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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Summer Author Series & Aditi Khorana at Canoga Park Branch Library, LAPL – Teens Event
Join us for a discussion with author Aditi Khorana as she presents her latest novel, Library of Fates. Aditi’s international upbringing included stays in India, Denmark, and New England. She has been a journalist for ABC News, CNN, and PBS, and is currently serving as a marketing consultant for the entertainment industry. In her spare time she enjoys the architecture of Los Angeles and the great outdoors.
Where: Canoga Park Branch Library, LAPL
Date: Monday the 10th
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm
Address: 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
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New Book Club: Spiritual Classics with Nick Shindo Street at the Last Bookstore
At some point, everyone has to wrestle with personal belief and one’s orientation to the universe. Whether addressing origins or destiny, what lies inside or what’s “out there”—it’s a good bet that those who’ve come before have something to offer. In this club we dive into the best wisdom we can find, guided by author and journalist Nick Shindo Street. Nick is the senior writer at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and his biggest turn-ons are wonder, awe, and curiosity.
The choice for our first Book Club selection is The Undiscovered Self, by Carl Jung, and we will take stock of the individual in church and state.
NOTE: All of the bookstore’s book clubs and programs are ticketed events, so see website for details.
Where: The Last Bookstore
Date: Monday the 27th
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
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