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December 1, 2016, 5:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
This eighties comedy features Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe and Bobcat Goldthwaite. The zany plot mixes up Dickens' A Christmas Carol with Ghostbusters. A heartless, greedy television executive, Frank Cross, bullies his employees and plans to force them to work on Christmas Day. He's visited by the ghosts of past, present, and future, who have lessons to teach. There are memorable songs and performances and plenty of slapstick and adult humor along the way.
December 1, 2016, All Day @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room
Children and their families are invited to join in a collaborative art project in the children's room. Take one small step toward making the world a better place for all, by adding paper strips, yarn, ribbon, pictures, words, and your hopes and dreams to our weaving wall. Here’s what it looks like at the end of day one. This art project is up now and you are invited to make your contribution any time.
December 2, 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!
December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (as you enter the building, the door to your left)
What's been happening at Myrtle Grove Cemetery? Over the past several months, Kirby Nunn and a small group of volunteers, in cooperation with Eureka City Parks Department, have been locating, cleaning, and preserving grave markers, updating records and maps, and posting Find A Grave Memorials online. Kirby will show historical photographs of Eureka’s pioneer cemetery from the 40s and 50s and from the work done this last year. She will share stories of notable and not-so-notable burials, and invite discussion of the rumors that have surrounded the Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery since the 1950s.
December 3, 2016, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for this special story time featuring songs, free play time for babies, and lots of fun!
December 4, 2016, All Day
December 6, 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.
December 6, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library ....plus Arcata, Fortuna, and McKinleyville Libraries at the same hours. The Eureka Library address is given here, links to the others are below.
Do you want to improve your reading? Do you know someone who needs to learn to read? Reading is essential not only as a leisure activity but for success in all aspects of everyday life. Key areas where reading is very important include finding employment, finding housing, and using social services. Should you sign a cell phone agreement or apartment lease if you can’t read it? How do you fill out a job application without being able to fully understand the job description and employee responsibilities? In Humboldt County, an estimated 13,800 adults are functionally illiterate; they read below a fifth-grade level. Another 23,000 people in our county read below an eighth-grade level. Since 1985, Humboldt Literacy Project has been matching adult learners with trained tutors. Stop by and find out how you can be a part of it!
December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McKinleyville Community Services District
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is currently working to establish a community choice energy program for Humboldt County. This program will bring more local renewable energy and lower energy prices to Humboldt County residents and businesses. Service is scheduled to begin in May 2017.
December 7, 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 'Winter Lights' – we’ll be reading, singing, playing games, and doing craft activities related to the dark and shivery winter nights, and the lights that illuminate them. Come play with us!
December 7, 2016, 7:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Tonight this monthly book club discusses 'The Paris Wife' by Paula McLain.
The January 4 book selection is 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog.'
December 9, 2016, 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Today's discussion allows participants to introduce the holiday book of their choice to the group. 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!
December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
The theme for today's Baby Sign Workshop is 'Zoo Train'. 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.
December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This story time is designed with special-needs children in mind, but is open to all children. We'll have experienced volunteers telling a stories and helping at sensory play stations in the library. We'll have a "Cool Down Corner" set up with blankets for anyone who needs to take a minute. See you there!
December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for a special story time with library volunteer Tenille in the role of Elsa, then make a marshmallow snowman Olaf, and other crafts. Afterward, sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch Disney's Frozen! This is the story of two princess sisters who are separated after the death of their parents by a series of accidents and misunderstandings, and about the journey to understanding and forgiveness. After older sister Elsa accidentally uses her magical snow and ice powers to cast eternal winter on the kingdom, she flees and walls herself away in a lonely palace of ice, Younger sister Anna goes on a quest to find her sister, reconcile, and heal the land. She is joined in the journey by a sturdy Iceman, his reindeer, and a cute, funny little enchanted snowman named Olaf, who was built by both sisters in happier days.
December 11, 2016, All Day
December 13, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
December 14, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Storyteller Mary Lawrence is a former actress, drama instructor and award-winning classroom teacher. For many years, Mary wrote, directed and produced plays for children. She enjoys telling a wide variety of tales, especially stories with a bit of magic and surprise. Families with children in attendance can receive a brand-new book, free, as part of tonight's 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.
December 16, 2016, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
December 16, 2016, 10:30 AM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Santa Claus is coming to Fortuna Library! Santa will give out candy canes & pose for photos after storytime.
December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Kids Jam Session! Play instruments from around the world. Make music with your friends. Beat poet, music therapist and musician Michael Fles lives in Trinidad and gives occasional workshops at schools, libraries, and senior centers. He has a wonderful collection of instruments and musical experiences to share.
December 17, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Celebrate the magic and fun of a snowy day! We’ll watch the Dream Quest Youth Ballet perform ‘Waltz of the Snowflakes’, and then dance like snowflakes ourselves. We’ll pause for a snowy story, and then mix up some pretend snow to play with, fold and cut paper snowflakes, and create a tabletop winter village scene. For children ages 2-12 and their families.
December 17, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Una hora de cuentos para todos edades, con libros gratis para los niños. Spanish storytime for families, with free books for children. All ages welcome.
December 18, 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.
December 19, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Fortuna Chamber of Commerce
December 21, 2016, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Celebrate the magic of reading with Magician Dale Lorzo! Stories, ideas, and magic combined with audience participation lead to an experience of wonder and whimsy for all. 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.
December 21, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for an all ages afternoon of magic! Dale Lorzo once again graces the library with his engaging performance. To quote Mr. Lorzo on why he still loves performing, "We have been doing this for over 40 years and plan to continue, as long as we can help promote self esteem in youngsters and bring out their inner Star!"
December 22, 2016, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Drop in for winter craft fun kids and their families. We will be making snowflakes and snow people!
December 22, 2016, 3:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Your favorite magician, Dale Lorzo, entertains with magic tricks and amusing stories. Nobody would deny that books are magical – especially after seeing Magician Dale Lorzo in action! Stories and ideas and magic collide in an experience of wonder and whimsy as Dale Lorzo performs his magic for you.
December 24, 2016, All Day
December 26, 2016, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
County offices closed today
December 29, 2016, 3:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library, Conference Room
Join us for a wild and mysterious train ride on the Polar Express to visit Santa Claus. A child who doubts the existence of Santa gets to see for himself. This 2004 animated movie is based on the picture book by Chris Van Allsburg. Like many of Van Allsburg's books, the film combines dreamlike magic and mystery with unusually beautiful visual imagery and more than a touch of the eerie and strange.
December 30, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Ring in the New Year with the Crested Hens, local duo of Seabury Gould (guitar etc.) and Liz Thompson (cello). This is a free, all ages event featuring seasonal Celtic music and story telling the whole family can enjoy.
December 31, 2016, All Day