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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Learn techniques to creatively cultivate joy in your life with words, collage, and art.

No experience necessary. Just bring an open mind and heart.

Sat, Mar 24, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90805

Space is limited. RSVP required for Free Book and Journal. Shiloh.moore@lbpl.org


This workshop is part of the Book to Action program, funded by California Center for the Book, and is one of several events scheduled at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library celebrating the theme "Creating Happiness through Community Engagement."

Uptown Word & Arts promotes literacy and the arts in North Long Beach and beyond. For more information: www.uptownword.lizgonzalez.com/


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Michele Serros

Save the Date! More details coming soon

Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 - 4:30pm

Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, California 90805



The Big Deal: a short film based on a short story by Michele Serros, written and directed by Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley


-Isabel Quintero, author of Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, Ugly Cat and Pablo, and Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide


-Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, poet and journalist .


-Frankie Hernandez, writer and producer.


-Joseph Rios, author of Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations



A book signing and reception with light refreshments will follow the presentations.


Uptown Word & Arts organizes free arts events, including literary readings, creative writing workshops, art exhibits, and music performances. uptownword.lizgonzalez.com







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