South Pasadena Library | Voting Opens for One City One Story (OCOS) Reading Program

Residents can vote on which of five nature and environment-themed books will be the chosen OCOS 2021 title

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This fall the South Pasadena Public Library is celebrating nature, sustainability, and reading with its One City One Story (OCOS) citywide reading program. This year’s OCOS theme is “Navigating Nature.”

Beginning on September 1st, the South Pasadena Public Library encourages residents to vote online or in the Library to decide which of five nature and environment-themed books will be the chosen OCOS 2021 title. Nominee titles include Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Dune by Frank Herbert, Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler, and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. Voting will close at midnight on September 10th and the winning title will be announced on September 27th.

Residents are encouraged to read the OCOS choice and participate in our themed programming throughout October and early November! Take part in virtual and live book discussions, a lecture on native gardening and sustainability in South Pasadena, a guided tour of the South Pasadena Community Garden, and more. Visit www.southpasadenaca.gov/ocos for more information.

One City One Story is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library with generous support from the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. The South Pasadena Public Library is located at 1100 Oxley Street in South Pasadena. Library Abridged is our current in-library service. Masks are required. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 1:00-7:00 p.m.; Friday- Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Sunday. To be notified about service or hours changes, sign up to receive informational emails from the Library here: www.southpasadenaca.gov/librarynews.