Programs/Events

Upcoming Programs at the Library

How to Bullet Journal

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How to Bullet Journal


Can't find a yearly planner that is right for you? Our “How to Bullet Journal” program will give you the tools to create your own unique planner. You will be able to keep track of all your events, new goals, habits and foster your productivity. Dotted journals, pens and snacks will be provided at the sessions to help you start organizing and creating. 

Wednesday, January 25th 
3pm a the Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, February 1st
3pm at the Freedom Branch 

This program is for teens and adults.

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Family Science Nights


Create, experiment, and engineer! Join us for Science Night each week starting on Thursday, February 2 through Thursday, March 9 for interactive science activities.

Thursdays February 2nd - March 9th
6:30pm at the Main Library Children's Room

This program is intended for families.

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Creative Cafe: Valentine Shaker Cards


Bring along a loved one and create a Valentine's Day card from the heart ~ using paper, washi tape and sparkles! 

Tuesday, February 7th
6:00pm at the Freedom Branch Library

This program is for Teens & Adults


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Art Academy: Haring


Explore modern art during our Art Academy program. Our featured artist for the month will be: Keith Haring. Participants are encouraged to recreate a specific work of the featured artist or create an original work in the style of that artist. Supplies will be provided. There are 24 seats available per program and will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Wednesday, February 8th
5:30 - 6:30pm at the Main Library

The audience for this program is teens and adults. 


Music Appreciation Club

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Music Appreciation Club


Do you love music and want to connect with other music aficionados? The theme for this meeting will be “Concerts”. 

Monday, March 13th
11am-12pm at the Main Library

The intended audience for this program is teens and adults

3D Printing Workshop

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3D Printing Workshop

Design. Create. 3D Print. 

Have you ever been interested in using a 3D printer? Join us for our monthly 3D printing workshops which will feature projects for beginners. Printed projects will be available for pick-up at the following session. 

Main Library Children's Area 4-5pm
Second Tuesday of the Month

Beginners of all ages are welcome to attend.

Beanstack & Other Reading Challenges


With Beanstack you can develop a reading habit, track your reading, and participate in various themed reading challenges. You can participate online through the Beanstack website, or with the Beanstack mobile app

For a group reading challenge, participate in the Big Library Read, the first global ebook club. 

This Month's Reading Challenge

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This Year's Challenge

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1000 Before K

1000 Books Before Kindergarten A Newbeanstack challenge with images from space

Big Library Read

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Ongoing and Other Recurring Programs

Library Lego® Club

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Library Lego®  Club

We are back in action ~ Be a Master Builder at our Library Lego® Club! Join us and get creative with a provided theme or build whatever you want with the library’s collection of bricks. Bring the whole family along to join in on the fun.

This program takes place at the Main Library, Children’s Area, 
First Tuesday of the Month, from 4-5pm

Mothersong

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Mothersong with Joya Winwood

The wait is over… Mothersong is back in-person! 

Sing and dance with us!

Main Library Meeting Room, 10:30am
First Friday of the Month

The audience for this program is families.

Pajama Storytime

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Pajama Storytime

Grab your favorite stuffed animals and slippers! Come to our Pajama Storytime  in your favorite pajamas and have fun with stories and songs.

Main Library starting at 7pm 
Third Tuesday of the Month

The intended audience for this program is children and their families.

Poets' Circle

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Poets' Circle

Learn more about our next Poets' Circle meeting here

The intended audience for this program is older teens and adults.

Weekly Storytimes

Bilingual Baby Laptime

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Bilingual Baby Laptime

Bienvenidos/Welcome ~  Help your child (newborn - 2yrs) build early literacy skills as we have fun with songs and stories. 

Wednesdays, 10:30am at the Freedom Branch
Fridays, 10:30am at the Main Library
 

Toddler Storytime

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Toddler Storytime

Our Bilingual Toddler Storytime features fun songs, rhymes and books that foster early literacy.

Wednesdays, 11:30am at the Freedom Branch
Thursdays, 10:30am at the Main Library
 

Events & Programs celebrating Art & Expression in our Community

Community Art & Expression

Community Art & Expression Programs

Annual Poetry Contest

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Graphic Novel Contest

comic book style "POW" with text graphic novel contest may 1st - june 5th

Photography Contest

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Photographs and videos may be taken at these events and may be used in marketing materials for library activities.

Virtual Programs & Resources

Baby Laptime Songs & Rhymes

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Mothersong - Virtual Editions

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Financial Literacy Tutorials

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Discover Your Roots

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Partnerships with Other Organizations to Explore Our World

California Parks Pass

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Shelf to Shore

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