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Salida Library Book Club

Salida Library Book Club

Join fellow book lovers at Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. for the Salida Library Book Club. February’s book club pick is “Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi” by David Chotjewitz. The story of Daniel, a half- Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, and his friend Armin will captivate readers. 

For more information, please call the Salida Library at 543-7315.

BZ Smith’s Storytelling Workshop at the Modesto Library

BZ Smith’s Storytelling Workshop at the Modesto Library

BZ Smith, Principal Storyteller, Writer, and Art Curator for Hive-Arts.org, will introduce participants to the art of storytelling at the Modesto Library on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Participants will gain knowledge of how to quickly learn a story, how to strengthen their telling, and how to design a storytelling program for any audience. Parents and educators will find this class indispensable!

This workshop is free; however, advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, please call the Modesto Library Reference desk at 558-7814.

15th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” Scheduled for Saturday, February 2!

15th Annual “Sacramento Museum Day” Scheduled for Saturday, February 2!

A record 30 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 2, 2013, during the 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day.  Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking control and security costs.  With assistance provided by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, this hugely popular community event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank and Chipotle Mexican Grill.  Sacramento Museum Day event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the last guests admitted at 4 p.m.).  

Check In @ Your Library Teen Video Contest

Check In @ Your Library Teen Video Contest

Teens can be the star in a video they create by making an original movie trailer about their favorite book for the Check In @ Your Library Teen Video Contest! The video must be original and can use multimedia such as images, video, animation, music, and words to compel the viewer to read the book. This contest is open to all teens age 13 – 18, with prizes being awarded at a special reception for all contestants on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Official contest rules and entry form are available at your local Stanislaus County Library branch and online at www.stanislauslibrary.org

This program is sponsored by the Stanislaus Library Foundation.

For more information, please call the Modesto Library Outreach Department at 558-7817.

Modesto Library Book Club

Modesto Library Book Club

Bibliophiles can meet at the Modesto Library on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m. for the Modesto Library Book Club. January’s book club pick is “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith.  Readers will be entranced by the journal entries of seventeen-year old Cassandra Mortmain.   

For more information, please call the 572-3420.