Storytime is held the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 AM with appearances by different guest authors. There is a related activity or discussion planned for each title.
from homeless teen to physician
the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses.
We’re hosting activities for all ages including author appearances, guest artists, live music, visiting therapy dogs, multiple storytimes, Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter themed art and trivia contests, activity tables & game demos, give-aways, drawings for bags filled with books, and more.
Our confirmed schedule of events (thus far) is:
MEET THE AUTHOR
NOON - 2:00 PM
COLLEEN DUNN BATES, founder/editor Prospect Park Books (Pasadena), is here with two Prospect Park Book titles - Hometown Pasadena (Colleen Dunn Bates is a co-author) and Paperback L.A.: A Casual Anthology, Books 1 & 2, by Susan LaTempa
LARA JO REGAN, author/photographer, signs Dogs on the Beach, and offers an informal Q&A on pet photography & how to get your pet known through social media. She will be joined by her dog.
CRAIG OWENS, blogger (Bizarre Los Angeles), photographer/author, signs Haunted by History: Separating the Facts and Legends of Eight Historic Hotels and Inns in Southern California
2:00 - 4:00 PM
JAMES MUNN, film historian, This is No Dream: Making Rosemary’s Baby, a 50 year retrospective
WALTER ASKIN signs a selection of his artist’s books in conjunction with the final week of his limited edition print exhibit in the coffeehouse
BARBARA JEAN CAREY, Certified Hynotherapist/TV Personality, shares her 52 card deck Quotes from the Universe: 52 and helps customers interpret their card picks
SABA MOOR-DOUCETTE, 75 year old bikini diva, signs FIT FOR LIFE: Think It, Do It, Be It!
10:30 AM - Noon
MADISON GIRIFALCO, author/illustrator, The Girl Who Picked Up but Never Put Down (ages 5+)
Noon - 2:00 PM
SUSAN LENDROTH, author, Natsumi & Hey Ho, to Mars We’ll Go! (ages 4-8)
2:00 - 3:30 PM
LISZE BECHTOLD, author, Buster the Very Shy Dog series (ages 6-9)
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AVENUE PETIT LOU Eco-friendly children’s boutique & the book Mia & Mateo
GINNY BLASGEN Cast clay jewelry & shadow boxes
JANET OLENIK Mini paintings & ornaments
ANTHE WOSCZYNA Little Muse Designs beaded jewelry
PAPER ARBORETUM Pinwheels
ALSO ON VIEW:
BONNIE MISHKIN, Handstitched felt cat & dog & other animal ornaments
WALTER ASKIN, Limited edition print exhibit in the coffeehouse
KIDSART MONTROSE, Mini exhibit of artwork by students ages 4-18
11:30ish AM – 1:30ish PM
Flintridge Preparatory School Instrumental Music Department, student classical & jazz performances
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Members of La Canada High School Choral Music Department perform holiday songs
Yesterday & Today, Berington Van Campen & Dale LaDuke’s 60s tribute duo, specializing in the music of The Beatles, & also songs from other artists, such as Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, the Everly Brothers
VISITING THERAPY DOGS
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Meet golden retriever couple Blondie & Luke, volunteers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Noon - 2:00 PM
Top Trumps, a fast-paced, competitive, educational card game
THROUGHOUT THE DAY
CONTESTS: (in celebration of the new Fantastic Beasts movie)
*Create your own Fantastic Beast
*Fantastic Beasts/Harry Potter trivia games
WINNERS RECEIVE A FANTASY BOOK
Win a bag of books!