Pasadena Japanese Americans: Life after Internment

PASADENA, Calif. – Award-winning author Naomi Hirahara shares the story of the resilience of Japanese Americans transitioning back to freedom and rebuilding their lives after internment as part of the La Pintoresca Associates 3rd annual fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Music from EPC Jazz Group, a performance by the Kodama Taiko drummers and a taste of Japanese, Italian and American foods will also be... continue reading »"Pasadena Japanese Americans: Life after Internment"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena’s Public Health and Library Departments will host Pasadena’s 3rd annual Coming Out Day Celebration, 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11 at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. LGBTQI2-S speakers will share their coming out stories and experiences. Ongina from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 1 will be the evening’s keynote speaker. Tia Wanna (Te Jay McGrath) will serve as host. Information and resources from local organizations including: Pasadena Youth Move, Pasadena Teen Advisory Board, PMHAC, San Gabriel... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day"

In the Distance & The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, Are the 2019 One City, One Story Selections

PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Public Library will feature not just one but two One City, One Story selections this year, extending the community reading celebration through summer 2019. The 2019 One City, One Story selection is In the Distance by author Hernán Díaz. The 2019 One City, One Story Summer Edition selection is The Ballad of Huck & Miguel by author Tim DeRoche, illustrated by Daniel González. Now in its 17th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden... continue reading »"In the Distance & The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, Are the 2019 One City, One Story Selections"