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  • Conversation with Lisa See
    Posted: 09/06/14

    Lisa See, author of On Gold Mountain, Flower Net, The Interior, Dragon Bones, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls and China Dolls will discuss her novels followed by Q & A and Book Selling Signing

  • Play @ PPL
    Posted: 09/05/14

    Play has always been an essential part of a child’s development. Pasadena Public Library is embracing play with the creation of a new play space in Central Library’s Children’s Room which will allow preschool children to have fun and increase

  • Celebrate the Freedom to Read
    Posted: 09/05/14

    Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrated nationwide the last week of September. Held this year from September 21 to 27 it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire

  • Speaking Of: Linda Murray Hofmans
    Posted: 09/04/14

    Linda Murray Hofmans, widow of Jim Murray (1919 1998), the late Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times will discuss her ongoing work as CEO of the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation and read excerpts from her

  • Nine Big Mistakes When Saving for Retirement
    Posted: 09/03/14

    Knowing what to do and what not to do when saving for retirement is equally important. Join us on Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena and learn how to implement and monitor

  • Worlds Beyond
    Posted: 09/03/14

    Join us for a very special Sci Fi Fantasy author event on Saturday, September 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library's Donald Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. as authors Larry Niven, Steven Barnes, and Harry Turtledove discuss

  • Celebrating Constitution Day
    Posted: 09/02/14

    The Daughters of the American Revolution Martin Severance Chapter will distribute free pocket copies of the American Constitution on Wednesday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 30 p.m. in Pasadena Central Library's Great Hall, 285 E. Walnut St. At 1 p.m.

  • The Voice of Women in American Poetry
    Posted: 09/02/14

     The Poetry Society of America’s 2014 National Series pays tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of poets on Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library’s Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. Three distinguished

  • September is Library Card Month
    Posted: 09/01/14

    A library card, this simple piece of plastic gives you free access to a treasure trove of books, eBooks, databases, subject guides, encyclopedias, test preparation materials, homework help, Wi Fi and Internet access, and much more. Don’t have one? Your

  • Teen Writing Contest: Turn Dreams into Reality
    Posted: 09/01/14

    Teens are you up for a real challenge? Submit a story, 500 words or less, featuring the 2014 Teen Read Week theme “Turn Dreams into Reality.” Selected entries will be printed in our Teen Zine and blog. The grand prize

  • New Landscaping for Hill Avenue Branch Library Courtyard
    Posted: 08/30/14

    The beautiful Hill Avenue Branch Library Courtyard is being enhanced with new landscaping this fall. This is a collaborative effort by Pasadena Beautiful, Pasadena Public Library, and Pasadena Public Works Department. The project kicks off this month and will be completed

  • September issue of Off the Shelf is now available
    Posted: 08/30/14

    The September issue of Off the Shelf is now available.

  • Commemorating the 1930s American Dust Bowl
    Posted: 08/24/14

    This September Pasadena Public Library will host the very timely “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” national traveling exhibition about the 1930s Dust Bowl, the disastrous drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc on the American Great Plains in the

  • Dust, Drought & Dreams Gone Dry - A Commemoration of the Dust Bowl
    Posted: 08/23/14

    Pasadena Public Library will host “Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry,” a national traveling exhibition about the Dust Bowl, the disastrous drought and dust storms that wreaked havoc on the American Great Plains in the 1930s. The exhibit will be

  • Book Us! for Help with Your Research Questions
    Posted: 05/23/14

    Looking for one on one help with your research? Make a BOOK US appointment, skip the line and meet with reference staff when it is most convenient for you. The service is available to Pasadena Public Library card holders who

  • 2014 Holiday Hours
    Posted: 05/02/14

    All Pasadena Public Libraries will be CLOSED on the following holidays. January • Wednesday, January 1 • New Year’s Day • Monday, January 6 • National Bowl Championship Series • Linda Vista & San Rafael Branches closed • Sunday &

  • Law Room Offers Weekly LA Law Librarian Service
    Posted: 01/07/14

    Pasadena Public Library offers free weekly service with a Law Librarian every Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. in Central Library’s Law Room, 285 E. Walnut Street. This service is provided through the library’s partnership with the LA Law Library.

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