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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! 
 
May  25, 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: melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org
 
June  01, 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.
 
June  02, 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
 
June  02, 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.
 
June  03, 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.
 
June  03, 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. 
 
June  04, 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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.    
 
June  04, 2016     10:00 am  -  6:00 pm
Need a place to study or work on projects? The Teen Room is the place for you. The room will be designated for your studying needs all day Saturday, June 4th, Tuesday, June 7th from 1-6 and Wednesday June 8th 1-6. Snacks and coloring sheets with be provided.Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org.
 
June  04, 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.
 
June  04, 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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or (707)259-8394
 
June  06, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
A program discussing the history of Macbeth and the context of the world famous Berkeley Repertory Theater's new presentation of Mabeth led by docent Joan Sullivan.
 
June  07, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Napa County Library in partnership with Bad Zero Games invites you to join us for our monthly game night. Discover and play new games or bring your own and share the fun! Every month we will raffle off a FREE mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :)
 
June  07, 2016     1:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Need a place to study or work on projects? The Teen Room is the place for you. The room will be designated for your studying needs all day Saturday, June 4th, Tuesday, June 7th from 1-6 and Wednesday June 8th 1-6. Snacks and coloring sheets with be provided. Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org.
 
June  08, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Learn about Western Pond Turtles with Matthew  Bettelheim.
 
June  09, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Teens are invited to meet with friends and play board games in the American Canyon library meeting room Thursday, June 9th from  4:00-5:30 pm.  All teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at 259-8394 or melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
June  09, 2016     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Join us for our June 9 meeting to choose new selections for future meetings.
 
June  10, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
SF Bay ARea Artist Deborah Benioff Friedman works with a variety of materials with a special affinity for used tea bags and momigami (kneaded paper). She create pieces that reflect her attachment to objects warmed with the luster of human use.
 
June  10, 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. 
 
June  11, 2016     12:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Join us for a special showing of The Good Dinosaur.  Everyone is invited.
 
June  11, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Are you interested in learning about 3D printing? Attend this introductory class to start your creative journey. Registration is required, as space is limited. Contact Ricah Quinto at (707)299-1764 or ricah.quinto@countyofnapa.org
 
June  11, 2016     8:00 pm  -  10:00 pm
Imagine yourself dancing under black lights and neon colors to an incredible DJ alongside your friends for an unforgettable night. Join us for our premiere, free Youth Dance "Neon Blackout: Youth Dance Extravaganza" brought to you by the Napa County Library and LGBTQ Connection.  Think of the memories you'll share while you snack on delicious hors d'oeuvre and signature glowing drinks. Music from our very own DJ Rotten Robbie (look him up!).This will be THE event you won't want to miss out on.    This event is for ages 11-20.  For more information on this event contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
June  14, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Are you a teen who is interested in learning about our 3D printer? Attend this introductory class to start your creative journey. Registration is required, as space is limited. Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on this workshop or to reserve your spot, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org.
 
June  14, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Learn about the art and process behind Napa's own rogue taxidermist, Amber Keithley. Keithley's provocative work combines aspects of taxidermy, fine art, and folk art to reanimate animals in entirely new contexts.
 
June  15, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
 Since 2010, POV and StoryCorps have brought over 30 animated shorts to PBS and online audiences. Founded by Dave Isay, StoryCorps records and preserves the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time. For more information visit www.storycorps.org. The StoryCorps collection is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 
 
June  15, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Are you interested in Social Media? Curious about starting a blog, but don't know where to start? Join us for this workshop on how to start a blog. All teen programs are for ages 11-18.  For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
June  16, 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
 
June  16, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
What do you geek out about? Come join our new Fandom Club and meet others who share similar interests, whether it be movies, tv shows, or books. Expect fun, crafts, and snacks! This new club will meet on the THIRD Thursday each month from 4-5 in the Teen Room. Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org
 
June  16, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Not many people have heard of Nagaland, but it is making a name for itself as a model for cultural preservation and environmental sustainability. Nagaland native and Berkeley PhD., Vik Nienu explores this fascinating & beautiful land and teaches us about living in harmony with our environment.
 
June  17, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Have you heard? Coloring is not just for kids anymore. Relax and de-stress at the library with some adult conversation, refreshments, and COLORING! We’ll be coloring pages drawn by local artist Dara Weyna. Coloring supplies will be provided, but participants can bring their own if they'd prefer. Space is limited to 100 participants.Reserve your spot by calling Breanna Feliciano at (707) 265-2787 or sending an email to Breanna.Feliciano@countyofnapa.org 
 
June  18, 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
 
June  18, 2016     8:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Learn the basics of financial planning from three local financial professionals Matthew Mullowney-New Aspect Financial Services, Trevor Rose-Rose Law, and Patrick Rinehart-Ganze&Company.
 
June  21, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
The reading pick for this month is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. Books on Tap is for literary lovers seeking a different kind of book club and a chance to mingle with like-minded individuals. Read. Meet. Sip. Savor.
 
June  23, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Meditation expert Bill Fetzer leads a class on the basics of meditating and how its practice can change your life. Attendees will have the option of attending free follow up sessions by phone.
 
June  25, 2016     4:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
 Come bring an acoustic instrument or your voice and play with other musicians of all levels. Come to share, learn, and have fun. Now’s your chance to be loud in the library! Last Saturday of every month from 4:30-5:30pm. 
 
June  28, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
Make your own green slime and enjoy snacks while watching the original Ghostbusters movie in the Teen Room from 3:30-5:30. All teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org 
 
June  29, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Open Mic @ the Library - The Napa County Library in partnership with the Slack Collective and the Black & White Center will present an opportunity to share, listen, and learn. Sing, dance, play an instrument, rap...the possibilities are endless. Doors open & sign-ups begin at 6:30 pmOpen Mic begins at 7 pmSign-ups close at 7:30 pm Viewer discretion is advised.  
 
June  30, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Next Library Commission Meeting, June 30, 2016
 
June  30, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with National Magazine Award winning author Moira Johnston Block and California State Librarian Greg Lucas as they discuss the creative process of writing powerful non-fiction and the process by which libraries support the work of authors. Conversation moderated by Napa County Library Director Danis Kreimeier
 
July  01, 2016     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
 What are you reading for summer? Kids 8 and up, come share your favorite books and comics over snacks the first, third, and fifth Friday of July from 11am-12pm. 
 
July  05, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Napa County Library in partnership with Bad Zero Games invites you to join us for our monthly game night. Discover and play new games or bring your own and share the fun! Every month we will raffle off a FREE mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :)
 
July  06, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
Docu Nights aims to use independent documentary films to inspire, raise public awareness, and initiate conversations around important issues. This month we will be featuring My Way To Olympia. Filmmaker Niko von Glasow hates sports and thinks the games are "a stupid idea." Born with severely shortened arms, he serves as an endearing guide to London's Paralympics competition. As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports get delightfully punctured. Official Selection of the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.
 
July  06, 2016     5:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
Grupo de Apoyo Para Personas Que Han Experimentado La Perdida de un Ser Querido. Collabria Care, formalmente Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services en colaboración con la biblioteca de American Canyon le brinda un ambiente seguro en donde puede compartir sus sentimientos y recibir comprensión a través del grupo de apoyo en español. El grupo se reunirá en la biblioteca de American Canyon las siguientes fechas: 6, 13, 20, 27 de julio y 3, 10, 17 y 24 de agosto. No habrá cuidado de niños, el grupo es gratis y se requiere registración previa. Favor de registrarse con Laura Valencia, 707-258-9080.
 
July  08, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
Kathleen McNutt-Hart is a contemporary artist from Michigan who currently lives and creates in Palo Alto, California. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), and earned her BFA from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. She uses a variety of mediums and techniques including printmaking, encaustic painting, and graphic drawing.
 
July  09, 2016     12:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Join us for a special showing of Zootopia.  Everyone is invited.
 
July  12, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Too much time in sun? Beat the heat with Cafeteria Kids Theater! Led by Cafeteria Kids Theater teaching artists, this one day workshop offers young actors a chance to explore comedy through traditional theater games and improvisation. Open to students of all experience levels, this lab will be fast-paced and give actors a chance to get on their feet! So leave your sunscreen at the door and spend the afternoon with us learning some mad comedic acting skills.  Registration is required for this program!Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information or to register, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
July  13, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Learn about bees with Gordon Frankie.
 
July  14, 2016     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Join the Book Club @ Napa Library every second Thursday of the month.
 
July  14, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
Get Slimed! Make your own green slime and enjoy snacks while watching the original Ghostbusters film at the American Canyon Library.  Teen Programs are for ages 11-18.  For more information about this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org.
 
July  15, 2016     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
 What are you reading for summer? Kids 8 and up, come share your favorite books and comics over snacks the first, third, and fifth Friday of July from 11am-12pm. 
 
July  15, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Forensics Specialist Tara Fahey of the Napa Police Department presents a mock crime scene at the Library. Learn how forensic techniques are applied in the field in this hands-on workshop.
 
July  16, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
New! Come, write, read, and meet other writers! Writers of all genres and formats welcome to participate in an open, supportive, and constructive atmosphere. Teens and adults welcome. Third Saturdays starting in July from 3:30-5:30pm.
 
July  19, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
World famous winemaker and wine industry innovator Richard Peterson visits the Library to read and discuss his new book The Winemaker. Peterson served as winemaster at Beaulieu Vineyards and is currently the winemaker and president of Atlas Peak Vineyards.
 
July  19, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
The reading pick for this month is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. Books on Tap is for literary lovers seeking a different kind of book club and a chance to mingle with like-minded individuals. Read. Meet. Sip. Savor.
 
July  20, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Join the American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation and the Napa Resource Conservation District for "Wild American Canyon", the first in a seasonal lecture series about local plant and wildlife. July's topic will be on Endangered Species of the San Pablo Bay. Our speakers are Melissa Amato and Meg Marriott, biologists from the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Join us in an exploration of two rare species, the Salt Harvest Mouse and Clapper Rail and learn about the restoration work that the Refuge is conducing to create healthy habitat in which they can thrive. Also learn about the many new trails and recreation opportunities available in the refuge. 
 
July  20, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Learn how tree can bring a landscape to life as well as insider tips on tree care in this special lecture and stroll though downtown Napa.
 
July  21, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Photographer Morry Angell guides us through the desert and bazaars of Morocco. The presentation will include a slideshow of Angell's evocative photographs of locales such as the Sahara Desert and the blue city of Chefchaouen.
 
July  23, 2016     1:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
Are your tamales the best in town? Enter our contest to earn your bragging rights. Categories include red, green, other, and people's choice. For more information, please contact breanna.feliciano@countyofnapa. org or call (707)265-2787.
 
July  28, 2016     1:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
A special series for care partners with loved ones who have moderate to advanced Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia presented on by Collabria Care. What is Normal Aging vs. Dementia?Learn the differences and inevitable changes.You may be surprised!Thursday, July 28 To register, contact:Jillian McNab707-258-9087 x 272jmcnab@collabriacare.org
 
July  29, 2016     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
 What are you reading for summer? Kids 8 and up, come share your favorite books and comics over snacks the first, third, and fifth Friday of July from 11am-12pm. 
 
July  29, 2016     2:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Come learn the basics of sewing. This class will be fun for beginners and those who are more advanced. Registration is required, as space is limited.  Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on this program or to register, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org
 
August  02, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Napa County Library in partnership with Bad Zero Games invites you to join us for our monthly game night. Discover and play new games or bring your own and share the fun! Every month we will raffle off a FREE mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :) 
 
August  03, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
Docu Nights aims to use independent documentary films to inspire, raise public awareness, and initiate conversations around important issues. This month we will be featuring Art & Craft. Mark Landis is one of the most prolific art forgers of the modern era—and he isn't in it for the money. In the last 30 years he's copied hundreds of pieces, from 15th-century icons to works by Picasso and even Dr. Seuss, then donated them to museums across the country. When a tenacious registrar discovers the ruse, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of duped professionals intent on stopping him. But Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic, driven since his teens to escape "the life of a mental patient," and ending the con isn't so simple. A cat-and-mouse caper told with humor and compassion, Art and Craft uncovers the universal in one man's search for connection and respect.  Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.
 
August  09, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:00 pm
Bring your own shirt and we will provide everything else for this colorful, fun activity. It may get a little messy, so wear something you don't mind getting dye on!  All Teen Events are for ages 11-18.For more information about this activity, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org  
 
August  10, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Learn about Audubon Canyon Ranch.
 
August  11, 2016     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Join the Book Club @ Napa Library every second Thursday of the month.
 
August  11, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:00 pm
Bring your own shirt and we will provide everything else for this colorful, fun activity. It may get a little messy, so wear something you don't mind getting dye on! All teen activities are for ages 11-18.   For more information on this activity, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org   
 
August  12, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
Daniel Colon has been practicing 3D art and animation professionally since the early 1990s. As far back as he can remember Colon has always loved to build things and create art. Star wars had a huge impact on him and sparked his interest in Visual Effects. With strong technological and artistic skill sets and a lifelong passion for creativity, Daniel is creating new imagery to tell new stories.
 
August  13, 2016     12:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Join us for a special viewing of Norm of the North.  Everyone is invited.
 
August  13, 2016     11:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Come to share your favorite vinyl record on our record player and bring some to trade with other collectors (no buying or selling, just swapping). We’ll be spinning all day Saturday, 8/13 11am-5pm.
 
August  16, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
This months reading selection is The Longest Night by Andria Williams. Books on Tap is for literary lovers seeking a different kind of book club and a chance to mingle with like-minded individuals. Read. Meet. Sip. Savor.
 
August  17, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:00 pm
From developing a spending plan that works, to setting goal and weighing insurance needs, this presentation covers the core concepts necessary to develop and maintain personal financial control. Presented by Travis Credit Union.
 
August  20, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
New! Come, write, read, and meet other writers! Writers of all genres and formats welcome to participate in an open, supportive, and constructive atmosphere. Teens and adults welcome. Third Saturdays starting in July from 3:30-5:30pm.
 
August  20, 2016     10:00 am  -  4:00 pm
One day book sale put on by the Friends of the American Canyon Library
 
August  25, 2016     1:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
A special series for care partners with loved ones who have moderate to advanced Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia presented on by Collabria Care.  Positive Approach to Brain ChangeTeepa Snow’s training on the “Gems Approach.”Thursday, August 25 To register, contact:Jillian McNab707-258-9087 x 272jmcnab@collabriacare.org
 
September  15, 2016     1:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
A special series for care partners with loved ones who have moderate to advanced Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia presented on by Collabria Care.  Learning to Speak Alzheimer’sLearn tools and techniques for successful communication.Thursday, September 15 To register, contact:Jillian McNab707-258-9087 x 272jmcnab@collabriacare.org