Los Angeles Literature Events: 12/21/20 – 12/26/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 12/21/20 – 12/26/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Tweens Read Graphic Novels Book Club via Northridge Branch Library, LAPL – Online Tween Event   

Kids ages 9-12 are invited to a monthly graphic novel book club! Join in the fun as we explore popular graphic novels for tweens. The selection for discussion this month is the award-winning graphic novel, Pie in the Sky, by Remy Lai.

With your library card get free access to the book via OverDrive or the library catalog.

Where:  Northridge Branch Library, LAPL – Online event (see site)

Date: Monday the 21st                                                                        

Time: 4 pm                                                                               

Address:  LAPL – Online event       

Websitehttps://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/tweens-read-graphic-novels-book-club 

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News From Poet Angelina Sáenz

News From Poet Angelina Sáenz

By Brian Dunlap

During the Coronavirus pandemic, poet Angelina Sáenz revised her monthly open mic, La Palabra, and made it a weekly series for 10 weeks: 10 Poets in 10 Weeks. One poet a week was featured. They ranged from Jenise Miller to Willie Perdomo to Octavio Quintanilla. She’s been the host of the Highland Park-based open mic for just over two and a half years.

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 9/07/20 – 9/13/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 9/07/20 – 9/13/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

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Philosophy Discussion Group & Critique of Pure Reason via Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library, LAPLOnline Event

Join Arroyo Seco Regional Branch Library’s Zoom link as we continue our discussion of Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Newcomers are welcome.

NOTE: Email ayosco@lapl.org for participation details. Confirm at site due to holiday.

Where: Arroyo Seco Branch Library, LAPL – Online event  

Date: Monday the 7th                                  

Time: 6:30 pm

Address: Online event (see site)  

Website: https://lapl.org/whats-on/events/philosophy-discussion-group-1 

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Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/31/20 – 9/06/20

Los Angeles Literature Events: 8/31/20 – 9/06/20

Most Events Are Online/Virtual DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

download (2)Bilingual Storytime via Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Instagram Online – Kids Event

Join the Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library’s Instagram online link for the Bilingual Storytime event, to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in Spanish and English.

Where: Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library, LAPL Zoom online

Date: Monday the 31st

Time: 3 pm                                   

Address: Online event (see site)

Website: https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/bilingual-storytimela-hora-de-cuentos-bilingüe

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La Palabra, A Great Way to End the Year

By Brian Dunlap

IMG_6619Avenue 50 Studio was packed with poets, folding chairs and powerful and difficult-but necessary-words. It was the third Sunday in December and Santa Ana winds sent a chill through Highland Park. But the front room inside the gallery dedicated to local Latinx art, with an emphasis on Chicanx artists, was a safe space filled with familiar faces. It was the final La Palabra open mic of the year.

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Los Angeles Literature Events 12/09/19 – 12/15/19

downloadPages Story Time at Pages Bookstore – Kid s Event

Pages Story Time is offered weekly on Monday mornings at 10:30 pm. Travel by foot, stroller, car or scooter, but don’t miss out on the fun at Pages Bookstore

Where: Pages Bookstore

Date: Monday the 9th

Time:  10:30 pm                           

Address: 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Website: https://www.pagesabookstore.com/event/pages-story-time-0

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Los Angeles Literature Events 8/19/19 – 8/25/19

downloadSanta 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

Website: http://calendar.smgov.net/library/eventsignup.asp?ID=28527

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Los Angeles Literature Events 7/22/19 – 7/28/19

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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

Website: http://www.facebook.com/events/1022881228102122

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Los Angeles Literature Events 6/24/19 – 6/30/19

downloadEmpathy & Heroism Book Club at Central Library, LAPL – Teen’Scape Event

The Empathy &Heroism Book Club for teens will meet to discuss the book, All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

Where: Central Library, LAPL

Date: Monday the 24th

Time:  4 pm – 5 pm

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

Website: http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/empathy-heroism-book-club-15

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Los Angeles Literature Events 5/20/19 – 5/26/19

RiverlandFran Wilde & Rachel Hartman at Children’s Book World – Kids & Teen Event

Meet the authors! Full of adventure and heart, Fran Wilde’s book, Riverland (ages 10-14), is a story about the bond between two sisters and how they must make their own magic to protect each other and save the ones they love. In Tess of the Road (ages 13+) Rachel Hartman returns to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in her bestselling Seraphina and explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy.

In late September, 1957, Henry and Effie, very young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey for their honeymoon only to find the town is deserted. Then they meet a glamorous set of people who sweep them up into their drama. The empty beach town becomes their playground, and the couple slips from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences. Erotic and moving, this novel is about marriage, love and sexuality, and the lifelong repercussions they reap.

Where: Children’s Book World

Date: Monday the 20th                                                          

Time: 7 pm

Address: 10580 ½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90064

Website: https://www.childrensbookworld.com/author-events/

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