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.
Leaf Print Tea Towels Grab and Go Craft Kit
November 15-18, with crafting session November 18 at 2 p.m. Friends Room
Adults are invited to join library staff to create a leaf print tea towel. Kits will be available for pick-up starting Tuesday, November 15. To request a kit, call Adult Services. Also, join staff in the Library’s Friends Room on Friday, November 18 at 2 p.m. to craft and chat.
Open Mic Karaoke
Wednesday, December 7 and January 18 at 1:30 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.
Tuesday, December 13 at 11 a.m. in the Friends Room
An English domestic servant who falls in love with a couture Dior dress decides that she must buy one of her own. After she raises the funds to buy the dress, Mrs. Harris sets off on a journey to Paris that will change the course of her life. Paul Gallico’s classic 1958 novel inspires the narrative. This film is rated PG and runs for 92 minutes.
Wood Slice Snowman Adult Grab and Go Craft Kit
December 13-16, with crafting session December 16 at 2 p.m.
Adults are invited to make snowmen using wood slices. Kits will be available for pick-up through Contactless Checkout starting Tuesday, December 13. To request a kit, call Adult Services. Also, join staff in the Library’s Friends Room on Friday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. to craft and chat.
Basic Computer Class
Saturday, January 7, 21, and 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the 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.
Open Computer Lab
Saturday, January 7, 21, and 28, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Computer Lab
The Computer Lab is 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 and the Internet. A library staff member will be present to answer questions. Seating is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Mid-Morning Matinee: Lunar New Year
Tuesday, January 10 at 11 a.m. in the Friends Room
Stop by the library to watch a martial-arts epic and “Rashomon”-style drama about a swordsman who claims to have saved a ruthless Chinese emperor from assassins. This film is rated PG-13 and runs for 99 minutes.
Lunar New Year Firecrackers Adult Grab and Go Craft Kit
January 24-27, with crafting session on January 27 at 2 p.m.
Adults are invited to make Lunar New Year firecrackers. Kits will be available for pick-up through Contactless Checkout starting Tuesday, January 24. To request a kit, call Adult Services. Also, join staff in the Library’s Friends Room on Friday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. to craft and chat.
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Bridge Club
Tuesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room
Interested in learning a new card game? Looking for people to play with? Come join Library staff to learn and play the popular card game Bridge. Light refreshments will be provided.
Free Legal Assistance Clinic
January 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friends Room
Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer legal questions at the free legal assistance clinic sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) and the Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA). Attorneys will answer questions about immigration, criminal law, civil matters, estate planning, government benefits, labor and employment at the legal clinics. Registration is required. For more information and to register, call Adult Services.