Literary Arts
The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Presents a Silent Auction of Collectible Books

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is pleased to present a Silent Auction of collectible books from November 3 – December 1, 2014. There will be some very interesting volumes including several signed, first, and limited editions. The Friends have a signed J.M. Barrie novel, which he has inscribed “Fondly, J.M. Barrie” as well as Mary Pickford’s novel, titled “The Demi-Widow”, also signed. Of…

Rattle Magazine Presents Two Poets of Faith and a Tribute to the Late Michael Shorb

Rattle magazine will host the next installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, November 9th. Every second Sunday, Rattle continues to gather a selection of performers from around the country for a series…

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. Join them for sizzling conversation about fiction, nonfiction, the sometimes…

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…

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…

Sunday, November 02

Talking Forensics to Death

Forensics fascinate everyone but are they all factual? One of the best qualified in the field to answer the question is Jennifer Dornbush who writes…

Wednesday, November 05

“Silence is Broken” Author Susan Rosvall Comes to Crowell Library

Susan Rosvall, author of the 2013 book “Silence is Broken,” will be the featured speaker during the Meet the Authors series at Crowell Public Library…

Wednesday, November 05

Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series Presents Susan Rosvall: Silence is Broken

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Susan Rosvall, whose first novel, Silence is Broken, is about a naïve young…

Thursday, November 06

Dan Gavin: Shares Stories of His Life in the Criminal Justice System

On Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a presentation and booksigning for Dan Gavin, former actor, athlete and singer, and 1952 graduate…

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Huntington President Steven S. Koblik Announces Retirement

The president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Steven S. Koblik—largely credited with transforming the institution into a dynamic and thriving intellectual and cultural center with a focus on impact and outreach—has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2015. “Steve’s visionary insights and tireless efforts, along with the spectacular team he has assembled, have significantly strengthened The Huntington and have propelled it to unprecedented levels of national and international stature in all of its endeavors,” said Stewart Smith, chair of The Huntington’s five-member board of trustees. “His leadership has been so masterful, it’s hard to envision the…

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