Category Archives: Books

Sara Jane Boyers Helps Residents Celebrate Poetry Month

April is poetry month. In that spirit, Santa Monica Canyon resident Sara Jane Boyers posts a daily poem with one of her photos at the Little Free Library located in Rustic Canyon. “It was a hit with passersby and library visitors … Continue reading

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Novelist Larry McMurtry Dies at Age 84

(Editor’s note: Larry Jeff McMurtry (June 3, 1936 – March 25, 2021) was an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work was predominantly set in either the Old West or Texas. Movies adapted from McMurtry’s works earned 34 Oscar … Continue reading

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Remembering Elgin Baylor: Memoir Co-Written by Palisadian

 (Editor’s note: With Elgin Baylor’s passing on March 22, CTN turned to Pacific Palisades writer Alan Eisenstock, who co-authored Baylor’s memoir, “Hang Time.” Eisenstock responded by email, “Elgin was a good man, fought his fight in a strong but quiet … Continue reading

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Designer Stacy Johnson Produces Her First Children’s Book, ‘Mabel the Fashion Muse”

Although Stacy Johnson started her fashion career as a teen model for Seventeen magazine, she knew early on it was designing that interested her most. She grew a successful company, Stacia, that started in Brooklyn in 1998, and now she’s … Continue reading

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Circling the News Readers React AND Inform: Library, Composting and Jack-in-the-Development

LIBRARY BOOK DROP: Palisades Branch Librarian Gail Kim notified Circling the News that the book drop at this location will be locked starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 and will not reopen until 10 a.m. on Monday, January … Continue reading

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Palisades Library Update and How to Order a Book

  Gail Kim, the Pacific Palisades Children’s Librarian, notified Circling the News that he Palisades Library’s book drop is open once again for library material returns. It will be closed on holidays. She was asked if there was any plan to … Continue reading

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The 2020 Palisades Reads Program Will Feature Author Dana Johnson Thursday Evening

The second annual Palisades Reads program will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow, December 3. To receive the Zoom link, RSVP to friends@friendsofpalilibrary.org. The talk will feature author Dana Johnson, an associate professor of English at USC, who will discuss her … Continue reading

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Friends of the Palisades Library Honor Winners in the Annual Summer Writing Contest

Brentwood High School student Alana Kamins, who took third place with her story “Eyes,” told the Friends of the Palisades Library: “Thank you for having this event. Especially with all the negativity right now, it’s nice to have a positive … Continue reading

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Webinar Will Feature Palisades Author Robert Rosenstone, Exploring the Legacy of John Reed

Pacific Palisades author Robert A. Rosenstone and Kenneth Z. Chutchian will explore the life and legacy of John Reed at 6 p.m., on Saturday, October 17, in a Zoom webinar. The webinar will be moderated by The Narrative Group’s Scott … Continue reading

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Palisadians Barbara Ligeti and Howard Kern Start ShiftPoetry and Offer Workshops

Palisadian Barbara Ligeti and Howard Kern, a Pacific Palisades-based corporate attorney and author, have started a new business, ShiftPoetry. “We help folks use self-expression, through writing, to feel better about all aspects of life,” said Ligeti, who noted that the … Continue reading

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