Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library kicks off their 6th annual free teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 11 a.m. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag. No registration required. The four themed author panels are: Out of the Ashes, moderated by Nicole Mainardi, A Curse of Thorns; Against All Odds, moderated by Catherine Linka, What I Want You To... continue reading »"Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival"

Author Carla Rachel Sameth Discusses Memoir, 'One Day on the Gold Line'

PASADENA, Calif.—Author Carla Rachel Sameth will discuss her book, One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays, and join past Altadena Poet Laureate Thelma Reyna in conversation on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. A writing exercise will follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Through meditations on race, culture and family, Sameth’s One Day on the Gold Line tells the story of a lesbian... continue reading »"Author Carla Rachel Sameth Discusses Memoir, 'One Day on the Gold Line'"

Community Conversation With 'In the Distance' Author Hernán Diaz, Thursday, March 7

PASADENA, Calif.—To celebrate the 17th year of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading project, the public is invited to a conversation with Hernán Diaz, author of this year’s selected novel, In the Distance, Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Church Sanctuary, 132 N. Euclid Ave. Diaz will discuss his experiences writing In the Distance. A question and answer session led by Pasadena Public Library Director Michelle Perera will immediately follow. Attendees are encouraged to bring... continue reading »"Community Conversation With 'In the Distance' Author Hernán Diaz, Thursday, March 7"