Programs air Tuesday, Wednesday (Young Adult), and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings for young children and middle-graders. Plus some Saturday night specials! Most programs are FREE.
- Children & Families
Saturday, July 11
In a world that’s rarely quiet, listening is an underrated skill–and, for little ones living lives full of distractions, it can be the toughest skill to master. With Yes, I can Listen!, author Steve Metzger and illustrator Susan Szecsi make the art of listening fun and easy, with playful rhymes and warm illustrations that’ll help kids excel at school, follow safety rules, and show others that they care. Tune in with your kids, and learn how to turn listening into a game they’ll want to play again and again!
Steve Metzger & Susan Szecsi, Yes, I can Listen!
Event Airs: Saturday July 11, 10:00 AM PDT
Watch the full episode here
2020-07-11 10:00:00 2020-07-11 11:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Yes, I Can Listen In a world that's rarely quiet, listening is an underrated skill--and, for little ones living lives full of distractions, it can be the toughest skill to master. With Yes, I can Listen!, author Steve Metzger and illustrator Susan Szecsi make the art of listening fun and easy, with playful rhymes and warm illustrations that'll help kids excel at school, follow safety rules, and show others that they care. Tune in with your kids, and learn how to turn listening into a game they'll want to play again and again! Recommended Reading Steve Metzger & Susan Szecsi, Yes, I can Listen! Event Airs: Saturday July 11, 10:00 AM PDT [av_one_fifth][/av_one_fifth] [av_three_fifth] [av_textblock size=‘’ font_color=‘custom’ color=‘#000000’ av-medium-font-size=‘’ av-small-font-size=‘’ av-mini-font-size=‘’ av_uid=‘av-kazs6qq3’ custom_class=‘’ admin_preview_bg=‘’] Watch the full episode here [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHj3ONbSGL0[/embedyt] [/av_textblock][/av_three_fifth] [av_one_fifth][/av_one_fifth]
- YA (Young Adult)
Saturday July 11
One war, three continents, and a quartet of necessary voices in conversation. Seventh-graders Quinn Boyd-Roberts and Tej Wong interview bestselling authors Lois Lowry and Jan Terlouw in a fascinating look at war, heroism, and humanity that transcends geography, nationality, and time. With On the Horizon, two-time Newbery Award medalist Lowry draws from her own childhood memories of Hawaii and Japan in an honest and empathetic account of lives lost and forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Jan Terlouw’s Winter in Wartime has been in print for almost fifty years, for good reason: this beloved novel, based on Terlouw’s own boyhood in wartime Holland, is a young-adult classic with the suspenseful pacing of a thriller. Heroism, not war, takes center stage in this conversation: the everyday heroism of young people in extraordinary times, drawn from a well of universal humanity.
Event Airs: Saturday July 11, 11:00 AM PDT
On the Horizon by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Kenard Pak
Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw and translated by Laura Watkinson
Tuesday, July 14th
The natural world is full of mysteries, ones that writers and artists are uniquely equipped to unlock. In this panel sponsored by Heyday Books, four authors meet at a literary crossroads between hard science, lyrical prose, and visual sumptuousness. Naturalist, writer and illustrator Obi Kaufmann turns his scientific acumen and artist’s palette on California’s most contested natural resource, water; while Josie Iselin wades into the deep end with an in-depth look at the magic of seaweed. John Muir Laws and Emilie Lygren take us into the revelatory practice of nature journaling.
Together, they’ll get into the weeds with a conversation that raises, and answers, the thorniest questions. How do these multifaceted artists learn the ecological nitty gritty of their subjects? How does science inspire not only the research that makes these books so fascinating, but also the artwork that makes them beautiful to behold? How does nature writing, as a literary genre, inform and deepen the impact of scientific research?
Event Airs: Tuesday, July 14th, 7 pm PDT
Obi Kaufmann, The California Field Atlas and The State of Water
John Muir Laws, How To Teach Nature Journaling
Emilie Lygren, How To Teach Nature Journaling
Josie Iselin, The Curious World of Seaweed
Thursday, July 16th
Dive into an exploration of female power and brilliance like you’ve never seen before with bestselling authors Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees, The Invention of Wings) and Lisa See (The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane) moderated by Aimee Phan (The Reeducation of Cherry Truong). Lisa’s latest novel, the multi-generational saga The Island of Sea Women, unforgettably brings us into the lives and adventures of Mi-ja and Young-sook, two best friends on the Korean island of Jeju, who join their village’s all-female diving collective at a tender age. Sue’s newest novel, The Book of Longings, praised by the New York Journal of Books as “a practically perfect historical novel…from a writer at the top of her game,” puts us in the skin of Ana, a gifted Galilee rebel whose chance encounter with Jesus Christ changes her life forever. Meet these phenomenal authors at the fascinating intersection between tradition and bold self-realization, where the roles of friend, daughter, iconoclast, and artist converge.
Event Airs: Thursday, July 16th, 7 pm PDT
Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings
Lisa See, The Island of Sea Women
Aimee Phan, The Reeducation of Cherry Truong