Women's History Luncheon
Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, will be the featured speaker at this year's Women's History Luncheon. Karen is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times best sellers) and four short story collections, including the forthcoming Black Glass. She has been a Dublin IMPAC nominee, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014." She lives in Santa Cruz, California. Get tickets here:
An annual springtime event honoring Solano women's contribution to history and featuring the nomination and naming of the Woman of the Year.
This year's honoree is Holly Brown, of Operating Engineers, Local 3. The Honorary Chair is Debi Tavey, of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce.
The event is Friday, March 24, 2017, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Joseph A. Nelson Community Center
611 Village Drive, Suisun City
Please join us in celebrating Solano County women who make a positive difference in our communities.
All proceeds support programs and books about women for Solano County Libraries and Solano County Library Foundation programs.
We are hiring!
The Library Foundation is looking for a administrative assistant to work part-time in our Fairfield office. Duties and experience can be found in the attached document.
Your dollars support:
• Reach Out and Read, our pediatric literacy program has handed out over 219,000 books in Solano County to children 6 months to 5 years of age. Pediatricians discuss the importance of reading to children and at each well child checkup the child receives a new age appropriate book. In some of the eleven health clinics served, this is the child's first book. Research has proven that children who participate in Reach Out and Read are three to six months ahead when they enter school.
• Tutor.com, on line homework help that reduces the dropout rate of high school students and gives resume help to adults entering the workplace.
• Adult Literacy and English as a second language provides tutors to adults learning to read. Learning to read improves the quality of life and the hope for a better future.
• Solano Kids Read, brings the joy of reading and sharing books to students in grades 4 - 8. Free books are distributed to participating classes, the children discuss the book and meet the author. Each child has the opportunity to have their own book signed by the author.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope and you are helping build that bridge in Solano County with the help of our Solano County Library's Literacy Programs. Together we are making a difference.
Authors Luncheon 2017
For more than a decade Solano County Library Foundation's Authors Luncheon has been the premier social event for Literacy. In 2016 we continued to honor those who helped create this signature community event, as well as special sponsors and friends who support it.
In 2017 our annual event will be on Sunday, November 5th. Mark your calendars now for this gala event.