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February  11, 2016     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:  February 11 Yellow Raft in Blue Waterby Michael Dorris Check Our CatalogMichael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship.               More books on our list.      
 
February  11, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
What is a makey makey? Come find out what you can do with this invention kit for all ages. Space is limited to 15, so making a reservation is highly recommended. Teen Programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12.  For more information on teen programs, please contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
February  13, 2016     10:00 am  -  12:30 pm
Attend free Citizenship classes at the library. We offer a 12-week citizenship course to prepare students for the exam. Classes are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. starting on January 9, 2016 through March 26, 2016. Activities will be available for children of citizenship class participants. Asista a clases de ciudadanía sin costo en la biblioteca. Ofrecemos un curso de doce semanas para preparar a estudiantes para el examen. Las clases se ofrecen cada sábado a las diez de la manaña empezando el 9 de enero del 2016 hasta el 26 de marzo del 2016. Actividades estarán disponibles para los hijos de los participantes de la clase de ciudadanía.
 
February  13, 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.
 
February  16, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
This month's reading selection is Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling.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. 21+
 
February  16, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
Head of Research Librarian Alexandria Brown (Napa County Historical Society) discusses the importance of researching your heritage and how it can prepare you to meet the future. Located in the Napa Library Community Meeting Room.
 
February  17, 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.
 
February  18, 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
 
February  18, 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
 
February  18, 2016     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm
In 2015, Mike & Wendy Schackwitz set out on a big year. The goal - to see as many bird species as possible. The result - they traveled from the tip of Florida to the edge of Alaska in search of rare and interesting birds.
 
February  19, 2016     6:00 pm  -  7:30 pm
Janice Peterson's visual awareness and desire to express them started with designing logos and business cards as a graphic artist in her father's print shop. She has had exhibitions in Northern California.
 
February  19, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Cat lovers unite! We will have a cat meme contest, share our favorite cat themed Youtube videos, eat snacks, and more.   All teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12. For more information on this program, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394. 
 
February  19, 2016     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.
 
February  20, 2016     10:00 am  -  5:00 am
Friends of the American Canyon Library ONE DAY BOOK SALE
 
February  20, 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
 
February  20, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens are invited to create handmade cards.
 
February  20, 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.
 
February  22, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
"Amandla! A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony" is a soul-stirring documentary that uses exclusive interviews and rare, never-before-seen film footage to document the vital role that music played in the nearly half-century struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
 
February  23, 2016     3:30 pm  -  5:30 pm
A variety of board games and snacks will be provided. OR bring your favorite games to share! All teen programs are for ages 11-18 or grades 6-12.  Please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or 259-8394 with any questions. 
 
February  23, 2016     6:30 pm  -  8:30 pm
Though continents apart, the McBride Sisters were both raised in developing wine regions (Monterey, California, and Marlborough, New Zealand)—each independently fostering their own appreciation for the craft of winemaking and each unaware of the other for nearly half their lives. Despite the 7,000 miles that separated them, they would eventually find their way to each other in 1999. Currently as Négociants with over 10 years in the wine business the Sisters will share their passion for creating wines that connect with wine lovers around the world.
 
February  24, 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
 
February  24, 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.
 
February  27, 2016     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
FREE Financial Wellness Seminar featuring financial professionals Trevor Rose - Attorney at Law, Matthew Mullowney - Financial Advisor, and Patrick Rinehart - CPA.  American Canyon Community Meeting Room. 10am.
 
February  27, 2016     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
Tax planning strategies to keep dollars in your pocket!Free seminar presented by Trevor Rose (Rose Law Napa Valley), Matthew Mullowney (New Aspect Financial Services), Patrick Rinehart (Ganze & Company)
 
March  01, 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 over 100 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 :)
 
March  03, 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 http://www.countyofnapa.org/library/commission/agendas.  
 
March  03, 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.
 
March  04, 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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org or call 259-8394. 
 
March  05, 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
 
March  11, 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. 
 
March  11, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:00 pm
Funded by grants, this activity will present various technology items that the library owns, including our NEW 3D printer! This event is for teens, ages 11-18.For more information, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org 
 
March  12, 2016     10:00 am  -  1:00 pm
Kids ages seven through ten are invited to participate. During these workshops,students will construct and program robots with LEGO® WeDo™robotics kits and laptops.  To register for this event in American Canyon, email renee.forte@countyofnapa.org
 
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! 
 
March  19, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:30 pm
Tweens are invited to make a folded book art sculpture.
 
March  22, 2016     3:00 pm  -  5:15 pm
Come see the exciting conclusion to the Hunger Games Film series: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in the teen room. Teen Programs are for ages 11-18.  For more information, contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
March  26, 2016     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
10 reasons everyone needs an estate plan todayFree seminar presented by Trevor Rose (Rose Law Napa Valley), Matthew Mullowney (New Aspect Financial Services), Patrick Rinehart (Ganze & Company) 
 
March  26, 2016     10:00 am  -  11:00 am
FREE Financial Wellness Seminar featuring financial professionals Trevor Rose - Attorney at Law, Matthew Mullowney - Financial Advisor, and Patrick Rinehart - CPA.  American Canyon Community Meeting Room. 10am.
 
April  09, 2016     10:00 am  -  1:00 pm
Kids ages seven through ten are invited to participate. During these workshops,students will construct and program robots with LEGO® WeDo™robotics kits and laptops.  To register for this event in American Canyon, email renee.forte@countyofnapa.org  
 
April  14, 2016     4:00 pm  -  5:30 pm
Come play Tekken Tag Tournament 2 against your friends. Please do not bring your own remotes. Pre-registration is required for this event. Contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis at melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org to book your spot! Teen programs are for ages 11-18. 
 
April  27, 2016     4:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
Poetry Slam Poetry Slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they are saying and how they say it. What do you have to say? Come compete for bragging rights and prizes.  Teen Programs are for ages 11-18.   For more information, contact Teen Librarian, Melinda Mathis at: melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org 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  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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org
 
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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org. 
 
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 melinda.mathis@countyofnapa.org
 
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  21, 2016     3:00 pm  -  4:00 pm
Tweens are invited to make keepsake binders.