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Take the Survey on City Budget Priorities!

The City of Salinas Finance Department is seeking community input on the City’s budget priorities and looking to develop a budget for FY 2017/18 that reflects the needs of Salinas’ diverse neighborhoods and population.

Participate in the survey to help the City understand the community’s priorities around City spending on services and expenditures. Click here to take the survey!

 
Crime Lab Chemistry for Kids

Tuesday, May 23
4:00 pm
John Steinbeck Library

Someone stole Lucy the dinosaur from The Field Museum in Chicago! Help us find her! The thief left this note: If you want to get your dinosaur back, you need to pay me one million chocolate bars!

Crime Lab Chemistry: Solving Mysteries with Chromatography. Children detectives will use paper chromatography to investigate pigment separation and separation of mixtures to solve the mystery of who stole Lucy the dinosaur from The Field Museum in Chicago (This is a fictional investigation).

For ages 6-12. No registration required.

 
Family Guitar Lessons

8 Week Sessions
Saturdays, 10am - 11am
John Steinbeck Library

The John Steinbeck Library offers free guitar lessons for the family! The library partners with the Guitars Not Guns program to offer families, with a child between the ages 8-18 years old, a free guitar and lessons. The session lasts for 8 weeks. Space is limited. Sign up today!

 
Raising a Reader Enrollment

Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30pm
John Steinbeck Library

Saturday, May 27 at 10:30am
Cesar Chavez Library

For ages 0-6 years. Free family enrollment event for Raising a Reader, the new family friendly digital program. Attending an orientation, registering, and having a valid email are all required to participate in this program. This program will help supplement your child's summer reading with a FREE weekly magazine and weekly literacy tips for parents.

 
Karaoke

Mondays
4:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Library

Come and join the fun! Karaoke for everyone!

 
Library & Community Services Summer Guide

Summer is coming right at you! There’ll be no excuse for boredom this summer when there are so many engaging things to do in this Activity Guide!

The 2017 Summer Activity Guide features classes, camps, programs and events that take place this summer. There is also Summer Reading info for the library. Be sure to check out all of the amazing activities and events happening this spring by clicking here to download the guide!

 
Summer Science Camp

August 7-11
8-12 years old

The Ventana Wildlife Society presents: 2017 Natural Science Discovery Camp - Outrageous Oceans Odyssey. If you are 8-12 years old, you can sign up for 5 days of summer camp, with hiking, whale watching, swimming, camping, star gazing, and more!

Sign up with Carol at the Cesar Chavez Library: (831) 758-7345. This program is

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Toddler Tales

Cesar Chavez Library
Thursdays at 10 am

John Steinbeck Library
Tuesdays at 10 am

A storytime for children under 3, starting March 28, 2017. Join us for short stories, songs, action rhymes, fingerplays, and fun. Toddlers will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition, and new words that will help to develop literacy skills.

 
World Book Online

The Salinas Public Library is offering a new online resource,
World Book Online, to help students with school projects and assignments. This resource is the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia, and provides interactive, fast, and reliable information.

 
Board Game Night

Thursdays
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez Library

Come join us for an afternoon of super-cool fun! Play Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, and Bingo.

 

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