Los Angeles Literature Events 12/17/18 –12/23/18

downloadSanta Monica Public Library

Join us at our Main Library Book Group to discuss the book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt. This event is for adults and seniors.

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In this book, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

Where: Santa Monica Main Library, 2nd Floor

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=26229

Listening Room Open Mic at Gina M Woodruff Gallery

Join us for the Listening Room Open Mic, hosted by Gina who will welcome mixed acts to participate in a weekly Open Mic.

Where: Gina M Woodruff Gallery

Date: Monday the 17th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 5555 E. Stearns St. #203, Long Beach, CA 90815

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

Children’s Storytime at Vroman’s Hastings Ranch Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us for our weekly Storytime for children at our Hastings Ranch store in Pasadena.

Where: Vroman’s Hastings Ranch Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 10:30 am

Address: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-hastings-ranch-170

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club at Silver Lake Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our Tuesday Afternoon Book Club discussion of Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff. Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, as it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not finding its truths, but its secrets.

New members are always welcome!

Where: Silver Lake Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 1 pm

Address: 2411 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/silver-lake-library-tuesday-afternoon-book-club-0

Nonfiction Book Club at Brentwood Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our December Nonfiction Book Club discussion of The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson. Copies of this book are available at our Check-Out desk for all participants.

No RSVP is necessary.

Where: Donald Bruce Kaufman – Brentwood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm

Address: 11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/nonfiction-book-club

Adult Nonfiction Book Club at Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our December Adult Nonfiction Book Club discussion of The Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers.

Copies of this book are available at our Circulation Desk. Nonfiction Book Club meets every other month.

No RSVP is necessary.

Where: Venice – Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/adult-non-fiction-book-club

Mysterious Book Club at Palisades Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us at our earlier than usual date in December for the Mysterious Book Club discussion of Started Early, Took My Dog, by Kate Atkinson. Tracy Waterhouse is a large woman living an ordered life after her retirement from the police department. She makes a snap decision to take a child from a habitual offender, where both mother and child are miserable and obviously better off without each other. Suddenly she learns that her inexperience in child care is actually the least of her problems, and much larger ones are waiting for her and the child.

Where: Palisades Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 6 pm

Address: 861 Alma Real Dr., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/mysterious-book-club-18

True Crime Tuesdays Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for True Crime Tuesdays Book Club, with James T. Bartlett. Our discussion will be a book club exploration of our dark side, at the extreme of human experience, for better or worse.

There is nothing like wheeling a dead body around in a baby carriage. The Hampstead murders don’t get the attention they deserve, for their connections to the more famous ones over in Whitechapel. Join us to discuss Sarah Beth Hopton’s book, Woman at the Devil’s Door.

NOTE: See website link to RSVP and pre-purchase the book.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/#events

Redondo Poets Holiday Open Mic at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for a Holiday Open Mic at Coffee Cartel. No features, no rules. Just fun!

Where: Coffee Cartel

Date: Tuesday the 18th

Time: 8 pm

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

Website: http://facebook.com/events/RedondoPoets

Children’s Storytime with Mr. Steve at Vroman’s Main Bookstore – Kids Event

Please join us for our weekly Storytime with Mr. Steve event for children at our main store in Pasadena, held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10 am.

Where: Vroman’s Hastings Ranch Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 10 am

Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Website: http://www.vromansbookstore.com/event/storytime-mr-steve-249

Fiction Book Club & All Quiet on the Western Front at Homestead Museum 

Please join us for our meeting of the Fiction Book Club discussion of All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. This selection and discussion is part of our current theme, WWI in Different Mediums, in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Where: Homestead Museum

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Address: 15415 East Don Julian Rd., City of Industry, CA 91745

Website: http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/upcoming-events/book-clubs

Feminist Book Club at the Last Bookstore

Please join us for the Feminist Book Club, with Julia Callahan. Our discussions range through an intersectional variety of feminist literature, led by Julia Callahan of Rare Bird Books.

Join us to discuss Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. This memoir is one-of-a-kind, just as she is, so let’s look into a profound moment in the American Story.

NOTE: See website link to RSVP and pre-purchase the book.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://lastbookstorela.com/#events

World Stage Press Turns 4! at the World Stage

World Stage Press Turns 4! Let’s have some fun! There will be food, music, book giveaways, and special performances by our authors!

Come and celebrate with us four years of publishing local Los Angeles writers! All of our books will be for sale.

NOTE: General admission is $5 and includes a raffle ticket.

Where: The World Stage

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Address: 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/519925715187023/

Holiday Party at the Ugly Mug Coffee Shop

Join us for our annual holiday get together at the Mug, hosted by Two Idiots Peddling Poetry. It’s nothing fancy, just friendly poets hanging out. More details soon.

Where: The Ugly Mug Coffee Shop

Date: Wednesday the 19th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 261 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/353888805386461/

Art Block Zine Workshop Begins at Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL 

Please join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month as we begin a new workshop on making an Art Block Zine, hosted by DSTL Arts!

This event is open to adults, kids and teens, and you are asked to RSVP at the website link.

Where: Baldwin Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 4 pm

Address: 2906 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/artblockzine-workshopteen-council

Contemporary Literature Book Club at Woodland Hills Branch Library, LAPL 

Please join us every month to read and discuss contemporary literature. In December we’re reading Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson.

This event is open to adults and seniors.

Where: Woodland Hills Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/contemporary-literature-book-club

Poetry and Music Holiday Party at Side Show Books

Please join us for our Poetry and Music Holiday Party, with performances by: Joe Silvers + Chase Maser, Ryan Rosenheim, Soulstuf, Cinni, Kim Tang, Owen Zorn + Evan O’Brien, Poeticmoor, Jenyi, Sarah Wheeler, Jenna Dorn, and more!

$5 admission.

Where: Side Show Books

Date: Thursday the 20th

Time: 8 pm

Address: 1639 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Website: http://sideshowbookstore.com/events/

Brian Dunlap at Poetry y Pan in Pomona

Please join us for the Poetry y Pan Poetry Reading Series, held every 3rd Friday of the month, and hosted by Irene Sanchez and Matt Sedillo, and featuring poet and writer Brian Dunlap.

Brian Dunlap is a native Angeleño who still lives in Los Ángeles. He explores and captures the city’s stories that are hidden in plain sight. He is the author of the chapbook Concrete Paradise (2018) from Finishing Line Press. Dunlap is the winner of the 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize from december magazine judged by former Los Ángeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez. His poems and book reviews have been published in Angel City Review, CCM-Entropy, California Quarterly and Dryland, among others. He runs the blog site www.losangelesliterature.wordpress.com, a resource to explore L.A.’s vast literary culture.

Where: Café Con Libros

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 7:30 pm

Address: 280 W. 2nd St., Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/poetryypan

Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna & Michael C. Ford at Beyond Baroque

Join us for a reading of Phoebe MacAdams Ozuna’s new chapbook, Every Bird Helps: A Cancer Journal.

Appearing with her will be Michael C. Ford, reading from his new “double” chapbook, Block Island Latitudes/Manhattan Island Suite.

Where: Beyond Baroque

Date: Friday the 21st

Time: 8 pm

Address: 681 N. Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html

Lyrical Flames Poetry Reading at Jones Coffee Roasters

Please join us for our Holiday edition of lyrical Flames, with featured guest poets Bridgette Bianca and Lee Boek, and Alison Warren providing music.

Where: Jones Coffee Roasters

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time:  7 am – 9 am

Address: 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1137904600223378/

Georgette Baker: Holidays Around the World at Central Library, LAPL – Kids Event 

Please join us to hear our guest, Georgette Baker, present and perform customs, songs, and stories from different holidays celebrated around the world during the month of December.

Where: KLOS Story Theatre, Central Library

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time:  11 am – 12 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/georgette-baker-holidays-around-world

Saturday Afternoon Poetry at Santa Catalina Library

Please join us for our Annual Holiday Book Exchange, with a party and reading. Give books and get book gifts!

Where: Santa Catalina Library, Pasadena

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Address: 999 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Websitehttp://saturdayafternoonpoetry.blogspot.com/  

Cahuenga Book Club & The Book of Unknown Americans at Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our December Book Club discussion of The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez.

Where: Cahuenga Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 3 pm

Address: 4591 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/cahuenga-book-club-discusses-book-unknown-americans-cristina-henriquez

NoHo Book Club & Silas Marner at North Hollywood Branch Library, LAPL

Please join us for our December Book Club discussion of Silas Marner, by George Eliot.

Copies are available at the check-out desk at the library. New members are always welcome.

Where: North Hollywood Branch Library, LAPL

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Address: 5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Websitehttp://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/noho-book-club-reads-silas-marner

Wendy Rainey, Alexandra Umias and YOU! at The dA Center for the Arts

This month the dA center for the Arts and the Valley Poets Reading Series are hosting two great writers, Wendy Rainey and Alexandra Umias. As always, we will have the coolest Open Mic ever. So join us to take down consumerism in an explosion of artistic expression!

Where: The dA Center for the Arts

Date: Saturday the 22nd

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm

Address: 252 S. Main St., Ste. D, Pomona, CA 91766

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/2245152479142152/

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