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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer literally rolled up his sleeves to observe a biotech workshop taking place at La Jolla’s Riford Library Sept. 1.

Mayor calls La Jolla Library's biotech lab ‘game changer’

Sep 2, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Speaking to a group of library supporters and media reps at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the La Jolla Library, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said of its new 3-D printing and biotech lab, "The lab is a game changer for the city. This is the first of its kind, but probably not the last." Faulconer and Congressmember Scott peters celebrated the grand opening of the lab that has been available on a “soft-opening” basis to library patrons ...

13-year-old Belisha Genin shows off the iPad she won through la Jolla library’s summer reading program.

Readers Roundup

Aug 26, 2015, 2:22 p.m.

La Jolla Library concluded a stellar summer reading program with near record participation and one very excited teenager. Homeschooled library patron Belisha Genin, 13, won an iPad for her participation in the program. Youth Librarian Bill Mallory presented Belisha with her iPad Aug. 21 at the 7555 Draper Ave. library. “We’re so glad we get to give this prize to a La Jolla Library patron, especially one who loves to read, like she does,” he said. Others who completed the ...

Connie Unger at home in Carmel Valley with her own book collection.

Fabulous Finds: Connie Unger raises $31,000 for La Jolla Library via donated books

Aug 20, 2015, 9:32 a.m.

Over the last 11 years, former La Jollan Connie Unger raised more than $31,000 for La Jolla’s Riford Library. Tack on the funds matched by the City of San Diego, and that total jumps to more than $62,000. Her efforts on behalf of the Friends of La Jolla Library and its used bookstore will be sorely missed. Unger, who moved to Carmel Valley, has decided not to continue appraising and selling books for the library, so she can spend more ...

La Jolla native Pamela Little will sign her book and discuss her journey writing it on Aug. 15.

From Diary to Memoir

Aug 11, 2015, 3:46 p.m.

"Dear Diary...” are two words most people have written at some point in their lives. But La Jolla native Pamela Little has taken the joy of writing in a journal and made it a career. In October she self-published her memoir, “The Resting Place: A Graveside Diary” and, with friend and author Jinx Schwartz, will hold a lecture on navigating the world of self-publishing Saturday, Aug. 15 in La Jolla Shores. Little said her love of journaling began when she ...

NBC crews for ‘The Today Show’ film children during a reading of ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library July 23.

‘Today Show’ films segment on new Seuss book in La Jolla

Jul 30, 2015, 9 a.m.

To celebrate the release of Dr. Seuss’s latest book “What Pet Should I Get?” (considered a long-lost work by the late children’s book author), NBC’s “The Today Show” came to UC San Diego’s Geisel Library July 23 to film a segment for the nationally televised program. The segment, which aired the morning of July 24, featured young children — patrons of La Jolla’s Riford Library — having the story read to them and then reading it for themselves. Dr. Seuss ...

Rosemary Ellsworth Brown is the author of "Addiction is the Symptom"

Tapping the Root: Psychologist tackles cause of addictive behavior in new book

Jul 28, 2015, 4:09 p.m.

Part-time La Jollan Rosemary Ellsworth Brown’s new book is redefining what it means to look at addiction. Published in May, “Addiction is the Symptom” examines how to handle addiction in general, rather than targeting the one thing on which an addict focuses. Brown will discuss her work 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at La Jolla’s Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Using variations on the 12 steps found in conventional recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous, ...

The new Scripps Express Youth collection will support the curriculum of local schools and provide new, in-demand books.

La Jolla Library establishes Scripps Express Youth collection

Jul 21, 2015, 4:10 p.m.

The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation granted La Jolla’s Riford Library $15,000 for what branch manager Shaun Briley expects to be one of the library’s “best circulating collections.” The grant will establish the Scripps Express Youth collection, with material expected in the next month or two. Two-thirds of this collection will be educational materials that support the curricula of local schools, and the remaining third will be the latest and hottest new releases. The entire collection will only be available at ...

Curseborn Saga creators Peter Kolias (aka Squall Ace), Trevor Barber (aka Elnath Shanks), Simon Gatsu Sandoval (who doesn’t use a pen name) and Justin Barber (aka Trowa Cloud) hold a book signing at Warwick’s May 30.

La Jolla High grads launch fantasy book series, 'Curseborn'

Jun 10, 2015, 1:01 p.m.

The four creators of the Curseborn Saga line of books — two of whom are La Jolla High School graduates — consider themselves a traveling, storytelling band of pirates. Their story, expressed in novellas and graphic novels (and eventually a series of audio books and an animated series), explores the myth of Eiendrahk, the never-ending war between the Goddess of Life and the God of Death, in a made up world of fantasy. With illustrations by Sean Lam Hayashi, the ...

Summer Fun Guide 2015: Bookmark-and-save list of La Jolla events and San Diego arts & entertainment

May 27, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872 ■ Night Owls: Mural Crawl, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Meet at the Athenaeum and enjoy a pre-walk glass of wine and Stone Brewing Co. beer while you explore the art-filled walls of the library, before heading out to explore the murals (and bars) of La Jolla. Tour leaves at 7 p.m. Lynda Forsha will explain the murals against the backdrop of the setting sun. ■ Flicks on the ...

Christopher Browning, author of 'Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland,’ is the Feb. 25 guest speaker at UCSD Library’s Holocaust Living History Workshop.

Holocaust historians share stories at workshop series

Feb 17, 2015, 4:21 p.m.

Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) talks are part of ongoing efforts to broaden understanding of the past and to foster tolerance. At the events, attendees have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors, witnesses and others, and to learn about the Visual History Archive, the world’s largest database of Holocaust testimony. The UC San Diego Library is one of only three university libraries on the West Coast to have access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute ...

La Jolla author Kat Cowley’s book, ‘Week to Strong: Thought-Shifting Mental Shape-Up Plan,’ is a week-by-week guide to exercising positivity.

Proof Positive: La Jolla author pens guide for improving your attitude

Jan 14, 2015, 4:52 p.m.

When the New Year rolls around, most people resolve to lose weight or get in shape. But La Jolla author Kat Cowley has a different exercise routine in mind — one for the attitude. What if, she poses, we resolved to get better about not nagging, being a more encouraging friend or not comparing ourselves to others? “The angle I wanted to hit home with my book is that positivity needs a regimen,” she said. “It’s not just ‘oh, that’s ...

For a list of upcoming events, Warwick’s has a monthly newsletter and a one-sheet flyer available at the book counter. To learn more, visit and subscribe to the monthly E-Newsletter. Subscribers also receive ‘This Week @ Warwick’s,’ a weekly edition describing all the events and programs the bookstore offers.

Spotlight on Local Business: Book events at Warwick’s drive readers’ interests in La Jolla

Dec 3, 2014, 11:46 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: "William T. Warwick opened his first store in Minnesota in 1896 and relocated it to La Jolla in the 1930s,” said owner Nancy Warwick, who proudly added, “Warwick’s is the oldest family-owned and operated bookstore in the United States.” Book lovers may be well aware of Warwick’s superb collection of books and writers events, including visits by authors Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jimmy carter, Margaret Thatcher, Garrison Keillor, Ozzy Osbourne, Amy Tan and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. But customers ...

La Jolla High School grad launches novel at the library

Nov 11, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother, a graduate of La Jolla High School, will sign, sell and speak about “Naked Addition” her first fiction novel, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. “I hope people in La Jolla will enjoy reading a story that takes place in their own neighborhood,” she said, adding events in the book occur at Harry’s Coffee Shop, the hang-glider port at Torrey Pines and WindanSea Beach. A longtime ...

Ari Shavit.

San Diego Jewish Book Fair marks 20 years of discussions

Nov 3, 2014, 3:47 p.m.

The 20th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair (presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture) will host headliner Ari Shavit, speaking 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Temple Solel in Cardiff. Book Fair events run Nov. 13-16 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, with North County events scheduled for Nov. 8-10 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., in Cardiff. A free Family Day Book-a-Palooza, is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 ...