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December 1, 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.
December 1, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
Peggy Wheeler will tell the story of Humboldt’s only known female lighthouse keeper. Sarah Johnson began tending the Humboldt Harbor Lighthouse in 1857 as a widow with a newborn baby and five other children.
December 1, 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.
December 2, 2018, All Day
December 5, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Children's Room
Children and their families are invited to the children's room to enjoy stories and activities celebrating the frozen reaches of the far North and the far South.
December 7, 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.
December 8, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
The first film in this monthly series is Twister, a disaster adventure film about scientists chasing tornadoes to create a better storm warning system. After the film, stay for a Q&A with local Warning Coordinating Meteorologist, Ryan Alward. Ryan will answer all of your tornado-related questions, tell us more about extreme weather situations, and let us know what the movie got right -- and what it got so, so wrong.
December 8, 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 First Signs", and includes signs for everyday use. 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.
December 8, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
This holiday book sale features books to celebrate the winter holidays, for old and young, offered by the Friends of McKinleyville Library.
December 12, 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.
December 12, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
The popular puppets of Quack and Wabbit perform a holiday version of the classic story, 'Stone Soup' - in which newcomers to a fearful and suspicious town show the townsfolk how to make something out of nothing, soup from a stone!
December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
Make buttons and magnets using dried, pressed natural materials. Use the ones the library has for you or bring your own.
December 13, 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.
December 14, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library
Join us and bring a favorite story, poem, or book of inspiration for the holiday spirit - and a treat to share.
December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fortuna branch library
Enjoy a morning of holiday cheer for all ages with holiday stories, live music by Fortuna High School choir, and a visit by Santa Claus, plus free treats for all.
December 15, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library
December 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ McKinleyville Branch Library
December 19, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Ross Mackinney has been juggling, telling stories, and studying folklore since his youth. He studied Celtic Folklore at UC Berkeley, and in Wales, where he performed at local festivals and for the BBC television and radio. Since 1988, Ross has taught juggling, drama, and speech to students of all ages in addition to his performing career. Come enjoy the fun! Each child in attendance will receive a free book, new or gently used.
December 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
What's more fun than making things with your family? Stop in and get ready for the winter holidays with crafts at the library. There's a special yummy treat coming at 5:00 p.m. from the Friends of the Trinidad Library.
December 21, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
December 22, 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.
December 27, 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!
December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby.)
As season three of this very popular PBS show gets underway, Queen Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child, and has much on her mind. It's 1848, and downtrodden people throughout Europe are agitating for the overthrow of aristocratic rule. Charity Grella will give a brief introduction to this dynamic historical period before the film begins.