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The Sacramento Room and partner organizations offer tours, rarely-seen films and more.

Invites community to read and discuss the memoir “What It Is Like To Go To War.”

September marks three decades for statewide and Sacramento Public Library literacy programs.

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Rain couldn’t stop the enthusiasm of nearly 1000 people participating in Saturday’s 1st annual Walk4Literacy, a 4-mile walk organized in conjunction with the California Capital Book Fair to raise awareness about the illiteracy crisis in Sacramento…“Education is about access, it’s about empowerment, it’s about opportunity. And literacy is the very first building blocks to your education,” said Nik Howard, Executive Director of  Teach For America Sacramento, one of three local nonprofits who put on the event, including also 916 Ink and the Sacramento Public Library Foundation.

Thousands of readers and writers from all over California gathered this weekend at the Sacramento Convention Center for the city’s first California Capital Book Festival – a two day celebration of the state’s finest literature dedicated to both book lovers and authors alike…The main partner to the festival was the Sacramento Public Library Foundation, who partnered in an effort to encourage families to read with their children and increase children’s literacy across the state.

One way to estimate the literacy of a city is the presence of book festivals starring a lineup of authors. Another way is through one-book programs, in which the public is invited to read the same title and participate in related events. The Sacramento Public Library has sponsored a one-book program since 2005, and its annual literary gala and fundraiser, “Authors On the Move,” since 2003.

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