book lists

Harry Potter book spines

July 26, 2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book in Great Britain and the start of a global phenomenon. Translated into 67 languages, […]

Pride Month Rainbow Flag

June is Pride Month so whether you’re LGBTQ yourself or an ally, whip out your rainbow flags and celebrate the amazing diversity of the human experience. Love comes in many […]

Reading by Design

Our Pasadena Public Library Summer Reading Program started this past Saturday, June 3 so if you haven’t signed up yet, head on over to our Summer Reading Guide to learn […]

"summertime and the livin is easy" painted on wall

While the official beginning of summer isn’t for another 3 weeks, we’re getting our sandals on, setting up the grill, and looking forward to Summer Reading, which starts this Saturday, […]

JFK Centennial

This week marks 100 years since the birth of President John F. Kennedy on May 29, 1917. The Pasadena Public Library is joining in this Centennial Celebration with a musical event […]

LitFest Pasadena May 20 at Central Library

This weekend, May 20th & 21st, Pasadena celebrates the literary arts with the 6th annual LitFest Pasadena. All the events and information about this free festival for all ages held throughout […]

Mother holding sleeping child.

This Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day when we celebrate all the amazing mothers and grandmothers in our lives. Try one of these great stories of mothers from all walks […]

sign reading "as seen on tv"

Books are always great source material for film and television adaptations, and the airwaves are awash in compelling new series and miniseries based on good books. There’s something to read […]

PPL Dia del Nino 2015

Every year Día del Niño (Children’s Day) is celebrated in Mexico on April 30 and for the past 4 years we’ve celebrated this special day with a festival at La Pintoresca […]

book spine poetry

  It’s still April, and so we’re still celebrating Poetry Month. Today, we’ve composed a book spine poem from the titles we’re sharing below. Some older, some brand new; some […]