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NO NEED TO WAIT
FOR ELECTION DAY:                      The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. We need you to help us count!
                                       Soon, you will be asked to count everyone who lives at your address as of April 1, 2020. Your responses
Pasadenans can vote by
                                       are used to determine who federal funding is distributed to locally, redraw legislative districts and
mail Feb. 3 to March 3
                                       determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
during California’s 2020
Presidential Primary                   Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future and the future of our community,
Election. Save time and                state and country. Your answers inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities
drop off your ballot safely            nationwide, for clinics, services for the elderly and disabled, schools, roads and other local services.
and conveniently at your               Census data gives local community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community
local Pasadena Public                  centers, opening businesses and planning for the future.
Library during the library’s
regular business hours                 Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only
Feb. 3 through March 3.                be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in
                                       any way. The Census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or
                                       donations, or anything related.
PARTICIPATING
LIBRARIES ARE:                         Soon, every household in America will receive a notice to complete the Census online, by phone, or
Central Library                        by mail. You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex, and the number of people who live
285 E. Walnut St.                      at your address, including children. In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person
Hastings Branch Library                with households that have yet to respond.
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
                                       Thank you for helping everyone count. If you have any questions about the Census, please call
Hill Avenue Branch Library
                                       Ruben Martinez at (626) 744-7902 or visit: www.cityofpasadena.net/census/.
55 S. Hill Ave.
La Pintoresca Branch Library
1355 N. Raymond Ave.
                                       All Pasadena Public Libraries             CENTRAL LIBRARY
Linda Vista Branch Library             will be CLOSED in observance of:          Central Library will close Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. for
1281 Bryant St.                        Lincoln’s Birthday - Wednesday, Feb. 12   ArtNight preparations. The Library will reopen at 6 p.m. for ArtNight.
San Rafael Branch Library              Washington’s Birthday -
                                       Sunday & Monday, Feb. 16 & 17             All other Pasadena Public Libraries will remain open for their
1240 Nithsdale Rd.
                                                                                 regular business hours.



                                     INSIDE     STATE of the         Black       One City,      Special     Adults          Teens,        STEAM
             PASADENA                                                History     One Story      Events      Pages 6 & 7     Tweens &      & Films
             P U B L I C             THIS       LIBRARY 2019
                                                                     Month       & Artnight     Page 5                      Children      Pages 10 & 11
             L I B RA RY             ISSUE:     Page 2               Page 3      Page 4                                     Pages 8 & 9
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STATE of the LIBRARY 2019
                  2019 was rich with accomplishments, challenges, successes, changes
                  and new beginnings at the library.

                  BY THE NUMBERS



                  1.22 million                 120,158             134,744                    298                    232
                  library books,               customers           people attended            community              Pasadena
                  DVDs, databases              used a              5,174 library              organizations          community
                  and other                    computer.           workshops,                 partnered              groups
                  resources were               228,038             classes, programs,         with the               held 876
                  checked out and/             used the            special events             library on             meetings at
                  or electronically            Wi-Fi               and early learning         programs               a library site.
                  accessed.                    network.            sessions.                  and events.




    ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    The Libraries and Information Services Department (Pasadena Public Library/PPL) provides programs and services seven days
    a week at 10 locations throughout Pasadena, enhancing and enriching the lives of our residents.

      In 2019, PPL celebrated Neighborhood Science,                  In partnership with Huntington Hospital Community Outreach,
      engaging our community in real, hands-on science               Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Mental Health
      using state-of-the-art tools to explore our local              Advisory Committee and Day One, PPL offered free monthly
      atmosphere, biosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere.             health screenings, annual flu shot clinics, and programming
      Participants heard expert lectures, and observed and           and resources for Mental Health Day and Alzheimer’s and
      tracked precipitation, cloud formations, soil and the          Brain Awareness Month.
      migration patterns of hummingbirds. Our amateur
      scientists gained a better understanding of their              The department commemorated Black History Month, Asian
      environment then shared their data with others from            American and Pacific Islander Month, Educator Night, Financial
      around the world.                                              Literacy Month, Mental Health Day, Summer Reading, Hispanic
                                                                     Heritage Month, and National Coming Out Day. The Library also
      PPL received two Library Services and Technology               held two ArtNight celebrations at Central Library, Wild, Wild
      Act (LSTA) grants from the California State Library.           West in March and National Coming Out Day at Night in October.
      One provided funding for additional citizenship and
      immigration resources at Central Library and La Pintoresca     PPL presented two community read programs. The 17th annual
      and Villa Parke Branch Libraries, staff training from the      One City, One Story program featured In the Distance by author
      Department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services        Hernan Diaz (March) and The Ballad of Huck and Miguel by Tim
      (USCIS) to better assist patrons with the citizenship          DeRoche, illustrated by Daniel Gonzalez (summer) targeted adults
      process, and quarterly Citizenship Preparation Classes         and teens. The 4th annual Young Readers League program,
      at La Pintoresca Branch Library and Central Library. The       featured The Parker Inheritance by author Varian Johnson,
      second LSTA grant established seven early childhood            engaged tweens.
      hub sites, coordinated by the City's Office of the Young
      Child, as part of a network called Growing Together
      PASadena. Serving the PUSD school district area of             Pasadena hosted the annual California Library Association
      Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre, the hubs help             Conference. Three Pasadenans were recognized at the Conference
      families with children ages zero to five access services       Awards Gala: former Library Director Luis Herrera; former acting
      and the support they need to flourish, with a specific         Library Director and current Library Commissioner Robert Karatsu;
      focus on school readiness. The hubs are hosted by              and Pasadena Library Foundation Board Member Ann Longyear.
      established community organizations serving families
      with young children.                                           PPL kicked off the popular Pasadena Central Library Authors and
                                                                     their Journeys series and presented a Conversation with Author
                                                                     Michael Connelly discussing his new book, The Night Fire.

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Celebrating                              Black History Month
ART EXHIBITS
Celebrating Black History Month • February 1-29
CENTRAL LIBRARY                        HASTINGS BRANCH
100 Years of Service                   Observations in Black – A Pictorial Celebration of Black History Month
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority                 Featuring the photography of Alfred Haymond.
North Entry                            Reception • Thursday, Feb. 6 • 6-8 p.m.

Pasadena African-American Genealogy Group
Search out your heritage and recover the past with this dynamic
genealogy group.
Saturday, Feb. 1 • 2:30-5:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch

“Phunny Business: A Black Comedy”                                       Chocolate Storytime: Tales & Treats for Children
What do you get when you mix comedy, race and politics?                 Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and village building, featuring stories authored by
Producer, writer and director John Davies introduces a screening        and/or about African-Americans, read by Dr. Ayesha Randall. Have fun, make new friends
of "Phunny Business: A Black Comedy," a fast-talking, sharp-witted      and enjoy crafts. For ages 3+.
documentary which chronicles the rise and fall of All Jokes Aside,      Friday, Feb. 28 • 4 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch
Chicago’s first black-owned comedy club. This mostly unheralded
“star factory” impacted American pop culture in a huge way, giving      Black History Festival
early exposure to major talents like Steve Harvey, Dave Chappelle,      Saturday, Feb. 29 • Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium
Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Mo’Nique, Bernie Mac and more.                  1 p.m. • Partners to History: Martin Luther King,
Saturday, Feb. 15 • 2 p.m. • Allendale Branch                           Ralph David Abernathy & the Civil Rights Movement
                                                                        Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of the Rev. Ralph Abernathy will discuss her
Talking Drums                                                           book, Partners to History, a tribute and testament to the courage, strength, and
Storyteller Ina Buckner-Barnette presents African and African-          endurance of Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy and those involved in
American historical stories, folktales, poetry and songs to celebrate   the Civil Rights Movement. Men who stirred a nation with their moral fortitude.
Black History Month.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 • 1-1:45 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch                   2:30 p.m. • African American Poetry
                                                                        The Pasadena Rose Poets present African American Poetry from our ancestors, present-day
Negro Leagues Centennial Presentation                                   icons, and from their new book, Pasadena Rose Poets Poetry Collection 2019: Reflection.
Co-founder and current board member of the Negro Leagues                Resistance. Reckoning. Resurrection. Presented by Gerda Govine, Hazel Clayton Harrison,
Baseball Museum in Kansas City, author and historian Phil S. Dixon      Toni Mosley, Carla Sameth and Annette Won.
will discuss the history of the Negro Leagues. Dixon will also sign
copies of his books, The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour:         3:30 p.m. • 200 Years of Black Pioneers in Pasadena and Los Angeles
Race, Media and American’s National Pastime and Wilber “Bullet”          Many people don't realize how deep the roots the African American community has in
Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs.                                      Southern California. This talk explores the stories, some little known, of half a dozen
Saturday, Feb. 22 • 2-4 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch                      pioneering, local, individuals and communities:
                                                                         • The Pobladores, the original 1781 settlers of the Pueblo of Los Angeles, over half
                                                                           of whom had some African blood.
            Jazz Concert Celebrating Black History Month
                                                                         • Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, of African and Mestizo ancestry.
            Jazz duo Calvin Chiang and Sevan Kendir perform a
                                                                         • Biddy Mason, a midwife, who went from newly freed slave to one of the
            selection of jazz compositions by African-American
                                                                           largest commercial landowners in Los Angeles within 20 years.
            composers.
                                                                         • The original African American settlers of Pasadena, who quickly formed
            Saturday, Feb. 22 • 3:30 p.m. • Hill Avenue Branch
                                                                           a vibrant, tightly knit, community here by the early 1900s.
                                                                         • Paul R. Williams, the first licensed African American architect west of the
All Power to the People                                                    Mississippi, who built almost a thousand buildings throughout Los Angeles,
Black Panther Party members Henry “Hank” Jones and Gene                    including in and around Pasadena, among them mansions for stars such as
Washington will speak on the misunderstood history of the Black            Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Barbara Stanwyck.
Panther movement and the free programs they provided benefitting • Jackie Robinson, who starred in four sports at John Muir High School, PCC, and UCLA,
local communities. Both have been fighters for social justice, civil and and went on to become the first African American player in major league baseball.
human rights for most of their lives, establishing social, educational
and health care programs in the community for seniors, adults,           Presented by Dave Nufer, a program developer, researcher, and docent for Pasadena
families and youth. Jones joined the Black Panther Party for Self        Heritage and The LA Conservancy. He has previously given talks at the library on “Hispanic
Defense (original name) in 1967. Washington joined in 1970.              Influences on California Architecture,” and “The Asian Roots of Pasadena's Arts and
Tuesday, Feb. 25 • 3:30 p.m. • Hastings Branch                           Crafts Architecture.”

Tween Book Club Discusses One Crazy Summer                                                      A Conversation with Lynell George
Celebrate Black History Month by reading and discussing One Crazy                               Los Angeles-based journalist and essayist Lynell George will share
Summer by Rita Williams Garcia. The novel is about three sisters                                her insights on Los Angeles and sign copies of her new book After/
visiting their mother in Oakland, California, and attending a day                               Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame, a collection of her essays,
camp run by the Black Panthers during the summer of 1968.                                       evocative photographs, profiles and reportage focused on her
For ages 9-13. To sign up, call (626) 744-7262.                                                 native city.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 • 4:30 p.m. • Hastings Branch                                                  Saturday, Feb. 29 • 2 p.m. • Allendale Branch



                  All Pasadena Public Library programs and events listed in this newsletter are free and open to the public.
Our programs and events are extremely popular. Space is limited and registration may be required. Check program and event listings for details.
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2 0 2 0 O N E C I T Y, O N E S TO RY

                                                    THE SECRETS WE KEPT
                                                    Thursday, March 5 • 7 p.m.
                                                    Pasadena Central Library/Great Hall • 285 E. Walnut St.

                                                    Pick up a 2020 One City, One Story brochure in mid-February or visit http://cityofpasadena.
                                                    libguides.com/onecityonestory to learn about upcoming community activities planned in
                                                    celebration of this year’s book selection, The Secrets We Kept by author Lara Prescott. Events
                                                    include book discussions, programs, films and more. Join us as Pasadena Public Library Director
                                                    Michelle Perera welcomes author Lara Prescott to discuss her book. The Secrets We Kept.
                                                    A question-and-answer session with the audience will follow. Prescott’s book will be available
                                                    for sale and signing following the program. No tickets required. Event parking is available.


    One City, One Story is sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library and the Pasadena Literary Alliance.




    Friday, March 13 • 6-10 p.m. • Central Library

    Celebrating Women
    Celebrate women and their accomplishments throughout history,
    especially winning the right to vote 100 years ago, with theatrical
    performances, music, author presentations, poets and crafts.

    Graphic Novel Salon & Gallery                                                   Pass the Gavel Boys, We’ve Won the Vote!
    Throughout the evening • Reading Wing                                           Theatre Americana presents a musical performance
                                                                                    in honor of the 100-year anniversary of women
    Pasadena Rose Poets                                                             winning the right to vote. Join us for this
    Poets from Pasadena/Altadena and Los Angeles areas celebrate women.             celebratory evening of humorous and
    Throughout the evening • Centennial Room                                        memorable entertainment. And if
                                                                                    you think women are theatrical,
    Celebrate Women Authors                                                         you should see the men in
    Angel City Press authors April Dammann, author of Corita Kent. Art and          this performance.
    Soul. The Biography and Michele Asselin, author of Clubhouse Turn: The          6:30 & 8:30 p.m.
    Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track from will discuss their books and         Donald Wright Auditorium
    their writing journeys. Books will be available for sale and signing.
    7 p.m. (April Dammann) & 8 p.m. (Michele Asselin) • Reference Wing
                                                                                    Free parking is available in
    Crown City Chamber Players                                                      the north lot.
    Enjoy a variety of classical music performed by members of the
    Crown City Symphony.                                                            Purchase books at
    Throughout the evening • Children’s Room                                        The Friends of the Library
                                                                                    Book Sale and support the
    Reiyukai America                                                                library at the same time.
    Create a memory of ArtNight to take home with you.
    6-9 p.m. • Great Hall                                                           Check out Library materials and
                                                                                    register for library cards at the
                                                                                    Circulation Desk.




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FAMILIES
Valentine’s Day Crafts                                                                        Lunar New Year
Hill Gets Crafty: Heart-Shaped Animal Valentine’s Day cards                                   Celebrate Lunar New Year –
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making an adorable heart-shaped                                  The Year of the Rat
animal card for someone special or for yourself. All materials                                Join us for an interactive storytime, crafts and a
provided.                                                                                     special surprise as we commemorate Lunar New Year.
Thursday, Feb. 13 • 3:30 p.m. • Hill Avenue Branch                                            Wednesday, Feb. 19 • 3:30 p.m. • Hastings Branch

Valentine’s Bracelets                                                                         Dr. Seuss Birthday
Stop by and create a special bracelet as a Valentine’s Day gift for your mom,                 T-Shirt Painting
sibling or friends. Spell out their name or make matching friendship bracelets                Join us for a special t-shirt painting party celebrating Dr. Seuss’
to celebrate a special day with someone you love. For ages 5+. All materials                  birthday. All materials provided. To sign up, call (626) 744-6510.
provided.                                                                                     Monday, March 2 • 4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch
Thursday, Feb. 13 • 3:30 p.m. • San Rafael Branch
                                                                                              St. Patrick’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Craft Day                                                                   Rainbows & Gold!
Come celebrate the day by making crafts and valentines for the special people                 Turn an ordinary paper plate into a wondrous, twirling rainbow –
in your life. All materials provided.                                                         with a pot of gold at the end! All materials provided.
Thursday, Feb. 13 • 4 p.m. • Hastings Branch                                                  Wednesday, March 11 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina Branch

Valentine’s Day Word Puzzle                                                                   Hill Get Crafty: Fingerprint Art
Join us for an afternoon of fun, solving puzzles before your evening Valentine’s              Our fingerprints are part of what makes us unique. They also can be used to
dinner. All materials provided.                                                               create beautiful works of art. Join us and make one-of-a-kind art pieces using
Friday, Feb. 14 • 2 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch                                                 our fingerprints. All materials provided.
                                                                                              Thursday, March 12 • 3:30 p.m. • Hill Avenue Branch
Valentine Fun
Make a Valentine just for fun or to give to someone special! For all ages.                    Movimiento: Latin Social Dance Workshop
All materials provided.                                                                       Join multimedia artist, Jose Richard Aviles, in an outdoor Latin social dance
Friday, Feb. 14 • 3:30 p.m. • Santa Catalina Branch                                           workshop. All bodies and all levels of dance are welcome.
                                                                                              Wednesday, March 25 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch




    SPECIAL EVENTS                                                                                       Educator Night
    Author Talk – Born Criminal:                                                                         Pasadena Public Library invites preschool-12th grade educators
    Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist                                                              who teach in Pasadena or live in Pasadena and teach elsewhere to
    Biographer Angelica Shirley Carpenter describes                                                      Educator Night. This is an opportunity for us to say “thank you”
    the life of Matilda Joslyn Gage, an author, leader                                                   for all you do to inspire, challenge and engage students to learn,
    and organizer for the first 50 years of the women’s                                                  discover and grow. Please join us for dinner, learn about our
    movement. Unlike her colleagues Susan B. Anthony                                                     free resources for teachers, librarians and students, chat with
    and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gage believed in equal                                                   our librarians and take home a tote bag and book to share with
    rights for all, regardless of race, sex or class.                                                    your class.
    After Gage died in 1898, her so-called friends
    wrote her out of history. One author who did not forget her was                                      This is a special invitation for Pasadena preschool-12th grade
    her son-in-law, L. Frank Baum, who described a strong American heroine in his most                   educators only. Librarians and school administrators are also
    famous book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With historical and contemporary photos                     welcome. In order for us to welcome the most educators possible,
    and speeches by Gage herself (played by Caitlin Masters), Carpenter provides a history               we are not able to accommodate any guests.
    of the women’s movement, seen through the eyes of a woman who helped shape it.                       Monday, Feb. 24 • 5-7 p.m.
    Books will be available for sale and signing following the program.                                  Central Library/Studio on 4th
    Saturday, Feb. 15 • 3 p.m. • Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium                                RSVP: http://pasadena.evanced.info/signup




MENTAL HEALTH
Peer Mentoring for Young Adults                                                                                       Reducing
Going through a tough time? Need help finding your own place,                                                         Stress Through
clothing, food, a job, or just need someone to talk to? We might                                                      Meditation
be able to help! Drop in and connect with us. For ages 18-25.                                                         Join long-time
Sponsored by the Pasadena Public Health Department and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.                meditation practitioner
Thursdays • 4:30-6 p.m. • Central Library/4th Floor Conference Room                                                   Doug Frankel for a
                                                                                                                      lively presentation
                                                                                                                      on the power of
Family Dynamics & Adolescence                                                                                         meditation in reducing
Middle-schoolers are figuring out who they are, and are beginning to experiment in social situations.                 stress, along with a
A sense of belonging and identity is essential for navigating the teen years. Having a strong personal                short meditation
relationship with their caregiver is an essential constant in their life as everything else (body, school, friends,   session.
etc.) is changing. Discover day-to-day strategies that can help you strengthen family relationships, form a           Saturday, March 14 • 11 a.m.
family identity and promote a child’s sense of belonging. This workshop will cover a series of five sessions.         Hill Avenue Branch
Refreshments provided. Children are welcome. To sign up, call (626) 744-7268.
Thursdays, Feb. 27-March 26 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch



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BY THE BOOK
    For book selections, contact the branch libraries listed below.
                                                                                             Pasadena Readers Book Club
                                                                                             Dr. Merry Pawlowski, emeritus professor of English at California
    Great Literature and Discussion Group
                                                                                             State University, Bakersfield, will lead a book discussion on Age of
    Call (626) 744-7266 for the upcoming reading schedule.
                                                                                             Innocence by Edith Wharton (February) and on the One City, One
    Mondays (except Feb. 17) • 11 a.m. • Lamanda Park Branch
                                                                                             Story selection The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott (March).
                                                                                             To sign up, email creeder@cityofpasadena.net then pick up a copy
    iBook Club of Pasadena
                                                                                             of the book at the Front Desk’s Will Call shelf.
    “New Adult” readers in their 20s and 30s, including participants
                                                                                             Mondays, Feb. 24 & March 16 • 3-4:30 p.m.
    using speech–generating devices, are welcome to discuss the
                                                                                             Central Library/Studio on 4th
    One City, One Story selection The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
    in March. To sign up, call (626) 351-7571.
                                                                                             West Pasadena Book Discussion Group
    Tuesdays, Feb. 4 & March 3 • 2-4 p.m. • Hastings Branch
                                                                                             Discuss the One City, One Story selection The Secrets We Kept by
                                                                                             Lara Prescott.
    Book Chit Chat
                                                                                             Saturday, March 21 • 11 a.m. • San Rafael Branch
    Discuss the One City, One Story selection The Secrets We Kept
    by Lara Prescott on March 3.
    Tuesdays, Feb. 4 & March 3 • 6:30 p.m. • Hastings Branch

    Allendale Book Discussion Group
    Author Chip Jacobs will join us in February as we discuss Arroyo. Discuss
    the One City, One Story selection The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott in March.                                  Book Us! For Help
    Saturdays, Feb. 8 & March 7 • 10:30 a.m. • Allendale Branch                                                       with all your Special
    Hill Avenue Book Discussion Group                                                                                 Research Questions
    Discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
                                                                                                                         Specialists are available to meet with you
    (February) and the One City, One Story selection The Secrets We Kept by Lara
                                                                                                                         one-on-one for uninterrupted assistance
    Prescott (March).
                                                                                             with your research questions in a variety of subjects. Make a BOOK US!
    Saturdays, Feb. 22 & March 21 • 10:30 a.m. • Hill Avenue Branch
                                                                                             appointment at cityofpasadena.net/library/questions-help/. Skip the
                                                                                             line and meet with reference staff when it is most convenient for you.
    Rave Reviews
                                                                                             The service is available at Central Library to Pasadena Public Library
    Mondays, Feb. 24 & March 23 • 2 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch
                                                                                             card holders who live or work in Pasadena (except for Pasadena
                                                                                             history-related requests).




                                                                         Winter 2020
                                                                         Central Library/
                                                                         Donald Wright Auditorium
                                            Author Elizabeth Pomeroy
                                            Glen Dawson, Mountaineer and Bookman
                                            This volume explores the many facets of Glen Dawson's incredible life, including his family, business,
                                            publications and support of organizations and institutions. Born seven years after his father opened Ernest
                                            Dawson's Antique Book Shop in downtown Los Angeles in 1905, Dawson was mentored by his father and
                                            fueled by his own determination. The young Dawson rose to prominence in two very different spheres. As
                                            a partner at Dawson's Book Shop for 60 years, he was influential in rare book circles and as an avid climber
                                            and lifelong world traveler, he achieved dozens of mountaineering first ascents.

                                            Pomeroy is a California native who served on the staff of the Huntington Library for 10 years, worked at the
                                            W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles and taught English at Pasadena City College. She established Many
                                            Moons Press in 2000, which publishes books on Southern California history and nature. She is also the
                                            author of the book San Marino: A Centennial History.
                                            Thursday, Feb. 6 • 7 p.m.


                                            Authors Michael Werner and Peter Eisenhardt
                                            More Things in the Heavens
                                            A sweeping tour of the infrared universe as seen through the eyes of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope
                                            Astronomers have been studying the heavens for thousands of years, but until recently much of the
                                            cosmos has been invisible to the human eye. Launched in 2003, the Spitzer Space Telescope has brought
                                            the infrared universe into focus as never before. Michael Werner and Peter Eisenhardt are among the
                                            scientists who worked for decades to bring this historic mission to life. Here is their inside story of how
                                            Spitzer continues to carry out cutting-edge infrared astronomy to help answer fundamental questions that
                                            have intrigued humankind for time immemorial: Where did we come from? How did the universe evolve?
                                            Are we alone? Join us for a thrilling look at how infrared astronomy is aiding the search for exoplanets and
                                            extraterrestrial life and transforming our understanding of the history and evolution of our universe.

    Werner is a senior research scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He has been the lead scientist
    for the Spitzer Space Telescope since 1984. He lives in Pasadena. Eisenhardt is a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
    He received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his work on Spitzer. He lives in Altadena.
    Thursday, Feb. 27 • 7 p.m.

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DISCOVERY CLASSES                                                                             HISTORY
                                                                                              Pasadena African-American Genealogy Group
                                                                                              Search out your heritage and recover the past with this dynamic
CREATIVE ARTS                                                                                 genealogy group.
Art a la Carte                                                                                Saturdays, Feb. 1 & March 7 • 2:30-5:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch
Artist Lorrie Shriner teaches drawing, watercolor and collage techniques.
Beginners welcome. Please bring your own watercolor and art supplies.
Wednesdays (except Feb. 12) • 2 p.m. • San Rafael Branch                                      LANGUAGE
                                                                                              Beginning & Intermediate English Classes
The Courage to Write Writing Workshop                                                         Mondays (except Feb. 17) • 3-4:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch
Find your voice with published author Esther Bradley-DeTalley, as she walks you through
the process of writing in this hands-on six-week workshop. No prior experience necessary.     Spanish Conversation Group
To sign up, call (626) 744-7268.                                                              Thursdays • 12:45-3 p.m. • San Rafael Branch
Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 6 & 13 • 1-3 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch

                                                                                              LAW
GAMES
                                                                                              LA Law Librarian in Law Room
American Mah Jongg Club                                                                       This free weekly service with legal research
Join this intermediate group of players for an afternoon of the wildly popular game,          specialists (not attorneys) will help you answer
Mah Jongg.                                                                                    legal questions. Provided by LA Law Library.
Thursdays • 12:30-3 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th                                      Thursdays • 1-5 p.m. • Central Library/Law Room

                                                                                              QuickLook: Estate Probate & Trusts
                              GARDENING                                                       Presented by the LA Law Library.
                              Pasadena Grows: Container Gardening                             Thursday, Feb. 20 • 1-1:45 p.m. • Central Library/Law Room
                              for Small Spaces
                              No space? No problem! Master Gardener Yvonne Savio will         QuickLook: Custody & Child Support
                              discuss the various elements to consider in containers and      Presented by the LA Law Library.
                              small space gardens.                                            Thursday, March 19 • 1-1:45 p.m. • Central Library/Law Room
                              Saturday, Feb. 8 • 10:30 a.m. • Hill Avenue Branch


Pasadena Grows: Los Angeles County Arboretum Library Tour
Los Angeles County Arboretum Librarian Susan Eubank will lead a tour of the library,
which contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California
                                                                                              BUSINESS SERVICES
native plant life and environmental issues. This tour is free. We will meet at the entrance
                                                                                              SCORE Small Business Counseling
to the Arboretum at 10:30 a.m. RSVP required. To sign up, call (626) 744-7264.
                                                                                              Free one-on-one counseling provided by business professionals to anyone
Saturday, March 7 • 10:30 a.m. • Hill Avenue Branch
                                                                                              operating a small business or thinking of starting one. Appointments are
                                                                                              a must; to sign up, call (626) 744-7351.
HEALTH & FITNESS                                                                              Tuesdays • Central Library/4th Floor Conference Room
Lip Reading and Memory Enhancement                                                            Pasadena Small Business Owners Networking Group
Wednesdays (except Feb. 12) • 1-3 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch                                  Increase your business knowledge, meet other local business people and
                                                                                              practice your 30-second “elevator introduction.” Sign up @ www.meetup.
Free Health Screening                                                                         com/Pasadena-Small-Biz-Network.
Registered nurses from Huntington Hospital provide free blood pressure and blood sugar        Thursdays, Feb. 6 & 20, March 5 & 19 • noon-2 p.m.
screenings, referrals and health education. A two-hour (minimum) fasting time period is       La Pintoresca Branch
required before blood sugar testing.
Wednesdays, Feb. 5 & March 4 • 10 a.m.-noon • Central Library/Great Hall                      FWDB Mobile Training Unit
                                                                                              The Foothill Workforce Development Board Mobile Training Unit (FWDB)
Zumba Class                                                                                   provides services to job seekers, including computers, printers and
Zumba is a great way to lose weight, tone up, increase cardio strength, improve               compact office space. The agency provides on-the spot training and recruit-
coordination, gain self-esteem and feel happy! Beginners are welcome.                         ment access for employers and the community.
Saturdays, Feb. 8 & 22, March 14 & 28 • 11 a.m. • Lamanda Park Branch                         Wednesdays, Feb. 19 & March 18 • 9 a.m.-noon • La Pintoresca Branch


DIGITAL LITERACY
Pasadena Public Library and the Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department have joined together to provide a broad range of
computer and technology offerings for our community. Classes are listed below. Registration may apply. All classes are free unless noted.
Open Computer Lab Time                                                                                 LEGO® Robotics
Use our computer to research the Foundation Directory Online, create your resume, search for jobs      Program inventions that come to life! Take one of America's
and research and apply for government programs. Computer time may be limited based on demand.          favorite toys to the next level with LEGO® robotics. In this class,
Monday-Friday (except Feb. 12 & 17) • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch                             boys and girls design and configure a variety of creations using
                                                                                                       LEGO® blocks, batteries and motors. The possibilities for imagi-
Computer Classes                                                                                       nation and fun are endless! For ages 7-12. For information, call
This hands-on, bilingual class is designed as an introduction                                          (626) 744-6530. To sign up, visit cityofpasadena.net/reserve
to build your comfort and skill with computers. You do not                                             or stop by any Pasadena community center.
need to own a computer to attend. From hardware to                                                     Saturdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 29 • 10-11:30 a.m.
software, the Internet and email to word processing, this                                              Villa-Parke Community Center • 363 E. Villa St.
class will help make your computer experience more enjoyable
and productive. For ages 50+. For information, call                                                    Computer Pals
(626) 744-6530. To sign up, visit cityofpasadena.net/reserve                                           Learn basic computer skills, how to create an email account,
or stop by any Pasadena community center.                                                              and how to use software for personal projects or homework
Mondays, Jan. 6-Feb. 24 • 12:30-2 p.m. (except Feb. 17)                                                assignments. Open for all ages.
Villa-Parke Community Center • 363 E. Villa St.                                                        Saturdays, Feb. 8 & 22, March 7 & 21 • 10-11:30 a.m.
Fridays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28 • 1:15-2:45 p.m.                                                              La Pintoresca Branch
Jackie Robinson Community Center • 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
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TWEENS
                                                                                                                   BOOKS & MORE
                                                                                                                   Read Around the World
                                                                                                                   Join this book club for those
    TEEN SCENE                                                                                                     whose hearts and minds know
                                                                                                                   no borders. Each month we will travel via book
                                                                                                                   to another place, chat about the book then do
    CREATIVE ARTS                                            Teen Game Days                                        an art project or craft. In February we’ll discuss
                                                             Join us for board games and video games on            The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and make wind-powered
    Build a Bear                                             the Nintendo Switch and/or Xbox. Must play
    Stuff your own toy bear and make its clothes                                                                   racers. For March we will decorate mugs with Danish designs
                                                             well with others. For teens only.                     and discuss When Mischief Came To Town. Pick up a “pass-
    using no-sew methods. All materials provided.            Fridays, Feb. 21 & March 20 • 4-5:30 p.m.
    For teens only. Sign up at http://pasadena.                                                                    port” from the Central Library’s Children’s Desk and bring it
                                                             Central Library/4th Floor Conference Room             with you to our meetings. Attend four out of six meetings and
    evanced.info/signup.
    Monday, March 9 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.                                                                               you’ll earn a free book of your choice. For ages 9-12. To sign
    Central Library/Studio on 4th                                                                                  up, call (626) 744-4066, option 4.
                                                             ISSUES TODAY                                          Thursdays Feb. 13 & March 26 • 5:30-7 p.m.
                                                             Youth Network                                         Central Library/Children’s Story Room
    GAMES                                                    Teens: we need your opinions. Show up and
                                                             discuss topics of interest to youth in the            Tween Book Club
    & MORE                                                   community and/or participate in the training.         Celebrate Black History Month
    Video Game Club                                          Great for those who are interested in civic           by reading and discussing
    The Ultimate Smash                                       engagement and want to gain leadership                One Crazy Summer by
    experience is here!                                      skills and public speaking experience. For            Rita Williams Garcia
    With multiple setups of                                  ages 12-18. To sign up, email Jane Gov at             (February). Join us as we
    Smash Ultimate, light snacks,                            jgov@cityofpasadena.net.                              discuss Wishtree by Katherine
    and plenty of people to interact with, you’re            Wednesdays, Feb. 5 & March 4 • 4-5:30 p.m.            Applegate (March). For ages
    sure to find the perfect balance of fun and              Central Library/Studio on 4th                         9-13. To sign up, call
    competition! Take on new rivals here weekly                                                                    (626) 744-7262.
    and learn advanced tricks from all our veteran                                                                 Tuesdays, Feb. 25 & March 24
    members! Drop by and be part of the                      VOLUNTEERS                                            4:30 p.m. • Hastings Branch
    experience! For ages 14+.                                Teen Volunteer Opportunity
    Mondays (except Feb. 17) • 3:30-5:30 p.m.                Help out at the library. Earn community
    Hastings Branch                                          service hours. Gain leadership skills and work        STEAM
                                                             experience. Great for resumes and college             STEAM Team Club
    Switch Hour at Santa Catalina                            applications. For more information and to             Explore STEAM concepts through creative, innovative
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate is finally here! Stop          download an application visit cityofpasadena.         projects based on fun STEAM-related challenges.
    by for an afternoon of gaming on the Nintendo            net/library/teens/teen-volunteers/.                   For ages 9-13. To sign up, call (626) 744-7262.
    Switch! For teens only.                                                                                        Wednesday, March 11 • 4 p.m. • Hastings Branch
    Tuesdays, Feb. 4 & March 3 • 4-5:30 p.m.
    Santa Catalina Branch




    LIBRARY KIDS
    BOOKS & MORE                                                                CREATIVE ARTS                                               HOMEWORK HELP
    Barks & Books                                                               Coloring for President’s Day                                After-school Homework Help
    Children spend time reading to a gentle,                                    Let your creativity shine through. Join us for an           Need help with your homework or
    well-trained dog who loves hearing stories.                                 afternoon of fun and relaxing coloring, then check          practice reading? Drop by the library
    Presented by Pasadena Humane Society volunteers.                            out books on the U. S. Presidents.                          and one of our volunteers can help.
    Saturdays, Feb. 8 & March 14 • 1 p.m. • Santa Catalina Branch               Tuesday, Feb. 11 • 2-4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch
    Mondays, Feb. 10 & March 9 • 4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch                                                                                • For students in grades K–5
    Tuesdays, Feb. 18 & March 10 • 3:30 p.m. • Hastings Branch                  Pressing Art: Printing & Carving Workshops                    Mondays & Wednesdays
    Tuesdays, Feb. 25 & March 24 • 3:30 p.m. • Hill Avenue Branch               Learn how to sketch, transfer images, carve and sketch        (except Feb. 12 & 17)
    Monday, March 16 • 3 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch                            using printmaking techniques. All materials provided.         3:30–5:30 p.m.
                                                                                For ages 5+.                                                  Hastings Branch
    Lucha Libros                                                                Mondays, Feb. 24 & March 23 • 12:30-2 p.m.
    Lucha Libros Battle #3                                                      La Pintoresca Branch                                        • For students in grades K-10
    Second grade reading warriors, get ready to answer questions about                                                                        Mondays, Tuesdays,
    the book, Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarett J. Krosoczka.      Coloring for St. Patrick’s Day                                Wednesdays & Thursdays
    Every correct answer earns you points for prizes! If you are not yet        Have fun coloring all things green for St. Patrick’s Day.     (except Feb. 12 & 17,
    registered for Lucha Libros, register at the Central Library Children’s     Tuesday, March 17 • 2-4 p.m. • Villa Parke Branch             March 30 & 31)
    Desk or by calling (626) 744-4066 option 4.                                                                                               2:30–5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 6 • 6:15-7:30 p.m.                                                                                                         La Pintoresca Branch
    Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium                                    ENGINEERING
                                                                                Let’s Go LEGO®                                              • For students
                                                                                This is a fun “free-play” program where children are          in grades K-8
                                                                                provided with an open-ended prompt to encourage               Tuesdays
                                                                                imaginative building and playing with LEGO®s and              4-6 p.m.
                                                                                Duplos. For ages 2-10.                                        Central Library/
                                                                                Tuesdays, Feb. 11 & 25, March 10 & 24                         Children’s Room
                                                                                3-4:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch



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EARLY LEARNERS
CREATIVE ARTS                                                                                                   Tummy Time
                                                                                                                Play with your baby as they develop
Infant Toddler Music Fun                                                                                        their motor skills. For ages up to
Enjoy original bilingual Spanish/English songs performed by Nathalia.                                           15 months.
Tuesday, March 10 • 10-11 a.m. • Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium                                       Tuesday, Feb. 25 • 10:30-11 a.m.
                                                                                                                La Pintoresca Branch
HEALTH & FITNESS                                                                                                Toddler Zumba
Baby Playtime                                                                                                   Have fun with your toddler as they jump, dance, spin
Bring your toddlers to play with toys, listen to music, interact with other children and color.                 and somersault all to the beat of the music. For ages
For ages up to 3 years.                                                                                         16 months to three years.
Wednesdays • 11:30-12:30 p.m. • San Rafael Branch                                                               Monday, March 16 • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Fridays • 10:30 a.m.-noon • Villa Parke Branch                                                                  La Pintoresca Branch
Thursdays, Feb. 6 & March 5 • 10-noon • Hill Avenue Branch

Baby Gym                                                                                                        STEAM
Spend an hour playing with your child at the library! Meet other parents                                        Preschool STEAM
and have fun with baby. Enjoy different activities to stimulate motor,                                          Join us as we have fun exploring and discovering with
visual and language skills. For ages up to 24 months.                                                           science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics
Mondays, Feb. 10 & March 9 • 10 a.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th                                            (STEAM)! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy
Thursdays, Feb. 20 & March 19 • 3:30-4:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch                                            in. For ages 2-6.
                                                                                                                Mondays, Feb. 24 & March 23 • 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                Central Library/Studio on 4th



EARLY LITERACY
                                                                         TUESDAYS
CENTRAL LIBRARY                                                          For Preschoolers
Infant & Toddler Storytime                                               10:30 a.m. • Hill Avenue Branch
SPRING REGISTRATION: Tuesday, March 24                                   10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park Branch
(Session runs March 31-May 19)                                           10:30 a.m. • Villa Parke Branch

Each Central Library storytime is limited to 25 children and 25          WEDNESDAYS (except Feb. 12)
adults. Children can be registered for one program time only.            For Preschoolers
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. No proxy            10:30 a.m. • Allendale Branch
registrations are allowed.                                               10:30 a.m. • Santa Catalina Branch
                                                                         (except Feb. 12, March 18 & 25)
9 a.m. PRIORITY REGISTRATION in person for Pasadena                      10:45 a.m. • Hastings Branch
                                                                         11 a.m. • San Rafael Branch
                                                                                                                                        Se n s o ry
residents. Please bring your Pasadena Public Library card or
a driver’s license to verify your Pasadena address and receive
priority registration.                                                   Léeme un Cuento
                                                                         (except Feb. 12 & March 25)
11 a.m. OPEN REGISTRATION in person.                                     Spanish Storytime/Hora de cuentos en español
                                                                         4 p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch
                                                                                                                                            Storytime
noon     OPEN REGISTRATION by telephone at                                                                                           If your child has difficulty sitting
(626) 744-4066, option 4.                                                THURSDAYS
                                                                         STEAM Storytime                                             through one of the library’s
                                                                         For Babies to Preschoolers                                  traditional storytimes, this program
If you arrive at the library prior to 9 a.m. on registration day,                                                                    may be just what you are looking
please follow the directional signs to the ramp on the west side         Learn about and explore the world through stories,
                                                                         songs, fingerplays, dancing and crafts.                     for! Designed for preschool-age
of the building and wait there.                                                                                                      children with autism and sensory
                                                                         Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. • La Pintoresca Branch
                                                                                                                                     challenges, it combines books,
                                                                         For Infants/Toddlers                                        songs, movement, sensory play
STORYTIMES                                                               10:30 a.m. • Lamanda Park Branch                            and therapeutic activities that
                                                                                                                                     incorporate the five senses.
CENTRAL LIBRARY                                                          For Preschoolers
                                                                         10:30 a.m. • Linda Vista Branch                             Because a small group setting
Infant & Toddler Storytime                                                                                                           is part of what makes Sensory
Winter Session • Jan. 14-March 3                                         SATURDAYS                                                   Storytime effective and engaging,
Spring Session • March 31-May 19                                         For Preschoolers                                            registration is required. To sign up,
                                                                         10 a.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room             call Marie Plug at (626) 744-4027
TUESDAYS                                                                                                                             or Cherie Johnston at
9:20 a.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room                        MONTHLY/SPECIAL STORYTIMES                                  (626) 744-7266.
(Infants up to 17 months)                                                Mandarin Storytime                                          Saturdays, Feb. 1 & 15,
Pre-registration required.                                               Wednesdays, Feb. 19 & March 18 • 3:30 p.m.                  March 14 & 28 • 10-11 a.m.
10 & 11 a.m. • Central Library/Children’s Story Room                     Hastings Branch                                             Lamanda Park Branch
(Toddlers 18-36 months)
Pre-registration required.                                               Chocolate Storytime: Tales & Treats
                                                                         for Children
WEEKLY STORYTIMES                                                        Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and village
MONDAYS                                                                  building, featuring stories authored by and/or about
Marvelous Mondays                                                        African-Americans, read by Dr. Ayesha Randall. Have
For Families                                                             fun, make new friends and enjoy crafts. For ages 3+.
7 p.m. • Hastings Branch (except Feb. 17)                                Fridays, Feb. 28 & March 27 • 4 p.m.
                                                                         La Pintoresca Branch
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FOR TEENS & ADULTS
     @ Central Library
       Innovation Lab
       Explore our Innovation Lab and create using the lab’s 3D printers, computers with software for 3D printing design, sewing machine,
       embroidery machine, laser cutter and Carvey. Users must have a valid Pasadena Public Library card in good standing to use the lab
       during open hours. Users must also complete and sign the Innovation Lab User Agreement and attend an orientation before using
       the lab. For more information about equipment and upcoming orientations and workshops, visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net/steam.
       Orientations: Mondays (except Feb. 17) • 5 p.m. & Saturdays • noon
       Open Hours: Mondays (except Feb. 17) & Saturdays • 1-5 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays • 4-8 p.m.


                           Get Real! Virtual Reality @ PPL
                           Come on in and give Virtual Reality (VR) a try! We have Oculus Rift Touch–a virtual reality visor and handsets
                           for the full VR experience. Walk on Mars, visit the International Space Station, do some guided meditation, or
                           try any of our many other available VR experiences. We’ve got something for everyone! (Each session will be
                           at least 15 minutes in length, depending on attendance). A signed waiver is required to use the equipment.
                           Thursdays • 2-4 p.m. • 4th Floor Creativity Room


       Create a Laser Cut Collage
       Use our iLab to combine technology and art into a beautiful collage. Our laser cutter allows you to cut silhouettes for your multi-
       layered artwork. Basic materials are provided but feel free to supplement with your own. For ages 13+ who have successfully
       completed the Innovation Lab orientation. To sign up, visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net/steam.
       Wednesday, Feb. 19 • 6-8 p.m.

       Mosaics
       Calling all thinkers, creators and makers. This month we’ll focus on the Carvey machine. Will teach you how to use it and make
       your idea a reality. All materials provided. For ages 13+ who have successfully completed the Innovation Lab orientation.
       To sign up, visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net/steam.
       Monday, March 18 • 6-7:30 p.m.


     @ Hastings
       Sew It Begins – Tote Bags
       Bring your own fabric and learn to sew a tote bag! Bring your own sewing machine if you have one, or
       use one of the library’s machines. Pre-registration and basic sewing machine knowledge are required.
       For ages 13+. To sign up, call (626) 744-7262.
       Saturday, March 28 • 2-5 p.m.


     Neighborhood Science
       Fun Understanding Nature (FUN!)
       Have fun exploring nature and participating in neighborhood science as you become familiar with field guides, binoculars and field
       sketching. With your appetite for nature study whetted, you will no doubt be ready to take the Biodiversity Challenge! For ages 8+
       and their parents or guardians. Must be able to attend both sessions. Registration required. To sign up, call (626) 744-4346.
       Co-sponsored by Pasadena Audubon Society Young Birders Club
       Thursdays, Feb. 6 & March 5 • 3:30-5 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th

       Measuring Light in the Night: Astronomy for Kids
       Learn about light pollution and how to help scientists measure it! See a spectacular planetarium show with representatives from
       Carnegie Observatories, look through a real telescope, then try out our newest Citizen Science STEAM Kit, "Measuring Light in
       the Night." Check one out to continue the fun and learning at home, while supplies last. Planetarium shows at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
       Thursday, Feb. 27 • 6-8 p.m. • Central Library/Reading Wing

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FILMS
WEDNESDAYS • 1 p.m.
CENTRAL LIBRARY/DONALD WRIGHT AUDITORIUM

Presented by The Friends of The Pasadena Public Library.
The film will be cancelled if The Friends of the Library volunteers are unable to show the movie.

FEBRUARY
Commemorating 100th Anniversary of the Formation of the Negro National League, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day & the Passage
of the 19th Amendment

                Feb. 5                                            Feb. 12                                   Feb. 19                          Feb. 26
                There Was Always Sun                              Jenny’s Wedding                           Wilson (1944)                    One Woman,
                Shining Someplace                                 (2015) PG-13                              Passed                           One Vote
                (1981) Documentary                                                                                                           (1995) TV-PG
                and Long Time Coming:
                A 1955 Baseball Story
                (2017) Documentary
MARCH
                March 4                                           March 11                                  March 18                         March 25
                Doctor Zhivago                                    The Greatest Show                         Bessie (2015) TV                 The Medal
                (1965) PG-13 -                                    on Earth (1952)                           MA – Celebrating                 of Honor
                Celebrating One                                   Passed – Celebrating                      Queen Latifah’s                  (2008) TV-14
                City, One Story                                   Betty Hutton                              50th Birthday                    – Celebrating
                                                                                                                                             National Medal
                                                                                                                                             of Honor Day
THURSDAYS
VILLA PARKE BRANCH                                                                         Sottotitoli Foreign Film Discussion Club
FAMILY FUN FILMS                                                                           Enjoy a foreign film and discussion of the movie, the director,
Join us for a movie the whole family can enjoy, along with popcorn!                        the characters involved, the cinematography, the script, the
For movie title, call (626) 744-6510.                                                      ending and more. Facilitated by Connie Milner. Arrive before
3:30 p.m.                                                                                  the 1 p.m. program begins, as entrance after that interrupts
                                                                                           attendees watching the film. For ages 18+. Pick up a parking
                                                                                           permit at the circulation desk for parking longer than three hours.
ALLENDALE AT THE MOVIES                                                                    Mondays, Feb. 10 & 24, March 9 & 23 • 1-5 p.m.
Join us for a screening of the film The Loved One (1965) Approved.
                                                                                           (Starts at 1 p.m. sharp) • Central Library/Studio on 4th
Based on British author Evelyn Waugh’s satiric 1948 novel about
the funeral business in Los Angeles, the film was directed by Tony
Richardson with a screenplay by Terry Southern and Christopher                             ANIME
Isherwood. It was advertised as "the motion picture with something                         SC TEEN ANIME CLUB
to offend everyone.” (Adult content)                                                       Stop by to watch the latest anime!
Saturday, March 21 • 2 p.m. • Allendale Branch                                             Tuesdays, Feb. 18 & March 17 • 4 p.m. • Santa Catalina Branch




CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION
Citizenship Application Assistance Workshop
Do you want to have the opportunities and benefits that citizenship
provides? Let us help you take that next step at our free citizenship
                                                                                                                  Filed Your Taxes?
application workshop. Applying for citizenship is simple with help                                                Haven’t done them yet?
from the experts at Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. Registration                                          Stop by Pasadena Central Library to
is recommended but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, call William Porras (626) 744-4225.            pick up your federal and state tax forms.
Saturday, Feb. 1 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th                                               Additional tax forms and information
                                                                                                                  are available from the IRS website,
CITIZENSHIP CLASSES                                                                                               www.irs.gov, and from the Franchise
                                                                                                                  Tax Board website, www.ftb.ca.gov.
Prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam by enrolling in these free classes.
Thursdays (Jan. 23 through May 14 except April 9) • 6-7:30 p.m. • Central Library/Studio on 4th
To sign up, call William Porras (626) 744-4225 or email wporras@cityofpasadena.net.                               A list of online tax resources can also
Fridays (Jan. 24 through May 15 except April 10) • 10-11:30 a.m. • La Pintoresca Branch                           be found on the library’s website,
To sign up, call (626) 744-7268.                                                                                  cityofpasadena.libguides.com/Taxes.

Funding for this grant is provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the
provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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EXHIBITS
 FEBRUARY                                               MARCH
 CENTRAL LIBRARY                                        CENTRAL LIBRARY                                   Sign up for
 Celebrating Black History Month                        One City, One Story                               Off the Shelf online
 100 Years of Service                                   North Entry
 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority                                                                                   Would you like to
 North Entry                                            Women’s History Month                             receive our monthly
                                                        DAR Martin Severence Chapter                      library newsletter
 Small Image Show                                       Reading & Humanities Wings                        by email?
 Verdugo Hills Art Association
 Reading & Humanities Wings                             Baskets, Barbies &                                It’s easy: just go to
                                                        Bad Asses: Toys Shaping                           www.cityofpasadena.net/library/newsletter/.
 Tempting Totes                                         Gender Roles                                      Enter your name and email address to subscribe,
 Centennial Room                                        Beauty Bites Beast                                and then follow the instructions in the confirmation
                                                        Centennial Room                                   email. You may unsubscribe at any time.
 HASTINGS BRANCH
 Observations in Black –
 A Pictorial Celebration of Black History Month
 Featuring the photography of Alfred Haymond.
 Reception • Thursday, Feb. 6 • 6-8 p.m.




The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library                                                                             P          REMINDER
                                                                                                                                  Central Library Parking Lot
                                                                                                                                  is for library customers only.
                                                                                                                                  Parking is limited to 3 hours
BOOKSTORE                                        BOOK SALE                                                                        and enforced 24/7.
Monday-Friday (except Feb. 12 & 17)              Saturday, Feb. 8
11 a.m.-4 p.m.                                   Central Library/ Patio
Saturdays • noon-4 p.m.
Central Library                                  9 a.m.-10 a.m. • Members only
                                                 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • General public

Please note the new “patio sale” hours! The first hour is reserved for members of
                                                                                                                 Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse
The Friends only. Not a member yet? Join or learn more online at www.friendsppl.org.                             For reporting suspected cases of fraud by the
                                                                                                                 City or its employees, officials, contractors or
The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library also welcome new Pasadena Public                                      vendors call the HOTLINE at (626) 744-7448
Library card holders with a gift certificate up to, but not exceeding, $2 for any books,                         or visit https://www.cityofpasadena.net/
CDs or DVDs available at our used bookstore at Central Library. Sign up for your                                 city-manager/internal-audit/fraud-hotline/.
library card at any Pasadena Public Library and receive your gift certificate.




         LOCATIONS
         Central Library               Hastings Branch               Lamanda Park Branch              Linda Vista Branch          Santa Catalina Branch
         285 E. Walnut Street          3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.    140 S. Altadena Drive            1281 Bryant Street          999 E. Washington Blvd.
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