The Miller Special Collections Room at the Billie Jean King Main Library is pleased to announce our next big online Local History Lecture Series event, “When Water Was Everywhere: A Novel View of Life in Early California,” presented by local author Barbara Crane. Please join us on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 from 3 – 4PM for a fascinating glimpse into how Long Beach and Southern California looked 200 years ago, portrayed in Ms. Crane’s award-winning historical novel, When Water Was Everywhere. Using historic maps, photos, and short readings, our local landscape will be re-envisioned through the eyes of the people who once lived here — American immigrants, Mexican Californios, Tongva/Gabrielino Indians, and Spanish padres will come to life in this richly imagined past.
This free program will take place online via Zoom and registration is required to attend.
Can’t make the event? Please still sign up — an archived video link will be emailed out to registrants after the program for viewing at your leisure.
For any other questions, contact Miller Room staff at (562) 570-6729.