book lists

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 […]

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 […]

White House at night

Today is Election Day so make your way to the polls before 8 p.m. to vote! After you’ve voted, you can stop by the library and pick up one of […]

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, […]

One City One Story Reveal Thursday, September 27 at 5:30pm at the Central Library

Tomorrow, September 27 is the big reveal of our 2019 One City, One Story selection! Come by the Central Library at 5:30 pm to be the first to know what […]

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, […]

Pasadena Loves YA 2018

This Saturday, September 15 is Pasadena Loves YA, the annual teen book festival held at the Pasadena Central Library from 12pm to 4pm. We’ll have 15 young adult authors speaking […]

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 […]

War of the Worlds illustrations

This Saturday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, we’ll be having a very special screening of the 1953 film War of the Worlds based on the book […]