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Thursday, October 9

Sarah Anne Johnson discusses and signs The Lightkeeper's Wife

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


Hannah Snow and her husband, John, manage the lighthouse at Dangerfield, making sure that ships clear the treacherous Dangerfield coastline. One day, when John is out buying supplies, Hannah witnesses the Cynthia Rose crash into the craggy rocks, and she rushes out into the cold water. She is only able to save one sailor, Billy.  Hannah soon learns that John will not be returning to her at the lighthouse and she falls into a deep depression, overcome with grief. Billy helps her maintain the lighthouse and continue to guard ships from the dangerous coast, but Hannah soon realizes that Billy is not who she thinks he is.



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Friday, October 10

Richard Riordan discusses and signs The Mayor: How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an Earthquake and the O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


“Between 1993 and 2001, Mayor Richard J. Riordan, a maverick multi-millionaire who championed pragmatism over divisive politics, pulled Los Angeles from the brink of collapse and turned around one of the world’s most famous cities. Wildly popular today among Angelenos of all stripes, Riordan continues to be a major force in the political and civic worlds of L.A.   Riordan, a non-ideological Republican who was pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-immigration, was elected to office in the aftermath of the infamous Rodney King beating and subsequent 1992 L.A. Riots, which caused nearly $1 billion in property damage and took the lives of over 50 people. With ineffectual political leadership at City Hall, racial tensions were running high, the economy was in the tank, and the city s crime and homicide rates grew out of control during the crack cocaine epidemic. And only a few months into Riordan’s young mayoralty, L.A. appeared to be most definitely doomed after the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake rocked the city to its core.   But unlike his combative counterpart in New York City, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Riordan was a healing, compassionate figure that recreated L.A. into a thriving, world-class metropolis and he’s still a key problem solver in the nation’s second largest city.


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Saturday, October 11

Monrovia Arts Festival (OPENING DAY)

Monrovia Library Park

321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, 91016


(OCT. 11-12) Monrovia Association of Fine Arts “Celebrate the Arts--For a Golden Future
October 11, 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10AM-6PM Monrovia Library Park
321 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Over 50 local artists participate in this two day event, featuring live art demonstrations, live music, local food trucks and outdoor dining area.
Meet Featured Artist, Rick Kess, master of Tiki Art.
For further information:
[email protected]

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In Dialogue

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 East Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Moderated by writer Alissa Walker, contemporary designers
Juliette Bellocq and Louise Sandhaus—along with former student
and Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit co-author Jan Steward—consider Corita's influence and legacy within the Los Angeles design community.

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Monday, October 13

Tour a Japanese Tea House

Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 91108


When we think of tea time, we tend to think of an English tea, with scones and clotted cream (or maybe that’s just us, and our love of clotted cream!).  But there’s another ceremonial and lovely tea time – Japanese Tea.  Take a peek inside the Huntington Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use.  Informal tours are offered on the second Monday of the month.

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