Carlsbad City Library is hosting “Meet the Authors” events Oct. 18, Oct. 21 and Nov. 3. Admission is free. For more information, call 760-602-2024.
An Evening with Richard Lederer Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Carlsbad City Library Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Almost everyone on earth has a name. In The Joy of Names,Union-Tribune language columnist Richard Lederer reveals all you need to know about first names, baby names, last names, nicknames, cruel and unusual names, movie stars' names, presidents' names and other fascinating facts about names. Dr. Lederer will be signing copies of his bouncing baby book.
Author Talk With Amy Wallen Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m. Georgina Cole Library 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
In When We Were Ghouls, a quick paced and riveting narrative, Amy Wallen explores the slippery nature of memory and confronts what it means to be a “good human.” Join us as we learn about Amy’s life and how when she was seven, her southern, blue-collar family was transferred from Ely, Nevada to Lago, Nigeria. Amy is a writer, editor, teacher and baker.
An Afternoon With Chef and Author Isabel Cruz Saturday, Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m. Carlsbad City Library Schulman Auditorium 1775 Dove Lane
Isabel Cruz’s new cookbook, The Latin Table, is full of simple, easy-to-make recipes that are also health-conscious and flavorful. For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of chef Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Join us as we discuss Cruz's influences and snack on some of her special dishes.