Love, family, disaster, tradition: In his novel “Gardens of Water,” author Alan Drew weaves complex themes into an unforgettable story. As the focus of Pasadena’s 2010 One City, One Story program, the book has sparked an intriguing blend of community book talks, exhibits, lectures, films and other activities. Here is a sampling:
- The author will speak to the community and answer questions Sunday, March 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center ballroom, 300 E. Green St.
- Caltech professor Dr. Joann Stock will join author Alan Drew to share insights on the 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turkey and chances for a similar quake in California on Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Caltech’s Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 E. California Blvd. (come early for tours of the Seismo Lab from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
- See an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” inspired by “Gardens of Water” Thursday through Saturday, March 25 to 27, at 8 p.m. in PCC’s Little Theater; Pasadena High School students will display “Water” photography through March 31 at Pasadena Central Library.
- Choose from a long list of community book discussions: Thursday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St.; Saturday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave.; Tuesday, March 23, at 3 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave.; Wednesday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library; Thursday, March 25, at 4 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library; and Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library.
For the full line-up and the latest One City, One Story news, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/library or call 744-7270.