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You may be waiting for the second season of the drama series¬†The Gilded Age, which premieres (Max) on Sunday, October 29. If you have not yet seen the first season, […]

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You may have already been to see the movies released a few weeks ago; you may be waiting for entertainment industry issues to resolve before you buy tickets. If you […]

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We celebrate Black History Month in February. It’s a short month to recognize and wrestle with a complex history so long it predates the United States as a nation (Nicole […]

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We are celebrating Pride this month! There are plenty of events and happenings all around the City.¬† Here are a few more recent titles to check out, by LGBTQIA+ authors […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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We celebrated our final “Monday Lit” for Black History Month on February 22nd with a read-aloud from bestseller The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. We shared some other books that […]

Information, Entertainment: A Reading List for the Week of January 4, 2021

We’ve had a challenging week with Wednesday’s turmoil in Washington, DC. You may be the kind of person who is glued to your favorite news source, bleary-eyed and breathless with […]