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One City, One Book: Pleasant Hill Reads

Read with your neighbors!

Read with us this October

Free giveaway copies available at the Pleasant Hill Library starting in October!

5th grade students at Pleasant Hill Schools will get a free copy in class.

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New Library Student Design Challenge!

Malu's favorite places are the record store and the library.

What does your dream library look like? This Fall our community enters the design phase of the new Pleasant Hill Library.  We seek to include everyone in the process of imagining the library of the future, especially our youngest residents.  That's why Mayor Harris has announced a Student Design Challenge for the month of October to coincide with the citywide read.

All youth residing in Pleasant Hill or attending Pleasant Hill Schools (K-12 grades) are invited to work individually or in groups of up to four to submit a design. Students in grades K-5 are challenged to focus their design on the children's area of the new library, using media of their choice to create a visual rendering. Students in middle school and high school are challenged to focus on the teen area of the library. All submissions should also include a narrative description under 1,000 words.

One outstanding design in 5 separate age categories will be awarded, and a cash prize of $200 will be presented to their schools from the Friends of the Library. Read the complete rules and guidelines on the citywide read page at or contact for more info. Bring your submission to the Pleasant Hill Library at 1750 Oak Park Boulevard by October 31st.

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Pleasant Hill Reads Events

Repujado Tin Art
October 2nd @ 6:30pm

Malu learns about her Mexican heritage and you can learn about these traditions, too!  Make your own embossed foil designs.

Tinker Tuesday: Make your own book or zine
October 10th @ 3 pm

Bind a traditional "four hole" book or journal, or cut and paste a punk rock zine. You make the rules!

Meet the Author PUNK PARTY
October 30th @ 6:30 pm

Meet the author on Skype during a special Q&A with Celia Perez. We'll be celebrating the story with crafts, music, and more!

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