Celebrate the Joy of Reading at the Go West Book Fest
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The last date listed for Go West Book Fest at the Autry was Sunday April 29, 2012 / 11:00am.
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A young National Guardsman of Tuscarora heritage finds himself caught between cultures when a situation develops on the border of a small town in upstate New York and the Haudenosaunee reservation. He's faced with a life-changing choice: uphold his oath to defend his country or protect the sacred lands of his people. Written by Vickie Ramirez, who's of Tuscarora heritage herself, Stand-Off at HWY #37 is the latest world-premiere play from the Autry's acclaimed Native Voices series. Learn More
11:00am – 4:00pm: Annual Friends of the Braun Library Book Sale on the Plaza
The Annual Friends of the Braun Library Book Sale will feature a variety of topics and over 3,500 books. All books are donated to the Library for the purpose of the sale and proceeds go into the Library’s acquisition fund.
Discussions With Authors
11:30am – 1:00pm: M.G. Lord & Kate Burton
M.G. Lord's new book, The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty To Notice, looks at the actress and icon in a new way.
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Gustavo Arellano
Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, is a staff writer with OC Weekly and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Op/Ed pages.
2:00pm – 2:45pm: Gabrielle Burton
Searching for Tamsen Donner follows Burton’s own 1977 journey in which she retraced the Donner Trail of 1846 with her family. It also includes all of Tamsen Donner’s letters, published for the first time.
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Panel Discussion on Book Clubs
In the online era it is interesting to see the growth of in-person book clubs. Why is it that when we talk about books and share our love of stories, we want to do it live? Book talk events are valuable because they build community and strengthen our personal relationships.
In-Gallery Presentations: 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm
Uncover the Story (15 minutes each)
Members of the Autry Libraries staff, share their work and discuss how they discover the fascinating stories of single objects through research and library resources.
12:30pm – 2:30pm: Visit the Old West Galleries with Michael Blake
Stop by the Old West Saloon, the O.K. Corral and the Law & Order galleries to meet the author of Hollywood and the O.K. Corral: Portrayals of the Gunfight and Wyatt Earp, which examines eight movies, produced from 1939 to 1994, of the legendary gunfight.
Children’s Storytelling & Activities
Noon – 12:45pm: Storyteller Sheri Foster Blake in Journeys Gallery
Noon – 3:00pm Craft: Make your bookmark or journal in the Autry Lobby
2:00 p.m. – 2:45pm: Storyteller Kathleen Contreras in Imagination Gallery