I would like to thank the owner and staff of the European Yosemite Cafe and Courtyard for holding one of the Manteca Library's Big Read programs. Simon Wood, the Anthony Award-winning author of six books, spoke about the style and writings of Dashiell Hammett. The author of the "Maltese Falcon," Hammett is a particular favorite of Wood's.
The Big Read program started April 13 and will continue with many other programs at the library through May 30.
The Manteca Senior Center was another site where a four-day film series was shown in support of the Big Read.
I applaud both the European Yosemite Cafe and the Manteca Senior Center for supporting the library with Big Read programs and revitalizing the role of literary reading in American popular culture. Reading is fun!
supervising branch librarian