24/7 Homework Help at Pasadena Public Library

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library recently launched HelpNow, an online live tutoring and eLearning platform. HelpNow provides tools for learners of all ages through qualified tutors using state curriculum and standards whose expertise best fit the learner’s specific need. Accessible through the Pasadena Public Library website, this live real-time homework assistance is available by laptop, tablet or phone. HelpNow provides subject-specific tutoring. Language arts and mathematics tutoring in English and Spanish is available 24/7. Core K-12 subjects tutoring in Mandarin, Cantonese,... continue reading »"24/7 Homework Help at Pasadena Public Library"

Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure to be Placed on November Ballot

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, July 18, the City Council unanimously voted to place the Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022, ballot. Voters will decide whether to continue a dedicated, special revenue source for Pasadena Public Library programs and services. If voters approve this measure, it will continue to generate approximately $2.8 million annually for the next 15 years in dedicated, locally-controlled dollars for Pasadena's libraries. Since its inception over 135 years ago, Pasadena Public Library has... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Services Continuation Measure to be Placed on November Ballot"

City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue

PASADENA, Calif.—In an abundance of caution, the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Black History Planning Committee have canceled the 2022 Black History Parade and Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of February, the parade and festival last took place on Feb.15, 2020. Fortunately, the City and Black History Planning Committee will host a wide variety of FREE family-friendly events this year in celebration of Black History Month. All events... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue"

City Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) for Professional Design Services for Seismic Retrofit and Renovation of Pasadena Central Library

PASADENA, Calif. - On May 3, 2021, City officials were forced to order the closure of the Pasadena Central Library located at 285 E. Walnut St. A recent structural assessment conducted by the City revealed that most of the building is comprised of unreinforced masonry (URM) bearing walls that leaves the building vulnerable to seismic activity. The building must remain closed until seismic retrofit of the building is completed to meet life safety requirements. On Monday, Nov. 1, the Department... continue reading »"City Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) for Professional Design Services for Seismic Retrofit and Renovation of Pasadena Central Library"

City of Pasadena Encourages Community To Prepare Now for Next Big Earthquake

PASADENA, Calif.—In an earthquake, collapsing buildings have the potential to kill people. That is why the City of Pasadena works hard to put preventive measures into place to protect residents and businesses. In 2019, the Pasadena City Council passed an ordinance on soft-story buildings. Building codes are updated by the state every three years; however, with an aging building stock in a seismically active region, Pasadena understands that local ordinance updates may be necessary above and beyond state codes to... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Encourages Community To Prepare Now for Next Big Earthquake"

Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Retrofit Pasadena Central Library

PASADENA, Calif.—On Sept. 27, 2021, at the start of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, Assemblymember Chris Holden presented a check for $4 million to the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Public Library to help repair the nearly 100 year-old Central Library. After a long closure of Pasadena Public Library facilities due to the pandemic, many looked forward to the reopening of the Central Library and its nine branch libraries. In April, the first to open was the Central Library.... continue reading »"Assemblymember Chris Holden Presents $4 Million Check to Retrofit Pasadena Central Library"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor, host... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

Pasadena Public Branch Libraries to Reopen

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library will reopen four library branches for in-person service and expand the hours of its Hastings and La Pintoresca branches the week of May 10. Linda Vista and San Rafael Branch Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, May 11. Lamanda Park and Santa Catalina branches will reopen on Wednesday, May 12. Hastings and La Pintoresca branches will expand their hours of service to the public beginning May 11. Allendale and Hill Avenue branch libraries will expand their curbside... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Branch Libraries to Reopen"

Pasadena Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen three library sites for in-person express service this month. This is the beginning of a phased in-person reopening for Pasadena’s libraries. Central Library will reopen on Thursday, April 15, with limited hours. Hastings and La Pintoresca Branch Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, April 20, also with limited hours. With Pasadena entering the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service"

Pasadena Celebrates Black History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Black Americans and their central role in our nation’s history with virtual programs, events, and activities for all ages. Pasadena Public Library; the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department; and the Pasadena Black History Committee are offering a month-long series of programs in February. Library programming is sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library. The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Black History Month"