Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

Nov 10, 2014

David FloresWe like our libraries.

According to the Pasadena Public Library, “the annual average number of library materials checked out per resident is 12, compared with the national average of 6.4 for cities with populations of over 100,000.”

Come celebrate “130 Years of Reading” at the Central Library on November 15th. Jumping Flea Circus, Theatre Americana, and folksinger Ross Altman will provide live music, a pictorial history of the library will be on display, and there will be a caricature artist, something called Mad @ PPL Discovery, and Pasadena Grows.

Children may enjoy games, a “cake walk,” face painting, storytelling, and magicians. For munchies, there will be free hot dogs, kettle korn, and lemonade.

Celebrating 130 Years of Reading
Saturday, Nov. 15th, noon-4:00 p.m.
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St.
Free event
Free parking behind Central Library and pkg. garage at Garfield & Corson
For more info, call 626-744-4066
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The Pasadena Central Library was dedicated in 1927, when renowned Southern California architect, Myron Hunt, turned over library keys to the City of Pasadena.

The 110,000 square foot Civic Center Landmark includes many special features such as extensive oak paneling, cork flooring, and oak and wrought iron furniture.

With the advent of new technologies, the Central Library was renovated to accommodate new advances. The renovation was accomplished without compromising the historic, aesthetic and architectural integrity of the building; the library is renowned for its functionality and beauty and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Ci.Pasadena.CA.US)





Historical postcard

Historical postcard


Photo of books, top right, by David Flores.



Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena