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April 3, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Free quality tax return preparation is available, by appointment, for most people who earn $60,000 or less. In 2018, this program helped to bring millions of dollars in tax refunds back to residents in Humboldt County. Volunteer tax preparers receive training from the IRS. To make your appointment call the 211 Humboldt switchboard, at 707-441-1001,
April 3, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room
Bring your family to the library for a fun night out together! For this special program, bring along a stuffed animal friend who would like to spend the night at the library. We’ll read books, sing the animals to sleep, and tiptoe away to let them enjoy their sleepover. Come back the next day to pick up your stuffed animal friend and find out how what the animals did overnight. Last year they had a wild party. This year – who knows?
April 5, 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, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.
April 5, 2019, 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.
April 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Over the past few years Kirby Nunn, with a small group of volunteers, has been improving conditions at Eureka's pioneer cemetery. In cooperation with the Eureka City Parks Department the team is locating, cleaning, and preserving historical grave markers. They are also updating cemetery records and maps by researching burials through County records and online Find A Grave memorials. In this free program Kirby Nunn presents historical photographs from the 1940s and '50s, as well as images of the more recent work completed this past year. Nunn will share stories about notable (and not-so-notable) burials, inviting discussion about the various rumors that have surrounded the Myrtle Grove Cemetery since the 1950s.
April 6, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Be among the first to see the premiere of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables, coming to television in a six-part PBS adaptation. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the world’s most beloved stories by award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies.. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine.
April 6, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Save this date! You are invited to a spring tea party for ages 5 and up at the Fortuna Library. Dress in tea party attire and enjoy tea, cider, sweets and savory treats. RSVP by March 15. Food, story time and a craft are included.
April 7, 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.
April 9, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left at the library entrance)
Faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois visits her sister Stella in a seedy section of New Orleans. Stella's boorish husband Stanley not only scorns Blanche's aristocratic affectations, but also thinks she's holding out on inheritance money that rightfully belongs to Stella. On the fringes of sanity, Blanche is trying to forget her checkered past and start life anew. Starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden. Directed by Elia Kazan.
April 10, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
April 10, 2019, 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.
April 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Paul Woodland's whimsical tales amuse and delight all ages. Purveyor of the oral tradition and ancient art of storytelling, Paul Woodland's motto is 'Folktales, folklore, and folksongs, along with riddles and rhymes, in hopes that we'll have a good time!' Paul Woodland is especially renowned as a teller of tales of animals and other aspects of the natural world. His storytelling is energetic and hilarious, making him a well-known voice in all local storytelling venues and on the radio. Paul hosts the "Whippy Dip" radio show. Paul's storytelling flows from a natural gift, and was honed to a fine edge under the tutelage of renowned folklorist Ruth Stotter and fabled storyteller Gay Ducy at Dominican University where he earned a Certificate in Storytelling.
April 11, 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.
April 11, 2019, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM @ Ferndale Branch Library
Let's get some Book Chat going at the Ferndale Library! Share your great reads and discover new authors in this relaxed and casual opportunity to 'talk books' with other people who love to read.
April 11, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Ferndale Branch Library
April 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
April 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor, Periodical Room Meeting Area
The book to be discussed this month is Educated, by Tara Westover Have you read it? Drop in and join the discussion!
April 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Come for the over-the-top movie, then stay for the chance to ask one or more local scientists what the movie got right, and what it got so, so wrong. In today's disaster film, a seemingly ideal day turns disastrous when California's notorious San Andreas fault triggers a devastating, magnitude 9 earthquake, the largest in recorded history. As the Earth cracks open and buildings start to crumble, Ray Gaines (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), an LAFD search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to bring his estranged wife and their only daughter to safety. Yes, there are aftershocks and tsunami threats too. How educational is all of this mayhem? After the film, members of the Redwood Tsunami Work Group will get down to earth about what's real and what can be described as mere Hollywood histrionics.
April 13, 2019, 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. Sign language is a fine way to start communicating with your baby even before baby can talk. This month the theme is My Favorite Things, and includes signs for everyday use. The workshop includes time for individual and small group practice on signs based on participants' needs.
April 14, 2019, All Day
April 16, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left at the library entrance)
Terry Malloy is a tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman who must make a choice -- remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny’s right-hand man, Terry’s own brother Charley; or help a murdered man's sister and a streetwise priest by providing information that will smash the dock racketeers. Starring Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, and Rod Steiger. Directed by Elia Kazan.
April 17, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Latina storyteller, performance artist, writer and teacher, Olga Loya uses a dramatic mix of Spanish and English to share traditional tales from Latin America as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles. Known nationally and described as an 'alchemist' who can conjure up images and fill them with life, her shows are bursting with color and passion. Loya uses her voice, body, and sometimes music and dance to draw her audience into the imaginative and surprising worlds of the tales she tells. Each child in attendance will receive a free book, new or gently used.
April 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
April 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
April 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Our first LOUD in the Library event will feature local jazz trio RLA! Stop by Saturday, April 20th and come celebrate National Jazz Month with this excellent group of musicians. The trio includes Tim Randles on keyboard, Michael LaBolle with his drum kit, and Ken Lawrence on bass. They play original jazz pieces and classic standards. Your choice! You can enjoy the music as an unusual background to your library visit, or find a seat nearby and focus in to the sound, as this popular local group bring their swinging rhythms and sweet-salty melodies to the library.
April 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large meeting room
We teach young children to notice differences among colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. They notice differences among people, too, and differences in the way people treat one another, and wonder what it all means. Parents and caregivers who would like a little help guiding family conversations about race and racism
are invited to attend this workshop with their young children. Shared reading, conversation, and playful activities will support exploration in a welcoming environment. Tonight's discussion is facilitated by Diana Escobedo of First 5 Humboldt, and Wendy Kerr, who is completing her Master of Social Work at HSU while interning at First 5 Humboldt and the 0-8 Mental Health Collaborative.
April 20, 2019, 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.
April 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left at the library entrance)
An ambitious young radio producer finds a charming rogue named Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes in an Arkansas drunk tank and puts him on the air. Soon, Rhodes' local popularity gets him an appearance on television in Memphis, which he parlays into national network stardom. But the new star's ego, arrogance and womanizing threaten his rise to the top. Stars Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau. Directed by Elia Kazan.
April 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna branch library
The new monthly Read It Yourself club meets for fun discussion of any books or audiobooks that people are reading. We have no assignments! Round table discussion if you love it or hate it! Refreshments are provided by Friends of Fortuna Library.
April 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
In honor of National Poetry Month and Earth Day, Ryan will read from his two publications, 'Re-Membering' and 'High-Cooing Through the Seasons', plus new & juicy material from upcoming books. Ryan is this year’s recipient of Toyon Literary Magazine's Jodi Stutz Poetry Award for 'And All the Walls Between Them', his poem about the political /social/ physical /emotional /literary walls that currently haunt our culture.
April 25, 2019, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM @ Ferndale Branch Library
April 25, 2019, 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Ferndale Branch Library
April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
It's the Spring Book Sale! Books you don't have to return, at bargain prices. Go home with a bagful of books, secure in the knowledge that every cent you spend is a donation to the Friends for their projects to help the Humboldt County Library.
April 27, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, 2nd Floor, Periodicals Meeting Space
Want to hang out with other knitters and crocheters? Working on a new cross-stitch or embroidery piece? Bring your latest project and join us!
April 27, 2019, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rio Dell Library is undergoing a remodel! Please be patient as we work on improving this building, which needs some love and care. The library will be closed for most of April and hopes to reopen for regular hours in May. We do expect to open for a few special days during the work, and this is one of them!
April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left at the library entrance)
Cal Trask, the son of a California farmer, feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron. When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favor of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother, now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron's girlfriend, Abra. Starring James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Directed by Elia Kazan.