Enjoy a free day of fun activities for the whole family as Pasadena Central Library celebrates One City, One Story Day on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a variety of themed programs surrounding this year's One City, One Story selection, "The Age of Miracles." You'll discover ways to adapt and live in a more eco-friendly fashion just as the characters in the novel "The Age of Miracles" did as they experienced a world of uncertainty and adjusted to a new normal. There will be gardening stories, planting activities, recyclable crafts, dance performances, gardening talks, an eco-friendly fashion show, time capsule and more! We encourage the community to join in and participate. There is something for everyone!
- Let's Go Gardening at 10 a.m. for children, ages 3 to 7, and their parents. Enjoy fun stories about plants and gardening then make their own portable garden to take home.
- Learn why gardening is good for your health from Urban Farming Advocate, Matthew "Mud" Baron, who will talk about gardening and Muir Ranch, a 1.5 acre garden on the campus of Pasadena's John Muir High School at 10:30 a.m.
- Learn about the Oh family's experiences living on Mars time at 11:30 a.m. When the NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars, the operations team switched to "Mars time" operations. The Oh family joined them. Bryn and David Oh will describe how their family took a trip around the clock on Mars time, jumping two time zones every three days, while the rover explored Mars.
- Make a recyclable craft with Reiyukai America from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
- Design and make a unique article of clothing or accessory from recycled materials! Then model your own personal design at the Eco-Friendly Fashion Show: Fashion Sense Straight from the Recycling Bin at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative fashions.
- Make your own comet and learn about these ancient visitors to our skies from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. NASA's Spitzer Science Center Comet Exploration will take you back to the birth of the Solar System, by making a comet - one of the building blocks of our planet.
- Enjoy a traditional Aztec dance performance to Mother Earth by Danza Azteca Yankuititl from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
- "The Age of Miracles" ended with a time capsule. We're creating our own One City, One Story time capsule to be unveiled at the 2023 One City, One Story event. Teens, ages 13 to 18, are encouraged to be a part of history and bring what they would like to contribute to it from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- Learn how to be prepared for Changing Times: What to expect and how to survive a major earthquake at 4 p.m., from Lisa Derderian, Emergency Management Coordinator and Public Information Officer, Pasadena Fire Department.
Central Library is located at 285 E. Walnut Street. Parking is available in the library parking lot located to the north of the building as well as the University of Phoenix parking lot, 299 N. Euclid Avenue. (enter off of Garfield Avenue.).
Pasadena Public Library's annual One City, One Story program is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature in the community, engage participants in dialogue and bring Pasadenans together by promoting greater understanding of differing points of view. All One City, One Story events are free and open to the public. The novel is available for check-out at all Pasadena public libraries and for sale at local bookstores.
For more information, visit www.onecityonestory.com or call (626) 744-7270.