Stockton-San Joaquin County: Library seeking stories for California Listens project

From RecordNet

“California is unique because of the 39.54 million people who call it home, and the California State Library wants to hear the stories of some of those residents.It has created California Listens, and enlisted Berkeley-based StoryCenter to help document those stories.The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library is participating in the venture and is seeking residents to commit to attending a free two-day workshop July 27-28 at the Cesar Chavez Library. The sessions run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day and by the end of the class, participants will have created a 2- to 4-minute video story of a moment in their life. Applications, available on the library website,, are due July 10.“There will be an overview of digital storytelling, a story circle, discussion about concepts, script feedback, script and image work and possibly they’ll start doing voice-over on the first day,” said Stockton Librarian Suzy Daveluy. ”


Stockton-San Joaquin Libraries: More than books

From Manteca Bulletin

” Most people see shelves of books when they see a library.Suzy Daveluy sees a community center.It’s an outlook that is helping shape the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System.”

Stockton City Council wavers between caution, action

from the Stockton Record

“Vice Mayor Christina Fugazi says that when you come right down to it, the votes cast last week by council colleagues Michael Tubbs, Elbert Holman and Susan Lofthus can be interpreted only one way. Those three, Fugazi said, seemingly must be opposed to reopening the Fair Oaks Library in economically disadvantaged east Stockton.”

Manteca: Build satellite libraries

from the Manteca Bulletin

“Vince Hernandez believes the time has come for serious movement toward the city expanding Manteca’s library facilities. That, however, doesn’t mean the Manteca City Council member wants to see the proposal for a $33 million ‘main’ library expansion on Center Street dusted off — far from it. Instead he wants to see smaller branch libraries placed around Manteca to make them more accessible.”