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Tuesday, Aug 20
All Day Free Admission to Japanese Friendship Garden
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Film & Discussion: Oh Lucy!
6:30 PM Open Reading: Much Ado About Nothing
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 21
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 22
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Indigo Dye & Shibori Workshop
7:30 PM Book Signing: Téa Obreht
8:00 PM Movie: Black Orpheus
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 23
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM Books Signing: Christy Hale
2:00 PM Book Signing: Huda Al-Marashi
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Movie: Finsterworld
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
9:00 PM Music: Metalachi
Saturday, Aug 24
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Movie: The Dresser
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
4:00 PM Nordic Potluck at the International Cottages
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
Sunday, Aug 25
All Day San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Movie: About Time
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: An Experiment With An Air Pump
Monday, Aug 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Aug 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, Aug 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Pageant Of The Masters And Festival Of The Arts
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday, Aug 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Friday, Aug 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Powwow
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 PM 49th Annual Barona Pow Wow
2:00 PM Stage: Noel Coward's Private Lives
7:00 PM Stage: The Underpants
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
8:00 PM Stage: Romeo and Juliet
Monday, Sep 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Books & Literature

Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

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08/23/2019 - Books Signing: Christy Hale
The Lemon Grove Historical Society and the Lemon Grove Library will unveil Christy Hale's new, bilingual book, "Todos Iguales/All Eqal," exploring the landmark 1931 desegregation case in Lemon Grove's lone grammar school. Replete with an original corrida, the book is geared to all ages, but especially to youngsters. Alvarez v. School Board was the first successful, court-ordered school desegregation case in the U. S. and was cited as precedent by Thurgood Marshall et al in the famous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education. Meet author-artist Hale, bring your questions, enjoy refreshments and book signing, and celebrate the release of this important book (Lee & Low 2019).

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, 91945
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Friday, August 23 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more information, please call 619-460-4353
08/15/2019 - Book Signing: Q Karmue
Warwick's will host Q Karmue as he discusses and signs his new book, Witness: A Civil War Through The Eyes of A Child. Quanuquanei A. Karmue, better known as Q, is a survivor of the Liberian Civil War, activist, artist, and president/founder of Save More Kids, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the lives of Liberia's children and rebuilding a country left in devastating conditions. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Witness: A Civil War Through The Eyes of A Child is the true story written by "Q" Quanuquanei Karmue as he recounts of his family's separation by civil war. When a peaceful childhood in Liberia changed in an instant, 8-year-old Q was thrown into the bloodshed, terror, and violence of the Liberian Civil War. Confronted with massacred villages, child soldiers, constant hunger, and the daily threat of death from rebel forces and government troops, Q and his four siblings eventually made it through the horrors of war through the power, grace, and determination of his mother, Neyor.

Witness takes you back to 1990 through Q's reflections and experiences in the Liberian Civil War - from the once sleepy, safe village of Sugar Hill to surviving through destroyed farmland, drug-crazed child soldiers, and body-strewn streets - all while his mother fights to protect her children. Ultimately, a confrontation with a ruthless child tears the family apart and requires that his mother make a devastating choice between her life and her children's. Witness will open your eyes to the darkest and most beautiful parts of humanity and make you see that on the other side of evil is good.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Thursday, August 15 - 7:30 PM
07/31/2019 - Book Signing: Janet Fitch
Warwick's will host Janet Fitch as she discusses and signs her new book, Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (Revolution of Marina M. #2). Janet Fitch's first novel, White Oleander, a #1 bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection, has been translated into twenty-eight languages and was made into a feature film. Her second novel, Paint It Black, hit bestseller lists across the country and has also been made into a film. Her third novel, The Revolution of Marina M., begins an epic journey through the Russian Revolution. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Book Synopsis:
After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., the young Marina Makarova finds herself on her own amid the devastation of the Russian Civil War---pregnant and adrift in the Russian countryside, forced onto her own resourcefulness to find a place to wait out the birth of her child. She finds new strength and self-reliance to fortify her in her sojourn, and to prepare her for the hardships and dilemmas still to come. When she finally returns to Petrograd, the city almost unrecognizable after two years of revolution, the haunted, half-emptied, starving Capital of Once Had Been, she finds the streets teeming with homeless children, victims of war. Now fully a woman, she takes on the challenge of caring for these civil war orphans, until they become the tool of tragedy from an unexpected direction. But despite the ordeal of war and revolution, betrayal and privation and unimaginable loss, Marina at last emerges as the poet she was always meant to be. Chimes of a Lost Cathedral finishes the epic story of Marina's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century - as a woman and an artist, entering her full power, passion, and creativity just as her revolution reveals its true direction for the future.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Wednesday, July 31 - 7:30 PM
07/22/2019 - Book Signing: Tory Bilski
Warwick's will host Tory Bilski as she discusses and signs her new book, Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland. Tory Bilski started the blog www.Icelandica.net in late November 2012 after more than a decade of traveling to Iceland. Her short stories have been published in The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, 13th Moon, and other literary magazines. Two of her short stories were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She has a B.A. from Oswego State, and a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University. She works at Yale University and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her family. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Monday, July 22 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.warwicks.com
07/16/2019 - Museum of Art Library Used Book Sale
Take home a piece of history! Whether you're looking for books on art history, world history, good old-fashioned literature, or specialized auction and exhibition catalogues, find something new to you during this summer sale.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Tuesday, July 16 - 10:00 AM
07/10/2019 - Book Signing: Judith Teitelman
Warwick's will host Judith Teitelman as she discusses and signs her new book, Guesthouse for Ganesha. Teitelman is a debut author. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

In 1923, seventeen-year-old Esther Grünspan arrives in Köln "with a hardened heart as her sole luggage." Thus begins a twenty-two-year journey, woven against the backdrops of the European Holocaust and the Hindu Kali Yuga (the
"Age of Darkness" when human civilization degenerates spiritually), in search of a place of sanctuary. Throughout her travails, using cunning and shrewdness, Esther relies on her masterful tailoring skills to help mask her Jewish heritage, navigate war-torn Europe, and emigrate to India.

Esther's traveling companion and the novel's narrator is Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God worshipped by millions for his abilities to destroy obstacles, bestow wishes, and avenge evils. Impressed by Esther's fortitude and relentless determination, born of her deep―though unconscious―understanding of the meaning and purpose of love, Ganesha, with compassion, insight, and poetry, chooses to highlight her story because he recognizes it is all of our stories―for truth resides at the essence of its telling.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Wednesday, July 10 - 7:00 PM
06/22/2019 - Book Signing: The Queen of Moloka'i
Vista writer Kirby Michael Wright will talk story and sign copies of his new work of creative nonfiction The Queen of Moloka'i. The book is based on the life and times of his part-Hawaiian grandmother. It traces her wild teen years in Roaring Twenties Waikiki and follows her over to the west end of Moloka'i where she hooks up with a cowboy. A recent review compared Wright to Pat Conroy (The Prince Of Tides) for family struggles and to Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes) for women overcoming great hardship.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Iron Fist Brewing
1305 Hot Spring Way #101
Vista, CA 92081
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Saturday, June 22 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
06/30/2019 - Book Signing: Making Peace with the Muslim World
Steve Slocum will participate in Warwick's "Weekend With Locals," to promote his debut book, Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace with the Muslim World, which releases in July to rave advance reviews. Slocum has set out to dispel rumors, myths and post-9/11 xenophobia with the goal to create a mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sunday, June 30 - 12:00 PM (noon)
06/18/2019 - Book Signing: B.A. Shapiro
Warwick's will host B.A. Shapiro as she discusses and signs the new paperback edition of her book, "The Collector's Apprentice." Shapiro is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Muralist" and "The Art Forger." This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037
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Tuesday, June 18 - 7:00 PM
06/15/2019 - Author Talk: Abdi Nazemian
The Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Branch Library is proud to present Abdi Nazemian to speak about his newest book, "Like a Love Story", Co-Sponsored by the Persian Cultural Center.

Abdi Nazemian is the author of "Like a Love Story" and "The Authentics". His novel, "The Walk-In Closet", won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction.

His screenwriting credits include the films "The Artist's Wife", "The Quiet", and "Menendez: Blood Brothers", and the NBC television series "The Village". He has been an executive producer and associate producer on numerous films, including "Call Me By Your Name", "Little Woods", "The House of Tomorrow" and "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood".

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Mission Hills Library
215 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Saturday, June 15 - 1:00 PM
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