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September 1, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Babies and their families are invited to share songs, rhymes, bouncing games, finger plays, 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 program is designed for children aged 3-24 months. 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!
September 3, 2017, All Day
September 5, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Arcata Library
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
September 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
The Humboldt County Library in Eureka has been designated as a Clean Air Center by the Office of Emergency Services. The library will open extra hours to welcome residents from the inland areas who are suffering from hazardous air levels due to the fires. Relax, read, use library Wi-Fi and make use of our games and toys for children all day long. During official Library open hours, the library's computer stations will also be available, and you can enjoy library programs, children's story times, and other library services. The Eureka Main Library is wheelchair accessible and has accessible restrooms.
September 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
It's Superhero Family Fun Night! Join us for stories, songs, and activities for children and their families. Discover your superpowers and your superhero name, make your cape and mask, and test your superhero skills. Fun for all.
September 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - September 13, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Kim Yerton Library
The Clean Air hours are cancelled due to cleaner air around the region. Everyone is still welcome to visit the library, during its normal open hours!
September 8, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
(to your left as you enter the lobby)
The group is discussing Tibetan Peach Pie, by Tom Robbins. Have you read this book? Drop in!
September 9, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Take a PowerPoint trip in time with Jerry Rohde to look at the historic McKay Tract. The McKay Tract, which once supplied giant redwood logs for Eureka's Occidental Mill, is now a Humboldt County Community Forest. On this historical ramble, you’ll survey the waterfront of Eureka, lined with lumber mills, and see logs transported on the bay and via sloughs. Learn about the Ryan Slough and Ryan Creek areas that made up the timber-rich McKay Tract. Hear how it all connects to the famed 'Valley of the Giants.'
September 9, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
September 9, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Families and young children are invited to attend the Baby Sign Workshop together to learn and play. This month the theme is "My First Signs", and includes signs for everyday use. Sign language is a fine way to start communicating with your baby even before baby can talk. The workshop includes time for individual and small group practice on signs based on participants' needs.
September 10, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
The library's programs and services are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Please call if you have questions about access, and please let us know if you require assistance in the library. Call the reference desk at 707-269-1905.
September 10, 2017, All Day
September 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Meet Eele, a licensed therapy dog, and her human, Joan. Read to Eele, tell her a story, or just give her belly a rub. Reading to a dog is a low-pressure way for children to practice their reading skills, and fun besides! A parent or legal guardian must sign a permission form before children read with Eele. Stop by the desk in the children's room to complete the form and sign up for a turn with Eele.
September 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ferndale Branch Library (Please enter at the side door for this program.)
Visit the Ferndale Library for a fun toddler story time. Story time is a great activity for young children. It helps them learn words and pronounce them, learn how to listen, absorb new facts and ideas, and develop imagination and creativity. Kids who listen to stories are better prepared for life and school. Story time at the library engages a child's fascination with stories and makes a connection to reading that can be a lifelong advantage. Most of all, it's fun!
September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Poet, publisher, and oral memoirist Michael Czarnecki will share photos, stories, poems and prose of his experiences along Route 20. All ages welcome. In the autumn of 1996 Michael traveled 20 days on America’s longest road and wrote a book about his adventures, 'Twenty Days on Route 20'. 15 years later, he once again traveled the length of US 20, this time in spring. He says, 'US 20 is the longest US highway. It connects the two coasts, crosses the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and takes you to Yellowstone National Park! Cities, small towns, rolling hills, eastern woodlands and farms, midwestern plains, wild western landscapes. What more could one want in a single route, a route that today is garnering much interest in its historic significance.'
September 15, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Old time, new toys! Baby Read and Grow is returning to the previously popular 11:00 a.m. start time. Babies and their families are invited to share songs, rhymes, bouncing games, finger plays, 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 program is designed for children aged 3-24 months. Join us on the first and third Friday of each month.
September 16, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Four women poets - Jacqueline Elizabeth Letalien, Pat McCutcheon, Lori Cole, and Suzanne F. Moore will be reading their original poetry. Everyone welcome.
September 17, 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.
September 20, 2017, 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
The classic family movie The Wizard of Oz will be shown for all ages, and free popcorn and drinks will be served. This film won the 1939 best original song for 'Over the Rainbow' at the Academy Awards. Join us to enjoy the film in all of its technicolor glory, as a farm girl from Kansas awakes in the magical land of Oz after a cyclone tosses her house over the rainbow. There she befriends others who need help from the great Wizard of Oz, and they follow the Yellow Brick Road to find him.
September 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Michael Fles leads a musical jam in honor of the changing of the seasons. Michael brings his diverse collection of world instruments to play with, and attendees are welcome to try them out.. All ages welcome. Beat poet, music therapist and musician Michael Fles lives in Trinidad and occasionally teaches workshops at schools, libraries, and senior centers. His collection of instruments and musical experiences is a wonder to be savored.
September 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
See the new Wonder Woman movie at 1:00 p.m., and for younger kids, there are superhero crafts all day in the Eureka Library Children's Room. Watch as Diana, Princess of the Amazons, fights evil and discovers the mortal world during World War One -- leaving her island home to become the super hero the world now knows as Wonder Woman.
September 23, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fortuna Library
Cuentos en Espanol para familias, cada mes en Fortuna. Libros gratis para cada nino.
September 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Dress up as a superhero and participate in a superhero themed yoga class! Reservations are required and can be made by calling 707-269-1915.
September 28, 2017, All Day @ Eureka Main Library, Circulation Desk
Now you can check out a fun family experience, along with your books! Check out a free Sequoia Park Zoo Family Pass at the Library. Thanks to a partnership between the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Humboldt County Library, you and your family can visit the zoo at no cost. Each month starting on the first day of the month, four Family Passes will be available and four lucky families will be able to check them out. Just come to the circulation desk at the Eureka Main Library with your library card. Then visit the Zoo within one week. Where's the zoo? You'll find it at 3414 W St, Eureka, CA 95503.
September 28, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ferndale Branch Library (Please enter at the side door for this program.)
September 28, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Children can sign up for a one-on-one 15 minute reading session with a canine companion. Call or come by the library to sign up for a session with therapy dog Katie and her owner Claudia. Parents can help younger readers, or Claudia can assist as well
September 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Dress up as a superhero and participate in a superhero themed yoga class! All families are welcome. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 707-269-1915.