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Announcing Burlingame Reads 2021 !

Featuring: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
+ Supplement: Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Burlingame Public Library is proud to announce our community Book to Action program “Burlingame Reads,” running March-July 2021, with support from California Center for the Book, and with Community Partners Citizens Environmental Council, Sustainable San Mateo County, Farming Hope, San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, and Nethra Samarawickrema and Yuri Zaitsev of the Listening Lab.

With these titles, we aim to spur discussions and action around themes of environmental justice, equity, and community care, as we consider Butler’s speculative fiction and how we can address concerns locally. We invite Teens and Adults to join us for this series!

Find other related titles on our booklist:

Book Giveaway

All copies of Parable of the Sower are spoken for. We have limited copies of Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown available, with priority going to existing participants.  You can sign up to be notified about events and resources with this interest form:

Additional copies of the books are available to borrow in the catalog at https://burlingame.bibliocommons.com/, or as e-books and e-audiobooks at https://pls.overdrive.com/ , thanks in part to funding from California Center for the Book.

We hope you will engage with the content in some way in the spirit of the program's aims to READ DISCUSS ACT.  

Upcoming Events
Join us for various events through July 2021. More events will be added as they are finalized.

Environmental Justice in our Backyards 
Please note this event is postponed, and we hope to have updated details soon!

Book Discussion on Emergent Strategy

NEWSLETTER-Burlingame Reads Book Discussion Emergent Strategy-MAY-2021

Join us for a book discussion on Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown, with moderation from Nethra Samarawickrema & Yuri Zaitsev of the Listening Lab.

Wednesday, May 12th
Registration required: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/7733057

Emergent Worldmaking: A Conversation on Constructing the Writing Life of Octavia E. Butler
w/ Lynell George and Dr. Ayana A.H. Jamieson

NEWSLETTER-Emergent Worldmaking-MAY-2021 

We are excited to host Lynell George, Author of Hugo-Award-Finalist A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky, in conversation with Dr. Ayana Jamieson, Founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, for a discussion of Octavia's works, archives, and ideas.

Wednesday, May 19th

Join us on Zoom
Webinar ID: 868 0145 5404
Passcode: 059532
Online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86801455404?pwd=c0V1bWtXZHdOd1BJc1YwalJZYWZNdz09
Or Call in: (669) 900-6833  or (253) 215 -8782  

Bike to Your Library Day

Join us for the 2nd annual Bike to Your Library Day!
On May 22, ride on your bicycle to the Burlingame Main Library (or any participating library branch) to pick up a #BikeMonth bag during our Curbside Service hours. Plus, log your bike trips on my.commute.org from May 1 - May 31 to win prizes!

Wednesday, May 22nd

Find more details at https://commute.org/bike-month-2021/

Listening Lab Workshops

Join us for these virtual workshops on communication with Nethra Samarawickrema & Yuri Zaitsev of The Listening Lab!

Self-Care for Community Care: Listening for Our Needs and Learning How to Meet Them
Tuesday, May 25th

Registration Required: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/7733072

Making Requests and Saying No: Learning our Capacities and Boundaries as a form of Community Care
Tuesday, June 1st

Registration Required: https://burlingame.libcal.com/event/7733073

Book to Action: In Conversation with Lori Gottlieb

Join California Center for the Book and participating California libraries for a very special conversation with Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, nationally recognized journalist, and weekly “Dear Therapist” columnist for The Atlantic. 

Wednesday, May 26th

Registration required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xoq07JsqToSb1yjo8ySzHw

Past Events
Available recordings for past events will be included below.
Burlingame Reads Kickoff Poetry Event
w/ San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto and Farming Hope Co-Founder Kevin Madrigal
Featuring Poets: Alan Chazaro, Janel Pineda, Randy James, and Greer Nakadegawa-Lee
Wednesday, April 7th

California Center for the Book Presents:
A Conversation w/ Josh Tickell

Join us for a conversation with Josh Tickell, environmental thought leader and award winner director and author of Kiss the Ground. The event will explore ways Californians can come together and make both individual and collective change for a more sustainable future. Find more details on Kiss the Ground and streaming options at https://kisstheground.com/ , or check out the book at https://burlingame.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2585875076.

Book Discussions on Parable of the Sower

NEWSLETTER-Burlingame Reads Book Discussion Parable of the Sower-APRIL-2021

Recording unavailable, but discussion slides, notes, discussed resources are linked below.

Discussion #1: Years 2024, 2025, 2026

Wednesday, April 14th : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xyXft0qrs9xn1K3QvvsjaeLrbPKcmiPlA7eWK7V5-xg/edit?usp=sharing 

Discussion #2: Year 2027
Wednesday, April 28th : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1opbtLB8sLG5XRuTrReloCcEyh9gLKAp2EObKeCitX6o/edit?usp=sharing 



The Burlingame Public Library is one of 35 California public library jurisdictions participating in Book to Action 2021, funded by the California Center for the Book.

Book to Action is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

De Libro a Acción es un programa de la Asociación de Bibliotecas de California, apoyada enteramente o en parte por el Instituto de Servicios Bibliotecarios y de Museo de Estados Unidos conforme a lo dispuesto por la Ley de Servicios Bibliotecarios y Tecnología, administrada en California por la Bibliotecaria del Estado.

Thank you to our Community Partners:

Sustainable San Mateo County http://www.sustainablesanmateo.org/

Citizens Environmental Council https://www.cecburlingame.org/

Farming Hope https://farminghope.org/

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto http://www.sanmateocountypoet.org/

Nethra Samarawickrema and Yuri Zaitsev’s Listening Lab https://www.listenuplab.com/workshops 

You can find our full press release here: