Orinda bookstore sorter Pam Pulley relishes the thrill of discovering what treasures lurk in every new bag and box of donations she gets to open. “It’s like Christmas,” she said. “I just love it.”. Love and money both make the local bookstores success stories. Love of books, bargains and surprise discoveries keep customers and volunteers loyal, and the money helps stanch the financial wounds of sharply diminished library dollars from the state and county coffers. In an era of ever-bigger budget cuts for local libraries, the libraries increasingly depend on money provided by the Friends’ bookstores to pay for new library materials and library programs.
Chima’s novel is 540 pages, Online reviewers call it, “A fascinating, quick read.”, “I hope people don’t read it too quickly,” the author said, “I hope they don’t miss out on what it really means to learn something from a parent, It doesn’t happen at all the way people assume it does, There are so many ways to learn, the biggest of which, is to let go and listen, Saturday, l.k. bennett thea ballet flats January 18, 2:00 p.m, – 4:00 p.m., writer Amrit Chima will be at Florey’s Book Co., 2120 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica (www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com) to sign and discuss her novel “Darshan.”..
A program that works with potential and current female gang members will receive $300,000. Mario Maciel, division manager for the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, says he plans too hire seven women–a community coordinator and six youth outreach workers–to oversee the program, which works with female juveniles as they leave jail. He expects applicants for these jobs to have worked as case managers out of juvenile hall, in probation or through alternative high schools. They will first go through motivational interviews followed by evidence-based training, he says, in order to reach and rehabilitate the women who’ve participated in gangs and gang violence.
At 11 a.m., preschool children will have an opportunity to learn about gardens and will use vegetable print blocks to create art to take l.k. bennett thea ballet flats home, The Museum staff will then conduct a special program in its “Nature’s Bounty” exhibit gallery, which includes displays about growing food on the Peninsula, Children will also hear the story, “From the Garden.”, At 2 p.m., Museum docents will lead tours of the Museum for adults, On Sept, 16, a new exhibit — Scenes from San Mateo County — featuring eight paintings of historic sites on the Peninsula will open and will run through Dec, 31, The works of art will include scenes of an old lumber mill, the Pulgas Water Temple, the Sanchez Adobe in Pacifica, and Chinese workers’ shacks at Pescadero..
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