National Library Week

April 13-19, 2014
Different events every day!
At ALL THREE Libraries

Celebrate National Library Week at the Salinas Public Library. Click the image to the left to view the full flyer with the dates of all our events happening this week. Lives Change @ your library!

Snappy's 6th Birthday Party

Saturday, April 19, 2014
11:00 am
At ALL THREE Libraries!

Come celebrate Snappy's birthday and National Library Week. We will have birthday cake, games and prizes! The winners for the Snappy Drawing and Story Writing Contest will be announced.

Snappy Drawing & Writing Contest

Due Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place

Enter the Snappy Drawing and Writing Contest today to win fun prizes! Draw a picture of our Salinas Public Library mascott, Snappy the Tortoise and turn it in by Friday, April 18 to be entered into the contest. Please ask the library staff for special entry drawing paper. Must be 17 or under to enter.
Click on the photo to the left to view the full flyer.

Library Closed for Holiday

April 20, 2014
All Salinas Public Libraries

The Salinas Public Libraries will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Week of Poems & Poetry Slam

Youth Poetry Slam
Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 pm At Cesar Chavez Library

To view the Poetry Slam flyer, Click here. To view the Week of Poems flyer, Click here. For Event Information or Sign-Ups Contact: James B. Golden – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or John Steinbeck Library - (831) 758-7311. Salinas Week of Poems is a collaborative community event in celebration of National Poetry Month. All events are free.

BULL: The Journey of a Freedom Icon

Friday, April 25, 2014
6:00 pm
At Sherwood Hall

The official book party for Salinas Poet Laureate, James B. Golden's fourth book. This free community event is sponsored by the City of Salinas and Salinas Public Libraries. It will feature opening performances from the Salinas Youth Poet Laureate, Mikey "The Poet" Frias, as well as other local talent.
Golden will read from his newest book, BULL, and dialogue about the creation of his seminal work. Books will be on sale, and Golden will be available to sign copies.
For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call any Salinas Public Library.

$500 Budget Challenge

Open Town Hall Surveys
Quick Survey
Extended Survey

The City of Salinas is designing a new budget, and would like to hear your thoughts! You can tell us by taking the Salinas Budget Challenge: spend an imaginary $500 on what you think are the most important results the City should achieve.

Digital Scrapbooking Class

Every Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

FREE Beginners Photoshop Classes!

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop while creating your very own Digital Scrapbook.

Bring in your photos and work on them during class.


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