Adults

Little Free Library Bike Tour


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Saturday, October 12: Ride along with us as we take a bicycle tour of some of the new Little Free Libraries!

Hip Hop Violin with Nate Guinto


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Saturday, October 12: (Belle Haven Branch) This is no ordinary violin recital!

More Than a Word: A Film About Native American-Based Mascots

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Monday, October 14: (Man Library) This documentary about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins analyzes the controversy over the Washington football team and its contentious name. 

The History of Blues in America


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Wednesday, October 16: (Main Library) Music historian and acclaimed guitarist Joey Leone and his fellow musicians cover the impact of American blues through songs, and historical facts. 

Bullet Journal Basics


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Tuesday, October 22 (Registration Required): (Main Library) Learn the simple note-taking system designed to help you be more productive and organized.

Reclaiming Tradition, Reclaiming Health
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November 4 - December 14: What was lost by native people whose land was colonized, their customs suppressed, and their property seized? Our new event series explores the cultural renaissance experienced as new generations rediscover old ways. 

Don't miss our accompanying exhibition, A Voyage to Health, produced by the National Library of Medicine. It looks at the ancient arts of navigation and voyaging that brought the people of Hawai'i to their island homes, and how by restoring their heritage, a new generation of voyagers seeks to heal the people

Monday,
November 4
7:00-8:00 pm
Decolonization in Action:
Photojournalist Rucha Chitnis

From a Māori town reviving its language to Native Americans claiming their ancestral land, Rucha Chitnis has met women leading change, and shares their compelling narratives in words and in pictures.
Tuesday,
November 12
6:00-8:00 pm
Film and Discussion:
What Was Ours

This documentary follows three Native Americans traveling together in search of missing artifacts in the vast archives of Chicago's Field Museum. Afterward, join us for a discussion with members of Stanford Native American Graduate Students.
Wednesday, November 20
6:30-7:30 pm
The Rebirth of Polynesian Voyaging
The double-hulled sailing canoes that brought the first Hawaiians to their island home had disappeared from earth for over 600 years, until the inaugural voyage of the Hōkūleʻa in the 1970s revitalized that traditional culture. Our guest speaker, Jonathan Ching, is a longtime crew member.
Monday,
December 2
6:30-7:30 pm
Healing from Trauma
Through Traditional Arts

Learn about intersection of tradition and health, as guest artists associated with the Alliance for California Traditional Arts introduce us to the healing benefits of Kapu Aloha and Afro-Cuban rumba.
Wednesday, December 4
7:00-8:00 pm
Film Screening:
Nā Kamalei: The Men of Hula

From ancient times, to the suppression of the dance under missionary ban, the hula survived underground for many years until the cultural renaissance of the 1970s.
Monday,
December 9
6:30-7:30 pm
Honor the Past
to Shape the Future

Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods was raised in Indian Canyon, the only federally-recognized Indian country from Sonoma to the coast of Santa Barbara. She offers a conversation about acknowledging our colonial past and the land we share, and strategizing a sustainable, healthy future.
 Thursday,
December 12
2:30-3:30 pm
Film Screening:
American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

After years of being shadowed by stereotypes, the hula is experiencing a rebirth that celebrates Hawaiian culture. Hawaiians—wherever they live—are challenging misconceptions by redefining the evocative storytelling art across the American mainland.

Literature Book Club


Join us for our discussion group, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Our club  discusses a wide range of contemporary literary works: novels, short stories, essays, and poetry. Our mission is to closely read a selection of literary works and discuss them in a spirit of curiosity and respect.

Knitting MeetupKnitting Group


Meet the 4th Wednesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. to crochet, knit, sew and laugh!  All skill levels welcome.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club

Book coversEscape to other worlds through sci-fi, fantasy, horror, dystopia, and more. Meets at the Main Library on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:15-8:30 p.m.

October 28: "Dracula," by Bram Stoker

Social Security Planning: Enquire Before You Retire


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Saturday, November 2: (Main Library) Learn about the basics of Social Security, and get some important tips!

Spinners Meet


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Coming November 3: It's a brand-new group! Meet up with hand spinning enthusiasts to spin and share techniques and ideas on creating your own beautiful unique yarns. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your spindles, spinning wheels or e-spinners! Meets the first Sunday of each month from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Board Game Meetup
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Would you like to play a game? Drop in and join us on the first Sunday of each month, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., for a chance to relax and unwind with other adults! A variety of games will be provided, and our facilitator will help explain how to play. Feel free to bring a game of your own to share!

Financial Planning Day


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Saturday, November 16: (Main Library) Register now for a free, no strings attached private consultation with a financial expert, on financial issues that matter to you .