We're very excited to announce something we've been putting together for a while now: a monthly series of free talks and presentations happening at Time Tested Books in 2010 which we are calling The Sacramento Living Library
Sacramento is more than California's state capitol, a town of politicians and lobbyists. Sacramento has a rich cultural life made up of scholars and athletes and artists; writers and architects; poets, culinary geniuses, and people who have, quite simply, lead interesting lives. We think of this city as a living library. Time Tested Books is tapping into this resource with talks, lectures and discussions featuring some of Sacramento's best and brightest.
The Sacramento Living Library, curated by Time Tested Books’ Peter Keat and hosted by Midtown Monthly editor Tim Foster, is a unique addition to the River City ’s cultural scene, giving stage to local legends like Tower Records founder Russ Solomon and Darrell Corti, president of Corti Brothers and internationally noted food & wine expert. The series features thoughtful and provocative social critics such as Peter Schrag and Ginger Rutland, and visionary architect-planner David Mogavero. We are also very excited to present a panel of Sacramento’s former mayors – Burnett Miller, Phil Isenburg, Anne Rudin, and Heather Fargo in conversation about "Sacramento and its Mayors: Past Present and Future".
Starting in January 2010, the Sacramento Living Library will be happening on the third Sunday of every month at Time Tested Books. Doors open at 6 p.m. , with things kicking off at 7 p.m. The events are free and everyone is invited.
Sacramento Living Library
Schedule of Events 2010 (first half)
The founder of Tower Records & Books and CEO of R-5 Records discusses his life in music and the record business with David Watts Barton, editor of SacramentoPress.com.
As an associate editor at the Sacramento Bee, as well as a member of its editorial board and a commentator on Capital Public Radio, Rutland is well prepared to give us her thoughts on journalism in Sacramento - its past, present and future.
A talk with the president of Corti Brothers Italian Grocery Store - a Sacramento institution - and internationally recognized wine expert.
Through Mogavero Notestine Associates and his past presidencies of the Environmental Council of Sacramento and Sacramento Old City Association, architect David Mogavero has had a unique opportunity to influence the character of Sacramento. He talks about his vision of sustainable planning and development in the River City.
Mayors Burnett Miller, Phil Isenberg, Anne Rudin & Heather Fargo
A discussion by Sacramento‘s former mayors on their experience in office and what they think of the city’s future government, including the proposal for a “strong mayor.”
Sacramento journalistic icon Peter Schrag talks about California and the issues our state faces. Schrag was a longtime editorial page editor and columnist at the Sacramento Bee. He is a regular contributor to The Nation and author of California: America’s High Stake Experiment and the forthcoming Not Fit for Our Society: Immigration & Nativism in America.