Readers from all over California are reading What It is Like to Go to War, by Karl Marlantes, a compelling narrative that weaves riveting accounts of the authorís Vietnam combat experiences with thoughtful analysis and self-examination. Pick up a free copy and join in today. For more information about the program and supporting events, click here: War Comes Home.
Banned Books Week Celebrates our Freedom to Read (September 21-27)
In 2013, the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey was the number one most frequently challenged books. The reasons?--Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence. Thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read, the majority of banned books remain available. For a complete list of banned books by decade, visit Banned Books by Decade.
National Literacy Month
California Library Literacy Services celebrates 30 years of helping low-literate adults improve their reading through free programs at our public libraries. Find adult tutoring services at our library. Call 530.245.7237.