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December 1, 2019, All Day
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. California Relay Service (711) calls are welcome and expected.
December 4, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ This Library class takes place in Prasch Hall
Join teaching artist Virginia Wood as we explore amazing animals! Draw your favorite animal, or use photos to collage a real or imaginary animal. Kids will learn how to develop their animal and create a space for it using the elements of art. In this first workshop children will learn simple, key skills to create lines and shapes to make an animal. Drop in to one session or come to all four to continue adding onto your masterpiece!
December 4, 2019, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor
Want to improve your English for everyday life, work, or school? College of the Redwoods offers FREE English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Wednesdays 4:30-7:30.
December 4, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room
Family Fun Night is an invitation for the whole family to play together - just drop by the children's room to join in. Tonight's theme is construction – try out the amazing Strawbees kit from the Pat Smith Memorial Play Collection, design your dream house on paper, or see how high you can stack cardboard boxes. Come play at the library!
December 5, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Follow the stories of three animal families – panda, golden monkey and snow leopard - on an epic journey in the majestic wilds of China. This Disney film gives each animal a personal name, and suggests emotions in a way that causes viewers to identify with each animal protagonist and its story.
December 5, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Do you have a passion for local wildlife? Join us for 'Know Your Wildlife Neighbors' a show-and-tell trail camera workshop with Ron Dean. Ron will share trail camera footage of Humboldt Wildlife. Find out how you can become a citizen scientist by setting up a backyard trail camera. Come see equipment demonstrations, get tips and learn tricks of the trade. Ron will be available to answer any questions.
December 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
For beginners! These classes are set up to teach the basics to adults with little-to-no computer experience - enough to help you find your way around and be comfortable on a computer. College of the Redwoods Adult Ed teachers offer these free classes at the library. They will bring computers to use at the class, or you are welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.
December 6, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 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, and occurs on the first and third Friday of each month.
December 6, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Garberville Branch Library
Music Together is an early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. Families use simple instruments - drums, tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, tone blocks, jingles, rhythm sticks, silk dancing scarves, and more to make music and dance together. The workshop is based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture. This program features a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum designed for children and parents to enjoy together.
December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
The Friends of Arcata Library sell wonderful books of all descriptions to make money for their projects that help the Arcata Library. Come by and pick up some great reading at great prices.
December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
College of the Redwood Adult Ed offers FREE classes on American Sign Language at the library! This class is for anyone interested in learning ASL including: family, friends, teachers, caregivers, paraprofessionals of the deaf and non-verbal signers. No need to pre-register, just come on by! Feel free to attend every week, or pop in when you can.
December 7, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Chuck and Wendy Petty discuss the history of the Eureka Theater, its founder George Mann, his original plans and his eventual building of the theater in 1939. Since 2005, Chuck and Wendy have been behind the restoration of this fine Streamline Moderne structure back to its original grandeur. A dedicated core of volunteers helped make the renewal of this beautiful Eureka landmark happen.
December 8, 2019, All Day
December 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
Members of the Board of Supervisors:
1st District / Chair
2nd 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 11, 2019, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor
December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ McKinleyville Pop-Up Museum, Near the Totem Pole
You are invited to a Community Workshop and Round Table Discussion for the Town Center (the area around the library and shopping center). This will be a fun and lively workshop, exploring options for the future of the Town Center in the heart of McKinleyville – come share your ideas! A broad range of topics will be discussed - building design, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, economic vitality, housing, mixed commercial and residential use, etc. Topic-specific tables will be set up where your conversations can be recorded by workshop facilitators. Public participation is the goal of this workshop. Let’s start a discussion on strategies to achieve the best Town Center possible!
December 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ McKinleyville Pop-Up Museum
LET’S DISCUSS THE COMMUNITY’S VISION FOR THE TOWN CENTER!
The Humboldt County Planning Department and the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee are facilitating a Community Round Table discussion to identify the most important components of the Mckinleyville Town Center Plan. This will be a fun and lively workshop, exploring options for the future of the Town Center in the heart of McKinleyville – come share your ideas!
The Town Center area includes 141 acres of land adjacent to Hiller Road between Central Avenue and McKinleyville Ave. A broad range of topics will be discussed that came out of the public brainstorming session held on November 13th – building design, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, economic vitality, housing, mixed commercial and residential use, and much more.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Questions? Contact Connor McGuigan at (707) 268-9402 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Boardroom (at Redwood Acres Fairground)
For those who want to join a book club, but also want to eat great snacks and drink local libations, this is the event for you! The Library partners with The Boardroom for this popular new book club, and since The Boardroom is a bar, you should be 21 or older to join. This month we will be reading 'The Red Clocks', by Leni Zumas. If you would like to check out a copy but can't find it on the shelf, stop by the Eureka Library reference desk and we can get you a copy!
December 12, 2019, 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. Stop by!
December 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Are you interested in increasing awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives? Then join us for tea & conversation with fellow community members, free & open to everyone. Agenda-free conversations with topics determined by the attendees.
December 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
For beginners! These classes are set up to teach the basics to adults with little-to-no computer experience - enough to help you find your way around and be comfortable on a computer. College of the Redwoods Adult Ed teachers offer these free classes at the library. They bring computers to use at the class, and you are welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.
December 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor, Periodical Room Meeting Area
This month we're discussing our own favorite seasonal books, poems and stories. Holiday stories for any winter holiday, winter stories, rain poems... Do you have a favorite to share? Drop in and join the discussion!
December 14, 2019, 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 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Are you a Nutcracker Ballet fan? Are you going to the show this year? Come to the library to pick up a kit of 12 colorful cardstock puppets, a proscenium, two scene sets, and instructions. Then build your own Nutcracker Puppet Theater. First come, first served! Arcata Library has twenty beautiful paper theater kits to offer and will give out one per family. If you plan to build your kit at the library, be sure to bring your own supplies as listed in the Time Details here!
December 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room & outside in the Clara May Berry Park!
Bee a Reader! Stop by the library to enjoy bee-themed games, crafts, stories, and other activities in the children's room to celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated Clara May Berry Park next door. Then go outside to try out the new play equipment in the Bee-a-Reader Sensory Playground and to enjoy refreshments hosted by the City of Eureka.
December 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
December 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Kim Yerton Memorial Library
Music Together is an early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and the adults who love them. Participants use simple instruments - drums, tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, tone blocks, jingles, rhythm sticks, silk dancing scarves, and more to make music and dance together. The workshop is based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture. This program features a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum designed for children and parents to enjoy together.
December 18, 2019, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM @ Humboldt County Courthouse
Conference Room A
December 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
December 20, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
December 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Turn an old glass jar into a snow globe! Bring your own jar or use one of ours, and build a snowy winter scene with materials on hand in the library.
December 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
Families gather for a musical story time with shaker eggs, rhythm sticks and scarves, led by Ms. Sue.
December 21, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Meet Rufus, a licensed therapy dog, and his human, Jean Ann. Rufus loves playing at the beach, digging in the garden, and listening to stories. Read to Rufus, tell him a story, or just sit with him and talk for a while. 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 Rufus, and must accompany children to the story room. Stop by the desk in the children's room to complete the form and sign up for a turn with Rufus.
December 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Drop in to try out virtual reality! Today McKinleyville Library offers you the chance to use Oculus Rift virtual reality equipment and choose an adventure. Where can you be, and what can you see? This program is recommended for ages 13 and up.
December 25, 2019, All Day
December 25, 2019, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM @ Humboldt County Courthouse
Jury Selection Room
December 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Katie is a dog who loves story time. Her long floppy ears are just waiting until the moment when you can come to the library and read to her. Reading to a dog is a great way for kids to gain confidence and comfort in reading aloud. It's an opportunity to read to someone who doesn't criticize and is just happy to listen and happy to see you!
December 31, 2019, 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.