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 featured.

The event is free. Donations to the La Pintoresca Library Associates will be accepted during the fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will support the library’s Homework Help program, which assists students with their schoolwork free of charge. Monies raised will purchase computer tablets, which will help mentors teach math and science more effectively to help build students’ confidence and academic skills.

The La Pintoresca Associates is a unit of The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, the non-profit organization that finances much of the children’s programming at La Pintoresca and all other branches of the Pasadena Public Library.

For more information on the event or to make a donation, contact John Dean at (626) 993-5686 or