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Actualizing Your Dream at ltdLIVE

Actualizing Your Dream at ltdLIVE

In the 1970′s, women burned bras, marched, and raised their voices, pushing their agenda for equality, led by the likes of Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan and Bella Abzug. Economic and social constraints slowly and eventually loosened, and women (who, let’s be real, have always had to forge their own way) said, watch out world, here we [...]

Unleash the Imagination!

Unleash the Imagination!

Birthday buckets, clay people, wish boxes, and a karaoke bumble bee rumble? Could these disparate elements possibly have something in common? Why, yes. They can all be found at Little Junebugs. Courtney Collins is co-owner and the creative director of Little Junebugs, a new children’s boutique and crafting studio. She says their goal is to [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/16/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/16/12

Hardcover Fiction Believing the Lie, Elizabeth George The Jaguar, T. Jefferson Parker Sisterhood of Dune, Brian Herbert Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson How It All Began, Penelope Lively The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey [...]

Grow It, Don’t Till It

Grow It, Don’t Till It

How about filling up on vegetables that are harvested when they’re at their peak of flavor, contain no pesticides, don’t raise your water bill, and are from a garden the size of a square foot. Yes, we said it: 12″ x 12.” No comprende? C’est impossible? Well then, we suggest you come and attend the [...]

Let Them Eat Cheeseburgers

Let Them Eat Cheeseburgers

Thank goodness for 16-year-old Lionel’s grilling error or else an American dietary staple would never have been born—the cheeseburger. Working at his father’s sandwich shop The Rite Spot circa 1924, young Lionel mistakenly dropped a piece of cheese onto a grilling hamburger. The nation owes the elder Mr. Sternberger a debt of gratitude for not [...]

Kidspace Celebrates MLK Jr.

Kidspace Celebrates MLK Jr.

The life and deeds of Martin Luther King Jr. changed America—it’s as simple as that. He was a man whose beliefs, mission and determination drove a revolution that forced our nation’s educational system, employers, eating establishments, transportation services—almost every aspect of every American’s life—to become more inclusive. Dr. King challenged our long-held beliefs, our culture [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/12

Hardcover Fiction Breakdown, Sara Paretsky Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James Dark Men, Derek Haas A Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Drop, Michael Connelly 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson 11/22/63, Stephen King The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Hardcover Non-Fiction Taking [...]

Paths to the Future

Paths to the Future

It feels like America may be heading towards a system we’ve only known to exist in Europe or Asia; schools establishing programs that lead their students on the path to a particular career. The concept here stretches beyond the directing of some students towards higher study and others towards technical schools. It’s a “pathway” system [...]

Begin 2012 With an Art Infusion

Begin 2012 With an Art Infusion

To start of the year with an inspiring, varied and solid dose of art, make sure you head over to the Pasadena Museum of California Art. This is the last week to catch four impressive exhibits: Roland Rice’s psychologically imbued miniature tableaux and his monumental life-size representation of a living room entitled The Castle of Perseverance [...]

But I Wanted a Gorilla!

But I Wanted a Gorilla!

Local illustrator and HP favorite Marla Frazee will be signing her new book Clementine and the Family Meeting along with author Sara Pennypacker at Vroman’s this Saturday, January 7th. Clementine (in her fifth book) is hoping the “agenda” of her family’s meeting might be announcing that they’re getting a gorilla, so imagine her alarm when the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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