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Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading
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We 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, […]

Mystery Lit Mash-Up

Mystery Lit Mash-Up

Unbound Productions likes interactive theater—Wicked Lit and History Lit—where the audience sits or stands feet, even inches from the action, able to feel the emotional energy, the very breath of the actors. Walking from here to there, from set to set, scene to scene. We loved the immediacy and immersion during HistoryLit, which held inside the […]

One City, One Story: Data Visualization

One City, One Story:  Data Visualization

Pasadena’s 2014 choice for One City, One Story is Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. It revolves around a young man who is out of work, begins to staff the midnight-to-8 shift at this fantastical bookstore, and ends up possibly dealing with immorality. Oh, and yes, there’s a secret code to break and an insider’s […]

Love Our Authors

Love Our Authors

You will be met in the great hall by six local publishing groups, such as Prospect Park Books that has published Lian Dolan’s Elizabeth the First Wife, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery series, Christine Moore’s Little Flower:  Recipes from the Cafe, Jennie Cook’s recently released Who Wants Seconds? cookbook, and Diane Lang’s whimsical Vulture Verses. Why such a dizzying array of talented works […]

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Pasadena

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Pasadena

Browse ebooks on business and finance like Blink by Malcolm Gladwell or Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman. A variety of non-fiction will be on hand, such as Heads in Beds and Barefoot in Paris; or Barbara Kingsolver’s biography Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Russell Freedman’s Lincoln:  A Photobiography. Ebooks and audio books on the law, technology and computer primers, […]

Mystery History No. 24

Mystery History No. 24

Where are we? What’s happening? In this 1883 photo, four women wait their turn in front of the Ferndale Gallery, Pasadena’s first photo studio (note the photographs on display). The business had been established the year before by George Weingarth, Pasadena’s first professional photographer. He was among the settlers who founded the Indiana Colony. In addition to portraits, […]

Dancing the Tunes

Dancing the Tunes

I am a woman of rich inner means, of hips which widen, and of feet which grown clumpier as the years go by. The word “dance” doesn’t call to me as it did in my younger years. At twelve, my twin Liz climbed out of a tree, swung into the back door of our twelve-room […]

Homelessness

Homelessness

Homelessness looks like how I’m feeling about me. Sometimes homelessness looks like I’ve got it all together and know how to present the Diva in me to the world. Yes, a homeless woman can be a diva on a good day. Then, homelessness can feel and look like “Chicken Little” as in the tale of […]

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst in an ebook written by participants in the Spring 2013 Courage to Write Writing Workshop led by author/instructor Esther Bradley-DeTally and held at La Pintoresca Branch Library. How about a taste of a Faukner-length sentence in “Toasting Relations” by Bradley-DeTally: The toast, more than slightly burned and twisted, rose with her […]

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

It’s the voice we hear in our head. “This is Shirley Jahad for Weekend Edition.” Kind of husky, in the throat, but tinged with a lyricism. The timber denotes a cool head, a sharp and curious mind—serious discussion looms on the horizon or an adventure is about to be undertaken. Saturday, July 27th, Pasadena Public Library‘s […]

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