Special Guests Storytime - Stories of Inclusion & Community

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News Date: 
September 25, 2017

We're happy to have several special guests to help us celebrate the NEA Big Read with the National Steinbeck Center. City and County Elected Officials, as well as City staff are among our special guests for storytime at our libraries.

Upcoming Storytimes:

  • Saturday, October 7, 11:00 am at John Steinbeck Library
  • Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm at El Gabilan Library

Please check our calendar postings and full Salinas Public Library website for more details about the dates and times. 

The National Steinbeck Center was one of 75 organizations selected to receive a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant award this year for implementation of programs beginning August 28. The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA intended to engage communities across the country in the sharing of a good book that encourages dialogue and helps broaden our understanding of our world and ourselves. This year’s book selection is “Citizen: An American Lyric” by poet Claudia Rankine. Events planned by the National Steinbeck Center range from a film series at the Maya Cinema, to lectures, book groups, poetry slams, and community dialogues. The Salinas Public Library in partnership with the National Steinbeck Center will host a book fair, a family-movie series, a theatrical performance by the Western Stage, and special story times during the month of September and October with community leaders.