The Allendale Branch Library invites the public to get into the spirit of the holidays by attending the Second Annual Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Madison Heights Neighborhood Association and Pasadena Public Works Department, the festivities will be held at the Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena.
A stellar roster of poets and authors will explore the "true meanings" of the holidays in works ranging from the irreverent and satirical to the spiritual and devotional, including Carlye Archibeque, Fernando Castro, Dorian Cohen, Michael C Ford, Armine Iknadossian, David Kipen, Darlene Lacey, Shahe Mankerian, and Ellen Snortland.
A special feature of this year's Literary Festival will be an art display and set designed by Steve Escandon. The evening's festivities will conclude with the lighting of the Allendale Park Christmas Tree, with the switch thrown at 5:30 p.m. Additional entertainment will include carols performed by the Blair IB Singers from Blair High School.
The Second Annual Allendale Holiday Literary Festival and Tree Lighting is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Blair High School Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy. Free parking is available in the library lot, or on Marengo Avenue, Wallis Street, or Allendale Road.
For further information, contact the Allendale Branch Library at (626) 744-7260 or visit pasadenapubliclibrary.net. More details are also available at the Allendale Branch Library Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/allendalebranch.