Explore Pasadena Central Library's galaxy of glowing opportunities on Friday, October 12 from 6 to 10 p.m., 285 E. Walnut Street in partnership with ArtNight PASADENA. Learn to navigate the "cloud," discover innovative technology, try moonwalking and enjoy the California Poets Festival, plus storytelling, art, music, crafts, and graphic novels. Free shuttles will stop at the city's top cultural venues throughout the evening. Central Library's shuttle stop is located on Walnut Street.
Discover the library's latest technological advances. View demonstrations of the "cloud," Kindle, Nook, eBooks and downloadables, plus Play-aways, DVD Media Box and research databases.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, IPAC/Caltech scientists will reveal the hidden world of infrared light, and show you how they use this technology to explore the universe around us. See yourself as aliens would see you, find out how different materials react to IR light, and explore how we can "see" temperature using an infrared camera. View Spitzer's amazing images from outer space, showing brightly-lit clouds of dust and gas where stars are forming, the hidden lives of massive galaxies, and how technology is helping us to find new worlds around distant stars.
Pasadena Digital History Collaboration (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, Pasadena City College Shatford Library, Pasadena Museum of History, and the Pasadena Public Library) partners will host Innovative Pasadena! "Wonder how residents navigated Pasadena's streets before we had Google Earth and MapQuest? Take a tour of Pasadena's historical properties and businesses through the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration's City Directory Archives online."
The Sixth Annual Festival of California Poets will celebrate the poetic tradition of the Golden State as three distinguished, contemporary California poets; Dana Gioia, Douglas Kearney and Amy Gerstler introduce and read poems by canonical California poets, as well as their own poetry.
Meet local, regional and nationally known graphic artists and graphic novelists and learn how they create their characters and plot as well as what artistic techniques they use in their creative processes. Among the featured artists and novelists are: Eliot S. Maggin, former writer and editor for DC Comics, Keith Knight, the cartoonist creator of Th(ink) and Life's Little Victories, Emily McGuinness, creator of Ties, a graphic novel, Lonnie Millsap, creator of My Washcloth Stinks, and other cartoon books, Jim Lujan, animator and cartoonist, Javier Hernandez, creator of El Muerto (made into a movie starring Wilmer Valderrama) and other dark fantasy creations, Frank Hansen, cartoonist and illustrator, Dick Kritchevsky, cartoonist and independent comics artist, Marion Eisenmann, illustrator, storyboard artist and instructor at Art Center College of Design, Chris and Shane Houghton, creators of the Reed Gunther series, Hamo Bahnam, artist and zine publisher and Jesse Tise, illustrator and zine creator.
Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre will celebrate the human experience with multicultural folk tales and fables twice throughout the evening.
Reiyukai America will show you how to create your own "moon rock bag" out of recycled milk cartons!
Crown City Symphony of Tuesday Musicale will perform classical music throughout the evening and the City of Pasadena Adaptive Recreation program will showcase participant's artwork.
ArtNight is a free event. For more information, call Christine Reeder (626) 744-7270.