- Adult Programs
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library offers a variety of free programs for adults every month. To find out more about our programs, be sure to bookmark this page or call the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic
Now accepting walk-ins starting March 2, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Note: All walk-ins must bring tax documents such as W2's, 1099-MISC, bank statements, etc.
Individuals or families whose income is less than $60,000 are invited to participate in Chinatown Service Center’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic every Thursday from February 2 to April 6. This program helps U.S. residents or legal Green Card holders prepare their 2022 federal and state income tax returns. For more information about registration, call Adult Services or visit the Library website. Services are by appointment only.
Get Fit While You Sit
March 24, April 14 & 28 at 10 a.m. at Langley Senior Center (Beginning Level)
April 7 & 21 at 10 a.m. in the Friends Room (Intermediate Level)
Led by Library staff, Beginning Level students will practice poses to learn how to gain flexibility, improve posture and boost memory, concentration and focus with simple brain exercises while Intermediate Level students will perform stretches and simple exercises to maintain flexibility and posture. To register, call or visit Adult Services.
Get Fit While You Dance: Special Edition
Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. in the Friends Room
Join staff for a special edition of Get Fit While You Sit. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to be sweating to the oldies! To register, call Adult Services.
Herstory 2: The Legal History of Chinese American Women Exhibition and Reception
March 1 - May 31
Exhibition reception: Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.
Patrons are invited to view the traveling exhibition, Herstory 2, which chronicles the legal struggles of ordinary Chinese American women fighting in various U.S. courts for their rights going back to 1874.
On Saturday, March 11, meet Dr. Chang C. Chen, author of Herstory 2: The Legal History of Chinese American Women and the curator of the Herstory 2 exhibit, who will discuss her work. Also, meet Li Wei Yang, curator of the Huntington Library’s first exhibition on Chinese American history, Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese American Inclusion. Following the event, refreshments will be provided by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Los Angeles (TECO) and the National Taiwan University Alumni Association of Southern California (NTUAASC).
Basic Computer Class in Cantonese
Tuesday, March 7, 21 & 28 at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Second Floor Computer Lab
This series offers beginning instruction for first-time computer users such as basic computer operation, learning how to use a computer keyboard, operating a computer mouse, and basic instruction on Windows 10. Classes are free to the public. To register for these classes, call or visit Adult Services.
Basic Computer Class in Vietnamese
Tuesday, April 4, 11, 18, & 25 at 6 p.m. in the Computer Lab
This series offers beginning instruction for first-time computer users including basic computer operation, learning how to use a computer keyboard, operating a computer mouse, and basic instruction on Windows 10. Classes are free to the public. To register for these classes, call or visit Adult Services.
Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Second Floor Computer Lab
Tech Hour designed to offer reinforcement and practice time for students in the Library’s computer classes and is open to all those who need personalized help with computer programs such as e-mail, MS Office, the Internet and mobile devices. A library staff member will be present to answer questions. Seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Clover Button Art Adult Grab and Go Craft Kit
March 21-25, with crafting session March 25 at 12 p.m. in the Friends Room
Adults are invited to make clover button art with Library staff. Kits will be available for pick-up starting Tuesday, March 21. Please call Adult Reference Services for kit availability. Also, join staff in the Friends Room on Saturday, March 25 to craft and chat.
Open Mic Karaoke
Wednesday, April 5 & 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Friends Room
Have an Achy Breaky Heart? Are you wondering if this is real life or just fantasy? Join Library staff to sing it out at Open Mic Karaoke! Singers will be first come, first served.
National Parks Adventure Screening
Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. in the Friends Room
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Soar over red rock canyons and hurtle up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite and Arches. This film is not rated and runs 43 minutes.
PTSD Awareness Health Seminar
Thursday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Friends Room
Learn about the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event, and how to treat it in this free health seminar provided by Garfield Health Center. The presentation will be led in English and Mandarin.
Tuesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. in the Friends Room
A young tech whiz named Hiro must save his city San Fransokyo from a nefarious villain with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred. This movie is rated PG and runs 102 minutes.
Bunny Pot Adult Grab and Go Craft Kit
April 18-21, with crafting session April 22 at 2 p.m.
Adults are invited to make a bunny pot with library staff. Kits will be available for pick-up starting Tuesday, April 18. To request a kit, call Adult Reference Services. Also, join staff in the Friends Room on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. to craft and chat.
Introduction to Tinkercad and 3D Printing
Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab
Did you know that the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library offers free 3D printing services? Create your own 3D printing file using the Tinkercad online modeling program and have it printed at the Library for free! This program is designed for patrons ages 12 and up. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scrap Kitchen Gardening
Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room
Adults are invited to learn how to make the most of their groceries. Staff will show how to use scraps from produce to regrow plants, such as green onions, celery and lettuce.