|Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
All Sonoma County Library branches and offices are closed on Saturday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.
• All Sonoma County Library branches and offices are closed on Feb. 27, for a staff training day.
Library Advisory Board meeting
The bimonthly meeting of the Library Advisory Board is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in the library conference room. The public is welcome to attend this meeting; the opportunity to address the board with comments on matters affecting public library service is included in the meeting’s agenda.
The Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble, the only all-mandolin ensemble in the North Bay, will perform at the library on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.
The ensemble consists of mandolins, mandalas, mandocellos and guitar. Under the musical direction of Gus Garelick, the group plays an eclectic repertoire of music from Handel to Joplin with musical excursions to Brazil, Italy, Ireland and Brooklyn along the way.
• Our book discussion group meets next on Tuesday, Feb. 18, discussing “God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine” by Victoria Sweet. Copies of the book are available at the library information desk.
Basic library Internet
Learn to use the library catalog and databases on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 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 Feb. 20; Wiggle Time Storytimes for toddlers ages 18-35 months are on Thursdays at 11 a.m. through Feb. 20; and Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-5 are on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through Feb. 28.
The next Lego Club for children age 6-12 will be on Tuesday, Feb. 18. All Legos are provided.
Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown
The next storytime with Pam Brown for ages 2-6 will be Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. Crafts and stories are around the theme of “Under the Sea.”
Read to a dog
The Read to a Dog reading 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.
Program for Teens
Teen mask making is on Friday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Birds, feathers, craft paper and ribbons are just a few of the supplies teens will have to decorate a Mardi Gras mask. Come in or call to register for the program.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 584-9121 or visit www.sonomalibrary.org.