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October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Join Steven Lazar for a tour through eras and places in Humboldt County via a grand showing of historical local postcards. Mr. Lazar, who is by day a planner in the Humboldt County Planning & Building Department, in his spare time remains a passionate collector of local historical postcards. Over the past several years he has spent many hours digitizing these postcards in order to share them via the Internet, with the result being The Humboldt Project. In this program, Lazar will present a PowerPoint slideshow of historical Humboldt postcards, demonstrating how they have evolved and developed over time, and how this reflects the general history of postcards throughout the country.
October 2, 2016, All Day
October 4, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
Members of the Board of Supervisors:
3rd District / Chair
4th District / Vice Chair
The County of Humboldt is a general law county. The Board of Supervisors, which serves as the legislative and executive body of county government and many special districts, is comprised of 5 full-time members elected by their respective districts.
October 4, 2016, All Day @ Eureka Main Library, Hagopian Gallery (Second Floor; elevator available)
The Redwood Camera Club provides members with photography related education, an opportunity for exhibiting photographs, and a forum for informal sharing of information and photos. RCC members range from professionals to blue-ribbon amateurs to raw beginners. Each year at about this time we are privileged to see a show of some of their best work, stunning images that show the beauty of our region and the entire world around us as captured by the educated eye. Stop by and enjoy!
October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Out of the Past, hosted by Charity Grella. Based on the novel Build My Gallows High by Geoffrey Homes, this 1947 film is the first in this Based on the Book classic film series. Jeff Bailey, the friendly proprietor of a mountain-village gas station, has an honest job and the love of a good woman. He also has a past, and unfinished business with wealthy gambler Whit Sterling and the beautiful woman Whit once hired Jeff to find. B & W. Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. After the film, you are invited to stay to discuss it under the auspices of the evening's host.
October 5, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children and their families. This program is designed for children ages 2-10, but everyone is welcome. This month’s theme is ‘Fall Harvest'– we’ll be reading, singing, playing games, and doing craft activities related to all the goodies of the fall season. Come play with us!
October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
A talk on the award winning book Amada’s Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas by Stacy B. Schaefer. Amada Cardenas, a Mexican American woman from the borderlands of South Texas, played a pivotal role in the little-known history of the peyote trade. She and her husband were the first federally licensed peyote dealers. They began harvesting and selling the sacramental plant to followers of the Native American Church (NAC) in the 1930s, and after her husband’s death in the late 1960s Mrs. Cardenas continued to befriend and help generations of NAC members until her death in 2005, just short of her 101st birthday. Author Stacy B. Schaefer, a close friend of Amada, spent thirteen years doing fieldwork with this remarkable woman. Her book weaves together the geography, biology, history, cultures, and religions that created the unique life of Mrs. Cardenas and the people she knew.
October 7, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Babies and their families are invited to share songs, fingerplays, and short stories at this early literacy event. Following the program, there's time for play with developmentally appropriate toys and socializing for both parents and children. The Baby Read and Grow program is held on the first and third Fridays in the Eureka Library and monthly at other Humboldt County Branch Libraries -- check our County Library calendar to see all sessions!
October 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Are you a writer? Fiction, nonfiction, poetry? Have you considered self-publishing your work? Maybe you're already a self-published author and are looking for ways to promote your work. All independent writers and readers are invited to join us at the library for Indie Author Day. Bring your questions and your books. Our afternoon will start at 1:00 with a panel including cookbook author Suzanne Simpson (of Locally Delicious and Lunchbox Envy), local historical fiction author Rick Ruja, and science fiction author David Gallagher, who will briefly discuss their works and their experience with the process of self-publishing, and then take questions. Rick Ruja will introduce his historical novel, Indian Tears Along the Mad River. David Gallagher is a local freelance author, screenwriter, songwriter, and performer who enjoys writing speculative fiction, realistic fiction, and parables. Join us!
October 8, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
The theme for today's Baby Sign Workshop is 'My Favorite Things'. Sign language is a fine way to start communicating with your baby even before baby can talk. Babies and parents love it! At this fun class there is time for individual and small group practice on signs based on participants' needs. Children are welcome at this informal workshop.
October 8, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library (Pick up your entry form at the Circulation Desk)
Help transform the library into an enclave of the magical world! Teens are invited to submit their Harry Potter-themed artwork to be displayed in the library during the Harry Potter party and afterwards. All artwork must be original, two-dimensional (no sculpture), ready for display, no larger than 16” x 20”, and no heavier than 2 lbs. Pick up your submission form and return your art work to the circulation desk. The very last day for submission is Saturday, October 22.
October 9, 2016, All Day
October 11, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
A film about Vincent Van Gogh, based on the novel of the same name by Irving Stone. Where does genius end and madness begin? Van Gogh starts his inspired, turbulent life as a zealous man of God, but he soon discovers a passion for art. Spurned by the woman he loves and rejected as a painter, Van Gogh gravitates to Paris and its vibrant Impressionist movement. Only after his death does the world discover the beauty that Van Gogh created. Starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn and James Donald. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. (1956 / Color / 122 min.) After the film, you are invited to stay for a discussion under the auspices of the evening's host.
October 12, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Ali Freedlund is a well known local storyteller. Many of her stories are a celebration of this beautiful area and the many creatures that live here. Through these stories, Ali hopes to empower people of all ages to love and respect this place and each other. Families with children in attendance can receive a brand-new book, free, as part of the fun. The mission of the Humboldt Literacy Project is to provide Humboldt County adults the literacy skills they need to function on the job, in the family, and in the community. They offer free and confidential services to all adults 16 years and over. For details, call the Humboldt Literacy Project at 445-3655.
October 12, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for video games for all ages. We'll have volunteers to teach new players and snacks. See you there!
October 14, 2016, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
This meeting is open to the public. It is a California State Library business meeting and Humboldt County Library is serving as a remote site where members of the public can hear and see video of what goes on at the meeting and will be offered the opportunity for public comment via telephone. Full details on the planned content of the meeting can be seen on the pdf file linked below.
October 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Upstairs, Periodical Room (Elevator Available)
Today's discussion focuses on the following book: The Invention of Nature: Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, by Andrea Wulf. The Friday Afternoon Book Club reads and discusses a wide variety of books, chosen in advance by the attendees. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in this free book discussion. Drop in!
October 15, 2016, 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Get in the Harry Potter mood with a free screening of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’. Escape the Muggle World for a little while, and join Harry and his friends in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Drop in any time today to play one of the library's games! We have board games for all ages, and encourage you to bring one of your favorites to share!
October 16, 2016, All Day
The Library's programs and services are free, and are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Please let us know if you need assistance in using the library or attending library events by calling the library reference desk at 707-269-1905 during Eureka Main Library's open hours. You may also call that number if you have questions about library access.
October 18, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
October 18, 2016, All Day @ Eureka Main Library, Hagopian Gallery (Second Floor; elevator available)
October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Ace in the Hole (a film also known as "The Big Carnival"). Charles "Chuck" Tatum, a frustrated and cynical former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper, exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career--but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus. Starring Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling and Robert Arthur. Directed by Billy Wilder. Afterward, you are invited to stay to discuss the film under the auspices of the evening's host.
October 19, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Carpathian tells stories that run the gamut from classic campfire tales to traditional ghost stories or spooky fables. Each story has a special shivery thrill when told by the scary ghost most beloved of Humboldt County children. This spectral figure is a professional storyteller who appears at film festivals, Renaissance Faires, haunted attractions and conventions locally and around the US. Each child in attendance will receive a free book, new or gently used. The mission of the Humboldt Literacy Project is to provide Humboldt County adults the literacy skills they need to function on the job, in the family, and in the community. They offer free and confidential services to all adults 16 years and over. For details, call the Humboldt Literacy Project at 445-3655.
October 19, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
The McKinleyville Library is thrilled to have the Winterlings perform their special brand of indie-folk at the library. Bring the kids and settle in for a rich musical experience. To quote one reviewer, “The Winterlings have a way of connecting with an audience that not a lot of bands have the ability to do. There's a realness there... it's like being part of the family. Going to a Winterlings show feels like coming home to nest.” —KSER
October 19, 2016, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Come and join other players for drop-in play of games like Magic the Gathering, Yugioh, and Pokemon! If you're already an experienced player this is a great chance to meet other players and trade cards, and if you're brand new this is a great chance to learn an exciting new game!
October 20, 2016, 5:30 PM @ Eureka Library Large Meeting Room
Pros and Cons for the 2016 Humboldt County Ballot Measures Q, R, S, U and V, presented by a panel from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters. Everyone is welcome to attend.
October 20, 2016, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Swing by for an evening of night-time stories to wrap up the day. Families are welcome to bring stuffed animals and blankets to get cozy. Children can wear pajamas at this informal story time, but it's not a requirement!
October 21, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
October 22, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
Meet a firefighter and learn about fire safety, tour the truck, and spray the firehose!
October 22, 2016, 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Harry and his friends return for their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It isn’t an easy year, though - students are petrified like statues, threats are written in blood on the walls, and a deadly monster is on the loose. Return to the library with your friends to watch ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’.
October 22, 2016, 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Cuentos bilingües en español e inglés, con Giancarlo Campagna y Renee Saucedo. Giancarlo Campagna and Renee Saucedo share lively stories, songs, and language learning in Spanish and English with children and their families. Giancarlo Campagna is an actor, storyteller, clown, and poet. He has also taught poetry and creative writing to children and college students. Renée Saucedo is a musician, storyteller, and community organizer. She grew up in California and Mexico, speaking Spanish and English. Both enjoy sharing their love of language and stories with story time participants. Inspired by their young son Carlo, they bring stories to life with music, puppets, and laughter. Join them in an interactive and fun program for children of all ages. Note: The next Reading Cuentos program will be in January.
October 25, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
October 25, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Based on the novel The Brave Cowboy by Edward Abbey. After landing himself in jail when trying to break out his friend, a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson, who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive. Among his own films, Kirk Douglas considered this to be his favorite. Starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau. Directed by David Miller. After the film, you are invited to stay and discuss it under the auspices of the evening's host, Bob Doran. This film series is sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
October 26, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Harry Potter fans! Learn to knit, so you can work with the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare (SPEW) to help set house elves free from unjust servitude. Hermione will be proud of you! Yarn will be provided. For ages 10-16. Taught by Sunni Scrivner of Yarn. Limited spaces are available; sign up at the circulation desk or call (707) 269-1915.
October 26, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Based originally on a poem by Tim Burton, the Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated-puppet musical film rated PG. Jack Skellington is Halloween Town's Pumpkin King, but he's bored with Halloween and decides to try and organize a celebration of Christmas instead. His many attempts to do this amuse the filmgoing audience but alarm everyone in town, especially when he has Santa Claus kidnapped from Christmas Town. Tim Burton says that the clash of fall and winter holiday marketing in stores was part of what inspired his tale of Halloween mixing it up with Christmas.
October 26, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for drop-in video games for all ages. We'll have volunteers to teach new players and snacks. See you there!
October 27, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Fortuna Branch Library - Biblioteca de Fortuna
Cuentos en español para niños de todos edades, con arte y arte. Storytime in Spanish, with crafts, for children of all ages.
October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Michael is a poet, oral memoirist and small press publisher. He founded FootHills Publishing in 1986 and since then FootHills has released over 400 chapbooks and books of poetry. In 1995 Michael gave up other work to devote his time and life to poetry. Since then he has made his living solely through the creative word. In
the last 20 years he has given hundreds of featured readings throughout the country, and published 12 books, including "Never Stop Asking for Poems" and his haibun account, "Twenty Days on Route 20", chronicling a journey across America from Boston to Newport, Oregon, on the longest road in the country. When not out on the poetic road Michael lives on his 50 acre homestead in upstate NY.
October 28, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for fun Halloween stories and crafts with Liz. This event is for all ages.
October 29, 2016, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Enter the library to find magical workshops for children, teens, and their families. Participants can be sorted into a Hogwarts House, make their own wands, receive a dragon’s egg from Hagrid, watch potions demonstrations by Humboldt State University’s Chemistry Club, and try their luck in a scavenger hunt and a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses, among other activities. In partnership with the City of Eureka Parks & Recreation Department.
October 29, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
A special Halloween story time, crafts, spooky snacks, and a raffle at 1:00 p.m. Join the library fun and come in costume! These funny monster movies are for all ages and start at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room. Hotel Transylvania I features Dracula giving a party for his daughter (she's sweet 118). He's invited famous monsters to attend at the Transylvania Hotel. And then a handsome human wanders in. In the second movie, Dracula is worried about a cute little grandson who doesn't show any signs of being a vampire. His many plans for solving the boy's strange lack of fangs and pallor are complicated by a visit from his own father, Vlad (played by Mel Brooks.)
October 29, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Triinidad Branch Library
Everyone has stories to share and many people have a desire to write about their life. Wanting to write and doing so are two different things. The immensity of such a project can overwhelm us. This workshop will help to make that desire a reality. Participants will be introduced to a method I call "Palm-of-the-Hand" writing, after the "Palm-of-the-Hand""stories of Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. After deciding on story possibilities, the method helps focus the writer's energy into completing short individual pieces about their life. These workshops have been very successful in helping people to write extensively about their life experiences, whether for family members or to someday be published in a book.