Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
LiveTalks Presents: Robert Putmam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett & The Upswing via LiveTalks LA – Online Event
In their new book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, Robert Putman & Shaylyn Romney Garrett, in conversation with Yancy Sritckler, will discuss how we have gone from an individualistic ”I” society (in the Guilded Age) to a more communitarian “We” society and then back again, and how we can learn from that experience to become a more unified, stronger nation.
NOTE: See site for costs and further details.
Where: LiveTalks LA – Online Event (see site for link)
Date: Monday the 14th
Time: 6 pm
Address: LiveTalks LA – Online event
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1644723775701803/ or https://livetalksla.org/events/robertputnam/
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Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
World Literature Book Club via West Valley Regional Branch Library – Online Event
Adults and seniors are invited to join a spirited and engaging discussion every Monday morning (excluding holidays) at the World Literature Book Club.
For the Zoom link and information on the title to be discussed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “World Literature” in the subject line..
Where: West Valley Regional Branch Library, LAPL – Online event (see site)
Date: Monday the 7th
Time: 10:30 am
Address: LAPL – Online event
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Wild Cards Kids Book Release Party at Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Join Hope and Wade King for a night of fun, food, and entertainment to celebrate the launch of their all-new book, Wild Card Kids and relive your child with carnival-inspired fun and games The celebration follows the first day of the Get Your Teach on Los Angeles conference, but you do not need to be a conference attendee to join the party..
NOTE: This is a ticketed event so check website for details.
Where: Western Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Plaza Pool Deck
Date: Monday the 20th
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Address: 404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Conchas y Cafe Zine Workshop at Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library, LAPL
Join us to participate in DSTL Arts’ 10-week creative writing class, Conchas y Café, offered in English and Spanish for adults of all ages.
Participants learn new techniques in poetry, storytelling, and zine-making and also have the opportunity to publish and present their work in a quarterly anthology of writing produced through the program. A public reading and party celebrate the culmination of each series.
Where: Vernon – Leon H. Washington Jr. Memorial Branch Library
Date: Monday the 26th
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Address: 4504 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011
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Santa Monica Main Library Book Club & Blink at Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL
Join us for the Santa Monica Main Library Book Club meeting, which is always welcoming new members and alternates between fiction and nonfiction on a month-to-month basis. This month’s nonfiction title is Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell.
Where: Santa Monica Main Library, SMPL
Date: Monday the 19th
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Paul Smedley & Huntington Tracks at Vroman’s Bookstore
Join us to hear author Paul Smedley discuss and read from his book, Huntington Trades.
This book tells the story of how Collis and Henry Huntington built their railroading empire into Southern California between the 1870s and the Great Merger of 1911. It is a capitalist’s history, and includes the railroad companies and individuals who tried to stop the Huntington’s progress to forward their own plans and schemes. The birth of the Pacific Electric Railway grew into the most successful electric railway in the world; with 1.100 miles of track in four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. The book is enhanced with photos, news clippings, and maps to tell the story the best way possible.
Where: Vroman’s Bookstore
Date: Monday the 12th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
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Beer Tasting & Book Signing with J. Ryan Stradal at Pages Bookstore/Off-site Location
Please join us for a beer tasting and book signing as author J. Ryan Stradal discusses his new novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota.
Two sisters. One farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make a living, and wonders what her life would be like if she had a share of that money. Helen buys a successful brewery with the proceeds, and is rigid as a steel keg, while Edith has a heart as big as the state. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take decades, but it is surprising and moving when it comes.
NOTE: This is a ticketed event, so check website for costs and details.
Where: Los Angeles Ale Works (hosted by Pages Bookstore)
Date: Monday the 5th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 2918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
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Your Author Series: Rilla Alexander at Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL – Kids Event
Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Rilla Alexander, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her books, Swarm of Bees and A Bear Sat on My Porch. She is an internationally acclaimed designer and illustrator, and she has worked with such brands as Puma, Volkswagen, and Nokia.
Where: Arroyo Seco Regional Library, LAPL
Date: Monday the 29th
Time: 4 pm – 5 pm
Address: 6145 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90042
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Write to Read Event & Open Mic at Chapman Crafted
Let’s do this again!
After the success of our first event, we’re back for another one! Join us for an evening of reading, community, and conversation with Patrick O’Neil.
Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon. He is a contributing editor for Sensitive Skin Magazine, a Pushcart nominee, and two-time nominee for Best of the Net. He is co-creator of the Why There Are Words reading series in Los Angeles.
The Open Mic starts at 7 pm, so if you are interested in reading send us a sample of your work and you will have 5 minutes to share it.
NOTE: See website link for further contact info and details.
Where: Chapman Crafted
Date: Monday the 22nd
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Address: 123 N. Cypress St., Orange, CA 92866
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Your Author Series: Tao Nyeu at John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL – Kids Event
Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes children’s author and illustrator Tao Nyeu, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be reading her book, Squid and Octopus: Friends for Always, which shows us a glimpse into the life of two funny friends. She specializes in silk screens and water-based inks, giving her illustrations a distinctive style. Her work has won many awards, and has been influenced by Shel Silverstein, Richard Scarry, and Beatrix Potter.
Where: John C. Fremont Branch Library, LAPL
Date: Monday the 15th
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm
Address: 6121 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
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