More than 100 supporters attended the PSC Recognition Event August 27 in the Pleasant Hill library. Students and tutors are honored at this annual celebration of milestones and achievements in reaching literacy goals. Joanne Durkee from Mt. Diablo Adult Ed … Read More »
PSC recently hosted an Adult Learner Leadership Institute (ALLI) session for students from Bay Area literacy programs. Here are essays written by two of the students. From Maryam N.: When I went to the ALLI workshop I was all nerves, … Read More »
Kyle Redford (Robert Redford’s daughter-in-law and mother of a dyslexic child) recently wrote an open letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan regarding a possible amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that she regards as ill-conceived and mis-informed. You … Read More »
Ron Shoop from Penguin Random House presented his summertime reading book recommendations to an enthusiastic crowd at the Hercules Library on July 14th. Angie Cozad from Real Books was on hand to sell the titles, and a percentage of the … Read More »
We are pleased to announce that Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library’s adult literacy program, is recruiting for a 32 hour Library Literacy Assistant position, which will be located in Pleasant Hill. Major responsibilities will include: student recruitment … Read More »
July/August 2015 This newsletter and the last year’s newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive page, located on the blue menu bar on the home page.
Ron Shoop entertained and informed a full house of book enthusiasts with his review of 14 historical books, listed below. If you missed this meeting, you have another chance on July 14 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Hercules Library, when Ron … Read More »
Book club coordinator, bookstore manager and Project Second Chance board member Cheryl McKeon loves to talk about books, and she loves PSC. For you and your book club (or group of reader friends) this can mean an evening or a … Read More »
“I expected it to be an interesting activity. I was sure people would take part, and hoped they would enjoy it. But they didn’t seem to care.” So begins the article “If They Come, They Care” by Kate Nonesuch on the … Read More »
May-June 2015 This newsletter and the last year’s newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive page, located on the blue menu bar on the home page.