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San Diego Libraries' 10 Most Checked Out Books Of 2016

San Diego Libraries' 10 Most Checked Out Books Of 2016

Dec. 29

Here's what card-carrying San Diegans read this year.

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Unpublished Writers Find Recognition From San Diego Book Awards

Dec. 21
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

San Diego novelists Chet Cunningham has written more than 300 published books, but started the San Diego Book Awards 22 years ago to inspire writers who were less fortunate in finding outlets for their works.

San Diego Librarian Shares His Top 12 Kids Books Of 2016

San Diego Librarian Shares His Top 12 Kids Books Of 2016

Dec. 19
By Megan Burks

The San Diego County Office of Education's head librarian lists his top children's and young adult books of 2016.

Actor Val Kilmer To Introduce His 'Citizen Twain' Film At Ken Cinema

Actor Val Kilmer To Introduce His 'Citizen Twain' Film At Ken Cinema

Dec. 5
By Beth Accomando

Actor Val Kilmer will be in San Diego on Dec. 8 to introduce his filmed one-man show "Citizen Twain" at Landmark's Ken Cinema.

New Book Profiles Remarkable San Diego County Women

New Book Profiles Remarkable San Diego County Women

Dec. 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director and Bertha Pendleton, the first woman and first African American San Diego school superintendent, are among the 28 women whose stories are told.

Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

Learning About The History Of Pearl Harbor Through Comics

Dec. 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Pearl Harbor And The Day of Infamy” is a 24-page comic book by historian Jay Wertz being released Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

‘Gross And Unlikable’: An All-Female Anthology Of Horror Stories

‘Gross And Unlikable’: An All-Female Anthology Of Horror Stories

Dec. 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

So Say We All, a literary and arts nonprofit in San Diego, releases the latest edition in its collection of literary horror and dark fiction.

Ret. Marine Major General Details Years In Washington, Trump's Tran...

Ret. Marine Major General Details Years In Washington, Trump's Transition

Dec. 1
By Michael Lipkin, Mark Sauer

Punaro, a former Hillary Clinton supporter, is one of many unofficial advisors to work with President-Elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Book Explores Life Of Joan Kroc, The San Diego Philanthropist Who G...

Book Explores Life Of Joan Kroc, The San Diego Philanthropist Who Gave McDonald’s Fortune Away

Nov. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The new biography "Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away" looks into the story of the couple and their legacy.

Former Ocean Beach Theme Park The Backdrop For New Novel 'San Diego...

Former Ocean Beach Theme Park The Backdrop For New Novel 'San Diego Land'

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new historical novel focuses on Wonderland Park, a large amusement park in Ocean Beach that had to compete with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

A How-To Guide For Spotting Fake News Online

A How-To Guide For Spotting Fake News Online

Nov. 16
By Michael Lipkin

Some fake news stories spread quickly during the election: an article falsely claiming Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump was shared more than 950,000 times on Facebook; an article debunking the claim was shared only 35,000 times.

Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

Nov. 15
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Dr. Reiner Stach has written five books about literary figure Franz Kafka. He will give two presentations Tuesday at San Diego State University.

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

The Scientific Reasons Why Teens Can Be So Moody

Nov. 15
By Michael Lipkin

Teens have split-second access to areas of the brain involving emotions and novelty, but not their frontal lobes, which is in charge of impulse control, judgment and empathy.

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Nov. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

For the last eight years, Barbara McNally has been sponsoring an event for the wives of wounded warriors. She's turned the stories she has encountered at these events into a book, "Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife."

Podcast Episode 96: Zombies For Humanity

Podcast Episode 96: Zombies For Humanity

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando

It's time for my annual check up with the Doctor of the Dead. Last year he diagnosed the self-aware zombie, this year he talks about Zombies for Humanity or zombies whose hearts have grown bigger than their brains.