Shauna

Anthony Bourdain June 25, 1956 - June 8, 2018

Today is June 25. It would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 65th birthday. We lost the celebrity chef, author and documentarian in 2018, just over 3 years ago. Bourdain was a […]

Photo of Stonehenge in silhouette, at sunset or sunrise, with sun shining through stones of the monument

Happy Summer! The Summer Solstice officially began, by NASA’s most scientific and accurate calculations, at 8:32 pm PDT on June 20 (Sunday night). This marks the longest day of the […]

array of book cover images mentioned in post. Decorative purpose only

We celebrated our final “Monday Lit” for Black History Month on February 22nd with a read-aloud from bestseller The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. We shared some other books that […]

Information, Entertainment: A Reading List for the Week of January 4, 2021

We’ve had a challenging week with Wednesday’s turmoil in Washington, DC. You may be the kind of person who is glued to your favorite news source, bleary-eyed and breathless with […]

Native American Heritage Month- Books By and About Native Americans

  We are celebrating National Native American Heritage Month in November.  Please check out our November Newsletter (page 40 or events calendar for our programs for all ages. Following are […]

Color image of Eddie Van Halen in shirt and jacket, with long hair. Image dates from 1993 by Alan Light, used under CC by 2.0 license from wikimedia.

Eddie Van Halen was born in Amsterdam in 1955; his family left the Netherlands in 1962 and settled in Pasadena. Eddie grew up here, attended Pasadena High School and Pasadena […]

Image of ceiling with pink, yelllow and purple papel picado hung in rays from central bright light-"Danza de Papel Picado by Eneas De Troya used under cc by 2.0 license without edit or adaptation

  The US celebrates the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans annually from September 15-October 15.  Special events and exhibitions commemorate and honor Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Visit […]

Cold Treats for Hot Days

Hot days call for cold treats. After school-at-home, post-dinner dessert, or a weekend cool down to accompany a run through the sprinklers? Try a recipe from one of the following […]

Wooden sign with "Hope" painted on it over a bouquet of yellow daisies. Hope by Gedalya AKA David Gott, used under CC 2.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Inspired in part by our One City One Story Summer Selection, Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts, and its story around The Wizard of Oz  and in part by the struggles we share […]

Illustration of books stacked by Jane Mount from Ideal Bookshelf visit her site at https://idealbookshelf.com for more information (used with permission from Jane Mount)

    Big topics, on all of our minds. There are some excellent resources available, as a place to start, or a way to continue listening and learning. The following […]