NEWS AND EVENTS
Library Artist Display
Don't forget to check out the Library's Featured Artist each month!
- October 6th (Registration begins September 28th)
- November 3rd (Registration begins October 26th)
- December 1st (Registration begins November 24th)
The program will begin at 4:30 PM at the Library Study Center located at 3600 Oak Street.
Join us at the Paso Robles Library Study Center for a brand new program called Generations Connect.
This program will bring children and a grandparent, elder friend or relative together for intergenerational magic through shared stories, crafts and meaningful interactions.
Call the library at (805) 237-3870 to register!
Come and discover that, when generations come together, everyone benefits!
PumpkinPalooza II (coming October 5th)
It's not too early to start creating your entries for the Library's second annual PumpkinPalooza event. Decorate your craft or artificial pumpkins as a favorite book character or one inspired by a favorite book or series. Entries accepted beginning Monday, October 5.
Vote for your favorite entries Monday, October 26 through Saturday October 31. Please read the rules below.
Official PumpkinPalooza II Rules:
- Craft or artificial pumpkins only please.
- Entries must be brought to the Paso Robles City Library circulation desk between Monday, October 5 through Saturday, October 24th. No entries will be accepted for competition after 5 PM on Saturday, October 24th.
- Pumpkins should be designed to represent a favorite book or book character.
- Age categories include Ages 2-5, Ages 6-10, Ages 11-15 and 16-adult.
- Voting will take place Monday, October 26 through Saturday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded for the pumpkin that receives the most votes in their age category. Winners will be announced Wednesday, November 4th.
Dia de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead)
Create a Day of the Dead Mask at the Library
Registration Begins October 1st at the Library or by calling 237-3870
October 21 - October 23
(ongoing three night program)
Library conference Room
Join us for this fun three-night foray into the art of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) masks using paper mache techniques. Artist Thomas Wold will lead the group from idea inception through to the finished painted mask during three consecutive crafting sessions. All supplies will be provided.
It Was a Dark, Dark Night...
Thursday, October 29
Ages 4+ from 6:30-7:00 PM
Ages 8+ from 7:00-7:30 PM
Library Story Hour Room
Join story teller and actor Kirk Henning for an evening of spooky stories told by jack-o-lantern light. We'll begin with stories to entertain our younger listeners, followed by a few spine tingling tales for the older crowd sure to raise the hair on your neck and put a chill in your bones. Join us for refreshments following the stories. Please wear a costume if you'd like. This event takes the place of Pajama Story Time for the month of October.
The Raising of America: Early Childhood & the Future of Our Nation
Are We Spending Enough Where It Matters Most?
The Paso Robles City Library, in partnership with First 5 San Luis Obispo County Children and Families Commission, the San Luis Obispo County Library, and the Center for Family Strengthening, invites the public to a screening and community discussion of "The Raising of America." This new and compelling documentary seeks to spark a first-ever national conversation about how conditions faced by children during infancy and the early years can alter the developing brain and impact their future mental and physical well-being. What are the consequences for our nation? And how might we do better?
A public screening and panel discussion will be held in the Library on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Come join the local dialogue with community experts and stakeholders!