Library Calendar

TO THE SUNDOWN SEA: THE WESTERING OF AMERICA

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 5:00pm
Lectures by Jay Greene Sponsored by the St. Helena and Napa County Historical Societies In the late eighteenth century, British colonists, living in a narrow strip of land along the Atlantic seaboard, [more+]

Lectures by Jay Greene
Sponsored by the St. Helena and Napa County Historical Societies

In the late eighteenth century, British colonists, living in a narrow strip of land along the Atlantic seaboard, fought for freedom from British rule. No one then could have imagined how huge the United States would soon become. In this eight-part series, Jay Greene will help us understand the pivotal events in our country’s history that made possible the settlement of the vast land spreading all the way to the Pacific. To appreciate the history of where we live today, we need to understand the political and social movements of the past.

For more info...click here.

Having graduated from college with honors in history, Jay Greene continues to research topics of historical interest, including the exciting history of how the United States grew from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast––in a relatively short period of time. He lives in St. Helena.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)HISTORY + HERITAGE

Pajama-rama

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 07 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 04 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 11 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 18 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 25 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 02 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 09 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 16 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 23 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 30 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 06 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 13 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 20 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 27 @ 7:00pm Thu, September 03 @ 7:00pm Thu, September 10 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Bilingual Storytime / hora de cuentos bilingües Children get to come to the library wearing their pajamas and bringing their favorite stuffed animal. They’ll listen to a story or music, or [more+]

Bilingual Storytime / hora de cuentos bilingües

Children get to come to the library wearing their pajamas and bringing their favorite stuffed animal. They’ll listen to a story or music, or perhaps play a game—in both Spanish and English—so they can have sweet dreams when they go to bed!

Los niños podrán venir a la biblioteca en sus pijamas y con su peluche favorito. Ellos escucharán cuentos o música, o quizás participarán en juegos—en español y en inglés—¡para que puedan tener dulces sueños a la hora de irse a la cama!

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Tags: BILINGUALFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Club de conversación en inglés / English Conversation Club

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm
Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en [more+]

Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en la que pueden platicar con gente cuyo inglés es su idioma nativo. ¡Traiga a sus amigos! No requiere registrarse. Este club NO es una clase de inglés. Para mayor información comuníquese, con Mari Martinez vía correo electrónico mari@shpl.org, o llámela al 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

Programa asociado: Para los niños, vea información acerca de Pijama-rama, hora de cuentos bilingües que sucede al mismo tiempo.

Join the club for weekly listening and conversing in English. This is an opportunity for those who speak English as a second language to practice with a native speaker. Bring your friends! No registration is required. This club is not an ESL class. For more details, contact Mari Martinez at mari@shpl.org, or call her at 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

Tie-in: For the children, see information about Pajama-rama – Bilingual Storytime, which takes place at the same time.

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Tags: BILINGUALCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)LANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Let's LEGO

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 4:00pm
Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited [more+]

Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited in the Children’s Room throughout the month until the next Lego Tuesday. Recommended for ages 5 to 14.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Tuesday Evening Movie: More Than Honey

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 7:00pm
You will never feel the same about bees again. Considered “easily the best film on bees,” with stunning and sometimes astonishing photography, the film contrasts commercial beekeeping with old-fashioned apiary [more+]

You will never feel the same about bees again. Considered “easily the best film on bees,” with stunning and sometimes astonishing photography, the film contrasts commercial beekeeping with old-fashioned apiary practices. It traces the complexities of bee decline from different points of view, following bees and their beekeepers in the worldwide beekeeping community, Directed by Marcus Imhoof and narrated by John Hurt. 2012; 95 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Armemos LEGOs

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 4:00pm
¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en [more+]

¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en exhibición en la biblioteca durante todo el mes hasta el siguiente jueves de legos. Recomendable para niños de 5 a 14 años.

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Tags: BILINGUALFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Kids Matinee: Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, April 29 @ 3:00pm
It’s time for the Great Wolf Games, when all the alphas set aside their differences for some friendly competition. When an unexpected accident puts many of the packs’ star alpha [more+]

It’s time for the Great Wolf Games, when all the alphas set aside their differences for some friendly competition. When an unexpected accident puts many of the packs’ star alpha wolves out of commission, a new team is assembled that includes forest friends not in the pack. Can Coach Humphrey lead his ragtag group of “underdogs” to victory? 2014; rated TV-G; 54 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

A Renewable Energy Source for St Helena

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm
Presented by Allison Kirk, Marin Clean Energy A City of St. Helena Community Engagement Initiative Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows a local government to pool (or aggregate) its [more+]

Presented by Allison Kirk, Marin Clean Energy

A City of St. Helena Community Engagement Initiative

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows a local government to pool (or aggregate) its electricity loads to procure power on behalf of its residents, businesses, and municipal accounts. Since February 2015, residents in unincorporated Napa County have been able to purchase greener, more affordable electricity through MCE Napa County, a CCA served by Marin Clean Energy (MCE). St. Helena, along with other cities in Napa County, may soon have the opportunity to join this program. Allison Kirk, an account manager at MCE, will explain how such a program will work for St. Helena. Bring your questions. 

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Tags: CIVIC + GOVERNMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Día del Niño

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:00pm
Vengan a divertirse con nosotros en la primera celebración del día del niño de la biblioteca. En este evento para toda la familia, Miss Dulce presentará su show de entretenimiento [more+]

Vengan a divertirse con nosotros en la primera celebración del día del niño de la biblioteca. En este evento para toda la familia, Miss Dulce presentará su show de entretenimiento bilingüe, ¡acompañada de algunos de sus amigos especiales! También habrá juegos familiares, música, canciones, y ¡mucho mas!

Introducido en México en 1924, el día del niño se celebra actualmente en más de 120 países como una manera de reconocer el importante papel que juegan los niños en sus comunidades y de promover entendimiento entre niños de todas las naciones. 

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTBILINGUALFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)LANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Day of the Child (Día del Niño)

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:00pm
Join in the fun at the library’s first Day of the Child (Día del Niño) celebration. At this family-oriented event, you’ll enjoy a show featuring Miss Dulce, a bilingual performer, [more+]

Join in the fun at the library’s first Day of the Child (Día del Niño) celebration. At this family-oriented event, you’ll enjoy a show featuring Miss Dulce, a bilingual performer, along with some special surprise friends! There will also be family games, music and singing, and much more!

Introduced in Mexico in 1924, Día del Niño (commonly referred to as Día) is now celebrated in more than 120 countries as a way to recognize the important role of children in the community and to promote a sense of understanding among young people of all nations. 

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Be Tutored in Reading

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 06 @ 4:00pm Thu, May 07 @ 4:00pm Fri, May 08 @ 4:00pm
Join the Book Buddies Program! Teens help younger readers practice their reading skills after school (and gain community service hours). All ages and reading levels are welcome. There’s no need [more+]

Join the Book Buddies Program! Teens help younger readers practice their reading skills after school (and gain community service hours). All ages and reading levels are welcome. There’s no need to register to participate. We meet on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Questions? Call 707-963-5244, ext. 118 or visit the Children’s Room.

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Tags: COMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Kids Matinee: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 06 @ 3:00pm
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious Kaguya enthralls all [more+]

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious Kaguya enthralls all who encounter her—but ultimately she must confront her fate. 2014; DVD released 2/17/15; rated PG; 137 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Club de conversación en inglés / English Conversation Club

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 07 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en [more+]

Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en la que pueden platicar con gente cuyo inglés es su idioma nativo. ¡Traiga a sus amigos! No requiere registrarse. Este club no es una clase de inglés. Para mayor información comuníquese, con Mari Martinez vía correo electrónico mari@shpl.org, o llámela al 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

Join the club for weekly listening and conversing in English. This is an opportunity for those who speak English as a second language to practice with a native speaker. Bring your friends! No registration is required. This club is not an ESL class. For more details, contact Mari Martinez at mari@shpl.org, or call her at 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

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Tags: BILINGUALCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)LANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Tuesday Evening Movie: The Imitation Game

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 12 @ 7:00pm
Discussion Facilitated by Leslie McCawley, Mental Health Counselor for Napa County In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruited Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, [more+]

Discussion Facilitated by Leslie McCawley, Mental Health Counselor for Napa County

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruited Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma, a code that cryptanalysts thought was unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while Turing builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and his team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison. 2014; DVD released 3/31/15; 114 minutes. Join us for an introduction before and discussion after the film.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Kids Matinee: Song of the Sea

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 13 @ 3:00pm
Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her. 2014; DVD [more+]

Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her. 2014; DVD released 3/17/15; rated PG; 93 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Shakespeare's Unconventional Women

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 14 @ 4:00pm
Some of Shakespeare’s heroines are memorable and stand the test of time because they defy the male-dominated conventions of their age. These women develop their own voices in the course [more+]

Some of Shakespeare’s heroines are memorable and stand the test of time because they defy the male-dominated conventions of their age. These women develop their own voices in the course of their personal dramas. In this series, four of Shakespeare’s heroines will be explored through film segments, augmented by commentary and analysis.

Romeo and Juliet. Juliet discovers her inner strength by accident as she and Romeo break free of the strictures of their times and find their own language of love. With portions of a film starring Olivia Hussey and Michael Whiting, directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1968).

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Kids Matinee: Annie

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 20 @ 3:00pm
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move [more+]

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move and takes her in. 2014; DVD released 3/17/15; rated PG; 118 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Let's LEGO

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 4:00pm
Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited [more+]

Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited in the Children’s Room throughout the month until the next Lego Tuesday. Recommended for ages 5 to 14.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Tuesday Evening Movie: Selma

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 7:00pm
This true story chronicles a tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of [more+]

This true story chronicles a tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Directed by Ava DuVerney. Nominated for Best Picture, the film won an Oscar for Best Original Song. 2014; DVD released 5/5/2015; 128 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Armemos LEGOs

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 4:00pm
¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en [more+]

¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en exhibición en la biblioteca durante todo el mes hasta el siguiente jueves de legos. Recomendable para niños de 5 a 14 años.

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Tags: BILINGUALFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

TO THE SUNDOWN SEA: THE WESTERING OF AMERICA

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 5:00pm
Lectures by Jay Greene Sponsored by the St. Helena and Napa County Historical Societies In the late eighteenth century, British colonists, living in a narrow strip of land along the Atlantic seaboard, [more+]

Lectures by Jay Greene
Sponsored by the St. Helena and Napa County Historical Societies

In the late eighteenth century, British colonists, living in a narrow strip of land along the Atlantic seaboard, fought for freedom from British rule. No one then could have imagined how huge the United States would soon become. In this eight-part series, Jay Greene will help us understand the pivotal events in our country’s history that made possible the settlement of the vast land spreading all the way to the Pacific. To appreciate the history of where we live today, we need to understand the political and social movements of the past.

For more info...click here.

Having graduated from college with honors in history, Jay Greene continues to research topics of historical interest, including the exciting history of how the United States grew from the East Coast all the way to the West Coast––in a relatively short period of time. He lives in St. Helena.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)HISTORY + HERITAGE

Pajama-rama

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 07 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 04 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 11 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 18 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 25 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 02 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 09 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 16 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 23 @ 7:00pm Thu, July 30 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 06 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 13 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 20 @ 7:00pm Thu, August 27 @ 7:00pm Thu, September 03 @ 7:00pm Thu, September 10 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Bilingual Storytime / hora de cuentos bilingües Children get to come to the library wearing their pajamas and bringing their favorite stuffed animal. They’ll listen to a story or music, or [more+]

Bilingual Storytime / hora de cuentos bilingües

Children get to come to the library wearing their pajamas and bringing their favorite stuffed animal. They’ll listen to a story or music, or perhaps play a game—in both Spanish and English—so they can have sweet dreams when they go to bed!

Los niños podrán venir a la biblioteca en sus pijamas y con su peluche favorito. Ellos escucharán cuentos o música, o quizás participarán en juegos—en español y en inglés—¡para que puedan tener dulces sueños a la hora de irse a la cama!

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Tags: BILINGUALFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Club de conversación en inglés / English Conversation Club

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm
Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en [more+]

Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en la que pueden platicar con gente cuyo inglés es su idioma nativo. ¡Traiga a sus amigos! No requiere registrarse. Este club NO es una clase de inglés. Para mayor información comuníquese, con Mari Martinez vía correo electrónico mari@shpl.org, o llámela al 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

Programa asociado: Para los niños, vea información acerca de Pijama-rama, hora de cuentos bilingües que sucede al mismo tiempo.

Join the club for weekly listening and conversing in English. This is an opportunity for those who speak English as a second language to practice with a native speaker. Bring your friends! No registration is required. This club is not an ESL class. For more details, contact Mari Martinez at mari@shpl.org, or call her at 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

Tie-in: For the children, see information about Pajama-rama – Bilingual Storytime, which takes place at the same time.

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Tags: BILINGUALCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)LANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Let's LEGO

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 4:00pm
Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited [more+]

Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited in the Children’s Room throughout the month until the next Lego Tuesday. Recommended for ages 5 to 14.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

Tuesday Evening Movie: More Than Honey

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 7:00pm
You will never feel the same about bees again. Considered “easily the best film on bees,” with stunning and sometimes astonishing photography, the film contrasts commercial beekeeping with old-fashioned apiary [more+]

You will never feel the same about bees again. Considered “easily the best film on bees,” with stunning and sometimes astonishing photography, the film contrasts commercial beekeeping with old-fashioned apiary practices. It traces the complexities of bee decline from different points of view, following bees and their beekeepers in the worldwide beekeeping community, Directed by Marcus Imhoof and narrated by John Hurt. 2012; 95 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Armemos LEGOs

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, April 28 @ 4:00pm
¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en [more+]

¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en exhibición en la biblioteca durante todo el mes hasta el siguiente jueves de legos. Recomendable para niños de 5 a 14 años.

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Tags: BILINGUALFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Kids Matinee: Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, April 29 @ 3:00pm
It’s time for the Great Wolf Games, when all the alphas set aside their differences for some friendly competition. When an unexpected accident puts many of the packs’ star alpha [more+]

It’s time for the Great Wolf Games, when all the alphas set aside their differences for some friendly competition. When an unexpected accident puts many of the packs’ star alpha wolves out of commission, a new team is assembled that includes forest friends not in the pack. Can Coach Humphrey lead his ragtag group of “underdogs” to victory? 2014; rated TV-G; 54 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)KIDS & FAMILIES

A Renewable Energy Source for St Helena

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm
Presented by Allison Kirk, Marin Clean Energy A City of St. Helena Community Engagement Initiative Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows a local government to pool (or aggregate) its [more+]

Presented by Allison Kirk, Marin Clean Energy

A City of St. Helena Community Engagement Initiative

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows a local government to pool (or aggregate) its electricity loads to procure power on behalf of its residents, businesses, and municipal accounts. Since February 2015, residents in unincorporated Napa County have been able to purchase greener, more affordable electricity through MCE Napa County, a CCA served by Marin Clean Energy (MCE). St. Helena, along with other cities in Napa County, may soon have the opportunity to join this program. Allison Kirk, an account manager at MCE, will explain how such a program will work for St. Helena. Bring your questions. 

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Tags: CIVIC + GOVERNMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE + AFFORDABLE (UNDER $10)

Día del Niño

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:00pm
Vengan a divertirse con nosotros en la primera celebración del día del niño de la biblioteca. En este evento para toda la familia, Miss Dulce presentará su show de entretenimiento [more+]

Vengan a divertirse con nosotros en la primera celebración del día del niño de la biblioteca. En este evento para toda la familia, Miss Dulce presentará su show de entretenimiento bilingüe, ¡acompañada de algunos de sus amigos especiales! También habrá juegos familiares, música, canciones, y ¡mucho mas!

Introducido en México en 1924, el día del niño se celebra actualmente en más de 120 países como una manera de reconocer el importante papel que juegan los niños en sus comunidades y de promover entendimiento entre niños de todas las naciones. 

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Day of the Child (Día del Niño)

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:00pm
Join in the fun at the library’s first Day of the Child (Día del Niño) celebration. At this family-oriented event, you’ll enjoy a show featuring Miss Dulce, a bilingual performer, [more+]

Join in the fun at the library’s first Day of the Child (Día del Niño) celebration. At this family-oriented event, you’ll enjoy a show featuring Miss Dulce, a bilingual performer, along with some special surprise friends! There will also be family games, music and singing, and much more!

Introduced in Mexico in 1924, Día del Niño (commonly referred to as Día) is now celebrated in more than 120 countries as a way to recognize the important role of children in the community and to promote a sense of understanding among young people of all nations. 

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Be Tutored in Reading

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 06 @ 4:00pm Thu, May 07 @ 4:00pm Fri, May 08 @ 4:00pm
Join the Book Buddies Program! Teens help younger readers practice their reading skills after school (and gain community service hours). All ages and reading levels are welcome. There’s no need [more+]

Join the Book Buddies Program! Teens help younger readers practice their reading skills after school (and gain community service hours). All ages and reading levels are welcome. There’s no need to register to participate. We meet on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Questions? Call 707-963-5244, ext. 118 or visit the Children’s Room.

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Kids Matinee: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 06 @ 3:00pm
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious Kaguya enthralls all [more+]

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious Kaguya enthralls all who encounter her—but ultimately she must confront her fate. 2014; DVD released 2/17/15; rated PG; 137 minutes.

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Club de conversación en inglés / English Conversation Club

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 07 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm + 1 more dates and times

Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm - less dates and times

Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en [more+]

Acompáñenos en este club para practicar el escuchar y conversar en inglés. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para aquellos que han aprendido a hablar inglés como su segunda lengua en la que pueden platicar con gente cuyo inglés es su idioma nativo. ¡Traiga a sus amigos! No requiere registrarse. Este club no es una clase de inglés. Para mayor información comuníquese, con Mari Martinez vía correo electrónico mari@shpl.org, o llámela al 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

Join the club for weekly listening and conversing in English. This is an opportunity for those who speak English as a second language to practice with a native speaker. Bring your friends! No registration is required. This club is not an ESL class. For more details, contact Mari Martinez at mari@shpl.org, or call her at 707-963-5244, ext. 118.

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Tuesday Evening Movie: The Imitation Game

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 12 @ 7:00pm
Discussion Facilitated by Leslie McCawley, Mental Health Counselor for Napa County In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruited Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, [more+]

Discussion Facilitated by Leslie McCawley, Mental Health Counselor for Napa County

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruited Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma, a code that cryptanalysts thought was unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while Turing builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and his team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison. 2014; DVD released 3/31/15; 114 minutes. Join us for an introduction before and discussion after the film.

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Kids Matinee: Song of the Sea

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 13 @ 3:00pm
Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her. 2014; DVD [more+]

Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her. 2014; DVD released 3/17/15; rated PG; 93 minutes.

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Shakespeare's Unconventional Women

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 14 @ 4:00pm
Some of Shakespeare’s heroines are memorable and stand the test of time because they defy the male-dominated conventions of their age. These women develop their own voices in the course [more+]

Some of Shakespeare’s heroines are memorable and stand the test of time because they defy the male-dominated conventions of their age. These women develop their own voices in the course of their personal dramas. In this series, four of Shakespeare’s heroines will be explored through film segments, augmented by commentary and analysis.

Romeo and Juliet. Juliet discovers her inner strength by accident as she and Romeo break free of the strictures of their times and find their own language of love. With portions of a film starring Olivia Hussey and Michael Whiting, directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1968).

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Kids Matinee: Annie

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, May 20 @ 3:00pm
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move [more+]

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move and takes her in. 2014; DVD released 3/17/15; rated PG; 118 minutes.

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Let's LEGO

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 4:00pm
Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited [more+]

Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring the enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited in the Children’s Room throughout the month until the next Lego Tuesday. Recommended for ages 5 to 14.

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Tuesday Evening Movie: Selma

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 7:00pm
This true story chronicles a tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of [more+]

This true story chronicles a tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Directed by Ava DuVerney. Nominated for Best Picture, the film won an Oscar for Best Original Song. 2014; DVD released 5/5/2015; 128 minutes.

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Armemos LEGOs

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, May 26 @ 4:00pm
¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en [more+]

¿Te encantan los Legos? Ven con toda tu family a construir cosas maravillosas. La biblioteca tendrá los legos y ¡tú traes tu entusiasmo y creatividad! Las creaciones se pondrán en exhibición en la biblioteca durante todo el mes hasta el siguiente jueves de legos. Recomendable para niños de 5 a 14 años.

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