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Are you eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship?

Naturalize Now is a national campaign, which the City of Pasadena is participating in, to encourage eligible permanent residents of the United States to apply for citizenship. The library has […]

Blurry picture of people with sparklers.

While we are beginning to understand more about how memory works, the idea of amnesia is still a profoundly unsettling disorder because of the way that it strikes at our […]

San Rafael Branch Library around the time of its opening.

On July 31st sixty years ago, the San Rafael Branch opened its doors on the corner of Nithsdale Road and Avenue 64 to a crowd of excited residents and city officials. […]

Man Booker Prize Longlist

The 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist was announced last Wednesday, July 26th. The British-based Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, provided […]

Matteson Examination of a Witch (1853)

Tomorrow, July 19, 2017 marks the 325th anniversary of the first mass execution of people accused of witchcraft during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. To commemorate the occasion and honor […]

Harry Potter book spines

July 26, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book in Great Britain and the start of a global phenomenon. Translated into 67 languages, […]

Pride Month Rainbow Flag

June is Pride Month so whether you’re LGBTQ yourself or an ally, whip out your rainbow flags and celebrate the amazing diversity of the human experience. Love comes in many […]

Reading by Design

Our Pasadena Public Library Summer Reading Program started this past Saturday, June 3 so if you haven’t signed up yet, head on over to our Summer Reading Guide to learn […]

JFK Centennial

This week marks 100 years since the birth of President John F. Kennedy on May 29, 1917. The Pasadena Public Library is joining in this Centennial Celebration with a musical event […]

Mother holding sleeping child.

This Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day when we celebrate all the amazing mothers and grandmothers in our lives. Try one of these great stories of mothers from all walks […]