Literary Arts
Jacqueline Winspear and The Maisie Dobbs Experience

The Open Book Series presents Jacqueline Winspear in conversation with Barbara Abercrombie, on Thursday, May 9 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This very special literary salon will celebrate the release of two Maisie Dobbs books – The American Agent, about the murder of an American war correspondent in WWII London, and What Would Maisie Do?, an illustrated companion to the series. This event will take…

Pasadena Author Naomi Hirahara’s Hiroshima Boy Nominated for an Edgar

Pasadena author Naomi Hirahara was nominated for a 2019 Edgar® Award on January 22nd for her seventh and final of the Mas Arai mystery series, Hiroshima Boy, published by Prospect Park Books. Hirahara is not…

Local Reporter’s Book Tells a Fiery Tale

A daughter’s love and trust were the last things he burned. But before Lori Kovach Orr was singed by her father’s penchant for fire, real people and places met destructive and painful endings because of…

Pasadena Pediatrician Authors Book for Moms

Dr. Sonal R. Patel, a Pasadena pediatrician, has authored a book, “The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More” with Heather Stoeckel Karpinsky. “The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More” offers wit…

In the Distance and The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, Are The 2019 One City, One Story Selections

Pasadena Public Library will feature not just one but two One City, One Story selections this year, extending the community reading celebration through summer 2019. The 2019 One City, One Story selection is In the…

Sunday, April 28

Well-Known Pasadena Activist, Attorney, Business Owner Publishes Her First Book

Diana Peterson-More with Consequential Communication in Turbulent Times book cover Pasadena resident, business owner, attorney and community activist, Diana Peterson-More has just published her first…

Sunday, April 28

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Celebrates April as National Poetry Month with Several Readings and Booksignings

Beginning the last week of March and throughout April, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse celebrates National Poetry Month (April) with five special events. National Poetry Month…

Wednesday, May 01

From Murders and Psychic Frauds to ‘Dirty John’: Exploring Old and New True Crime Stories

L-R: Melanie Hicken, Christopher Goffard, Barbara Schoreder, Clark Fogg On Saturday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion, From…

Thursday, May 09

Celebrate “One of the Great Fictional Heroines” with New York Times Bestselling Author Jacqueline Winspear

Mark Your Calendar for the Next Open Book Event with Jacqueline Winspear, New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series, in conversation with…

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NEA Big Read Kick Off

Pasadena Public Library presents the National Endowment for the Arts’ NEA Big Read. This month the library will feature programming designed around the book “When the Emperor Was Divine,” by author Julie Otsuka. On Saturday, February 3, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., the Pasadena Central Library, kicks off the NEA Big Read. Beginning at 11 a.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium enjoy Makoto Taiko – Japanese Drums. As a Pasadena-based community drum ensemble, Makoto Taiko seeks to unite people of all backgrounds in our local and global communities by preserving and sharing the spirit of Japanese Taiko drumming through performances, classes…

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