Author Visit - Julia Reynolds
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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Come meet Julia Reynolds, author of "Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang," at the John Steinbeck Library. Julia Reynolds co-produced and wrote the PBS documentary "Nuestra Familia, Our Family," and has reported on criminal justice and Northern California gangs for more than a decade. She is a staff writer at the Monterey County Herald, and has reported for PBS, the Discovery Channel, Mother Jones, the Nation, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Reynolds was a 2009 Harvard Nieman Fellow focusing on solutions to gang violence, a 2010 Steinbeck Fellow in creative nonfiction, and has been an adjunct professor and researcher for the Center for Conflict Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She lives in California's Central Coast.
 
Local Author Visit - Diane Shute
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Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Diane Shute, author of the historic novel, "After Midnight," is coming to the John Steinbeck Library. “As far as Alix is concerned, she has no past—she only has today, and her plans for the future: raising a dynamic string of racehorses that will take the 1830s British racing world by storm. Enter Lily, Alix’s estranged twin sister, spoiled, defiant and recently married for money and social status. As Alix is forced into a position that threatens to alter the course of her future, she begins to remember details about the mysterious events surrounding her father’s death when she was a child. When Alix seeks her uncle’s help, it sparks his dangerous return to France to reclaim the lives they left behind long ago.”
 
Video Game Design Class

Saturdays
October 11 - December 13
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
John Steinbeck Library
Learn how to create video games! Free class open to all teens. For more information, contact Kris at (831)758-7447.
 
Dîa de los Muertos at John Steinbeck Library

October 18 @ 11:00am
Family story time and crafts, sugar skull decorating, and more.
October 23 @ 4:00pm
Mask Making for teens, ages 12 to 18 years.
October 30 @ 6:30pm
Story Night and crafts. Bring your costume and get a treat!

Community members are encouraged to place something on our Community Altar, located in the front lobby, to honor a loved one who has passed.
 
Teen Filmmaking Workshop

Starts October 3 & 4
Cesar Chavez Library: Fridays, 3-6pm
John Steinbeck Library: Saturdays, 2-5pm

Free filmmaking workshops for teens on Fridays & Saturdays. Teens will learn script writing, directing, production, and editing with Final Cut Pro. Contact Marissa for more information at (831)758-7319. Participation can also count towards community service hours.
 
Local Author Visit - Gary Dudney
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November 18, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Gary Dudney is a local author of the Native American novel, "Cries-at-Moon of the Kitchi-Kit." Originally from Wichita, Kansas, Gary Dudney attended the University of Kansas and finished with a Master's degree in English Literature. He spent four years in Poland as a Fulbright exchange lecturer before settling with his Polish wife on the Monterey Peninsula in California. "Cries-at-Moon of the Kitchi-Kit" sprang from his lifelong fascination with prehistoric Native American culture.
 

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