book lists

Syd Mead Illustration

On Thursday, October 19th, there will be a screening of the new documentary Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at the Pasadena Central […]

"Crime Scene Do Not Cross Tape by Tex Texin

  The titles below, on crime and forensics, are inspired by a story on Atlas Obscura about the detailed “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths” created by Frances Glessner Lee, the […]

EAT!

This week’s post is presented by our guest host, Peg, a reference librarian at Central Library. My book group recently read M.F.K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf, a title […]

Still image from The Three Musketeers movie starring Douglas Fairbanks.

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! While there are many wonderful ways to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, including learning how to speak Pirate through Mango Languages, our […]

Pasadena Loves YA Saturday, September 17 from 11 to 4 at the Central Library

This Saturday, September 16 is Pasadena Loves YA, the annual young adult book festival held at the Pasadena Central Library from 11am to 4pm. We’ll have over 15 young adult […]

image ofkgb phone by Jamle C2009 used under CC Attribution License

It’s still hot out there, and if you’re looking for some chilly reads to cool off, try some titles about the Cold War world. Espionage, intrigue, and drama set in […]

Hot and Steamy Novels

  The heat is on and Southern California is hot, hot, hot. We hope you’re being able to stay cool in this heat wave; remember that you can always come […]

graffiti art images of owl and hummingbirds by Jay Galvin

Join us Thursday, August 24 at Central Library for “Of those barren fields without culture…Three Decades of Art in Baja California: From the Retinal to the Conceptual.” Mexican artist and […]

Are you eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship?

Naturalize Now is a national campaign, which the City of Pasadena is participating in, to encourage eligible permanent residents of the United States to apply for citizenship. The library has […]

Blurry picture of people with sparklers.

While we are beginning to understand more about how memory works, the idea of amnesia is still a profoundly unsettling disorder because of the way that it strikes at our […]