Location Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
285 E. Walnut St.
Events at Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch
Friends of the Pasadena Public Library host the annual “Beer, Brats and Books,” featuring microbrews from craftbeerking.com, brats, sauerkraut, salad and garlic fries from Robin’s Wood Fire Barbecue and desserts by Nothing Bunt Cakes. Music is by Misplaced Priorities, playing tunes of the 1960s and ‘70s, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50, $90 for two. Proceeds benefit the library’s Born to Read Pasadena program, providing first-time mothers books for infants and parenting resources to help develop an early interest in reading.
Comic book creators discuss their works and books will be available for purchase and signing starting at 1 p.m. A comic book trivia contest for teens and adults tests guests’ knowledge at 2 p.m. The film “Pilot Error” is inspired by the true story of the disappearance of Air France 447 on a flight from Rio to Paris, exploring many of the same questions being asked following the March, 2014 loss of Malaysia Air 370, screening at 2 p.m.
Free films start at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. May films celebrate teachers and restaurant reviewer Jonathan Gold’s upcoming visit. Wednesday’s film is “The Corn is Green.” Huntington Hospital nurses conduct free screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar and offer referrals and health education from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Representatives from the Pasadena Public Health Department answer health insurance questions and provide information about Medi-Cal from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Learn about product design and explore problem solving through hands-on activities used by design consultants, led by designer and strategist Jenn Kuca, whose clients include Pepsi, Starbucks, Microsoft and others from 2 to 5 p.m. Call (626) 744-4246 or email Jane Gov at email@example.com to sign up.
A rollicking hand-clapping, toe-tapping afternoon is in store as the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles return to Pasadena Central Library's Wright Auditorium April 30 for their 6th annual Rock the Library Ceilidh Concert. A fiery program of marches, strathspeys, reels and jigs in the rousing Scottish tradition will be performed by the 30-member orchestra featuring fiddles, cellos, drums, piano, and dance. Children 12 and under Free Adults $8 Tickets available on-line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2474743 and at the box office 30 minutes before concert start. Advance tickets are recommended.
The Tuesday Musicale features a Schubert string quintet and piano solos by Agatha Hou, soprano soloist Nancy Sensenbach sings show tunes and violinist Marisa Sakaguchi and pianist Jo Ann Haycraft perform works by Debussy at 12:30 p.m. Free.