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  We’re feeling a bit punny this week, September 24-30. Maybe you’re not up for banned books… how about a band book? You can always find plenty of controversy, challenge, […]

"Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause, or movement may be explored." Banned Books Week September 24-30, 2017

It’s Banned Books Week! An annual celebration of the power of the written word, Banned Books Week honors the idea that certain books can be difficult, thought-provoking, or offensive for […]

Listen Up!: Audiobook Narrators

  If you listen to audiobooks very much, you’ll probably agree that the right narrator can add a lot to the story. Great audiobook narrators enhance the “read” and can make […]

Kick Off the Summer With a Good Book

Now that summer has finally arrived, it’s time to go on an adventure! Whether it’s traveling abroad, or a fantastic stay-cation, these books will take you on an adventure from […]

The Fishing Pole Will Be Due in 3 Weeks, Mr. Angler!

Libraries are all about Summer! Public Library customers have tons of books to choose from at their respective libraries this Summer. From the hardcover board books for the very young; […]

Fairy [e]Tales

Fun fact: 4500 eBooks and digital media are circulated monthly at the Pasadena Public Library. Once upon a time, people read books on paper.  Publishers made books, libraries made them […]

If you are reading (or have finished) the new Dan Brown book, Inferno, you probably want to refresh your memory on the Divine Comedy.  Here are two versions of translation […]

One can start a list and argue about the many oxymorons in the English Language…  act naturally, exact estimates, pretty ugly, original copies, clearly misunderstood, etc. Let’s talk more about […]