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Author Visit - Maria Victoria A. Grageda-Smith

Saturday, July 12, 2014
at 2:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

"Warrior Heart, Pilgrim Soul: An Immigrant's Journey" is Ms. Grageda-Smith's first book of poems. This collection, featuring poems mostly written over the period of the last twenty years, chronicles the inherently conflicted yet ultimately rich, textured, and hopeful journey of an immigrant woman compelled to confront and achieve a revolutionary redefinition of individual and national identity against a backdrop of life-changing circumstances and parallel historical shifts and developments in the United States and the world.

Then & Now Photo Contest for Teens

All entries due by July 10, 2014

Winner will receive prize $
Vote for the winner July 10 @ 3:30 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Participants must be teens. All entries must include the recreated photo, and the original photo you are copying. Submit entry by July 10, 2014 @ 3:00 PM. Send your photos via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or bring a hard copy to the information desk at John Steinbeck Library. Your first name or nickname will be posted with the photo. You retain ownership, but grant us the right to host your photos on the website, display it in the library, and via social media (Instagram, Facebook, etc.). Come and vote for the winning photo, which will be selected July 10, 2014 @ 3:30 PM. Prize: $ Visa gift card $ will be awarded. A Summer Reading Teen Program sponsored by Friends of the Salinas Public Library.

Teens! Summer Reading Activities

Every Thursday at 3:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Summer 2014
June 19 - Become Someone Else, a book activity
June 26 - Library Scavenger Hunt Activity
July 3 - Stained Glass Window Design
July 10 - Then & Now Photo Contest
July 17 - Art Portrait Activity
July 24 - Original Drawing Contest
July 31 - Masquerade Mask Party

Just for Fun Quiz

What Kind of Library User are You?
Library User Quiz

Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take the library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.

Local Author Visit

May 27, 2014
6:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Jack Erickson, a local author, will be visiting the John Steinbeck Library this month. The Author will be available for book signings and his books will be available for purchase.

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