National Library Week Events for Kids & Teens
Visit the Madelyn Helling Library and Grass Valley Library-Royce Branch, April 13-20 for activities for children and teens to celebrate National Library Week. Preschool children, 7 and under, can participate in our ultimate Play Date, Thursday, April 16 from 10am-12pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Fun and messy activity stations to include moon sand, bubbles, art and more. Visit the Madelyn Helling Library every day for special activities and giveaways every day during the week.
For Teen Literature Day, Thursday April 16, local author Kim Culbertson will be conducting a writing workshop for ages 12 and up starting at 4:00pm at the Madelyn Helling Library. Kim will lead participants through several writing exercises focusing on using sensory detail to develop their own unique voice. There will also be a Q&A with Kim about writing - the craft as well as the business. Also on Thursday from 4-5, the Grass Valley Library’s Anime and Manga Otaku Club will be talking cosplay and making accessories, including Naruto headbands. Finally, Friday night from 6-9 pm, our Teen Movie Night movie is Big Hero 6. Teens 13-18 are invited to stay after the movie to play Capture the Flag in the stacks. Free pizza and popcorn provided, while supplies last.
Classics Matinee: every 3rd Friday at Madelyn Helling @ 2pm.
Library Geek! Come armed with your tech dilemmas and questions, and the Library Geek with spend up to 20 minutes with you to find a solution for your problem. 2nd Tueday of the month, 3-5 pm. Come in person to sign up for a time slot, or just show up.
Enki, a new eBook platform created by librarians, is the place for discovery, helping you find new gems, classic novels and eye-opening nonfiction. It’s your only source for bestsellers before they catch fire, and it’s where you can learn something new from renowned authors. Indulge your curiosity!
Check out Bookmyne, an app for your smartphone or tablet. BookMyne is compatible with Android, iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
Get quick access to your library account to renew, request or update you account. Barcode scanning capability available using iPhone and Android phones' camera function.
Supported in French, Spanish, German and English languages.
The BookMyne app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Android Market for free.
Lawyer in the Library
Do you have a legal question that you could use some consultation on? Staff from the County's Public Defender's office will be available to help you, for free, with criminal legal advice for up to 10 minutes.
The Madelyn Helling Library is pleased to partner with the Public Defender's office to make the Lawyer in the Library program available. Once a month, lawyers will be available to consult on issues, with no legal ramifications for the participant. Any member of the public can request a time slot with the lawyer from 3-5 PM on the first Friday of every month. These private consultations will be held in the Prospector and Gold Rush rooms in the Technology Center of the Madelyn Helling Library.While you do not have to reserve a time to meet with the Lawyers in the Library, if you would like more in-depth help you can call the Library at 265-7050 to reserve a time and to give a short background of your issue. This will enable your consultant to more thoroughly research your specific issue.
at Madelyn Helling Library from Noon-12:30 pm on the 1st & 4th Saturdays.
K-4th graders welcome!
Come visit with the Uncommon Readers Book Club: held the last Wednesday of the month, 10:30-noon in the Gene Albaugh Room at the Madelyn Helling Library. Bring yours to discuss and share! Please enter through the Children's Library Door. For more information call Claire, 265-1551.
Spanish Storytime at the Truckee Library
Spanish Storytime is cancelled for Sat., February 28th. Please join us at 10:30am Sat., March 28th.
Join us at the Truckee Library every last Saturday of the month for bilingual storytime. Story reader Reyna Sanchez-Lopez will present lively books and activities to introduce children to the wonders of reading and the treasure of books at the Library. Come to sing songs, learn rhymes, hear stories, and get library cards for yourself and your children.
Truckee resident Reyna Sanchez-Lopez has worked as an instructor of independent living skills to the disabled, as an advisor to the Nevada County Library Literacy Service concerning health education, and you may have seen her greeting you at KidZone.Spanish Storytime will go from 10:30 to 11:00 am. The programs are best for children ages three through six, but all family members are welcome.
Friends of the Nevada County Libraries Monthly Book Sale
Held the first Saturday of every month at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research, 211 N. Pine Street in Nevada City. Hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Check the monthly events calendar for the current highlighted subject for the month. Thousands of paperback and hardback books– fiction, non-fiction, children’s, and collectible books- will be available for 25¢ to $3.00. Your gently used books can be donated at any Nevada County library branch or outside Raley's grocery in Grass Valley. This is a great way to support your local libraries. Proceeds go toward library materials, programs and equipment. You can also get really great deals on like-new books. For additional information, phone (530) 265-1407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Madelyn Helling Library is hosting a silent auction series of rare and collectible books and materials made available to the Library through the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. The items can be viewed and bid upon at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, California. Bids must be made in person.