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Our Perfect Gift: A Book

Our Perfect Gift: A Book
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We dream of a bottomless gift card to Vroman’s, endless armfuls of books hauled from the many Little Free Libraries around (only to be replaced or shared again, of course), a 2-week vacation where we’re grounded, directed to sit and read and only read (it must be a command in order to prevent the ever-looming […]

My Mother’s Voice

My Mother’s Voice

“Becoming an orphan after losing her family in the Armenian Genocide, my mother took a chance that the man in the picture would make a good husband…” The Armenian Genocide was a planned campaign by the Young Turk government to annihilate the Christian Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Embarked upon in 1915, during WWI, […]

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Think of the formats we love:  books, 2-hour movies, serial TV dramas, blogs…the list goes on and on. All of these formats had to be invented. But how does that happen? How do new formats get started? And, how might a person participate in the process of “media invention”? To find out…join us. (Pasadena Public […]

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 – Celebrate!

Love Our Authors – Celebrate!

The Pasadena Public Library’s inaugural “Love Our Authors Celebration” was a wonderful success. The great hall was abuzz with local publishers and their authors such as Red Hen Press and the delightful Ron Koertge and Prospect Park Books with Christine Moore of Little Flower Cafe (who’s opening a new restaurant in May!) and Lian Dolan, […]

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, […]

The Courage to Write Workshop: Free!

The Courage to Write Workshop: Free!

Find your voice. Walk (write) through various modes of writing. Work, share, listen, learn, and play. Solicit your hutzpah and enroll in a hands-on workshop with author Esther Bradley-DeTally. Beginning Friday, September 20th, Esther will lead a free six-week writing workshop at La Pintoresca Branch Library. One of her groups just came out with an […]

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 […]

Commemorating the March on Washington

Commemorating the March on Washington

August 28th will be the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, three months before the assassination of President Kennedy. For this writer who was only a year old, the day most probably came and went with lots of napping, consuming and digesting, but for the mother of said […]

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