Pasadena Public Library commemorates One City, One Story Summer Edition with discussions centered on communal reading selections. The celebration kicked off in June with a presentation by Stealing Home, Los Angeles, the Dodgers and the Lives Caught in Between author Eric Nusbaum.
One City, One Story continues throughout July with a series of book discussions and author talks. Each event features a different book that expands upon this summer’s themes of baseball, diversity, and legacy.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of One City, One Story at the Pasadena Public Library. One City, One Story encourages community fellowship through the shared experience of reading. Each selection shares the common goal: engaging our diverse community in meaningful conversations that promote tolerance and understanding of different points of view.
Peter Drier: Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels. Enjoy a captivating history of the baseball reformers and revolutionaries who challenged their sport and society—and in turn helped change America. Baseball Rebels: The Players, People, and Social Movements That Shook Up the Game and Changed America and Major League Rebels: Baseball Battles over Workers' Rights and American Empire tell their inspiring stories. To attend, sign up at https://pasadena.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6032. Tuesday, July 20, 5 p.m., Zoom
Fred Claire: My 30 Years in Dodger Blue and Extra Innings: Fred Claire’s Journey to City of Hope and Finding a World Championship Team. In his book, My 30 Years in Dodger Blue, Claire takes you through his 30 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, from the 1988 championship victory to the turmoil of the 1998 Fox purchase. Claire reveals his personal perspective on the events that made headlines, as well as those that didn't. While Extra Innings recalls Claire’s remarkable baseball career, it also recounts the miraculous story of his cancer fight at City of Hope. To attend, sign up at https://pasadena.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6034. Tuesday, July 26, 5 p.m., Zoom
The Pasadena Public Library is an information center for the Pasadena community in order to preserve and encourage the free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry.A variety of highly vetted programs are presented for children and adults and they represent the research and opinions of the presenter and do not reflect an endorsement by the City of Pasadena nor the Pasadena Public Library.
For more information on One City, One Story and a list of accompanying programs visit https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2022-06-Summer-Reading.pdf or call (626) 744-7076.