2016


July
 

July 10, 2016

Political Philosophy Reading Group - Herbert Croly

Join us 4 PM Sunday, July 10 at Libros Schmibros on Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights to discuss excerpts from Croly’s The Promise of American Life:

In 1909, Herbert Croly argued growing inequality was destroying the American dream. Do you think his argument is valid for today?

“The existing concentration of wealth and financial power in the hands of a few irresponsible men is the inevitable outcome of the chaotic individualism of our political and economic organization, while at the same time it is inimical to democracy, because it tends to erect political abuses and social inequalities into a system.”

Download the reading here.

 

July 31, 2016

Cuentos en el Kiosko / Children's Story Hour

Join us for Children’s Reading Hour / Cuentos en el Kiosko, 2 PM the last Sunday of the month, at the kiosk in front of Libros Schmibros on Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.  Children 5-10 and parents are welcome.  Free.

Nos acompañe para Cuentos en el kiosko , 14:00 el último domingo del mes , en el quiosco frente Libros Schmibros en Plaza del Mariachi en Boyle Heights . Los niños de 5-10 y los padres son bienvenidos . Gratis.

Click here to see a video from the inaugural event, plus full details & background information.  Or, click here for the Facebook Event page.

FREE / GRATIS


August


August 5, 2016

Tiempo de Morir

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of a classic, the Boyle Heights-based lending library Libros Schmibros presents a screening of the film Tiempo de Morir, adapted by Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes from an original story by Gabriel García Márquez and directed by the great Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein, in his directorial debut. Led by Libros Schmibros co-founder David Kipen, the night begins with a discussion of the film by Director Rodrigo García (Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Albert Nobbs) – García Márquez’s son – and other special guests.

Tiempo de Morir tells the story of a lone righteous vaquero who returns to his Michoacán pueblo after years in prison to reclaim his ranch and his fiancée, but cannot escape the cycle of violence that forced him to commit murder so long ago. In a scenario that anticipates García Márquez’s immortal novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold two decades later, Juan must decide whether it’s time to get out of town or…time to die.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Click here to see the theatrical trailer, plus full details & information in Spanish.  Or, click here for the Facebook Event page.
 

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100% of the net proceeds benefit Libros Schmibros!

 

August 15 to September 7, 2016

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Closed for Hiatus

Libros is taking a much needed rest from August 15th to September 7, 2016.  We will reopen Sunday September 8, 2016.

 

August 28, 2016

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No Cuentos / Story Hour this month

No Cuentos / Story Hour this month due to hiatus.  See you September 25th at 2 PM!


September

 

September 1 to 7

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Closed for Hiatus

Libros is taking a much needed rest from August 15th to September 7th.  We will reopen Sunday September 8, 2016.

 

September 8, 2016

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and, we're back!

Libros Schmibros re-opens today, following summer hiatus.

 

September 25, 2016

Cuentos en el Kiosko / Children's Story Hour

Join us for Children’s Reading Hour / Cuentos en el Kiosko, 2 PM the last Sunday of the month, at the kiosk in front of Libros Schmibros on Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights.  Children 5-10 and parents are welcome.  Free.

Nos acompañe para Cuentos en el kiosko , 14:00 el último domingo del mes , en el quiosco frente Libros Schmibros en Plaza del Mariachi en Boyle Heights . Los niños de 5-10 y los padres son bienvenidos . Gratis.

Click here to see a video from the inaugural event, plus full details & background information.

FREE / GRATIS

 

MORE TO COME - check back!