Library Calendar

RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 03 @ 4:30pm Tue, March 03 @ 4:30pm
One-Hour PBS Documentaries with Discussions Moderated by Dr. Jim Haslip In 2003, PBS aired a three-part series examining the nature of “race.” Over ten years later, our culture continues to be [more+]

One-Hour PBS Documentaries with Discussions Moderated by Dr. Jim Haslip

In 2003, PBS aired a three-part series examining the nature of “race.” Over ten years later, our culture continues to be plagued by violence resulting from racial bias, while at the same time becoming more ethnically complex. On the first Tuesday of each month, after viewing a one-hour episode, Dr. Haslip will lead a discussion about the points each film covers. Informational handouts and online links will be made available to generate more thoughts on this important subject. No sign-ups; drop-ins welcome.

For more info...click here.

Dr. Haslip has 40 years of experience as a professional educator. He has taught or been principal in schools with a wide diversity of students: Native Americans in the Round Valley Reservation in Mendocino County, Tongan in San Mateo, African American in Buffalo, New York, and Hispanic in East Los Angeles. He has given workshops and lectures about race and ethnic diversity. He lives in St. Helena.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE

TO THE SUNDOWN SEA: THE WESTERING OF AMERICA

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 5:00pm Tue, February 10 @ 5:00pm Tue, February 24 @ 5:00pm + 4 more dates and times

Tue, March 10 @ 5:00pm Tue, March 24 @ 5:00pm Tue, April 14 @ 5:00pm Tue, April 28 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

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 + EDUCATIONFREEHISTORY + HERITAGE

Pajama-rama

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, January 29 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 05 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 12 @ 7:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, February 19 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 26 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 05 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 12 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 19 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 26 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 02 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 09 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 16 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 23 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 07 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 04 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 11 @ 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: BILINGUALFREEKIDS & 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, January 29 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 05 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 12 @ 7:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, February 19 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 26 @ 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.

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 + EDUCATIONFREELANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Hola, Bebe!

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, January 30 @ 10:30am Fri, February 06 @ 10:30am Fri, February 13 @ 10:30am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, February 20 @ 10:30am Fri, February 27 @ 10:30am Fri, March 06 @ 10:30am Fri, March 13 @ 10:30am Fri, March 20 @ 10:30am Fri, March 27 @ 10:30am Fri, April 03 @ 10:30am Fri, April 10 @ 10:30am Fri, April 17 @ 10:30am Fri, April 24 @ 10:30am Fri, May 01 @ 10:30am Fri, May 08 @ 10:30am Fri, May 15 @ 10:30am Fri, May 22 @ 10:30am Fri, May 29 @ 10:30am Fri, June 05 @ 10:30am Fri, June 12 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Hora de cuentos en español para bebes / Spanish Storytime for Toddlers Traiga a su bebe para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español todos los viernes por la mañana. Recomendado para [more+]

Hora de cuentos en español para bebes / Spanish Storytime for Toddlers

Traiga a su bebe para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español todos los viernes por la mañana. Recomendado para niños de 1 a 3 años.

Bring your toddler for stories and songs in Spanish every Friday morning. Recommended for ages 1 to 3.

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Tags: BILINGUALFREEKIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Tuesday Evening Movie: Pride

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 7:00pm
It’s the summer of 1984 and the National Union of Mineworkers goes on strike. They draw support from an unlikely source: a London-based coalition of gay and lesbian activists who [more+]

It’s the summer of 1984 and the National Union of Mineworkers goes on strike. They draw support from an unlikely source: a London-based coalition of gay and lesbian activists who solicit donations to help tide over the miners’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Stars Bill Nighy; directed by Matthew Wartchus. 2014; rated R; 120 minutes. DVD release 12/23/14.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE

Armemos LEGOs

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 4:00pm Tue, February 24 @ 4:00pm Tue, March 24 @ 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: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTBILINGUALFREEKIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Let's LEGO

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 4:00pm Tue, February 24 @ 4:00pm Tue, March 24 @ 4:00pm
Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited in [more+]

Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring 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 + ENTERTAINMENTFREEKIDS & FAMILIES

Kids Matinee: The Boxtrolls

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, January 28 @ 3:00pm
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. [more+]

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. 2014; rated PG; 97 minutes; DVD release 1/20/15.

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Grupo Mojito

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, January 30 @ 7:00pm
Deshágase de la tristeza del invierno con el ritmo de auténtica música cubana con influencias de jazz latino. El Grupo Mojito es un grupo del área de la bahía que [more+]

Deshágase de la tristeza del invierno con el ritmo de auténtica música cubana con influencias de jazz latino. El Grupo Mojito es un grupo del área de la bahía que incluye piano, violín, bajo, y percusiones. Este evento gratuito incluye bebidas. Se aceptan donaciones.

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Tags: BILINGUALLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Grupo Mojito

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, January 30 @ 7:00pm
Chase away the winter blues to the beat of authentic Cuban music with influences of Latin jazz. Grupo Mojito is a Bay Area band featuring keyboard, violin, bass, and percussion. [more+]

Chase away the winter blues to the beat of authentic Cuban music with influences of Latin jazz. Grupo Mojito is a Bay Area band featuring keyboard, violin, bass, and percussion. This free event includes refreshments; donations accepted.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFOOD + DRINKFREE

Kids Matinee: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, February 04 @ 3:00pm
SpongeBob SquarePants takes his leave from the town of Bikini Bottom so he can track down King Neptune’s stolen crown. 2004; rated PG; 87 minutes.

SpongeBob SquarePants takes his leave from the town of Bikini Bottom so he can track down King Neptune’s stolen crown. 2004; rated PG; 87 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREEKIDS & FAMILIES

Tuesday Evening Movie: Romantics Anonymous (Les émotifs anonymes)

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 10 @ 7:00pm
Second Tuesday – Staff Pick Jean-René (Benoit Poelvoorde) is the boss of a chocolate factory and Angélique (Isabelle Carré) is a talented chocolate maker. Drawn together through a shared passion for [more+]

Second Tuesday – Staff Pick
Jean-René (Benoit Poelvoorde) is the boss of a chocolate factory and Angélique (Isabelle Carré) is a talented chocolate maker. Drawn together through a shared passion for chocolate, Jean-René and Angélique fall in love, but neither is able to express how they feel and their crippling shyness is driving them apart. Will they manage to overcome their lack of self-confidence and risk baring their true feelings? Directed by JeanPierre Amáris. In French with English subtitles. 2011; 80 minutes; rated 4.5 stars.

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Kids Matinee: The Book of Life

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, February 11 @ 3:00pm
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must [more+]

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. 2014, DVD released 1/27/15; rated PG; 95 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREEKIDS & FAMILIES

Reception & Slideshow/Talk for Silk Poetry: Compositions by Juliet Vonturi

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, February 12 @ 7:00pm
Enter the world of Juliet Vonturi, a versatile silk designer and poet whose imagination and passion for beauty inform her “sustainable glamour,” the kind that glows and refines the eternal [more+]

Enter the world of Juliet Vonturi, a versatile silk designer and poet whose imagination and passion for beauty inform her “sustainable glamour,” the kind that glows and refines the eternal spirit. After the reception, you’ll learn how her designs transform silk into compositions inspired from ancient atmospheres. Refreshments served.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFOOD + DRINKFREE

Frozen Tea Party: Featuring Queen Elsa

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Sat, February 14 @ 3:00pm
They say true love melts a frozen heart! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special visit from Queen Elsa herself! Join us for a fun afternoon of stories, music, and [more+]

They say true love melts a frozen heart! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special visit from Queen Elsa herself! Join us for a fun afternoon of stories, music, and treats. Love isn’t the only ingredient: we’ll have cocoa and hot tea to warm you up, too. Feel free to dress in your coronation-day best!

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Book Discussion Group: I Am Malala

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 17 @ 5:00pm
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a Pakistani family uprooted by global terrorism; of the fight for girls’ education; of a father who, himself a school owner, championed [more+]

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a Pakistani family uprooted by global terrorism; of the fight for girls’ education; of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school; and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. Published in 2013. Refreshments will be served.

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Kids Matinee: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, February 18 @ 3:00pm
Gum stuck in his hair signals the start of a disastrous day for 11-year-old Alexander. One calamity follows another, and when Alexander tells his family about his misadventures, he finds [more+]

Gum stuck in his hair signals the start of a disastrous day for 11-year-old Alexander. One calamity follows another, and when Alexander tells his family about his misadventures, he finds little sympathy. He begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him, but soon learns that he is not alone when his mother, father, brother, and sister find themselves living through their own calamitous days. 2014, DVD released 2/10/15; rated PG; 81 minutes.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREEKIDS & FAMILIES

Eighth Annual Books on Wine Festival

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, February 20 @ 4:30pm
Co-hosted by the Napa Valley Wine Library Association & Napa Valley Vintners Please join us at this eighth annual festival that celebrates books about wine. While you enjoy wine and nibbles, [more+]

Co-hosted by the Napa Valley Wine Library Association & Napa Valley Vintners

Please join us at this eighth annual festival that celebrates books about wine. While you enjoy wine and nibbles, you can peruse an exhibit of books on wine published in 2014 and enter an auction for wine and wine-related items. After the reception, Alder Yarrow will talk about his book, The Essence of Wine: Celebrating the Delights of the Palate, which will also be available for purchase and signing.

Alder Yarrow’s popular weekly wine blog called vinography.com was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013. Since 2011, he has been a columnist for Jancis Robinson on her website jancisrobinson.com. He is a regular speaker at wine events and writes about wine for numerous magazines. He lives in San Francisco.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFOOD + DRINKFREE

Tuesday Evening Movie: Belle

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 24 @ 7:00pm
Fourth Tuesday – Popular Pick Belle is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Guga Mabatha-Raw), the illegitimate daughter of Admiral John Lindsay, an Englishman, and an enslaved Jamaican [more+]

Fourth Tuesday – Popular Pick
Belle is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Guga Mabatha-Raw), the illegitimate daughter of Admiral John Lindsay, an Englishman, and an enslaved Jamaican woman. As a child she was sent from Jamaica to be raised as a free young gentlewoman, along with her white cousin, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon). Dido’s struggle to find her place in society is framed against the backdrop of the court case of the Zong Massacre, in which 142 enslaved Africans were killed while on board a slave ship in 1781. Directed by Amma Asante. 2014; 105 minutes; rated 4.5 stars.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE

RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 03 @ 4:30pm Tue, March 03 @ 4:30pm
One-Hour PBS Documentaries with Discussions Moderated by Dr. Jim Haslip In 2003, PBS aired a three-part series examining the nature of “race.” Over ten years later, our culture continues to be [more+]

One-Hour PBS Documentaries with Discussions Moderated by Dr. Jim Haslip

In 2003, PBS aired a three-part series examining the nature of “race.” Over ten years later, our culture continues to be plagued by violence resulting from racial bias, while at the same time becoming more ethnically complex. On the first Tuesday of each month, after viewing a one-hour episode, Dr. Haslip will lead a discussion about the points each film covers. Informational handouts and online links will be made available to generate more thoughts on this important subject. No sign-ups; drop-ins welcome.

For more info...click here.

Dr. Haslip has 40 years of experience as a professional educator. He has taught or been principal in schools with a wide diversity of students: Native Americans in the Round Valley Reservation in Mendocino County, Tongan in San Mateo, African American in Buffalo, New York, and Hispanic in East Los Angeles. He has given workshops and lectures about race and ethnic diversity. He lives in St. Helena.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTCOMMUNITY + EDUCATIONFREE

TO THE SUNDOWN SEA: THE WESTERING OF AMERICA

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 5:00pm Tue, February 10 @ 5:00pm Tue, February 24 @ 5:00pm + 4 more dates and times

Tue, March 10 @ 5:00pm Tue, March 24 @ 5:00pm Tue, April 14 @ 5:00pm Tue, April 28 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

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 + EDUCATIONFREEHISTORY + HERITAGE

Pajama-rama

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, January 29 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 05 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 12 @ 7:00pm + 17 more dates and times

Thu, February 19 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 26 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 05 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 12 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 19 @ 7:00pm Thu, March 26 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 02 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 09 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 16 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 23 @ 7:00pm Thu, April 30 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 07 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 14 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 21 @ 7:00pm Thu, May 28 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 04 @ 7:00pm Thu, June 11 @ 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: BILINGUALFREEKIDS & 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, January 29 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 05 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 12 @ 7:00pm + 2 more dates and times

Thu, February 19 @ 7:00pm Thu, February 26 @ 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.

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 + EDUCATIONFREELANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Hola, Bebe!

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, January 30 @ 10:30am Fri, February 06 @ 10:30am Fri, February 13 @ 10:30am + 17 more dates and times

Fri, February 20 @ 10:30am Fri, February 27 @ 10:30am Fri, March 06 @ 10:30am Fri, March 13 @ 10:30am Fri, March 20 @ 10:30am Fri, March 27 @ 10:30am Fri, April 03 @ 10:30am Fri, April 10 @ 10:30am Fri, April 17 @ 10:30am Fri, April 24 @ 10:30am Fri, May 01 @ 10:30am Fri, May 08 @ 10:30am Fri, May 15 @ 10:30am Fri, May 22 @ 10:30am Fri, May 29 @ 10:30am Fri, June 05 @ 10:30am Fri, June 12 @ 10:30am - less dates and times

Hora de cuentos en español para bebes / Spanish Storytime for Toddlers Traiga a su bebe para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español todos los viernes por la mañana. Recomendado para [more+]

Hora de cuentos en español para bebes / Spanish Storytime for Toddlers

Traiga a su bebe para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español todos los viernes por la mañana. Recomendado para niños de 1 a 3 años.

Bring your toddler for stories and songs in Spanish every Friday morning. Recommended for ages 1 to 3.

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Tags: BILINGUALFREEKIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Tuesday Evening Movie: Pride

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 7:00pm
It’s the summer of 1984 and the National Union of Mineworkers goes on strike. They draw support from an unlikely source: a London-based coalition of gay and lesbian activists who [more+]

It’s the summer of 1984 and the National Union of Mineworkers goes on strike. They draw support from an unlikely source: a London-based coalition of gay and lesbian activists who solicit donations to help tide over the miners’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Stars Bill Nighy; directed by Matthew Wartchus. 2014; rated R; 120 minutes. DVD release 12/23/14.

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Tags: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTFREE

Armemos LEGOs

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 4:00pm Tue, February 24 @ 4:00pm Tue, March 24 @ 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: ARTS + ENTERTAINMENTBILINGUALFREEKIDS & FAMILIESLANGUAGESPANISH LANGUAGE

Let's LEGO

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, January 27 @ 4:00pm Tue, February 24 @ 4:00pm Tue, March 24 @ 4:00pm
Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring enthusiasm and creativity! Creations will be exhibited in [more+]

Love Legos? Drop in for an afternoon of fun building with the whole family. The library will provide the Legos, you bring 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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Kids Matinee: The Boxtrolls

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, January 28 @ 3:00pm
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. [more+]

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. 2014; rated PG; 97 minutes; DVD release 1/20/15.

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Grupo Mojito

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, January 30 @ 7:00pm
Deshágase de la tristeza del invierno con el ritmo de auténtica música cubana con influencias de jazz latino. El Grupo Mojito es un grupo del área de la bahía que [more+]

Deshágase de la tristeza del invierno con el ritmo de auténtica música cubana con influencias de jazz latino. El Grupo Mojito es un grupo del área de la bahía que incluye piano, violín, bajo, y percusiones. Este evento gratuito incluye bebidas. Se aceptan donaciones.

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Grupo Mojito

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, January 30 @ 7:00pm
Chase away the winter blues to the beat of authentic Cuban music with influences of Latin jazz. Grupo Mojito is a Bay Area band featuring keyboard, violin, bass, and percussion. [more+]

Chase away the winter blues to the beat of authentic Cuban music with influences of Latin jazz. Grupo Mojito is a Bay Area band featuring keyboard, violin, bass, and percussion. This free event includes refreshments; donations accepted.

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Kids Matinee: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, February 04 @ 3:00pm
SpongeBob SquarePants takes his leave from the town of Bikini Bottom so he can track down King Neptune’s stolen crown. 2004; rated PG; 87 minutes.

SpongeBob SquarePants takes his leave from the town of Bikini Bottom so he can track down King Neptune’s stolen crown. 2004; rated PG; 87 minutes.

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Tuesday Evening Movie: Romantics Anonymous (Les émotifs anonymes)

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 10 @ 7:00pm
Second Tuesday – Staff Pick Jean-René (Benoit Poelvoorde) is the boss of a chocolate factory and Angélique (Isabelle Carré) is a talented chocolate maker. Drawn together through a shared passion for [more+]

Second Tuesday – Staff Pick
Jean-René (Benoit Poelvoorde) is the boss of a chocolate factory and Angélique (Isabelle Carré) is a talented chocolate maker. Drawn together through a shared passion for chocolate, Jean-René and Angélique fall in love, but neither is able to express how they feel and their crippling shyness is driving them apart. Will they manage to overcome their lack of self-confidence and risk baring their true feelings? Directed by JeanPierre Amáris. In French with English subtitles. 2011; 80 minutes; rated 4.5 stars.

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Kids Matinee: The Book of Life

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, February 11 @ 3:00pm
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must [more+]

Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. 2014, DVD released 1/27/15; rated PG; 95 minutes.

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Reception & Slideshow/Talk for Silk Poetry: Compositions by Juliet Vonturi

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Thu, February 12 @ 7:00pm
Enter the world of Juliet Vonturi, a versatile silk designer and poet whose imagination and passion for beauty inform her “sustainable glamour,” the kind that glows and refines the eternal [more+]

Enter the world of Juliet Vonturi, a versatile silk designer and poet whose imagination and passion for beauty inform her “sustainable glamour,” the kind that glows and refines the eternal spirit. After the reception, you’ll learn how her designs transform silk into compositions inspired from ancient atmospheres. Refreshments served.

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Frozen Tea Party: Featuring Queen Elsa

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Sat, February 14 @ 3:00pm
They say true love melts a frozen heart! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special visit from Queen Elsa herself! Join us for a fun afternoon of stories, music, and [more+]

They say true love melts a frozen heart! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special visit from Queen Elsa herself! Join us for a fun afternoon of stories, music, and treats. Love isn’t the only ingredient: we’ll have cocoa and hot tea to warm you up, too. Feel free to dress in your coronation-day best!

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Book Discussion Group: I Am Malala

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 17 @ 5:00pm
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a Pakistani family uprooted by global terrorism; of the fight for girls’ education; of a father who, himself a school owner, championed [more+]

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a Pakistani family uprooted by global terrorism; of the fight for girls’ education; of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school; and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. Published in 2013. Refreshments will be served.

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Kids Matinee: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Wed, February 18 @ 3:00pm
Gum stuck in his hair signals the start of a disastrous day for 11-year-old Alexander. One calamity follows another, and when Alexander tells his family about his misadventures, he finds [more+]

Gum stuck in his hair signals the start of a disastrous day for 11-year-old Alexander. One calamity follows another, and when Alexander tells his family about his misadventures, he finds little sympathy. He begins to wonder if bad things happen only to him, but soon learns that he is not alone when his mother, father, brother, and sister find themselves living through their own calamitous days. 2014, DVD released 2/10/15; rated PG; 81 minutes.

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Eighth Annual Books on Wine Festival

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Fri, February 20 @ 4:30pm
Co-hosted by the Napa Valley Wine Library Association & Napa Valley Vintners Please join us at this eighth annual festival that celebrates books about wine. While you enjoy wine and nibbles, [more+]

Co-hosted by the Napa Valley Wine Library Association & Napa Valley Vintners

Please join us at this eighth annual festival that celebrates books about wine. While you enjoy wine and nibbles, you can peruse an exhibit of books on wine published in 2014 and enter an auction for wine and wine-related items. After the reception, Alder Yarrow will talk about his book, The Essence of Wine: Celebrating the Delights of the Palate, which will also be available for purchase and signing.

Alder Yarrow’s popular weekly wine blog called vinography.com was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013. Since 2011, he has been a columnist for Jancis Robinson on her website jancisrobinson.com. He is a regular speaker at wine events and writes about wine for numerous magazines. He lives in San Francisco.

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Tuesday Evening Movie: Belle

Presented by St Helena Public Library, St Helena Public Library, St Helena
Upcoming Dates: Tue, February 24 @ 7:00pm
Fourth Tuesday – Popular Pick Belle is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Guga Mabatha-Raw), the illegitimate daughter of Admiral John Lindsay, an Englishman, and an enslaved Jamaican [more+]

Fourth Tuesday – Popular Pick
Belle is based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Guga Mabatha-Raw), the illegitimate daughter of Admiral John Lindsay, an Englishman, and an enslaved Jamaican woman. As a child she was sent from Jamaica to be raised as a free young gentlewoman, along with her white cousin, Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon). Dido’s struggle to find her place in society is framed against the backdrop of the court case of the Zong Massacre, in which 142 enslaved Africans were killed while on board a slave ship in 1781. Directed by Amma Asante. 2014; 105 minutes; rated 4.5 stars.

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