Carla Rachel Sameth: One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays

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

Janet Fitch: Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

PASADENA, Calif. – Author Janet Fitch will talk about her newly published book Chimes of a Lost Cathedral on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. in Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. The book concludes the epic story of Marina Makarova's (The Revolution of Marina M.) journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century---as a woman and an artist, entering her full power, passion and creativity just as her revolution reveals its... continue reading »"Janet Fitch: Chimes of a Lost Cathedral"

Pasadena Public Library Awarded Technology Grant

PASADENA, Calif. – The California State Library recently awarded Pasadena Public Library a regional Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $230,000 to establish seven early childhood hub sites. The sites are a part of a network called Growing Together PASadena coordinated by the Library’s Office of the Young Child. They will serve as locations for families with children ages zero to five to access services and the support they need to flourish, with a specific focus on school... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Awarded Technology Grant"

2019 Fractured Films Art Contest Entry Form and Contest Details

2019 Fractured Films Art Contest Submit a one-frame drawing, illustration, painting or photograph inspired by a film. Give us your take on your favorite movie. Reimagine the characters, the setting, the time period, or delve into the history, relationships or future of the characters. As long as it’s original but inspired by a film, it’s eligible. Click Here for Entry Form and Contest Details    

2019 Fractured Films Writing Contest Entry Form and Contest Details

2019 Fractured Films Writing Contest  Submit a story, poem or script inspired by a film. Give us your take on your favorite movie. Reimagine the characters, the setting, the time period, or delve into the history, relationships or future of the characters. As long as it’s original but inspired by a film, it’s eligible. Click Here for Entry Form and Contest Details  

Design Your LEGO® Contest 2019

The Design Your LEGO® Contest is back for Summer, 2019! Entry deadline is Sunday, July 7, and LEGO® Showcase Day will be Saturday, July 20. Click on the flyer for more info, and for the entry form, and GET BUILDING! Design Your LEGO® Contest 2019  

Earthquake Threat in Socal: Are You Ready?

PASADENA, Calif. – Margaret Vinci, manager, Office of Earthquake Programs, Education and Outreach and ShakeAlert SoCal regional coordinator, will discuss the mechanics and risk of earthquakes on Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St. She will also discuss available earthquake prediction tools and demonstrate the new ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System. Vinci’s principal responsibility is the management of the Earthquake Research Affiliates (ERA) Program. This includes the procurement of funds for continued... continue reading »"Earthquake Threat in Socal: Are You Ready?"