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Port Town Tells the Vivid History of Long Beach and its Port

port-town-book Port Town — the epic new history of how the people of Long Beach built, defended and profited from their port — is now available in e-book and paperback formats. Written by maritime journalists George and Carmela Cunningham, the book debuted on June 20 at the Long Beach Public Library Foundation’s 12th annual “Grape Expectations” benefit fundraiser. 

Authors, Book Lovers 3rd Annual Reading by the Sea

library-books Celebrate summer by discovering new and exciting authors at the “Reading by the Sea” Author Festival on June 20, 2015 at Main Library. The event features Southern California authors: Christine Fonseca, Tess Oliver, Jennifer Raygoza, Jami Denise, Darlene Cannon, Karri Thompson, Lorenz Font, DC Renee, TJ West, Wade Le Fevre, Annalisa Nicole, Bonnie Schroeder, Anne Carol, and JM Zuniga.

Publisher of AMASS Magazine Releases A People’s Manifesto

peoples-manifesto A People’s Manifesto, by John O’Kane, editor and publisher of AMASS Magazine, is a new book just published by SPD Books. It focuses on the opinions and perspectives of the people, ordinary citizens, non-experts, outsiders, those without influence, about the state of American society over the past several years, especially since the Great Recession of 2008.

CSULB Professor Craig Smith Receives Two National Awards

CSULB Professor Craig Smith Earns Prestigious National Awards CSULB Professor Craig Smith Earns Prestigious National Awards Craig Smith, a former presidential speechwriter and prolific author, is the recipient of two prestigious national awards. The director of the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Center for First Amendment Studies will be presented with a pair of awards at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 100th annual convention in Chicago on Nov.

Brass Lamp Bar Lights the Path With Kickstarter Campaign

brass-lamp-bar Yesterday, The Brass Lamp signed a lease to occupy 4,000 sq. ft. of the Mark Schneider building on the Promenade.  The Brass Lamp is a book bar and lounge; a fusion of a coffee shop, wine bar, and bookstore.  It’s a place where customers can read a book, work on a laptop, or have nice conversations with a friend.  

Hughes Middle School Teams With Goodwill to Host Used-Book Drive for America Recycles Day

books Hughes Middle School will team up with Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County (Goodwill SOLAC), to host a community Used-Book Drive for America Recycles Day, Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Julie Rivett Reveals the History Behind The Maltese Falcon

lbpl-julie-rivett Dashiell Hammett’s personal inspiration for the classic mystery The Maltese Falcon, as well as its central character, Sam Spade, will be revealed by Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett at an author’s event, Saturday, October 18, 2 p.m.

City’s Cultural Diversity Takes Center Stage at Color Me Long Beach Event

color-me-long-beach USA Today has called Long Beach the most diverse city in the United States. COLOR ME LONG BEACH: A Multicultural Urban Arts and Video Experience, offers the community an opportunity to experience that diversity in a celebration of multicultural urban arts and video representing the many communities that call Long Beach home.

Long Beach Meditation to Host Open House

meditation-center-open-hous Long Beach Meditation, one of the oldest meditation centers in Southern California, recently moved into a dedicated center and is holding an open house to give members of the public an opportunity to learn more about the organization and its programs.

Jordan Belfort, the “Wolf of Wall Street,” to Speak in Long Beach

jordan-belfort Jordan Belfort, the real-life “Wolf of Wall Street,” will embark on a major national U.S. speaking tour beginning September 15 in Tampa, Florida arriving in Long Beach October 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The tour, titled “The Truth Behind His Success,” brings Belfort to American audiences, following sold-out presentations internationally from Australia to Dubai.

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