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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Your Author Series: Robin Benway at El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL – Teens Event
Please join us as Your Author Series welcomes YA author Robin Benway, as part of our Summer Author Program and Summer Reading challenge. The author will be speaking about her YA novel, Far from the Tree, which received the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her work has won many awards and her novels have been published in more than twenty countries.
Where: El Sereno Branch Library, LAPL
Date: Monday the 8th
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Address: 5226 S. Huntington Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032
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Empathy & 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
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Fran 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
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Rachel Howzell Hall & They All Fall Down at Chevalier’s Bookstore
Join us to meet author Rachel Howzell Hall, in conversation with author and critic Steph Cha, who will read and discuss her suspense novel, They All Fall Down. This stand-alone novel brings seven sinners to a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.
Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico with six other strangers. But they have all been brought to the remote island under false pretenses—and they all harbor a secret. They are trapped in paradise and strange accidents stir suspicions, as one by one… they all fall down.
Where: Chevalier’s Bookstore
Date: Monday the 6th
Time: 7 pm
Address: 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Website: http://www. chevaliersbooks.com/rachel-howzell-hall
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