book lists

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 […]

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 […]