10th Annual Inyo County Community Reads Program


In Inyo County, Kindness Counts!

Community Reads offers books, activities, and free community events for all ages.  In addition to the public events listed, Inyo County students will be engaged in the classroom with books and activities that inspire kindness! The 2018 Community Reads program supports Superintendent Dr. Lisa Fontana’s Kindness Inititative.

Now thru Apr. 13
Gallery Show: Love, Flowers, and Kindness

The ICA Gallery features works by Eastern Sierra artists exploring the theme of flowers, love and kindness.
Where: Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S. Main St., Bishop, CA

Tues., Mar. 13 (6pm)
Ralph Lazo of Manzanar: Kindness Personified

Rocio Gomez, Latino Heritage Intern at the Manzanar National Historic Site, will present a talk about Ralph Lazo, Mexican Irish American teenager, who voluntarily joined his Japanese American friends and classmates in the Manzanar Camp.
Where: Inyo County Free Library - Bishop Branch

Sat., Mar. 17 (9am-Noon)
IMAH Courtyard Makeover
IMAH Courtyard needs a makeover! Help paint, clean, and plant drought tolerant plants.
RSVP (by 3/14): execdir@imahstarts.org or 760-873-8668
Where: IMAH, 371 S. Warren St., Bishop, CA

Sat., Mar. 24 (11am)
ALTRUSA Foundation Tea

Traditional Tea Fundraiser for the Altrusa Foundation - supporting service and literacy projects.
Tickets: Gail 760-920-7497

Tues., Apr. 4 (4:30-8pm)
Lone Pine Community Dinner featuring storyteller Michael Katz
A fun and free community dinner in Lone Pine - featuring art projects for all ages, dinner and a special public performance by renowned storyteller Michael Katz.
Where: Lo-Inyo Multi-Purpose Room, Lone PIne, CA

Fri., Apr. 6 (9am-4pm)
Indian Education Summit

The OVCDC Indian Education Summit provides information for parents, educators, and community members to work together to enhance and share skills, realize resources, and help children and families be more successful!
RSVP: 760-873-6547
Where: Cerro Coso, Bishop, CA


Tues., Apr. 10 (7pm)
Spellbinder Book Club - Wonder
Discuss “Wonder” with the Spellbinder Book Club.  Readers of all ages are welcome to this thoughtful discussion of the book.
Where: Spellbinder Books, Main Street Bishop, CA

Fri., Apr. 20 (5:30 pm)
ICA Student Art Show Reception

The Student Art Show features works by students across the county. The student show runs from 4/16-5/18.
Where: ICA, 137 S. Main St., Bishop, CA

Wed., Apr. 18 (4:30pm) - Big Pine
Thurs., Apr. 19 (4:30pm) - Independence
Family Art and Story Time

Join Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lisa Fontana for an evening of family fun with art projects, storytelling, and snacks!
Where: Big Pine - Big Pine Library, Independence - Methodist Church Social Hall

Sat., Apr. 21 (9am-Noon)
Storytelling Workshop with Wild Roots

Learn the guidelines and structure of storytelling and practice these techniques together as a group.  Expand your imagination, learn to talk in pictures, and build the confidence to become a storyteller! Space is limited.
Where: Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S. Main St., Bishop, CA

Sat., Apr. 28 (1pm)
Movie “Wonder” Screening

After you finish the book, come see the movie at our special FREE screening! All are welcome to this free matinee at ICA
Where: Inyo Council for the Arts, 137 S. Main St., Bishop, CA