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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.
 
June  07, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
The sale now open to everyone  through Sunday June 7. 
 
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  29, 2015     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
Get your technology questions answered at the library.
 
August  12, 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.
 
September  02, 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.
 
September  03, 2015     5:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
The Napa County Library Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, September 3, at 5:00 p.m., at the Yountville Library, 6516 Washington St. Yountville. To place an item on the agenda, please contact the Library Business Office at (707) 253-4242 by 5:00 p.m., Friday August 28, 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.
 
September  04, 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.
 
September  05, 2015     2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Gaming for ALL ages! Bring your favorite game to share or play one ours. We have lots of board and card games to choose from.  For questions about this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
September  05, 2015     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
Snow in September? Yes! Join us for this awesome craft making snowglobes
 
September  05, 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
 
September  07, 2015     10:30 am  -  11:30 am
The ABC's of Financial Well-Being.
 
September  08, 2015     11:30 am  -  1:00 pm
 Children (ages 2-4) 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.
 
September  09, 2015     5:30 pm  -  7:00 pm
Grupo de Apoyo Para Personas Que Han Experimentado La Perdida de un Ser Querido. 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: 26 de agosto, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 de septiembre y 7 de octubre. No habrá cuidado de niños, el grupo es gratis y se requiere registración previa. Favor de registrarse con Laura Valencia, 707-258-9080.
 
September  09, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Come compete against your friends and have a fun! Please do not bring your own controllers. Reservations are not required, please arrive at 4 pm to sign up for competition.  Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For questions about this program, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
September  10, 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: Life in Motion: An Unlikely BallerinaByCopeland, MistyWith Jones, Charisse2014-03 - Touchstone Books9781476737980Check Our CatalogAwards:Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (2015)A celebrated African-American ballet dancer's account of her unlikely rise to stardom. …More                                    
 
September  11, 2015     11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
 We meet on the second Friday of each month at 11:00.  Our Calistoga Branch can be reached at 707-942-4833  
 
September  12, 2015     12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Join us at this all ages, family craft as we paint at the library
 
September  12, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Learn to make a few different origami designs and then light them up! This will be a fun project that you can take home!All supplies provided.   Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. Contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394 with questions. 
 
September  15, 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
 
September  15, 2015     6:00 pm  -  8:00 am
"Hecho Aqui" is a photography exhibition about the lives, dreams, businesses and products "made here" in the Napa Valley by immigrants and their descendants. The reception will be accompanied by refreshments the opportunity to meet some of the featured business owners. Located at the Napa Main Library
 
September  16, 2015     6:30 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.  
 
September  17, 2015     10:15 am  -  11:30 am
Attention young parents! Now you can spend time with your baby and exercise outdoors all while conversing with other adults. Load up the stroller and join us as we discuss books, current events, and all things parenthood.
 
September  17, 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.  For more information, call 707-644-1136 or visit American Canyon Library Book Club
 
September  17, 2015     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Napa photographer Vi Bottaro will be talking about her journey back to Vietnam after 40 years of being away.
 
September  19, 2015     2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
Jeffrey McFarland- Johnson will be demonstrating a visual approach to learning to play scales and chords on the guitar.
 
September  19, 2015     12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a presentation by Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli and create beautiful Mexican hojalata mirrors.
 
September  19, 2015     5:30 pm  -  7:00 pm
Join us for the screening of the first episode of the PBS documentary LATINO AMERICANS, "Foreigners in Their Own Land (1565-1880)." Afterward, cultural geographer Sandra Nichols, Ph.D. will lead a discussion. Located at the Saint Helena Public Library.
 
September  19, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens are invited to create friendship bracelets.
 
September  23, 2015     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. join us for a free screening of Spare Parts, a film about four Hispanic high school students who form a robotics club with no experience, $800, used car parts, and a dream. This rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning champion, MIT. Rated PG-13 Located at the Napa Main Library.
 
September  25, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:15 pm
Come learn to make buttons! All supplies are provided, but if you have a specific picture or fandom you want to make, bring images with you! Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For questions about this program, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@Countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
September  26, 2015     10:00 am  -  6:00 pm
Come to any Napa County Library Branch and celebrate Batman Day. Fun giveaways will be available while supplies last.  
 
September  26, 2015     2:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Come to our Teen Technology Workshop and find out what you can do with Makey Makey, an invention kit for anyone!Space is limited and Registration is required.  Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information about this program, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
September  26, 2015     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
Hosted by Alejandro Carrasco from the International Institute of the Bay Area, this information session explains the benefits and requirements of becoming a U.S. citizen. Bilingual Program. "Esta sesión informativa, organizada por Alejandro Carrasco del Instituto Internacional del Area de la Bahía (IIBA), explicará las ventajas y los requisitos para convertirse en un(a) ciudadan(o/a) de los Estados Unidos."
 
September  26, 2015     12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month at the American Canyon Library.  Learn how to make tamales from scratch with this hands-on workshop.  All supplies provided.  Spaces are limited, please email renee.lacy@countyofnapa.org to reserve your spot
 
September  29, 2015     8:00 am  -  8:00 am
Celebrate Latino Heritage Mont by decorating crepe paper flags at the library's craft station open all week
 
September  29, 2015     6:00 pm  -  7:00 pm
Vegetables that can control keyboards? Using Play Doh to play videos games? Come check out the library's in this free lab.  Tryout easy projects and learn about this fantastic tool.
 
October  01, 2015     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
The book club with a twist, no assigned reading!  Join us as we discuss any and all books you are currently reading.  Our Yountville Branch can be reached at 707-944-1888
 
October  02, 2015     4:00 pm  -  5:30 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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or call 259-8394. 
 
October  02, 2015     12:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Friends of the American Canyon Library BOOK SALE
 
October  03, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Friends of the American Canyon Library BOOK SALE
 
October  03, 2015     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Celebrate the Day of the Dead at our Yountville Branch as we decorate sugar skulls
 
October  04, 2015     10:00 am  -  5:00 pm
Friends of the American Canyon Library BOOK SALE
 
October  06, 2015     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 new games or bring your own and share the fun! Every month we will raffle off an awesome mystery game so stick around and you could be the lucky winner :)
 
October  10, 2015     12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with our ongoing Crafternoons, we will be decorating sugar skulls
 
October  10, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Rescued toys are dismembered and put back together again. Wacky, fun, and creative! Teen Programs are for ages 11-18.  For more information about this program, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
October  14, 2015     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
In celebration of Filipino American History Month students and community members will share their unique talents, perspectives, and stories honoring both the past and present.
 
October  14, 2015     6:00 pm  -  8:00 pm
Larry Guillot of QuakePrepare serves as a guide to help you get ready for the next temblor with tips on how to prepare your home and create an emergency kit to get you through the shaking.
 
October  14, 2015     3:30 pm  -  5:00 pm
Come Celebrate Filipino Heritage Month with this fun, festive activities. All materials will be provided.  Teen Programs are for ages 11-18.  For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
October  15, 2015     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Remarkable Journeys presents Cuba.  Soudi Ashrafi guides us on a photo tour of about this fascinating Caribbean Island.
 
October  16, 2015     3:30 pm  -  5:00 pm
Learn the basics of sushi making in this free workshop. Space is limited to 15 participants, reservations are required. Teen programs are for ages 11-18. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
October  17, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens are invited to learn the basics of weaving.
 
October  20, 2015     6:30 pm  -  8:00 pm
In collaboration with Berkeley Rep Theater the Napa County Library presents a program exploring the history and context of the Gilbert & Sullivan production Pirates of Penzance.
 
October  24, 2015     10:00 am  -  4:00 pm
Learn over 20 things. 6 Hours. 1 Day. 100% Free.
 
October  28, 2015     6:00 pm  -  7:00 pm
Please join Rebecca A. Yerger (Historian, historic Preservation Consultant, Napa Valley Register Columnist, and Napa County Native) as she reappears for the seventh year to share more beguiling Halloween treats of local tales of paranormal activity and encounters with the frightfully eerie.
 
October  30, 2015     4:00 pm  -  7:00 pm
The Theme for our Halloween Party is Day of the Dead. we will celebrate this holiday by making Sugar Skulls to take home or add to our alter, with traditional food and decorations, as well as a scary movie. Costumes are not required, but encouraged! Teen Programs are for ages 11-18.  For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
October  31, 2015     2:00 pm  -  3:00 pm
Make tamales at this free workshop. Space is limited to 16 participants; reserve your spot before Friday, October 23rd by calling (707) 253-4104 or emailing helene.crane@countyof napa.org.
 
November  05, 2015     6:30 pm  -  8:00 am
Learn the basics of sushi making in this free workshop. Space is limited to 15 participants, reserve your spot. RSVP by calling (707) 644-1136. Located at the American Canyon Library
 
November  05, 2015     6:30 pm  -  7:30 pm
Learn the basics of sushi making in this free workshop.  Space is limited to 15 participants, reserve your spot. RSVP by emailing renee.lacy@countyofnapa.org
 
November  07, 2015     1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm
Excited about the Fall Community job Fair, but don't know where to start? Come the Ace the Interview! Help prepare by improving your interviewing & listening skills.
 
November  07, 2015     2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Are you looking for a job? If you are, dress in your best professional clothes, bring resumes, and come to Napa County Library's Fall Community Job Fair.
 
November  14, 2015     12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Join us the second Saturday of every month at noon for family friendly crafts, this month we will be making fall button art
 
November  14, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Repurpose leaves and use them as decorations on glass candleholders.   Teen Programs are for ages 11-18. For more information on this program, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
November  15, 2015     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
The Webb family will talk about their project, One Year Road Trip. They are a family of five, who have taken to the road for a year to meet and interview incredible kids in all 50 states who are changing the world and making it better.
 
November  21, 2015     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens are invited to make leaf imprints in clay.
 
November  21, 2015     10:00 am  -  1:00 pm
Calling all succulent aficionados! Bring your cuttings to Napa Library to share and barter. Find inspiration, meet fellow succulent lovers, and learn about great gifting ideas just in time for the Holidays! Demos for creating book planters and succulent wreaths will happen in the Lifeworks room at 11 a.m. & 12 p.m. respectively.