One Book, One City 2023

The Sierra Madre Public Library has announced the 2023 selection of One Book One City; Flying Free: my victory over fear to become the first Latina pilot on the US Aerobatic Team by Cecilia Aragon.

One Book One City is a community reading program that invites everyone in Sierra Madre to read and discuss the same book during February 2023 and participate in exciting programs and events.

This fabulous community program includes an Author Talk with Cecilia Aragon, a tour of the San Gabriel Valley Airport, a kids STEAM Dream Workshop with local teacher Dany Richey, a kids paper airplane competition, a movie night with the documentary Fly Like a Girl through our new streaming service Kanopy, and inspirational presentations on women in flight.

Aragon’s memoir, Flying Free, shares her own journey of breaking past her own fears to become a champion aerobatic pilot. Aragon was a timid child, painfully shy and afraid of everything from heights to people. How did she become a death-defying daredevil and aerobatic pilot? In her memoir, she bares her life even though writing it “scared me more than pointing my single-seat experimental plane at the ground and opening the throttle until I was roaring earthward at 250 mph”.

Extra copies of Flying Free are available for checkout at the Library, as well as extra downloadable eBook copies via Libby. 

Connect all month long through engaging themed programs that are free and fun for the whole family. Please view the OBOC events by clicking on the links below.

OBOC Brochure of Events - February 2023 
OBOC Event Flyer - February 2023


Third Thursday Book Club

A monthly book club for adults on the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 am. Participants read, discuss, and enjoy a selected book each time. Check the Calendar for this month's selection. OBOCBookClub

Books read by the Third Thursday Book Club in the past year:
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Quiet American by Graham Green
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Cricut - STEAM Station

The Cricut is an electronic cutting machine for DIY crafts and projects. The machine is available during open Library hours and no appointment is necessary. We recommend you attend our once a month Cricut Basic Intro Workshop first to learn how to use the Library's machine. An adult must accompany all users under age 13. Check the Library's Event Calendar for specific dates of the Cricut Intro Workshops.

3D Printer - STEAM Station

3D Printing is the process of making a physical object from a digital model. 3D Printing is available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis. An adult must accompany all users under age 13.

OBOC Book Club Photo

For more information about programs and services or to make a suggestion, call the Library at 626-355-7186.