|Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
All Sonoma County Library branches and offices are closed on Feb. 27, for a staff training day.
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, March 18, discussing “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. 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.
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.
Preschool Storytime for children ages 3-5 are on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. through Feb. 28.
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.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 584-9121 or visit www.sonomalibrary.org.