In the spring of 2020, Los Angeles Public Library will host a series of five book discussion programs focusing on the immigrant experience.
Miri Koral is the Founding Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and a native speaker of Yiddish. She will be facilitating the book discussions for the Yiddish Book Center's "Coming to America" Reading Groups for Public Libraries, starting in February.
“I think it’s a wonderful thing to have this sort of situation occur because a memory is something that can’t be reconstructed after a person has died. And after a community’s elders pass away, they take with them a history that we can’t replicate any other way.
Susan Schaefer Bernardo and Courtenay Fletcher are best friends who met during a Mommy and Me class back in 2004. Now, they collaborate on vibrant and meaningful children’s picture books, with Susan doing the writing and Courtenay providing the illustrations.
Felice Picano is an author whose work includes novels, stories, poetry, non-fiction, memoirs, plays, and film scripts, with international bestsellers and award winners. In Hollywood, he has worked with Cary Grant and director Frank Perry (Mommy Dearest), among others.
Meet Crewest Studio founders Man One and Scott "Sourdough" Power.
Richard Foss has been a restaurant critic and food writer for over 30 years and has taught classes in culinary history and Elizabethan theater at UCLA Extension.
Meet Nguyen Tran - the unlikely banana suit-wearing, Virginia born, culturally confused Vietnamese-American son of Vietnam War refugees who settled in Dallas, TX. There, he worked at a dot.com before the first internet bubble burst.