biography

JFK Centennial

This week marks 100 years since the birth of President John F. Kennedy on May 29, 1917. The Pasadena Public Library is joining in this Centennial Celebration with a musical event […]

Roald Dahl Day

Today is Roald Dahl’s 100 Birthday! Many of us vividly remember his famous children’s books, including Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more from our childhood. While these […]

National Poetry Month: Literary Biographies

April is National Poetry Month! The library has lots of great poetry books that you can check out, but sometimes the life of a literary figure is just as amazing […]

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, […]

Photo of Lincoln Memorial

Abraham Lincoln was unarguably one of the greatest leaders this country has even known and navigated the United States through one of its most difficult periods in history. Because of […]

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr. quote on clouds and sun photograph.

This past Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; a day set aside to honor his life and his amazing contributions to our society. Though he was killed nearly fifty […]

Mayflower replica ship in Bristol Harbor.

Thanksgiving, that all-American holiday, is fast approaching and to help you get in the mood and brush up on some early American history, we’ve compiled a list of six books […]

One book I particularly enjoyed reading was Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn. The book goes into detail on Cash’s personal life as well as his singing career. The […]