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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 RSVP Here!

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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 Click here to RSVP!

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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 Workshop: Introduction to Oral History

In support of CSUMB's Common Read "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui, we will have Former State Historical Society of Missouri Oral Historian Jeff D. Corrigan lead a workshop on oral histories. The introductory workshop serves as an informative overview to the field…

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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: 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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October 2019

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

October 8, 2019 @ 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. For…

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2019 Monterey Peninsula Archives Crawl

Monterey Peninsula Archives Crawl: Saturday, October 12, 10 am to 4 pm Various Locations Take a self-guided tour to various sites highlighting 20 regional institutions displaying rare and unseen items from their historic collections. Historians and archivist will be on hand to share the stories…

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“A Night of History & Hops” by the Monterey Peninsula Archives Crawl

"A Night of History & Hops" by the Monterey Peninsula Archives Crawl Join us for “A Night of History & Hops” with a talk from Historian Tim Thomas, an Archivist Q&A, and a beer brewed in collaboration with the Alvarado Street Brewing Company, Dank & Dusty.…

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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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