The L.A. Central Library's Aloud program for this week:
Wednesday, November 12, 7 p.m. NATHANIEL PHILBRICK "Sea of Glory: Americas Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842." National Book Award winner for "In the Heart of the Sea," Philbrick tells the story of an astounding 87,000-mile exploration of the Pacific Ocean.
Thursday, November 13, 7 p.m.
"Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter." The author of "How the Irish Saved Civilization" brings his insight to the legacy of the ancient Greeks, those great gift-givers who entrusted to our keeping the singular treasures that make up the patrimony of the West.
Free. Reservations www.lapl.org/events or 213-228-7025