One Book, One San Diego

One Book: North County Kickoff Event With Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
California Center for the Arts: Escondido

Join us for an evening of literary and cultural enrichment. KPBS, the San Diego Public Library, the San Diego County Library and the Oceanside Public Library invite you to kick-off the 2017 One Book, One San Diego season with a special event featuring Chris Bohjalian, author of "The Sandcastle Girls."  Space is limited, and registration is required.  Register Here

Celebrating Armenian Culture at Oceanside Public Library

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Oceanside Public Library Community Rooms

Join the Oceanside Public Library and the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for a celebration of Armenian culture in honor of this year's One Book, One San Diego selection, Chris Bohjalian's "The Sandcastle Girls".  Enjoy traditional Armenian music, dance, and food.   

[The Sandcastle Girls] opened my eyes to the abuse that occurred in Syria during the Armenian genocide that took place during WWI. –Kris, Oceanside

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. It's 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. After leaving Aleppo and traveling into Egypt to join the British Army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, realizing that he has fallen in love with the wealthy young American. Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family's history, uncovering a story of love, loss--and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.  Check out Sandcastle Girls at Oceanside Public Library. 

 

 


Celebrating Armenian Culture
Saturday, September 23 2017 2:00 p.m.

Readings, Music, Dance, Food Join the Oceanside Public Library and the Knights and Daughters of Vartan for a celebration of Armenian culture in honor of this year's One Book, One San Diego selection