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Birthday Celebration for John Steinbeck

Monday, Feb. 27
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
John Steinbeck Library

You are invited to a birthday celebration for John Steinbeck, with birthday cake, punch, and passage readings from Steinbeck's works.

Author Skype Visit - Lisa M. Bakos

March 1, 2017
4:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Library

We will be having a very special Skype visit from Lisa M. Bakos, author of "Too Many Moose," at the Cesar Chavez Library.

YMCA Heart Healthy Presentations

Every Tuesday in February
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Steinbeck Library

The Salinas Public Library is participating in February's Heart Health Month. We are partnering with the Central Coast YMCA who will be giving a FREE Heart Healthy Presentation every Tuesday in February. Learn what you can do to have a healthy lifestyle and to improve your heart health too! Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Free heart-healthy refreshments will be served.

Space is limited. Sign up today at the adult reference desk at the John Steinbeck Library or contact Eddy at (831)758-7111 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve your space today.

Community Meeting for El Gabilan Library

Tuesday, March 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sherwood Hall

Come join us for a conversation about the future El Gabilan Library. What services should the library offer? What should the library look and feel like?

Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

Tuesdays & Thursdays in March
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Steinbeck Library

March Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business Presentation Series. Be inspired, informed, and entertained by the success stories of these local trailblazing women. Free light refreshments served at each presentation. Seating is limited, reserve your seat today. Contact Eddy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (831)758-7111. Click HERE to view the full schedule with dates and guest speakers.

Video Editing Workshop

10:00 am - 11:00 am
John Steinbeck Library

Learn to create music videos, photo slide shows, edit home videos, and more! Bring your photos, home videos, music, and flash drive to make a personalized project to take home and share with your friends and relatives or upload to Facebook or YouTube. This is a free workshop for ALL AGES. No pre-registration is necessary.

Coloring Pages for Adults

Cesar Chavez Library
Tuesdays: 3:30-4:30pm

El Gabilan Library
Fridays: 4-5pm
Sundays: 1-2pm

Relieve stress and enjoy an afternoon of fun coloring pages.

New Programs in the Digital Arts Lab

The John Steinbeck Library has new computer programs available in its Digital Arts Lab. You can now create 2D and 3D animations, edit video, restore old photos, professionally edit sound files, and more.

Tutorials and classes are available for beginners. Check out a computer with your library card and begin your digital creations today!

World Book Online

The Salinas Public Library is offering a new online resource,
World Book Online, to help students with school projects and assignments. This resource is the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia, and provides interactive, fast, and reliable information.

Kids Art & Craft Activities

Cesar Chavez Library

Children will create simple cartoony characters and other fun crafts in which the learning/creating process is valued more than the finish product. Children ages 6 - 11 are encourage to participate in this program, but children of all ages are welcome.

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