Library Live

Andrew Tonkovich & Lisa Alvarez

Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm

Orange County: A Literary Field Guide

Panel discussion with contributors to the anthology moderated by local literary rock stars Andrew Tonkovich and Lisa Alvarez.

Gustavo Arellano, who is also a contributor, says “this book excels by paying attention to all the quirks that define this place…and in finding the best writing to give each of our flaws and virtues its proper justice or evisceration.”

No charge to attend.

William Finnegan

Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm

Barbarian Days

William Finnegan is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He will speak about Barbarian Days, his 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir. More than just a recounting of great waves discovered and ridden, it is a story of family, friendships, love, coming-of-age and the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art, told with such lyricism and insight that even non-surfers will be swept along for the ride. 

Tickets: $25/20*

Colson Whitehead

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead has established himself as one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature. He will speak about his latest novel, The Underground Railroad, a #1 New York Times bestseller that won both the 2016 National Book Award and 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Tickets: $25/20*

Cost varies per speaker
Reservations required; Limited seating
Held at Central Library

6:30pm Doors open
7:00-8:30pm Program
8:30-9:00pm Book sales & signing

* Library Foundation members, students and teachers receive a $5 discount on each ticket.

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Library Live Committee
Nancy Dahlfors
Toby Larson, CHAIR
Cathy Voreyer