Good dog!

The Book to Action program recently brought Tuesday to the Beaumont Library.  This beautiful dog is the star of two books by Luis Carlos Montalván, former captain in the U.S. Army: Tuesday Tucks Me In (for children) and Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever who Saved Him.

CA Poet Laureate on the road this summer

With the support of the State Library, our exceptional poet laureate is visiting rural libraries in June and July.  Dana Gioia is an award-winning poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts who created the NEA initiatives Operation Homecoming, Poetry Out Loud, and the Big Read.  Come join us for a reading…

Book to Action in Riverside County

Check out the action at El Cerrito Library’s Book to Action program about butterflies, presented by Hidden Valley Nature Center. Families learned all about monarch butterflies and how to help them survive.

Literary Orange coming April 2nd!

We’re so excited to be part of the tenth annual Literary Orange, sponsored by OC Public Libraries and many wonderful Friends of the Library groups.  I’ll moderate the panel “Mystery: Malice and Mayhem” and I encourage you to take part in this wonderful all-day celebration of authors and readers.  Go to for details —…