book lists

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

One City, One Story Author Talk at All Saints Church on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.

March is here which means the 2019 One City, One Story program is upon us! This Thursday, March 7 Hernan Diaz, the author of our 2019 One City, One Story […]

NFL players

This Sunday is Super Bowl LIII where the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots. It’s LA’s first shot at the NFL championship in over 30 years! […]

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 […]

Nova Jacobs author talk 12/6 at 7pm at the Central Library

Don’t miss a very special author talk where Nova Jacobs joins Anne Louise Bannon, president of Mystery Writers of America, Southern California. in conversation as they discuss her book, The […]