DOWNEY - The Friends of the Downey City Library will sponsor a free bus trip to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 25.The festival offers lectures, author panels, storytelling and writing workshops by more than 400 authors. Also featured will be book signings, cooking demonstrations and poetry readings. "This trip is ideal for book lovers who don't wish to drive and park on the Westwood campus," said City Librarian Nancy Messineo. "Everyone who enjoys great books, good food and entertainment will want to join us." The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the library's parking lot and return at 5 p.m. Bus passengers must sign and turn in a liability waiver upon registration. Bus transportation and festival admission are free but some events require advanced tickets. The excursion involves walking on the UCLA campus and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or lunch money. For reservations, call (562) 904-7360, ext. 132, or visit the library.
********** Published: April 17, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 52