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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! 
 
July  07, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
McFarland USA tells the true story of a struggling coach who findspotential in a group of students who become track athletes.Families are welcome.     
 
August  02, 2016     10:30 am  -  12:30 pm
The literacy center at the library provides adult literacy services for adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills. By providing this fun Back to School Kick-Off event, we are hoping to make more people aware of our presence at the library. Share the word. Back to School Kick-Off will be fun, with crafts and entertainment, free books and school supplies.  
 
August  11, 2016     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Race to Nowhere is a documentary that explores the expectations laced on children in the US school system. Families are welcome.
 
September  08, 2016     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
The Napa Library Book Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1 - 2 p.m at the Napa Main Library.  More information.  This month we are readingThe Good Earthby Pearl S. Buck Check Our Catalog  
 
September  21, 2016     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
Practice English or Spanish and help other leaners in a friendly atmosphere. Participants speak half the time in English, and half in Spanish. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday. 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. Todos los miercoles.
 
September  28, 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
 
September  30, 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. 
 
October  01, 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.    
 
October  01, 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.
 
October  04, 2016     7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month for a FREE independent documentary film screening!  This month features:  The Learning  Four Filipino women leave their families and schools to teach in the U.S. The women bring idealistic visions of the teacher's craft and of American life. For more information go to:  http://www.pbs.org/pov/learning/ A FREE joint collaboration with Napa County Library, McCarthy Library, and POV; Docu Nights is a monthly series that aims to use independent documentary films to inspire, raise public awareness and initiate conversations around important issues.
 
October  04, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Join us for our New Teen Book Club held on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5, starting in September.  Registration is recommended, as the first 3 teens to sign up will get a copy of the book to keep! Tuesday, September 6th- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Banned Book week pick)Tuesday, October 4th- Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Teen Read week 2016 Top Teen Pick)Tuesday, November 1st- Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud  For more information on the New Teen Book Club, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
October  05, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
Join us for a viewing of LAYLA's film Behind the Life of a Latina. This documentary shows the struggles of two Latina students at Napa High. Stay after the screening for a Q&A with the filmmakers. For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa or Reference Supervisor Breanna Feliciano at breanna.feliciano@countyofnapa.org. 
 
October  05, 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.
 
October  06, 2016     6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Napa County Library & ASNVC in partnership with Bad Zero Games invites you to join us for our monthly game night. Discover and play over 50 different games or bring your own and share the fun! Snacks will be provided by ASNVC & every month we will raffle off a FREE mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :)*Earn up to 2 extra raffle tickets by being a member of UN/Shevled & Fairfield Tabletop Gamers, must be present to win. 
 
October  08, 2016     3:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
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. Second Saturday of each month. 
 
October  08, 2016     3:15 pm  -  4:15 pm
Teen Volunteer Orientation Second Saturday of each month 3:15-4:15 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
 
October  13, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Dismember old toys and reassemble them into something new! Feel free to bring old toys you're not using, but we'll have a bunch on hand to create monstrous new playthings. Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
October  14, 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. 
 
October  14, 2016     10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Friends of the American Canyon BOOK SALE Friday: 10-5Saturday:10-5Sunday: 10-4
 
October  15, 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
 
October  15, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens build a moving craft out of shoe boxes.
 
October  18, 2016     5:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Napa Valley Adult EducationInterviewing Skills Career Class: Learn how to dress, ask questions, listen and understand the non-verbal signals.  Pre-register at www.adulted.nvusd.k12.ca.us  Part 1: Tuesday, October 18, 5-8pmPart 2: Wednesday, October 19, 5-8pm 
 
October  20, 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
 
October  20, 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
 
October  22, 2016     11:30 am  -  5:00 pm
The How-To Festival is an interactive community educational event with something for everyone and for all ages. Attendees will learn everything from how to bellydance, how to make buttons to how to find college funding. The Schedule will be posted online soon. 
 
October  22, 2016     10:30 am  -  4:30 pm
How-To Festival 2016-10-22 10 30 am-4:30 pm Napa County Library 580 Coombs Street Napa, CA 94559Learn over 20 things. 6 Hours. 1 Day. 100% Free. Join us at the Napa Library on October 22 between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for our second annual How To Festival. It's your opportunity to learn a variety of new skills for free; everything from belly dancing to crafting a great resume.  The event will include more than 20 workshops led by community members, library staff, master gardeners, local youth and county agencies.  All ages are welcome!
 
October  29, 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. 
 
November  01, 2016     7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month for a FREE independent documentary film screening! This month features: Sun Kissed When a Navajo couple uncovers a hidden link between their children's rare genetic disorder and the American government's conquest of their tribe, their lives are changed forever. For more information go to: http://www.pbs.org/pov/sunkissed/ A FREE joint collaboration with Napa County Library, McCarthy Library, and POV; Docu Nights is a monthly series that aims to use independent documentary films to inspire, raise public awareness and initiate conversations around important issues.
 
November  02, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Presented by Carol Poole, Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County (WRCNC).  Birds of prey (aka raptors such as hawks, falcons, and owls) are a key factor to the continued health of our watershed and of our viticulture.  Raptors are a natural deterrent to the over-population of rodents that can cause untold damage to crops, root stock, and vines.  Come learn about these fascinating and predatory birds.  If all goes as planned, WRCNC will bring a live raptor to the presentation!
 
November  03, 2016     5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Library Commission Meeting
 
November  03, 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 :)
 
November  03, 2016     6:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Napa County Library & ASNVC in partnership with Bad Zero Games invites you to join us for our monthly game night. Discover and play over 50 different games or bring your own and share the fun!  Snacks will be provided by ASNVC & every month we will raffle off a FREE mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :) *Earn up to 2 extra raffle tickets by being a member of UN/Shevled & Fairfield Tabletop Gamers, must be present to win. 
 
November  10, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
In celebration of the release of the film "Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them", we will be making our own wands and Harry Potter bookmarks.   Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
November  14, 2016     5:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education Interviewing Skills Career Class: Learn how to dress, ask questions, listen and understand the non-verbal signals.  Pre-register at www.adulted.nvusd.k12.ca.us   Part 1: Monday, November 14, 18, 5-8pmPart 2: Tuesday, November 15, 5-8pm 
 
November  15, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
In celebration of the release of the film "Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them", we will be making our own wands and Harry Potter bookmarks.    Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
November  15, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
In celebration of the release of the film "Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them", we will be making our own wands and Harry Potter bookmarks.    Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
November  16, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
A 30 minute documentary focused on environmental issues around Napa River and current water crisis situations in California. This short documetary film was produced by Suscol Intertribal Council, a local community based organization her in Napa County. 
 
November  17, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
We're celebrating International Game Day -  join us after school until 4:30 to play Bean Boozled, a Jelly Belly jelly bean tasting game.
 
November  19, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens create an apple body scrub.
 
December  06, 2016     7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month for a FREE independent documentary film screening! This month features: Tea Time  A charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped five Chilean women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A co-production of ITVS International. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. For more information go to:  http://www.pbs.org/pov/teatime/ A FREE joint collaboration with Napa County Library, McCarthy Library, and POV; Docu Nights is a monthly series that aims to use independent documentary films to inspire, raise public awareness and initiate conversations around important issues.