All the goods on happenings at the Paso Robles Library

Library Book Club’s Good Reads for Fall

The Buddha in the Attic — September’s Title 

Buddha in the AtticThis fall, as part of its California Conversations on Immigration classes and events, the Paso Robles City Library will be discussing books with a theme of immigration and migration in California.

September’s title is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. Finalist for the National Book Award, Otsuka’s novel tells the story of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early-20th Century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant labor, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.

The discussion begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Library Conference Room. Looking ahead, October’s title will be Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes; December’s title will be My Hollywood by Mona Simpson. For more information on the Library’s Book Club or other adult programs, contact Karen Christiansen at 237-3870 or kchristiansen@prcity.com

How to Download eBooks to Your Device 

Workshop to help you navigate library’s free Overdrive collection 

Are you confused about how to use the library’s downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks? On Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library Volunteer Connie Dreisbach will provide instruction on getting started with eMaterials using the library’s Overdrive collection and your device. No matter what device you are using (iOS, Kindle, or Android), the class will help you create an account and begin downloading right away. Bring your device with you so you can follow along.

Go to www.prcity.com/government/departments/library/calendar.asp beginning Monday, August 28 to sign up.

Buried Treasures of the North County! 

New fall program at the Paso Robles City Library 

Hiner Group

Members of the local Hiner Group of Metal Detectors have discovered coins, jewelry, military medals, silverware, and even a cannonball from the late 1700’s.

What lies buried beneath local ranch lands? What can we learn from the artifacts from times gone by? Who helped settle this area we now call home? On Thursday, September 28, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room, members of the local Hiner Group of Metal Detectors will present the history of the rare and unusual items they have discovered—including coins, jewelry, military medals, silverware, and even a cannonball from the late 1700’s. Fans of the National Geographic show Diggers will be amazed by the findings of locals Dale Hiner, Bob Ellis, Jimmy Wilkins, and Rod Johnson as they take us on a walk through our past.

Visit www.prcity.com/government/departments/library/calendar.asp beginning Monday, September 11 to sign up.

French Hens 

First in this Fall’s Make It @ Your Library Series 

French HenThe folk art tradition in France can be traced back to the late 1600’s when the Quimper Company began producing their tin-glazed earthenware housewares such as bowls, plates, jars, and tiles. On Saturday, September 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Library Conference Room, you can create a French hen ornament reminiscent of the traditional folk art style of France. Instead of painting your designs, you will learn basic embroidery and hand sewing techniques to make this cute decoration for your home. Looking ahead, plan on creating Dia de los Muertos shrines in October and Parol Lanterns in November.

Space is limited so visit www.prcity.com/government/departments/library/calendar.asp beginning Monday, Aug. 21 to sign up for this September class. This event is appropriate for ages 16 and up.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, please call 237-3870 or visit www.prcity.com/library.