January/February 2016 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, from Penguin Random House, delighted a crowd of more than 70 booklovers last night at the Pleasant Hill Library with his Yuletide recommendations for personal reading and gift giving. If you weren’t able to attend, Ron’s picks can … Read More »
November/December 2015 This newsletter and previous newsletters can be found in the Newsletter Archive page, located on the blue menu bar on the home page.
PSC, Inc. hosted a lovely fundraising event to benefit Project Second Chance on Thursday, October 15th. The event, Mending Lives: A Conversation with Bay Area Memoirists, featured authors Katie Hafner, Melissa Cistaro, and Jessica Fechtor. The evening included a lively … Read More »
Contributions welcome! A raffle of goods and services is always a major source of income at PSC events. Gift certificates, handmade quilts, hairstyling and products, and more add a festive and profitable element to the fundraisers. Donations for the Oct. … Read More »
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 »