The Coronado Public Library. Staff photo by Madeline Yang.

7 December: An Evening with Author Douglas Preston is presented by the Coronado Public Library and Warwick’s bookstore.

Preston will be discussing and signing his new book “The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder” in conversation with Steve Elkins at 7 p.m. in the library’s Winn Room. 

Preston worked as a writer and editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught writing at Princeton University. He has written for The New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic, Harper’s, Smithsonian and The Atlantic. 

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure seating, reserve one book per person through Warwick’s for everyone in your party at

13 December: An evening with Neal Allen and Anne Lamott is presented by the Coronado Public Library, Warwick’s bookstore and the San Diego Writer’s Festival.

Married authors Neal Allen and Anne Lamott will be discussing the new book “Better Days” in a conversation with Marni Freedman.

This event takes place at the Coronado Performing Arts Center at Coronado High School, 650 D Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

Allen is a writer, spiritual coach and speaker whose chief interest is removing obstacles of the ego. He is the author of “Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You.”

Lamott is the author of many bestsellers including “Rosie” and “Imperfect Birds.” 

Her 12 non-fiction works include “Bird by Bird,” “Operating Instructions,” “Help, Thanks, Wow”; and “Dusk, Night, Dawn.” 

This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Coronado Public Library. Tickets range from $10 to $38.95. To purchase tickets, visit

Check-In opens at 5:45 PM. 

Please print out your tickets. Seating is first-come, first served. Books will be distributed the evening of the event at check-in to “With Book” ticket holders. Allen and Lamott will sign books after the discussion.

14 December: The Coronado Historical Association invites you to the next lecture in the Wine and Lecture series where the Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves discusses San Diego’s outstanding collection of high-quality sacred buildings at 5:30 p.m.

Many were built by renowned architects such as Irving J. Gill, Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, Robert Wellington Quigley, and Charles Moore.

This lecture will examine these buildings and show how they reflect the major architectural movements of the twentieth century.

Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members and can be purchased online at the Coronado Historical Association.

19 December: The San Diego Shakespeare Society will perform a staged reading of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” (part two) in the Winn Room of the library at 6 p.m.

The director, Charlie Riendeau, has participated in three Old Globe Shakespeare Festivals, several years of their winter seasons, and the first two Old Globe Educational Tours.

He has acted in more than 100 full productions, directed 25, and has participated in numerous readings for various theaters around the county. He has performed in London and New York and holds a degree in Theatre from San Diego State University.

Registration is suggested. RSVP for free on Eventbrite.

20 December: Film Forum Coronado will screen “Sing Street” in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library from 6 to 8:45 p.m.

Film expert Ralph DeLauro provides a brief introduction to each film and leads a discussion afterwards, often including pointers about how lighting or camera angles contribute to a scene’s mood or propel the story.

In “Sing Street,” Irish Director John Carney cranks up an infectious fairytale brimming over with heart-strumming music. A young Dubliner (Freddie Walsh-Peelo) escapes the background noise of his parents’ collapsing marriage by starting a band to impress the mysterious Raphina (Lucy Boynton), with Jack Reynor.

Information courtesy of the Coronado Public Library and the Coronado Chamber of Commerce.

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