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,…

Lori Gottlieb headshot and book cover for May 26 event

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…

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…

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In Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Join community members across California and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to discuss How to Be An Antiracist, a 2021 Book to Action selection and the 2020-2021 Book in Common at Chico State. Dr. Kendi will participate in a conversation on April 21 from 5:30-6:30pm, moderated by Dr. Kim Jaxon, Professor of English at Chico State,…

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Book to Action 2021: Sustainability

Book to Action initiatives are launching soon in libraries across California. We are excited to announce the Book to Action 2021: SUSTAINABILITY projects.  Book to Action 2021 initiatives tackle important issues in the community and encourage reading, community discussion, and action. Book to Action initiatives, aimed at adults and intergenerational groups, also focus on building…