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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 [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/2/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/2/12

Hardcover Fiction Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Drop, Michael Connelly 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje Red Mist, Patricia Cornwell The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides [...]

Come Join the Parade!

Come Join the Parade!

There’s nothing like sitting in the front row—feet on the pavement, Norton Simon at your backside, picture-blue day, it’s 7:45 in the morning and you’ve already been up for three hours! It must be time for the Rose Parade. In case you missed it—in case you slept in, had a nice leisurely breakfast, read the [...]

Our Own Festival of Lights

Our Own Festival of Lights

We love lights. Any kind of lights: July 4th fireworks; firelight (indoors or out, fireplace or campfire); moonlight; sunlight (that’s a big one); the lights we hope to see one day, like the Aurora Borealis. And then there are Christmas lights. Walking our neighborhoods on Boxing Day, a sliver of a moon rises in the [...]

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Build a snowman in Southern Cal? Erect a fort and have a snowball fight? Make a snow angel? No way. Not even. Ah, but now you can. Kidspace is trucking in the white stuff to bring a little White Christmas cheer to our balmy location. Tons of imported snow will create a a winter wonderland [...]

Toys Are a Spark of Love

Toys Are a Spark of Love

Christmas morning and no gifts under the tree? Unfortunately, far too many children will experience just this scenario on Christmas morning, the day many of us will be celebrating with family, engulfed in wrapping paper, and opening boxes filled with wonderful surprises—expressions of the love that is all around us. What brings meaning to the [...]

Loving Our Trees

Loving Our Trees

Our city of Pasadena lost close to 1,100 trees during the hurricane-force windstorm. Additionally, some 70 trees were seriously damaged in local parks; their chances of survival are currently being assessed. The Pasadena Community Foundation is teaming up with Pasadena Beautiful Foundation and has established the Windstorm Tree Fund to raise money to buy and [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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