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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon, July 1969 (used via Wikimedia Commons; source: NASA/Public Domain)

  Saturday, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of the first time humans landed on the moon. An amazing moment in history shared by everyone on this planet. Commemorate the […]

USS Pasadena Commissioned Launched December 28, 1943 Commissioned June 8, 1944 served in the Pacific theater in WWII

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe by Allied Forces, landing on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. It is the largest-ever invasion by […]

HOME: A State of MInd: Join us Sat 5/18 10 am-2 pm to celebrate Pasadena Mental Health Day 2019

  We are celebrating Pasadena Mental Health Day 2019 on Saturday, May 18 with keynote speakers, a resource fair, and panel discussions about mental health. In honor of the occasion, […]

"Mothery" by Beth Scupham, shared via Creative Commons Attributions license, accessed on May 10, 2019 link to license

Sunday is Mother’s Day.  With that in mind, here are some recent works, fiction and nonfiction, that address motherhood in all its complexity. Happy Reading! That Kind of Mother by […]

Google "Doodle" April 12, 2019: A primary colored stylized Google logo honoring the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus

We’re inspired by today’s Google doodle, which honors a century of modernism, begun in 1919 with the founding of the Bauhaus art school in Weimar, Germany. Visit Google to “play” […]

Image of Black Hole in Galaxy M87, credit to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

    Seems like the right time to celebrate the amazing news today of the first-ever photograph of a black hole with some titles about black holes.  Take a long […]

Needles poem by Brian Bilston

We shared this clever (and visual) poem by Brian Bilston yesterday on Facebook, and the response by followers indicates that lots of other people were delighted by it, too. Brian […]

STEAM Fair 2018 Saturday 7/23 10 am to 3 pm Central Library

Come visit our STEAM Fair Saturday, July 28 at Central Library from 10 am to 3 pm! We’ll have a planetarium tent, open house for our new Innovation Lab, Virtual […]

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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 […]