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Rock Steady Juggling

Saturday, July 22
11:00 am Cesar Chavez Library
1:00 pm John Steinbeck Library
3:00 pm El Gabilan Library

Free performance! Library 'Eco-tainment' features comedy, magic, juggling, and audience participation while the audience learns practical tips on protecting the environment. Toddlers to grandparents can learn how to juggle and have fun learning tricks.

Library and Recreation Card Design Contest

The Library and Community Services Department values community input and engagement, and we want your help in designing six new cards for users of our libraries and recreation centers. Our goal is to have TWO card designs selected in each category: kids, teen, and adult. The kids and teen cards will double as library cards and recreation cards. So get inspired and get going! We plan to have new cards in time to celebrate "September is Library Card Month."

The deadline to turn in card design entries is Sunday, July 23 at 6:00 pm.

View/Print Participant Entry Form

View/Print Rules and Creative Works Release Form

Food for Fines

July 1-15
At all 3 Salinas Public Libraries

Bring boxed or canned non-perishable food items to any Salinas Public Library location to pay off your overdue fines and help out your local community. Each single food item will count as $10 off existing fines. This does not include charges for lost or damaged materials. You are welcome to donate items even if you do not have any library fines.

Donations need to be in factory sealed packages and unbreakable containers. No glass jars please. No expired foods accepted. Suggested items: boxed meals, canned soup, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, and tuna. All items will benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County.

Single Day Adventure to the Coast

July 17, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spend the day in the mountains above Monterey Bay searching through native habitats for interesting creatures of the coast. Join us and learn about our beautiful region we call home. Pick up at 9:00 am and drop off at 3:00 pm at the Cesar Chavez Library. Bring a lunch, a bottle of water, a jacket, and sunscreen. Brought to you by the Salinas Public Library and the Ventana Wildlife Society. This program is free for students that receive free or reduced lunch. For ages 8-12.

Contact Carol at the Cesar Chavez Library to sign up: (831)758-7345.

Museum Enrichment Week

Cesar Chavez Library: July 18-21
Times vary by field trip location

Participants will have an opportunity to learn and explore some of the wonderful museums that are located around Monterey County. Some of the field trips will be to Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, National Steinbeck Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Ages 8-12 years.

Sign up for the Library Museum Enrichment Week at the library.

El Gabilan Library Project
We are very proud to announce that the City of Salinas will be building a new branch library very soon to replace the existing El Gabilan Library.  The opportunity for a Library system to recreate its space and re-envision its services occurs infrequently so we see this as an important

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