Calendar of Events


Wednesday, September 23rd, National Steinbeck Center. 5PM-7PM

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GUEST AUTHOR SERIES: Molly Knight, The Best Team Money Can Buy

Sunday, August 23rd, National Steinbeck Center. Reading & Book Signing 3PM. Members' Reception 2PM

Best Team Dual

John Steinbeck's great, great niece, Molly Knight, has written a blockbuster book about the most expensive and notorious team in major league baseball: 

John Steinbeck insisted that his beloved younger sister Mary was a better writer than he. A love of writing is, no doubt, strong in the Steinbeck family. Mary’s great granddaughter has hit a home run with her first book The Best Team Money Can Buy. (Steinbeck also wrote about sports—once—in a little essay called “Then My Arm Glassed up.” He admits that his interest in sports is “cool” and yet his wife Elaine was a staunch Dodgers fan: “I guess our family devoted more pure spiritual energy to the Dodgers than to any other religious organization. This, of course, was before they defected to the West.”) 


February 25

Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center

The National Steinbeck Center is proud to welcome historians Darryl Holter and William Deverell to discuss their new book, Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937...

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February 27

Steinbeck Birthday Celebration
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street

“Celebrate John Steinbeck's birthday with a Community Free Day for Monterey County Residents.

The day will include a variety of children's activities...

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March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center

Get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a performance by Taelen Thomas, Shannon Miller and Maestra Amelia Krupski

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May 06

2016 Steinbeck Festival
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
@ National Steinbeck Center

The 2016 Steinbeck Festival will be held the first weekend of May and is titled "From Salinas to the Sea of Cortez: Steinbeck on Land and Sea." 

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