Reading about Ukraine

Russia’s aggression against its neighbor Ukraine has dominated world news for the past couple of months. As images and videos of explosions, tanks, ruined buildings, dead bodies, soldiers, and refugees […]

“Green” books to read in March

March is unofficially a green month. Just like how February is a red month, October an orange month, and November a brown month. March is green mostly because of St. […]

Romance and Romanticism: 5 English Romantic poets to read on Valentine’s Day!

Poetry has always been associated with love and courtship, and nothing is more romantic than sharing a poem with that special someone on the most romantic of days, which is […]

Write here, write now!

If you’re a writer or just someone who loves to write, then you probably have heard all about National Novel Writing Month by now. In fact, you might already be […]

Staff holding book "The Horror of it All" in front of face

Our staff and Library friends are putting the “Boo!” in Book Face Friday this week, with some suggested spooky reads to send you into the Halloween weekend. All of these […]

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Halloween is fast approaching, a day when the world of the living converges with the world of the dead and when our imagination merges fantasy with reality. It’s a holiday […]

Banned Books Week, September 26 - October 2, 2021

Humans have always valued books and the stories and knowledge they embody. The high regard we have for them is rooted in the distant past when they were rare, expensive, […]

Graphic of colorful "tiles" with text: "Celebrate hispanic Heritage Month @ PPL! Celebre el mes de la Herencia Hispana @ PPL! September 15-October 15, 2021"

We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15-October 15 here in Pasadena and at PPL! We have lots going on, so check out our brochure full of happenings or […]

Anthony Bourdain June 25, 1956 - June 8, 2018

Today is June 25. It would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 65th birthday. We lost the celebrity chef, author and documentarian in 2018, just over 3 years ago. Bourdain was a […]

Photo of Stonehenge in silhouette, at sunset or sunrise, with sun shining through stones of the monument

Happy Summer! The Summer Solstice officially began, by NASA’s most scientific and accurate calculations, at 8:32 pm PDT on June 20 (Sunday night). This marks the longest day of the […]