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The Coronado Public Library and the Cultural Arts Commission are proud to announce the 2020 Coronado Community Read selection: The Library Book by Susan Orlean.
In 1986, in the middle of an ordinary April morning, a disastrous fire struck the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire reached 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and burned for more than seven hours. By the time the fire was out, it had destroyed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who?
The Library Book explores the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a charitable cause, to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity. It also delves into arson, the attempt to determine the fire’s cause, and examines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting the fire.
Along the way, the readers meet a cast of characters from libraries past and present and can reflect on their own experiences in libraries. The book also peeks behind the scenes to see the work libraries do every day to ensure they remain a vital part of the community.
2020 marks Coronado’s fourth year of celebrating a Community Read, a library program designed to bring the community together through the shared reading and discussion of one book. Join us from February 21 through April 3, 2020, for community book discussions, film screenings, workshops, music and other programs to celebrate libraries and The Library Book.
The Library Book—Check It Out!
San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Performs at the Spreckels Center
On Thursday, October 10, 6 – 8:15 p.m., 35 members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus will perform selections from Motown and The Music of Cher, two of their previous concerts during their current 34th season. The event will be held at the John D. Spreckels Center, located at 1019 Seventh St. Under the leadership of Artistic Director RC Haus and Executive Director Jeff Heine, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus is celebrating its 34th anniversary of changing lives one voice at a time. With more than 300 members, it is one of the largest gay choruses in the world and has sung at locations including the White House, the Super Bowl and Lincoln Center. The Chorus performs in front of tens of thousands of San Diegans each year including sold-out shows at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. The group’s official mission is to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change. Come out for a positive musical performance that is sure to entertain and inspire!
The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of
all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and
creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends,
family, and communities. National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the
arts in education. Passed by Congress in the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and
educational decision-makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. Enjoy a week of
events in Coronado and although this is a special week of celebration remember every week is a good one to enjoy the arts!
Coronado Mainstreet has been working with the City and other organizations on numerous issues that affect our quality of life. Download a copy of their Summer 2019 Summer Newsletter here!Read more›