Through California Reads, a program developed in partnership with the California Center for the Book and the California State Library, we are working with libraries across California to bring great books and great programming to your community.

Check out these upcoming California Reads author-in-conversation events. PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING LOCATIONS, ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR.

SEPTEMBER 21 at 4 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Orange County Public Libraries’ Brea and La Habra branch library communities to discuss her work and her experiences in the internment camp Manzanar.

SEPTEMBER 22 at 2 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Garden Grove Regional Library.

SEPTEMBER 23 at 2 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Laguna Niguel Library.

SEPTEMBER 24 and 25 at 6 pm
Scholar, historian, and author Richard Beeman visits El Dorado County Library to talk about the Constitution—past and present—and the Bill of Rights.

SEPTEMBER 28 at 6 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits CSU Monterey Bay.

SEPTEMBER 29 at 2 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Hercules Library.

SEPTEMBER 29 at 2 pm
A Paradise Built in Hell author Rebecca Solnit visits Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium to discuss her work and participate in the One Book, One San Joaquin culminating event.

OCTOBER 6 at 2 pm
A Paradise Built in Hell author Rebecca Solnit visits Santa Monica Public Library for an interview with Zócalo Public Square editor T.A. Frank.

OCTOBER 8 at 7 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Corona Public Library.

OCTOBER 10 at 6 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Chula Vista Public Library.

OCTOBER 11 at 6 pm
A Paradise Built in Hell author Rebecca Solnit visits San Francisco Public Library to participate in San Francisco’s One City One Book event and discuss her work, community, common purpose, and democracy with SFFD Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.

OCTOBER 15 at 7 pm
Farewell to Manzanar author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston visits Lompoc Public Library.

OCTOBER 17 at 6 pm
Lost City Radio author Daniel Alarcón, professors from Contra Costa College, and members of Reforma discuss the book and war’s effect on society and the individual at Contra Costa College Library.

ADDITIONAL INFO, INCLUDING LOCATIONS, CAN BE FOUND HERE ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR.

 

To learn more about our statewide Searching for Democracy initiative and California Reads, visit our website. There are hundreds of events taking place throughout the fall. Check out our events calendar and find a town hall discussion, film screening, author talk, or exhibition near you!