Crafts for Children, Tax Assistance, Story Time, Knitting and More

Looking for a last minute gift for your Valentine? Stop by the Children’s Desk Tuesday, Feb. 13, between 3-5 p.m., to create a Valentine paperweight for someone special. Supplies are limited so come early.

Free Tax Assistance

As in prior years, the Library will partner with AARP Tax Aide to provide free basic income tax return preparation assistance on Saturdays, beginning Feb. 3.

According to Adult Services Librarian Karen Christiansen, “In addition, if you are looking for a particular tax form, chances are the Paso Robles City Library can help. The Library is one of the few places you can go for assistance with both federal and state tax forms. We also carry instruction booklets for the most common forms, and Reference Desk staff can assist with accessing and printing forms from websites.”

To schedule an appointment for Saturday tax preparation assistance call the Library, 805-237-3870, beginning Jan. 16. Available time slots fill fast so call early.

Knitting with Meta

Knitting fun for beginning and intermediate knitters, age 13 and up, continues with master knitter Meta Nesbit on Saturday, February 10, 10:30-Noon in the Library Conference Room.

All the basics will be covered including casting on, knit, purl, and bind off. All supplies will be provided for the beginning knitter. More experienced knitters are welcome to bring their own projects, so get that half-finished scarf or sweater out of the closet and receive expert advice on how to complete it. Our instructor, Meta, is an accomplished knitter, and is the former owner of Metaphor Yarns where she taught knitting classes and provided assistance to knitters of all skill levels. Plus, a follow-up class will be offered on Monday, Feb. 12, beginning at 6 p.m.

Story Time

Mother Goose on the Loose

For ages 0-18 months, second and fourth Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.

An early literacy program that uses nursery rhymes and songs to create positive connections between children and their caregivers.

Attendance is limited to the first 10 participants (one caregiver/one child) only.

Toddler Story Time

For ages 1-3, every Friday, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.

Stories, movement, music and a simple craft. Children begin to learn listening skills in a program geared to the interests and abilities of the littlest listeners. Adults must accompany their child to the Story Room.

Preschool Story Time

For ages 3-6, every Monday, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. in the Story Hour Room.

Stories, movement, music and a craft. Children can practice listening and socialization skills while having lots of fun.

Space is limited for above programs.

Grandparents & Books

For all ages, every Wednesday, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Story Hour Room.

Offers a less structured experience with book time and activities shared informally on a drop-in basis by volunteer grandparents.