Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In celebration of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Sponsored by Kings County Library & Kings Art Center

Naomi Hirahara

Hirahara was born in Pasadena by parents who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in WWII. She received a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at Stanford University. As a reporter and editor of a Japanese-American newspaper, Hirahara wrote about the issues of reparations to Japanese-Americans who were removed from their homes and sent to camps during WWII. In 1966, Hirahara took creative writing in Wichita, Kansas, on a fellowship. She authored two biographies for the Japanese American Museum: An American Son: The Story of George Aratani, Founder of Mikasa and Kenwood; and A Taste For Stawberries: The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki. Hirahara turned to writing mysteries featuring curmudgeonly Japanese-American gardener Mas Arai. The books include Summer of the Big Bachi, Gasa-Gasa Girl, and Snakeskin Shamisen, which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. She is also the author of a middle-grade book, 1001 Cranes...


Kings Art Center

605 North Douty Street


Saturday, May 23, 2009


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Information: 582-0261 x104

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kathryn Sobelman, proprietor of Osterberg's Mercantile in Clovis, California, appraises items at the Family History Fair on May 9, 2009. This event was co-sponsored by the Kings County Library and the Kings County Senior Center.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Friends of the Library made $4,040.00 in four hours.
A big thank you to everyone who bought something at the
book sale.

The crowd grows in the minutes before the yellow tape is
dropped at 10:00 a.m.

Hanford Branch Library staffmembers. Good job.