La Pintoresca Branch Library will close for HVAC maintenanceTuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 11

La Pintoresca Branch Library will close for HVAC maintenance Tuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 11 The branch will reopen Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m. Until then, other nearby libraries are: Santa Catalina Branch Library 999 E. Washington Blvd. • (626) 744-7272 Monday – Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday 2 – 6 p.m. Central Library 285 E. Walnut St. • (626) 744-4066 Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.... continue reading »"La Pintoresca Branch Library will close for HVAC maintenanceTuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 11"

California Hummingbirds

PASADENA, Calif. – Altadena based professional bird guide, Luke Tiller, will discuss native California Hummingbirds on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St. Of the 350 species of Hummingbirds worldwide, about six of them can be found regularly in Pasadena. These amazing avian dynamos often weigh less than a teaspoon of sugar and yet some species undertake an annual migration that covers thousands of miles between their wintering grounds in Mexico... continue reading »"California Hummingbirds"

When, Where, and Why Does It Rain?

PASADENA, Calif. – Dr. Simona Bordoni, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will discuss the relationship between rainfall, wind patterns, and how air affects the amount of rainfall in different parts of the Earth on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St. She will also talk about how these different climactic zones come about and how they influence each other in a changing climate. Professor... continue reading »"When, Where, and Why Does It Rain?"

Celebrate Pasadena’s One City, One Story Community Conversation with Hernán Diaz, Author of The 2019 Selection “in the Distance”

PASADENA, Calif. — To celebrate the 17th year of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading project, the public is invited to a conversation with Hernán Diaz, author of this year’s selected novel In the Distance, Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the All Saints Church Sanctuary, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena. Diaz will discuss his experiences writing In the Distance. A question and answer session led by Pasadena Public Library Director Michelle Perera will immediately follow. Attendees are... continue reading »"Celebrate Pasadena’s One City, One Story Community Conversation with Hernán Diaz, Author of The 2019 Selection “in the Distance”"

Jump Into Pasadena’s Summer Fair – Saturday March 2nd, 2019

JUMP INTO PASADENA’S SUMMER FAIR SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019 PASADENA, Calif. – Looking to stay active this summer?  Join us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., to learn what fun, free and low-cost options are available for children, teens and families this summer provided by the City of Pasadena. Among the many summer offerings are anime, art classes, book clubs, camps, concerts, crafts, dance, discovery days, game days, martial arts,... continue reading »"Jump Into Pasadena’s Summer Fair – Saturday March 2nd, 2019"

Celebrate One City, One Story

CELEBRATE ONE CITY, ONE STORY PASADENA, Calif. — Chosen from a field of thought-provoking nominees, the book selection for Pasadena’s 17th One City, One Story community reading celebration is In the Distance by author Hernán Diaz. This national bestseller has sparked an intriguing blend of book discussions, films, lectures, events and exhibits throughout March, encouraging the community to join in conversation about the book. Hosted by Pasadena Public Library, all events are free and open to the public. ABOUT THE... continue reading »"Celebrate One City, One Story"

One City One Story Brochure

Pasadena Public Library is pleased to introduce its 2019 ONE CITY, ONE STORY selection, In the Distance by author Hernán Diaz.  Now in its 17th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature by recommending a compelling book that sparks a community conversation on important issues. One City One Story Brochure 2019

Black History Month

Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is an annual celebrationrecognizing the achievements ofblack Americans and their central role in our nation’s history. President Gerald R. Ford first designated the month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”  An expansion of “Negro History Week,” first held in 1926 it was the brainchild of noted historian Carter... continue reading »"Black History Month"