Los Angeles Literature Events 12/21/15 – 12/27/15

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Santa Monica Main Library Book Group

This book group is for adults and seniors and features an eclectic selection of literary fiction and nonfiction. The reading selection for this month is “The Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell.

Where: Main Branch of SMPL, Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor

Date: Monday, the 21st

Time: 7 pm – 830 pm

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=17885

Redondo Poets at Coffee Cartel

The Redondo Poets weekly poetry reading has been running continuously at Coffee Cartel since 1998. The format is open mic (from a sign-up list) and featured poet(s). There is no cover charge.

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1820 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Website: http://openmikes.org/listings/coffeecartel2  

STAR Reader Program at Washington Irving Branch Library

Join us and meet our STAR volunteer reader Martha. Read stories together and learn how to earn a free book. Books come alive for pre-school kids when they share the fun of reading with STAR library volunteers.

Where: Washington Irving Branch of LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm

Address: 4117 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/washington-irving

STAR Storytime at Junipero Serra Branch Library

Come and read with STAR volunteer reader, Ms. A. Children that share books with her on three occasions get to take home a book of their own.

Where:  Junipero Serra Branch Library

Date: Wednesday the 23rd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 4607 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90037

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/junipero-serra  

STAR Program at Fairfax Branch Library

For children of all ages. Hear stories read by a trained STAR volunteer. First time participants receive a punch card, and after three visits to a STAR reader, a child can earn a free book.

Where: Fairfax Branch Library of LAPL

Date: Wednesday the 23rd                                                                                 

Time: 3 pm – 4 pm

Address: 161 S. Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/branches/Fairfax

Creative Life Writing Workshop

Learn to energize and express your natural creative voice as you dive into this unique lyrical experience. Poet and educator Andrea Beard knows all creativity needs to flourish is the desire, intention and opportunity. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned writer, you’ll find this workshop brimming with inspiration and ideas.

Where: Studio City Branch Library

Date: Wednesday the 16th

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Address: 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604

Website:  http://www.lapl.org/branches/studio-city  

Viento Y Agua Open Mic

Weekly Open Mic with Mixed Acts, hosted by Alyssandra.

Sign-ups begin at 7:30 pm and performances begin at 8 pm.

Where: Viento Y Agua

Date: Thursday the 24th

Time: 7:30 pm – 10 pm

Address: 4007 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

Website: http://www.localendar.com/public/CadenceCollective

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Where: Anywhere you are

Date: Friday the 25th

Time: All day

Address: N/A

Website: N/A

STAR Reader at Central Library

Come share stories and more with STAR volunteer reader Debra.  Open to school age children and their parents.

Where: Central Library

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Address: 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90071

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library   

BARK! Beach Animals Reading with Kids

Kids are invited to come and practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a BARK therapy dog. Participation is limited by dog team availability. Parent or guardian consent is required on day of event.

Where: San Pedro Regional Library

Time: 11:30 am

Date: Saturday the 26th

Address: 931 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Website: http://www..lapl.org/branches/san-pedro  

Last Saturday of the Month Poetry Open Mic

Join us for open mic poetry at the Library. All are invited to participate. Read a classic poem or your own composition. Each presenter will have six minutes. Every month a local poet is featured.

Where: Encino-Tarzana Branch of LAPL

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Address: 18231 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/branches/encino-tarzana

Arroyo Book Club (ABC)

Join us for a lively book inspired afternoon with refreshments. Call 323-255-0537 for details.

Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 3 pm

Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042

Website: http://www.lapl.org/branches/arroyo-seco

Noho Book Club reads “The Women”

A monthly book discussion group meets the fourth Saturday of most months. December’s selection is “The Women” by T.C. Boyle. New members are welcome!

Where: North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library

Date: Saturday, the 26th

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Websitehttp://lapl.org/branches/north-hollywood

Shades of Afrika Open Mic

Weekly Open Mic with Poetry hosted by impacc and Shy. $5 cover includes light refreshments.

Where: Shades of Afrika

Date: Saturday the 26th

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

Address: 1001 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90802

Website:  http://www.localendar.com/public/CadenceCollective

Nebraska Girl Open Mic at Beyond Baroque

A monthly event hosted by Wyatt Underwood. Feature this month: TBA. Five-minute limit, sign-ups at 1:45 pm.

Regular admission.

Where: Beyond Baroque, Mike Kelly Gallery

Date: Sunday, the 27th

Time: 2 pm

Address: 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Websitehttp://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

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