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Mae Jemison

  It’s Black History Month and since the library is focusing on STEAM initiatives this year, we’re celebrating both by taking a closer look at some of the amazing African […]

Japanese Americans standing in front of an internment order.

In February we’ll be hosting a Big Read program focusing on the novel When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka and the experience of Japanese Americans who were placed […]

Are you eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship?

Naturalize Now is a national campaign, which the City of Pasadena is participating in, to encourage eligible permanent residents of the United States to apply for citizenship. The library has […]

Blurry picture of people with sparklers.

While we are beginning to understand more about how memory works, the idea of amnesia is still a profoundly unsettling disorder because of the way that it strikes at our […]

Mother holding sleeping child.

This Sunday, May 14 is Mother’s Day when we celebrate all the amazing mothers and grandmothers in our lives. Try one of these great stories of mothers from all walks […]

Vietnamese people in a market

This Saturday, March 18 from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Central Library is our One City, One Story Cultural Afternoon where we will celebrate and learn about Vietnamese culture through […]

Refugee Stories

The author of our 2017 One City, One Story pick The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, will be in conversation with Library Director, Michelle Perera at our author talk event at […]

National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day and Pasadena is celebrating with its Inaugural National Coming Out Day Celebration tonight, October 11, from 6:30-8:30. This will a super fun event with […]

Banned Books Week Celebrating Diversity

Banned Books Week is hereĀ again and this year it’s focusedĀ on celebrating diversity. Many of the books that are often challenged, while not challenged specifically on grounds of diversity, feature diverse […]

Olympic rings

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have their opening ceremonies this Friday, August 5 after which the games will really begin with everything from gymnastics, to track and […]