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Location: Pasadena, CA 91105, United States

Little Libraries

There are 66 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

1005B Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
1240 Nithsdale Road, Pasadena, CA 91105
100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91109
1100 Oxley Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
1130 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
569 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
1519 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
56 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
San Marino Gallery (1.8 miles)
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, California 91103
4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, California 91103
420 S. Madison Ave, # 215, Pasadena, CA 91101
CALTECH Bookstore (2.0 miles)
MC 1-51, Pasadena, CA 91125
46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
55 Eureka Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
135 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91182
509 E Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91104
517 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91106
Vroman's Bookstore (2.2 miles)
695 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
170 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
210 North Mudd, Pasadena, CA 91125
Millikan Library, Pasadena, CA 91125

Local events

Feb
12
Robert Levy
Book Soup, Friday, February 12 at 7pm
Robert Levy is a Harvard graduate subsequently trained as a forensic psychologist. He is also an award-winning playwright, having multiple shows developed Off Broadway. His work has been called “frank and funny” (Time), “idiosyncratic and disarming” (The New York Times), “ambitious and clever” (Variety), “smart” (Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine), and “bloody brave” (SFX magazine, UK). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
13
Lisa McMann
Once Upon a Time, Saturday, February 13 at 7pm
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
21
LA Opera Talk with Live Singers! Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Crowell Public Library, Sunday, February 21 at 2pm
The February 21st Opera Talk will be on Mozart’s The Magic Flute and will feature live singers performing selections from this classic opera that has long been a favorite for children and adults. Thanks to the Friends of Crowell Public Library, Soprano Anne Gholson and baritone Cody Lowry will be joined by tenor Roberto Esqivelzeta and perform excerpts from the opera, including such delights as the Queen of the Night aria.

Cody Lowry grew up in Pasadena,CA and studied classical voice at Pasadena City College. He's worked with Aram Barsamian, Gail Gordon, and thanks to the Pamela L. Gerard Scholarship, the internationally acclaimed artist Carol Vaness. He has performed such roles as Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro at PCC), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan Tutte at The Broad Stage), and Papageno (The Magic Flute at PCC). Anne Gholson obtained her B.A. of Music, with a focus in Vocal Performance at Cal State University, Long Beach. Once her love of opera had blossomed, she performed the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. Anne has had musical theater roles as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and Vera Charles in Mame.
Tenor Roberto Esquivelzeta hails from México City and first studied with Maestra Diana Jimenez, and Maestro Julio Julián. Since then he has accumulated a multitude of performance credits, including his 2014 Los Angeles debut in concert with the Repertory Opera Company. In 2015 he sang the main role in the opera I Pagliacci with the renowned Maestro Frank Paul Fetta and the Marina Del Rey Symphony Orchestra. He has sung the role of Prince Ishizukuri in the U.S. premiere of the Japanese opera Kaguya-HIme at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles.

The popular LA Opera Talk series brings community educators to Crowell Public Library where they present fascinating facts and excerpts from the operas that are playing downtown at the Music Center. The always knowledgeable and entertaining speakers talk about the story of the opera, and give information about the composer and the music. Come explore the world of opera through LA Opera’s education programs. Opera is literature, social studies, cultural diversity, multiple languages and most of all, it is exciting! It has something for everyone. Don’t miss this special LA Opera Talk brought to all by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library. (notparoo)
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Feb
28
How To Tell Your Story
Crowell Public Library, Sunday, February 28 at 2pm
Most people who have had a job interview, given a speech, or simply sat around a campfire, have probably told a story at some point in their lives. Whether that story was engaging, or delivered the message they intended, might be another issue. At this fun two-hour workshop participants will learn that telling a story can be a way to organize their thoughts and deliver their message successfully.

The fundamentals of storytelling can be applied to any media format with any theme. For example, How to Tell Your Small Business Story or How to Tell Your Family History, Moses and the 10 Commandments, My Dream of Coming to America, How I Won an Olympic Gold Medal... the sky’s the limit. Participants will get hands-on practice writing the story as well as putting it into action. At the end of the session, they will create and deliver their own one minute story. Storytellers can find a wide range of uses for these skills including: delivering a speech, improving English language skills, writing a magazine article, preparing for a job interview, creating a movie treatment, or telling that bedtime or campfire story.

Harris Gaffin has been a professional photojournalist his entire adult life. Based mostly in Paris, his stories have been internationally syndicated and published in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and the International Herald-Tribune. He’s written and produced documentaries for cable television. He’s given workshops on photography and lectures on American history. A trained public speaker, Mr. Gaffin has been a member of Toastmasters International since 1999, was president of different Toastmaster clubs and, was honored as a Toastmaster of the Year. He is currently coaching Olympic athletes on how to tell their story during a press interview.

Whether you want to deliver a message, or just speak with confidence before a group, this story workshop will be two hours of fun as well as educational. And it’s free at Crowell Public Library. (notparoo)
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Mar
4
Super 8 Day Sale - Business & Foreign Language Books
Friends Plaza Book Loft, Friday, March 4 at 10am
Books in the categories of FOREIGN LANGUAGE and BUSINESS will be on sale downstairs in the main library from March 4-12, 2016. All books will be $0.50 each and all proceeds benefit the library. (lwbooklover)
Event location: Glendora Public Library, 140 S Glendora Ave, 1st Floor, Glendora CA 91741-3416
Mar
8
INTERNATION WOMEN'S DAY: A LIVING LIBRARY
Santa Monica Library - Pico Branch, Tuesday, March 8 at 3pm
Join us and have a chance to speak to different women who work in public service careers. Check out a living book for 30 minutes and have a personal conversation with them. You will be able to learn more about each of their unique careers.

Categories: Lecture/Panel, Teens, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Mar
10
Meet the Author: Brett Battles
Crowell Public Library, Thursday, March 10 at 7pm
The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Brett Battles, a Barry Award-winning author of over twenty novels, including the Rewinder series, the Jonathan Quinn series, the Logan Harper series, and the Project Eden series. He’s also the coauthor, with Robert Gregory Browne, of the Alexandra Poe series. In sci-fi thriller Rewinder, we meet Denny Younger who was born into one of the lowest rungs of society, but his fortunes change the day the mysterious Upjohn Institute recruit him as a “rewinder,” a verifier of personal histories. After accepting the offer, Denny discovers he’ll have to do his research in person by traveling through time. But as he journeys across the centuries, he begins to suspect that his missions to observe and report have a much darker purpose. Armed only with his wits and his time-travel device, Denny’s adventures take readers on a pulse-pounding journey of page-turning twists.

Brett Battles was born and raised in southern California. His debut novel, The Cleaner was nominated for the 2008 Barry Award for Best Thriller, and the 2008 Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, The Deceived, won the 2009 Barry Award for Best Thriller. He received an additional Barry Award nomination for the fourth in his Quinn series, The Silenced. Though he still makes California his home, he has traveled extensively to such destinations as Ho Chi Minh City, Berlin, Bangkok, Angkor Wat, Singapore, Jakarta, London, Paris, and Rome, all of which play parts in his current and upcoming novels.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the authors keep coming to Crowell Public Library! (notparoo)
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Mar
14
Seeking More of the Sky: Growing up in the 1930s
Crowell Public Library, Monday, March 14 at 7pm
It was a period when milkmen delivered milk in bottles to residential porches, icemen brought blocks of ice for the ice box, and the sound of steam locomotives echoed through the town. Come to Crowell Library on Monday, March 14th for a wonderful stroll down memory lane with author Charles “Norm” Stevens whose previous visits to Crowell delved into his life during World War II when he was a bombardier. His latest book, Seeking More of the Sky: Growing up in the 1930s, presents a plethora of stories covering his early years in Southern California during the Great Depression, when unemployment was affecting many, banks were closing, and the clouds of war were gathering in Europe. Older attendees may find a little of themselves in Stevens’ stories while the young may be amazed to learn how boys lived seventy-five years ago, creating toys out of old tires, bottle caps, and anything else they could find around the house.

Charles Stevens grew up in Inglewood, California. At 18 he joined the Army Air Corps, serving during World War II from 1943 until 1946. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He flew a B-l7 in the 8th Air Force at Polebrook, England during the summer and fall of l944. His tour of duty consisted of 34 bombing missions over Germany, occupied France, Belgium and Holland. Following the war he graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was a teacher in secondary schools for 32 years. He earned a master’s degree in English at California State University, Los Angeles, in English and American Literature. As an author he has published An Innocent at Polebrook: A Memoir of an 8th Air Force Bombardier, The Innocent Cadet: Becoming a WWII Bombardier, Back From Combat, as well as Seeking More of the Sky. Copies of Mr. Steven’s books will be available for purchase.

Come to Crowell Library and hear firsthand what the 1930s were like in Southern California. (notparoo)
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Mar
30
AWP Conference & Bookfair 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center, Wednesday, March 30 at unknown time
IPG will be attending the Association of Writing and Writing Programs' Annual Conference & Bookfair in Los Angeles, CA from March 30 - April 2. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Apr
8
Super 8 Day Sale - Art and Coffee Table Books
Friends Plaza Book Loft, Friday, April 8 at 10am
Books in the categories of ART and COFFEE TABLE BOOKS will be on sale downstairs in the main library from April 8-16, 2016. All books will be $0.50 each and all proceeds benefit the library. (lwbooklover)
Event location: Glendora Public Library, 140 S Glendora Ave, 1st Floor, Glendora CA 91741-3416
Apr
16
Joseph Kanon
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, April 16 at unknown time
Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)
May
6
Super 8 Day Sale - Sports and Do-It-Yourself Books
Friends Plaza Book Loft, Friday, May 6 at 10am
Books in the categories of SPORTS and DO-IT-YOURSELF will be on sale downstairs in the main library from May 6-14, 2016. All books will be $0.50 each and all proceeds benefit the library. (lwbooklover)
Event location: Glendora Public Library, 140 S Glendora Ave, 1st Floor, Glendora CA 91741-3416
Jun
3
Super 8 Day Sale - Travel and Paperback Fiction Books
Friends Plaza Book Loft, Friday, June 3 at 10am
Books in the categories of TRAVEL and PAPERBACK (FICTION) BOOKS will be on sale downstairs in the main library from June 3-11, 2016. All books will be $0.50 each and all proceeds benefit the library. (lwbooklover)
Event location: Glendora Public Library, 140 S Glendora Ave, 1st Floor, Glendora CA 91741-3416
Jun
26
Brando Skyhorse
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, June 26 at unknown time
Brando Skyhorse’s debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The book was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. He has been awarded fellowships at Ucross and Can Serrat, Spain. Skyhorse is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA Writers’ Workshop program at UC Irvine. He is the 2014 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-In-Washington at George Washington University. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jun
28
Daniel Miyares
Once Upon a Time, Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30am
Daniel Miyares has illustrated books such as Bambino and Mr. Twain and Waking Up is Hard to Do, and Pardon Me! is his first adventure as an author/illustrator. He earned a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2002 and has since worked for Hallmark Cards Inc. Daniel currently lives near Kansas City with his lovely wife, their two small children, and a large brown dog. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jul
1
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Vroman's Bookstore, Friday, July 1 at 6:30pm
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Media Studies. Her first novel, Forever, Interrupted, was named one of the “11 Debuts We Love” by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. You can follow her on Twitter @TJenkinsReid. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jul
10
Kim Stolz
Book Soup, Sunday, July 10 at 7pm
Kim Stolz is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model, MTV news anchor, restaurateur, and current Vice President of Equity Derivatives at Citigroup. She is a graduate of The Brearley School and Wesleyan University. In 2012 she was named one of the 100 Most Compelling People of the Year by Out magazine. She lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jul
17
Victoria Christopher Murray
Victoria Christopher Murray is the Essence bestselling author of more than twenty novels including: The Ex Files, Lady Jasmine, and The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil. Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction and Author of the Year (Female), Murray is also a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Fiction. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Visit her website at VictoriaChristopherMurray.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jul
26
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the #1 national bestselling author of numerous novels for adults, as well as the Good Girlz teen series. She recently won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Say Amen Again. She is also the author of the nonfiction book The Motherhood Diaries. Visit her website at ReShondaTateBillingsley.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jul
30
Andrew Meredith
Skylight Books, Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm
Andrew Meredith has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He received an MFA in Fiction from UNC-Greensboro. The Removers is his first book. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Aug
7
Spencer Quinn
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, August 7 at 7pm
Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Sep
6
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)
Sep
15
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)
Sep
22
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)
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