“Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are” is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you re-read.”
July brings plenty of summer heat to Pasadena, as well as great things like barbecues, swimming, beach time, vacations, fireworks, 4th Fest and your wonderfully cool Pasadena Public Library. Come by the library to pick out some sizzling summer reads, like grilling books, hurricane books, hot teen titles, or great new children’s books, or to pick from lots of new DVDs. Check out the free programs such as “Party Animals,” the all-day “July 3rd Freedom Fest,” “Mammal Mania,” “Stress, Hormones & Belly Fat,” “Master Cartoonist,” “Smart Start To Mutual Funds” and the Discovery Dome’s “Force 5!” and “Impact Earth!” panoramic films. You’ll also want to make sure you’re participating in our Children’s, Teen or Adult Summer Reading Club programs so that you’ll have the chance to win great prizes, including a Kindle Fire and a PlayStation. And don’t forget the Friends Bookstore where you can find great (and cheap!) reads for all ages, along with a case full of costume jewelry, special books, lace fans, vintage glassware and other lovely items at great prices. Your Pasadena Public Library is a great place beat the heat, have fun and SAVE MONEY for some of those other expensive summer treats that you are looking forward to enjoying this year!
The Fairmont Branch Library’s First Monday Book Club will discuss These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy Turner and will be meeting on Monday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Fairmont Branch Library. Join the group as they follow young Sarah Prine as she forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar frontier and finds enduring love with Cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot.
The Central Library’s Tea-Time Mystery Book Club will discuss The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein and will be meeting on Monday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Library. Coffee, tea and chilling treats will be served as the group follows the twists as Alex Cooper together with cops Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace try to find out who killed a young museum researcher and shipped her body to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exquisite Temple of Dendur in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus just in time for an elite gala.
Contact William Simpson (First Monday) at the Fairmont Branch Library 281-998-1095 X 0 or Lucy Turoff (Tea-Time Mystery) 713-475-4984 for more information about these two very interesting book clubs.