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Fresno County Library

Story Jam At Politi Library

IN THE August 26 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad




Everyone has a story to tell, or maybe two or three. On the second Wednesday of the month, a diverse crowd gathers at the Politi Branch Library in Fresno for Story Jam, a free event where they share their own tales, live and in person.

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by Mallory Moad




“Moooooommmmmmmmmmm, I’m boooored!” This is the dark side of summer vacation, a result of the sudden lack of structured activity. Another unfortunate aspect is the negative effect a limited amount of mental stimulation for nine weeks can have on a kid’s achievement in school. Have no fear, Moms and Dads, the Fresno County Public Library (FCPL) has your back with the Summer Reading Challenge.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Walk through the doors of the new Betty Rodriguez Library and you’ll walk into the future. Enter another world; one with limitless possibilities at your fingertips.

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Libraries of Reedley

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

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by Jim Bulls


When asked to write this article, I pondered where to start and in which direction to go. I decided that I would start somewhere in the middle—the day I went to get my first library card to be exact.

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Duffy Hudson: The Shadow of the Raven

IN THE October 17 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This month the Fresno County Libraries are going to have something special for the Halloween season-a one man Edgar Allan Poe show, The Shadow of the Raven. The man presenting the show, Duffy Hudson, has been doing a one man Edgar Allan Poe show for 15 years! Duffy was born and raised in Ohio, lived in New York City for many years, and then landed in Los Angeles where he currently resides. He has been acting since he was eight, and acting professionally since he was 17. Duffy has had quite the varied career performing on and off Broadway, in films, TV commercials, and theatre all over the county.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Are you looking for something fun and challenging to do during this sizzling summer? Check out all the cool activities going on at the Fresno County Library. With one simple click on www.fresnolibrarysrp.org, summertime fun will be at your fingertips!

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by Kathy Eide Casas



It’s that time of year again…it’s time for the Fresno County Public Library’s BIG READ!
Readers, authors, literary enthusiasts and mystery-lovers alike, mark your calendars now for the ninth Annual Big Read, kicking off this Friday, March 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Arte Americas. Located in the heart of downtown Fresno, Arte Americas is the largest Latino Cultural Arts Center in the San Joaquin Valley and the perfect venue for this kick-off event. Plan for an afternoon of fun-filled and memorable experiences at Arte Americas.

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by Sarah Peterson



Another long, hot Central Valley summer has finally come to a close, bringing with it cooler temperatures and a fall season ripe with activity. The Big Fresno Fair is in full swing, and haunted attractions are popping up all over the Valley like zombies from their graves, in anticipation of the year’s spookiest season.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Books are the magic that can effortlessly transport us to places near, far and in between.
Step through the doors of the newest branch of the Fresno County Public Library, and you’ll be greeted by the cool air, accented with the sites and sensations that only books can bring. Books can transport you to places where you can live, dream and discover the wonder within the words. Located in northwest Fresno at Teague Elementary School, this recently opened branch of the Fresno County Public Library provides a world of fun, fiction, information, and technology, all at your fingertips.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Welcome to the cool comfort of Sierra Vista Mall. Step through the western doors of the mall and you’ll see its new and extraordinary tenant, complete with glistening glass walls, colorful signs and books galore…it’s the Sierra Vista Library!

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Don’t let the sizzling days of summer drag you down. Cool adventures abound for all ages throughout the Central Valley.
Check out this little list of big things to do. We’ve included activities for kids, families and even for the adults! A few are date specific but other activities are ongoing all summer long. Be sure and check the accompanying contact info for dates, time and costs (where applicable).

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for fun and free ways to enjoy this Halloween season why not check out your Fresno County Library! Branches throughout the area are providing fun events for Halloween this year from crafts, to scary movies, to costume swaps and much more.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



The Fresno County Public Library has won six straight grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to be part of “The Big Read,” choosing one novel for a month or more and presenting programs related to it. Past choices by the FCPL were To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Joy Luck Club, Fahrenheit 451, and Call of the Wild. This year, the book is Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya.

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