- Goooooaaaal! Books about SoccerLadies and gentlemen, we have our World Cup finalists! This Sunday will be the showdown between France and Croatia for the winner of the 2018 World Cup. If you’re already […]
- Dogs, Dogs, Dogs: Man’s Best Friend in LiteratureJoin us Saturday, June 30 to meet author Craig Grossi, and his four-legged friend, Fred. Craig will tell the story of how they met on an Afghan battlefield, and […]
- Steam: New Science Books2018 is the year of STEAM here at Pasadena Public Library; and across the City of Pasadena. We’re celebrating all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math related with lots […]
- Virtual Reality at the LibraryVirtual reality is a fast expanding field of technology with possible applications in both many industries and aspects of our everyday lives and it’s now available to experience at Pasadena […]
- Reality TVThis week marks 20 years since The Truman Show was released. In June 1998, we first sat down in theaters to watch a somewhat surreal story of a man (played by […]
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