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Mystery writers gathering at Left Coast Crime event

Mystery writers gathering at Left Coast Crime event

Left Coast Crime is an annual event sponsored by fans of Mysteries to provide a venue where readers, writers, librarians and other fans gather to share their mutual interest in the genre.
 
Left Coast Crime 22 will take place in Sacramento, California on March 29 - April 1, 2012.  The convention’s theme, MINING FOR MURDER, is a nod to Sacramento and the surrounding gold country, both of which have appeared in numerous books, cinema and TV mysteries.
 
They  are expecting over 400 attendees from around the world.  The convention will feature panels of experts speaking about mysteries and thrillers, writing novels, and other topics of interest. LCC 22 will host an award banquet to recognize outstanding books, authors and fans.

Writers Who Wine

Writers Who Wine

If you're a writer or have ever wanted to start writing, this is the group to meet.  Each month we get together to talk about the business of writing, what we're working on and what we're hoping to do -- all over a glass or two of wine.

On March 30,  join us at Revolution Wine to catch up with old friends, make new ones, talk books, blogs, editors and everything literary - or not.  How does it get better than that.

Colonial Library Hosts Teen Craft Club

Colonial Library Hosts Teen Craft Club

Sacramento -- The DIY Craft Club met after school on Wednesday, March 7, for its "Hunger Games Party" at the Colonial Library. Teen Tech Week concludes this Saturday with a party at the Colonial Library starting at 2 p.m. -- all geeks are welcome! For more information on all things throughout the library system, go to www.saclibrary.org.

Sharon Ito's blog: Headed back to 3rd grade

Sharon Ito's blog: Headed back to 3rd grade

Perhaps you've heard ... our station has adopted Jefferson Elementary School in the Natomas District as part of "Sacramento Reads," and we're days away from tutoring 3rd graders in reading.

This is the city's literacy initiative led by Mayor Kevin Johnson and the belief that reaching at-risk children in 3rd grade and teaching them to read can potentially turn their lives around.

We're going through a training session today, which includes an introduction to the reading curriculum and fingerprinting, a required part of the background check before we're allowed into the classrooms.

Colonial Library Hosts Teen Craft Club

Colonial Library Hosts Teen Craft Club

Sacramento -- The DIY Craft Club met after school on Wednesday, March 7, for its "Hunger Games Party" at the Colonial Library. Teen Tech Week concludes this Saturday with a party at the Colonial Library starting at 2 p.m. -- all geeks are welcome!

Local elementary school launches school wise reading program today

Local elementary school launches school wise reading program today

Principal Hall at Bell Avenue Elementary School in Sacramento launched a school-wide reading program today – just in time for Read Across America Day.

The school had a kickoff party where Hall presented an over-sized $5,000 dollar check from Name Bubbles for the purchase of new books.

In addition to the reading program beginning at Bell Avenue Elementary School in Sacramento today, Name Bubbles has launched its Giving Program for 2012, committing an initial $10,000 dollar donation to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States.  RIF is a national organization dedicated to delivering fre

Dr. Seuss Honored at Wire Elementary for Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Honored at Wire Elementary for Read Across America

Sacramento -- Teachers, principals and students enjoy Dr. Seuss and his beloved stories throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District on Friday, March 2, during Read Across America at Clayton B. Wire Elementary School.