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October 2019

Spooky Storytime!

Come for the Downtown Trick or Treat and join us for a very special Spooky Storytime and Crafts Hour on October 26th from 12:00-1pm at the National Steinbeck Center. We will be reading "It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and then stay for a Make-n-Take…

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November 2019

Exhibition Opening – Cannery Girls

National Steinbeck Center Debuts new exhibit inspired by 75th Anniversary of "Cannery Row" The National Steinbeck Center on Nov. 15th and 16th will debut Cannery Girls, a new exhibit highlighting the history, lives and contribution of the female migrant workers during the sardine boom of…

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December 2019

Holiday Storytime

The National Steinbeck Center will be hosting a free Holiday Storytime on Saturday, December 21 from 11am to 12pm featuring the holiday classics “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “The Night Before Christmas”. There will be free Holiday craft kids for the first 48 children,…

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January 2020

Author talk with Carol Lynn McKibben of her book “Beyond Cannery Row”

In conjunction with the "Cannery Girls" exhibit, the National Steinbeck Center is hosting a special talk and book signing by author Carol Lynn McKibben of her book "Beyond Cannery Row: Sicilian Women, Immigration, and Community in Monterey, California 1915-99." Please RSVP for this free event…

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Volunteer Open House

You are invited to the NSC's Volunteer Open House! We are currently recruiting volunteers to help us in visitor services, events & marketing, education, exhibits, and archives. We will be showcasing the rewarding opportunities available for volunteers during our Steinbeck Young Author's Day of Writing…

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“Third Saturday” Story-time Series Kick-off

Join us for our first of a series of Story Time events on the third Saturday of each month. On Jan. 18th, CHP Officer Birmingham will read a children's book from noon to 1 p.m. Following that, children will take part in a craft activity…

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Inaugural “Cocktails and Culture” Event

Cocktails & Culture will be an event that includes art, culture music, food and drinks. On Thursday, Jan. 23, the National Steinbeck Center will be hosting our first in a quarterly series of "Cocktails & Culture" events. Cocktails & Culture will be an event that…

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NSC Community Art Workshop

A fun and engaging workshop to display our Salinas Valley community’s creative talents by creating an art piece that will be displayed in the Steinbeck Arts & Culture Gallery during the special exhibit “Beyond the Lettuce Curtain.” The purpose of this workshop is to celebrate…

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February 2020

NSC Special Members Event – “Behind the Lettuce Curtain” Exhibition

Join us on February 11th for the opening preview of our new Exhibit "Behind the Lettuce Curtain: Illuminating the Landscape of the Salinas Valley" featuring opening remarks by Joe Heston, President and General Manager of KSBW television. This exhibit, which runs from Feb. 11th to…

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“Third Saturday” Story-time Series – Spanish Edition

On Feb. 15th, esteemed journalist Fidel M. Soto will read a children's book in Spanish from noon to 1 p.m. Following that, children will take part in a craft activity led by our staff. . Come for the Story Time! Stay for the Make-and-Take craft!…

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