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April  30, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Are you interested in digital music creation? Come drop in the Beat Space located in the Teen Volunteer office right next to the teen room. Check out the fun equipment we have and make your own beats!Contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or (707)259-8394 with questions.   Ages for teen events are 11-18 or grades 6-12.
 
May  21, 2015     4:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Make a booking for free one-on-one technology help.
 
May  21, 2015     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
 The American Canyon Library book club meets the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. This month we are discussing: The AlchemistByCoelho, PauloAuthor Jurskis, Amy2014-04 - HarperOne9780062315007Check Our CatalogPaulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an …More      For more information, call 707-644-1136 or visit American Canyon Library Book Club
 
May  21, 2015     1:30 pm  -  3:30 pm
Resume Assistance  Thursdays  1:30 - 3:30 pm   ​Need help with your resume and cover letter?  Create your profile and presence on social media.  Use the computer as a tool for your job search.  FREE
 
May  22, 2015     11:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Children will enjoy quality time with parents and friends learning motor skills and creativity while playing, exploring, and sharing experiences.  Taught by Angelica Verdejo, American Canyon Family Resource Center Parent Educator. To register, call 707-980-7024 Tuesdays and Fridays 5/5-5/29
 
May  22, 2015     3:30 pm  -  5:00 pm
This workshop provides peer support and guided help in finding a job or career.
 
May  22, 2015     12:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
 Basic one-on-one instruction. 30 minute appointments every Friday. 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.
 
May  23, 2015     3:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Table Top gaming for all ages!Saturday May 23rd from 3-5Bring your favorite board game or use ours!For more information please contact Teen Librarian Mindy Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 707-259-8394.  
 
May  27, 2015     2:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Get help with your technology questions in a free one-on-one session.
 
May  27, 2015     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
Have a question about technology? Bring your device or use ours. From tablets and phones to email and ebooks...we can help! All sessions are offered in English and Spanish every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm.
 
May  30, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:30 pm
We will be providing you with snacks and a quiet place to study. No video games or socializing during this time. 10 AM-5:30 PM  This is for teens, ages 11-18.
 
May  30, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:30 pm
I will study and I will win! Study with us in the American Canyon Community Meeting Room, supplies, snacks, and silence provided.
 
May  30, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
The Friends of the Napa Library Book sale begins Saturday May 30 with Members Only Day.  Get the best selection and become a member today.  Apply here:  http://www.countyofnapa.org/library/nfol/.  The sale is open to everyone beginning Sunday May 31 and continues through Sunday June 7. 
 
May  30, 2015     6:30 pm  -  8:00 pm
Take a stroll to learn about some of Napa's historic trees.
 
June  01, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa offer a free four day program for those looking to develop employability skills.
 
June  01, 2015     10:00 am  -  2:00 pm
New Tech High students offer technology workshops at the Napa Library.
 
June  02, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa offer a free four day program for those looking to develop employability skills.
 
June  02, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:30 pm
I will study and I will win! Study with us in the American Canyon Community Meeting Room, supplies, snacks, and silence provided.
 
June  02, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:30 pm
We will be providing you with snacks and a quiet place to study. No video games or socializing during this time. 10 AM-5:30 PM  This is for teens, ages 11-18.
 
June  03, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa present a series of workshops focusing on Employability Skills.
 
June  03, 2015     1:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
I will study and I will win! Study with us in the American Canyon Community Meeting Room, supplies, snacks, and silence provided.
 
June  03, 2015     1:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
The Napa Library will provide a quiet place for you to prepare for your finals! Snacks provided as well. Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.  
 
June  03, 2015     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
Elementary school-aged readers are invited to drop in and read to Molly, a certified listening dog.
 
June  03, 2015     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  04, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa present a series of workshops focusing on Employability Skills.
 
June  04, 2015     1:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Everyone is invited to visit with friends and play various video games in the American Canyon Library Meeting Room, snacks provided.
 
June  06, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:30 pm
Everyone is invited to visit with friends and play various video games in the American Canyon Library Meeting Room, snacks provided.
 
June  06, 2015     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
Table Top gaming for all ages!Bring your favorite board game or use ours!
 
June  06, 2015     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  08, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa present Career Academy workshops.
 
June  09, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa present the Career Academy workshop series.
 
June  09, 2015     2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
Learn the basics of estate planning.
 
June  10, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa present the Career Academy workshop series.
 
June  10, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Teens, bring your friends and your dance moves!    Teen programs are for ages 11-18, grades 6-12.  for more information contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
June  10, 2015     3:30 pm  -  5:00 pm
Elementary school-age readers are invited to drop in and read to a certified reading dog
 
June  10, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Are you interesting in learning an instrument? The Napa Library Teen Department is now offering Ukulele workshops taught by very talented teen volunteers. These classes will be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday through the summer. We have purchased 10 ukuleles for you to use. Registration is required, as our supplies are limited.  Teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12.  For more information or to register, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
June  11, 2015     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Napa Library book Club meets every 2nd Thursday of each month from 1pm- 2pm in the library Community Room.  This Month's book: The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in AfghanistanByNordberg, Jenny2014-09 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)9780307952493Check Our CatalogAn investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is cause for celebration and the arrival of a daughter is often mourned as misfortune. A 'bacha posh '(literally translated from Dari as 'dressed up like a boy') is a third kind of child - …More                                      
 
June  11, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa present the Career Academy workshop series.
 
June  11, 2015     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Learn about the rich tapestry of Turkish and Arabic music.
 
June  12, 2015     6:00 pm  -  7:00 pm
Art in the Library for June 2015 features the oil paintings of Regina Moraida.
 
June  12, 2015     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
 We meet on the second Friday of each month at 11:00. This month we are reading  Half Broke Horses: A True-Life NovelByWalls, Jeannette2009-10 - Scribner Book Company9781416586289Check Our CatalogWalls's 'The Glass Castle' was nothing short of spectacular ('Entertainment Weekly'). Now Walls presents this magnificent, true-life novel based on her no-nonsense, resourceful, hardworking, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. …More     
 
June  13, 2015     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
Join us for this family friendly Juneteenth Crafternoon!
 
June  13, 2015     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
Join us for this adorable, free, family friendly crafting event!  Supplies provided.
 
June  13, 2015     2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
Learn how to use less water in your gardening.
 
June  13, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Using a guitar pick punch, we will be making our own guitar picks. Don't play an instrument? Thats ok, we can make it into a necklace, keychain, or other jewelry. All supplies provided.  All teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12.  For questions about this program or any other, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
June  15, 2015     8:00 am  -  11:30 am
Career Academy: Interviewing SkillsThis workshop is for individuals who want to learn interviewing skills. We will cover topics such as appropriate dress, asking effective questions, listening skills, and non-verbal cues in the interview process.  By the end of this workshop participants will be able to demonstrate at least five important interviewing skills.
 
June  16, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Anime Club- Napa Library Teen Room 4-5 PMAges 11-18 or grades 6-12For more information, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at: melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org
 
June  16, 2015     8:30 pm  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa offer a free four day program for those looking to develop employability skills.
 
June  16, 2015     7:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Follow one boy's 1908 journey from San Francisco to Napa and learn about the Napa Valley's history along the way.
 
June  17, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 am
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa offer a free four day program for those looking to develop employability skills.
 
June  17, 2015     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
The Napa Library and the Slack Collective present an opportunity to share, listen and learn.
 
June  18, 2015     8:30 am  -  12:30 pm
Napa Valley Adult Education and Workforce Napa offer a free two week program for those who want to build Career Skills.
 
June  18, 2015     7:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Zoe Anderson presents Kakapo, Kauri, Kumara and Kakadu: Exploring New Zealand and Australia as part of the Library's Remarkable Journeys travel series.
 
June  19, 2015     3:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
This musical movie follows Beca, a freshman at Barden University. She is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.Come join us for the sing-along version and snacks!All teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
June  20, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Trade your succulent cuttings and learn more about these drought tolerant plants.
 
June  24, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Are you interesting in learning an instrument? The Napa Library Teen Department is now offering Ukulele workshops taught by very talented teen volunteers. These classes will be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday through the summer. We have purchased 10 ukuleles for you to use. Registration is required, as our supplies are limited. Teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12. For more information or to register, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
June  26, 2015     4:00 pm  -  7:00 pm
Do you love the Doctor? Come hang out with like minded folks and celebrate all things Doctor Who!There will be games, crafts, food and a costume contest.This event is for all ages!!For more information, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
June  27, 2015     2:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Are you interested in Science and Technology? Do you want to be creative and have fun? Come to our technology workshops and see what you can do with a Makey Makey: an invention kit for everyone!Registration is required, as space is limited!Teen Programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12. For more information or registration, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
July  02, 2015     4:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
The Napa County Library Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m., at the American Canyon Library, 300 Crawford Way, American Canyon.   For more information, please contact the library business office at (707) 253-4242.
 
July  08, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Using a guitar pick punch, we will be making our own guitar picks. Don't play an instrument? Thats ok, we can make it into a necklace, keychain, or other jewelry. All supplies provided. All Teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12. For more information, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
July  11, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Come learn the different techniques of paper folding to recycle a book into art! All teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12.   For more information, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
July  11, 2015     3:15 pm  -  4:00 pm
Teen Volunteer Orientation will be on the 11th this month due to the 4th of July closure of the Library. Registration not required, but appreciated.  Teen are eligible for the volunteer program if they are between the ages of 11 and 17 or grades 6-12. For more information, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
July  17, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Learn the basics of songwriting, including song structure and tips to make your song stand out among the crowd. All Teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12. For more information on this program, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
July  24, 2015     3:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Teens, bring your friends and your dance moves! Teen programs are for ages 11-18, grades 6-12. for more information contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.
 
July  25, 2015     2:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Are you interested in Science and Technology? Do you want to be creative and have fun? Come to our technology workshops and see what you can do with a Makey Makey: an invention kit for everyone!Registration is required, as space is limited!Teen Programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12. For more information or registration, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394.