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May 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.
May 2, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting 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. Tonight's program features Pete the Cat - read Pete books, sing Pete songs, play Pete games, and make Pete crafts. It's all Pete all night - at least for an hour. The entire family is welcome.
May 2, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Fortuna Library's monthly book club meets to discuss 'The Cellist of Sarajevo' by Steven Galloway. Have you read the book? Join us to talk about it.
May 4, 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.
May 5, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Fran Beatty, a local landscape historian, explores photographs as a primary record and point of departure in understanding the history of our built environment. See the transformation of this Arcata neighborhood from colonial times to the present, with photographs by notable photographers A.W. Ericson, Merle Shuster, and Peter Palmquist. Today the Creamery District is a vibrant neighborhood centered on the 1918 Creamery Building between Eighth and Ninth Streets in Arcata. The district's transition from a busy industrial area to thriving art and business enclave is an example of how the arts can transform a neighborhood and renew economic and community health.
May 6, 2018, All Day
May 9, 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.
May 10, 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.
May 11, 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 News of the World, by Paulette Jiles. Have you read it? Terri Bonow says "I was really engaged in that story and think you all will find it hard to put down." Drop in and join the discussion!
May 12, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library (in the City Hall building)
Stop by for story time at the Blue Lake Library. At noon, join in the fun of making a simple craft.
May 12, 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 Day'. 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.
May 13, 2018, 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 Main Library's reference desk at 707-269-1905, or call the branch library you plan to visit,
May 13, 2018, All Day
May 16, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Local favorites Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre present their special version of Stone Soup. The show invites audience participation, creating a playful environment for all. Quack and Wabbit also use puppet shows to help children deal with social issues including second-hand smoke, fear of the dentist, peer pressure, problem solving, safety and the environment. Puppetry allows children to remove themselves from adult to child interaction and receive the message through friendly fantasy figures. Each child in attendance will receive a free book, new or gently used.
May 16, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Fortuna Library
The local Fortuna Girl Scout troop invites all interested girls to the monthly meeting for friendship, games and crafts.
May 16, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Join us for a free showing of the family classic adventure movie, 'The Black Stallion,' about a boy who saves a racehorse from a shipwreck. Based on the classic novel by Walter Farley, this film is praised for its beauty, and its depiction of the faithful relationship between the boy and horse. Notoriously picky 'New Yorker' reviewer Pauline Kael said she thought it might be the perfect children's movie. Free popcorn and drinks.
May 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
May 19, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
Bilingual Family Story Time - Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe en Familia
Welcome to a new 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.
May 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Dancer Nikola Clay returns to Fortuna Library with her multicultural dance class and show for children. Sing, laugh and dance through the cultures of Mexico, China and more in this free event for all ages.
May 20, 2018, 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.
May 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Join local author Peter Jain for a playful reading of his new book 'Can Emu Really Sing Jambo?' It's a bilingual book, so the Spanish title is 'Puedes Emu cantar realmente Jambo?' Mr. Jain is about to retire from 29 years of teaching music at Pine Hill and South Bay Elementary Schools, and the book reflects his love of music and learning. Students from South Bay School created the artwork for the book, which was published collaboratively by Humboldt State University Press and SequoiaSong Publications.
May 23, 2018, 6:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Local storyteller Paul Woodland returns to Fortuna with his humorous tales for all ages at the monthly Family Literacy Night. Co-hosted by the Humboldt Literacy Project, who provides free books to all kids who attend.