book lists

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 […]

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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 […]

Man Booker Prize Longlist

The 2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist was announced last Wednesday, July 26th.┬áThe British-based Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, provided […]

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  Library Technician Nick Smith writes professional reviews of new games. We’ll be sharing his reviews here regularly, along with books or other materials that correspond to the theme of […]

Matteson Examination of a Witch (1853)

Tomorrow, July 19, 2017 marks the 325th anniversary of the first mass execution of people accused of witchcraft during the infamous Salem Witch Trials. To commemorate the occasion and honor […]

illustrated palindromes: stack cats, noon, too bad I hid a boot

Every day this week, from Monday, 7/10/17, through Sunday, 7/16/17, the date (written with a 2-digit year) is a palindrome; in other words, it reads the same backwards as forwards. […]

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, […]