#CommunityConversations 2018 Summary

Our 2018 Californians: Community Conversations About the Arts programs are now summarized in the infographic below. Thank you again to our participating libraries and their community partners, listed at the bottom of this post.

We are currently seeking input on books that will encourage community conversations and inspire programming opportunities and community partnerships to engage veterans, their families, and the greater community. We would especially love to hear from libraries who have Veterans Resource Centers. Learn more about Californians: Community Conversations with Veterans, a new partnership between California Center for the Book and Veterans Connect @ Your Library. Applications will close in Fall 2018, with programming taking place January – June 2019.

2018 Participating Libraries

Library Program Coordinator Community Partner
Anaheim Public Library – Central Library Tony Lam WOCA (Warehouse of Contemporary Art), MUZEO, Anaheim School District
Arcadia Public Library Darlene Bradley Arcadia Performing Arts Center, Arcadia Unified School District
City of Inglewood Library – Main Library & Crenshaw-Imperial Branch Tommy Vinh Bui Self-Help Graphics & Art
City of Thousand Oaks Library – Grant R. Brimhall Library & Newbury Park Library Dayna Canada Ventura County Arts Council
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture – Brand Library & Art Center Caley Cannon Local Dance Companies
Long Beach Public Library – Main Library & Ruth Bach Library Nancy Lynee Woo & Lauren Nguyen Long Beach Literary Arts Center
Madera County Public Library – Main Library Patrick Fitzgerald Madera Arts Council
Oceanside Public Library – Civic Center Library, Mission Branch Library, & Bookmobiles Monica Chapa Domercq Oceanside Arts Commission
Ontario City Library – Ovitt Family Community Library Abigail Martinez Chaffey Community Museum of Art
Palos Verdes Library District – Miraleste Library & Malaga Cove Library Ketzie Diaz Canvas Collaboration
Riverside County Library System – Vick Knight Lakeside Library Darrin McGraw Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
San Jose Public Library – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Danny Le POW! WOW! San Jose
Whittier Public Library – Central Library & Whittwood Branch Library Bonnie Weber Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts