CELEBRATING 140 YEARS OF LIBRARY SERVICE AND 140 YEARS OF GROWTH AT HASTINGS BRANCH LIBRARY

PASADENA, CA — The Pasadena Public Library system is turning 140 in 2024. To celebrate 140 years of service, the library is planning a year-long celebration highlighting the past, present and future through the contributions of trailblazers, innovators, and future thinkers with events at each of its 10 library branches. Celebrate an innovative artist and 140 Years of Growth on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Community members of all ages... continue reading »"CELEBRATING 140 YEARS OF LIBRARY SERVICE AND 140 YEARS OF GROWTH AT HASTINGS BRANCH LIBRARY"

CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH WITH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY

PASADENA, CA — April is National Poetry Month. Pasadena Public Library is offering many ways to celebrate, create and enjoy poetry. Themed programs for all ages will be held at Pasadena’s branch libraries throughout the month. For more ways to explore poetry, visit the Library’s website and browse the poetry collection. There is something for every interest. The Academy of American Poets started National Poetry Month in April 1996 to celebrate poetry’s ability to capture and enrich our daily lives.... continue reading »"CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH WITH PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY"

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

PASADENA, CA — National Library Week is April 7–13, 2024. The Pasadena Public Library encourages everyone in the community to visit the library, enjoy its benefits and explore all the library has to offer. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association honoring libraries of all types across the country occurring each April. The theme for National Library Week 2024 is Ready, Set, Library! a declaration of all the ways libraries... continue reading »"CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK"

OFFICE OF THE YOUNG CHILD ANNOUNCES PASADENA’S CITYWIDE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD CELEBRATION

PASADENA, CA —The Office of the Young Child, in partnership with the Human Services Commission’s Early Childhood Ad Hoc Committee, invites you to join us for a free, fun-filled lineup of child-centered programs celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the Week of the Young Child, April 6 – 12, 2024. The celebration highlights the importance of our community’s quality early childhood programs and recognizes that a child’s earliest years lay the foundation for later success in school and in life. The... continue reading »"OFFICE OF THE YOUNG CHILD ANNOUNCES PASADENA’S CITYWIDE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD CELEBRATION"

CELEBRATE PASADENA’S ANNUAL ONE CITY, ONE STORY IN A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH MARIANNE WIGGINS, AUTHOR OF THE 2024 SELECTION “PROPERTIES OF THIRST”

PASADENA, Calif. — To celebrate the 22nd year of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading project, the public is invited to a conversation with Marianne Wiggins, author of this year’s selection Properties of Thirst, Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd. Wiggins will discuss her experiences writing this novel. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow. A Slide Rule Trombone Welcome Concert will be held from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the... continue reading »"CELEBRATE PASADENA’S ANNUAL ONE CITY, ONE STORY IN A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH MARIANNE WIGGINS, AUTHOR OF THE 2024 SELECTION “PROPERTIES OF THIRST”"

Central Library Earthquake Retrofit and Building Repairs Project Community Meeting #4

PASADENA, CA — The City of Pasadena invites the public to the Central Library Earthquake Retrofit and Building Repairs Project Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the La Pintoresca Branch Library at 1355 N. Raymond Avenue. This is the fourth in a series of community meetings from Spring 2023 to Spring 2024. The meeting series introduced the team, explained the seismic earthquake approach, updated the schematic design, and showcased the... continue reading »"Central Library Earthquake Retrofit and Building Repairs Project Community Meeting #4"

City of Pasadena Launches Kindergarten, Here I Come! Campaign

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), Pasadena Public Library and Office of the Young Child have partnered with local schools, community organizations, and early childhood experts to pilot a new campaign called Kindergarten, Here I Come!. This new campaign aims to provide parents and caregivers with the information, tools, and resources to prepare their child for kindergarten and beyond. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), research shows that the early years of a child’s... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Launches Kindergarten, Here I Come! Campaign"

JOIN PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR BOOKS 'N COPS

PASADENA, CA — Pasadena Public Library (PPL) in partnership with Pasadena Police Department (PPD) is hosting “Books N Cops,” a 10 month long multi-event program series. The program series begins Saturday, January 20 with the police forensics division presenting “Crime Scene Library: Investigating True Crime @ Your Library with the PPD Forensics Team” at 11 a.m. at Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave. Books 'N Cops brings together various divisions and representatives from Pasadena Police Department to a different... continue reading »"JOIN PASADENA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR BOOKS 'N COPS"

PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES 140 YEARS OF SERVICE

PASADENA, CA — Pasadena Public Library system is turning 140 in 2024. To celebrate 140 years of service, the library is planning a year-long celebration highlighting the past, present and future through the contributions of trailblazers, innovators, and future thinkers. “We are excited to celebrate this milestone with our community and continue the tradition of offering impactful service to all,” said Pasadena Public Library Director Tim McDonald. Since first opening its doors in 1884, The Pasadena Public Library has served... continue reading »"PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES 140 YEARS OF SERVICE"

PASADENA ANNOUNCES 2024 ONE CITY, ONE STORY SELECTION, PROPERTIES OF THIRST

PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Public Library has announced its book selection for Pasadena’s 2024 One City, One Story community reading celebration: Properties of Thirst by author Marianne Wiggins. Now in its 22nd year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature and to promote tolerance and understanding of differing points of view by recommending a compelling book that engages the community in conversation. Properties of Thirst is a novel that is both... continue reading »"PASADENA ANNOUNCES 2024 ONE CITY, ONE STORY SELECTION, PROPERTIES OF THIRST"