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USS Pasadena Commissioned Launched December 28, 1943 Commissioned June 8, 1944 served in the Pacific theater in WWII

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe by Allied Forces, landing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. It is the largest-ever invasion by […]

HOME: A State of MInd: Join us Sat 5/18 10 am-2 pm to celebrate Pasadena Mental Health Day 2019

  We are celebrating Pasadena Mental Health Day 2019 on Saturday, May 18 with keynote speakers, a resource fair, and panel discussions about mental health. In honor of the occasion, […]

"Mothery" by Beth Scupham, shared via Creative Commons Attributions license, accessed on May 10, 2019 link to license

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  With that in mind, here are some recent works, fiction and nonfiction, that address motherhood in all its complexity. Happy Reading! That Kind of Mother by […]

image of Marvel Captain America shield and letter "O" with dragon silhouette

If you weren’t holed up in a cave somewhere over the weekend, you are probably aware that Avengers: Endgame was released, a film that wraps up the main core of the […]

Image of Utrecht, Netherlands apartment building with one side painted to resemble a bookshelf stocked with local residents' recommended titles (street artist Jan Is De Man and tattoo artist Deef Feed)

We saw news of this fantastic project by street artist Jan Is De Man and his collaborator, tattoo artist Deef Feed, on an apartment building in the Netherlands city of Utrecht. […]

Google "Doodle" April 12, 2019: A primary colored stylized Google logo honoring the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus

We’re inspired by today’s Google doodle, which honors a century of modernism, begun in 1919 with the founding of the Bauhaus art school in Weimar, Germany. Visit Google to “play” […]

Image of Black Hole in Galaxy M87, credit to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

    Seems like the right time to celebrate the amazing news today of the first-ever photograph of a black hole with some titles about black holes.  Take a long […]

The Big One: Earthquakes in Fiction

It has been a quarter century since the Northridge earthquake struck at 4:30 am on January 17, 1994. It has been 30 years since the Loma Prieta quake hit Northern […]

Needles poem by Brian Bilston

We shared this clever (and visual) poem by Brian Bilston yesterday on Facebook, and the response by followers indicates that lots of other people were delighted by it, too. Brian […]

InSight Live Viewing at Central Library 11/26 at 11 am

Join us on Monday, November 26 at Central Library for a live viewing of the InSight Mars Landing by NASA-JPL. We’ll have NASA-JPL’s Todd Barber hosting, and he can lend […]