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January 1, 2017, All Day
January 3, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Tuesday, January 3, 6:30 p.m., Eureka Library Film Series, Sullivan's Travels
A comedy director wants to make a powerful social-problems film. When his producers point out that he knows nothing about trouble or poverty, he goes on the road as a hobo, and is soon joined by a down-on-her-luck aspiring actress.
Stars Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. Direction and screenplay by Preston Sturges.
January 4, 2017, 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 Tropical Island – we'll be reading, singing, playing games, and doing craft activities to inspire thoughts of warm and balmy climates. Come play with us! Each family may choose a free book to take home.
January 4, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
The Fortuna Book Club discusses The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Have you read this book? You are welcome to join us.
January 6, 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.
January 7, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Babies and their families are invited to share songs, fingerplays, and enjoy 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 repeats every first Saturday throughout the year.
January 8, 2017, All Day
January 10, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
The first of the Hepburn & Tracy films, about the relationship between an international affairs correspondent and a sports writer, who meet, marry, and encounter problems as a result of her unflinching commitment to her work. Starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Directed by George Stevens. Screenplay by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin.
January 11, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
A master storyteller with a voice like buttered honey, Baba Jamal Koram will tell stories from the African tradition and from his own life that speak to the truth in all of our hearts. Baba Jamal enhances his stories with his Mbira, drumming and audience participation. Join the fun!
January 11, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Storyteller to be announced soon! 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.
January 11, 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!
January 13, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Today's discussion focuses on the following book: Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys.
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!
January 14, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
The theme for today's Baby Sign Workshop is 'My Day'. 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.
January 14, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Is your family ready for kindergarten? Parents of upcoming kindergarten students are invited to a question-and-answer session with Cindi Kaup of the Humboldt County Office of Education. Parents will learn about the variety of options available in Humboldt County, including both transitional and traditional kindergarten. For Spanish speakers, Agustín Amaro, Learning Specialist for English Language Learner programs will provide interpretation. He'll also present information about learning English in kindergarten and the importance of maintaining a child's home language, and will help answer questions.
January 14, 2017, 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!
January 15, 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.
January 17, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Seedy promoter Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) guarantees patroness Margaret Dumont a position in high society if she bankrolls an opera. Meanwhile, Chico & Harpo play unscrupulous matchmakers for two talented opera singers.
Starring The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones and Kitty Carlisle. Directed by Sam Wood. Screenplay by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind.
January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Ross Mackinney has been juggling, telling stories, and studying folklore since his youth. He studied Celtic Folklore at UC Berkeley, and in Wales, where he performed at local festivals and for the BBC television and radio. Since 1988, Ross has taught juggling, drama, and speech to students of all ages in addition to his performing career. Come enjoy the fun! 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.
January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
This film won Best Animated Feature Film at the 2015 Chicago Animated Film Festival. It's a tale of mystery, dreams, and friendship -- and a foster child coming to acceptance of her new family. Anna, a Japanese girl who does not know from whom she has inherited her blue eyes, meets Marnie first in her dreams and then near a mysterious ruined mansion. The two girls share troubles and adventures before Marnie disappears as mysteriously as she came. Was Marnie ever real? As Anna unravels the mystery of Marnie, she discovers truths about her own history that help her come to terms with herself.
January 18, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Join us for our first 3D printing activity day! We'll be using MatterHackers Crafty pens to create glow in the dark stars and constellation shapes for you to take home! This program involves hot materials and is recommended for children age ten and up as well as teens and adults.
January 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
January 21, 2017, All Day @ Fortuna Branch Library
Family fun with a puppet performance of Ted the Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, a musical, humorous and tender-hearted story about a misunderstood wolf. Quack and Wabbit use puppet shows to help children deal with social issues and problem solving. Puppetry allows children to remove themselves from adult to child interaction and receive useful messages through friendly fantasy figures. Watch the library calendar for a new time and date.
January 21, 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.
January 24, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
A tramp falls in love with a blind flower seller, who mistakenly believes the tramp is rich. By forming an on-again, off-again friendship with a drunken millionaire, the Tramp hopes to pay for an operation to restore her sight. Stars Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill and Harry Myers. Direction and screenplay by Charlie Chaplin.
January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Attend this event to learn more about opportunities for people with autism and their families here in Humboldt. Families Advocating Autism Now (FAAN) presents an evening with the professionals, a panel presentation by local service providers who work with people who have autism or related disabilities. Finding appropriate treatment options in Humboldt County can be difficult. The goal of this event is to connect parents and caregivers with the service professionals they may need. The panel will be moderated by licensed psychologist Terri Jennings, leader of FAAN's support group for parents and caregivers of people with autism. FAAN is a non-profit organization based in Eureka that seeks to improve opportunities for the growth and development of individuals diagnosed with autism.
January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
A parents’ information session about local kindergarten & transitional kindergarten programs. Starting kindergarten is an adventure for children and families. Explore your options so you can choose what is best for your family. Free children’s crafts and books! Information is also provided in Spanish.
Información bilingüe en español e inglés para padres de niños entrando al jardín de niños. Empezar el kínder es una aventura para niños y familias. Padres, explora tus opciones para elegir lo que es mejor para tu familia. Incluye actividades para los niños y un libro gratis.
January 25, 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!
January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room & Bookmobile Garage
You are unlikely find a better deal anywhere than what you pay for books at the Friends of the Redwood Libraries Book Sale. You'll find old favorites, classics, mysteries, romances, and more to keep your reading habit happy. Get yourself a little pot of Liberry Jam and go home with a bagful of books, secure in the knowledge that every cent you spend is a donation to the Friends for their projects to help the Humboldt County Library. For those who can't make it to the book sale, there's always the Serendipity Bookstore on the second floor of the Eureka Main Library! Many people say buying books there is one of their favorite parts of visiting the library. Have a look!
January 28, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Young Adult Room
A reception for the Zane Photo Voice Project. Meet Zane Middle School students who have been exploring their community's strengths and needs, and see the photos and posters they created to capture and reflect their understanding. The Leadership class at Zane has been working with the local Safe Routes to School initiative to improve community conditions for safe travel to school.
January 28, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Cuentos en español para familias, una hora de cuentos para todas edades. Stories in Spanish for Families, an all-ages story hour.
January 31, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up sheltering saucy night-club performer Sugarpuss O'Shea, who needs a place to hide from the police and her boyfriend, mob boss Joe Lilac. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper and Dana Andrews. Directed by Howard Hawks. Screenplay by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.