Thursday, January 19, 2012

Author Night With Dr. Kevin Starr Tonight

Calling all history buffs!

Tonight, the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will feature an Author Night with Dr. Kevin Starr, California's favorite historian. Dr. Starr is best known for his brilliant 7 volume series, Americans and the California Dream. His latest book is called Clio on the Coast: The Writing of California History, 1845-1945. The event will also serve as the SoCal Centennial Celebration of the Book Club of California.

South Pasadena's own singer/songwriter Brad Colerick will open the program with classic songs of the Golden State, as well as a few surprises.

Festivities start at 7:00PM in the library Community Room. The event is free, and no tickets or reservations are required. You can read more about the event here, and read my gushing fangirl praise of Dr. Starr here.


6 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Oh I wish I were there so I could come join the festivities. I want to hear all about it!

Anonymous said...

I read Embattled Dreams on your recommendation! It was a great look into the past.

Green Guy said...

This sounds cool. Plus, Brad Colerick is great. Thanks for the heads up Laurie.

Anonymous said...

Will Dr. Starr's books be for sale?

Laurie said...

Anpn, the Book Club will have a selection of books for sale including, I believe, Dr. Starr's latest. I don't know if the Dream series will be available or not.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should go. It should be a fun event!