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New mobile app lets users search library catalog, download eBooks

The San Diego County Library (including La Jolla’s Riford Library) is going mobile with a free, new application that lets you use smartphones, tablets and e-Book readers to visit the library.

La Jolla inspires murder mystery, smartphone book for local authors

Two new books, written by two La Jolla authors, were stirred by the Village of La Jolla, though granted, they have nothing else in common.
One is a thrilling murder mystery set in town, with nods to the Jewel throughout. The other is a salute to the technological and intellectual hub that is La Jolla.

Author: ‘Good enough’ can be the new ‘perfect’ for today’s moms

Hollee Temple with her husband John and sons Gideon, 10, and Hank, 8 at WindanSea beach.

Celebrating the second anniversary of her book “I’m Good Enough is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood” (published on Mother’s Day 2011) temporary La Jolla resident Hollee Temple uses Mother’s Day as a chance to share her advice for working moms on the seemingly impossible balancing act of motherhood and career, and feeling successful in both.

La Jollan inspires with postumous book about living as quadriplegic

June van Lint on her travels. Courtesy photos

La Jollan June van Lint’s story is one of living a full life despite any limitations — and survival. Having lived a life full of travel and family, van Lint spent 46 years as a quadriplegic before passing away on March 30.

St. Patrick’s Day poetry reading draws crowds to D.G. Wills bookstore in La Jolla

D.G. Wills bookstore owner Dennis Wills emcees the three-and-a-half hour poetry reading on St. Patrick’s Day.

D.G. Wills bookstore in La Jolla hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day poetry reading on March 17, 2013 with experts and novices alike reading works by Irish authors. For the 34th year, the front of the bookstore was cleared out to make room for those in attendance, though it apparently wasn’t enough, as the audience spilled out into the street and alley on Girard Avenue (speakers were hooked up outside so everyone could hear). As they came and went throughout the night, patrons enjoyed Smithwick’s ale and Harps lager while listening to the good words.

New Athenaeum book celebrates 20 years, 40 artists of La Jolla’s Music & Arts Library

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La Jolla’s oldest cultural institution, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, held a preview event for its new book, ‘Selections from the Permanent Collection — 1990-2010,’ to highlight the Athenaeum’s first 20 years.

Author Luis Alberto Urrea to speak at Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla on Feb. 26

Luis Urrea

ulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea will share his life experiences at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla, speaking as The Bishop’s School endowed scholar-in-residence, 2005.

Have you read any of these books with a La Jolla-edge this year?

Several La Jolla authors published tales in 2012. Here’s a list:
■ Richard Platt
Platt lives in town with his wife, poet Susan Platt.

18th annual Jewish Book Fair to host lectures by 40 authors in La Jolla and Cardiff, Nov. 3-11

The 2012 San Diego Jewish Book Fair takes place Nov. 3-11. It starts Nov. 3-5 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff By The Sea. Then, it continues Nov. 8-11 at Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

The 2012 San Diego Jewish Book Fair takes place Nov. 3-11 and will feature some 40 authors discussing a range of issues-of-the-day. It runs Nov. 3-5 at Temple Solel in Cardiff By The Sea, then Nov. 8-11 at Jewish Community Center in La Jolla.

Biographer to share Jimi Hendrix ‘experience’ at book signing; La Jollan recalls summer with rock icon

A teaser card advertising the Jimi Hendrix concert film, "Rainbow Bridge."

One La Jollan who will likely be at the D.G. Wills event is well-known community activist Melinda Merryweather, who got to know Hendrix while serving as art director on his posthumously released concert film, “Rainbow Bridge.”

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