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Author Naomi Hirahara Discusses Terminal Island

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Date(s) - Thu, 04.27.17
6:45pm - 7:45pm

Los Feliz Library



Award-winning author Naomi Hirahara will discuss the hidden history of Terminal Island at the Architecture&Beyond Lecture Series Thursday, April 27, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at the Los Feliz Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave.

Hirahara co-authored “Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor” with Geraldine Knatz, the first woman to serve as executive director of the LA Port, from 2006 to 2014.

The book covers Terminal Island’s rich regional history going from a resort destination for the wealthy to a Japanese fishing village to literally a ghost town following the bombing of Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.  As the book denotes, the fishermen, their wives, their children and their spirit had become the heart of one of Southern California’s most important businesses, the fisheries.

Hirahara, a graduate of Stanford University, served as a reporter and editor at The Rafu Shimpo newspaper.  She has written numerous nonfiction books and a series of LA-based mystery novels.

Skylight Books will be on hand for the selling and signing of the Terminal Island book.

The free lecture series, offered for more than a decade, is supported by Friends of Los Feliz Library and merchants of Los Feliz Village BID.

For more information, call the Los Feliz Branch Library at (323) 913-4710.

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