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Two Exciting Author Programs Kick Off the Fall Program Season at the Redwood City Downtown Library

Redwood City, CA - August 23, 2010 - The Redwood City Public Library invites the community to two great “Meet the Author” events at the Downtown Library. These are local authors who will share their books and writing experience, with a decidedly local twist. Both of these “Meet the Author” events should be very appealing to any Redwood City resident.

First is an author of a book about the true story of the author’s local upbringing and how he overcame many difficult and troubling circumstances. The second event features an author of a book focusing on job seeking skills, particularly as they apply to our local and Silicon Valley job market.

This event is free, and no RSVP is needed.

Meet the Author – David Farias – Bound for Glory
Thursday, August 26th, 7 pm, Downtown Library Fireplace Room, 1044 Middlefield Road
David Farias shares the challenges of poor Mexican immigrants in California, courageously facing human frailties. Follow his transformation from a young boy who hated the police, to a young man who joined the police force. Born in San Jose, and raised in poverty in Redwood City, David is a sheriff’s deputy in San Mateo County, a motivational speaker, a mentor for kids, and a self-published author. David graduated from Sequoia Union High School and attended Foothill College. You can learn more, and read an excerpt of David’s new memoir on his website:, and meet him at the Library.   
Meet the Author - Joan Tabb - Greatin8: Job Seeking Skills
Tuesday, August 31st, 7 pm, Downtown Library Fireplace Room, 1044 Middlefield Road
Looking for a Job? Joan Tabb M.A., author and career coach, will discuss her new book Great in 8: Job Seeking Skills. She will share real-world stories on what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive market based on her work with hundreds of job seekers. Joan brings 20+ years of Silicon Valley corporate marketing and training management experience (from Apple Computer, 3Com, Memorex, Intel and several start-ups) to her rich perspectives and insights. Visit Joan online at

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about Library events and services you may access the Library’s home page at, or call 780-7026.

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Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Library
(650) 780-7058


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