Sat., Oct. 1: Boyle Heights History Night at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights’ lending library/book shop Libros Schmibros will host a conversation with author/historian George Sanchez about the history of the neighborhood, co-hosted by the Boyle Heights Historical Society, and featuring a celebration of the new book Barrio Doctor by Pauline Furth — who probably delivered a goodly fraction of all living Boyle Heights-born adults. The event starts at 7 PM.

Libros Schmibros is located at 2000 1st Street in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

For more information click here.

This event is one of six weeks of events at both the Hammer Museum and at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights that are part of the Hammer’s hosting of Libros Schmibros as part of the Hammer’s Public Engagement program.  For more information about the entire program, click here.  For the Libros Schmibros website, click here.

Thu., Sept. 29: Thomas Pynchon’s L.A. Trilogy at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights’ lending library/book shop Libros Schmibros will host a conversation with House of Leaves and Only Revolutions author Mark Z. Danielewski about Thomas Pynchon’s three L.A. novels (not counting Gravity’s Rainbow, which concludes in Southern California, where it was written). According to Libros Schmibros, “expect special guests.”

The event starts at 7 PM.

Libros Schmibros is located at 2000 1st Street in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

For more information click here.

This event is one of six weeks of events at both the Hammer Museum and at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights that are part of the Hammer’s hosting of Libros Schmibros as part of the Hammer’s Public Engagement program.  For more information about the entire program, click here.  For the Libros Schmibros website, click here.

Thu., Sept. 8: Ruben Martinez and . . . Rueben Martinez at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights’ lending library/book shop Libros Schmibros will host “Will the Real Ruben Martinez Please Stand Up?,” a conversation between namesakes, featuring author/scholar/broadcaster Ruben Martinez (The Other Side/El otro lado) and the Boyle Heights-bred, Santa Ana-based MacArthur award-winning bookseller Rueben Martinez.. The event starts at 7 PM.

Libros Schmibros is located at 2000 1st Street in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.

For more information click here.

This event is one of six weeks of events at both the Hammer Museum and at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights that are part of the Hammer’s hosting of Libros Schmibros as part of the Hammer’s Public Engagement program.  For more information about the entire program, click here.  For the Libros Schmibros website, click here.

Sat., Sept. 3: Jerome Vered’s Crosstown L.A. History Trivia Night at Libros Schmibros and Libros Schmibros at the Hammer

As part of the six-week “residency” of Boyle Heights’ lending library/book shop Libros Schmibros at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, and to mark the occasion of the new reissue of Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to Los Angeles, Libros Schmibros in both its Boyle Heights location and at it temporary digs at the Hammer will host a two-part trivia quiz created by Jeopardy! champ Jerome Vered. Contestants will be able to compete in the first round at the Hammer at 4 PM and/or in the second round in Boyle Heights at 7 PM. But note: Hammer and Boyle Heights scores will be combined to determine the ultimate champ. Attend both to win!

For more information click here.

This event is one of six weeks of events at both the Hammer and at Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights that are part of the Hammer’s hosting of Libros Schmibros as part of the Hammer’s Public Engagement program.  For more information about the entire program, click here.  For the Libros Schmibros website, click here.