Jaclyn Friedman, Tatiana Maslany, Jamil Smith and Tani Ikeda

In “Believe Me,” contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn’t just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women’s experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives.

With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, “Believe” Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond.

Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed in conversation

Rebecca Albertalli is best known for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, which was adapted into the 2018 film Love, Simon. A sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, titled Leah on the Offbeat was released in 2018 and won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. Her other works include The Upside of Unrequited and What If It’s Us, the latter of which she co-wrote with Adam Silvera.

Aisha Saeed is a New York Times bestselling author. She wrote WRITTEN IN THE STARS which was listed as a best book of 2015 by Bank Street Books and a 2016 YALSA Quick Pick For Reluctant Readers. She is also the author of the middle grade novel AMAL UNBOUND a Summer 2018 Indie Next Pick, An Amazon Best Book of the Month, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus and is a Global Read Aloud for 2018. She also has a forthcoming picture book BILAL COOKS DAAL Aisha is also a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™.

Author Jasmine Guillory Discusses Royal Holiday

Join us at the Studio City Branch Library on Monday, October 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. to hear New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory talk about her new book, “Royal Holiday.” Guillory’s book “The Proposal” was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, and in “Royal Holiday,” she delivers a delightful tale about a spontaneous holiday vacation to England that turns into an unforgettable romance. Guillory will be in conversation with “The Right Swipe” author Alisha Rai.

This free event is brought to you by the Friends of the Studio City Library and Creating Conversations, A Mysterious Galaxy Partner bookstore. Refreshments inspired by the book will be served.

To register, call the branch at 818-755-7873.

Books will be available for sale at the event, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Studio City Library. Guillory will sign books as time allows.
For more details about this and other events, see https://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/author-jasmine-guillory-discusses-royal-holiday

For ADA accommodations, please call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Location: Studio City Branch Library, 12511 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604

Abby Jimenez and Maureen Lenker discuss and sign “The Friend Zone”

Check out Abby Jimenez in conversation with Maureen Lenker about “The Friend Zone” at Vroman’s Bookstore. This book will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.

Katherine McGee discusses and signs “American Royals” with The Fug Girls

Join Dr. Sunita Puri at Chevalier’s Books for a discussion and signing of “American Royals” with the Fug Girls. This book imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded–and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.