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This year’s OCOS theme is “Life in Art.”

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This fall the South Pasadena Public Library is celebrating art, culture, and reading with its One City One Story (OCOS) citywide reading program. This year’s OCOS theme is “Life in Art.” Beginning on September 1st, the South Pasadena Public Library encourages residents to vote online at or in the Library to decide which of two arts and culture-themed books will be the chosen OCOS 2022 title. Nominee titles are The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton and The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History by Nathalia Holt. Voting will close at midnight on September 10th and the winning title will be announced on September 26th.

The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton is kaleidoscopic fictional oral history of the beloved rock ‘n’ roll duo who shot to fame in 1970s New York, and the dark, fraught secret that lies at the peak of their stardom. In The Queens of Animation, Nathalia Holt tells the true story of how an influential group of women infiltrated the boys’ club of Disney’s story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable narratives that have become part of the American canon.

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Residents are encouraged to read the OCOS choice and participate in our themed programming throughout October! Take part in Library events like author talks, natural indigo dyeing, and a virtual book discussion. Visit for more information.

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