Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

 March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Updates, News Releases PASADENA, Calif.—On March 16, City Manager Steve Mermell proclaimed a Local State of Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the City of Pasadena affirms that health and safety measures implemented by the City are intended to meet the following objectives: Maximizing social distancing and limiting group activity that might... continue reading »"Proclamation of Local Emergency Issued to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19"

Precautionary Library Closure

Out of an abundance of caution and to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, Central Library and all nine (9) branch libraries will be closing effective Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice.  We want to share the steps the library is taking to provide essential library services during the closure: During this time, due dates for borrowed materials will be automatically extended until June 1, no late fines will be assessed, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen.... continue reading »"Precautionary Library Closure"

Library Events Canceled

Due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, all Pasadena Public Library programs and events at all locations have been CANCELED until further notice. We are also temporarily suspending the following services: STEAM Kits checkouts Innovation Lab Open Hours Homework Help Children's play spaces Additionally, our Law Library Open Hours at Central Library are canceled through the end of March. Our library buildings and phone services remain open, and we continue to lend books, media, and periodicals. Our public computer... continue reading »"Library Events Canceled"

Pasadena Identifies First Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Pasadena resident. This individual was known to have close contact with a confirmed case outside of Pasadena, and has been in quarantine since the exposure occurred. This individual is recovering and is being followed by PPHD. To maintain patient confidentiality, no other details will be shared on this individual. PPHD is following up directly with those who have had close contact... continue reading »"Pasadena Identifies First Confirmed Case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"

City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events

City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is cancelling all of its “non-essential” City-sponsored events and activities until further notice. “Non-essential” events and activities would generally include recreational events and classes, educational and cultural events, census events, Community Police Academy Kids Safety Academy, Police Activities League (PAL) center activity, and community excursions. The City is not presently directing the cancellation of any events or activities sponsored by third parties, although the City is reaching out... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels All Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events"

COVID-19 Public Health Declaration

Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response PASADENA, Calif.—On March 4, City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. This declaration coincides with actions taken by Los Angeles County and Long Beach Health Department. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pasadena. The declaration of a Local Public Health Emergency will mobilize City resources, accelerate emergency... continue reading »"COVID-19 Public Health Declaration"

Pasadena Announces 2020 One City, One Story Selections

PASADENA ANNOUNCES 2020 ONE CITY, ONE STORY SELECTIONS, THE SECRETS THEY KEPT and FINDING DOROTHY PASADENA, CA – Pasadena Public Library announced their two book selections for Pasadena’s 2020 One City, One Story community reading celebration, The Secrets They Kept by author Lara Prescott, the 2020 One City, One Story selection and Finding Dorothy by author Elizabeth Letts, the 2020 One City, One Story Summer Edition. Now in its 18th year, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and... continue reading »"Pasadena Announces 2020 One City, One Story Selections"

Elisa Callow and Ann Elliott Cutting: The Urban Forager

Women in Food Conversation PASADENA, Calif. – Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and moderator Leslie Ito for a conversation on “Women in Food” on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Pasadena Central Library’s Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. They will be joined by many food makers and food suppliers highlighted in The Urban Forager, whose commitment to carefully sourced and crafted food has led to a supportive and growing community of women in food. Panelists... continue reading »"Elisa Callow and Ann Elliott Cutting: The Urban Forager"

Pasadena Public Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival September 21, 2019

PASADENA, Calif. – Pasadena Public Library kicks off their sixth annual free teen book festival, Pasadena Loves YA, on Saturday, Sept. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. Doors open at 11 a.m. No registration required. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag. Book sales provided by Vroman’s Bookstore. The event features four themed author panels; Out of the Ashes, moderated by Nicole Mainardi, A Curse of Thorns; Against All Odds,... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Library Hosts 6th Annual Pasadena Loves YA Teen Book Festival September 21, 2019"

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"