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August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
It's a freezing night in Cincinnati, Ohio, and homeless shelters are overfull. Desperately cold people flock to the library to keep warm, then decide to stage a protest, refusing to leave at closing time. It's a peaceful sit-in... but gets dicey after the police are called in. Emilio Estevez’s fascinating new film has a star-studded cast that tackles important issues like addiction, mental health, and homelessness while foregrounding the beneficial role public libraries – and librarians – play in their communities.
August 2, 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.
August 3, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Blue Lake Library (at City Hall)
It's a Musical Story Time with Ana! Hear stories and learn more about these amazing instruments - the Ukulele, the Accordion, the Xylophone, and the Autoharp. Today is Autoharp day. Learn more about this mini-harp (really a kind of Zither) that can make a big sound.
August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Absolutely the BEST bargains on books, audiobooks, music cds, videos, and more! Don't miss this special buck-a-bag book sale, held just once a year by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries. It's the place to stock up on great reads that could last you for months, and all proceeds benefit your library so that you can read for a lifetime.
August 3, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
August 4, 2019, All Day
August 8, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Stretch your body, calm your mind with certified yoga instructor Jessalyn Delucchi. A 'peaceful moments' class for adults.
August 8, 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.
August 8, 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!
August 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor, Periodical Room Meeting Area
The book to be discussed this month is 'The Rosie Project' by Graeme Simsion Have you read it? Drop in and join the discussion!
August 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
Stretch your body and your imagination with certified yoga instructor Jessalyn Delucchi, who tells stories with accompanying yoga poses.
August 10, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
Drop in and craft. We're making super star glasses and masks!
August 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Library Shipping Clerk Position Available. An extra-help Humboldt County Library box truck driver position is available now. Hours vary day to day, but typically 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. The temporary Library Shipping Clerk will work a regular Tuesday through Friday schedule until the position is permanently filled. Once the position is filled, this extra-help position will become an on-call substitute driver, to help fill the need to provide consistent library branch deliveries. Applications may be picked up at the Eureka Main Library, and must be received there by Saturday, August 10, 2019. The library closes at 4:00 on that day. See more details below.
August 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Pregnant and nursing parents and their partners and children are invited to join Breastfeeding USA counselor Elena Mack for an evening meet-up. The purpose of the group is to provide evidence-based information and breastfeeding support and to help families find out about other community resources for parents and their children. Children are welcome to attend.
August 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tin Can Mailman Bookstore
Our book for August is Legacy of Luna, by Julia Butterfly Hill. Arcata Library, in partnership with Bibliophile Larissa at Tin Can Mailman Bookstore, invites young adult readers ages 12-19 to share light refreshments and good summer reads. Copies of this book are available for pickup at Arcata Library's Help Desk.
August 15, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Parents, caregivers, educators, and others who care about young children - the State of California wants your input and advice. Regional meetings to assess the state’s needs for early learning and care of young children will be held in just 6 of the 58 counties in the state, and Humboldt is one of them. Raise your voice and let California know what Humboldt needs! Snacks and activities for children will be provided. Spanish interpretation is being arranged. You are invited to register for the meeting in advance (see link to the right), or just show up. Tell your friends.
August 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Drop in to use our materials and create fun crafts to take home! All families are welcome.
August 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
August 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Come learn how to sign up for Libby and get access to FREE eBooks and audiobooks! Bring your device (your smartphone or tablet) and your library card. Library staff will walk you through how to download the Libby app, how to set up your account, and get you started downloading free eBooks and audiobooks!
August 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
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? These virtual reality adventures are recommended for ages 13 and up.
August 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Drop in between 1:00 and 3:00 for an opportunity to read to Katie. Kids have fun and build confidence as they read to an interested, uncritical four-footed friend.
August 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Arcata Branch Library
This readiness celebration is for you and your new Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten child to talk about the milestone moment of going to kindergarten. We'll 'Rock around the clock' with music, stories, and a clock craft.
August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
The Last Stand, by David Harris, is, according to Kirkus Review, an arresting, first-rate reportage from the deep woods. Harris gives a mesmerizing, blow-by-blow account of Pacific Lumber's hostile takeover by Charles Hurwitz, and the ecological battles it triggered. He describes the sleepy town of Scotia, the pride of Pacific Lumber and its owners, the Murphy family, and how the company took care of its own (educating the children and caring for the sick), practicing sustainable yield and selective cutting until Texan Charles Hurwitz, a corporate raider, took over Pacific Lumber and clear-cut old growth to pay off his junk bond debt. Hurwitz's favorite saying was a twist on the Golden Rule: He who has the gold, rules. Harris describes what happened in the style of a good thriller, reflecting the shame of willful destruction of a thriving community and biome.
August 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Arcata Branch Library
Luna is an ancient redwood that rises 200 feet above the Eel River in southern Humboldt. Stuart Moskowitz, of Sanctuary Forest (a land and water trust), takes care of her. From 1997 to 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill sat atop Luna to prevent the cutting of this 1000 year-old tree and to attract the world's attention to the necessity of protecting and restoring natural resources. Julia came down when Pacific Lumber Company promised to protect Luna with a conservation easement. Stuart will talk about Luna then, how she was attacked less than a year later, and how Luna is today.
August 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
Drop in to create your own 'imagination craft' - it's a craft grab-bag! Start with our craft materials, create something new.
August 24, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
That's right - we are going to be promenade-ing, do si do-ing, and chassé-ing right in the middle of the library! Local favorites Striped Pig Stringband will be on hand to play dance tunes, with Lyndsey Battle calling. No experience or partner necessary! Come join in on this fun and unique activity!
August 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
PBS Northcoast hosts a preview screening of the new Ken Burns documentary ‘Country Music’. Explore the history of a uniquely American art form from its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity. Learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Afterward, Humboldt Music Academy fiddle teacher Sam McNeil and his students will demonstrate fiddle techniques.
August 28, 2019, 5:45 PM - 7:55 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Older children and adults enjoy working with the 3D Pen to create plastic toys, decorations, and art.
August 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
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.
August 31, 2019, All Day