The 2018 One City, One Story Selection Is... Rise of the Rocket Girls

RISE OF THE ROCKET GIRLS IS THE 2018 ONE CITY, ONE STORY SELECTION PASADENA, CA The book selection for Pasadena Public Library’s 2018 One City, One Story community reading celebration is the New York Times bestselling book Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by author Nathalia Holt. Now in its 16th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature by... continue reading »"The 2018 One City, One Story Selection Is... Rise of the Rocket Girls"

Library Catalog Access Simplified

In an effort to simplify our web address for our users Pasadena Public Library is changing the URL of our library catalog to http://pasadena.iii.com.  This change affects any saved bookmarks that you may have created to access the library catalog. As a result you will need to create a new bookmark link.

Pasadena Public Library One of 75 Organizations Nationwide to Receive an NEA Big Read Grant

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Christine Reeder, Senior Librarian, Adult Services (626) 744-7076, creeder@cityofpasadena.net Catherine Haskett Hany, Communications (626) 744-4207, chany@cityofpasadena.net PASADENA, Calif. — Pasadena Public Library has been awarded a $14,000 NEA Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a community reading of When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, with activities taking place in 2018. “Pasadena is thrilled to be a recipient,” said Library Director Michelle Perera. “We look forward to engaging the community... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library One of 75 Organizations Nationwide to Receive an NEA Big Read Grant"

Poetry Slam 2017

PASADENA, Calif. — In celebration of National Poetry Month, Pasadena Public Libraries Allendale Branch hosts Poetry Slam 2017 on Thursday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 1130 S. Marengo Ave.  The concept behind the poetry slam is to use poetry and spoken word to increase literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities.  This event will feature a lively competition between several local high school poetry slam teams as each team reads and recites their original works. For more information,... continue reading »"Poetry Slam 2017"

Celebrate One City, One Story - Events Planned for March 2017

CELEBRATE ONE CITY, ONE STORY PASADENA, Calif. — Chosen from a field of compelling nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 15th One City, One Story community reading celebration is The Sympathizer by author Viet Thanh Nguyen. The New York Times bestseller has sparked an intriguing blend of book talks, art and writing contests, films, workshops and other activities throughout March, encouraging the community to join in conversation about the book. All events are free and open to the public. ABOUT... continue reading »"Celebrate One City, One Story - Events Planned for March 2017"