Children's Author - Keiko Suzuki Freeman

September 27, 2014
11:00 am
John Steinbeck Library

Keiko Suzuki Freeman is a children's author that wrote, "Mom, I Want to Tell You Something..." This story is a delightful picture book about things that happen every day at home with young children. It shows how a parent's speech and behavior can affect how a young child feels, and how some kids hide how sad they are by an event that happens at home. This book is a good one to read to help open up dialogue between parent and child over difficult subjects to talk about.
Adult Book Club

2nd Thursday of every month
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Book selection is fiction and non-fiction, with all members choosing books in rotation. The Library purchases the books for members. How to join: come to a meeting and join in the discussion. For more information, contact Suzanne Appel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 449-1496.
New Homebound Services
The Salinas Public Library is pleased to introduce its new Homebound program, which provides library services to Salinas residents who are unable to visit the library because of:
  • Short or Long-term illness
  • Non-driver status (Senior)
  • Physical Challenge
  • Visual Disabilities

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why homebound service?
    A: The library's mission is to offer access to quality materials and programs to assist community residents of all ages in meeting their personal, educational, and professional information needs. This program lets us fulfill our mission and serve the community better by offering our services to residents who, for various reasons, are unable to visit the library.

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    John Steinbeck Library is Open!
    We're open!

    We're happy to announce that the John Steinbeck Library is open
    under regular hours of operation.

    Writers Workshop with Jimmy Santiago Baca

    September 8 - 12 & 15-19
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca will conduct a free, 10 day class exploring different ways to create a compelling memoir. Open to residents of Salinas, California, 18 years and older. There are a limited number of spaces. To apply, submit an application at any Salinas Library by 6pm, August 18, 2014 with a short one-page narrative explaining why you are interested in this class. Applications are available at all Salinas Libraries, or by email request sent to Garland Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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