book list

Pokemon Go!

Need another reason to visit the Pasadena Public Library? We’re a Poke Stop! So come and collect some Pokémon and other Poke-goodies then stay and take a look at the these great […]

Excellent Literary Fathers

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 19th so make sure to let your dad or the father figure in your life know how much he means to you. Great […]

basketball close-up

Our Summer Reading program begins June 11th so get ready to sign up and earn prizes and badges! The theme this year is “Read for the Win!” and we have […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Teachers have one of the most important jobs and we should appreciate them every day, but it’s always nice to have a special day to go the extra […]

Chelsea Flower Show photo

On Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 the Central Library will be hosting the Pasadena Garden Club’s Centennial Flower Show. The community is invited to view and enjoy the […]

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 […]

Painting of a woman adopting an orphan boy off a train.

Our One City, One Story book Orphan Train is not for children, but the historical events Christina Baker Kline writes about, orphaned children being sent on trains to the Midwest to find families, […]

Imange of beaded moccasins

  One of the two main characters of Orphan Train, Molly Ayer, is a 17-year-old Penobscot Indian woman, who has spent her life in and out of foster care in Maine. […]

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 […]

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 […]