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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT CAMARILLOLIBRARY.ORG

THE LIBRARY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE PLEASANT VALLEY RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT.

CAMARILLO READS IS ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE CAMARILLO LIBRARY.

THIS PROJECT IS ALSO PART OF SEARCHING FOR DEMOCRACY, AN INITIATIVE OF THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY, AND MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING FROM THE BAYTREE FOUNDATION, THE SEEDLINGS FOUNDATION, AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.CALHUM.ORG. ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES OR THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

CAMARILLO READS HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH A BUILDING COMMON GROUND: DISCUSSIONS OF COMMUNITY, CIVILITY AND COMPASSION GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND THE FETZER INSTITUTE.

2:00 pm Wonderstruck Book Discussion (Gr 4-8)

2:00 pm Movie Trouble the Water

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2:00 pm Father Boyle@ Camarillo Community Center

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2:00 pm Wonderstruck Book discussion (Gr 4-8)

Daylight Savings

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4:00 pm Teen Book Club Running Dream

7:00 pm Family Sign Language Storytime

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7:00 pm Adult Book Discussion Community Room

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All Films in Community Room

6:30 pm Boyle Documentary "Cared Straight" Panel discussion

6:30 pm UCLA Mindfulness Workshop Community Room

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6:30 pm Movie A Better Life

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11:00 am Adult Book Discussion Community Room

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7 6:30 pm Teen Mediation Workshop

6 7:00 pm Adult Book Discussion Community Room

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M-Th 10am-9pm • F-Su 10am-5pm facebook.com/camarillolibrary twitter.com/camarillolib • camarillolibrary.org youtube.com/thecamarillolibrary

3 • 4101 Las Posas 1 Rd 1 City of Camarillo 2 Public Library Camarillo, CA 93010 • (805) 388-5222

March 2:00 pm-Adult I AM Movie

2:00 pm-Teens Poster making

KICK OFF EVENT 10 am Family Silent Movies

Wonderstruck Day

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CAMARILLO READS 2012

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Camarillo Reads stories of community, civility, & compassion

Read the book, join the conversation: Discussions and events March 3 to March 31

Include the entire family with these companion titles:

Companion Teen Children

Author visit @ Camarillo Community Center 1605 E. Burnley St. Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM


Letter from the City Librarian “Welcome to the first annual Camarillo Reads – a One City One Book community program. Started in 1998 by Seattle librarian, Nancy Pearl, the One City One Book concept was designed as a way for a community to have a shared experience by reading and talking about the same book. Some 400 libraries nationwide and over 50 libraries in California present One Read programs. Last summer nine community members representing a cross section of local educators, librarians, book club members, art community members and library staff came together to choose our first community read - Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, written by Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. His story is grounded in the true-life practice of compassion. In addition to this book, we have chosen three other books to complement its message for all ages and designed a variety of special events to explore the themes of the books, share ideas and celebrate the power of the written word. Please consider this your invitation to become involved by reading these stories and joining us in March for a program or two. We hope that you find something here worth talking about – whether it is in line at the grocery store, in your staff room at work, or wherever you gather with others in this great City. Come join us as Camarillo Reads!”

About the Book:

Gregory Boyle and his innovative “jobs, not jails” program, Homeboy Industries, has been reshaping the lives of Los Angeles area gang members for more than twenty years. This is a funny, tragic and compelling memoir of a life spent in service to others, serving as a poignant reminder that we are all connected. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion was published in 2010 and has since received the 2010 SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association) Non-Fiction Book Aware. The library has multiple copies available including Spanish, CD Audiobook and eAudiobook.

About the author

Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles- based Homeboy Industries, is an acknowledged expert on gangs, intervention and re-entry, and today serves on the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force. Fr. Boyle has received numerous accolades and recognitions on behalf of Homeboy and for his work with former gang members, including the California Peace Prize granted by the California Wellness Foundation, the Lifetime Achievement Award from MALDEF, the Civic Medal of Honor from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the James Irvine Foundation’s Leadership Award. He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in December 2011.

Discussion Questions to get you started: 1. The stories in Tattoos on the Heart are filled with “boundless compassion”. How has your understanding of compassion changed after reading this book?

4. Talk about the book's individual stories: Which ones made you want to weep? Which made you laugh? Do you have a favorite?

2. How would you define, or describe, the central lesson that Father Boyle passes on—both to the young men in gangs...and to us, his readers?

5. In what way were you changed by this book? What surprised you most...moved you...angered you? What did you learn by reading Tattoos on the Heart?

3. How do inadequacy and shame function as barriers to giving and receiving love?

6. Boyle challenges readers to "stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it." Is he successful in challenging you?

(with thanks to litlovers.com)

Join in our Special Events Kick Off Event:

Join us Saturday March 3rd as we officially kick off Camarillo Reads March 2012. 10:00 am – Enjoy movies and projectors of the silent movie era. Introduction of Wonderstruck. 2:00 pm – Teens will meet to create posters for the Teen Food Drive. Introduction of The Running Dream. 2:00 pm - Adults and families are welcome to watch “I AM” the documentary.

Films in the Community Room:

Sat. March 3 – 10:00 am Silent movies – Join us as we screen several short silent movies including Buster Keaton’s Cops! , and a Felix the Cat episode.

Sat. March 3 – 2:00 pm I AM The Documentary - I AM is an engaging and entertaining film which asks luminaries from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith two questions : what's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? Wed. March 14 – 6:30 pm A Better Life – Starring Oscar nominee, Demian Bichir, A Better Life strives to humanize the struggle of undocumented families in Los Angeles. Sunday March 25, 2:00 pm Trouble the Water - Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of a couple surviving failed levees, bungling bureaucrats, and their own troubled past and a portrait of a community abandoned long before Hurricane Katrina hit. Wed March 28th, 6:30 pm Cared Straight – This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work done by Father Gregory Boyle and the Homeboys. Followed by a panel discussion lead by Celeste Fremon, author of G-Dog and the Homeboys.

Workshops in the Community Room:

Wed. March 21, 6:30 pm UCLA Mindfulness Workshop – This presentation, by Dr. Susan Smalley of the Semel Institute of Mindful Awareness Research at UCLA, will focus on the science of compassion and mindfulness. Wed. March 7, 6:30 pm Teen Peer Mediation Workshop – This hands-on workshop, facilitated by the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, will teach teens what a peer mediator is and how to help resolve conflict constructively.

Book Discussions:

Adult discussion groups – @ the library featuring Tattoos on the Heart & A Paradise Built in Hell Tues March 6 @ 7:00 pm Thurs March 22 @7:00 pm Tues March 13 @ 11:00 am Book discussions will also be held at CSUCI & Atria Las Posas. Teens – Tues March 27 @ 4:00 – First official meeting of the Camarillo Library Teen Book Club will discuss The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. This novel explores themes of self compassion, as well as compassion in action through a well-told and moving story. Grade 4 + Sun March 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun March 25 @ 2:00 pm Come join us in the Homework Center to discover, explore and work to understand this amazing new hybrid novel, Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick.

Author Event:

Sun March 18, 2:00 pm Father Gregory Boyle will be speaking at the PVRPD Camarillo Community Center at 1605 E. Burnley Street in Camarillo. This event is free & everyone is welcome. Seating limited to 500. Wonderstruck Day: Sat. March 31, 10:00 – 1:00 pm Diversity awareness with special storytelling, crafts and presentations.


Letter from the City Librarian “Welcome to the first annual Camarillo Reads – a One City One Book community program. Started in 1998 by Seattle librarian, Nancy Pearl, the One City One Book concept was designed as a way for a community to have a shared experience by reading and talking about the same book. Some 400 libraries nationwide and over 50 libraries in California present One Read programs. Last summer nine community members representing a cross section of local educators, librarians, book club members, art community members and library staff came together to choose our first community read - Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, written by Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. His story is grounded in the true-life practice of compassion. In addition to this book, we have chosen three other books to complement its message for all ages and designed a variety of special events to explore the themes of the books, share ideas and celebrate the power of the written word. Please consider this your invitation to become involved by reading these stories and joining us in March for a program or two. We hope that you find something here worth talking about – whether it is in line at the grocery store, in your staff room at work, or wherever you gather with others in this great City. Come join us as Camarillo Reads!”

About the Book:

Gregory Boyle and his innovative “jobs, not jails” program, Homeboy Industries, has been reshaping the lives of Los Angeles area gang members for more than twenty years. This is a funny, tragic and compelling memoir of a life spent in service to others, serving as a poignant reminder that we are all connected. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion was published in 2010 and has since received the 2010 SCIBA (Southern California Indie Booksellers Association) Non-Fiction Book Aware. The library has multiple copies available including Spanish, CD Audiobook and eAudiobook.

About the author

Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles- based Homeboy Industries, is an acknowledged expert on gangs, intervention and re-entry, and today serves on the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Task Force. Fr. Boyle has received numerous accolades and recognitions on behalf of Homeboy and for his work with former gang members, including the California Peace Prize granted by the California Wellness Foundation, the Lifetime Achievement Award from MALDEF, the Civic Medal of Honor from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the James Irvine Foundation’s Leadership Award. He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in December 2011.

Discussion Questions to get you started: 1. The stories in Tattoos on the Heart are filled with “boundless compassion”. How has your understanding of compassion changed after reading this book?

4. Talk about the book's individual stories: Which ones made you want to weep? Which made you laugh? Do you have a favorite?

2. How would you define, or describe, the central lesson that Father Boyle passes on—both to the young men in gangs...and to us, his readers?

5. In what way were you changed by this book? What surprised you most...moved you...angered you? What did you learn by reading Tattoos on the Heart?

3. How do inadequacy and shame function as barriers to giving and receiving love?

6. Boyle challenges readers to "stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it." Is he successful in challenging you?

(with thanks to litlovers.com)

Join in our Special Events Kick Off Event:

Join us Saturday March 3rd as we officially kick off Camarillo Reads March 2012. 10:00 am – Enjoy movies and projectors of the silent movie era. Introduction of Wonderstruck. 2:00 pm – Teens will meet to create posters for the Teen Food Drive. Introduction of The Running Dream. 2:00 pm - Adults and families are welcome to watch “I AM” the documentary.

Films in the Community Room:

Sat. March 3 – 10:00 am Silent movies – Join us as we screen several short silent movies including Buster Keaton’s Cops! , and a Felix the Cat episode.

Sat. March 3 – 2:00 pm I AM The Documentary - I AM is an engaging and entertaining film which asks luminaries from the worlds of science, philosophy, academia, and faith two questions : what's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? Wed. March 14 – 6:30 pm A Better Life – Starring Oscar nominee, Demian Bichir, A Better Life strives to humanize the struggle of undocumented families in Los Angeles. Sunday March 25, 2:00 pm Trouble the Water - Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of a couple surviving failed levees, bungling bureaucrats, and their own troubled past and a portrait of a community abandoned long before Hurricane Katrina hit. Wed March 28th, 6:30 pm Cared Straight – This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the work done by Father Gregory Boyle and the Homeboys. Followed by a panel discussion lead by Celeste Fremon, author of G-Dog and the Homeboys.

Workshops in the Community Room:

Wed. March 21, 6:30 pm UCLA Mindfulness Workshop – This presentation, by Dr. Susan Smalley of the Semel Institute of Mindful Awareness Research at UCLA, will focus on the science of compassion and mindfulness. Wed. March 7, 6:30 pm Teen Peer Mediation Workshop – This hands-on workshop, facilitated by the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, will teach teens what a peer mediator is and how to help resolve conflict constructively.

Book Discussions:

Adult discussion groups – @ the library featuring Tattoos on the Heart & A Paradise Built in Hell Tues March 6 @ 7:00 pm Thurs March 22 @7:00 pm Tues March 13 @ 11:00 am Book discussions will also be held at CSUCI & Atria Las Posas. Teens – Tues March 27 @ 4:00 – First official meeting of the Camarillo Library Teen Book Club will discuss The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. This novel explores themes of self compassion, as well as compassion in action through a well-told and moving story. Grade 4 + Sun March 11 @ 2:00 pm Sun March 25 @ 2:00 pm Come join us in the Homework Center to discover, explore and work to understand this amazing new hybrid novel, Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick.

Author Event:

Sun March 18, 2:00 pm Father Gregory Boyle will be speaking at the PVRPD Camarillo Community Center at 1605 E. Burnley Street in Camarillo. This event is free & everyone is welcome. Seating limited to 500. Wonderstruck Day: Sat. March 31, 10:00 – 1:00 pm Diversity awareness with special storytelling, crafts and presentations.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT CAMARILLOLIBRARY.ORG

THE LIBRARY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE PLEASANT VALLEY RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT.

CAMARILLO READS IS ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE CAMARILLO LIBRARY.

THIS PROJECT IS ALSO PART OF SEARCHING FOR DEMOCRACY, AN INITIATIVE OF THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY, AND MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING FROM THE BAYTREE FOUNDATION, THE SEEDLINGS FOUNDATION, AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.CALHUM.ORG. ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES OR THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

CAMARILLO READS HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH A BUILDING COMMON GROUND: DISCUSSIONS OF COMMUNITY, CIVILITY AND COMPASSION GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AND THE FETZER INSTITUTE.

2:00 pm Wonderstruck Book Discussion (Gr 4-8)

2:00 pm Movie Trouble the Water

25

2:00 pm Father Boyle@ Camarillo Community Center

18

2:00 pm Wonderstruck Book discussion (Gr 4-8)

Daylight Savings

20

27

19

26

4:00 pm Teen Book Club Running Dream

7:00 pm Family Sign Language Storytime

28

16

23

15

22

29

30

9

8

7:00 pm Adult Book Discussion Community Room

2

1

All Films in Community Room

6:30 pm Boyle Documentary "Cared Straight" Panel discussion

6:30 pm UCLA Mindfulness Workshop Community Room

21

6:30 pm Movie A Better Life

14

11:00 am Adult Book Discussion Community Room

13

12

11

7 6:30 pm Teen Mediation Workshop

6 7:00 pm Adult Book Discussion Community Room

5

4

M-Th 10am-9pm • F-Su 10am-5pm facebook.com/camarillolibrary twitter.com/camarillolib • camarillolibrary.org youtube.com/thecamarillolibrary

3 • 4101 Las Posas 1 Rd 1 City of Camarillo 2 Public Library Camarillo, CA 93010 • (805) 388-5222

March 2:00 pm-Adult I AM Movie

2:00 pm-Teens Poster making

KICK OFF EVENT 10 am Family Silent Movies

Wonderstruck Day

31

24

17

10

3

CAMARILLO READS 2012

M a rc h 2 0 1 2

Camarillo Reads stories of community, civility, & compassion

Read the book, join the conversation: Discussions and events March 3 to March 31

Include the entire family with these companion titles:

Companion Teen Children

Author visit @ Camarillo Community Center 1605 E. Burnley St. Sunday, March 18, 2:00 PM

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