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Japanese Americans standing in front of an internment order.

In February we’ll be hosting a Big Read program focusing on the novel When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka and the experience of Japanese Americans who were placed […]

Woman on a cell phone

Series 4 of Black Mirror, the cult hit anthology series will be released this Friday, December 29 on Netflix. If you already have the weekend booked for binging the too […]

Snowy forest

Temperatures in Pasadena may hit the 30s some nights this week, which is about as cold as it gets here, so let’s revel in this chill by reading some winter-y […]

Christmas Tree Lighting

It’s already December and for many people that means the celebration of Christmas in whatever form that takes for them. One of the things we do to celebrate the holiday […]

Illustration of a detective

The newest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic detective novel, Murder on the Orient Express, starring Kenneth Branagh as the famously mustachioed detective, Hercule Poirot, hit movies theaters last weekend, and […]

Fate of the Elder Gods game cover

The Halloween season is always a good time for a good scare. Movies and TV shows use the time of year to highlight the scariest, creepiest ideas. People remind themselves […]

Syd Mead Illustration

On Thursday, October 19th, there will be a screening of the new documentary¬†Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead¬†in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central […]

Still image from The Three Musketeers movie starring Douglas Fairbanks.

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! While there are many wonderful ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, including learning how to speak Pirate through Mango Languages, our […]

Pasadena Loves YA Saturday, September 17 from 11 to 4 at the Central Library

This Saturday, September 16 is Pasadena Loves YA, the annual young adult book festival held at the Pasadena Central Library from 11am to 4pm. We’ll have over 15 young adult […]

Hot and Steamy Novels

  The heat is on and Southern California is hot, hot, hot. We hope you’re being able to stay cool in this heat wave; remember that you can always come […]