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La Pintoresca Library

La Pintoresca Library, Pasadena, CA

La Pintoresca Library, Pasadena, CA

I am a big fan of “La Pint” as library insiders call it. I went there today to return an audio version of On the Road (by Jack Kerouac) that The Scout listened to while on some long drives recently. (He highly recommends it, btw. He loved the work of reader Will Patton.)

When I asked to be pointed to the travel books section, librarian Diane Walker perked right up and escorted me over to the shelves. You see, La Pintoresca library won the Grand Prize in the Frommer’s 2007 library display contest. A nationwide contest, folks! And what they won is a passel of Frommer’s 2008 travel guides!!! You can see photos of their winning display here.

This is not just a one-off for the marvelous team at La Pint. They previously won a For Dummies library display contest (photos here).

So congratulations to them! I told them that I was going to blog about their victories, and they encouraged me to remind everyone that…

Women at Work has a new satellite office at La Pintoresca. “At La Pintoresca Branch Library in Pasadena, Women at Work provides free assistance with career counseling, resume writing, interview skills, job applications, and other creer-related suppport on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sign up for a 45-minute counseling session by calling the library during regular hours at 626-744-7268.

La Pintoresca Branch Library
1355 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Why was I asking for travel guides? Because thanks to the generosity of one of my dad’s friends, I am traveling with my dad to England next week. Yes, indeed. I’m excited beyond words. I’m too excited to blog about it! Must prepare for trip!


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3 thoughts on “La Pintoresca Library

  1. How wonderful! Is this your first father daughter vacation? I’m feeling a tad melancholy because May 5th marks the anniversary of my father’s passing. I remember our one and only father/daughter trip with great affection. My dad never left the continent but together we did get to Bodie CA.! Have a lovely trip.

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