What We Keep: Book to Action at El Segundo Public Library

The El Segundo Public Library presents “A Virtual Grown-Up Show & Tell”

The El Segundo Public Library will present a special program called “A Virtual Grown-Up Show & Tell” via Zoom on Friday, July 31st at 5:30 pm.  The event will feature What We Keep, a book that authors Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax compiled with first person narratives that answer the question: ‘Of all that you own, what object means the most to you and why?’  The event will include a slideshow which features photographs of the objects that inspired the moving stories which speak to our shared humanity.  There will also be selected readings from the book and some local community members will share their own treasured objects. In our current collective world experience, objects that provide comfort, memories and safety are more important than ever.

What We Keep has been selected as the library’s Book to Action, a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups.  Book to Action is sponsored by the California Center for the Book, a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

The public is invited to register for the Zoom link by contacting the Reference Desk by email at refdesk@elsegundo.org or by calling 310-524-2728.  There is limited space, so it is recommended to reserve a place quickly. The virtual “doors” open at 5:15 and then the program promptly begins at 5:30pm.  This program is intended for adults 18 and older.

Additionally, there will be opportunities for the community to participate in crafts, photo and story submissions related to the book’s topic. Follow the library’s social media (Facebook and Instagram @el.segundo.public.library) and website (https://www.elsegundolibrary.org/) for all the details.

The recorded session is now available at https://youtu.be/fjWzK1dqT1Q (and below).

 

Thank you to Roz Templin and team for making this happen.

About Book to Action

Book to Action is a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book.

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