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At their Open House Holiday Party in December, more than two hundred Sisters in Crime members and guests will celebrate their 25th anniversary. Free and Open to the Public.

When: 12/7/2014
1:00 PM
Where: South Pasadena Public Library Community Room
1115 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, CA, California  91030
United States
Contact: Approved
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At their Open House Holiday Party in December, more than two hundred Sisters in Crime members and guests will celebrate their 25th anniversary.  Mingle with authors and fans, librarians and book store staff, and celebrate the mystery genre. It would be criminal not to!

Party is potluck. Arrive with one of the following:

  • Appetizer
  • Salad
  • Entree
  • Dessert
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverage
  • Alcoholic Beverage (no red wine allowed)

There are available outlets for hot plates and Crock Pots. Merriment includes magicians, live piano music, readings from unpublished authors, and more!

1:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, December 7, at the South Pasadena Library. Free parking across the street (enter on Freemont).  Bring a friend (or bring many!)

Cash and book donations to BookEnds,  will be collected. About BookEnds: BookEnds, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is about Kids Helping Kids. BookEnds recycles children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books. BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. By providing access to books, BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading.

More about Sisters in Crime LA chapter

The original small group of mystery writers and fans who began the Los Angeles chapter of the national Sisters in Crime organization has grown into one of the largest chapters in the U.S. Hosting internationally famous crime novelists, forensics experts, FBI agents, local detectives, and others from law enforcement agencies, the group regularly schedules workshops, book signings, publishes a monthly newsletter, hosts the annual California Crime Writers Conferences, and holds contests. The activities are focused on helping writers improve their craft.  SinCLA also publishes anthologies of members’ short stories, and participates in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and other literary events.  Author and current president Diane Vallere has gathered entertainers, a fun scene-of-the-crime photo booth, magicians, and readings by unpublished authors for the Christmas Party marking SinCLA’s quarter-century. SinCLA is a non-profit group and supports area charities such as BookEnds that provides books to schools and youth organizations.

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Disclaimer: The City of South Pasadena nor the Library are sponsors of the event.  

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