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Archived News Release from 2006

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Lots of Reasons to Visit the Redwood City Public Library in April

Redwood City, CA –The Redwood City Public Library has planned many special programs for all ages in April-- two opportunities to meet local authors, an outstanding Spanish children’s program, and a major book sale—and the community is invited to join in!

  • Thursday April 13 - Hear original works of poetry, fiction, and more – read aloud by local authors during National Poetry Month, Meet the Authors! Series: Peninsula Writers Bloc Reading, Thursday, April 13, 7:30 pm at the Downtown Library, in the Community Room. Peninsula Writers Bloc is a local writing group that meets at the Redwood City Public Library. Participants gather monthly to read and listen to each other’s work, and to learn more about the craft of writing and getting published.

  • Thursday, April 20 - Follow the fascinating story of how a chance encounter with original glass negatives of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 inspired local author Darrell Heppner to write The 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire. Mark the 100th anniversary of the quake with the library’s Meet the Author! Series: Darrell Heppner, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library, in the Fireplace Room on the first floor.

  • Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23- The Friends of the Library Book Sale-Attend the boutique of public library book sales. Redwood City volunteers have spent hours selecting prime condition books, CDs, DVDs and videos for this twice a year sale. Books for sale include delightful children’s books, history, current and past biographies, art and music, as well as multitudes of trade paperbacks, both fiction and nonfiction. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, 1-4 pm. On Sunday, April 23, one bag of books may be purchased for only $5.00.

  • Wednesday April 26 - A musical tribute to El Grillito Cantor by musician Victor Hugo Santos. Musical educator Santos presents songs of the beloved Spanish children’s song composer and performer Cri Cri. His music has passed into the realm of classic and has been featured for decades in top-selling records. Wednesday, April 26, 6 pm at Fair Oaks Library, 2600 Middlefield Road. For more information call (650)780-7261.

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at www.redwoodcity.org/library or call 780-7026.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Contact:
Celia LaRiviere
Resource Development Supervisor
(650) 780-7045

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