RSVP to attend a meet and greet with author Daniel James Brown

Sunday October 12th, discussion, book signing and reception to follow - free and open to all.

About the Book

“The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans. The book’s message is that a small, diverse group of people, exceeding the strength of any single one of its members, can, by working together towards a common goal, accomplish great things.

About the Author

Daniel James Brown is the author of two previous nonfiction books and was a finalist for the B&N Discover Award for Under a Flaming Sky. The Boys in the Boat has been on bestseller lists across the country, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR. Brown has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford. His primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life as vividly and accurately as possible. He lives near Seattle.

Community Events

One Book One City activities will be held in September and October 2014. Stay tuned for more event details!

RSVP to attend a meet and greet with author Daniel James Brown

Discussion, Q&A, book signing and reception - free and open to all

3:00pm - Sunday October 12th, 2014

Location: Kenneth L. Peters Auditorium at Beverly Hills High School

RSVP and let us know you're coming!

Mark Your Calendar - Community Discussions

- Book discussion with Rochelle Ginsburg, Human Relations Commission Chair, 10:30 a.m. September 11th at Roxbury Park Community Center. 

- Author talk and discussion with author David Davis.  Davis will share back stories of the 1936 Olympics with excerpts from the film Olympia, 3:00 p.m. September 14th at Beverly Hills Public Library Auditorium.

- Book discussion with librarian Monica Zepeda, young adult specialist, at 4:00 p.m. September 16th at Beverly Hills Public Library, 2nd floor. 

- Book discussions with Judith Palarz, Friends of the Library, on 10:15 a.m. on September 2nd and September 10th and 1:00 p.m. September 18th at the Beverly Hills Public Library. ($5 suggested donation)

Start Reading: Check availability and reserve your copy of "The Boys in the Boat" through BHPL

Want to learn more about the 1936 Olympics and the Dust Bowl Era? Check out the library's recommended list of reads.

More information about the One Book One City kick off


Email: or call: 310-285-1024

A collaboration by the City's Human Relations Commission, Beverly Hills Public Library and Beverly Hills Unified School District


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