Barber’s “The Third Plate” named 2015 One Book selection
Works by Holly Black, Kevin Brooks, Gayle Forman and Jennifer Niven will vie for first-ever prize.
Library brings accredited diplomas and career certificates to residents through Career Online High School
On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me. Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this project to take myself out of my own patterns and habits, to change my perspective, to observe, to listen, to understand, and to share this place of quiet.
Your next visit to the public library might not be to check out a book. Libraries are becoming critical agents in a sprouting local food movement, so you might instead bite into an actual meal, join a cooking class or even check out garden seeds.
James Scott, Sacramento Public Library information services librarian, said Sacramento was a Union town. However, there were Southerners drawn to the city by the gold rush. “You need only take a look through the 1851 city directory to see how many Southerners there were,” said Scott. “There were standoffs between Unionists and Rebels at various saloons.”