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Redwood City Community Invited to be Part of San Mateo County-Wide “One Book – One Community” Month-Long Book Reading Event in October

Redwood City, CA - September 17, 2007 - One Book, One Community” is an exciting community activity that invites everyone in Redwood City and throughout San Mateo County to read the same great book, at the same time! Then, readers can get together for book discussions, literary presentations, film, music and dance performances, culinary demonstrations and other related events.

The featured book for this month-long schedule of activities is Daughter of Fortune by Latina author Isabel Allende. This stunning novel gives our community the opportunity to explore crucial and relevant themes - immigration, cultural diversity, and California history - through more than 60 exceptional book-related programs throughout San Mateo County. As the centerpiece of the month’s activities, the author will appear in conversation with public radio host Michael Krasny of KQED’s Forum on October 11 th at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm, at 600 N. Delaware Street .

Throughout October, Peninsula libraries will produce a variety of programs that provide a cultural context for Daughter of Fortune. Children and families will be delighted by the wide range of dance, music, and crafts programs, exemplary speakers, provocative film programs, and even culinary adventures. In Redwood City, events related to this County-wide book reading program include:

  • Film - Dead in the Sierra: The Legend of Two Joaquins October 3, 7:30 pm
    Downtown Library Community Room, (1044 Middlefield Rd.)

  • Talk - Chileans in the Gold Rush, Presented by Dr. Carlos Lopez
    October 4, 7:30 pm, Downtown Library Community Room

  • Performance - Chilean Music and Dance with Lichi Fuentes October 6, 1 pm, Downtown Library Community Room

  • Culinary Event - Making Empanadas with Guisell Osorio October 10, noon, Atherton Appliance ( 695 Veterans Blvd.)

  • Children’s Crafts - Making Chilean Rainsticks with Art in Action
    October 15, 5:30 pm, Fair Oaks Branch Library (2140 Euclid Ave.);
    October 17, 7 pm, Downtown Library Community Room
    October 25, 2 pm, Schaberg Branch Library (2510 Middlefield Rd.)
For information on the “One Book – One Community” program, visit Get the book today at any Redwood City library. The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of the community. More information about Library events and services can be found in the events calendars available at all Redwood City Library, by visiting the Library’s web page at, or by calling 780-7017.

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Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Public Library


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