Cuesta Book of the Year Series

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The Paso Robles City Library and the Friends of the Paso Robles Library invite you to enjoy a month of virtual bee-themed activities and book and film discussions in celebration of Cuesta's Book of the Year, The Honey Bus.

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Join the Children's Library the week of April 5-9 for bee-themed Story Times!
Monday: Preschool Story Time with Miss Melissa, 10:00 am on Facebook
Tuesday: Try It! with Miss Melissa, 4:00 pm on Facebook
Wednesday: Animal Tales & Craft with Miss Frances, 2:30 pm on Facebook
Thursday: Mother Goose on the Loose with Miss Carrie, 9:00 am on Facebook
Friday: Toddler Story Time & Craft with Miss Cappy, 10:00 am on Facebook

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Thursday, April 8, 7:00-8:00 pm
Cookbook Club features The Fresh Honey Cookbook by Laurey Masterton
Indulge your sweet tooth all year long with 84 recipes that highlight honey varietals. Check out a copy in the library or download the book from hoopla for free, make a recipe, then share your success at the Zoom meetup. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant to receive Zoom meetup information. For ages 16+.


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Thursday, April 15: Registration deadline
Beehive Cross Stitch Adult Craft
Zoom meetup: Thursday, April 22, 7:00-8:00 pm

Create a counted beehive cross stitch piece using simple cross stitch on Aida cloth. All supplies and instruction are included. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant to receive craft materials and Zoom meetup information. For ages 16+.

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Thursday, April 15, 7:00-8:00 pm  
Paso Robles Library Book Group Reads: The Honey Bus by Meredith May
May’s memoir is an extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather, and one of nature’s most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Copies of the book are available for checkout and through Overdrive. Enjoy this unforgettable story then join the discussion. The Honey Bus is availalbe in regular, large print, and book on CD in the library. It can also be dk format from hoopl Digital. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant to receive Zoom meetup information. For ages 16+.

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Thursday, April 30, 7:00-8:00 pm
Film Discussion: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Watch the 2008 film, starring Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning, based on the bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd then join the discussion of the themes raised in the film. Film is rated PG-13 and copies are available for checkout. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant to receive Zoom meetup information. For ages 16+.