Have you ever needed a document and not known where to find it? Have you ever been told you can't access a document that you need? Or perhaps you want to request documents from a government agency but don't know how or what you have a right to ask for.

Don't fret, we have just the person to answer your questions.

Join the Bay Area News Group's award-winning investigative reporter and author, Thomas Peele, for a free session on how to access public records. The workshop will provide information about laws governing the release of records as well as how to file Freedom of Information requests, among other topics.

The event will be held April 8 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 255 inside the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. San Jose Public Library, 150 E. San Fernando St. in San Jose. The library is on the San Jose State University Campus. Public parking is available.

Space is limited and you must RSVP to attend. To do so, click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/april8records.

This event is part of the Bay Area News Group's ongoing community engagement program which also includes public forums, a host of other free workshops and informal meetings across the region.


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For details on Peele's talk, contact Martin G. Reynolds, Bay Area News Group senior editor for community engagement and training, at mreynolds@bayareanewsgroup.com or 510-390-1779. To read about Bay Area News Group's engagement program, visit Reynolds' Rules of Engagement blog at http://reynoldspost.tumblr.com/.