Library Services

The Library will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, June 1, for city staff training.
The Library will be closed Monday, June 19, for Juneteenth.

Illustrated sea creatures against blue background

Create a Summer Showpiece--Clay Wave Pendant Circular pendant with wave in various shades of blue
Registration Period: June 9-23
Pickup Party: Wednesday, July 5, 6-7 pm
Library Conference Room
Using polymer clay and a special twisting technique, design a beautiful ocean-inspired pendant. Use wire to create a bale and then bake your creation in an oven to harden the clay. Thread your pendant on the leather thong included in your kit and wear it all summer long. This is a perfect class for beginner and intermediate level crafters, requiring manipulation of clay and wire construction to complete. Space is limited. Registration with a Paso Robles Library card is required for each participant. For ages 16+.

Storyteller John WeaverMan in ball cap entertaining children
Wednesday, June 14, 2:30 pm
Library Conference Room
Celebrate literacy with some totally tubular tales from storyteller John Weaver as he lights up the imaginations of adults and children alike with an energetic, interactive, humor-filled performance that will educate, entertain, enrich, and inspire. Join us for an afternoon of energetic telling of legends and laughter for all ages. Space is limited. Free admission ticket available 30 minutes prior to program.

Zoo to YouMan holding alligator in front of children
Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 pm
Library Conference Room
Don't miss out on our first visit of the summer from the amazing animals of Conservation Ambassadors! Educating our community about the importance of conservation while creating special encounters that allow children to get up close and personal with animals they might never see in the wild. It's always a good time when these fin-tastic ambassadors sail in to our Library! Space is limited. Free admission ticket available 30 minutes prior to program.

Join the Discussion: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy MontgomeryIllustration of purple octopus
Wednesday, June 21, 6-7 pm
Library Conference Room
In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two vastly different minds. This title is available in various formats through the catalog. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant. For ages 16+. 

Ocean Tie DyeGirl in tie-dyed tee shirt by ocean
Wednesday, June 28, 2:30 pm
Library Lawn area
Join Miss Melissa on the lawn in front of the Library for a fun Tie Dye extravaganza! You bring the white cotton tee shirt and we’ll provide everything you need to make one groovy nautical top. No need for a ticket, just check in with Miss Melissa to get started. Activity will continue while supplies last! 

Wish You Were Here: Australia, the Island ContinentPhoto of Syndey Opera House
Wednesday, June 28, 6-7 pm
Library Conference Room
Travel through Australia by plane, train, automobile, and boat with avid traveler Carol Singleton! From the outback to the country’s major cities to the Great Barrier Reef – you will see all sides of Australia, experiencing vast landscapes, learning about the indigenous culture, and enjoying the natural beauty of the national parks. If you have ever wanted to visit Australia, Carol’s comprehensive tour will ensure this country will be added to your bucket list. Space is limited. Registration is required for each attendee. For ages 16+.

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