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"

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"