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Lompoc Library To Host California Listens

Post Date:03/08/2019 4:52 PM
Lompoc Public Library chosen as one of six libraries in the state for program

LOMPOC, CA, March 8, 2019 – The Lompoc Public Library and the Charlotte’s Web Bookmobile have been chosen as one of six public library locations in the state to host California Listens 2019, a digital storytelling workshop. 

California Listens: Stories about Being Californian is a project of the California State Library implemented by the Berkeley-based StoryCenter. The goal of the project is to collect 10 short digital stories from the more than 50 public libraries around the State of California.  The stories will exist as a collection for the State Library at archive.org, and for participating libraries. The digital stories are created in series of two-day workshops for 10 participants hosted at each library.

StoryCenter staff will be coming to the Lompoc Public Library to lead a two-day workshop on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

This workshop is free to the public and limited to 10 participants. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 25. Members of the public may apply at https://www.storycenter.org/lompoc Applicants whose stories have been chosen for the program will be notified by April 1, 2019.

Program participants ages 10-14 years-old will learn to write, record and edit their own video story. Children can create a personal story using family images, videos or archival material as part of the storytelling process. The Charlotte’s Web Bookmobile will be used as a recording studio and the Grossman Gallery will be used for writing and video editing workshops. The finished video stories will then be shared in a public screening at the Lompoc Public Library and become part of the state’s archive of stories hosted by the California State Library.

Although this program is usually for adults, Rachell Frazian, Youth Services Librarian and Bookmobile Manager for the Lompoc Public Library, applied for the program to be brought to Lompoc specifically to give children a unique educational opportunity and to highlight www.cityoflompoc.com/CAListens the diversity of stories within Lompoc’s communities.

 “I am very happy that StoryCenter chose to come to Lompoc and work with the children here to help them tell their stories. Lompoc has so many different communities and the children are a wonderful representation of this diversity,” Frazian said.

More information on the workshop, including videos that other children have created with StoryCenter, can be found on the city’s website at www.cityoflompoc.com/CAListens.

For more information on StoryCenter please go to https://www.storycenter.org/.
For more information on California Listens, please go to https://californialistens.org/.
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