6/4 - Discussions of "The Circuit" Begin June 19
June 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ann Miller, 707-784-1506; email@example.com
DISCUSSIONS OF “THE CIRCUIT” BEGIN JUNE 19
Francisco Jiménez’s collection of autobiographical stories about his migrant farm-working family, “The Circuit,” is the subject of discussions that will be held at local libraries in June.
The first discussion will be at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The discussions are part of a Book-to-Action program in which participants have the opportunity to read and discuss a book, meet the author and put their newfound knowledge to action by engaging in a community service project.
“ ‘The Circuit’ is a story of poverty and hard work. Reading about the Jimenez family, you see the roots of Francisco’s fortitude and ambition,” said Ann Miller, Solano County Library’s spokesperson. “I found it amazing how a boy who came to this country speaking no English, and who moved from one school to another, managed to attain a PhD from Columbia University and then go on to a successful writing and academic career.”
This work is ideally suited for a wide cross-section of readers. “The book is accessible for people who are learning English and it is a quick but compelling read for native English-speakers. We have many copies available for checkout, in English and in Spanish,” said Miller.
Other discussion locations and dates:
- John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo: Monday, June 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Vacaville Public Library-Town Square, 1 Town Square Place, Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Rio Vista Library, 44 S. 2nd St.: Thursday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center: Thursday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Harvest Solano’s Bounty,” a discussion of migrant of migrant education volunteer opportunities is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Dr. Jimenez will speak about “The Circuit” and his other books Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:30 pm. Both events are at the Fairfield Civic Center Library.
Book-to-Action is a project of the California State Library in partnership with the California Center for the Book, and it is being implemented in libraries throughout the State. The project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
For more information visit www.solanolibrary.com or call 1-866-57-ASKUS (27587)