|Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
All branches of the Sonoma County Library will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 18, in observation of Martin Luther King Day.
The library will offer a program featuring Jonah Raskin, local author of “Burning Down the House: Jack London and the 1913 Wolf House Fire” on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. Playing detective and gathering clues from London's books and letters, arson experts, and Wolf House itself, Raskin puts together the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that has eluded biographers and historians for more than 100 years.
• Our book discussion group meets next on Tuesday, Jan. 21, discussing “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje. Copies of the book are available at the library information desk.
Basic library Internet
Lean to use the library catalog and databases on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 10-11 a.m. Sign up in advance, as space is limited to four people. You can sign up in person at the reference/information desk or call 584-9121 ext. 0920.
Morning Storytimes: Babytime Storytimes for children ages 0-17 months are on Thursdays at 10 a.m. through Jan. 30; Wiggle Time Storytimes for toddlers ages 18-35 months are on Thursdays at 11 a.m. through Jan. 30; and Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-5 are on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through Jan. 31.
Pam Brown Saturday Storytime
The next Saturday storytime for ages 2-6 with stories and a craft will be on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. This program is all about “Pirate Treasure!”
The next movie night will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. This movie is adapted from the children’s books about Mr. Popper’s penguins, is 94 minutes long and rated PG. Popcorn is provided.
Red Panda Acrobats
The Red Panda Acrobats will perform on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.
Read to a dog
The Read to a Dog program takes place each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m., and each Saturday from 2-3 p.m. Come sign up that afternoon to read to an appreciative dog.
Teen craft program
Join us for Teen Magnet Creation on Friday, Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Teens grades 7 through 12 can craft their own unique magnets using books, decorative stones and other supplies. All materials will be provided. Pre-register at the children’s desk or by phone at 584-9121. Snacks and a free book for every teen participating.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 584-9121 or visit www.sonomalibrary.org.