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. 

2020 Dig Deeper Adult Summer Reading Challenge

June 8,2020-July 24, 2020
Beginning June 8, adults 18 & up can register for the online Summer Reading Challenge. Keep track of the time you read or listen to books over the summer to receive prizes. Adults who complete 20 hours and/or one activity, will receive a prize bag and an opportunity to win more prizes! 

COVID-19 Small Business Webinar 

Friday, June 12, 11 a.m., Zoom Webinar 

Small Business owners are invited to register for a free webinar to learn about recent COVID-19 updates for small businesses. The webinar will provide useful tips on how to navigate resources such as the Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness plan, tips on how to transition back to the "normal" workplace, working from home employee policies, crisis management, and the different stages of re-opening. To register for this workshop, contact Elaine Pang at epang@cscla. org or (213) 808-1751. This webinar is sponsored by Chinatown Service Center and the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.

Mental Health Information Sessions

Signs of Depression and Anxiety-Thursday, July 9 at 4 p.m.

Adults and teens are invited to learn about the signs of Depression and Anxiety.  To register for this information session, please click on the following registration link

How to Assist Youth during a Crisis– Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m.

Parents and caregivers are invited to learn about assisting youth during a crisis. To register for this information session, please click on the following link

These webinars are sponsored by Chinatown Service Center’s Community Health Center and the 2020 California State Library Mental Health Initiative. 

2020 Laura Scudder Women Entrepreneur Series

The 2020 Laura Scudder Women Entrepreneur Series is now available online. As a tribute to Laura Scudder, who revolutionized the potato chip packaging industry, this series of webinars will provide women with resources and guidance to make their business ideas a reality. Each week’s webinar will cover an important aspect of small business ownership. 

  • Business Contract Law for Small Businesses- Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m. 
  • CalSavers (California Retirement Plan) - Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Digital Marketing and Branding - Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

All workshops will be led by Chinatown Service Center. To learn more about this series, or to register, contact Elaine Pang at or (213) 808-1751. This series was made possible by a grant from John Scudder on behalf of the Margaret Mosher Schmidt Foundation. 

Clean Air SGV Workshops

Thursday, July 16 & Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. 

Join Kevin Liao from Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM) as he discusses the the affects of poor air quality, what chemicals are in the air, how to monitor air quality, and how to use Purple Air Sensor data to avoid poor air quality. To register for the presentation in English on Thursday, July 16, click here. For the presentation in Cantonese, click here