Adult Programs

Celebrate Earth Day at the Library

Celebrate Earth Day with a fun, family-friendly workshop that will highlight the work being done by Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM) Nature for All, a coalition dedicated to protecting public lands, equitably creating more natural spaces, and connecting people to nature. Starting April 12, families are invited to pick up a Woodsey Explorer Activity Book and a seed packet from the Library to explore and participate in outdoor and nature-themed activities. To request an activity book, call Children’s Services. 

On April 19, at 2:00 p.m., on Zoom, join Jean Park from APIFM who will provide a presentation to showcase the current legislative efforts to protect and provide access to the San Gabriel Mountains. This event is sponsored by the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, the City of Monterey Park Department of Recreation and Community Services, and the City of Monterey Park Environmental Commission. To register for the program, call Adult/Reference Services or click here.

Let’s Dish About Chinese Food 

Friday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. 

Kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a book talk in Mandarin where staff will talk about Chinese cooking and different regional cuisines and share Chinese recipes. This book talk will feature books in the Library’s International Collection. To register for this program, visit the following link

Asian American Literary Voices – Author Panel 

Thursday, May 13 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Zoom and YouTube 

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us for a virtual panel celebrating local AAPI literary voices and the diverse stories they tell. The panel will feature San Gabriel Valley-based authors CB Lee (The Sidekick Squad series), Julie Tieu (The Donut Trap, forthcoming) and Eric Wat (SWIM), and will be moderated by Jess Ju of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE).  

This program is sponsored by CAPE and OCA-Greater Los Angeles. To register for this event, please call Adult/Reference Services or visit the following link.  

Promote Wellness during Mental Health Awareness Month 

Join Chinatown Service Center’s Behavioral Health Division and the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library for a series of virtual sessions promoting mental health and wellness. To register for these programs, visit the Library website or call Adult/Reference Services. Attendees who register for either program will be entered into a drawing to receive a special grab bag provided by Chinatown Service Center and the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. To learn more, or register, visit the following link

Antaeus Theatre Company Presents The Zip Code Plays: 91754: Monterey Park 

Saturday, May 29 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month with a presentation of the audio play The Zip Code Plays: 91754: Monterey Park (Bingo Bitches), starring Cici Lau, Karen Huie and Jade Hykush. It is Bingo Day at the local senior center and Kwan Tai is introducing her old friend Wong Tai to the game and all of its rituals, including her lucky potato. But who will be the big winner when nemesis Mrs. Boodakian turns up?  After the performance, join the cast, writer Elizabeth Wong, director Jennifer Chang and Antaeus Theatre Company Co-Artistic Director Bill Brochtrup for a Q&A session. To register for the program, visit the following link