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August 2019
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Storytime Series: The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

Join us for a FREE reading of The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse on Tuesday, August 27 at 4PM. While children of all ages are welcome, they must be accompanied by a caregiver to participate. For questions about the National Steinbeck Center's Storytime Series, please contact…

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September 2019

Common Read Lecture: “Steinbeck and Vietnam”

Join us and Visiting Scholar Dr. David Wrobel as he discusses “Steinbeck and Vietnam” Friday, September 6, 6:30 PM  Lecture will be held in the Steinbeck Museum  

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Common Read Lecture: Steinbeck: War Correspondent

Join us and visiting scholar Dr. David Wrobel for his presentation of Steinbeck: War Correspondent Event will be held at the Monterey Public Library, Saturday, September 7, 2 PM  Free

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Common Read Film Series: On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam

Join us for a FREE screening of On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam as part of our 2019 Common Read. On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary by producer Mylène Moreno, which takes a comprehensive look at the Latino…

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Common Read Film Series: Persepolis

Join us for a FREE screening of Persepolis as part of our 2019 Common Read. Persepolis is the film adaption to the graphic autobiography by Marjane Satrapi that depicts her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.…

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Common Read Film Series: Well-Founded Fear

Join us for a FREE screening of Well-Founded Fear as part of our 2019 Common Read. Well-Founded Fear is a 2000 documentary film from directors Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini. The film takes its title from the formal definition of a refugee under the UN…

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Common Read Film Series: Oh, Saigon

Join us for a FREE screening of Oh, Saigon as part of our 2019 Common Read. Oh, Saigon is a 2007 autobiographical documentary by Vietnamese American director Doan Hoang about her family's separation during the fall of Saigon and her attempt to reunite them afterwards.…

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October 2019

Common Read Film Series: The Joy Luck Club

Join us for our last film of our Common Read Film Series with a FREE screening of The Joy Luck Club. The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American drama film about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese immigrant mothers. The film is…

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Common Read Author Visit Thi Bui of “The Best We Could Do”

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this FREE exciting lecture from Author of The Best We Could Do, Thi Bui CSUMB hosts Author Thi Bui as part of the university’s Common Read Project. The event is free and open to the public. October 8, 5:30- 7:30 PM, University Center, CSUMB.  

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December 2019

Salinas Valley Comic Con 2019: HOMECOMING!

December 14 - December 15
Hartnell College,

SAVE OUR DATE! HOMECOMING: DECEMBER 14th & 15th 2019 Organized by the National Steinbeck Center in partnership with the Salinas Public Library, as well as Salinas area artists, authors, and volunteers, Salinas Valley Comic Con is a celebration of local comics, graphic novels, zines, storytelling,…

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