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Explore The Grapes of Wrath at Fallbrook Library

FALLBROOK - The Fallbrook Branch of the San Diego County Library will host 17 programs for all ages to coincide with the county-wide Big Read initiative, John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” Local residents are invited to read the book, which speaks to the real concerns of contemporary families struggling to keep families, jobs, and homes together in the face of tough times.

A kick-off book discussion was held on Feb. 4 and the schedule for more February activities at the Fallbrook library can be found below. For more information, see or call (760) 728-3941.


Comic Book Contest - Write or illustrate one’s own life story, until Saturday, March 13

Board Games - What gamers played back in the day, Saturdays at noon

Pennant Craft - Fallbrook School of the Arts, Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.

Tween Book Club (Ages 9-12) - “Hesse’s Out of the Dust,” Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m.

Pencil Holder Craft - Fallbrook School of the Arts, Thursday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.


Handmade Memory Cards - Create a set of memory cards for a little one. At the Fallbrook School of the Arts, Thursday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m.


Graphic Novel Contest - Create a graphic novel of a personal self-journey or one from someone else’s journey. Entries will be judged and prizes will be given, deadline Saturday, March 13

Grapes of Math - How much did a gallon of gas cost during the depression? through Saturday, March 13

Thrifty Fun Craft - Fallbrook School of the Arts, Thurs, Feb 11, 5 p.m.

Cake Truffles - Make truffle-like desserts that are made from sheet cake. At the Fallbrook School of the Arts. Thursday, Feb. 25, 5 p.m.


Charitable Giving - Make and donate knitted or crocheted 9x9 squares, through Saturday, March 13

Lean Meals on a Lean Budget - Submit a favorite low cost healthy recipe for a chance to win a prize. Recipes will be compiled to be displayed at the library, through Saturday, March 13

Digital Story Station - Digital Storytelling Station gives residents an opportunity to spotlight something they deeply care about and will be available for others to see and hear. At the Fallbrook School of the Arts. Every Tuesday in February and March, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., and every Sunday in February and March, noon - 4 p.m.

Vintage Style Scrap Booking - Bring photos of loved ones. Supplies will be provided. Thursday, February 18, 6:30 P.M.

Woody Guthrie, Dust Bowl Balladeer - Learn how Woody Guthrie became the voice of the “Dust Bowl” while hearing some of his greatest “Dust Bowl” songs. Sunday, Feb 21, 11 a.m.


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