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One Book, One San Joaquin 2013

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library is proud to announce the annual community reading event – One Book, One San Joaquin. The Library encourages all members of the community to read and be a part of this special program.
 
The featured title for this year’s program is Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch. BookPage calls this book an “affectionate and inspiring paean to the power of books.” Copies of the book are available to check out at all SSJCPL branch libraries, and Ms. Sankovitch will speak at the Cesar Chavez Central Library as part of the culminating program on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 6 pm.
 
In addition to the featured title of this year’s One Book, One San Joaquin, the Library has selected two other titles for teens and children that share similar themes with Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. Those books are Looking for Alaska by John Green for teens and After Eli by Rebecca Rupp for children.
One Book, One San Joaquin kicks off on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 pm at the University of the Pacific’s Janet Leigh Theatre in Stockton with a special afternoon program featuring librarian and author Nancy Pearl. Since the release of her best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the librarian action figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.
 

Other programs for One Book, One San Joaquin include:


Ideal Bookshelf Art Reception
Monday, September 9, 2013 at 6 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library | 605 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton
 
A Year of Magical Reading by the Seaport Woodwind Quintet
Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6 pm
Troke Library | 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive, Stockton
 
Mark Twain Eternally Speaking by Gary Putnam
Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2 pm
Central United Methodist Church | 3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton
 
Family Legacy Writing Workshops with Linda Clarke Weaver
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 1 pm
Manteca Library | 320 W. Center Street, Manteca
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4 pm
Maya Angelou Library | 2324 Pock Lane, Stockton
 
Friday, September 30, 2013 at 3 pm
Cesar Chavez Central Library | 605 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton
 
Teen Talk and T-Shirt Fun
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 4 pm
Tracy Library | 20 E. Eaton Avenue, Tracy
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4 pm
Ripon Memorial Library | 333 W. Main Street, Ripon
 
Bookmaking for Kids
Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4 pm
Mountain House Library | 579 Wicklund Crossing, Mountain House
 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4 pm
Thornton Library | 26341 N. Thornton Road, Thornton
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Escalon Library | 1540 Second Street, Escalon
 
Book Discussion:  Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6 pm
Ripon Memorial Library | 333 W. Main Street, Ripon
 

One Book, One San Joaquin is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Stockton Public Library, University of the Pacific, and Library & Literacy Foundation for San Joaquin County.
 
The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, a Division of the Community Services Department, is a library system comprised of 12 branch libraries and 2 mobile vehicles that serve residents throughout Stockton and San Joaquin County.  For more information about the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library call (209) 937-8221 or toll-free at (866) 805-7323.  Visit the Library’s website at www.ssjcpl.org

 

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