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November 2, 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.
November 3, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Carla Baku will speak on her new book, "Chasing Down the Moon," a
novel based on the 1885 expulsion of the Chinese from Eureka. In 1883, a young Chinese woman is sold to human traffickers and taken from her family and home in the mountains of Hunan. In San Francisco, Ya Zhen is purchased by a hotelier from the remote coastal town of Eureka, where she is forced to serve as an indentured prostitute. Ya Zhen’s escape, aided by a small group of friends, is thwarted when a terrible accident precipitates the upheaval of the entire town, and the clock starts ticking for everyone.
November 4, 2018, All Day
November 7, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Due to popular demand, the Lego Club has been extended through November! Come in every Wednesday, 2:00-3:30 p.m. to enjoy our Lego sets, or bring your own and be creative with friends.
November 7, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna branch library
Fortuna Library Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month. November's book discussion is on "The Welsh Girl" by Peter Davies. All adults welcome. December's book will be "Grant" by Ron Chernow.
November 8, 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.
November 9, 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 'Pachinko' by Min Jin Lee. Have you read it? Drop in and join the discussion!
November 10, 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.
November 10, 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! Buy them while you can.
November 14, 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.
November 14, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna branch library
Local songwriter Les Glen entertains children and the family with worldly tales and songs at Fortuna Library's monthly event.
November 14, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Garberville Branch Library
Garberville Library is proud to host Northern California Natives Ricky Frank (Yurok, Pomo, Cashia) & his son Henry Frank (Yurok, Pomo, Cashia, Kurok). They will be telling Native stories, using a drum. Refreshments will be served.
November 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
November 17, 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.
November 17, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Instead of the usual Baby Sign Workshop, this month's program leader will share songs and stories that incorporate sign language. Sign language is a fine way to start communicating with your baby even before baby can talk. There will also be time for individual and small group practice on signs based on participants' needs. Children and families can expect to have fun playing and learning together.
November 17, 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. This is the last regular book sale, so stock up!
November 24, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library (in the City Hall building)
November 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Kids have fun and build confidence as they read to an interested, uncritical four-footed friend.
November 28, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Heather Shelton and José Quezada from North Coast Music Together present an interactive program for families, with opportunities to lift your voice and sing, and to play with sounds together. Enjoying music as a family is both fun and a wonderful learning opportunity. Each child in attendance will receive a free book, new or gently used, thanks to the Humboldt Literacy Project and their supporters. The mission of the Humboldt Literacy Project is to provide Humboldt County adults the literacy skills they need to function on the job, in the family, and in the community. They offer free and confidential services to all adults 16 years and over. For details, call the Humboldt Literacy Project at 445-3655.
November 28, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Drop by to use our button-maker to make pins and magnets with your own special designs on them! Draw, collage, or print your own artwork and use a template to make it the right size for a button or magnet.
November 29, 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!