Inyo County Superintendent of Schools: Community Reads

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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Kick-off Party – Wed. 3/1 – 5:30pm – ICA – Meet Inyo County Superintendent Dr. Lisa Fontana! Participate in our community art installation, kids’ activities, gallery opening, and book giveaways!

**Birding Field Trip with Jon Dunn – Sat. 3/4 – 9:00am-2:00pm – Bishop – **WAIT-LIST ONLY – World renowned ornithologist and world birding tour leader, Jon Dunn, will lead a Northern Inyo County birding tour. **Please note: THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. RSVP’s WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAIT-LIST AND CONTACTED IF A SPACE OPENS.

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

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.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  Call ICA for info and to RSVP.

Click here for the full schedule and more info on the Inyo County Community Reads website.