Category Archives: Books

Library Parking Lot Book Sale Set for April 13

“The beloved tradition is back!” Friends of the Library announced in an April 1 email. “The Friends of the Palisades Library will hold their first book sale since before Covid from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13,” organizer … Continue reading

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Congratulations Pacific Palisades Residents! Book Donations Temporarily Halted

  Pacific Palisades residents have been so good about donating gently-used books for the Friends of the Library upcoming parking lot sale, that donations have to stop for now. Friends of the Library’s Seem Wolsefer wrote, “Due to the overwhelming response … Continue reading

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Book Collections Continue on Wednesdays

As residents continue to clean out their libraries, those books can still be donated on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palisades Library, 861 Alma Real. Books may be donated beginning on February 14 and on every … Continue reading

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‘The Polar Express’ Christmas Classic Nears 40

  (Editor’s note: CTN received a December 22 email from Bob Vickrey, who wrote: “In keeping with the Holiday spirit, I’m sending along a story I wrote about the publication of the magical Christmas story The Polar Express which our … Continue reading

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Streetlights Parallel the History of L.A. in “Electric Moons”

India Mandelkern, who grew up in the Palisades, has written a new book Electric Moons: A Social History of the Street Lighting in Los Angeles. “Believe it or not there are or different street lights designs in Los Angeles than … Continue reading

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Book Sales May Return: Help Needed

Committed volunteers are needed to help Friends of the Palisades Library resume its book sales in 2024. The money made from the sales helps support the Palisades Branch Library. Volunteers are needed to receive and sort books donations at least … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Library Programing: Eclipse and Painting and Play

  ANNULAR ECLIPSE – LOOK TO THE SKIES: On Saturday, October 14 at 9 a.m. come to the Palisades Library parking lot, 861 Alma Real, to view an annular eclipse. An annular eclipse happens when the Moon is lined up … Continue reading

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A New Book Teaches How to Be Fluent in Bear Talk

A new book How to Talk Like a Bear, written by Palisadian Charlie Grandy, will offer tips on how to speak bear. Grandy will read and sign his book at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, at Loomey’s Toys, 833 … Continue reading

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Palisades Sole Bookstore to Close this Month

Jeff Ridgway, owner of Pacific Palisades only bookstore, will close his shop at the end of the month. Books are on sale: the entire selection is half off. Bookcases are also for sale at the store located at 15326 Antioch … Continue reading

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“Flipping Boxcars,” a New Novel by Cedric The Entertainer and Alan Eisenstock

  “Flipping Boxcars,” a novel by Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric The Entertainer) coauthored with Palisadian Alan Eisenstock, is available on Amazon, starting September 12 click here. “It’s a crime novel,” Eisenstock said, and explained the book centers on Cedric’s actual … Continue reading

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