Location: Pasadena, CA 91101, United States

Little Libraries

There are 65 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
135 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91182
Vroman's Bookstore (0.2 miles)
695 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
509 E Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91104
CALTECH Bookstore (0.3 miles)
MC 1-51, Pasadena, CA 91125
285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
170 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
San Marino Gallery (0.6 miles)
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, California 91103
420 S. Madison Ave, # 215, Pasadena, CA 91101
56 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Century Books (0.6 miles)
1039 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Book Alley (0.8 miles)
1252 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
55 Eureka Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
569 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
210 North Mudd, Pasadena, CA 91125
55 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
Cahill Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Caltech Archives, Pasadena, CA 91125
Dabney Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Millikan Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Sherman Fairchild Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91109

Local events

Isla Morley
Covina Public Library, Tuesday, September 6 at 2pm
Isla Morley grew up in South Africa during apartheid, the child of a British father and fourth-generation South African mother. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband (a minister) and daughter and an assortment of animals. Her debut novel, Come Sunday, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction in 2009 and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Prize. It has been translated into seven languages. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Intermediate English
Crowell Public Library, Friday, September 9 at 1:15pm
This free class at Crowell Public Library is for those who know a bit of English and want to learn more. If you or somebody you know speaks some English and wants to improve, this free six week class will help all participants make progress. Instructor Richard Bourell will cover vocabulary and basic concepts. His method is to concentrate on listening and conversation skills so that students can interact in English, building vocabulary and confidence. The class will not dwell on grammar, but will encourage students to learn English through real life situations and dialogs.

Richard Bourell has been teaching English for almost forty years, locally and globally, and is the author of the Video Language DVD series, and In English, a video and workbook-based ESL series. He has taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the American English Institute in Mexico City, the Richard Lewis School of Languages in Paris, Huntington Park Community Adult School and the ELS Language Center in Los Angeles. His students have come from all over the globe: Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Korea and Japan. Now Mr. Bourell is reaching out to the community and offering his course for free, a fabulous opportunity for patrons of Crowell Public Library, so don’t miss out.

Classes take place in the Library’s Barth Community Room from 1:15-2:30 pm on Fridays, beginning September 9th. Interested learners can register in advance by calling the Library at (626) 300-0777, extension 579. (notparoo)
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LA Opera Talks @ Crowell Library
Crowell Public Library, Sunday, September 11 at 2pm
The popular LA Opera Talks return to Crowell Public Library on September 11th with Verdi’s Macbeth, followed by Philip Glass’s Akhnaten on October 9th. LA Opera Talks are programs presented by community educators featuring fascinating facts and musical excerpts from the operas that are playing downtown at the Music Center. Opera is not just magnificent music. It is dance and theater with astounding sets on a beautiful stage. It can sweep you away to foreign lands, take you back in time, dazzle you with pageantry and bring history to life. It is literature, social studies, cultural diversity, multiple languages and most of all, it is exciting!

Sunday September 11th at 2:00 p.m. learn all about the LA Opera production of Macbeth, featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s music, and of course, Shakespeare’s story: how can one go wrong with this dark political parable? A victorious general returns home from battle and encounters a coven of witches who predict his future — he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition, and spurred on by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth commits multiple murders to attain and keep the throne. Verdi's score elevates the tragedy and horror through electrifying vocal lines and propulsive energy.

With a powerful, mesmerizing score by Philip Glass, Akhnaten depicts the ancient Egyptian pharaoh with driving rhythms and exquisite choral harmonies. Akhnaten ascends to the throne along with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, a vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God who reigns supreme. Akhnaten's bold attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea ultimately leads to his violent overthrow.

Explore the world of opera through LA Opera’s education programs. Opera has something for everyone. Come early as seats are limited, but open to all opera aficionados and first timers. (notparoo)
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Lip Reading Made Fun with Francine Katz
Crowell Public Library, Monday, September 12 at 12:30pm
Challenge your memory, improve your language skills, and ease the burden of hearing loss by learning to lip read. In these fun and stimulating classes, students will enhance their verbal skills by analyzing how language looks and sounds. Instructor Francine Katz challenges the class to memorize sentences, play word games and focus on lip-reading skills. Spouses of the hearing-impaired are also encouraged to attend to better understand how their patience and consideration can pay off with better communication. According to Ms. Katz, the human eye can see only eight or nine mouth movements per second, whereas the ears can hear 13 or 14 sounds per second, so slowing speech for the benefit of lip-readers makes sense.

Francine Katz, MA, SLP, CCC, is a graduate of Northwestern University and a licensed speech-language pathologist and lip reading specialist. Mrs. Katz was with Pasadena City College for over twelve years. She was “Teacher of the Year” at PCC in 2005. She was also listed in “Who’s Who in America,” Western Section. Ms. Katz has taught this class at various locations for over 45 years and students rave how their mental agility has improved after participating.

Get your brain in shape with a free weekly two-hour workout in the Barth Community Room at Crowell Library in a relaxed atmosphere with rewarding results. Classes begin September 12 and 13. Choose either Mondays from 12:30 pm or Tuesday mornings at 9:30, or sample a class and then return ready to do some work as a regular attendee.

Boosting your brain power can only help you age with grace! (notparoo)
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In Our Own Voice: Insights Into Mental Illness
Crowell Public Library, Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30pm
National Alliance on Mental Illness’ In Our Own Voice is a free presentation designed to shatter negative stereotypes of people with mental illness. Two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges, from the dark days of a mental health crisis to the successes, hopes and dreams they are now experiencing in recovery. Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and other brain disorders are discussed. While audiences benefit from the inspirational stories of the speakers, presenters increase their confidence and develop leadership skills while helping to inspire and motivate others.

NAMI In Our Own Voice demonstrates that recovery is possible. It allows audience members to connect on a personal level with the presenters via question and answer sessions and provides an opportunity for audience members to gain insight into the experience of life with mental illness, while encouraged to share their own experiences. This exchange helps combat the stigma and misinformation which surrounds these illnesses. The presentation also features a DVD with eight other individuals from diverse backgrounds sharing the impact of and recovery from the trials of mental illness.

NAMI California is a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. They advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all constituents. They provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California. Presenter Emily Wu Truong is an award-winning advocate for mental health awareness and alumna of the San Marino Unified School District. She serves on the Board of Directors of National Alliance on Mental Illness San Gabriel Valley and is Chair of the Asian Coalition & spokesperson for the California Mental Health Movement, Each Mind Matters. While sharing her own journey from depression to self-actualization, Emily encourages others to find meaning in their own life struggles.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn about mental illness from those who have recovered, Tuesday September 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community Room. (notparoo)
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Danielle Fishel
Danielle Fishel is an actress and TV host best known as America’s first television crush, Topanga Lawrence, from the hit 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World the eagerly anticipated spin-off, Girl Meets World. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Preventing Senior Falls
Crowell Public Library, Friday, September 16 at 11am
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of Americans aged 65 and older falls each year: every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall; falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults; falls result in more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 734,000 hospitalizations and more than 21,700 deaths. If that doesn’t impress, the financial toll for older adults falling is expected to increase as the population ages, and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020. With or without injury, falls also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.

On Friday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m., Crowell Public Library will present “Fall Prevention & Tips for Seniors,” a program that will demonstrate how many falls are caused by common hazards in the home and how easy they are to fix. With a few modifications, seniors are able to avoid the potential life-altering impact a fall can cause. If you think you are immune to a fall, think again. Whether one currently enjoys good health, has a medical condition or takes four or more medications, everyone is at risk. This program will be led by a Certified Geriatric Care Manager, and Continuing Education Instructor.

Come to the Barth Community Room at Crowell Library and learn some easy safety tips for health and well-being. (notparoo)
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Meet the Authors at Crowell Public Library
Crowell Public Library, Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm
The Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series
Beginning Wednesday September 21st 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Author! series starts up again this fall with Tammy Kaehler, author of the Kate Reilly mystery series. Tammy will talk about the latest installment, Red Flags on Wednesday September 21 in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Tammy’s career in marketing and technical writing landed her in the world of automobile racing, which inspired her with its blend of drama, competition, and friendly people. Tammy works in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars.

On Thursday, October 13, author Joel Fox will talk about The Mark on Eve, a supernatural suspense story in which Eve, bewitched in colonial New England, is alive today helping the female governor of California run for president of the United States. Her secret could doom the presidential campaign when she steps in front of an assassin's bullet. Growing up in Massachusetts, Fox got his love of history breathing the Boston air. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. He is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.

Patricia Smiley has a brand new series about LAPD homicide detective Davie Richards, Pacific Homicide, which will debut in November, just in time for her appearance at Crowell Library on Wednesday November 9. Most cops spend their entire careers without firing a weapon in the line of duty, but Davie Richards is an outlier, a cop who killed a suspect to save her partner’s life. While she waits for the police commission’s ruling, she’s called out to probe the gruesome homicide of a nineteen-year-old Russian beauty whose body is found in the Los Angeles sewer. Patricia has taught writing at various conferences, and served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and as president of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.
All programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the authors keep coming to Crowell Public Library! (notparoo)
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Jeff Hobbs
American Girl Place Los Angeles, Thursday, September 22 at 7pm
Jeff Hobbs graduated with a BA in English language and literature from Yale in 2002, where he was awarded the Willets and Meeker prizes for his writing. Hobbs spent three years in New York and Tanzania while working with the African Rainforest Conservancy. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Book'd "The Ultimate Bibliophiles' Night Out"
The Group Repertory Theatre, Thursday, October 20 at 8pm
Celebrate the season finale of Book'd lit event!

Festivities to include:
*mystery, romance, fantasy and YA author readings
*bookish giveaways
*catered mingling reception

Visit www.bookdevent.com for event details. (pubLIZityLA)
SCIBA Trade Show
Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, Friday, October 21 at unknown time
IPG will be attending the SCIBA Trade Show in North Hollywood, California from October 21 - 22, 2016. Booth TBA
To learn more about this event, visit http://www.scibabooks.org/trade-show-information.html (added from Independent Publishers Group)
National Cat Day book signing w/humor author Jeremy Feig
Barnes & Noble Santa Monica, Saturday, October 29 at 12pm
Celebrate National Cat Day!

Author Jeremy Feig will meet with fans and sign his humorous men's self-help guide, HOW MY CAT MADE ME A BETTER MAN, at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica on 3rd Street Promenade.

Author the Author:
Jeremy Feig is originally from a small town in slightly upstate New York. After graduating from New Paltz College, he moved to Los Angeles for TV and film production work before stumbling into a career in digital marketing. Jeremy spends much of his time working on creative projects, usually involving comedy. He's written numerous screenplays and TV scripts, created original cartoons, and directed quirky short films. Jeremy lives in Santa Monica with his wife, young daughter, and large cat. www.jeremyfeig.com (pubLIZityLA)… (more)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Speaking and signing, Santa Monica College (sponsored by the Santa Monica College Associates and the English Department) Event Poster (added from Harvard University Press)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2016, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Panelist, “Fiction: The Underbelly” (with Bill Beverly and Tod Goldberg, moderated by Stephen Cha), Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2016, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 4:30pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Panelist, “Past to Present: The Echoes of War” (with Rita Gabis and Dawn MacKeen, moderated by Jim Newton), Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2016, Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:30am
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution

Panelist, “Crossing Borders: Migration, Integration, and Communities in Transition,” (signing to follow), Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Skylight Books, Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

In conversation with Tom Hayden (signing to follow), Skylight Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:15pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

In conversation with Maxine Hong Kingston, Library Foundation of Los Angeles (added from Harvard University Press)
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