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June 1, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Expert Lego fan Jonathan hosts a six-week Lego club for ages 5 and up. Legos and fun ideas provided!
June 2, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 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!
June 2, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
This delightful story time is especially for children 3-23 months and features songs, free play for babies, and fun!
June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Genealogist Michael Cooley explains how to add a new tool to your research: DNA. Every genealogist runs into brick walls, when the research fails to turn up anything new about an ancestor. The lineage just comes to a screeching halt. If this has happened to you, not to worry: Michael Cooley offers hope. For, as he says, “It turns out that ancestry is archived in every cell of the body. We just need to understand how to read it. This brief introduction to genetic genealogy will help to explain the hows, whys, and wheres in using this tool.
June 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kim Yerton Library in Hoopa
The 16th Annual Chalk It Up for Books event is a fundraiser that helps the library to buy new books,, and a joyful art event for old and young. Local businesses and individuals sponsor artists to draw on the sidewalk. Plus, there's a special area set aside for kids to draw, free! Businesses, groups or anyone can be a part of Chalk it Up for Books by sponsoring a square. Artists may participate by drawing for a sponsor -- or pay for your own square and draw what you like. We supply the chalk, tools, & sidewalk space. Drop by to see the artwork, stay to meet and hear Author Ellen Davidson, get your bike and helmet safety checked at the bike rodeo next door, and buy delicious strawberry lemonade from a young business person, because it's also Lemonade Day.
June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
The Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are coming to McKinleyville! Families are invited to come and share stories celebrating the joy of self-expression with Sister Mary and Brother Transmission, followed by super sparkly crafts. This event is for all ages and participants are welcome to come in their favorite outfits as part of the fun.
June 4, 2017, All Day
June 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Arcata Library
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Children and their families are invited to kick off a summer of fun with musician and square dance caller Lyndsey Battle, along with Colin Vance and Brian Letts from the Striped Pig Stringband. Everyone can enjoy traditional square dances to old-time string band music. No partner or experience is necessary - Lyndsey will teach everyone on the spot. In addition to dancing, participants will be able to sign up for the 2017 Summer Reading program, Reading by Design. Start your summer with a whirl at the library!
June 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
The book for our June discussion is The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, by Joel Dicker.
June 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ferndale Branch Library (please enter by the side door for this program.)
Visit the Ferndale Library for a fun preschool storytime!
June 8, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
June 8, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Everyone is welcome at Trinidad Library Book Buddies. Need some recommendations for new books to read? Want to share a great new read with someone? Come join us at the library for a casual community gathering to discuss books, share recent reads, and get new suggestions of titles to read! No mandatory reading required, just a love of reading. Hope to see you there!
June 9, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
We'll be discussing Amy Stewart's book 'Lady Cop Makes Trouble.' The Friday Afternoon Book Club reads and discusses a wide variety of books, chosen by the members. Have your read it? Everyone is welcome to attend this free book discussion. Drop in!
June 10, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
The theme for today's Baby Sign Workshop is 'Let's Be Friends'. 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.
June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
This story time is designed with special-needs children in mind, but is open to all children. We'll have experienced volunteers telling stories and helping at sensory play stations in the library. There's a 'Cool Down Corner' set up with blankets for anyone who needs to take a minute. See you there!
June 11, 2017, All Day
June 14, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Dell’Arte actors Becky & Leroy present a whimsical night of reading adventures, games and fun.
June 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for this special story time followed by crafts for Father's Day and Flag Day.
June 14, 2017, 4:30 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!
June 15, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
June 15, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Do you love to embroider, or want to learn? Sit and stitch with us!
June 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
June 16, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Storyteller Paul Woodland entertains with funny stories for all ages, and we’ll have free snacks for all! Sign up to 'Read by Design' this summer, keep up your reading skills, and earn prizes. All children are invited to participate in special Summer Reading Club story and craft programs anywhere in the Humboldt County Library System as their family's schedule permits.
June 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
Hear stories from Ali Freedlund and celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program at Blue Lake Library. Ali Freedlund has lived on the north coast for over 30 years. She worked with Human Nature Theatre Productions out of Petrolia, California for over a decade and loves to perform. Many of her stories are a celebration of this beautiful area and the many creatures that live here. Through her stories, she hopes to empower people of all ages to love and appreciate this place and each other.
June 17, 2017, 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.
June 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for our monthly Family Movie Day! Then at 2:00 p.m. we'll watch Kubo and the Two Strings, a beautifully animated film telling the story of Kubo and his quest to find magical armor that will protect him from Grandfather Moon. The film is rated PG for scary elements and battles.
June 18, 2017, 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.
June 20, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Ferndale Branch Library
Celebrate the start of the Summer Reading program with a party featuring Ross Mackinney, crafts, and cupcakes! Ross has been juggling, telling stories, and studying folklore since his youth. He's studied Celtic Folklore at UC Berkeley, and overseas in Wales. For many years, Ross has taught juggling, drama, and speech to students of all ages in addition to his performing career. He's a popular library guest and always puts on a great show!
June 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Kim Yerton Branch Library
Meet Pamela Service, author of the Alien Agent series, the New Magic series, and many other books you've read and liked. Sign up for Summer Reading at the same time. Summer Reading is for all ages and reading logs are available for children 0-12, teens 13-17, and adults 18+. There are small prizes for those of each age group who complete a reading log, and a Grand Prize for the person who reads the most out of each age group -- 3 grand prize winners in all! To add to the fun, pick up a free snack bag on your way out the door after signing up.
June 21, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Design your own book! Children and their families are invited to explore a variety of book-binding methods and book design approaches with special guest Virginia Wood of the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Cut, fold, and fasten...then write, draw, and collage until you have the story you want to share with the world. Make a blank book for recording secret thoughts or family adventures, or work with a friend to create a graphic novel.
June 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Karen Quest is America's Funniest Cowgirl! C’mon down to see fun ropin’ tricks for cowgirls & cowboys. Wear your best cowgirl and cowboy duds and get ready for some rootin'-tootin' fun!
June 21, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for a 3D printing activity day! We'll be using MatterHackers Crafty pens to create shapes for you to take home, including glow in the dark stars. This program involves hot materials and is recommended for children age ten and up as well as teens and adults.
June 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ferndale Branch Library (please enter via the side door for this program).
Visit the Ferndale Library for a fun preschool storytime!
June 22, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
June 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
This special story time is for all ages and features puppets and crafts. See you there!
June 23, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Garberville Branch Library
Start the Summer Reading Program with a concert by Les Glen! Les is an entertaining folk singer who knows wonderful songs from all over the world. He began singing folk music in high school. As a young man he sang at the Ice House in Pasadena, and in many southern California folk music venues. He spent a year traveling the country from California to New York playing in coffee houses, and has also played concerts in France, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Quebec. Locally, he performs in schools, libraries, the Monday Club, and at the Westhaven Center for the Arts.
June 24, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Azalea Hall, at Pierson Park
Start the summer with a magic show from your favorite magician, Dale Lorzo! Sign your family up for Summer Reading and check the library calendar for craft and design programs all summer long. Nobody would deny that books can be magical – especially after seeing the great and mysterious Lorzo in action! Stories and ideas and magic collide in an experience of wonder and whimsy as Dale Lorzo performs his magic for you.
June 24, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Willow Creek Branch Library
Start the summer with a magic show from your favorite magician, Dale Lorzo! Sign your family up for Summer Reading and enjoy a summer of reading fun. Nobody would deny that books can be magical – especially after seeing the great and mysterious Lorzo in action! Stories and ideas and magic collide in an experience of wonder and whimsy as Dale Lorzo performs his magic for you.
June 28, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Design your own buttons and beads, and create jewelry to wear or give. Children and their families are invited to make a magnetic-backed button, a fuzzy beaded bracelet, and paper beads and badges to string and wear on a necklace. Create your own jewelry to celebrate your summer reading, commemorate special events, or to play with your favorite colors and patterns.
June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, this film tells the story of three dogs who are really one dog, reborn, pursuing a purpose. It's a story about the human - dog relationship and the truths dogs can teach people. As such it's a happy and sad film about dogs and the families they love, likely to make people of all ages cry at certain points, especially when the dogs die. The film is praised for its many positive messages and for the performances of both the people and the dogs. Dog lovers say they love it.
June 28, 2017, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library