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October 1, 2018, 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 or your local branch library with your library card. Then visit the Zoo within 28 days. Where's the zoo? You'll find it at 3414 W St, Eureka, CA 95503.
October 2, 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.
October 2, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (in the lobby, through the door to your left on entering)
A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoken by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon -- "Rosebud." As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame. Based on original screenplay by Herman Mankiewicz and Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore and Everett Sloane. Directed by Orson Welles.
October 2, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Arcata, Fortuna, and McKinleyville Libraries at the same hours. The Eureka Library address is given here, links to the others are below.
Do you want to improve your reading? Do you know someone who needs to learn to read? Reading is essential not only as a leisure activity but for success in all aspects of everyday life. Key areas where reading is very important include finding employment, finding housing, and using social services. Should you sign a cell phone agreement or apartment lease if you can’t read it? How do you fill out a job application without being able to fully understand the job description and employee responsibilities? In Humboldt County, an estimated 13,800 adults are functionally illiterate; they read below a fifth-grade level. Another 23,000 people in our county read below an eighth-grade level. Since 1985, Humboldt Literacy Project has been matching adult learners with trained tutors. Stop by and find out how you can be a part of it!
October 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sequoia Conference Center
Child Support and Rosie Wentworth of Envision Prosperity present this fun and interactive opportunity. Take charge of your decision making and acquire tools and knowledge to make your dreams come true. Find Financial Freedom by establishing control over your money! Food & Child Care are provided. Please RSVP 707-273-9947 for this event so we can be sure to provide enough of everything!
October 3, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room
Bring your family to the library for a night out together! Family Fun Night begins with stories and songs, and continues with games, crafts, and other activities. This month's program features creatures of the night, like raccoons, bats, and owls. Instead of the usual location in the meeting room, the program will be held in the story room and the children's room. The entire family is welcome.
October 3, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Join your friends after the minimum day at school, building animals, vehicles, designs and scenes with Legos. Fortuna Library provides many Lego sets, or bring your own to share. Get fun ideas from Lego books in the library and be creative.
October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Entrenched in her enormous California mansion, firearm heiress Sarah Winchester, (played by Helen Mirren), is haunted by victims of the Winchester repeating rifle. Although the film centers on the paranormal, multiple-jump scares get the heart pumping. Well-developed characters and historically accurate costumes garner praise, and the movie is set in the Winchester House itself - that mysterious, beautiful Sunnyvale mansion with the odd stairs and inlay-patterned floors.
October 4, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers, Humboldt County Courthouse
Humboldt County Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to consider New Zoning Districts proposed to be added to the Inland Zoning Ordinance and properties are proposed to be rezoned to be consistent with the 2017 Humboldt County General Plan.
October 5, 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.
October 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
In celebration of the centennial year of the Save the Redwoods League, here's a historical look at pristine places and pivotal events that were part of the movement’s early history. Learn how a trio of timely telegrams helped save the world’s most famous grove of redwoods, how a pair of floods caused an entire town to become part of a state redwood park, and see some of the most striking scenery to be found anywhere. Join us for this tree-mendous event.
October 6, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Library staff provide free fall craft-making afternoons for four weeks, creating such art as masks, trick-or-treat bags, and fall items. Enjoy being creative with friends in this fall season. Children ages 5 and up welcome.
October 6, 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.
October 7, 2018, All Day
October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Agriculture Building
October 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
October 9, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (in the lobby, through the door to your left on entering)
After saving the beautiful Elsa Bannister from a mugging, seaman Michael O’Hara is hired as a crew member on her husband’s yacht, en route to San Francisco. What ensues is a complicated, bizarre pattern of deception, fraud and murder. Starring Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. Directed by Orson Welles.
October 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ In McKinleyville Shopping Center, near the flag pole (and near the library)
Used books of all varieties that you can buy at low prices and add to your personal stash of reading matter!
October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Have you ever thought of self-publishing and wondered what it's like? Pete Springer is a lifelong teacher and new author who will share his journey through the self-publishing process and present his new book, They Call Me Mom: Making a Difference as an Elementary School Teacher. Pete's book will inspire new teachers, passing along knowledge and experience that's essential to anyone in the field. It's full of practical know-how: stories, examples, best practices, and humor. And it's a great example of a self-published book that reads well, has a great cover, is packed with useful information, and will find a readership. If you are considering self-publishing or an education career, don't miss this chance to learn a thing or two from a master teacher.
October 10, 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.
October 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
October 11, 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.
October 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
The book to be discussed this month is The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse--it's also book of the year for the College of the Redwoods. Have you read it? Drop in and join the discussion!
October 13, 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.
October 13, 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 'Let's Be Friends'. 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.
October 13, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
October 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
October 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (in the lobby, through the door to your left on entering)
Based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. Mexican narcotics officer Mike Vargas is in a border town on a quick honeymoon with his American wife. When a car bomb explodes, Vargas is drawn into the investigation, incurring the wrath of corpulent and corrupt Detective Hank Quinlan. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles. Directed by Orson Welles.
October 17, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Harry Potter, an orphaned boy studying in a school of wizardry, discovers the truth about himself, his family and the awful evil that haunts the magical world. This is the first film in the Harry Potter series, based on the books by J.K. Rowling.
October 17, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Ali Freedlund tells stories in celebration of the North Coast. She has lived on the North Coast for over 30 years, and 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. Families with children in attendance can receive a brand-new book, free, as part of the fun.
October 17, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
October 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Drop by to make some magical crafts, including Harry Potter glasses, pygmy puffs, make a fantastic beast, Tom Riddle journal, coloring sheets & a castle maze!
October 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
October 20, 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.
October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Garage & Large Meeting Room
The year is turning, the nights are drawing in, and a book lover's thoughts turn to cosy evenings under a reading lamp. Stock up on books, audiobooks, music cds, videos, and more at this fabulous book sale, which is presented to you by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
October 20, 2018, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
As part of The Great American Read campaign, PBS North Coast KEET-TV presents Authors' Day at the Humboldt County Library. Hear local and national authors, poets and others discuss the joys of reading and writing, and gain insights into the literary craft. Authors describe how they build characters and plots to captivate readers and spin their tales. Meanwhile, enjoy refreshments and door prizes, including book bags, t-shirts, and gift certificates.
October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Board of Supervisors Chambers
October 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (in the lobby, through the door to your left on entering)
Based on several historical plays by William Shakespeare. Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare's 'Henry IV' and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff's career as young Prince Hal's drinking companion. Welles considered this his finest film.
October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Eureka NAACP and Centro del Pueblo invite families to movie night at the library to see the award-winning animated feature film 'Coco'. In the movie Miguel, an aspiring young musician, embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Hector becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. Kids can learn more about the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday and traditions while enjoying this adventurous, beautiful, and imaginative film.
October 24, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
October 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter books with an afternoon of magical crafts and tasty snacks such as Butterbeer cookies. Bring your favorite scene from the book series and read it out loud for other fans.
October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Ivan Doig's last novel reflects the skill of a lifelong wordsmith. His hero, 11 year-old Donal Cameron, finds himself on a 1950's romping road trip from a Montana ranch to Wisconsin relatives and back. Some consider the novel autobiographical, a throwback to Doig's boyhood in the adventurous American West.
October 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Swing by Trinidad Library for for an evening of night-time stories to wrap up your day. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas & bring a snuggly toy or blanket, but it's not required!
October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
This animated 2006 movie has some scary fun for tweens and up. Three teens find themselves in constant danger in a house that is frightfully alive.
October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Muggles & magical beings of all ages are invited to this Harry Potter Celebration. Come get sorted into a House, make your own wand, and meet Hagrid! Embark on a Horcrux hunt, transfigure yourself using props in the photo booth, and test your luck (no Felix Felicis potions allowed!) in the Goblet of Fire give-away, with prizes donated by a number of local businesses.
October 27, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
October 30, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (in the lobby, through the door to your left on entering)
Based on the play by William Shakespeare. Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Starring Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan and Dan O’Herlihy. Directed by Orson Welles.
October 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Rio Dell Branch Library
Decorate a special bag to collect Halloween treats in.