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Sara Rebman, Librarian, Children's Literature Department

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Octavia Butler

Becoming Octavia

June 24, 2020

As the month of June comes to an end, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the Octavia Lab and Octavia E.


Octavia E. Butler at the Central Library in 1995.

Growing up Octavia

June 17, 2020

This week we are exploring Octavia E. Butler’s childhood and some great science fiction books for children, as we continue to celebrate her birthday and the first anniversary of the Octavia Lab.


Collage of children's books about California

California Books for California Kids

May 13, 2020

California, the golden state, has always inspired people. Over the years movies have been made, songs have been recorded, and books written.


Spring into Reading graphic

Spring Into Reading!

May 02, 2020

Looking for some motivation to read? Need a way to keep track of your favorite reads? Sign up for our online reading challenge Spring into Reading!


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