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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, […]

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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 […]

Time Travel

Our 2018 Summer Reading starts this Saturday, June 2nd! Sign up to participate at pasadena.beanstack.org. The theme this year: “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”… including through time! To get you started, […]

Mental Health in Fiction and Memoir

Saturday, May 19 is our second annual Pasadena Mental Health Day. Please join us at Central Library to learn more and find out about quality mental health services and resources […]

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This year we are celebrating STEAM at PPL, and across the City of Pasadena. We’ve got lots of great STEAMy things planned to get you immersed in science, technology, engineering, […]

(Nothing) Lost in Translation

  April is a month when we celebrate poetry. Consider the difficulty of translating anything between two languages, and then add the nuance and complexity of poetic language-song lyrics, for […]