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Monday, October 27

Tuesday, October 28

Vista Hermosa Natural Park: Little Nature Explorers

Vista Hermosa Natural Park

100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA

11:00am

Discover nature with your little one in the heart of Downtown! Join our Naturalist for story time, a nature walk, and other fun activities as you and your toddler explore nature together. This program is designed for 1-5 year old children, but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the children’s play area. 1 hour.

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Wednesday, October 29

"French Roots" Book Signing at Cooks County

Cooks County

8009 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Cooks County will be hosting a dinner and book signing with former Chez Panisse chef Jean Pierre Moullé and his wife Denisse to celebrate the recent publication of their cookbook “French Roots: two cooks, two countries & the beautiful food along the way,” on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. 

With a menu inspired by the book:

Appetizers

Butternut squash soup with toasted sesame seeds   9

Steak tartare   14

Salt cod brandade   13

Pissaladière   12

Cauliflower salad with eggs and anchovies   13

Warm oysters in their shells with leeks & champagne butter   14

Entrées

Stuffed pork loin with prunes and roasted apples   25

Grilled duck breast with black currants & cassis   26

Grapevine-grilled rib-eye  35

Leg of veal with porcini mushrooms   35

Trout Meunière   23

Desserts   11

Floating islands

Peyrault hazelnut cake

Chocolate pot de crème

Special Prix Fixe Menu:

Pissadiere

Stuffed pork loin with prunes and roasted apples

Floating island

$45

Jean-Pierre & Denise will be on hand to sign all books purchased with personalized inscriptions!

Jean-Pierre Moulle was the executive chef at Chez Panise, where he began his tenure in 1975. Denise Moulle comes from the Bordeaux wine-making empire of the Lurton family. She worked as a wine distributor in California for many years before starting Two Bordelais in 1987, which offers guided tours through France. 

Reservations recommended! Space is limited!

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Anthony Breznican - Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: The Adult Appeal of YA Lit

Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles CA, 90071

7:00pm

Author of "Brutal Youth" Anthony Breznican was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. He has worked as a reporter for The Arizona Republic, Associated Press, and USA Today, and is currently a senior staff writer for Entertainment Week. Brutal Youth is his first novel. Our LAPL's reviewer describes the novel's characters as "...well drawn and complex" and that Breznican "...illustrates nicely the development, derailing and re-forging of fragile new relationships." Copies of Mr. Breznican's book will be available for purchase.

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SpectreFest

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

SpectreFest: a hand-picked look at the latest and greatest in progressive genre films and forward-thinking music from around the world that challenge our grip on reality. SpectreFest: a place where unexpected elements of the fantastic gather together — offering cold shadows, distant melodies, forgotten memories and new hauntings.

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Thursday, October 30

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