NEWS AND EVENTS
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Library Artist Display
Don't forget to check out the Library's Featured Artist each month!
Shared Histories 3
Portraits from the 1800's of the Central Coast
The Paso Robles City Library invites the public to enjoy the Historical Society's photography collection of R.J. Arnold in February.
Arnold, who had studios in Monterey and San Luis Obispo in the 1800s, primarily took portraits of people from all socio-economic levels and ethnicities in San Luis Obispo County. The historic black and white photos were created from scans of the glass-plate photo negatives.
Paso Robles City Library to Offer Free Tax Assistance
As in prior years, the Library will partner with AARP Tax Aide to provide free basic income tax return preparation assistance on Saturdays, beginning February 3.
According to Adult Services Librarian Karen Christiansen, "In addition, if you are looking for a particular tax form, chances are the Paso Robles City Library can help. The Library is one of the few places you can go for assistance with both federal and state tax forms. We also carry instruction booklets for the most common forms, and Reference Desk staff can assist with accessing and printing forms from websites."
To schedule an appointment for Saturday tax preparation assistance call the Library, 805-237-3870. Available time slots fill fast so call early!
City Library Adult Coloring Club
Who says coloring is just for children?
The Paso Robles City Library invites you to enjoy a relaxing and reenergizing evening of coloring on Thursday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. All materials are provided free of charge; avid colorists are welcome to bring their own projects.
The Library's Adult Coloring Club meets monthly throughout the year. For more information, call Karen Christiansen at 805-237-3870.
Knitting with Meta!
Knitting fun for beginning and intermediate knitters, age 13 and up, continues with master knitter Meta Nesbit on Saturday, February 10, 10:30-Noon in the Library Conference Room.
All the basics will be covered including casting on, knit, purl, and bind off. All supplies will be provided for the beginning knitter. More experienced knitters are welcome to bring their own projects, so get that half-finished scarf or sweater out of the closet and receive expert advice on how to complete it. Our instructor, Meta, is an accomplished knitter, and is the former owner of Metaphor Yarns where she taught knitting classes and provided assistance to knitters of all skill levels. Plus, a follow-up class will be offered on Monday, February 12, beginning at 6:00 pm.
Space is limited so visit the Library Calendar to sign up!
You're Never Too Old to Play with LEGOS
Creative fun for the entire family!
Come to the Library's monthly LEGO Build from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Story Room and see if you've got what it takes to be a Master Builder. Each build will have a different theme and challenge to put your building abilities to the test. Those that complete the challenge will see their creations on display in the Library following the build. Moving to the second Monday of the month, LEGO Build is scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2018.
Valentine's Day Craft at the Library
Special drop-in craft for children
Looking for a last minute gift for your Valentine? Stop by the Children's Desk Tuesday, February 13, between 3:00-5:00 p.m., to create a Valentine paperweight for someone special.
Supplies are limited so come early!
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Library Book Club's Good Read for February
Join the library's Book Club on Thursday, February 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a discussion of the wickedly brilliant first-in-a-series mystery novel by Alan Bradley. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie introduces eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. An enthralling mystery, a piercing depiction of class and society, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a masterfully told tale of deceptions - and a rich literary delight.
The Library's Book Club meets monthly throughout the year, and this month would be a great time to join. For more information, call Karen Christiansen at 805-237-3870.
The Paso Robles City Library invites children ages 7-12 to participate in Maker Mondays! The fourth Monday of every month from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Library Story Room, children experiment and explore the world around them through art, crafts, and experiments. The next Maker Monday is Monday, February 26, 2018.
The program is free but limited to the first 30 participants. Tickets are available at the Children's Desk beginning at 3:30pm. the day of the program. For more information about Maker Mondays, contact Melissa Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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