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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Santa 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
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Summer Author Series, with Anthony Sacre, at Mar Vista Library–Kids Event
Please join us for our Summer Author Series, and to hear Anthony Sacre discuss and read A Mango in the Hand. He uses stories, folktales and myths from his Cuban-American upbringing, as well as his many visits to Mexico, to encourage all listeners to find their own stories through the magic of books!
Cool off this summer by meeting and connecting with authors at your local library. Check LAPL website for events at various branch libraries and locations. Refreshments are provided, and lucky winners will receive a free copy of the author’s book.
Where: Mar Vista Branch Library, LAPL
Date: Monday the 11th
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm
Address: 12006 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
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by Brian Dunlap
Friday was the second edition of the open mic Poetry y Pan at Café con Libros in Pomona, hosted by poets and educators Irene Sanchez and Matt Sedillo. The Reading began shortly after 7:30 pm, the Arts District coming to life with music and food. Next door it sounded like a band was playing a familiar Green Day song, kicking off the weekend.
The feature Besskepp had yet to arrive and in the back sat a pink box of pan for readers and audience alike. The population inside the two-month-old lending library appeared close to 15. When things kicked off Matt Sedillo made quick introductions, then announced the first open mic reader.
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