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Posted on: June 14, 2022

The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler

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An earnest exploration of the best and worst of male behavior

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 15, 2022   On Wednesday, July 13, 6-7 pm, the public is invited to meet in the Library Conference Room to discuss of The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler. 

Across three generations and as many wars, this novel explor...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Applique a Felt Mountain Scene

Circle of felt scene of snow capped mountains, evergreens, road

Craft ties into 2022 Summer Reading Program theme

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 10, 2022  Learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s online craft series! Register by Friday, July 8 to participate in this Zoom felt applique class on Wedne...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Cuentos y Crafts with Cristal this Summer!

Colorful array of craft supplies

Library to offer special bilingual story time and craft experience for children

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 8, 2022  The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to offer Cuentos and Crafts with Cristal, a special 6-week bilingual Story Time and Craft program on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm at the Library Study Center, located on th...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Pyjama Drama Presents The Real Adventures of Gingerbread Man

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Just where was he running? And why?

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 29, 2020 On Wednesday, July 20, at 10 am in the Library Conference Room, set off on an action-packed adventure with Pyjama Drama to rescue the delicious Gingerbread Man from Fox and Little Old Lady. Can he be delivered safe...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Traveling Lantern Presents Camp Ocean

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All (small) hands on deck!

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 15, 2020 Ahoy mateys! On Wednesday, July 13, at 10 am in the Library Conference Room, adventurous children are invited to participate in Traveling Lantern’s Camp Ocean.

Mr. Sharky, the snaggle-toothed camp counselo...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Bruce Cook Returns to Display in June

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Layered photographs combine fantasy and reality

PASO ROBLES, CA  May 12, 2022  Photographer, digital artist, retired structural engineer, retired international search-and-rescue specialist, private pilot, scuba diver, passionate animal lover, wine devotee, and Oreo cookie enthusiast B...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 22, 2022

Sylvia Hambly presents Na Mele O Ke Kai at the Library

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Experience storytelling through dance, music, and song

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 22, 2020 On Wednesday, June 22, 10 am in the Library Conference Room, join Sylvia Hambly and the dancers of Halau Hula Na Mele o ke Kai and explore the art of hula!

Hula dancing is a complex art form and there are ma...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 15, 2022

In-Person Story Time Returns to Library

Popular children’s program sure to bring smiles this summer

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 15, 2020  In-person Story Time is back at the Paso Robles City Library two days a week this summer!

Beginning in June, the weekly lineup will be: 

    Mondays: Miss Frances returns with Anim...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Library’s Summer Reading Program Starts Soon!

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Join the celebration of reading, programs and the Great Outdoors

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 4, 2020 The Paso Robles City Library invites all ages to participate in Read Beyond the Beaten Path during June 1-July 31 and read to win great prizes! Simply register and log your minutes. Complete 10 hours of reading and w...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities Return to Library!

Teens invited to help with Summer Reading Program 2022

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 2, 2020 The Paso Robles City Library invites area teens entering grades 9-12 to help with the summer reading incentive program one day per week during June 13-July 31. 

The Library Summer Teen Volunteer Program is an...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Things are Getting Wild at the Library

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Zoo to You returns to the Library for more fun

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 16, 2022  Back for more wildlife excitement is Zoo to You on Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 am in the Library Conference Room. This time, learn about the rainforest canopy and the animals that live and play in that colorful ec...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Zoo to You to Visit the Library in June

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Native Wildlife event kicks off Summer Reading Program 2022

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 18, 2022  Kicking off this year’s Summer Reading Program—Read Beyond the Beaten Path—is a visit from Zoo to You on Wednesday, June 15, at 10:00 am in the Library Conference Room.&nb...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Macramé a Basket

Blue square macrame basket

3D project takes knotting skills to new level

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 15, 2022 Register by Wednesday, June 8 to participate in this Zoom macrame class on Wednesday, June 22, 6-7pm.

Intermediate crafters will enjoy the challenge of creating this month’s macramé basket based...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Temporary Library Closure April 22-24

All library services will be inaccessible

PASO ROBLES, CA  April 13, 2022  The Paso Robles City Library will be closed Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24 to transition to a new catalog operating system. During this transition to the new catalog:

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Spring into a New Book!

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Library challenges students to read during Spring Break

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 11, 2022 Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Children ages 5-12 are invited to participate in the Library’s Spring into a New Book reading challenge during April 15-22!

Simply sign up with Beanstack, ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

CubeSat Now on Display in Library through May

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Small spacecraft big in space research

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 8, 2022  The Paso Robles City Library invites the public to learn about the CubeSats—a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites—invented at Cal Poly in the late 1990s that have become...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Library Partners with State Parks!

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Free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 8, 2022 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to partner with the California State Library in offering library patrons free vehicle day-use passes to over 200 participating state park units operated by the California Sta...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Temporary Library Closure April 22-23

All library services will be inaccessible

PASO ROBLES, CA  April 4, 2022 The Paso Robles City Library will be closed on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 for computer system upgrades. During that time, there will be no access to library services, including the catalog.

As a reminder...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Celebrate Día de los Niños/Day of the Child!

Annual Library event celebrates children, families, and reading

PASO ROBLES, CA – April 1, 2022  In keeping with its tradition of celebrating the annual Día de los Niños/Day of the Child/Day of the Book event, the Paso Robles City Library invites families to stop by the Uptown ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

The Art of Linda Trapp on Display in May

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Abstract watercolor expresses joy in nature

PASO ROBLES, CA  April 15, 2022  In May, Art in the Library will feature the creative expression of artist Linda Abbott Trapp, who finds her inspiration in nature, faith, love, and culture. “My abstract watercolor works express my joy in...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Paso Robles Community Services Department Reaching Out to Children in Need

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Kits provide comfort, distraction, and enrichment

PASO ROBLES, CA March 25, 2022 The Paso Robles City Library and Recreation Services divisions are pleased to partner with local agencies in providing Comfort Kits to children and families struggling with such situations as homelessness, trauma, or crisis....

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Create a Beautiful Sunflower Embroidery Piece

Tapestry of yellow sunflowers, white daisies, green leaves

Traditional craft celebrates Ukrainian culture

https://www.prcity.com/246/classes-eventsPASO ROBLES, CA – April 15, 2022 The country of Ukraine is known for its beautiful traditional embroidery as well as its national flower, the sunflower. Gain a new appreciation of Ukrainian culture by cre...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

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Generations become united across time in this fanciful tale

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 15, 2022   On Thursday, May 19, 6-7 pm, the public is invited to enhance its reading experience by participating in a Zoom discussion of Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.

With only a yellowing phot...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

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Native American coming-of-age story is authentically voiced

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 23, 2022   As part of the Paso Robles City Library's Cuesta Book of the Year celebration, join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson on Wednes...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Paso Robles City Library Celebrates Cuesta Book of the Year

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Special Zoom discussion features guest host Kathy Myers

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 10, 2022  The Paso Robles City Library will celebrate Cuesta Book of the Year, There There by Tommy Orange, with a special book discussion on Thursday, April 7, 6:00-7:00 pm, featuring guest host Kathy Myers from...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Discover Native American Beading

Woman's hand demonstrating Native American beading

Cuesta Book of the Year-themed craft for adults

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 11, 2022  As part of the Cuesta Book of the Year celebration honoring Native American culture, the Paso Robles City Library’s adult craft class will focus on Native American beading techniques. Designed...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Art Quilts on Display

Quilted fabric of blues, reds, dots, swirls

Artist Jeanne Aird employs traditional and new techniques

PASO ROBLES, CA March 15, 2022  The art quilts of local resident Jeanne Aird will be on display in the Paso Robles City Library the month of April. Using such techniques as block printing, Japanese shibori, painting, bleaching, dyeing, hand-stitc...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

The New Black Gold Cooperative Library System

Changes in services coming

PASO ROBLES, CA   February 28, 2022 The Black Gold Cooperative Library System, of which Paso Robles City Library is a member, is currently undergoing a realignment that will ultimately allow Central Coast libraries to provide a more community-foc...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Ken Johnson Photography on Display

Dark rocky hill against spectacular sunset of purple, blue, red, orange, yellow

Mother Nature’s grandeur through local lens in March

PASO ROBLES, CA February 15, 2022 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to display the photographic collection of local resident Ken Johnson. Interested in photography since the 1980s, Johnson was unable to pursue his passion until his recent retirement...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Story Time in a Box!

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Recreate Library’s popular program at home with Storytime Boxes

PASO ROBLES, CA February 9, 2022   The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new collection in the Children’s Library—Storytime Boxes!

Carefully curated by Youth Services Librarian Melissa Bailey and Story Time supersta...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 9, 2022

A Photographic Look into Our Past

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Library displays late 19th century Central Coast portraits this month

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 8, 2022   The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to have on display a curated sampling of the Paso Robles Historical Society’s large collection of the late 19th century photographer, Richard J. Arno...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Library Now Offers More Internet Hot Spots

Mobile units available for off-site access

The Paso Robles City Library has acquired 22 additional Hot Spots for public check-out. This brings the library’s fleet of Hot Spots for check out to 42.

Hot Spots are mobile units that can provide off-site Internet access for up to ten devices. They can b...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Paint a Mandala!

Circular design of blue, purple, pink, magenta, green, yellow dots

Explore an artistic representation of higher thought and deeper meaning

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 15, 2022 This month, the Paso Robles City Library’s adult craft class will focus on the mandala artform—an intricate geometrical pattern in a square or circular shape, symbolic of the cosmos. Designed for beginning painters, par...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

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Enter a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 24, 2022   Join the Library Book Group Zoom discussion of The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi on Thursday, March 17 6:00-7:00 pm. 

Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Personalized Line Art Embroidery Class

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Personal photo used in this month’s adult craft class

PASO ROBLES, CA – January 15, 2022 Crafters will enjoy the challenge of creating this month’s line embroidery project from their own photo. Using simple supplies and one single stitch technique, participants will create a beautiful pie...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

The Paper Palace by Miranda Heller

Landscape of muted greens, pinks, and browns

Library Book Group’s title explores February’s theme of Desire

PASO ROBLES, CA – January 15, 2022  Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at “The Paper Palace”—the family summer place that she has visited every summer of her life having done so...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

New Employment Resources at the Paso Robles Library

Four new online workforce development resources now available

PASO ROBLES, CA – December 7, 2021 With funding from the California State Library, the Paso Robles City Library is pleased to make available several new tools from some of the top online learning companies to help library users with job training...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

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Library Book Group kicks off New Year with vividly imagined tale

PASO ROBLES, CA –December 20, 2021 Join the Library Book Group Zoom discussion of Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden on Thursday, January 20, 6:00-7:00 pm.  

When their beloved father falls ill, two estranged sisters find themselves together by his de...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Welcome the New Year with a Cross-Stitched Robin

Cross stitch robin perched non branch with green leaves and red berries

Use of various shades creates more life-like winter scene

PASO ROBLES, CA – December 20, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! Create January’s cross stitch robin in a winter garden using simple supplies, one single stitch technique, and a ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Craft a Holiday Gnome to Enhance Décor

Red knitted ball with round nose, two white knitted braids, tall knitted stocking cap

Scandinavian decoration sure to bring a smile

PASO ROBLES, CA – November 1, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! In keeping with the December theme of  “Hygge,” crafters at all s...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

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Library Book Group’s good read for December surprises

PASO ROBLES, CA – November 1, 2021 Once you let a book into your life the most unexpected things can happen. Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara. She traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy, but...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Library Invites Public to Participate in Developing Its Future

Virtual public meeting next step in strategic planning process

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 8, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library, together with the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, invites the public to participate in the Library’s next phase of the strategic planning process—a virt...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Library Invites Public to Participate in Developing Its Future

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Community-wide survey first step in strategic planning process

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 17, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library, together with the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, invites the public to participate in the Library’s strategic planning process to identify and address the com...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Library Book Group Reads Autumn

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An unforgettable story about aging and time and love

PASO ROBLES, CA –October 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Autumn by Ali Smith on Thursday, November 18, 6:00-7:00 pm.

This Man-Booker Prize Finalist and first in the Seasonal Quartet Series is an unforg...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Create an Adorable Harvest Pumpkin this Fall

Stuffed orange fabric pumpkin with whites Xs

Hand-sewing craft makes a perfect fall hostess gift

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 1, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! In keeping with the November theme of  “Harvest,” create an e...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Call for Art Display Proposals at the Paso Robles City Library

Proposals for 2022 now being accepted

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 13, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library encourages the artistic and cultural interests of the community by providing space in the Library to display visual art and other exhibits of interest to the pub...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

The Spooky Halloween Music and Comedy Concert for Kids

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Live virtual program back by popular demand

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 29, 2021 Turtle Dance Music is back with The Spooky Halloween Music and Comedy Concert for Kids on Friday, October 29, at 10 am. Jokes, music, and movement will leave children of all ages giggling. Designed with child...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Library Adds Chromebooks to Its Collection

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Laptops to help bridge the digital divide

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 3, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to announce the addition of ten Google Chromebooks to its collections.

Chromebooks are simple laptops that run on Google’s Chrome operating system. Patrons with a Google a...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Library Book Group Reads Mexican Gothic

Photo of dark-haired woman in red dress holding yellow flowers

Title reflects October’s theme “A Good Scare”

PASO ROBLES, CA –September 3, 2021 Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm.

After receiving a frantic letter from her cousin begging for someone...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Día de los Muertos Felt Calacas Craft Event

Photo of felt male and female Dia de los Muertos dolls.

Popular seasonal skeletons are sure to delight

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 3, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! In keeping with the October theme of “A Good Scare,” using simple su...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Keep Children Engaged with Story Times and Crafts

City Library offers weekly programs for every age

PASO ROBLES, CA –August 13, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library continues to offer its popular Story Times and craft activities for children of all ages in both virtual and in-person formats.

Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, every Monday at 10:00...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 1, 2021

REVISED: September Book Group Discussion

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Learning to Speak Southern to be September’s title

UPDATE: This Book Group Meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. Due to increasing rates of local COVID cases, the library wants to prevent program attendees from possible exposure. You will receive a link to our Zoom meeting shortly before we meet at ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 1, 2021

REVISED: Popular Adult Crafting Class

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Crafting instructions to be face-to-face beginning September

UPDATE: This Craft Meetup will take place virtually via Zoom. Due to increasing rates of local COVID cases, the library wants to prevent program attendees from possible exposure. You will receive an email link with information about picking up your kit an...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

New Tools Added to Paso Robles Library’s Employment Resources Toolchest

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Four new online workforce development resources now available

PASO ROBLES, CA – December 7, 2021 With funding from the California State Library, the Paso Robles City Library is pleased to make available several new tools from some of the top online learning companies to help library users with job training...

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