Arcadia Public Library

20 West Duarte Road
Arcadia, CA 91006

Tel: (626) 821-5567
Fax: (626) 447-8050

Darlene Bradley
Director of Library & Museum Services

Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday
   10 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 
   10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
(Closed Sundays & Holidays)



The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage

380 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

Tel: (626) 574-5440
Fax: (626) 821-9057

Darlene Bradley
Director of Library & Museum Services

Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Saturday 
   10 a.m.– 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
   (Closed from 12 – 1 p.m.)



Our Library is the place to be for both fun and learning. Don’t miss out!

Click on the links below for more information about our programs.

New Programs


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Write a 50,000 word novel in one month! Prep Workshop October 26 and “Come Write In” November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

All sessions meet 2:00-5:00 in the Conference Room.

Registration not required.

 lucky baldwib Arcadia History Program: Lucky Baldwin, the Man Who Was Never Licked!

Learn about Arcadia’s founding father Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin from Arcadia Historical Society member Ed Andersen.

October 26, 2:00-3:30 PM
Cay Mortenson Auditorium

Registration not required.
 LA Law Library, Program and Services Webpage How to form a Corporation or LLC

Know Before You Sign on the Dotted Line:
Reading & Negotiating Business Contracts
Thursday, September 26th, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Make It Official: Get Your Business Licensed
Monday, November 18th, 2019, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Learn which business entity is right for you, how to prepare and file incorporation
documents, and why supposed “formalities” like corporate by-laws can be so
important to your business success.
Learn how to read common “boilerplate” contractual language and negotiate
contractual terms to your advantage.
Government officials from the state, City of Arcadia, and County of Los
Angeles will give new business owners and entrepreneurs important, practical
information on how to “make it official,” obtain business licenses and comply
with local tax requirements.

Mon., Nov. 18, 12:00-1:30p.m.

 Smart Squad 160 The Smart Squad

You have the questions, our tech volunteers have the skills. Bring your cellphone, tablet, or laptop and learn from some really smart teens.

Every Saturday 10am-12:00pm
The small computer classroom.

No appointments necessary.

 Understanding Google Drive for Parents 160 Understanding Google Drive for Parents.

Learn the fundamentals of how your child navigates Google Drive to access and complete school assignments.

Wednesday, Sept., 18, 7 to 8 pm. Community Technology and Learning Center.

Registration required. 


Ongoing Programs

 Adult Recess, plain logo, social media Adult Recess - Learn to Cross Stitch

Coloring and crafting just for adults, with a new, fun craft the first Tuesday of every month.

All supplies provided! Open to adults, 18 years and older

Learn to Cross Stitch & Coloring - Tue., Nov. 05, 7:00 p.m.

Registration Required for Craft

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Adult Book Discussion Group

Join fellow readers and share your thoughts (or just listen in) as we discuss a selection of interesting books throughout the year. No registration required. Copies of the books to be discussed will be available to check out at the Library.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at 10 AM, in the Library Conference Room.

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#Currently Reading – Not Your Mama’s Bookclub

Join our free form book discussion group, where one book does not rule them all! Bring the book you are #currentlyreading, sip a little coffee, and let’s discuss.

November Theme: Historical Fiction
Nov., 02 @ Paris Baguette, 10:00 a.m.

No registration required.
Paris Baguette, 400 S. Baldwin Ave.,
Arcadia, CA 91007

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Learning Labs

Join us for our popular Learning Lab classes!
Courses are offered on a wide variety of technology subjects with hands-on practice. Classes last 60-90 minutes, have limited enrollment, and certain prerequisites may apply.

ECC programs page

English Conversation Class

For adults wanting to improve their English speaking skills.


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International Film Program

Curtains up the second Wednesday of every month for our showings of award winning international films.