The Pasadena Public Library (PPL) strives to provide a friendly, professional, harassment-free, and welcoming virtual environment for our patrons, participants, and all attendees at its events, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, body type, appearance, disability, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof). Virtual events are defined as any online platform used to curate informational, recreational, and educational meetings or events. By attending the event, you agree to abide by the PPL Code of Conduct. Event organizers will firmly enforce this Code throughout the event.


Following a code of conduct allows PPL to create the best experience possible for all attendees.


Our aim in hosting a virtual PPL event is to provide our in-person programs in a virtual platform for the benefit and safety of our community. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcome to participate, ask questions, and engage in conversation. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and expect that all Pasadena Public Library virtual meeting and event participants and speakers will help ensure a positive experience for everyone.


To achieve the purposes of a virtual event in the time provided, discussions should be focused on the program topic at hand. Parents, guardians, and caregivers are responsible for monitoring the activities and behavior of their children while attending a PPL virtual event.


It is not a violation of our Code of Conduct to express an opinion or raise facts, on condition that the expression is part of a discussion of the topic at hand and is presented in a respectful manner that does not deliberately offend or personally attack others.

The following unacceptable behaviors and activities which are prohibited on all PPL virtual events, include, but are not limited to:

  • Abusive, harassing, intimidating, derogatory, discriminatory, demeaning speech or actions.
  • Prejudicial, harmful written/verbal comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or other personal characteristics, including those protected by law.
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images.
  • Inappropriate disruption of meetings or events.
  • Violating the rules and regulations of the online platform.
  • Content or conduct in violation of or inconsistent with federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.


Please report any violation of the PPL Code of Conduct during a virtual event to


Violation of the Code of Conduct may include immediate removal from meeting or event without notice, removal of comments or posts, reporting of accounts in violation, and restrictions from future Pasadena Public Library meetings and events. The Pasadena Public Library reserves the right to pursue further action against individuals or groups violating this Code of Conduct.