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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 […]

hand against frosted glass

Happy Halloween! Here are some truly terrifying tales to set the mood and haunt your dreams…   The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The […]

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

Author Ivy Pochoda will be at Pasadena Central Library next Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 pm to talk about (and sign copies of) her novel, Wonder Valley.  We’re inspred by her visit, […]

image of carved pirate head

Q: What’s a pirate’s favorite letter of the alphabet? A: Ye may say it’s R, but me first love be the C! Avast! It’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day” today, […]

Painted mural of musicians with "Latino" by Paul Sableman, used under CC Attribution License

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 runs September 15 to October 15; it’s a time to recognize and honor the contributions of Latinx Americans to our heritage and culture. Here are […]

STEAM Fair 2018 Saturday 7/23 10 am to 3 pm Central Library

Come visit our STEAM Fair Saturday, July 28 at Central Library from 10 am to 3 pm! We’ll have a planetarium tent, open house for our new Innovation Lab, Virtual […]

"Dog" by Jon Olav Eikenes used under CC Attribution License

  Join us Saturday, June 30 to meet author Craig Grossi, and his four-legged friend, Fred. Craig will tell the story of how they met on an Afghan battlefield, and […]

image of early portable television on chair

This week marks 20 years since The Truman Show was released. In June 1998, we first sat down in theaters to watch a somewhat surreal story of a man (played by […]