We apologize for the recent disruption of service, and are pleased to report that the power has been restored to the Main Library. We have returned to our normal Monday schedule: the Main Library and Brookfield and Eastmont Branches are now open. All other locations will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 23. We appreciate the community's support and patience over the past few days.
Refinery Town, How Activists in a Working Class Company Town Harnessed the Power of Local Politics to Reclaim Their Community
Join author Steve Early for a discussion of his new book. Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City tells the story of how 15 years of civic activism in Richmond, California improved public safety, raised Richmond's minimum wage, challenged home foreclosures and evictions and demanded fair taxation of Big Oil and Big Soda.
Steve Early has been a journalist, lawyer, and labor organizer for the past forty years. His writing has appeared in The Nation, New York Times, Boston Globe, and many other publications.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library.