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Welcome to our first “Book to Action” community program. “Book to Action” is a grant initiative by the California Center for the Book that helps libraries tackle important issues in the community and encourage reading, community discussion, and action by taking the basic book club concept and expanding it to create a dynamic series of events aimed at adults and intergenerational groups. 

This spring, the Azusa City Library will kick off this series with the book, Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell. We will partner with the Azusa City Community Resources Department to encourage our community with a series of programs intended to promote sustainable living practices, along with revitalizing our community garden.

All ages are welcome to participate in Book to Action, though please note most events are geared towards adults and teens.




Book Club - March 2021

Book Chats on Zoom—Kiss the Ground

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

To kick-off of Book to Action series, we will have a book chat on the book, Kiss the Ground, by Josh Tickell.  The book explores how we can make positive changes through the food we eat.

Participants can log-on to Overdrive/Libby with their Azusa City Library card and read or listen to the book. If you would like a physical copy of the book, please contact us at (626) 812-5177 or jagnew@azusaca.gov. There is also a Netflix documentary of the same name if reading is not your “thing.”

Email jagnew@azusaca.gov to get the zoom link for the book chat and also receive a seed bomb kit.



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In Conversation with Josh Tickell of Kiss the Ground

Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), 2021

6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with Josh Tickell, environmental thought leader and award winning director and author of Kiss the Ground.

The event will explore ways Californians can come together and make both individual and collective change for a more sustainable future. Registration is required for this free evEarth Day Bingo!ent. Please register below.

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WATCH THEN TALKWatch Then Talk
April 22, 2021 5:00 pm

 If you weren't able to read the book, Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell, for our March Book Chat you can check out the movie version between April 19th through 23rd. Then, join the conversation with the author on April 22nd at 5 p.m. Links to register for each event are in our bio (on IG). 

If you are having any trouble registering or want more information on Azusa City Library's 2021 Book to Action, email jagnew@azusaca.gov or call (626) 812-5177.

Book to Action is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Earth Day BingoEarth Day Bingo!
April 7 - 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Join us for a morning (or evening) of earth inspired Bingo. On April 7, choose our morning session of Bingo at 11 a.m. or our evening session at 6 p.m. We'll play Bingo and learn about landmarks together! Register online at azusaca.gov/civicrec. Once you've registered you can pick up your bingo cards at the library. Blast Off! and Book to Action are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. 


Please stay tuned for more programs relating to our Book to Action theme of sustainability.