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South Pasadena News and Updates from City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe

OverDrive, the South Pasadena Public Library’s ebook and eaudiobook lending platform, is making simultaneous access available for a limited time to important titles on social justice and anti-racism. This means no waiting for the following titles! Available through the dates listed. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander …

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The Library is once again partnering with the American Red Cross to give our residents an opportunity to contribute to the much needed blood supply, with a blood drive in the Library Community Room on Wednesday, July 29. Appointments are available between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. To schedule, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code SOPASLIB.  A …

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Juneteenth, or June 19th, is the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the holiday established to commemorate the ending of slavery in America. On June 19th, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led troops into Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Lincoln two and a half years prior. Many theories have circulated …

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Starting Monday, June 15, the South Pasadena Public Library is offering Library Takeout, a no-contact materials check-out and pick-up service. While customers are not allowed to enter the building, the Library seeks to help our community members engage their minds and access library materials through Library Takeout. Customers will be able to request materials which …

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The South Pasadena Public Library has curated a list of nonfiction and fiction titles to begin exploring the voices and experiences of black people in the United States from classics to recent publications, focusing on examining racial inequality and injustice from those facing it directly. As a public library, part of our mission is to …

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330 readers signed up for the Library’s Safer at Home Reading Challenge, which ran from April 6 to May 31. They read more than 51,000 minutes and wrote 61 reviews for their fellow readers. The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library generously provided randomly drawn prizes—gift certificates purchased from local businesses—for kids, teens, and …

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The Library is pleased to offer another opportunity for neighbors to contribute to the much needed blood supply, with a blood drive in the Library Community Room on Thursday, June 18, with appointments between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. To schedule your appointment visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code SOPASLIB. Donors can streamline their donation experience …

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Since the Library closed to the public on March 20th, staff have been tracking use of digital resources. We are happy to report that usage has increased dramatically, with library cardholders taking advantage of tutoring and homework help, film streaming, language learning, ebooks and eaudiobooks and more. The Library’s digital collections can be explored on …

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