Literary Arts
Murder She Writes

Dianne Emley probably knows as much about murder as anyone can, without actually committing one. The Pasadena-based author has achieved a significant following with her mystery series featuring Pasadena Police homicide detective Nan Vining who spends much of her time dealing with the bloody deed. Her successful series is set in Pasadena with familiar locales and character inspired by real people and real places. She…

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Saigon native, poet and author Teresa Mei Chuc will speak about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, her family’s experience immigrating to the U.S. and read from her book, Red Thread on Thursday, July…

The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Disneyland Story

The Allendale Branch Library presents “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” discussion and book signing with author Sam Gennawey on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. A historian…

Sandra Tsing Loh is the Madwoman in the Volvo

The Madwoman in the Volvo is the much-anticipated memoir based on the 2012 Best American Essay by Sandra Tsing Loh, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly. By turns hilarious, dark, candid, and surprisingly informative, Loh’s…

Rattle Magazine Presents Issue #43 Love Poems

Rattle magazine will host the second installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, March 9th, 5:00 p.m, at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse (1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada). Every second Sunday, Rattle continues to gather…

Wednesday, October 08

Friends of Crowell Public Library Presents Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch

Each autumn, Pasadena resident and avid gardener Maezie Powell would donate her prize-winning pumpkins to the Children’s Garden at the Huntington Library. In August of…

Thursday, October 16

Adventure Travel: A Talk by Explorer and Documentarian Pierre Odier

Pierre Odier. Photo courtesy LimageOdier.com On Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is pleased to feature explorer and documentarian Pierre Odier’s…

Monday, October 27

Mystery Writers Miles Corwin and Jervey Tervalon at Altadena Library

Jervey Tervalon (Below Left) and Miles Corwin (Top Right). Photo courtesy Altadena Library District Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Altadena’s best‐selling mystery writers…

Friday, November 07

Altadena Library Presents “The Two Michel(l)es”

Michelle Huneven (l) and Michele Zack (r). Photo courtesy Altadena Library District Michelle Huneven and Michele Zack have been neighbors and friends since high school.…

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Suspense, Friendship and Romance Dramatized in New Novel

In her latest novel, The Estrogen Chronicles, Circle of Friends, Cynthia Kumanchik describes a mysterious virus that threatens to destroy the rural town of Sierra. Nothing can stop this destructive virus, as hundreds of people rush to the hospital’s ER, only becomes more complicated when a father, anxious to save his baby, goes on a shooting rampage. At the heart of the story is Lucinda, who moves to Sierra to escape her troubled past, but now struggles with her sick daughter, the return of her ex-husband and increasing hospital demands. The Estrogen Chronicles, Circle of Friends, a novel of friendship,…

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