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Secret of the Quilts Exhibit and Presentation - Underground Railroad PDF Print E-mail

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This year’s National Library Week theme is Lives Change @ Your Library! Now more than ever libraries serve as community centers, learning and information centers, activity hot spots and so much more! Celebrate the many ways Covina Public Library has made a difference in your life. Join us for any or all of the events below!

REMAKE A BOOK CONTEST - Starting Tuesday, April 15

Sculpt it, carve it, paint it! Join us in our very first Remake a Book Contest! It’s easy! Take an old damaged book of yours or take a book from the designated “Contest” book cart by the Circulation desk and make a beautiful piece of art. Your artwork will be displayed in the lobby for everyone to see during National Library Week. Please submit your art piece by Saturday, April 19, together with a completed registration form to the Circulation or Reference desk. Prize winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 22. Recommended for ages 12-adult. “Contest” book cart will be available starting April 1.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARYTM – Begins Tuesday, April 15

Check out the NEW Little Free Library! Little Free Libraries are sprouting up throughout the country in an effort to promote literacy, bring communities together and create a free book exchange. The Covina Public Library is joining in this effort by establishing its very first Little Free Library! Through a Little Free Library, you can “Take a Book” or “Leave a Book.” Check out www.LittleFreeLibrary.orgfor more information.

YOUNG AUTHOR’S DAY - Wednesday, April 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teens of all ages are invited to write, read and share their short stories, writing experiences and talk about their favorite authors with other teens in this writing workshop. Recommended for ages 12-18. Preregistration required for those wanting to read their story. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (626) 384-5276 to preregister.

CLASSICAL IMMERSION - Thursday, April 17

Celebrate classical music, literature and film! The Library will be playing classical music all day and encouraging visitors to check out classic literature and classic films. Enjoy a slideshow located on the Catalog computers to find out exciting information about what music was playing during the time your favorite classic books were written.


Want to be adventurous? Pick up a book from our Blind Wrap Check Out display. All books will be wrapped and once you bring it to Circulation, you will find out what the book is! A little less adventurous? Read the hints on the book wraps for a clue about the book.

Kick-start the new Scavenger Hunt Saturdays! Play the scavenger hunt game to look for items throughout the library, such as finding the authors of famous books and figuring out where to find history books. It’s fun for all ages! Get your game card at the Circulation or Reference desk. Get all answers correct and receive a mystery prize. Limit one prize per participant.

Computer Tutoring Sessions PDF Print E-mail

penguin computerDo you need to brush up on your computer skills? Sign up for one or six computer tutoring subjects! Each participant will be assigned to a computer. Each session will consist of 30-40 minutes of instruction and 20-30 minutes of practice time allowing for one-on-one assistance with the instructor. Students will receive a booklet for each session subject. For further information, please call the Library at (626) 384-5276 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Ages 18 & up.

LOCATION: Library, Upstairs Conference Room

INSTRUCTORS: Jennifer Blair and Krizia Virbia (Spanish)

DAY & TIME: By appointment

FEE: $5 per session


Basics of Windows (7)
Using the Internet
Setting up an Email Account (Gmail)
Basics of Microsoft Word
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (available in March)
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint (available in March)

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Homework Center - Grades 1-8 PDF Print E-mail



The Library offers academic homework help for students in grades 1-8 on a drop-in basis. The program offers students the opportunity to complete homework assignments in a safe and welcoming environment. The Homework Help Center is open during the school year only.

LOCATION: Library, Community Room

DATES: January 7 - May 29

DAYS & TIME: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm

FEE: $3 per week per child

For more information, please call (626) 384-5280

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