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June 2018

Stratemeyer Syndicate 101: Where Did All of Those Books Come From?

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oasis Lifelong Learning Center at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, Suite 269
La Mesa,CA91942United States
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Do you remember reading popular books like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift and the Bobbsey Twins?  These were all products of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book packager founded by Edward Stratemeyer in 1905.  Through some ingenious methods, they produced some 1,400 volumes between 1905 and 1985 in both famous and obscure series. They helped to establish a large market for reading series books that attracted many competitors. This presentation will introduce, or perhaps reintroduce, you to this fascinating…

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Nancy Drew: The Story Behind America’s Favorite Teen Sleuth

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oasis Lifelong Learning Center at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, Suite 269
La Mesa,CA91942United States
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Chances are you've read some or "all" of the Nancy Drew books available when you were a child. In nearly 90 years she has both entertained and inspired generations through her independence and inquisitiveness. Modern mystery books often have Nancy Drew references. Women leaders have repeatedly named her as an inspiration for their career choices. The story behind Nancy Drew, he creation and the books written and revised over time, is one of Carolyn Keene's greatest mysteries. This presentation will…

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July 2018

The Early History of Disneyland as Seen on the Pages of the Disneyland News

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oasis Lifelong Learning Center at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, Suite 269
La Mesa,CA91942United States
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Walt Disney opened the doors to his famous theme park in July 1955. From the beginning, guests could purchase copies of the monthly newspaper for the park called the Disneyland News. Notably, its articles include details that are absent from many historical retrospectives. Join us for a truly captivating lecture which will highlight the people and places which make up Disneyland’s lost history. No matter how many times you have visited Disneyland, you’ll be surprised with some of the news…

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