Attention all Rotarians and friends of Rotary! Please mark your calendar for our upcoming charity event that you won't want to miss. The Rotary Club of Pasadena is proud to host our 2nd annual Cowboy Christmas Charity Gala, featuring Men Who Can Cook and Designer Bag Bingo.
Date: Friday evening, December 15th, 2023,
Location: Texas Chiropractic College's Standard Process Banquet Hall (5912 Spencer Hwy, 77505). Tickets are $100 per person,
  • Includes delicious food prepared by our team of local celebrity guest chefs as well as chances to win some designer handbags through multiple rounds of Bingo!
Attire: Bring your best cowboy/cowgirl and enjoy a fun evening of hoopin' and hollerin'
If you are interested in participating, purchasing tickets, a table, or sponsoring our event, please visit this link:
We look forward to having you join us at this event to raise funds to help us continue our important mission to serve our local and global community!
December 1, 2023: Steve Zach | Community Engagement Mgr.
Pasadena Public Library
Steve Zach is the Community Engagement Manager at Pasadena Public Library's two locations in the city, Fairmont and Central Libraries. Before starting this position two years ago, he worked as a librarian and literacy coordinator at Deer Park Public Library and Harris County Public Library. He likes listening to audiobooks, gardening, and learning to use the library's Maker Lab machines.


Pasadena Public Library - 1922- Today

Attorney Arthur E. Dawes felt a need to bring books and the opportunities books provide to the rural communities surrounding Houston. His efforts and encouragement brought about the Harris County Library System. In the fall of 1920, the plans for the system were on the drawing board. The first budget allotted by the county for the fiscal year 1921 was $6,500. Miss Lucy Fuller became the Harris County Library System’s first librarian in May 1921. Within six months of operation, there existed twenty-six library stations recording in the annual report a circulation of 19,574 with a volume of 3,455 books.


Join us to hear from Mr. Steven Zach from the Pasadena Public Library.

Library History Highlights

1922    Harris County Library System opened a library station in Pasadena with about 100 books.  The library was only open on Saturdays and customers were limited to three books at a time.
1929    Bond approved for new fire station, city hall & library building. The library occupied the right end.
1941    Library temporarily moved to Ola Mae Kennedy house on West Broadway.
1946    Library moved from Ola Mae Kennedy house to Pasadena’s school district office.
1953    Shell Oil Company built and donated to the city its first free standing library. Opened March 2, 1953 - It was a one story building of modern design, located on Tater Street (today Pasadena Blvd.) between Thomas & Harris Street.  County library system book collection returned to Harris County.

1962    Moved library to 1201 Minerva location.
1970    David Coronado Neighborhood Center Library opened.
1974    Doubled the size of main library.
1978    Began automating library operations.
1979    Began offering free tax help.

1982    Provided public with access to an Apple computer.
1987    Began checking out videos.
1989    Began circulating compact discs.
1991    Received LSCA grant for branch library construction.
1992    Opened Fairmont Branch Library.

1997    Public direct access to Internet.
2000    Received Gates Foundation grant.
2001    Opened Public Computer Lab with Gates Foundation grant.
2003    Celebrated library’s 50th Anniversary; Created library web page.
2004    Began renovation of Central Library with foundation repairs.

2006    Received Brown Foundation grant for $250,000; Received Houston Endowment grant for $500,000.
2007    Began renovation of the Central Library with 9,300 sq. ft. addition.
2016    Renovation of restrooms and bookstore.

Pasadena Rotary Luncheon Meeting Location:
Friday | December 1, 2023 Meeting

Red Lobster
Pasadena, TX

4002 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77504


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