Los Angeles TIme’s signature event, the Festival of Books is this weekend, April 18th & 19th at USC. The Festival of Books is a family-friendly celebration of Books, Art, Travel, Music and Food.
Artists’ Row showcases all types of artists such as: photographers, Illustrators, mixed media and more. The Travel Smart Stage will offer travling tips and tricks. Music will be provided on the L.A. Sound Stage with Castro, a post-punk/new wave band, reggae/ska artist Jackie Mendez, and Ethio Cali, featuring Ethiopian jazz. Some of amazing chefs on the Cooking Stage such as: Pauley Perrette, Food Network and Cooking Channel star; Zoe Nathan, Matthew Kenney and plenty of food trucks.
Make sure to visit Natural History Museum’s booth and get your nature eyes on! Meet a live animal, hear author talks and get your books signed. Learn how to draw dinosaurs and Dinosaur Encounters.
For complete details and schedule of events visit the Festival of Books website.
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Hey there Mad Scientist and Mad Scientist in the making, there’s a special treat coming up, A Whale of Tale Children’s Bookshoppe & Mission Viejo Library would like to invite you to meet Jon Scieszka of the Frank Einstein Series.
Jon Scieska will be at Mission Viejo City Hall on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation, question & answers and book signing.
Get your “Mad Scientist” costumes on for a chance to win a prize during an entertaining presentation from author Jon Scieszka as he introduces you to his two most recent books “Frank Einstein and the Animatter Motor and “frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger” (Affilate links)
Jon has over 11 million books sold and has the website guysread.com which focuses on getting boys interested in reading by providing a web-based literacy program for boys (but girls will love it too).
When: Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mission Viejo City Hall, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA
Books will be available for purchase at the event. Books purchased onsite will receive priority book signing. Call the children’s desk 949-830-7100 ext. 5107 or email LibReference@cityofmissionviejo.org. to reserve seats.