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1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
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Monday-Friday
10am to 8pm
Saturday
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday
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Library Services

ADULT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Adult Coloring Club

Why color? According to ABC News, coloring provides quiet and focus, reducing stress by stimulating the part of the brain that causes relaxation. The process of coloring has the same therapeutic qualities as meditation. Coloring in a group allows you to add socializing to the mix while you create.

  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11

6:00 - 8:00PM in the Library Conference Room

During the Library’s Coloring Club, staff provide coloring tips and challenges to add to the fun. Already a part of the coloring phenomenon? Feel free to bring your own materials and join in the fun at the library. No signups are necessary for the coloring club, and all materials are provided.

Book Group Meeting

Download the Bookclub Flyer for future dates and book selections.

No Bookclub meeting in December! We'll see you next year!

Please check back soon for an updated Bookclub Flyer

January's Book Group Title: The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth

The public is invited to join in the discussion of Skip Hollandsworth’s The Midnight Assassin on January 19, 7:00-8:00 pm. in the Library Conference Room.

Beginning in 1884, Austin, Texas was terrorized by someone as vicious and diabolical as Jack the Ripper. For almost one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, striking on moonlit nights, savagely killing women from every race and class. At the time the concept of a serial killer was unthinkable, but the murders continued, the killer became more brazen, and the citizens’ panic reached a fever pitch. Before it was all over, at least a dozen men would be arrested in connection with the murders, and the crimes would expose what one newspaper described as “the most extensive and profound scandal ever known in Austin.”

Search the Library Catalog for this title.

The Library’s Adult Book Group has been meeting for over 19 years and new members are always welcome. For more information, contact Karen Christiansen, 805-237-3870, or kchristiansen@prcity.com.

Book Group Reading Kits

Attention All Book Group Members!

Reading Group Kits include ten copies of a proven title and laminated discussion questions - all in a handy book bag for easy transportation. These kits have been in such demand that this year the Library has more than doubled its collection size! Designed to aid local book groups, Reading Group Kits ensure that each member has a copy of the title to read and that the discussion is thought provoking. Kits check out for six weeks to give groups plenty of time to read and discuss the title before they must be returned.

If you are a member of a book group, visit the Paso Robles City Library soon to choose your groupís next title! For more information about Reading Group Kits, contact Karen Christiansen, Adult Services Librarian, at 237-3870.

Download a list of Book Group Kit titles.

Adult Collection

The Paso Robles City Library offers users a broad range of materials:

Fiction (including special sections for Mysteries, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Westerns, and Young Adult)

Non-fiction (including special California collections and Career and Educational Test books)

Books on Tape (audio cassettes) or CDBooks On Tape

Large Print (including both fiction and non-fiction)

Paperbacks (including both fiction and non-fiction and Young Adult)

Reference (including special sections for encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, maps, auto repair manuals, and government documents)

Video Cassettes (fiction and non-fiction)

Video CollectionLocal History

Microfilm (local newspapers and other special items)

Microfiche (back issues of periodicals and a wide selection of phone books from other areas)

Pamphlets

Newspapers

Investment Aids (including Value Line and the Weiss Ratings)

Periodicals (current year plus two past years)

Braille Institute Library Talking Books

Music Audio Cassettes Music CD Collection

Music CDs

DVDs

New Books

Rental Books are bestsellers that are in high demand, often having a waiting list of 100 or more; if you donít want to wait, pay the $2.00 rental fee for a one-week rental.

Spanish Language (including reference, fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, AV materials, magazines)

See more Activities in our Recreation Services Department!

 


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