LIBRARY LIVE Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:00pm

  Sebastian Smee The Art of Rivalry  Wednesday, October 12 @ 7:00pm  Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Smee is the art critic of the […]

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LIDO MARINA VILLAGE SOCIAL EVENT Saturday OCTOBER 8, 2016

Announcing a Getting-To-Know-Us Event on Saturday, October 8 from 2-5 PM at Lido Marina Village! Come join us as we christen our delightful kids’ boat fountain, enjoy delicious treats, experience what’s newly opened and preview what’s in store for our stylish and charming street of shops and picturesque marina. Enjoy 10% off all hardcover and paperback books all day!

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Labor Day at Lido Marina Village

Date: Saturday September 3rd Time: 12pm-4pm Food trucks: Crepes Bonaparte, Poke Hut, and Bakery Truck (parked along Via Oporto) Coffee by Honor Coffee See the renovations at Lido Marina Village and visit the newly opened shops, such as Lido Village Books, Warby Parker, Alchemy Works, Steven Alan, Jenni Kayne, Aesop Skincare, and Clare V.

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DAVID IGNATIUS ISIS and the World on Fire Friday, April 15 @ 7pm & Saturday, April 16 @ 2pm Bestselling author and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has been making sense of the world for over 40 years. During his career, he’s covered nearly every Washington beat, from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol […]

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JESSICA KNOLL Luckiest Girl Alive Sunday, April 10 @ 3pm Fans of Gone Girl will love Jessica Knoll’s novel Luckiest Girl Alive.  Lionsgate recently bought the film rights and Reese Witherspoon will play the protagonist in the film adaptation. Jessica just received a nomination for the Edgar Award for best first novel. Buy Tickets

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LES STANDIFORD Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct and the Rise of Los Angeles Thursday, March 31 @ 7pm The story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who’s vision shaped the future and continues to […]

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SHERMAN ALEXIE Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World Friday, March 11 @ 7pm & Saturday, March 12 @ 2pm Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s […]

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DANIEL JAMES BROWN The Boys in the Boat Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm The Boys in the Boat celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from […]

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MAZIAR BAHARI Rosewater: An Iranian Odyssey Friday, February 19 @ 7pm & Saturday, February 20 @ 2pm Iranian-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker Maziar Bahari was arrested in Tehran while reporting on the 2009 presidential election protests and held in solitary confinement for most of his 118 days in captivity. He was accused of “masterminding the […]

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ROZ CHAST Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: An Evening with Cartoonist Roz Chast Friday, January 29 @ 7pm & Saturday, January 30 @ 2pm A humorous and poignant book that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? is the […]

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