The holiday season is upon us, and in this issue of Library News you will find everything you need to make the most of your holidays. If you need help in the kitchen, our staff has selected some great cookbooks and guides to entertaining guests. Our Kids' Picks even has some cookbooks that will encourage your little helper to join you in the kitchen. Check out our recommended films that you can watch during your free time. If you were as inspired as we were by Indie Author Day last month, you may want to drop into our National Novel Writing Month event and work on that novel you’ve been meaning to write. We have no shortage of programs and events to keep you busy this month, so please enjoy your libraries.
Chris Barnickel, Director
Chase McMunn, Assistant Director
As the year comes to an end, we invite you to circle back with some of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2017.
Just added! New blockbusters and popcorn flicks! For more viewing inspiration, check out these lists curated by our very own audio visual librarian.
'Tis the season for entertaining–we've got cocktails, desserts, table settings, and more inspiration for your holiday celebration.
Would you like to show your appreciation for those in active duty? Write a Letter to a Hero at the Los Osos Library the week of 11/11.
Would you like to know more about local veterans' services? You'll find a Veterans Resource Center at the Arroyo Grande Library. The Library and the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office have partnered to create this resource for County veterans.
PUSHING THE LIMITS OF TRADITION SAT, NOV 18, 4:00
SAN MIGUEL LIBRARY
Join a lively book discussion about winemaking. Refreshments provided. Our first five registrants receive a complimentary copy of Land and Wine: the French Terroir.
Learn about and create manga art with author Irene Flores. Registration required. Ages 10-17.
photo: David Paul Dominguez
DOG NOSE WORK DEMONSTRATION THURS, NOV 16, 3:30
Listen to a short lecture about dogs and then see some of the amazing things they can do. The dogs will demonstrate their keen sense of smell by finding hidden objects in the library. All ages.
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE HISTORY MONTH
Celebrate our county's ancestral history with crafts, Chumash songs and stories, and a historical presentation about the Salinan people.
NATIONAL PICTURE BOOKS MONTH
November is National Picture Books Month. In honor of this month, our youth librarians have selected their favorite picture books from 2017 for you to explore and enjoy!
THE ILLUSION OF COLOR AND FORM: THE ART OF LINDA WARGO
THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH ATASCADERO LIBRARY
Works by local oil painter Linda Wargo are on display through the month of November.
COME WRITE IN MON, NOV 13, 20 & 27, 5:00–7:00 TUES, NOV 14, 28, 5:00–7:00 SAN LUIS OBISPO LIBRARY
Are you registered for NaNoWriMo? If you are then Come Write In to accomplish those 50,000 words during November and connect with fellow writers. No registration required. Adults.
Today's kids' cookbook take the best recipes and make them accessible for even novice cooks. New children's cookbooks provide vegetarian, baking, and delicious foodie recipes in a way that gourmet kids and their grownups will love to try. Try one out for your fall harvest feasts!
12X12 @LOL TEEN & TWEEN CRAFT FAIR
SAT, NOV 18, 10–1
LOS OSOS LIBRARY
Buy handmade from a teen at LOL's annual craft fair! Teens 12 years old through 12th grade interested in selling can register online or at the Library until Nov. 11.
@CAMBRIA LIBRARY THURSDAYS, 8:30 @MORRO BAY LIBRARY
Learn how to check out and download digital magazines, ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more FREE from the Library using Hoopla, RBDigital, or Overdive. Registration is required.
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