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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Craft a Retro Christmas Garland

String of colorful holiday lights

Felt sewing project will make the perfect gift

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 31, 2023 Crafters will enjoy December’s retro Felt Christmas Garland craft with a modern twist. Use it to decorate a mantel or Christmas tree or give a special someone this unique gift. Using simple sewing tec...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

“Alaska Is Calling”

Photo of brown bear, snowy forest

Cheryl Strahl’s November display will amaze

PASO ROBLES, CA  October 30, 2023  A retired software engineer, Strahl is an “in-the-moment” photographer who finds inspiration in nature. “Light is my guide.  Where it leads, I follow—cam...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Library Weather is Coming

Teen screaming for joy in library

Experience the Paso Robles Library Like Never Before

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 25, 2023 – With the official arrival of fall, the Paso Robles Library is excited to announce that it is overflowing with resources and services for the whole community. All it takes is a library card.&nb...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: October 16, 2023

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

Stylized drawing of a Native American with dollar bill headpiece

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a good read at the Library

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 15, 2023 Celebrate Native America Heritage Month with Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah then join the discussion on Wednesday, November 15, 6-7 pm, in the Library Story Hour Room.

Ever Geimausaddle is part Mex...

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Posted on: October 1, 2023

Cross Stitch a Turkey This Fall

turkey cross stitch

"Bird of Courage” next month’s adult craft

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 1, 2023 Crafters will enjoy making November’s Turkey Cross Stitch, designed by DMC, to enhance their fall/Thanksgiving décor. Registration with a Paso Robles library card opens Friday, October 6 and...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Master Magician Shawn McMaster Returns!

Shawn McMaster Magician Photo

Children will love this encore performance

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 13, 2023  Come one, come all for a magic show to beat all magic shows! Back by popular demand, master magician and Summer Reading Program favorite Shawn McMaster returns to the library Friday, October 27, 4:00 ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 1, 2023

The Library Has a New App!

Book, music, film

LiDA replaces old Black Gold app

PASO ROBLES, CA –September 1, 2023 The Library is pleased to introduce Aspen LiDA—short for Library Discovery App—which will replace the old Black Gold app, set to expire September 30.  Aspen LiDA is loaded with grea...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Book Publishing Event Coming to Paso Robles City Library

Woman with short brown hair and brown sweater

Learn the 1-2-3s of getting published

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 20, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to host a special literary event: Book Publishing 1-2-3 with full-time editor and workshop presenter Laurie Gibson on Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-7:00 pm, in the Library Conferen...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 18, 2023

The House of Broken Angels

Stylized birds, flowers, branches

Pulitzer-Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea at his best

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 18, 2023 Join the discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The House of Broken Angels on Wednesday, October 18, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Library Conference Room.  

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarc...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

A Photographic Look into Our Past

Sepia photograph of two posed men

Library displays late 19th century Central Coast portraits this month

PASO ROBLES, CA –?August 30, 2023  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. Arnold...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 23, 2023

The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

Stylized blue house with  people and red tree in front

Public invited to join Library’s monthly book group discussion

PASO ROBLES, CA – August 23, 2023 On Wednesday, September 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m., the public is invited to participate in a discussion of Hala Alyan’s The Arsonists’ City, a rich family story and a personal look at the le...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Cal Poly Arab Music Group Comes to Library

Three musicians playing stringed instruments

Trio to perform free concert in September

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 1, 2023 On Wednesday, September 13, at 6:00 pm in the Library Conference Room, the Library will host a trio from the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble. The group will perform some of the oldest continuously performed art m...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Fall for September’s Embroidery Craft Project

Circle of embroidered fall images

Autumn sampler creates cozy fall feeling. Perfect for advanced beginner or intermediate crafters...

PASO ROBLES, CA – August 1, 2023 Crafters will enjoy this month’s autumn embroidery sampler designed by DMC. Part of a series, but able to stand alone, this sampler will add to any seasonal décor. Perfect for advanced beginner or intermediate crafters, th...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Free Art Display Space Available

Library art display proposals accepted until September 11

PASO ROBLES, CA –July 1, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library seeks to encourage the artistic and cultural interests of the community by providing free space in the Library to display visual and other work. To be considered for display in 2024:

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Check out a Mobile Tidepool at the Library

Children enjoying sea life in aquarium

The public is invited to an evening learning about local tidepools with Central Coast Aquarium...

PASO ROBLES, CA –July 19, 2023  On Wednesday, August 23, 5:30-6:30 pm in the Library Conference Room, the public is invited to an evening learning about local tidepools. Central Coast Aquarium staff will answer questions and introduce attendees t...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Illustration of orange octopus and woman

Charming, witty, and compulsively readable debut novel

PASO ROBLES, CA – July 19, 2023 Round out your Dive into Summer with a group discussion of Shelby Van Pelt’s Remarkably Bright Creatures on Wednesday, August 16, 6-7 pm, in the Library Conference Room.

After Tova Sullivan’s hu...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

There’s Still Time to Dive into Reading

Colorful illustrated underwater sealife

Library’s reading program continues through August 12

PASO ROBLES, CA –July 19, 2023 There is still time to Dive into Reading with the Library's popular reading challenge! Register through Beanstack, then hook a good book and get started. Remember to log your minutes to earn great prizes. ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Mother Goose Is Twice as Loose!

Woman holding book up to class

Library’s popular in-person early literacy program adds second class

PASO ROBLES, CA May 8, 2023  Due to popular demand, Mother Goose on the Loose, better known as Baby Story Time, is now offered twice on Thursday mornings: 9:30 am and again at 10:00 am.

Baby Story Time is an early literacy program for ages 0-18 mo...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Dive into Reading this Summer!

Colorful illustrated underwater sealife

Library’s annual Summer Reading Program offers fun and exciting activities for kids

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 22, 2023 What would Summer in the City be without the Library's popular Summer Reading Program? This year's theme is Dive into Reading and what better way to do that than by joining the reading challenge! S...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: July 1, 2023

Bring the Sea Inside with Colorful Macrame Fish

Macrame in blue and white shaped like a fish

August craft wraps up Dive into Summer

PASO ROBLES, CA –July 1, 2023  Round out the ocean-themed Summer Reading Program—Dive into Summer—by making a fish wall hanging to display. Using the square knot, double half hitch, and lark’s head knots, l...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Dive into Reading this Summer!

Colorful illustrated underwater sealife

Summer in the City fun continues at the Library

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 23, 2023 The Library's popular Summer Reading Program continues this month. Simply register through Beanstack, then hook a good book and get started. Log your minutes to earn great prizes. One lucky reader will win the Grand Prize – ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 30, 2023

David Butz Art on Display in July

Forest scene in orange hues

Pushing the limits of printmaking

PASO ROBLES, CA  June 30, 2023  Capturing the beauty of nature, from its raucous spectacle to its soft quiet moments, David Butz explores the parks and wilderness areas of the western United States, searching for breathtaking subjects to...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Dive into Crafting this Summer

Circular pendant with wave in various shades of blue

Ocean-themed pendant made with polymer clay

June 2, 2023 Continue the ocean-themed celebration of the Library’s Summer Reading Program—Dive into Summer—with a polymer clay craft project.

Using the clay and a special twisting technique, design a beautiful ocean-themed pe...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 20, 2023

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Two Asian women divers

Ocean-themed programs and events continue

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 21, 2023 The Summer Reading Program’s Dive into Summer theme continues this month with a group discussion of Lisa See’s The Island of Sea Women on Wednesday, July 19, 6-7 pm, in the Library Conference Room.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities Return to Library!

Information session planned for parents and teens

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 27, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library invites area teens entering grades 10, 11, 12 to help with Dive into Reading!—the Library’s summer reading incentive program—one day per week during June ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 30, 2023

Bruce Cook Photography on Display in June

Layered photographs combine fantasy and reality

PASO ROBLES, CA  May 10, 2023  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 24, 2023

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Illustration of purple octopus

What the octopus can teach us

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 24, 2023 Join the Summer Reading Program ocean-themed discussion on Wednesday, June 21, 6-7 pm in the Library Conference Room of Sy Montgomery’s Soul of an Octopus.

In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predat...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Papier Mâché and Decoupage Fun

White bowl with flowers, butterflies, dragonflies

Ocean-themed craft kicks off Library’s Dive into Summer program

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 12, 2023 Kick off the Library’s Summer Reading Program—Dive into Summer—with a craft project guaranteed to have you swimming back for more!

June’s adult series craft project is a papier mâché and decoupage bowl similar to the one depi...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 3, 2023

Celebrate Día de los Niños/Day of the Child with Bilingual Lotería!

Illustrated group of smiling children around books, colorful banners

Annual event celebrates children, families, and reading

PASO ROBLES, CA – April 1, 2023  In keeping with its tradition of celebrating the annual Día de los Niños/Day of the Child/Day of the Book event, the City of Paso Robles Community Services Department has partnered ...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Pastels on Display at the Paso Robles City Library

Artist's rendering of three koi fish in pond.

Paso Robles Art Association’s Pastel Guild members to display in May

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 10, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to showcase the Paso Robles Art Association’s Pastel Guild during the month of May. Member Shelly Snow states, “We believe that showing in the Paso Roble...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

3-D Koi Pond Project

Four koi, green leaves in embroidery hoop

Taking embroidery skills to the next level

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 24, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library’s April Adult Craft project is a three-dimensional embroidered koi pond reminiscent of those found in China and Japan. Embroidery will be applied in layers on tulle fabric a...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 19, 2023

Somewhere Sisters by Erika Hayasaki

Photograph of twin sisters

What does it mean to give a child a good life?

PASO ROBLES, CA – April 19, 2023 Join the Paso Robles City Library’s Book Group on Wednesday, May 17, 6-7 pm in the Library Conference Room for a discussion of Erika Hayasaki’s Somewhere Sisters.

Told from their own perspectives, twin sisters Ha and Leon r...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 31, 2023

Linda Trapp to Display in Library in April

Impressionistic watercolor in shades of red and brown

Watercolor and giclee on tap

PASO ROBLES, CA –March 10, 2023  In April, Art in the Library will feature the creative expression of artist Linda Abbott Trapp, who has painted the boundary between art and psychology for the past two decades. “I draw on my e...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 19, 2023

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage title in red and purple

Library Book Group discusses Cuesta Book of the Year

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 19, 2023 Be part of this year's Cuesta Book of the Year celebration by joining the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly book group for a conversation about All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir on Wednesday, April 1...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: March 15, 2023

An Evening with Majida Fazel

Cuesta Book of the Year-themed cultural event

PASO ROBLES, CA –March 15, 2023   Enhance your reading of All My Rage, this year's Cuesta Book of the Year selection, by attending the Paso Robles City Library's immersive evening of belly dance and henna art on&nb...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Create Coasters with Gorgeous Geometric Motifs

Colorful blocks with geometric designs

April craft based on traditional Pakistani tile designs

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 24, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library’s adult craft class’s April project is a set of felt coasters based on traditional Pakistani tile designs. Pakistan is known for its beautiful ceramic tiles wit...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Book Publishing Event Coming to Paso Robles City Library

Woman with short dark hair wearing dark clothing

Learn the 1-2-3s of getting published

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 22, 2023 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to host a special literary event: Book Publishing 1-2-3 with full-time editor and workshop presenter Laurie Gibson. The class will explore ideas to aid in your growth as...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: December 18, 2022

Kick Off the New Year with Rules of Civility

Black and white photo of woman wearing long white dress, lounging

1930’s high-society New York topic of discussion

PASO ROBLES, CA – December 10, 2022  Join the Paso Robles City Library’s Book Group discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles on Wednesday, January 18, 6-7 pm in the Library Conference Room. New participants are encouraged to attend...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 22, 2022

Sylvia Hambly presents Na Mele O Ke Kai at the Library

Three young girls in red dresses wearing traditional green Hawaiian head piece

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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