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March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Art Night

Explore, discover, experience STEAM at your Pasadena Public Library through science, technology, arts and music.

Comics Salon and Gallery
Writers and artists from the fields of comics, webcomics and graphic novels join us to talk about their creative work including; Mairghread Scott, Xanthe Bouma, Kim Dwinnell, Fabrice Sapolsky, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Javier Hernandez, Russell Nohelty, Madeleine Holly-Rosing, and folks from Hex-11, Wannabe Press and Humanoids Publishing. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Throughout the evening • Great Hall


Reiyukai America
Create a memory of ArtNight to take home with you.

6–9 p.m. • Great Hall/West


Pasadena Rose Poets

Be inspired by the poetry of these seasoned and emerging published poets, whose goal is to provide “poetry within reach in unexpected places.” They will read and perform their science related poetry.
Throughout the evening • Centennial Room

Crown City Chamber Players
Enjoy a variety of classical music performed by members of the Crown City Symphony.
Throughout the evening • Children’s Room

Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead

Documentary film directed by Joaquin Montalvan features interviews with some of the greatest minds in automotive, industrial, and film design. Travel through the film projects such as Blade Runner and TRON with those who made the dream a reality behind the scenes. Listen to Syd Mead recall his influences and life tales of working on some of the largest projects the world has ever undertaken.
6-8:15 p.m. • Donald Wright Auditorium

Rocketry at Caltech
Can you name the rocketeer who discovered Rocketry at Caltech, followed one of the rocketeers to Paris and became a kinetic artist?  Learn this and other fascinating facts from Erik M. Conway, author and historian at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Q & A following program.

8:30–9:30 p.m.  Donald Wright Auditorium

Science in the Artwork of Frida Kahlo
Before becoming an artist, Frida Kahlo was a Medicine student who changed careers after an accident that left her semi-paralyzed. However, Frida incorporated her Anatomy and Biology skills in her artwork, and the meticulous rendering of her health challenges in her art, is started to be recognized as a valuable contribution to Medicine. Dr. Gloria Arjona will discuss the science in the artwork of Frida Kahlo.
7-8:30 p.m. • Studio on 4th


Free parking is available in the north lot. Coffee and treats will be available for purchase at Espress Yourself Coffee Bar.

Purchase books at The Friends of the Library Book Sale and support the library at the same time.


March 9
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Central Library
285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101 United States
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