Inyo County Community Reads, now in its 9th year, celebrates and promotes literacy and community through reading. This year, the program is focussing on the theme of birds and birdwatching. In addition to the community events listed below, the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools office is sponsoring events in county schools, as well as providing classroom sets of books for schools throughout the county.
See Below for the full schedule of public events, as well as the book list for this year’s program. All books are available at Spellbinder books in Bishop.
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Eastern Sierra Audubon Bird Walk – Sat. 3/11 – 8:30am – USFS parking lot on Line St. – Meet in the Forest Service building parking lot on West Line St., behind the DMV. Bring your binoculars or reserve a pair by calling ICA. Learn more at www.esaudubon.org.
Community Art Day – Sat. 3/11 – 10:00am-2:00pm – Jill Kinmont Boothe School, Bishop – Art activities for all ages that celebrate and benefit our feathered friends.
Family Movie – Happy Feet – Sat. 3/18 – 3:00pm – ICA and Lone Pine Film History Museum – Into the world of Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he sure can tap-dance!
Book Discussion: Hoot – Tue, 3/21 – 7:00pm-8:00pm – Spellbinder Books – Join the Spellbinder ‘Teen Reads’ Book Club to discuss the novel Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.
**The Miracle of Migration: Owens Lake – Sat 3/25 – 9:00am-1:00pm – Join local bird expert Mike Prather to witness the annual migration on Owens Lake. **THIS EVENT IS FULL. RSVP’s will be placed on the wait-list and contacted if a spot opens.
Storyboarding Workshop with Janell Cannon – Thurs. 4/6 – 5:30pm – Janell Cannon, author of the beloved children’s book Stellaluna, shares her artistic and literary approach to the creative process. SPACE IS LIMITED. Call ICA for info and to RSVP.
Eastern Sierra Audubon Bird Walk #2 – Sat. 4/8 – 8:30am-10:30am – Meet in the Forest Service building parking lot on West Line St., behind the DMV. Bring your binoculars or reserve a pair by calling ICA. Learn more at www.esaudubon.org.
Eastern Sierra Land Trust Pollinator Workshop – Sat. 4/8 – 9:45am-12pm – ICA – Learn how to get your pollinator-friendly garden growing this spring. Guest speakers will share insights on gardening in the Eastern Sierra.
Community Art Day – Sat. 4/8 – 10:00am-2:00pm – Big Pine Schools Multi-Purpose Room – Art activities for all ages that celebrate and benefit our feathered friends.
Documentary Film: Winged Migration – Wed. 4/12 – 6:30pm at ICA and Lone Pine Film History Museum – Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.
**The Miracle of Migration: Owens Lake – Sat. 4/15 – 9:00am – 1:00pm – Join local bird expert Mike Prather to witness the annual migration on Owens Lake. **THIS EVENT IS FULL. RSVP’s will be placed on the wait-list and contacted if a spot opens.
Book Discussion: Wabi – Tue. 4/25 – 7:00pm-8:00pm – Spellbinder Books – Join the Spellbinder ‘Teen Reads’ Book Club to discuss the novel Wabi by Joseph Bruchac.
Book Discussion: The Thing With Feathers – Wed. 4/26 – 6:30pm – Spellbinder Books – Meet and discuss The Thing With Feathers with the Spellbinder book group.
Owens Lake Bird Festival – Fri. 4/28-Sun. 4/30 – Lone Pine – Experience a special place during the height of migration. Open registration begins 2/15. More info: friendsoftheinyo.org
Other events from Eastern Sierra Audubon:
April 1, 8am: Raptors Field Trip with Ron Oriti
April 19: Ripple Effects – using sound to study the effects of introduced trout on bird population around alpine lakes, with Mary Clapp. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, U.S. Forest Service/BLM Building in Bishop, 7:00pm
For more information on these events, visit esaudubon.org
Community Reads 2017 will feature, for the first time, a selection of books for different age groups and interests. The 2017 program will focus on literacy and community involvement, will have expanded activities in Inyo County schools, and will support the ICSOS kindness initiative.
The Thing with Feathers – Noah Strycker
Wesley the Owl – Stacey O’Brien
Fight or Flight – Diane Haynes
Wabi – Joseph Bruchac
Wringer – Jerry Spinelli
Hoot – Carl Hiaasen
How to Heal a Broken Wing – Bob Graham
Stellaluna – Janell Cannon
Owl Moon – Jane Yolen
Raptor!: A Kid’s Guide to Birds of Prey – Christyna M. Laubach, Charles W.G. Smith