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Changes Coming to California Center for the Book

As we enter a new fiscal year, we want to share some changes coming to the California Center for the Book. The California State Library will be the new home of the Library of Congress State Center for the Book. The Book to Action community engagement and partnership model will be shared with various cooperatives…

Book to Action Case Studies and Video Playlist

As the 2021 Book to Action initiatives wrap up in July, we’re adding completed case study documents to the Equity, Health, and Sustainability pages. Each Book to Action initiative features a central title related to one or more of the three big themes, a list of community partners, a summary of the community engagement initiative,…

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Partnership Project Pilot

Would you like to learn more about how to create a partnership with another organization? Partnerships are used to extend the services libraries offer and provide opportunities to share resources, collaborate on the development and delivery of programs and services, and reach new groups within the community. In this three-session workshop for teams, you will…

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Book to Action: In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Please join us for a very special conversation with Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, nationally recognized journalist, and weekly “Dear Therapist” columnist for The Atlantic.  In collaboration with participating libraries, this grant-funded virtual conversation for the California community will take place Wednesday, May 26 from 6:00 PM…

Radical Renewal registration open announcement

Radical Renewal Registration Now Open

California Center for the Book is excited to announce the 5th Annual Adult Services Symposium: RADICAL RENEWAL. Join us Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.  This free, grant-funded virtual event for California library staff will feature engaging presentations sharing the best of adult programming and services, with plenty of time for collaboration and conversation. …

Kiss the Ground event announcement

Kiss the Ground: Watch the Movie, Join the Conversation

California library community member are invited to a special screening of Kiss the Ground, followed by a conversation with Josh Tickell. These events are part of the Book to Action 2021 initiatives, which tackle important issues in the community and encourage reading, community discussion, and action. The Big Three themes that libraries and communities are…