As part of the Live from Cesar Chavez! program series, the Cesar Chavez Central Library will welcome local artist and poet Richard Rios for a special program on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 pm. Mr. Rios will discuss his new memoir – Songs from the Barrio – a portrait of life, of growing up in Modesto with his Mexican-born mother and five siblings, of finding a way out of the barrio through his art, and coming to understand his mother's request to "Never forget you are a Mexican." Copies of Mr. Rios’ book will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the program.
Live from Cesar Chavez! is a collaboration between the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County and the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. The goal of this project is to present informative and educational programs that encourage reading and lifelong library use among adults.
This free program is provided through the generosity of the Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County. The Cesar Chavez Central Library is a part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library and is located at 605 N. El Dorado Street in Stockton. For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or (866) 805-7323. Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org and fan or follow us on twitter.com/ssjcpl and facebook.com/ssjcpl.