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  • Indigenous Authors for Native American Heritage Month

      Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson The latest from Hobson (Deep Ellum) is a smart, dark novel of adolescence, death, and rural secrets set in late-1980s Oklahoma.

  • Cardigans and Kindness: Fred Rogers

    November 13 is World Kindness Day, and this year, we are encouraged by WQED Pittsburgh, a public broadcasting station where the children’s show aired, to wear a cardigan in honor

  • To the Moon: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

      Saturday, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the first time humans landed on the moon. An amazing moment in history shared by everyone on this planet. Commemorate the

  • Revolutionary War-Era Fiction

    In honor of tomorrow’s Independence Day holiday, we’d like to share some historical fiction set in America during the Revolutionary War. We wish you a safe, happy and health July

  • Commemorating D-Day

    Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe by Allied Forces, landing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. It is the largest-ever invasion by

  • Mental Health in Memoir

      We are celebrating Pasadena Mental Health Day 2019 on Saturday, May 18 with keynote speakers, a resource fair, and panel discussions about mental health. In honor of the occasion,

  • Motherhood–It’s Complicated

    Sunday is Mother’s Day.  With that in mind, here are some recent works, fiction and nonfiction, that address motherhood in all its complexity. Happy Reading! That Kind of Mother by

  • Epic!

    If you weren’t holed up in a cave somewhere over the weekend, you are probably aware that Avengers: Endgame was released, a film that wraps up the main core of the

  • Staff Picks!

    We saw news of this fantastic project by street artist Jan Is De Man and his collaborator, tattoo artist Deef Feed, on an apartment building in the Netherlands city of Utrecht.

  • Bauhaus and Modernism

    We’re inspired by today’s Google doodle, which honors a century of modernism, begun in 1919 with the founding of the Bauhaus art school in Weimar, Germany. Visit Google to “play”

 

 

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One City, One Story
Learn more about Pasadena Public Library’s annual shared reading celebration. Our guide has plenty of good reads to suggest, among the annual selections and short-list nominees.

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