Salinas Stories at Salinas Libraries
- When: Sunday, February 22, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Salinas, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The three-month long Salinas Stories series, which chronicles and reflects on the history of the county's largest city from 1935-1959, visits two libraries and a school this week. Thursday, at 6:30pm, the Alvarez High School Thespian Society enact scenes from The World of the Word, a play about the 1909 founding of the Salinas Public Library at Cesar Chavez Library (615 Williams Road, 758-7345). Saturday, from 1:30-5pm, community members share their stories of Salinas during WWII, including life on the homefront and Japanese internment (the Salinas Assembly Center was a holding center), which takes place at the John Steinbeck Library (350 Lincoln Ave., 758-7311). Sunday, back at Cesar Chavez Library, a book group convenes to discuss North From Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States by Carey McWilliams. Starting Monday, folks are invited to interview loved ones for a nationally touring MobileBooth program for the Library of Congress and public radio stations like KAZU (800-850-4406). Feb. 25-28, The World of the Word moves to Alvarez High School, performed at 7pm each night (1900 Independence Blvd., 796-7800). [WR]
See website for times and details. Salinas, Cesar Chavez Library, John Steinbeck Library, Alvarez High School, Salinas. 775-4721. http://www.salinasstories.blogspot.com.