Library's 105th Birthday Party

October 8, 2014
Starting at 4:00 pm
At all three Salinas Public Libraries
You are invited to the Salinas Public Library's 105th Birthday Party! The FREE activities will include a birthday cake and fun activities for children. The Party will be held simultaneously at all three public libraries starting at 4:00 pm. In addition to the other activities, the John Steinbeck Library will have a Live Band and a visit from Snappy the Tortoise.
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

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.
Book Club at John Steinbeck Library

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.

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