Thank you to local authors who presented their books at Friends and Library events this past fall. We enjoyed hearing Mark Phillips discuss how he and his co-author researched Trials of the Century, to write about ten of the most notorious 20th century criminal trials.

Mark Phillips at Glendale's Verdugo Branch Library
Attorney / author Mark Phillips reads passages from Trials of the Century at Casa Verdugo Branch Library

Glendale resident, career mystery and freelance writer, and Wall Street Journal book reviewer Tom Nolan presented Meanwhile There Are Letters, an impressive collection of literary correspondence between two giants of 20th century American literature – Eudora Welty and Ross MacDonald.

Nolan, a regular patron of the Casa Verdugo Branch Library, is also the author of the Edgar-award nominated and critically acclaimed Ross Macdonald: A Biography.

Tim Nolan at Casa Verdugo Branch Library in Glendale California
Friends President Elise Kalfayan, Meanwhile There Are Letters author Tom Nolan, and Reference Librarian Lora Martinolich at Casa Verdugo Branch Library

Finally, the Friends hosted two comfort food events featuring chef / owner / entrepreneurs. Craig Carlson, author of Pancakes in Paris, told us the thrilling story of how he established three American breakfast diners in Paris. And Christine Moore, owner of Lincoln in Pasadena and C’est La Vie in Montrose, gave a cooking demo at Pirch featuring recipes in her new book Little Flower Baking. Thank you to Pirch for allowing the Friends to use its demonstration kitchen!

Pancakes in Paris with Craig Carlson at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center in Glendale California
Friends President Elise Kalfayan, Pancakes in Paris author Craig Carlson, and Friends Community Events VP Robert Gordon at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center.
Christine Moore at her Pirch cooking demo
Little Flower Baking author / chef / entrepreneur Christine Moore at her Pirch cooking demo, December 6.
Trials, Letters, Pancakes and Dessert Featured at Friends Events