Senior Cohousing: A Progressive and Creative Housing Model

PASADENA, Calif. – Cohousing, a unique housing model that began in Denmark and is growing in the U.S. brings adults ages 50+ together to imagine and design their own small communities. The model has surged in recent years as more and more baby boomers retire and look to downsize to a more community-oriented and environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Alexandria Levitt, Senior Housing Specialist and Gerontologist, USC MS 2011, will discuss Senior Cohousing on Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library’s... continue reading »"Senior Cohousing: A Progressive and Creative Housing Model"

Pasadena’s 30th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

PASADENA, CA – Join us in commemorating Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pasadena Public Library’s La Pintoresca Branch, 1355 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena’s 30th annual Kwanzaa ceremony will be conducted by Thanayi Karenga, daughter of the founder of Kwanzaa. Enjoy music and stories followed by refreshments provided by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Special guest appearance by the 2019 Tournament of... continue reading »"Pasadena’s 30th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration"

Citizen Scientist: Climate Change in the Library

PASADENA, Calif. –Dr. Austin J. Minnich, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will kick off 2019: Year of Science for the Pasadena Public Library at Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. Professor Minnich will present “Citizen Scientist: Climate Change in the Library” and demonstrate the processes at work on our planet with live experiments right in front of you. In 2011, Professor Minnich received his... continue reading »"Citizen Scientist: Climate Change in the Library"

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"

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"