january 28 at 7pm

HI FIVE:
AN IQ NOVEL

by JOE IDE

JOIN A BOOK CLUB!

Our book clubs meet once a month and come in the Kids (ages 9 - 11), YA (ages 12+), Fiction, and Non-Fiction varieties. Sign up  to get updates about meetings or get book recommendations. 

KIDS

FEB. 2 AT 5PM

YA

DATE TBD

fiction

FEB. 24 AT 6PM

non-FICTION

FEB. 10 AT 6PM

PICK OF THE WEEK

THE WITCHES ARE COMING

by Lindy West

"Lindy West is back with another essay collection more hilarious and poignant than her last. Here, she tackles everything from (of course) Trump's incoherent whining to South Park nihilism to Adam Sandler's legacy. If you're looking for a fast, smart read."

 - THERESA

 

JANUARY events

february events

in conversation with Dr. Robert M. Bilder

 

Music Is Power takes us on a guided tour through the past 100 years of politically-conscious music, from Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie to Green Day and NWA. Covering a wide variety of genres, including reggae, country, metal, psychedelia, rap, punk, folk and soul, Brad Schreiber demonstrates how musicians can take a variety of approaches to fight for a fairer world.

in conversation with Robert Lempert
 

For readers exhausted by today's paralyzing debates on yearly "fluke" storms or the existence of climate change, Building a Resilient Tomorrow offers better ways to manage the risks in a warming planet, even as we work to limit global temperature rise.

in conversation with Julie Buxbaum

 

A tragicomic story of bad dates, bad news, bad performances, and one girl's determination to find the funny in high school from the author of Denton Little's Deathdate.

In Living the California Dream Alison Rose Jefferson examines how African Americans pioneered America’s “frontier of leisure” by creating communities and business projects in conjunction with their growing population in Southern California during the nation’s Jim Crow era.

Stunningly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree and Coretta Scott King Award winner Ekua Holmes, Black Is a Rainbow Color is a sweeping celebration told through debut author Angela Joy’s rhythmically captivating and unforgettable words.

IQ is back—and working a case that involves juggling many more personalities than he expected.

The IQ series is one of Chevalier's favorite LA mystery series!

Veteran podcast creator and strategist Eric Nuzum distills a career’s worth of wisdom, advice, practical information, and big-picture thinking to help podcasters “make noise”—to stand out in this fastest of fastest-growing media universes.

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Overground Railroad is the first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.”

The list of women who have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress is long and varied. Through this illustrious roster we can trace the history of women in Hollywood, from the rise of Mary Pickford in the early 20th century to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements of today, which have galvanized women across the world to speak out for equal pay, respect, power, and opportunity.

A special Lunar New Year story time!
 

Learn English and Mandarin words with Gordon and Li Li as they celebrate the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year in their latest bilingual board book!

Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows is third installment in the captivating fantasy-adventure series by master screenwriter John August.

After a harrowing summer camp, Arlo Finch is back in Pine Mountain, Colorado, preparing to face a new school, new threats, and two new Rangers in Blue Patrol.

Arlo is about to undertake his most dangerous journey yet: all the way to China to try to bring his father home.

Celebrate the legendary Joan Didion with other Los Angeles writers: Joe Donnelly, Ann Friedman, Heather John Fogarty, Monica Corcoran Harel, and Christine Lennon. 

Becoming Free, Becoming Black tells the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Their communities challenged slaveholders' efforts to make blackness synonymous with slavery. 

Feb 18, 2020

The Falcon Thief whisks readers from the volcanoes of Patagonia to Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park, and from the frigid tundra near the Arctic Circle to luxurious aviaries in the deserts of Dubai, all in pursuit of a man who is reckless, arrogant, and gripped by a destructive compulsion to make the most beautiful creatures in nature his own. It’s a story that’s part true-crime narrative, part epic adventure—and wholly unputdownable until the very last page.

Brutally honest, often hilarious, hard-won lessons in learning to love & care for yourself from a young vice president at Comedy Central. Called “ahead of her time” by Jordan Peele. Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies is the story of Tara’s path to re-parenting herself and becoming a “ninja of self-love.”

Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space. This dual biography of audacious trailblazers Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb presents these fascinating and fearless women in all their glory and grit.

The creator of the Instagram sensation But Like Maybe takes us on an illustrated journey through her worst dating mistakes—a hilarious, hopeful guide to what you need to get wrong in love before you get it right.

Photographer Michele Asselin spent every day at Hollywood Park in the last two weeks before it closed, photographing the buildings, the employees, and the patrons of the track. Clubhouse Turn: The Twilight of Hollywood Park Race Track is the product of her efforts, and the story of two cultures colliding in the middle of a rapidly evolving city.

in conversation with Sarah Weinman

A wickedly funny exploration of our cultural addiction to tales of murder and mayhem and a thrilling, behind-the-scenes whodunit, Pretty as a Picture is a captivating page-turner from one of the most distinctive voices in crime fiction.