Upcoming Events

6th Annual Author Luncheon

Saturday, October 20, 2018

We hope you will join us for our "thrilling" author luncheon.


Tickets will not be sold at the door so plan to purchase yours today as we anticipate to sell out.


If you purchase ticket(s) online, your name will be on a list at the door.


We look forward to seeing you on October 20!

Please meet our 2018 Luncheon authors:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (Retired), commanded combat units in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 10th Mountain Division.  His last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series, including Besieged, Foreign & Domestic, and the Threat series, including Mortal Threat, Hidden Threat, Rogue Threat and Sudden Threat.  He is a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on Fox News, CNN, NBC and CBS News.  He has held various leadership positions in North Carolina.  He most recently served as Secretary of Transportation for the State of North Carolina

Christopher Swann is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He earned a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University, an M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He has won awards and recognition from GSU, Washington and Lee University, and the Heekin Group Foundation’s Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. Shadow of the Lions is his debut novel. Townsend Prize Finalist 2018 and Georgia Author of the Year Nominee 2018: First Novel, Starred review in Library Journal, SIBA Okra Pick Summer 2017

Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley and Visitation Street. Wonder Valley was a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. Visitation Street was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Self, and House & Garden. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. She teaches creative writing at the Lamp Arts Studio in Skid Row. Ivy has a BA from Harvard College in Classical Greek and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction and was a world ranked squash player. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in West Adams, Los Angeles with her husband Justin Nowell and their daughter Loretta.

Paddy Hirsch has worked in public radio at NPR, Marketplace, and most recently Planet Money as a journalist and producer for ten years. He came to journalism after serving for eight years as an officer in the British Royal Marines, and lives in Los Angeles.  The author of a nonfiction book explaining economics, Man vs. Markets, The Devil's Half Mile, a gripping murder mystery set in 1799 New York City and the early days of the stock market is his fiction debut.

Sarah M. Chen  has worked a variety of odd jobs, ranging from script reader to private investigator assistant. Her crime fiction short stories have been accepted for publication online and in various anthologies, including All Due Respect, Dead Guns Press, Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, and Betty Fedora. Her first book, CLEANING UP FINN, is out now with All Due Respect Books and is a 2017 Anthony finalist and IPPY award winner.

Join us for our inaugural Purse-A-Palooza on Saturday, November 10 from 9 am - 1 pm at the Corona Public Library and meet you new favorite purse!

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Corona Public Library enjoying an evening of good food and fun at the Ladders & Linguine Fundraising Event sponsored by the Corona Public Library Foundation.

Save the Date for our 6th Annual Author Luncheon on Saturday, October 20 at 12 pm!

"Books are a uniquely portable magic."   Stephen King, On Writing

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