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02/07/2020 - Boozin' with the Bard
Interactive live theater performance where the sophisticated admiration of Shakespeare and liquored-up actors meet in an underground, acid-inspired venue.

The second play of the series will be Romeo and Juliet and actors in the company will have had a few too many drinks and will come out to perform a shortened version of this famous tale of woe of Juliet and her Romeo.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
Amplified Aleworks
1429 Island Avenue
San Diego CA

Dates and times:
Friday, February 7 - 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, February 7 - 10:15 PM to 11:45 PM
02/07/2020 - Boozin' with the Bard
Interactive live theater performance where the sophisticated admiration of Shakespeare and liquored-up actors meet in an underground, acid-inspired venue.

The second play of the series will be Romeo and Juliet and actors in the company will have had a few too many drinks and will come out to perform a shortened version of this famous tale of woe of Juliet and her Romeo.

Admission/Cost: $20 - $22

Location:
Amplified Aleworks
1429 Island Avenue
San Diego CA

Dates and times:
Friday, February 7 - 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, February 7 - 10:15 PM to 11:45 PM
01/12/2020 - Poetry for the People
Seven-week poetry discussion class beginning on Wednesday, January 15 in the Winn Room.

This year, Poetry for the People will feature the poetry of African Americans.

Led by Chuck Kamar, we will be discussing a selection of poems that reflect the experiences, views, and issues of black poets throughout the history of the United States.

Participants are encouraged to share his or her insights to enrich and enhance our understanding and appreciation of the poems we read during this one-hour class.

All are welcome to come to one or all of the sessions scheduled.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Library
640 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dates and times:
Wednesdays, from January 29 to March 11 - 11:00 AM (except Feb.5)
01/27/2020 - CANCELLED Book Signing: Jeanine Cummins
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED "DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS"

Warwick's will host Jeanine Cummins as she discusses and signs her new book, American Dirt. Jeanine Cummins is the author of three books: the novels The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch and the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven. She lives in New York with her husband and two children. 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.

También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams.

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy - two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.

Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia - trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Monday, January 27 - 7:30 PMN
01/28/2020 - Talk: Symbols Of The French Language
Learn about the symbols of the French language from a native French speaker, followed by a beginners French lesson on how to introduce yourself with a few words of vocabulary.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA
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Tuesday, January 28 - 6:30 PM
01/31/2020 -  Book Signing: Isabel Allende
Warwick's and Writer's Symposium by the Sea will host Isabel Allende as she discusses her new book, A Long Petal of the Sea.

Allende is the New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits.

This is a ticketed event. Ticket prices include one pre-signed copy of A Long Petal of the Sea or Largo Pétalo de Mar.

Admission/Cost: $32 to $42

Location:
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
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Friday, January 31 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
01/28/2020 - Book Signing: Yangsze Choo
Warwick's will host Yangsze Choo as she discusses and signs her newest book, "The Night Tiger."

Choo is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Ghost Bride." 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, January 28 - 7:30 PM
01/25/2020 - Talk: A Child's POV of the Nazis
The Lemon Grove Historical Society (LGHS) continues its Remembrance Project with Dutch native Lou De Beer, a recipient of the Coronado Avenue of Heroes Award, in an eyewitness account of childhood under the Nazis and his Korean War combat experience.

See startling newsreel footage of the German occupation of The Netherlands. Hear about his American family held hostage in concentration camps.

The Remembrance Project is an LGHS initiative in partnership with the Lemon Grove Library, to explore massive world events and their impact on individuals and the home front.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Lane
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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Saturday, January 25 - 2:00 OM to 4:00 PM
01/15/2020 - Poetry for the People: African Americans
The Coronado Public Library is once again offering a seven-week poetry discussion class beginning on Wednesday, January 15.

This year, Poetry for the People will feature the poetry of African Americans. Led by Chuck Kamar, we will be discussing a selection of poems that reflect the experiences, views, and issues of Black poets throughout the history of the United States.

Participants are encouraged to share his or her insights to enrich and enhance our understanding and appreciation of the poems we read during this one-hour class.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA
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Dates and times:
On going from Wednesday, January 15 to March 11
Wednesdays - 11:00 AM
01/14/2020 - Book Signing: Kiley Reid
Warwick's will host Kiley Reid as she discusses and signs her new book, Such a Fun Age. An Arizona native, Kiley Reid is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was the recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. Her short stories have been featured and are forthcoming in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina, where her short story was the first-place winner in the 2017 Flash Prose Contest. In Summer 2018, she attended the Cuttyhunk Island Residency as the recipient of the Paul Cuffee Scholarship. Such a Fun Age is her first novel, with film and TV rights already acquired by Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Sight Unseen Pictures. Kiley lives in Philadelphia. 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.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Tuesday, January 14 - 7:30 PM
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