Whether you have your itinerary filled with family gatherings or are just taking it easy this holiday season, we hope that you find some time to celebrate with the Library. We have plenty of great events throughout the month, and as always plenty of books and movies to pass the long winter nights. Though we will be closed on December 25 in observance of Christmas Day, remember that the digital library is always open. So, if you receive an e-reader or tablet from someone you can immediately start enjoying it with free e-books, digital magazines, music, and movies from the Library! We at the Library wish you a safe and healthy December, and we look forward to serving you in 2018!
Chris Barnickel, Director
Chase McMunn, Assistant Director
BOOK LIST Carve out some holiday downtime for these new releases.
Borrow digital magazines for free with your library card and the RBdigital app. Hundreds of titles are available at your fingertips. Download to your device, or browse online. No returns, no late fees!
KIDS' PICKS Our youth librarians put their noggins together to come up with a list of their favorite picture books, chapter books, and young adult novels. Take a look at their selections for Best Youth Books of 2017.
NOON YEAR'S EVE PARTIES
SAT, DEC 30, 11:30-12
@MORRO BAY LIBRARY SAT, DEC 30, 11:30-12
@LOS OSOS LIBRARY
Some of us are too little to stay up until midnight. Come celebrate a bit early at the Noon Year's Eve Party at the library. We will have music, dancing, games, and a countdown to noon to bring in the New Year. Ages 0-10.
SLO MAKERSPACE HOLIDAY FAIRE SAT, DEC 9, 11-3
@SLO MAKERSPACE 81 HIGUERA ST
Over 20 SLO County entrepreneurs, artists, crafters, and makers will have their holiday delights on display. Library staff will be on hand to register you for new cards. Gift wrap service and kids MAKE activity stations to keep little elves busy. PLEASE NOTE: MAKERSPACE WILL BE CLOSED TO MEMBERS DURING THE FAIRE.
4-H VEX ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
SAT, DEC 16, 12-1:30
MORRO BAY LIBRARY
Build and program your own robot, then face down other robots to see who can create the tallest tower. Registration is required. Ages 8–14.
SAT, DEC 9, 10-12
ARROYO GRANDE LIBRARY
Support local children selling their own homemade crafts during the Arroyo Grande Library Book Sale. Organic bath items, jewelry, hand-knit scarves, succulents, ornaments, and more! Everything is $5 or less!
PRINCE AND PRINCESS TEA PARTY SAT, DEC 9, 10:30
Calling all princes and princesses! Our party includes a special visit from a prince and princess. For children ages 4-10. Registration required.
CITIZENSHIP PREP CLASS/ CLASE DE CIUDADANIA
SAN LUIS OBISPO LIBRARY
Prepare for the citizenship exam. No registration required. Free.
Preparese para el Examen de Naturalización. No es necesario registrarse. Clases son absolutamente gratis.
KIDS' WINTER HOLIDAY BOOKS
Ring in the winter holidays with one of these great new books to read to a loved one, to give away, or to just savor for yourself.
Need some inspiration? We combed the stacks just for you.
DEC 4 THROUGH JAN 31 ATASCADERO LIBRARY
This exhibit includes original art created by George Asdel, Nixson Borah, Sheri DeBro, Jeri Edwards, Kees Frazier, Sandi Heller, and Cheryl Strahl. Their works express the theme in pastels, gouache, acrylic, pen and ink, encaustic, mixed media and photography.
BOOKED FOR LUNCH FRI, DEC 8, NOON–1:00 CAYUCOS LIBRARY
This dynamic book group meets monthly to discuss a variety of books. Bring what you are reading to share! No registration required. Adults.
THE GRASPING ROOT
WEDS, DEC 20, 3:30–5:00
SAN LUIS OBISPO LIBRARY
Local author Margaret Pinard presents her new novel, The Grasping Root. Join us for a lively discussion including poetry, singing, and refreshments! Adults.
SHELL BEACH 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. Drop-ins welcome.