July 2022

Summer Reading Fun Continues! Join us to explore "Oceans of Possibilities" and get ready to dive into this month’s programs. Register for SRP through the Beanstack app, online, or in person at either Pasadena Library location. Complete activities through the Beanstack app and earn up to 500 points for a chance to win awesome prizes! Mid-registration (May 1 – June 30) prize winners will be announced the first week in July 2022.

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Pre-registration Winners!

Winners were randomly selected through the Pasadena Library’s Beanstack site and have been contacted for prize pickup. Everyone who pre-registered for Summer Reading between May 1 - May 31, was entered in our giveaway! (Not all prize winners were pictured above.)


Chick-Fil-A Basket: Camila G.

Mega Blocks: Leilani T.

Fischer Price Learn Smart Puppy: Gianna G.


Snap Circuits/Vex Robotics: Larissa B.

Aquarium Passes (5): Sofia Z.

Chick-Fil-A Basket: Ariyan M.


Puzzle Bundle: Lucas S.

Movie Pass Basket: James B.

Chick-Fil-A Basket: Lekai Z.


Pleasure Pier - 4 All Day Ride Passes: Reyna L.

Apollo Chamber Players Season Passes: Penny S.

Chicken Salad Chick Basket: Misty D.

Chick-Fil-A Basket: Gloria K.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for these amazing giveaways! 👏

Apollo Chamber Players, Landry's Inc., Chick-fil-A, Chicken Salad Chick, and Friends of the Pasadena Public Library!

June Summer Reading Highlights

As of today, our registration numbers have surpassed last year's total SRP registrations! Thank you all for participating, let the summer reading fun continue!

  • 1,170 Total Registrations
  • 5,612 Badges Earned
  • 10,244 Completed Activities
  • 12,858 Books Read
  • 264,002 Minutes Read

Summer Reading Program Rules - All Ages

  • SRP is open to all ages and runs from Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, July 31.

  • By reading books and completing activities through the Beanstack app or online, you can earn points for a chance to win awesome prizes!
  • For every 50 points earned, you will get ONE VIRTUAL TICKET for our grand prize drawings (maximum 10 tickets).

  • You can put all of your virtual tickets towards one prize and increase your chances to win! If you can't decide what you want, spread your virtual tickets across a lot of prizes!

Please note: Activities logged between May 1 - 31 do NOT count towards the Summer Reading Program!

Last day to update Beanstack account is Sunday, July 31. Grand prize winners will be announced on Monday, August 1.

Thirteen Youth SRP Prizes will be given away this summer.

You can use your Virtual Tickets to enter our grand prize drawings.

Six Teen SRP Prizes will be given away this summer. 

You can use your Virtual Tickets to enter our grand prize drawings.

Six SRP Prizes for Adults will be given away this summer.

You can use your Virtual Tickets to enter our grand prize drawings.


For a complete list of events, please visit www.pasadenalibrary.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram! *PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR PROGRAMS*

Book Clubs

Reading in Color Book Club

Arsenic & Adobo by Anand Manansala

Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Central Library: 1201 Jeff Ginn

First Monday Book Club

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Monday, July 11 at 3:00 PM

Fairmont Library: 4330 Fairmont Pkwy


Mystery Tea Time Book Club

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Monday, July 18 at 3:00 PM

Fairmont Library: 4330 Fairmont Pkwy


Genre Challenge Book Club

Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Central Library: 1201 Jeff Ginn

A Targeted Plan

For Your Job Search 

There are many jobs and careers from which people can choose, but we are often limited by our personal experiences as far as options available. Which jobs and careers lead to good wages and adequate employment opportunities? Which would be fulfilling and meet our needs? Learn from Workforce Solutions experts about the labor market and how to match your needs and skills to possible jobs and careers.

  • Find out about the labor market.
  • Assess needs and skills.
  • Create a targeted search plan.

Register please on this page or by calling the library at 281-998-1095.

CinePark at the Library

"Atlantis: The Lost Empire"

Join us Friday, July 15 at 8:30 PM at the Central Library to watch the movie "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" rated PG outdoors in the library north parking lot.



FROM 7:15 PM TO 7:50 PM.

Door Prizes & Giveaways

Sponsored by

Neighbors Emergency Center

Texacone Returs

Snow Cones Available for Purchase

For more information, please contact Lynnea Fink at 713.475.4856.

Gardening For Butterflies

Houston Botanic Garden

While it's hot outside now, fall will be here before you know it!

That is a good time for planting the kinds of flowers that attract butterflies. Erin Mills, Education Coordinator at Houston Botanic Garden near Pasadena, will help us plan gardens that invite butterflies and other insects that enrich our environment. What butterfly friendly flowers and plants do well in our part of Texas?

Monarch butterflies are threatened -- what plants help them in their annual migration? What to do about aphids or other pests? Bring your own questions also! Register here or by calling 713-475-4984.

Escape Room: 

Escape the Office

Can you escape the 8-5 grind & find out who put the stapler in the jell-o?

Join us for our first  fun & quirky escape room experience for adults! Dive deep into solving puzzles and searching for the next clue with your friends!

Central Library: 1201 Jeff Ginn

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Citizen Science with the Galveston Bay Foundation

Did you know that Pasadena has a beach right on Galveston Bay, home of dolphins, oysters, numerous fish species and other kinds of wildlife

So, what can we do here in Pasadena to ensure Galveston Bay's health into the future? And, how is the bay doing anyway?

Learn more about the bay and about citizen science activities that enable you to help the Galveston Bay Foundation see trends in the Galveston Bay ecosystem.

Please register at by calling 713-475-4984 or at pasadenalibrary.org/calendar. 

GRADcafé by ProjectGRAD

Need help with a resume, or work, college or financial aid application? GRADcafé will be at Central Library for in-person advising Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Thursdays 10:00AM to 7:00PM.

"Whether you want to attend college to get a degree or work on a certificate in a professional trade, we are here to guide you through every step. You’re never too young or old to get started. Services are available in English or Spanish."


The Pasadena Public Library and the City of Pasadena, in partnership with Harris County Public Library, will provide free T-Mobile 5G WiFi Hotspots for long-term check out thanks to a grant that HCPL received from the Emergency Connectivity Fund, part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

Visit https://www.hcpl.net/digital-access for more information about HCPL Connected.


The Pasadena Public Library will be CLOSED Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day!

Both library locations will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 10:00AM.


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