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March  12, 2016     10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Friends of the Napa Library Book Sale starts March 12th with Members Only Day.  Get a membership for best selection! 
April  23, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Non-violent Communication Specialist Bridgette Payne lead a seminar on how to communicate more effectively using methods on non-violent communication. Learn how to make quality connections that meet everyone's needs through compassionate giving.
April  27, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Bring your songs, music, poems, raps, dances, and other form of expressions to the Napa Library for the Open Mic. In collaboration with the Slack Collective and the Black and White Center, the Library hosts a creative space to be heard and express yourself. Door opens & sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm Open Mic Starts at 7:00 pm Sign-ups close at 7:30 pm  This is a free event. * Viewer discretion is advised.
April  28, 2016     1:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Have you heard of Zentangle and haven't tried it yet? How long has it been since you spent an afternoon coloring? Come in and give it a whirl!  We will provide adult coloring pages, paper, pens, and pencils. What a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and pass the afternoon.    Every Thursday from 1 to 4pm
April  28, 2016     12:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Basic one-on-one instruction.  30 minute appointments every Wednesday through Saturday, English or Spanish.  Bring your questions and your own smartphone, tablet, laptop or we can use one of our computers.  Call 942-4833 today to schedule your 30 minute session. 
April  30, 2016     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
Want to learn or relearn guitar, strengthen your playing skills, and meet other players? Come to our weekly guitar workshops taught by Dan and Fredy! Beginning and intermediate level players are welcome.
May  03, 2016     6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Napa County Library in partnership with Bad Zero Games invites you to join us for our monthly game night.  Discover and play 100 different games or bring your own and share the fun! Every month we will raffle off an awesome FREE mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :)
May  04, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
Practique inglés o español y ayude a los demás que están aprendiendo en un ambiente amable. Los participantes hablan la mitad del tiempo en inglés y la otra en español. Están bienvenidos los principiantes. Practice English or Spanish and help other learners in a friendly atmosphere. Participants speak half the time in English and half in Spanish. Beginners welcome.
May  04, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Join the Library's Teen Advisory Board and earn volunteer hours by helping plan events for teens and providing advice about how the library provides services to teens. Drop in teens are welcome to participate and enjoy free refreshments.
May  05, 2016     5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
The Napa County Library Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 7, at 5:00 p.m., at the Napa County Library, 580 Coombs St. Napa. To place an item on the agenda, please contact the Library Business Office at (707) 253-4242 by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday December 30, 2015. Requests for disability-related modifications, accommodations, aids or services may be made to the Library Business Office no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Agenda packets are available three days before the meeting at the Napa Main Library, the American Canyon Branch, the Calistoga Branch and the Yountville Branch or online at  
May  05, 2016     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
A book club with a twist. Bookworms are invited to discuss the book they are currently reading at the Yountville Library from 10-11 a.m. Info, 944-1888.
May  06, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
Come get your craft on at the Napa County Library. The 1st Friday of each month the library hosts a craft night for adults, a great place to relax, socialize, and get crafty.
May  06, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Do you want to learn to draw and/or meet others with the same interest? Come to our new drawing class, taught by a talented teen volunteer. This class will be held on the first Friday of the month starting in October. Registration in NOT required and all supplies will be provided.  All teen programs are for ages 11-18.  For questions on teen programs, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at or call 259-8394. 
May  07, 2016     2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
All ages are inviting to attending this new monthly program. On the first Saturday of each month from 2-5, join us at the library. We have many games you can play and feel free to bring your own  to share with us. Bring you family and friends, or make new ones at this fun monthly gathering.  For information on this program, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at or 259-8394.    
May  07, 2016     8:00 am  -  8:00 am
Come to any Napa County Library Branch on Saturday, May 7th for Free Comic Book Day (while supplies last).  
May  07, 2016     3:15 pm  -  4:00 pm
Teen Volunteer Orientation First Saturday of each month 3:15-4 p.m.Applications available at the Napa Library or online For more information contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at or (707)259-8394
May  09, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Napa Valley Museum educator and Historian April Farnham will examine the life of Maria Higuera Juarez, California pioneer and wife of rancho landowner Cayetano Juarez.
May  10, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
What is a makey makey? Come found out what you can do with this invention kit for all ages. Space is limited, so making a reservation is highly recommended.  Teen programs are for ages 11-18.   For questions or to register for this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at
May  11, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Anime Club- Napa Library Teen Room 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 4-5 PMAges 11-18 or grades 6-12For more information, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at:
May  11, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Bats- with Corky Quirk, Northern California Bats.
May  12, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Come hang out and watch Anime while we try some Asian candies and treats.  Teen events are for ages 11-18.  For more questions on this activity, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at 
May  12, 2016     8:00 am  -  8:00 am
Napa Library book Club meets every 2nd Thursday of each month from 1pm- 2pm in the library Community Room.  This Month's book: May 12Johnstown Floodby David McCulloughCheck Our Catalog At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst. 
May  12, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Local artist Karen Nagano will share her unique journey of discovery by connecting Lady M* to the beauty of her ancestral Japanese culture & her rich visual art.  *Lady M refers to Lady Murasaki Shikibu an 11th Century Imperial Court attendant and author of the world's first novel, Tale of Genji. She also serves as a symbol of female empowerment for Karen. 
May  13, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
With a background in print and photojournalism, Napa native Betty McCormick Malmgren enjoys travel and documentary photography. Travels to Africa, Egypt, China, Japan, Cuba, Mexico, and Europe only represent the start of a quest to see the world. Malmgren also publishes and does photography for the Easy English Times, a newspaper for adult literacy and English as a second language. She has participated in numerous photography exhibits and won awards for her photography.
May  13, 2016     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
 We meet on the 2nd Friday of each month, 11AM at the Calistoga Library, 1108 Myrtle St., Calistoga Please contact Dan @ 942-4833 for more information. 
May  13, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Do you like being creative? Do you like fashion? Come to this hands on activity where we will make fabulous and sparkling DIY bib necklaces with fashion designer Maria Cristina Skowronski Flynn.  Teen programs are for ages 11-18. If you have questions, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at
May  14, 2016     12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Join us the second Saturday of every month for free, family friendly crafts.  Everyone is invited, supplies provided.
May  14, 2016     10:30 pm  -  12:00 pm
Matthew Mullowney- New Aspect Financial Services, Trevor Rose - Rose Law, Patrick Rinehart- Ganze & Company.Located at the Napa Main Library.
May  17, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
 For literary lovers seeking a different kind of book club and a chance to meet like-minded individuals. Appetizers provided! This month -How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo.Located at Norman Rose Tavern.
May  18, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:00 pm
Learn about how to get the best car deal.
May  19, 2016     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
 The American Canyon Library book club meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, call 707-644-1136 or visit American Canyon Library Book Club
May  21, 2016     11:00 am  -  1:00 pm
Don't let kids have all the fun! Come to the Library and spend a couple of hours reconnecting with your community and your creative spirit. We will supply a variety of materials for you to explore and use in crafting different paper items; every month we will have something new to try. Join the laughter as we help and inspire each other along our creative paths. Meet at the Library the third Saturday of the month from 11 to 1
May  21, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Tweens are invited to make keepsake binders.