War of the Worlds illustrations

This Saturday, August 25 at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, we’ll be having a very special screening of the 1953 film War of the Worlds based on the book […]

Woman reading on a beach.

Summer is winding down, but if you’re in Southern California, the heat is just getting started! There’s still plenty of beach weather left, so don’t let the kids going back […]

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 […]

FIFA World Cup 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our World Cup finalists! This Sunday will be the showdown between France and Croatia for the winner of the 2018 World Cup. If you’re already […]

"Dog" by Jon Olav Eikenes used under CC Attribution License

  Join us Saturday, June 30 to meet author Craig Grossi, and his four-legged friend, Fred. Craig will tell the story of how they met on an Afghan battlefield, and […]

Science spelled with scrabble letters

2018 is the year of STEAM here at Pasadena Public Library; and across the City of Pasadena. We’re celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math related with lots […]

Virtual Reality at the Library

Virtual reality is a fast expanding field of technology with possible applications in both many industries and aspects of our everyday lives and it’s now available to experience at Pasadena […]

image of early portable television on chair

This week marks 20 years since┬áThe Truman Show was released. In June 1998, we first sat down in theaters to watch a somewhat surreal story of a man (played by […]

Time Travel

Our 2018 Summer Reading starts this Saturday, June 2nd! Sign up to participate at pasadena.beanstack.org. The theme this year: “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”… including through time! To get you started, […]

Mental Health in Fiction and Memoir

Saturday, May 19 is our second annual Pasadena Mental Health Day. Please join us at Central Library to learn more and find out about quality mental health services and resources […]