Calendar of Upcoming Library Events

September 2014

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20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE!
September 2, 2014 (All day)
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
20/20 Book Challenge at Rincon Valley Library 20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE! at Rincon Valley Library now through December, 2014 Open to all adult readers ages 18 and older Read 20 books in honor of Rincon Valley Library's 20th anniversary! MORE INFO
Rincon Valley Library
 
Babytime (0-24 months)
September 3, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Baby Time lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Baby Time is free and no registration required.   For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 3, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 3, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
Preschool Storytime is free and no registration required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
11:30am
 
Castles & Crowns Chess Club
September 3, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Learn the art of chess from instructor Eric Njenga.  Open to players ages 10-18 years.  

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 3, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
3:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
Cari
September 3, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Stress-Free Reading Practice for Beginning Readers

The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills.  

Every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Sebastopol Regional Library
3:30pm to 4:30pm
 
After-School Book Group (grades 2-5)
September 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

After-School Book Group for grades 2-5.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper's house is becoming over-run with penguins! Something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home!
Join us for this wonderfully absurd tale and find out what the Poppers do about the penguins taking over their house.

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
September 3 - October 8

Free!

Windsor Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Sebastopol Library Advisory Board
September 3, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
The Sebastopol Library Advisory Board meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 4 p.m. Click below for the draft agenda.
Sebastopol Regional Library
4:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Great Books Discussion Group
September 3, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
book coverJoin readers of this month's Great Book selection, Rashomon by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Free and open to all readers of this book. Funding for books is generously provided by the Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries for Central and Northwest Libraries.
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
6:30pm to 7:30pm
 
Books Saved My Life: A Talk by Lilia Valitova
Lilia Valitova
September 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

A Talk by Lilia Valitova, Healdsburg Resident,
on how self help books and determination helped her
and her son through desperate times.

Lilia is a PhD in music theory, a composer,
pianist, writer, storyteller, teacher,
and a mother of an autistic child

Healdsburg Regional Library
7:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
Baby
September 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and sing to your baby with us. Stories, bounces, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for the youngest library goers. Tickles for all! (0 to 17 months with a caregiver) Free!

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:00am
 
Beginning Internet
September 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Beginning Internet instruction the first Thursday of every month for adults and teens. Space is limited to 4 people. Please sign up in advance by asking at the Reference Desk or calling us at 537-0162. Prerequisite: General knowledge of using computers with a mouse.
Rincon Valley Library
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Time (0-3 years)
September 4, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Join us for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and FUN--for children ages 0-3 years, with a caregiver. FREE!
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Fall Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 4, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Storytime for ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and other early literacy activities. This is a drop-in program, no need to pre-register. There is time for socializing after storytime.

Cloverdale Regional Library
10:30am
 
Toddler Wiggletime (18 to 35 month)
Toddler Reading
September 4, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and enjoy songs, stories, music and time to wiggle! 
(18 - 35 months with a caregiver)

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 4, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Join us for Preschool Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays and FUN-for children ages 3-5 years with a caregiver. Free!
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Come read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. 

This program is brought to you each week thanks to our  partnership with 4Paws Learning.

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
PALS Read to a Dog
September 4, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Children of all ages, including preschoolers, are invited to read to a dog or tell a dog a story. In the Children's Room at the Northwest Library. FREE! PALS [Paws as Loving Support] assistance dogs are specially trained dogs who work with children and families within the community in hospitals, care homes, hospice care, schools, libraries, courts, and other approved facilities. See the PALS website for more information!
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
3:30pm
 
Healdsburg Library Advisory Board Meeting
September 4, 2014 - 4:30pm
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

 Agenda  -  Sonoma County Library  -  Healdsburg Library Advisory Board

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 4:30 PM

 

 

1. Call to Order & Introductions

 

2. Approval of Minutes of the Previous Meeting.

 

3. Public Appearances

Healdsburg Regional Library
4:30pm
 
5th Annual Guerneville Library Art Show
September 5, 2014 (All day)
Event Address:
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446

 September 5 – September 20 2014

OPENING DAY:

Friday, September 5 ............. 3 - 8PM

1st Friday Art Walk

RECEPTION ................................ 6 - 8PM

 ART SHOW HOURS:

Guerneville Regional Library
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Babytime (3-17 months)
September 2, 2014 - 10:15am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun-- and practice early literacy skills with your child!  For babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:15am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
Pre School Story Time
September 2, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and movement activities.  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
September 2, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for stories and songs!  For children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver.  Free.  For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 2, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months)
September 2, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 2, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Come read to a friendly dog! For beginning readers. FREE!

Petaluma Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 2, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Come read to one of our reading dog teams. They are here in the library every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and would love to hear some stories read to them by children! Visit 7 times and earn a free book to keep!
Windsor Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Friends of the Healdsburg Library
Friends of the Healdsburg LIbrary
September 2, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Friends of the Healdsburg Library
Agenda
September 2, 2014

Call to Order (Becky)
Announcements
Distribution of Correspondence (Becky)
Approval of Minutes (Joan)
Treasurer’s Report (Michael)
Librarian’s Report (Bo)
Committee Reports
Book Committee (Charlene)
Newsletter (Linda)
Membership (Ginni)
Old Business
Picnic debriefing
New Business
Book Bags
Adjournment

Healdsburg Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 5, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Babytime lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Babytime is free and no registration required.  For children ages 0-17 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
10:00am
 
Forum Room Book Sale
September 5, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Central Library Fall Forum Room Sales 2014

Two-day sales in the Forum Room at the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa.

Sale hours each weekend:
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • September 5 - 6
  • December 5 -6

 

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:00am to 5:00pm
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 5, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Join us for stories and fun at the Northwest Library! For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am
 
Wee Read Bilingüe (0-24 months/meses)
September 5, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Storytime for babies and toddlers in English and Spanish. 
We will explore books, songs, and rhymes in both languages. 
For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.  Free!

Hora de cuentos en inglés y español para bebes.
Vamos a explorar libros, canciones, y rimas en los dos idiomas.
Para los bebes 0 - 24 meses.  ¡Gratis!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5)
September 5, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Stories, songs, and fun! Free!
For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:30am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 5, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple stories for your active toddler! Toddler Time lasts 20-30 minutes followed by playtime. Toddler Time is free and no registration required. For children ages 18-35 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 5, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun!  For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Master Gardeners - Strategies for Drought
Drought Landscaping
September 6, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Susan Foley on landscaping for Drought and beyond.

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:00am to 12:30pm
 
Forum Room Book Sale
September 6, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Central Library Fall Forum Room Sales 2014

Two-day sales in the Forum Room at the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa.

Sale hours each weekend:
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • September 5 - 6
  • December 5 -6

 

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:00am to 4:00pm
 
BookPALS - Read with Izzy!
September 6, 2014 - 10:15am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Hang out and read with Izzy every Saturday at 10:15 in the Children's Room. We are partnering with BookPALS, a nationwide all volunteer program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Performers read with children on a weekly basis to promote literacy and boost self-esteem. Please join us to hear some wonderful stories read by Izzy.
Healdsburg Regional Library
10:15am
 
Master Gardeners Workshop: The Wonderful World of Worms
Sonoma County Master Gardeners Logo
September 6, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Master Gardener Jennifer Roberts will take you inside The Wonderful World of Worms and composting. This program is free and open to everyone. 

Windsor Regional Library
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
Master Gardener Series: Vegetables for Fall
September 6, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Saturday Workshop from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Steve Alpert presents on Vegetable for the Fall.

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:30am
 
Master Gardeners Series
September 6, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

"Honey Bees for All 4 Seasons" presented by Master Gardener Cheryl Veretto.

Rincon Valley Library
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 6, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Come read with our specially trained reading dogs. They are here in the children's area every Saturday from 11AM - 12PM. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. Children earn a new book on their 7th visit and they can keep earning them all year long!!! Sponsored by 4 PAWS.
Healdsburg Regional Library
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 6, 2014 - 12:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Come to Central from 12-1 pm on Saturdays and read aloud to a certified therapy dog from the Sonoma County Humane Society. The dogs are good listeners!

Central Santa Rosa Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 6, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
read to a dogCome read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children.
Rincon Valley Library
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Sing-Along with Tim Cain (all ages)
September 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

In honor of Rincon Valley's 20th Anniversary
Sing and dance with children's musician Tim Cain at a sing-along concert filled with warmth, good humor, and spontaneity. Lots of laughter and a rollicking good time! Free! All ages welcome!

Rincon Valley Library
2:00pm
 
Online Genealogical Research
Family Tree
September 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Learn the latest research tips from a pro.

With the ever-growing amount of information available online, the family records that used to prove so elusive can now be easily located by the hobby genealogist. All you need are the tools and a few tips from the pros.

Anthony Hoskins heads Sonoma County Library’s unique History and Genealogy Library in Santa Rosa.

Join him in a hands-on examination of case studies and methods of using the Internet and online databases for genealogical research.

Cloverdale Regional Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Lego Club (ages 6-12)
September 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Join other Lego fans at the Windsor Library and build your own unique creations. We will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month. Come and build with us the 1st Saturday of each month. Ages 6-12 are welcome to attend the program.
Windsor Regional Library
2:00pm
 
Adult Reader's Theater
September 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
All the world’s a stage, or at least the library is. Plays are meant to be read aloud – join us in hearing and reading great plays – no acting experience needed and no stage fright! Come get your thesp on.
Sebastopol Regional Library
2:00pm to 3:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 6, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
2:00pm
 
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5th Annual Guerneville Library Art Show
September 5, 2014 (All day)
Event Address:
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446

 September 5 – September 20 2014

OPENING DAY:

Friday, September 5 ............. 3 - 8PM

1st Friday Art Walk

RECEPTION ................................ 6 - 8PM

 ART SHOW HOURS:

Guerneville Regional Library
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Library Commission Meeting
September 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event Address:
100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 10
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Library Commission meeting in the Santa Rosa Council Chambers.

Agenda and documents

6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE!
September 9, 2014 (All day)
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
20/20 Book Challenge at Rincon Valley Library 20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE! at Rincon Valley Library now through December, 2014 Open to all adult readers ages 18 and older Read 20 books in honor of Rincon Valley Library's 20th anniversary! MORE INFO
Rincon Valley Library
 
Friends of Sebastopol Library Fall Book Sale
September 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Sebastopol Regional Library
 
Babytime (3-17 months)
September 9, 2014 - 10:15am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun-- and practice early literacy skills with your child!  For babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:15am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 9, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and movement activities.  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
September 9, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 9, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months)
September 9, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Brown Bag Book Disussion
September 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952
book coverThe Orchardist by Amanda Coplin Please join us in the Helen Putnam Community Room for the Brown Bag Book Discussion. September's book selection is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Bring your lunch if you want and join us for a lively discussion. Free & open to the public. Copies of the monthly selection are available at the Reference Desk of the Petaluma Library. Ask at the Reference Desk for more information.
Petaluma Regional Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Mystery Book Club
September 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

book coverGet a clue and join the mystery discussion in the Forum Room of the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa, 3rd and E Streets. This month's title is Münster's Case by Håkan Nesser. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the Sonoma County Library Foundation.

Central Santa Rosa Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Adult Book Discussion: Snow Child
September 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Adult Book Discussion book coverThe Snow Child : a Novel by Eowyn Ivey
Windsor Regional Library
2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Come read to a friendly dog! For beginning readers. FREE!

Petaluma Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Come read to one of our reading dog teams. They are here in the library every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and would love to hear some stories read to them by children! Visit 7 times and earn a free book to keep!
Windsor Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Tweens Create (ages 9-12)
September 9, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Join us with local artist Siobhan Loughney for a special craft program for tweens, ages 9-12. Make and learn something new! You bring the creativity; we provide the materials. Special thanks to the Friends of the Healdsburg Library for their support of this program.

Healdsburg Regional Library
3:30pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun with for babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Petaluma Regional Library
10:00am
 
Babytime (0-24 months)
September 10, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Baby Time lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Baby Time is free and no registration required.   For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Special Birthday Storytime (ages 0-5)
September 10, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Special birthday storytime and cupcake social in honor of Rincon Valley Library's 20th Birthday!

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 10, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
Preschool Storytime is free and no registration required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
11:30am
 
Book Discussion Group
September 10, 2014 - 1:30pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
book coverBeautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.
Rincon Valley Library
1:30pm
 
Castles & Crowns Chess Club
September 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Learn the art of chess from instructor Eric Njenga.  Open to players ages 10-18 years.  

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Stress-Free Reading Practice for Beginning Readers

The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills.  

Every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Sebastopol Regional Library
3:30pm to 4:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 10, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
3:30pm
 
After-School Book Group (grades 2-5)
September 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

After-School Book Group for grades 2-5.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper's house is becoming over-run with penguins! Something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home!
Join us for this wonderfully absurd tale and find out what the Poppers do about the penguins taking over their house.

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
September 3 - October 8

Free!

Windsor Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Book Discussion Group
September 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
book coverBeautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.
Rincon Valley Library
6:30pm
 
Guerneville Library Advisory Board Meeting
September 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Address:
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446
The Guerneville Library Advisory Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7 p.m. at the Guerneville Regional Library: 14107 Armstrong Woods Road Guerneville, CA 95446
Guerneville Regional Library
7:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 11, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and sing to your baby with us. Stories, bounces, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for the youngest library goers. Tickles for all! (0 to 17 months with a caregiver) Free!

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:00am
 
Toddler Time (0-3 years)
September 11, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Join us for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and FUN--for children ages 0-3 years, with a caregiver. FREE!
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Fall Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 11, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Storytime for ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and other early literacy activities. This is a drop-in program, no need to pre-register. There is time for socializing after storytime.

Cloverdale Regional Library
10:30am
 
Toddler Wiggletime (18 to 35 month)
September 11, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and enjoy songs, stories, music and time to wiggle! 
(18 - 35 months with a caregiver)

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 11, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Join us for Preschool Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays and FUN-for children ages 3-5 years with a caregiver. Free!
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Brown Bag Book Discussion Group
September 11, 2014 - 12:30pm
Event Address:
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446
book coverRules of Civility by Amor Towles No sign-ups required and feel free to bring your lunch, if you like.
Guerneville Regional Library
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Great Books
September 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
book coverLooking for a quality read with discussion to follow? Join us the second Thursday every month in the Forum Room at the Central Library in downtown Santa Rosa to explore classics from around the world. This month features East of Eden by John Steinbeck. We thank the Santa Rosa Friends of the Library for the purchase of these items.
Central Santa Rosa Library
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Book Discussion: "God's Hotel," by Victoria Sweet
September 11, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425
coverPlease join us in the Pat Hare Community Room at the Cloverdale Library for an exciting discussion of God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet. Free and open to all. New and drop-in members welcome. Special thanks to the Sonoma County Library Foundation for generously providing funding to purchase most of our book discussion books.
Cloverdale Regional Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Come read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. 

This program is brought to you each week thanks to our  partnership with 4Paws Learning.

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Friends of the Sonoma Valley Library
September 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
PALS Read to a Dog
September 11, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Children of all ages, including preschoolers, are invited to read to a dog or tell a dog a story. In the Children's Room at the Northwest Library. FREE! PALS [Paws as Loving Support] assistance dogs are specially trained dogs who work with children and families within the community in hospitals, care homes, hospice care, schools, libraries, courts, and other approved facilities. See the PALS website for more information!
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
3:30pm
 
Sonoma Library Advisory Board Meeting
September 11, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
The Sonoma Library Advisory Board meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 4 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library in the Forum Room: 755 West Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 12, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Babytime lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Babytime is free and no registration required.  For children ages 0-17 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
10:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 12, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Petaluma Regional Library
10:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 12, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Join us for stories and fun at the Northwest Library! For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5)
September 12, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Stories, songs, and fun! Free!
For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:30am
 
Wee Read Bilingüe (0-24 months/meses)
September 12, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Storytime for babies and toddlers in English and Spanish. 
We will explore books, songs, and rhymes in both languages. 
For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.  Free!

Hora de cuentos en inglés y español para bebes.
Vamos a explorar libros, canciones, y rimas en los dos idiomas.
Para los bebes 0 - 24 meses.  ¡Gratis!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 12, 2014 - 10:45am
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Petaluma Regional Library
10:45am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 12, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple stories for your active toddler! Toddler Time lasts 20-30 minutes followed by playtime. Toddler Time is free and no registration required. For children ages 18-35 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 12, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun!  For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
BookPALS - Read with Izzy!
September 13, 2014 - 10:15am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Hang out and read with Izzy every Saturday at 10:15 in the Children's Room. We are partnering with BookPALS, a nationwide all volunteer program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Performers read with children on a weekly basis to promote literacy and boost self-esteem. Please join us to hear some wonderful stories read by Izzy.
Healdsburg Regional Library
10:15am
 
The Coventry and Kaluza Show (ages 4 & up)
September 13, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Be prepared to laugh and be amazed at this exciting program of circus, music & laughs with Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza.  For ages 4 and up.  

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:30am
 
Master Gardeners
September 13, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

 

Susan Foley presents on:  Landscape Strategies for Drought and Beyond

cactus

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 0-5)
September 13, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Bienvenidos a la hora de cuentos para niños en inglés y español. Vamos a leer juntos unos libros en inglés y unos en español. Para los niños de 0-5 edades. En la sala para niños de la biblioteca Northwest. Los sábados 10:30 - 11:00 de la mañana

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Welcome to Bilingual Storytime in English & Spanish. We will read some stories in English and some in Spanish. For all preschool children 0-5 years old! In the Children's Room of the Northwest Library. Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am to 11:15am
 
LEGO Club (for ages 5 and up)
LEGO bricks
September 13, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Join other Lego fans at the Rincon Valley Library and build your own unique creations. We will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month.  This month's theme is build a LEGO Library!

For more information, please call 537-0162 x6.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Read to a Dog
September 13, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Come read with our specially trained reading dogs. They are here in the children's area every Saturday from 11AM - 12PM. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. Children earn a new book on their 7th visit and they can keep earning them all year long!!! Sponsored by 4 PAWS.
Healdsburg Regional Library
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Stories and Tales of Russia (ages 5 & up)
September 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Join us as musician and storyteller Lilia Valitova shares traditional Russian Folk Tales.

For kids ages 5 & up.  Free!

Windsor Regional Library
11:30am
 
Read to a Dog
September 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Come to Central from 12-1 pm on Saturdays and read aloud to a certified therapy dog from the Sonoma County Humane Society. The dogs are good listeners!

Central Santa Rosa Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Buki the Clown (ages 4-10)
September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for a wonderfully silly slapstick magic comedy show with Buki the Clown!  For children ages 4-10.

Central Santa Rosa Library
1:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
read to a dogCome read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children.
Rincon Valley Library
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Lego Club (ages 6-12)
September 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Join other Lego fans at the Healdsburg Library and build your own unique creations. We will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month. Ages 6-12 are welcome to attend the program. Parents are encouraged to build with their children.

Healdsburg Regional Library
2:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
2:00pm
 
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5th Annual Guerneville Library Art Show
September 5, 2014 (All day)
Event Address:
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446

 September 5 – September 20 2014

OPENING DAY:

Friday, September 5 ............. 3 - 8PM

1st Friday Art Walk

RECEPTION ................................ 6 - 8PM

 ART SHOW HOURS:

Guerneville Regional Library
 
 
 
20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE!
September 16, 2014 (All day)
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
20/20 Book Challenge at Rincon Valley Library 20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE! at Rincon Valley Library now through December, 2014 Open to all adult readers ages 18 and older Read 20 books in honor of Rincon Valley Library's 20th anniversary! MORE INFO
Rincon Valley Library
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 17, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun with for babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Petaluma Regional Library
10:00am
 
Babytime (0-24 months)
September 17, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Baby Time lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Baby Time is free and no registration required.   For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 17, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 17, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
Preschool Storytime is free and no registration required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
11:30am
 
Book Discussion
September 17, 2014 - 2:30pm
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
Castles & Crowns Chess Club
September 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Learn the art of chess from instructor Eric Njenga.  Open to players ages 10-18 years.  

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
3:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Stress-Free Reading Practice for Beginning Readers

The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills.  

Every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Sebastopol Regional Library
3:30pm to 4:30pm
 
Tweens Create (ages 9-12)
September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Tweens Craft!  Tweens ages 9 to 12 can join us in making mosiacs.  Supplies provided.  For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Tween Book Club (grades 4-6)
September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Kids in grades 4-6 -- join us for Tween Book Club, and read the 2014 Newbery Award winner:

Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo

September 17 @ 4:00 pm

Pick up the book from Charity at the library and read it at home. 
Book discussion, activities, and snacks during Book Club.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Healdsburg Library for their support of this program.

Healdsburg Regional Library
4:00pm
 
After-School Book Group (grades 2-5)
September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

After-School Book Group for grades 2-5.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper's house is becoming over-run with penguins! Something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home!
Join us for this wonderfully absurd tale and find out what the Poppers do about the penguins taking over their house.

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
September 3 - October 8

Free!

Windsor Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Santa Rosa Library Advisory Board Meeting
September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
The Santa Rosa Library Advisory Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7 p.m. at either the Rincon Valley Library or the Central Library: Rincon Valley Regional Library 6959 Montecito Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Central Library 211 E Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
7:00pm
 
Santa Rosa Library Advisory Board Meeting
September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
The Santa Rosa Library Advisory Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7 p.m. at either the Rincon Valley Library or the Central Library: Rincon Valley Regional Library 6959 Montecito Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Central Library 211 E Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Central Santa Rosa Library
7:00pm
 
Santa Rosa Library Advisory Board Meeting
September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
The Santa Rosa Library Advisory Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7 p.m. at either the Rincon Valley Library or the Central Santa Rosa Library. September's meeting will be held at the Central Santa Rosa Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Rincon Valley Library
7:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 18, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and sing to your baby with us. Stories, bounces, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for the youngest library goers. Tickles for all! (0 to 17 months with a caregiver) Free!

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:00am
 
Toddler Time Cancelled Today
September 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Toddler time cancelled today, September 18.
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Fall Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Storytime for ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and other early literacy activities. This is a drop-in program, no need to pre-register. There is time for socializing after storytime.

Cloverdale Regional Library
10:30am
 
Toddler Wiggletime (18 to 35 month)
September 18, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and enjoy songs, stories, music and time to wiggle! 
(18 - 35 months with a caregiver)

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime Canceled Today!
September 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Story time cancelled today, September 18.
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Come read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. 

This program is brought to you each week thanks to our  partnership with 4Paws Learning.

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
PALS Read to a Dog
September 18, 2014 - 3:30pm
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Children of all ages, including preschoolers, are invited to read to a dog or tell a dog a story. In the Children's Room at the Northwest Library. FREE! PALS [Paws as Loving Support] assistance dogs are specially trained dogs who work with children and families within the community in hospitals, care homes, hospice care, schools, libraries, courts, and other approved facilities. See the PALS website for more information!
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
3:30pm
 
Knit Wits Club
September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Know how to knit? Wanna learn? Join us for Knit Wits, a teen knitting program at the library, to learn tips & tricks, and to make projects to share with our community. 

Sebastopol Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Babytime lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Babytime is free and no registration required.  For children ages 0-17 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
10:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 19, 2014 - 10:00am
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Petaluma Regional Library
10:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5)
September 19, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Stories, songs and fun! Free!
(Ages 3 - 5 years with caregiver)

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:30am
 
Wee Read Bilingüe (0-24 months/meses)
September 19, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Storytime for babies and toddlers in English and Spanish. 
We will explore books, songs, and rhymes in both languages. 
For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.  Free!

Hora de cuentos en inglés y español para bebes.
Vamos a explorar libros, canciones, y rimas en los dos idiomas.
Para los bebes 0 - 24 meses.  ¡Gratis!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 19, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Join us for stories and fun at the Northwest Library! For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 19, 2014 - 10:45am
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Petaluma Regional Library
10:45am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 19, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun!  For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 19, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple stories for your active toddler! Toddler Time lasts 20-30 minutes followed by playtime. Toddler Time is free and no registration required. For children ages 18-35 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 1-5)
September 19, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for a special Bilingual Storytime for 1-5 year olds. We will explore books, songs, and rhymes in both English and Spanish.

Acompáñenos para una hora de cuentos especial y bilingüe, para familias con niños y niñas entre 1 y 5 años de edad. Exploraremos cuentos, cantos y rimas en inglés y español.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am
 
Annual All-LAB Meeting
September 20, 2014 - 9:30am
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

 

Annual All-LAB Meeting Agenda

Saturday, September 20, 2014 / 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rincon Valley Library / 6959 Montecito Boulevard / Santa Rosa, CA 95409

 

Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to check in and enjoy coffee and pastries.

 

  1. Call to Order

 

  1. Welcome and Announcements

Committee Chair Barbara Mackenzie will begin the meeting.

 

9:30am to 3:00pm
 
BookPALS - Read with Izzy!
September 20, 2014 - 10:15am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Hang out and read with Izzy every Saturday at 10:15 in the Children's Room. We are partnering with BookPALS, a nationwide all volunteer program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Performers read with children on a weekly basis to promote literacy and boost self-esteem. Please join us to hear some wonderful stories read by Izzy.
Healdsburg Regional Library
10:15am
 
Master Gardeners: Best Practices for a Healthy Garden
Gardener
September 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Presented by the Master Gardener Integrated Pest Management Team.

Sebastopol Regional Library
10:30am
 
Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 0-5)
September 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Bienvenidos a la hora de cuentos para niños en inglés y español. Vamos a leer juntos unos libros en inglés y unos en español. Para los niños de 0-5 edades. En la sala para niños de la biblioteca Northwest. Los sábados 10:30 - 11:00 de la mañana

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Welcome to Bilingual Storytime in English & Spanish. We will read some stories in English and some in Spanish. For all preschool children 0-5 years old! In the Children's Room of the Northwest Library. Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am to 11:15am
 
Pam Brown Storytime (Ages 2-6)
September 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Enjoy stories, songs and crafting with storyteller Pam Brown at her monthly Saturday family storytime. 
For ages 2-6. FREE!

Kids listening

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
11:00am
 
Read to a Dog
September 20, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Come read with our specially trained reading dogs. They are here in the children's area every Saturday from 11AM - 12PM. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. Children earn a new book on their 7th visit and they can keep earning them all year long!!! Sponsored by 4 PAWS.
Healdsburg Regional Library
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Come to Central from 12-1 pm on Saturdays and read aloud to a certified therapy dog from the Sonoma County Humane Society. The dogs are good listeners!

Central Santa Rosa Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
read to a dogCome read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children.
Rincon Valley Library
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
2:00pm
 
Americana Music with Michael Castle
Photo of musician, Michael Castle
September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

LOCAL MUSCIAN AND MUSIC HISTORIAN, MICHAEL CASTLE!

MICHAEL WILL ENTERTAIN AND ENLIGHTEN WITH SELECTIONS OF AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC SUCH AS FOLK AND BLUES WITH MORSELS OF AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC HISTORY TOSSED IN!

MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE FRIENDS OF THE SONOMA VALLEY LIBRARY


Michael Castle

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Michelle Wing
Michelle Wing
September 20, 2014 - 2:30pm
Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Please join us at the Cloverdale Library for an afternoon reading by Michelle Wing, author of Body on the Wall.

Cloverdale Regional Library
2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
Babytime (3-17 months)
September 16, 2014 - 10:15am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun-- and practice early literacy skills with your child!  For babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:15am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 16, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and movement activities.  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
September 16, 2014 - 10:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 16, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months)
September 16, 2014 - 11:30am
Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Come read to a friendly dog! For beginning readers. FREE!

Petaluma Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Come read to one of our reading dog teams. They are here in the library every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and would love to hear some stories read to them by children! Visit 7 times and earn a free book to keep!
Windsor Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE!
September 23, 2014 (All day)
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
20/20 Book Challenge at Rincon Valley Library 20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE! at Rincon Valley Library now through December, 2014 Open to all adult readers ages 18 and older Read 20 books in honor of Rincon Valley Library's 20th anniversary! MORE INFO
Rincon Valley Library
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 24, 2014 - 10:00am
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun with for babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Petaluma Regional Library
10:00am
 
Babytime (0-24 months)
September 24, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Baby Time lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Baby Time is free and no registration required.   For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 24, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 24, 2014 - 11:30am
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Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Nurture in your preschooler a love of books, listening skills, and interaction with others!
Preschool Storytime lasts 30 minutes and includes longer stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs followed by playtime.
Preschool Storytime is free and no registration required. For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Windsor Regional Library
11:30am
 
Castles & Crowns Chess Club
September 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Learn the art of chess from instructor Eric Njenga.  Open to players ages 10-18 years.  

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
3:30pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Stress-Free Reading Practice for Beginning Readers

The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills.  

Every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Sebastopol Regional Library
3:30pm to 4:30pm
 
Be the Star of your Own Story! (all ages)
September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Be the Star of your Own Story!

Be the star of an interactive fill-in-the-blanks book written by Catherine Holt, and completed by you!
Color and decorate the book to take home.
Color and decorate your own mask.
Be a Princess!  Be a Knight!
Wear a costume if you wish.

Free. For Kids of All ages. In the Children's Room of the Northwest Library.

Made possible by the Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries.

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
After-School Book Group (grades 2-5)
September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

After-School Book Group for grades 2-5.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper's house is becoming over-run with penguins! Something must be done before they eat the Poppers out of house and home!
Join us for this wonderfully absurd tale and find out what the Poppers do about the penguins taking over their house.

Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
September 3 - October 8

Free!

Windsor Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Foodie Book Club
September 24, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Join us for the Foodie Book Club, where great food and great reads intersect. Ask at the library for the current meeting menu. For adults and mature teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sebastopol Library.
Sebastopol Regional Library
6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
Babbitt Discussion by Joe Mesics' Literary Canon
Babbitt
September 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Gore Vidal writes: "Babbitt was intended to be the account of a single day in the life of the eponymous protagonist, a realtor in the great city of Zenith... The day that Lewis had picked was one in April 1920, and we follow George F. Babbitt from the moment that he awakens with, significantly, a hangover to the end of the day, but by that time Lewis had decided that one day wasn’t going to be enough for him to do his stunts in, so the story continues another year or two, and a Mid-western Bloom was not to be."  

Healdsburg Regional Library
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 25, 2014 - 10:00am
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and sing to your baby with us. Stories, bounces, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for the youngest library goers. Tickles for all! (0 to 17 months with a caregiver) Free!

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:00am
 
Fall Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 25, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Storytime for ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Join us for stories, songs and other early literacy activities. This is a drop-in program, no need to pre-register. There is time for socializing after storytime.

Cloverdale Regional Library
10:30am
 
Toddler Time (0-3 years)
September 25, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Join us for Toddler Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and FUN--for children ages 0-3 years, with a caregiver. FREE!
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Wiggletime (18 to 35 month)
September 25, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come and enjoy songs, stories, music and time to wiggle! 
(18 - 35 months with a caregiver)

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 25, 2014 - 11:30am
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Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Join us for Preschool Storytime! Stories, songs, fingerplays and FUN-for children ages 3-5 years with a caregiver. Free!
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Book Discussion Group: "The Cat's Table"
September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
coverThe Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje "In The Cat’s Table, Ondaatje seems to lead the reader on a journey through three deeply submerged weeks in his own memory — from the year 1954, when, at age 11, he traveled on the ocean liner Oronsay from Colombo, in what was then Ceylon, to England, a passage that would lead him from his past to his future self. As the novel opens, prominent passengers are granted seats at the captain’s table, but young Michael (nicknamed Mynah) and the two boys he befriends, Cassius (a troublemaker) and Ramadhin (a contemplative asthmatic), are relegated to a table of dubious characters: a mute tailor, a retired ship dismantler, a pianist who has 'hit the skids,' a botanist and a lady who hides pigeons in the pockets of her jacket, and reads thrillers in her deck chair, flinging them overboard when they bore her. It’s the pigeon lady who remarks that theirs is 'the cat’'s table' since 'we'’re in the least privileged place.' This turns out to be a matter of perspective...." -- Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Sunday Book Review
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 25, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Come read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. 

This program is brought to you each week thanks to our  partnership with 4Paws Learning.

Rincon Valley Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Lego Club (ages 6-12)
September 25, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952
Join other Lego fans at the Petaluma Library and build your own unique creations. We will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month. Ages 6-12 are welcome to attend the program. FREE!
Petaluma Regional Library
3:30pm
 
Sharpie Tie-Dye T-shirts (ages 12-18)
September 25, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

In celebration of Rincon Valley's 20th Anniversary, join us for a special teen program of Sharpie Tie-Dye T-shirts!  Create a one-of-a-kind fashion statement with a "Sharpie Pen" Tie-Dye tee shirt.  We provide the supplies, you provide your creativity!  Free!  For ages 12-18.

Rincon Valley Library
3:30pm
 
PALS Read to a Dog
September 25, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Children of all ages, including preschoolers, are invited to read to a dog or tell a dog a story. In the Children's Room at the Northwest Library. FREE! PALS [Paws as Loving Support] assistance dogs are specially trained dogs who work with children and families within the community in hospitals, care homes, hospice care, schools, libraries, courts, and other approved facilities. See the PALS website for more information!
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
3:30pm
 
Junk Journals (ages 12-18)
September 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Transform ordinary journals -- with paper, paint, and more -- into personalized keepsakes!  For ages 12-18.

Sebastopol Regional Library
4:00pm
 
Babytime (0-17 months)
September 26, 2014 - 10:00am
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with bouncing rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple books! Babytime lasts 20 minutes followed by playtime. Babytime is free and no registration required.  For children ages 0-17 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
10:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 26, 2014 - 10:00am
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Petaluma Regional Library
10:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 26, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Join us for stories and fun at the Northwest Library! For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5)
September 26, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Stories, songs and fun! Free!
(Ages 3 - 5 years with caregiver)

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:30am
 
Wee Read Bilingüe (0-24 months/meses)
September 26, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Storytime for babies and toddlers in English and Spanish. 
We will explore books, songs, and rhymes in both languages. 
For ages 0-24 months, with a caregiver.  Free!

Hora de cuentos en inglés y español para bebes.
Vamos a explorar libros, canciones, y rimas en los dos idiomas.
Para los bebes 0 - 24 meses.  ¡Gratis!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 26, 2014 - 10:45am
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Petaluma Regional Library
10:45am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 26, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and simple stories for your active toddler! Toddler Time lasts 20-30 minutes followed by playtime. Toddler Time is free and no registration required. For children ages 18-35 months, with a caregiver.

Rincon Valley Library
11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
September 26, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun!  For children ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 1-5)
September 26, 2014 - 11:30am
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for a special Bilingual Storytime for 1-5 year olds. We will explore books, songs, and rhymes in both English and Spanish.

Acompáñenos para una hora de cuentos especial y bilingüe, para familias con niños y niñas entre 1 y 5 años de edad. Exploraremos cuentos, cantos y rimas en inglés y español.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am
 
End-of-the-Month Saturday Storytime (all ages)
September 27, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

End-of-the-Month

Saturday Storytimes

for the whole family! 

Meet for a morning of stories, songs, crafts and conversation with your fellow book lovers, at 10:30 am on the last Saturday of the month.  All ages are invited!

September 27:  School Days
October 25:  Farms
November 29:  Family
December 27:  Winter

Sonoma Valley Regional Library
10:30am
 
Master Gardener Series
September 27, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
14107 Armstrong Woods Rd.
Guerneville, CA 95446

Master Gardener Linda King presents “Planning and Designing a Low Water Use Garden”. This program is free and open to everyone.

Guerneville Regional Library
10:30am
 
Master Gardeners : Conquering Gophers and Moles
September 27, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Presented by Jim Lang.  This program is free and open to everyone.

Petaluma Regional Library
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 0-5)
September 27, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Bienvenidos a la hora de cuentos para niños en inglés y español. Vamos a leer juntos unos libros en inglés y unos en español. Para los niños de 0-5 edades. En la sala para niños de la biblioteca Northwest. Los sábados 10:30 - 11:00 de la mañana

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Welcome to Bilingual Storytime in English & Spanish. We will read some stories in English and some in Spanish. For all preschool children 0-5 years old! In the Children's Room of the Northwest Library. Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am

Northwest Santa Rosa Library
10:30am to 11:15am
 
Read to a Dog
September 27, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Come read with our specially trained reading dogs. They are here in the children's area every Saturday from 11AM - 12PM. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children. Children earn a new book on their 7th visit and they can keep earning them all year long!!! Sponsored by 4 PAWS.
Healdsburg Regional Library
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
The Coventry and Kaluza Show (ages 4 & up)
September 27, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492

Be prepared to laugh and be amazed at this exciting program of circus, music & laughs with Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza.  For ages 4 and up.  

Windsor Regional Library
11:00am
 
Read to a Dog
September 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Come to Central from 12-1 pm on Saturdays and read aloud to a certified therapy dog from the Sonoma County Humane Society. The dogs are good listeners!

Central Santa Rosa Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 27, 2014 - 1:00pm
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
read to a dogCome read to one of our reading team dogs. They are here in the children's area every Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. These special dogs love to hear stories read to them by children.
Rincon Valley Library
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
The Coventry and Kaluza Show (ages 4 & up)
September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Be prepared to laugh and be amazed at this exciting program of circus, music & laughs with Jamie Coventry and Natasha Kaluza.  For ages 4 and up.  

Sebastopol Regional Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Flying Leap Improv Theatre Ensemble
Theatre masks comedy and tragedy
September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Experience the fun and surprises of LIVE THEATRE or "improv without a net" all created on the spot by audience demand.  Guaranteed to tickle your mind and touch your heart.  

Sponsored by Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries.  

Rincon Valley Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Beginning readers can come an read to an appreciative dog--sponsored by 4PAWS.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
2:00pm
 
Denial: A Common Mind-Set of the Golden Years
Wendy Harrison
September 27, 2014 - 2:30pm
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Event Address:
401 N. Cloverdale Blvd
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Before the elderly and their families can deal with the multitude of problems and challenges that come with aging, they must acknowledge that the problems exist.  Unfortunately, in many cases, procrastination and paralysis, fueled by denial, make it more difficult to resolve aging issues, thereby affecting a senior's physical, mental and financial health.  Wendy Harrison explores how seniors and their adult children can overcome fear to make important decisions. (Audience participation will be encouraged.)

Cloverdale Regional Library
2:30pm
 
Babytime (3-17 months)
September 23, 2014 - 10:15am
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Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun-- and practice early literacy skills with your child!  For babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:15am
 
Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
September 23, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 23, 2014 - 10:30am
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Event Address:
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and movement activities.  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 23, 2014 - 11:00am
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Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months)
September 23, 2014 - 11:30am
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Brown Bag Book Discussion
September 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

book coverJoin us for a lively discussion of this month's title, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. In the Forum Room of the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa, corner of 3rd and E. Bring lunch if you wish. Thank you Sonoma County Library Foundation for providing funding for the purchase of our book discussion books.

Central Santa Rosa Library
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Brown Bag Book Discussion
September 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
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Event Address:
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
book coverJoin us for a lively discussion of this month's title, Wild : From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed . In the Forum Room of the Central Library, downtown Santa Rosa, corner of 3rd and E. Bring lunch if you wish. Thank you Sonoma County Library Foundation for providing funding for the purchase of our book discussion books.
Central Santa Rosa Library
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Event Address:
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Come read to one of our reading dog teams. They are here in the library every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and would love to hear some stories read to them by children! Visit 7 times and earn a free book to keep!
Windsor Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Come read to a friendly dog! For beginning readers. FREE!

Petaluma Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE!
September 30, 2014 (All day)
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Event Address:
6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
20/20 Book Challenge at Rincon Valley Library 20/20 BOOK CHALLENGE! at Rincon Valley Library now through December, 2014 Open to all adult readers ages 18 and older Read 20 books in honor of Rincon Valley Library's 20th anniversary! MORE INFO
Rincon Valley Library
 
 
 
 
 
Drop in Fall Craft (All Day)
kids playing in leaves
September 30, 2014 - 10:00am
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Come in and visit our all day drop in fall craft tables in the Children's Room. We will provide all of the supplies to make your fall creation. (ages 3 and up)

craft table

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:00am
 
Learn the Library Catalog and Databases
September 30, 2014 - 10:00am
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Event Address:
6250 Lynne Condé Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Learn the Library catalog and databases. Last Tuesday of each month. Limit: 4 people. Sign up in person at the reference desk or call 584-9121, ext. 3.
Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Babytime (3-17 months)
September 30, 2014 - 10:15am
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211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for songs, rhymes, books, and fun-- and practice early literacy skills with your child!  For babies 0-17 months with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
10:15am
 
Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5)
September 30, 2014 - 10:30am
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139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Listen and learn with stories, songs, and movement activities.  For ages 2-5, with a caregiver.  Free!

Healdsburg Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5)
September 30, 2014 - 10:30am
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7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more! For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
10:30am to 11:00am
 
Toddler Time (18-35 months)
September 30, 2014 - 11:00am
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211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun with children ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver. Free!

Central Santa Rosa Library
11:00am
 
Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months)
September 30, 2014 - 11:30am
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7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join us for storytime! Stories, songs, fun and more!  For ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver. For more information please call 823-7691.

Sebastopol Regional Library
11:30am to 12:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Event Address:
100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Come read to a friendly dog! For beginning readers. FREE!

Petaluma Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Read to a Dog
September 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
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9291 Old Redwood Highway
Building 100
Windsor, CA 95492
Come read to one of our reading dog teams. They are here in the library every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and would love to hear some stories read to them by children! Visit 7 times and earn a free book to keep!
Windsor Regional Library
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Lego Club (ages 6-12)
September 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Event Address:
7140 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Join other Lego fans at the Sebastopol Library and build your own unique creations. We will provide the Lego bricks, along with a different theme each month. Ages 6-12 are welcome to attend the program. For more information please contact 823-7691

Sebastopol Regional Library
4:00pm to 5:00pm