NEWS AND EVENTS
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Hart Junge to Display in Paso Robles City Library
April will feature the collages of artist Hart Junge. They are two by three feet and made mostly from non-glossy newspaper colors without text. Hart is a retired clergyman who now has time for art. He has lived in Paso Robles with his wife since 2007. Don't forget to check out the Library's Featured Artist each month!
Special STEM Event in Library
Thanks to a generous donation from the Library Foundation, the Paso Robles City Library is now the proud owner of LittleBits circuit kits. On April 3 & 5, from 3:00-4:00 p.m., learn how to build your own gadgets and see if you can meet or beat the Library challenge! Due to the limited number of kits, registration is required for this special STEM event and content will be the same for both sessions.
Please, only one session per child to give more children the chance to attend. For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey, 805-237-3870.
Club Ghibli at the Library
Anime Activities for Teens Continue
Teens, age 13-17, are invited to attend Club Ghibli, on Friday, April 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m. and watch an Anime classic from one of the most beloved Anime studios in the world, create a movie-themed craft, and munch on snacks direct from Japan.
Club Ghibli is limited to the first 30 participants. Movies shown may be rated up to PG-13. No pre-registration required. For more information on Club Ghibli, contact Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey, 805-237-3870..
You're Never Too Old to Play with LEGOS
Creative fun for the entire family!
Come to the Library’s monthly LEGO Build on April 9, 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.
City Library Adult Coloring Club
Who says coloring is just for children?
De-stress and practice mindfulness by participating in the Library’s Adult Coloring Club on Thursday, April 12, 6:00-8:00pm. This month’s theme is “Money Smart,” so the group will be coloring from the Wealth coloring book.
Why would adults want to color? Engaging in activities such as coloring can contribute to your well-being; by providing quiet and focus, coloring reduces stress by stimulating the part of the brain that causes relaxation.
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!
Learn a fun and relaxing fiber art form with master knitter Meta Nisbet on Saturday, April 14, 10:30am-12:00pm.
Beginning and intermediate knitters, age 13 and up are welcome to enroll in the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly knitting classes. All the basics will be covered including casting on, knit, purl, and bind off and 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.
A follow-up class will be offered on Monday, April 16, beginning at 6:00 pm. Space is limited so visit the Library Event Calendar to sign up! Ages 13 and up.
Friend's of the Library Spring Book Sale
Hardcover and paperback books! Fiction, non-fiction, children's, biography, history, collector sets, music CDs, DVDs, books on CD ... ... all at BARGAIN prices - and NO SALES TAX!
*Thursday, April 19: 10 am - 6 pm is Members Only Day
Become a "Friend" (for as little as $10) -- Join at the door!
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Library Book Club's Good Read for April
Join the library’s Book Club on Thursday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a compelling discussion of the book The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.
This month’s Book Club read is a warm, funny, and acutely perceptive debut novel that explores the relationship between four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives. In this tender, entertaining, and deftly written story, Sweeney brings a remarkable cast of characters to life to illuminate what money does to relationships, what happens to our ambitions over the course of time, and the fraught yet unbreakable ties we share with those we love. Registration is not required.
The Library’s Book Club meets monthly throughout the year. For more information, call Karen Christiansen at 805-237-3870.
Be Money Smart!
Tips for Financial Fitness Program
The Paso Robles City Library invites the public to a special presentation by Sherry Herrington, Business Strategist and owner of Sherrington Financial Fitness. on Thursday, April 26, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Learn simple tips that can improve your financial health in this interactive hands on workshop. Using the strategies of Maria Nemeth, Barbara Stanny and Suze Orman, Herrington will demonstrate how you can address money leaks and blocks that can prevent you from realizing your financial dreams.
Herrington has over 30 years’ experience in small business ownership, winery accounting, property and retail management, and real estate, and holds a degree from UC Davis.
Signups for this event are recommended. Register online using our Library Event Calendar. This class is limited to age 16 and older.
Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros
Literacy Initiative Honors Children
Join the fun Sunday, April 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Uptown Family Park for an afternoon celebrating children and books!
Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a literacy initiative honoring children by advocating for children’s literacy and access to books, libraries and reading. Each year at the end of April, libraries across the nation take time to celebrate children and their diverse culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey, 805-237-3870.
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