiere date on the Library's YouTube channel. 

Additional resources and information are available on the Learning Lab guide

Learning Lab Feedback Survey


English Conversation Class 636699364919770000   English Conversation Class Temporarily Postponed

For adults wanting to improve their English speaking skills.

For more and future programs please visit the Library-wide calendar.

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Published: September 11, 2021