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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Craft a Holiday Gnome to Enhance Décor

Red knitted ball with round nose, two white knitted braids, tall knitted stocking cap

Scandinavian decoration sure to bring a smile

PASO ROBLES, CA – November 1, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! In keeping with the December theme of  “Hygge,” crafters at all s...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

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Library Book Group’s good read for December surprises

PASO ROBLES, CA – November 1, 2021 Once you let a book into your life the most unexpected things can happen. Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara. She traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal, Amy, but...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Library Invites Public to Participate in Developing Its Future

Virtual public meeting next step in strategic planning process

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 8, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library, together with the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, invites the public to participate in the Library’s next phase of the strategic planning process—a virt...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Library Invites Public to Participate in Developing Its Future

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Community-wide survey first step in strategic planning process

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 17, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library, together with the Centre for Organizational Effectiveness, invites the public to participate in the Library’s strategic planning process to identify and address the com...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Library Book Group Reads Autumn

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An unforgettable story about aging and time and love

PASO ROBLES, CA –October 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Autumn by Ali Smith on Thursday, November 18, 6:00-7:00 pm.

This Man-Booker Prize Finalist and first in the Seasonal Quartet Series is an unforg...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Create an Adorable Harvest Pumpkin this Fall

Stuffed orange fabric pumpkin with whites Xs

Hand-sewing craft makes a perfect fall hostess gift

PASO ROBLES, CA – October 1, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! In keeping with the November theme of  “Harvest,” create an e...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Call for Art Display Proposals at the Paso Robles City Library

Proposals for 2022 now being accepted

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 13, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library encourages the artistic and cultural interests of the community by providing space in the Library to display visual art and other exhibits of interest to the pub...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

The Spooky Halloween Music and Comedy Concert for Kids

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Live virtual program back by popular demand

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 29, 2021 Turtle Dance Music is back with The Spooky Halloween Music and Comedy Concert for Kids on Friday, October 29, at 10 am. Jokes, music, and movement will leave children of all ages giggling. Designed with child...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Library Adds Chromebooks to Its Collection

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Laptops to help bridge the digital divide

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 3, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to announce the addition of ten Google Chromebooks to its collections.

Chromebooks are simple laptops that run on Google’s Chrome operating system. Patrons with a Google a...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Library Book Group Reads Mexican Gothic

Photo of dark-haired woman in red dress holding yellow flowers

Title reflects October’s theme “A Good Scare”

PASO ROBLES, CA –September 3, 2021 Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm.

After receiving a frantic letter from her cousin begging for someone...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Día de los Muertos Felt Calacas Craft Event

Photo of felt male and female Dia de los Muertos dolls.

Popular seasonal skeletons are sure to delight

PASO ROBLES, CA – September 3, 2021 Learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s monthly craft series! In keeping with the October theme of “A Good Scare,” using simple su...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Keep Children Engaged with Story Times and Crafts

City Library offers weekly programs for every age

PASO ROBLES, CA –August 13, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library continues to offer its popular Story Times and craft activities for children of all ages in both virtual and in-person formats.

Preschool Story Time for ages 3-6, every Monday at 10:00...

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Posted on: August 1, 2021

REVISED: September Book Group Discussion

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Learning to Speak Southern to be September’s title

UPDATE: This Book Group Meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. Due to increasing rates of local COVID cases, the library wants to prevent program attendees from possible exposure. You will receive a link to our Zoom meeting shortly before we meet at ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2021

REVISED: Popular Adult Crafting Class

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Crafting instructions to be face-to-face beginning September

UPDATE: This Craft Meetup will take place virtually via Zoom. Due to increasing rates of local COVID cases, the library wants to prevent program attendees from possible exposure. You will receive an email link with information about picking up your kit an...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Library Moves Towards Full Service with Fresh New Furnishings

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New furnishings in adult and children’s areas add to safety and enjoyment

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 21, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library invites the public to check out its fresh new look. Thanks to generous funding from the Paso Robles Library Foundation, new tables throughout the library now offer be...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

African Bead Wrapped Bracelet Craft Class

Deadline to register for popular adult crafting class August 13

PASO ROBLES, CA – July 1, 2021  Learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s online craft series! 

Intermediate crafters will enjoy the challenge of creating this month&r...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Library Book Group Wraps Up Summer Reading in Africa

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie August title

PASO ROBLES, CA –July 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm and wrap up this summer’s exploration of foreign literature.

Fifteen-y...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Color Your World with Wind Chimes

Rainbow colored animal wind chimes

Craft kits available for popular Try It! Tuesdays program

PASO ROBLES, CA – July 1, 2021  Wrap up this summer’s special Try It! Tuesdays maker classes with some colorful wind chimes. Kits containing everything needed to participate will be available to pick up starting Wednesday, Aug...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Turtle Dance! A Music, Bubble and Comedy Show

Happy turtle with bubble wand, bubbles behind

LIVE sensory/autism-friendly show for families

PASO ROBLES, CA – July 1, 2021 On Thursday, August 5 at 11:00 am, enjoy a special inclusive, neurodiverse event for children and teens of all abilities. Families will dance, sing along, and hear stories and songs about autism advocates ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Make a No-Sew Fleece Pillow

Square of rainbow tie-dye

Craft kits available for popular Try It! Tuesdays program

PASO ROBLES, CA – July 1, 2021  The Library’s revamped Try It! Tuesdays maker class continues with Grab & Go kits containing everything needed to participate. Then tune in to Facebook on Tuesdays at 4 pm to Try It! with Mi...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

VROOM! Build a Wood Derby Race Car

Small pots of rainbow paint, child's hands painting wooden derby car red

Craft kits available for popular Try It! Tuesdays program

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  The Library’s revamped Try It! Tuesdays maker class continues with Grab & Go kits containing everything needed to participate. Then tune in to Facebook on Tuesdays at 4 pm to Try It! with Mi...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Stitch up a Dinosaur Pet

Bright colored felt dinosaurs, trees, and volcano against blue background

Craft kits available for popular Try It! Tuesdays program

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  The Library’s revamped Try It! Tuesdays maker class continues with Grab & Go kits containing everything needed to participate. Then tune in to Facebook on Tuesdays at 4 pm to Try It! with Mi...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Colorful Bouncy Ball Kits

Packets of green and purple powder, blue mold, yellow tumbler

Craft kits available for popular Try It! Tuesdays program

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  The Library’s revamped Try It! Tuesdays maker class continues with Grab & Go kits containing everything needed to participate. Then tune in to Facebook on Tuesdays at 4 pm to Try It! with Mi...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Virtual Paint Party Just for Children

Silhouette of forest trees, various shades of blue night sky, white stars

Painting kits available in advance of program

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  Register to reserve your seat in a virtual paint party just for children! Once registered, stop by the library to pick up your painting kit, containing everything you will need to join Miss Melissa on Thu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Traveling Lantern Theater Company Offers Second Virtual Performance

Summer Reading Program event accessible for week

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 1, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library invites all children to enjoy a second Traveling Lantern Theater Company virtual theater performance. The Caterpillar Hunter will be accessible any time during the week of Sunday, July 1...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Virtual Paint Party Just for Teens

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Painting kits available in advance of program

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  Register to reserve your seat in the Library’s virtual paint party just for teens! Once registered, stop by the library to pick up a painting kit containing everything needed to join Miss Meliss...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Make a Foam Bead Slime Kit

hands holding stretched red and blue slime with white beads

Craft kits available for popular Try It! Tuesdays program

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  The Library’s revamped Try It! Tuesdays maker class continues with Grab & Go kits containing everything needed to participate. Then tune in to Facebook on Tuesdays at 4 pm to Try It! with Mi...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Shadow Factory

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Shadow puppetry workshop accessible all month

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021 Shadow School is a cross-curricular virtual puppetry program designed for elementary-aged audiences. It features a series of three engaging, self-paced online workshops that cover the science of shadows, poetry wri...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Traveling Lantern Theater Company Offers Virtual Performance

Actor dressed as a colorful peacock stands outside under a tree holding a paintbrush and pallet

Summer Reading Program event accessible for week

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 10, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library invites all children to enjoy the Traveling Lantern Theater Company’s virtual theater performance of The Rainbow Lizard any time during the week of Sunday, June 20.

Pablo Del Pe...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Reading Rocks! A Music, Bubble and Comedy Show

Illustration of green turtle holding orange guitar, stack of books, and bubbles

LIVE sensory/autism-friendly show encourages reading

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 11, 2021 Color Your World with a LIVE high-energy music and comedy show for all ages on Thursday, June 17 at 11:00 am. Reading Rocks! encourages reading and a love of books by engaging children (and adults!) with songs, com...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Excavate Dino Bones on Next Try It! Tuesdays

Photo of child's hand brushing particles away from small dinosaur bones embedded in block of clay

Craft kits available for popular program

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 10, 2021 The popular children’s library program Try It! Tuesdays has been revamped for the summer with Grab & Go kits! Stop by the library to pick up a kit containing everything you will need to participate, t...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Chill Out with a Water Bead Stress Ball

Fist holding ball of colorful water beads

Next Try It! Tuesdays craft kits available June 23

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 15, 2021 The popular children’s library program Try It! Tuesdays has been revamped for the summer with Grab & Go kits! Stop by the library to pick up a kit containing everything you will need to participate, t...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Try It! Tuesdays Gets New Look this Summer

Photo of pink straws, green and orange Play-Doh, two marbles

Craft kits available for popular program

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 10, 2021 Popular children’s library program Try It! Tuesdays will be revamped for the summer with Grab & Go kits! Stop by the library to pick up a kit containing everything you will need to participate then tu...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Library Expands Services Effective May 10

Orange tier allows for increased usage of library facility

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 5, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to announce increased services to the public, effective Monday, May 10.

  • Visitation time limits will be eliminated.   
  • Physically-distanced seating in both the ...
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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Library Book Group Wraps Up Summer Reading in Africa

Orange book cover with circular African artworks

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie August title

PASO ROBLES, CA –July 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm and wrap up this summer’s expl...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

The Devil and the Dark Water

Book cover illustration with swirling water, gold chain with anchor and compass

Indonesia is Library Book Group’s next Summer Reading Program stop

PASO ROBLES, CA –June 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm and continue this year’s Summer Reading Program,...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Traditional Indonesian Fabric Dyeing

Colorful underwater scene, yellow octopus, orange seahorse, blue water currents, brown plant

eadline to register for next adult crafting experience July 9

PASO ROBLES, CA – June 1, 2021  Intermediate crafters will enjoy the challenge of creating this month’s ocean scene project based on the techniques of Samantha Wood Art. Using simple materials such as glue and paint, learn a version of the tradit...

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Great Wave of Kanagawa Embroidery Class

Blue waves with whitecaps, tan background

Deadline to register for popular adult program June 11

PASO ROBLES, CA – May 1, 2021  On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm, share your embroidery abilities (or challenges) with the Paso Robles City Library’s online crafters! In keeping with this year’s Summer Reading Program theme “Reading Color...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Library Book Group Reads Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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Summer Reading Program kicks off with a trip back in time to Japan

PASO ROBLES, CA –May 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm and kick off this year’s Summer Reading Prog...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

NEW: Library to Offer Limited In-Person, Outdoor Preschool Story Time

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Registration required to attend new version of long-time family favorite

PASO ROBLES, CA – April 19, 2021  The Paso Robles City Library is thrilled to offer limited in-person Preschool Story Time with Miss Melissa beginning May 3.

Appropriate for preschool-age children and their families, the class will take place outs...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Día de los Niños/Day of the Child Grows to a Week of Celebration

Colorful illustration of children and books, pennants hanging above

Annual Library event celebrates children, families, and reading

PASO ROBLES, CA – April 1, 2021  In keeping with its tradition of celebrating the annual Día de los Niños/Day of the Child/Day of the Book event, the City Library invites families to stop by one of the local parks ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Felt Bear Craft Class

Photo of man holding six felt bear, ranging from white to grey

Deadline to register for popular adult program May 14

PASO ROBLES, CA –?April 1, 2021  On Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm, learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s online craft series for adults! In keeping with the May theme o...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Library Book Group Reads Bearskin by James McLaughlin

Photo of bear in background, red letters spelling Bearskin in foreground

May’s title supports month’s theme of strength

PASO ROBLES, CA –April 1, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of Bearskin by James McLaughlin on Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm.

Rice Moore is just beginning to think his troubles are behind him. He&a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Is it Time to Reboot Your Résumé?

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Library to offer virtual workshop for jobseekers March 10

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 1, 2021 The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to present a Brainfuse Résumé Reboot Workshop, hosted by Job Search Coach Ashley Watkins, a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer (NCRW) and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (N...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Residents Invited to Apply for Open Board & Advisory Body Positions

Community participation helps city make decisions regarding services

February 23, 2021, Paso Robles, CA – The Paso Robles Community Services Department has several available positions for the Library Board of Trustees, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee. Members serve one ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Beehive Cross Stitch

Round embroidery hoop with cross stitched honey comb, three bees buzzing around it

Cuesta Book of the Year Series-themed adult craft class

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 1, 2021 Register by April 15 for the Library’s Beehive Counted Cross Stitch craft class, pick up the craft materials, then meet up on Zoom Thursday, April 22, 7:00-8:00 pm to share your success!

Using the simple ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Bee-Themed Film Discussion

Cover of film Secret Life of Bees, four Afro-American women, smiling

Last in the Library’s Cuesta Book of the Year Series classes and events

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 1, 2021 Wrapping up the Library’s Cuesta Book of the Year Series of bee-themed classes and events is a discussion on Thursday, April 29, 7:00-8:00 pm of the 2008 film based on the bestselling novel, The Secret L...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

The Honey Bus by Meredith May

Yellow cover of book The Honey Bus, old car in background

Cuesta Book of the Year selection topic of Library’s Book Group discussion

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 1, 20201 The Paso Robles City Library’s Book Group invites the public to a Zoom discussion of the Cuesta Book of the Year selection, The Honey Bus, by Meredith May, on Thursday, April 15, 7:00-8:00 p.m. 

May recalls the firs...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Library’s Cookbook Club Celebrates Honey

Photo of jar of honey, photos of food, bees and honeycomb

Cuesta Book of the Year Series-themed choice for April

PASO ROBLES, CA – March 1, 2021  In honor of the Cuesta Book of the Year selection, The Honey Bus, the Paso Robles Library invites the public to a special edition of the Cookbook Club with The Fresh Honey Cookbook by Laurey Masterton. How does it...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Struggling to File for Unemployment Benefits?

Library Offers Online Employment Assistance Resources

PASO ROBLES, CA – February 1, 2021  The Paso Robles City Library is pleased to announce a new addition to its eLibrary—an Unemployment Benefits Navigator component to the JobNow platform—for library patrons struggling to file for unemplo...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Did You Resolve to Read More in 2021?

Library’s first reading challenge of 2021 celebrates National Library Lover’s Month

PASO ROBLES, CA – January 21, 2021  Did you resolve to read more in 2021? Need a little motivation? Take the Library’s first reading challenge of the year. Read or listen to your favorite book(s) during the month of February a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Macramé Plant Holder Craft Class

Succulent plant hanging in macrame holder

Deadline to register for popular program March 12

PASO ROBLES, CA –?February 1, 2021  On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm, learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s online craft series! In keeping with March’s theme of “Happy Out,” this month’...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: January 1, 2021

Burning Out on Virtual Life?

Library Still Offers Hands-on Craft Activities

PASO ROBLES, CA –January 1, 2021 - Life may be mostly virtual these days, but the Paso Robles City Library is still providing classes that incorporate hands-on craft activities. 

Each week, craft kits are available in the Children&rs...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Heart-Shaped Heating Pad Craft Class

Photo of two heart-themed, heart-shaped heat pad

Deadline to register February 12, 2021

PASO ROBLES, CA –?January 6, 2021  On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm, learn a new skill or improve your crafting abilities with the Paso Robles City Library’s online craft series! In keeping with February&a...

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Paso Robles Library News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole

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February’s Library Book Group Title

 PASO ROBLES, CA –January 6, 2021  Join the Library Book Group’s Zoom discussion of A Princess in Theory on Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm. 

From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a cit...

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