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Virtual Literary Weekend Fundraiser for The Peninsula Friends of the Library

Peninsula Friends of the Library Virtual Literary Weekend participating authors and friends logo

From The Peninsula Friends of the Library:

The Peninsula Friends of the Library proudly presents a virtual Literary Weekend featuring 6 award-winning authors.


FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021

Our Inaugural Literary Weekend will begin with all authors in a panel discussion on Friday Evening moderated by Patrick Stack.



Children’s author Mary Jo Hazard will discuss her new book Smile and Say Hi with Laura Henry on Saturday morning.

Young Adult authors Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka will be interviewed by librarian Megan Durazo Saturday afternoon.

Best-selling authors Mark Obmascik, The Storm on Our Shores and Natalie Baszile, We Are Each Other’s Harvest will discuss their books on Saturday evening. Local history librarian, Monique Sugimoto will talk with Mark and Deb Ripley will converse with Natalie. This is also the night to enjoy dinner for two from Misto or Truxton’s.


SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2021

Talks with Lifestyle authors Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherazi and Tom Sullivan will take place Sunday afternoon. Marianne Propst, Director of the PV Peninsula Village, will be talking with Drs. Dean & Ayesha about their new book The 30-Day Alzheimer’s Solution and Allison DeFrees will talk with Tom Sullivan about his incredible and life altering book Seeing Lessons.



Purchase tickets to support this gala fundraiser, including delicious options supporting local restaurants, here.

For more information, please contact 

Colleen Cotter, Executive Director, Executive Director

Peninsula Friends of the Library

701 Silver Spur Road

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


Event Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 6:00pm
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
What's Not to Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984835864
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

Real romance from a real couple!

An academic enemies-to-lovers YA with all the nerdy drama, high school antics, and heartpounding romance of the Netflix original series Never Have I Ever

We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

From the author of Queen Sugar--now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay--comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America.

The Storm on Our Shores: One Island, Two Soldiers, and the Forgotten Battle of World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451678383
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Published: Atria Books - August 4th, 2020

This "engrossing" (The Wall Street Journal) national bestseller and true "heartbreaking tale of tragedy and redemption" (Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers) reveals how a discovered diary--found during a brutal World War II battle--changed our war-torn society's perceptions of Japan.

The 30-Day Alzheimer's Solution: The Definitive Food and Lifestyle Guide to Preventing Cognitive Decline Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062996954
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Published: HarperOne - March 23rd, 2021

The first 30-Day nutrition plan for preventing and reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive decline from Co-Directors of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Seeing Lessons: 14 Life Secrets I've Learned Along the Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9780471263562
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Published: Wiley (TP) - September 1st, 2003

In Seeing Lessons' inspirational 14 Life Secrets, Tom Sullivan shows you how to recognize the defining moments in your life-your turning points-and use them to become your best self. His refreshing self-improvement program provides a simple road map, encouraging you to tap into your own uniqueness, challenge yourself, and live with passion and a renewed appreciation of life. It reveals how you can live life more fully with all your "common senses" while embracing the concept of interdependence with your total being-heart, mind, body, and soul. Sullivan explains how by living with pride and loving other people you can bring more meaning and purpose to your life and the lives of others.