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The Library will close Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. for the New Year holiday. All branches of Sonoma County Library will remain closed through Tuesday, Jan. 1, reopening Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m..

Adult programs
Master Gardener Carlyss Van Ness will host this free workshop in the Meeting Room on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Please join us in welcoming Yvonne Horn as she shares her passion for gardens close to home in Sonoma County and in her travels around the world on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.


  • The book discussion group meets next on Tuesday, Jan. 15, discussing "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller. Copies of the book are available at the library information desk.

Children's programs
Regular storytimes are suspended during the winter school break. They will resume the week of Jan. 8. Baby Time for ages 0-17 months will be on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Wiggle Time for toddlers will be on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and Pre-School Storytime for ages 3-5 will be on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

  • The next Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. This free storytime with crafts for ages 2-6 will be on the theme of "Bear Hugs." Bring a teddy bear if you like.


  • The Read to a Dog reading program takes place each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 pm and each Saturday from 2-3 p.m. (no program on Dec. 29). Come sign up that afternoon to read to an appreciative dog.

Special Programs
On Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., Puppet Art presents "Little Red Riding Hood," a nutty version of the popular fairy tale. This program is for ages 2 and up.

  • On Friday, Jan. 11, children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to come to the first Lego Club meeting. Legos will be provided. No competition, just building for fun.


  • The next Family Movie Night will be on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 5:30 p.m. The G-rated movie will be the Dr. Seuss favorite about an elephant who finds a city in a speck of dust. Popcorn will be provided.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 584-9121 or visit


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