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October Greetings

Hello! I hope you are enjoying and utilizing the extra hours that came to your neighborhood branch as of September 3.  We were delighted to be able to go back to full six- or seven-day service at all locations.  While the hours are helpful any time, I think they are especially appreciated when school is in session.  THANK YOU for voting in the parcel tax that helped to make this possible.

You can tell that fall has come to Pasadena; it’s evidenced by the upswing in local events.  The Library proudly joins the list, with plenty of opportunities for you to come see us.  Here are a few:

Because we know that the Affordable Care Act is in the news and on your minds, we will be co-hosting a presentation by Dr. Eric Walsh of the city’s Department of Public Health on this topic.  Dr.  Walsh, as you may know, is extremely well-versed in public health care and will share his broad experience in his comments.  We appreciate that this is a complex issue, and hope that you can join us for a chance to understand the act and its implications for you, your family, your business and your health.  Check this newsletter for more information.

And since it’s October, it must also be time for ArtNight Pasadena. The Library will participate again this year, offering a wonderful alternative for families.  A selection of musical acts, creative opportunities, and other artistic endeavors will greet you on October 11.  Be sure to mark your calendar to be here.

I want to also encourage your participation in another special event.  This one, sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library, is called “Beer, Brats, & Books,“ and it’s on  Friday, October 19.   It’s to be an evening of music, good food, good friends, and a great opportunity to support the Pasadena Public Library via The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library.  Tickets are a modest $45 and are available from any member of the Friends.  They’ve modeled the evening on a GermanBeerGarden and will host on the Library’s south patio—around the fountain.  We hope you can join us.  This is a first for us, and we’re eager to make it a success.

For those of you who watch the calendar, the OneCity, One Story committee has been hard at work since August.  Look for a big announcement in November.

I wish you a happy autumn and happy reading.  We’ll see you soon at one of the Pasadena Public Libraries!

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