Forest Avenue Library

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library Soul Food Festival

Mar 3
Saturday 11:00 am
Join us at the Forest Avenue Library for the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library's Soul Food Festival. There will be fried chicken, greens, red beans and rice, jambalaya, black eyed peas, corn, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie, and more! If you love a good meal, make your way to the Forest Avenue Library for this annual fundraiser!

Cesar Chavez Celebration

Mar 31
Saturday 10:15 am
Learn more about the life of American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez at the Forest Avenue Library! We’ll be remembering Chavez on his birthday with a screening of Cesar Chavez, the biographical film about Chavez’s life. The film stars Michael Peña, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson. Following the movie, Al Éxito executive director Dawn Martinez Oropeza and community youth activists will lead a discussion about Chavez’s life and how his movement ties to current events. This is a family-friendly program!

Friends of the Forest Avenue Library Betty Duncan Dynamic Women program

Mar 22
Thursday 4:00 pm
Women have vital roles in our community as leaders, organizers, volunteers, and visionaries. Help us recognize the achievements of dynamic women in our library community during this annual program. The award is named for the late Betty Duncan, who was an instrumental leader and a tireless library advocate. Duncan created this program to recognize the work and tell the stories of outstanding community volunteers, and the program was eventually named after Duncan herself. Following the program, the Friends of the Forest Avenue Library will host a reception with treats and beverages.

Mexican Cooking

Mar 17
Saturday 12:00 pm
Get hands-on and learn about Mexican cooking traditions with CultureALL Ambassador R.J. Hernandez! Hernandez’s passion for cooking began as he watched his mother prepare Mexican dishes as a kid. During this workshop, he’ll help participants make their own flour tortillas. You’ll measure and mix ingredients, knead and roll out dough, and cook tortillas on a comal. By the time you’re done, you’ll have tortillas that would make your abuela proud! Please preregister by calling 283-4152 ext. 3, or by going to


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