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October 1, 2017, All Day
October 3, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Arcata Library
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
October 3, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (opens off the front porch after library hours)
Based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Hosted by Charity Grella, this is the immortal family classic in which Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends (and a very wicked witch) in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, who everyone says can help her return home...and possibly grant her new friends their deepest wishes. Stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Margaret Hamilton. Directed by Victor Fleming.
October 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
It's Family Fort Night! After sharing some stories and songs, families will build forts with tables, chairs, sheets, and clips provided by the library. Participants are encouraged to bring battery-powered lights for reading, writing, and art activities inside the forts. Create your own special place and then hang out in it together!
October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fortuna Library
The October book for discussion is "Lady Cop Makes Trouble" by Amy Stewart. All adults welcome.
October 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 6, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Garberville Branch Library
The Garberville Library will be CLOSED effective October 4th through October 6, 2017 for pest inspection. The library is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Saturday, October 7. Questions? Please call Humboldt County Library’s Administrative line at 707-269-1918. Thank you – and sorry for the inconvenience.
October 6, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Old time, new toys! Baby Read and Grow is returning to the previously popular 11:00 a.m. start time. Babies and their families are invited to share songs, rhymes, bouncing games, finger plays, and short stories at this early literacy event. Following the program, there's time for play with developmentally appropriate toys and socializing for both parents and children. The program is designed for children aged 3-24 months. Join us on the first and third Friday of each month.
October 7, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Angelo Figone of the Northwest Pacific Railroad Historical Society talks about his new book, 'The Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Lifeline of the Redwood Empire, Boom and Bust 1951-2001.' The NWPRR has been an integral part of Humboldt County history since 1907, and remnants of the once mighty railroad remain as reminders of the system that once connected Humboldt to the world. From the beginning boom years of Northern California’s lumber traffic in the 1950s to the demise of the Redwood Empire’s lifeline, Angelo Figone’s new book tells the story of the last fifty years of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, from boom to bust.
October 8, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library
The library's programs and services are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Please call if you have questions about access, and please let us know if you require assistance in the library. Call the reference desk at 707-269-1905.
October 8, 2017, All Day
October 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (opens off the front porch after library hours)
Based on the play by John Van Druten. Hosted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill. When Greenwich Village's most seductive sorceress discovers her handsome new neighbor is the fiance of an old college nemesis, she promptly puts him under her spell. But while her hex may have heated up her new neighbor's heart, it has also unthawed her own, leading to a romantic complication that not even Pyewacket, her mind-reading cat, could have foreseen. Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon. Directed by Richard Quine.
October 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Meet Eele, a licensed therapy dog, and her human, Joan. Read to Eele, tell her a story, or just give her belly a rub. Reading to a dog is a low-pressure way for children to practice their reading skills, and fun besides! A parent or legal guardian must sign a permission form before children read with Eele. Stop by the desk in the children's room to complete the form and sign up for a turn with Eele.
October 12, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ferndale Branch Library (Please enter at the side door for this program.)
Visit the Ferndale Library for a fun toddler story time. Story time is a great activity for young children. It helps them learn words and pronounce them, learn how to listen, absorb new facts and ideas, and develop imagination and creativity. Kids who listen to stories are better prepared for life and school. Story time at the library engages a child's fascination with stories and makes a connection to reading that can be a lifelong advantage. Most of all, it's fun!
October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
Need some recommendations for new books to read? Want to share a great new read with someone? This casual community gathering discusses books, shares recent reads, and offers new suggestions of titles to read. No mandatory reading is required, just a love of reading.
October 13, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
(to your left as you enter the lobby)
The group is discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Have you read this book? Drop in!
October 14, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
Families and young children are invited to attend the Baby Sign Workshop together to learn and play. This month the theme is 'Playtime Signs', and includes signs to share with friends and family while playing together. Sign language is a fine way to start communicating with your baby even before baby can talk. The workshop includes time for individual and small group practice on signs, based on participants' needs.
October 15, 2017, All Day
The Library's programs and services are free, and are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Please let us know if you need assistance in using the library or attending library events by calling the library reference desk at 707-269-1905 during Eureka Main Library's open hours. You may also call that number if you have questions about library access.
October 17, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (opens off the front porch after library hours)
Based on the novel The Passionate Witch by Thorne Smith. Hosted by Bob Doran.
Just as she is about to be burned at the stake for witchcraft, 17th century witch Jennifer casts a curse on the family of her accuser, dooming all the men of future generations to marry the wrong women. Freed from her ethereal prison some 250 years later, Jennifer takes aim at the most recent descendant of her accuser, with unexpected results. Stars Veronica Lake, Fredric March and Cecil Kellaway. Directed by Rene Clair.
October 20, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Eureka Main Library, Story Room
October 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room & First Floor Central Aisle
The Humboldt County Children's Author Festival brings well-known, published authors to Humboldt County, where they visit schools to talk with students about books and the business and craft of writing, and promote the exciting idea that people create books and that children can write, as well as read. This year, 25 authors and illustrators will come from throughout California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and even more states. They will travel to nearly 60 Humboldt County schools, talk about themselves and their work to thousands of school children. Today, meet all the authors and see their books at a public autographing session and book sale here in the Eureka Main Library.
October 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (opens off the front porch after library hours)
Based on the play by Alberto Casella. Hosted by Michael Cooley. After years of questioning why people fear him, Death takes on human form for three days so that he can mingle among mortals and find an answer. When he unexpectedly falls in love with the beautiful young Grazia, Death must decide whether to seek his own happiness and keep her with him, or sacrifice it so that Grazia may live. Starring Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, and Guy Standing. Directed by Mitchell Leisen.
October 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Ali Freedlund tells stories in celebration of the North Coast. She has lived on the North Coast for over 30 years, and many of her stories are a celebration of this beautiful area and the many creatures that live here. Through her stories, she hopes to empower people of all ages to love and appreciate this place and each other. Families with children in attendance can receive a brand-new book, free, as part of the fun.
October 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Musician Les Glen performs a family concert of children's songs and stories at Fortuna's monthly Family Literacy Night, co-hosted by the Humboldt Literacy Project. Free books to all kids in attendance.
October 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Rio Dell Branch Library
Drop in any time today to make a mask for Halloween, or just for fun! Or enjoy making other seasonal decorations with Rio Dell Library's craft supplies.
October 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Ferndale Branch Library (Please enter at the side door for this program.)
October 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
All new readers welcome! Katie the dog is a totally uncritical, happy listener. Join owner Claudia and trained therapy dog Katie for a chance to read to Katie, boost reading confidence, and have fun.
October 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Trinidad Branch Library
An evening family story time. We'll include a couple of friendly Halloween stories this month, and children are welcome to wear pajamas or a Halloween costume. As always, feel free to bring a favorite blanket, pillow, or teddy bear, then get comfortable, relax and listen.
October 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Blue Lake Branch Library (in the City Hall building)
Join us for a Halloween story time and craft party where you can make your own Halloween cats, ghosts, and monsters! Come dressed up in your Halloween costume. We will have treats!
October 28, 2017, All Day @ Eureka Main Library, Circulation Desk
Now you can check out a fun family experience, along with your books! Check out a free Sequoia Park Zoo Family Pass at the Library. Thanks to a partnership between the Sequoia Park Zoo and the Humboldt County Library, you and your family can visit the zoo at no cost. Each month starting on the first day of the month, four Family Passes will be available and four lucky families will be able to check them out. Just come to the circulation desk at the Eureka Main Library with your library card. Then visit the Zoo within 28 days. Where's the zoo? You'll find it at 3414 W St, Eureka, CA 95503.
October 28, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Fortuna Branch Library
Todas las familias son invitaron a Cuentos en Español en la Biblioteca de Fortuna. Libros gratis para cada niño. (Stories in Spanish for all families. Free books for all kids).
October 31, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Rio Dell Branch Library
Drop in any time today to make a mask for Halloween, or just for fun! Or enjoy making other seasonal crafts with Rio Dell Library's craft supplies.