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Wooden sign with "Hope" painted on it over a bouquet of yellow daisies. Hope by Gedalya AKA David Gott, used under CC 2.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Inspired in part by our One City One Story Summer Selection, Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts, and its story around The Wizard of Oz  and in part by the struggles we share […]

Illustration of books stacked by Jane Mount from Ideal Bookshelf visit her site at https://idealbookshelf.com for more information (used with permission from Jane Mount)

    Big topics, on all of our minds. There are some excellent resources available, as a place to start, or a way to continue listening and learning. The following […]

Detail of eagle head totem on carved and painted Native American flute by Chief Arthur Two Crows, 1987

  Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson The latest from Hobson (Deep Ellum) is a smart, dark novel of adolescence, death, and rural secrets set in late-1980s Oklahoma. […]

Cardigans and Kindness: Fred Rogers

November 13 is World Kindness Day, and this year, we are encouraged by WQED Pittsburgh, a public broadcasting station where the children’s show aired, to wear a cardigan in honor […]

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon, July 1969 (used via Wikimedia Commons; source: NASA/Public Domain)

  Saturday, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the first time humans landed on the moon. An amazing moment in history shared by everyone on this planet. Commemorate the […]

John Trumbull's 1819 painting, "Declaration of Independence" (which appears on the US $2 bill

In honor of tomorrow’s Independence Day holiday, we’d like to share some historical fiction set in America during the Revolutionary War. We wish you a safe, happy and health July […]

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 […]