Happy New Year!

Every good wish for 2017, and let’s continue aiming high in our efforts in California’s libraries.  Libraries have always lead the way to better lives for Californians, and this year will be no exception.

CLA conference coming soon!

It’s almost time for the 2016 conference of the California Library Association.  We’ll be exhibiting as part of the CLA Pavilion, and we’re co-sponsoring two California writer panels: California as Character and Fifty Shades of Romance.  We hope to see you in Sacramento!

Poet David Campos on the road in California libraries

Poet and instructor David Campos recently conducted three workshops for the rural poetry initiative co-sponsored by California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers.  See David’s beautiful blog post about his experiences here: http://www.pw.org/content/david_campos_on_the_california_rural_libraries_tour

Dana Gioia on tour

California’s Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, has an ambitious goal for his two-year term: to visit all of California’s 58 counties!  He’s already gotten started, with appearances in June and July in rural libraries around northern California.  Even in small communities, impressive audiences have shown up to hear Dana reading from his new collection 99 Poems:…