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December 1, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
Bilingual Family Story Time - Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe en Familia
Welcome to bilingual story time at Blue Lake Library! Join us to share stories in Spanish and English, with activities or a simple craft. Story time helps prepare children for reading and develops a love of books. Sharing the wonders of books as a family helps children get ahead in learning and reading skills. Children, their families and caregivers are all welcome to attend.
December 1, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Peggy Wheeler will tell the story of Humboldt’s only known female lighthouse keeper. Sarah Johnson began tending the Humboldt Harbor Lighthouse in 1857 as a widow with a newborn baby and five other children.
December 1, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Drop in to try out virtual reality! The McKinleyville Public Library is part of the CA Virtual Reality Experience, a joint program of the CA State Library and CALIFA to bring this new tech to towns across our state. Today McKinleyville Library offers you the chance to use Oculus Rift virtual reality equipment. Come in to try it out! This program is recommended for ages 13 and up.
December 2, 2018, All Day
December 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
Members of the Board of Supervisors:
1st District / Vice Chair
5th District / 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 5, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Agriculture Building
December 5, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room
Children and their families are invited to the children's room to enjoy stories and activities celebrating the frozen reaches of the far North and the far South.
December 5, 2018, All Day
December 6, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
A piano prodigy spends his whole life on an ocean liner but then falls in love, and must decide whether to stay with the familiar or accept life on the outside. Starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Vince, and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
December 7, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ 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, and occurs on the first and third Friday of each month.
December 8, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
Stretch your body and your imagination in this unique family story experience.
Certified yoga instructor Jessalyn Delucchi tells stories while participants listen and follow her into different yoga poses that become a part of the story.
December 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
The first film in this monthly series is Twister, a disaster adventure film about scientists chasing tornadoes to create a better storm warning system. After the film, stay for a Q&A with local Warning Coordinating Meteorologist, Ryan Alward. Ryan will answer all of your tornado-related questions, tell us more about extreme weather situations, and let us know what the movie got right -- and what it got so, so wrong.
December 8, 2018, 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.
December 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
December 12, 2018, 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.
December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
The popular puppets of Quack and Wabbit perform a holiday version of the classic story, 'Stone Soup' - in which newcomers to a fearful and suspicious town show the townsfolk how to make something out of nothing, soup from a stone!
December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Make buttons and magnets using dried, pressed natural materials. Use the ones the library has for you or bring your own.
December 13, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Need some recommendations for new books to read? Want to share a great new read with someone? This casual community gathering discusses books, shares recent reads, and offers new suggestions of titles to read. No mandatory reading is required, just a love of reading.
December 14, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Join us and bring a favorite story, poem, or book of inspiration for the holiday spirit - and a treat to share.
December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fortuna branch library
Enjoy a morning of holiday cheer for all ages with holiday stories, live music by Fortuna High School choir, and a visit by Santa Claus, plus free treats for all.
December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
Children ages 9 months to 6 years and their caregivers play instruments, sing, dance, and read with Ms. Sue.
December 15, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
December 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
This holiday book sale features books to celebrate the winter holidays, for old and young, offered by the Friends of McKinleyville Library.
December 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 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.
December 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Kirkus Review describes the novel as a "riveting exercise in fictional anthropology" as author Lisa See contrasts the isolated lives of the Akha mountain people and the globalized world of urban China through the lens of the tea trade. The complex narrative features strong female characters and themes of unconditional love. Please call your local library to get a copy of the book.
December 21, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
December 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Enjoy hot cocoa as Conductor Ed Munn reads aloud the story of a boy's extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. Then, settle in for the magical movie version with Academy Award-winning Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis. The film takes you on a mysterious train ride to visit Santa Claus. A child who doubts the existence of Santa boards the Polar Express to see for himself in this 2004 animated movie. Like Van Allsburg's picture books (which include Jumanji and The Garden of Abdul Gasazi), the film combines dreamlike magic and mystery with unusually beautiful artistic scenes that hold more than a touch of the eerie and strange. The film is praised for these qualities and for its positive messages about friendship, hope, kindness and leadership.
December 24, 2018, All Day
December 25, 2018, All Day
County offices are closed today
All Humboldt County Public Library Branches, the Main Library in Eureka, and the Bookmobile will be closed on Tuesday December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Otherwise, libraries are open on the normal schedule .
December 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
This big-screen 2011 Pooh adaptation is short and sweet, good for ages 3 and up.
December 31, 2018, All Day @ Agricultural Commissioner's Office
Restricted Materials Permits and/or Operator Identification numbers expire annually on December 31st. Need to be renewed prior to purchasing and applying any pesticides.