Irish Immigrants 1909

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, our One City, One Story pick for 2016, tells the story of Vivian, a young girl who is sent to the Midwest on a train […]

Pasadena Star News Article

  The 2016 One City, One Story book selection, Orphan Train, has a plot revolving around the intersecting lives of an elderly woman who came west on the orphan trains, […]

Orphan children sleeping in New York street circa 1890.

The 2016 One City, One Story selection, Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline tells the story of a young orphan girl who is taken from New York to the Midwest on […]

Perchance to Dream book cover

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont I rarely give a book five stars. This one deserves it, both for the quality of the work and for its importance […]

Wind farm

On Thursday 1/28 the Pasadena Public Library will be having Robert Haw, a physicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-founder of the Pasadena Foothills chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, speaking […]

Staff Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones The year is 1120 and the place is England and off the coast of France a ship […]

birds in flight

It’s National Bird Day so grab a book and learn more about these amazing small flying dinosaur descendants. Whether your tastes run to ravens, goshawks, or parrots, the library has […]

Santa in front of Christmas tree

‘Tis the season for Christmas books full of cheer, hilarity, and heartwarming (and occasionally heart-stopping) scenes. We all know and love so many wonderful Christmas books for kids and adults […]

The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer: The True Story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Thom Hatch The Last Days of George Armstrong Custer, by Thom Hatch, […]

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving!

Are you the only person in your family who won’t be eating grandma’s thanksgiving turkey? Or is your turn to host Thanksgiving and you’re the only Vegan? If so, no […]