|Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
The bimonthly meeting of the Library Advisory Board is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 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.
Jubilee Klezmer performs Saturday
The musical group Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble will perform at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. The group, which includes clarinet, accordion, bass and mandolin plus vocalist Alby Kass, will perform a mixture of Klezmer and Israeli tunes.
Klezmer is joyous and celebratory music that has its roots in the Middle Ages and combines the musical styles found in the Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldavia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, the Balkans, Trans-Caucasus, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Rumania among others.
Deeply influenced by the Khazones, the old Hassidic Cantorial melodies, it has always been closely associated with the traditions of the Jewish wedding ceremony and all of the Jewish holidays.
It became an integral part of daily life in pre-World War II Jewish culture.
The program featuring the Jubilee Klaezmer Ensemble is being funded by the Friends of the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
• Our book discussion group meets next on Tuesday, June 17, 11:30-12:30, discussing “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. Copies of the book are available at the library information desk.
Basic library Internet
Learn to use the library catalog and databases on Tuesday, June 24, from 10-11 a.m. Sign up in advance, as space limited to four people. You can sign up in person at the reference/information desk or call 584-9121 ext. 0920.
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.
Summer reading program
This year’s summer library program is called “Fizz! Boom! Read!” The program begins on Tuesday, June 10 and will feature a summer reading club with prizes for participants, storytimes and special events. There is also a Teen Summer Reading Program. Visit the library or the library’s webpage for more information.
Next children’s programs
Stuntology! Children can learn all about pranks to amuse themselves and amaze their friends on Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m.
• Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown for ages 2-6 is on June 21 at 11 a.m. There’ll be stories and crafts. The theme is “Doggone Good.”
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 584-9121 or visit www.sonomalibrary.org.