South Pasadena Public Library | Author Talk With Janna Ireland

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Artist and author Janna Ireland will join the South Pasadena Public Library for an author talk on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room, located at 1115 El Centro Street. Registration is not required and attendance is free. Hospitality will be provided by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library.

In 2020, Janna Ireland published Regarding Paul R. Williams: A Photographer’s View. Paul R. Williams, known as “Hollywood’s Architect,” was the first Black architect admitted to the American Institute of Architecture. Throughout his wildly successful career, Williams designed over 2,000 buildings, including the homes of entertainment legends Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and Barbara Stanwyck. In Regarding Paul R. Williams, Ireland explores the work and legacy for Paul R. Williams through a series of intimate black-and-white photographs, exploring both the skill of Williams’ architecture and the social conditions under which he worked as a Black architect decades before the Civil Rights Movement.

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia, but has chosen Los Angeles as her home. She holds an M.F.A. from the U.C.L.A. Department of Art and a B.F.A. from the Department of Photography and Imaging at N.Y.U. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and internationally and is held in the collections of institutions, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the California African American Museum, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Ireland is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Occidental College.

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This program is part of the Library’s One City One Story (OCOS) programming. Additional OCOS programming information can be found at This program is made possible 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. The Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Visit the Library website at for information about services and programs. The Library is open Monday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with disability to have equal access to the event. Please call (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at and email the form to Human Resources at