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Branch Events and Activities


Activities for April 2013

Printable Events Calendar for April 2013 (Adobe PDF)



Arvin Branch WiFi

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 2:30 pm

Bilingual Strorytime
stories for all ages in english and spanish!

Thu. 4/4 4 pm Game Day: Board Games
Thu. 4/11 4 pm Kinect Games


Delano Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.


Beale Memorial Library WiFi

Day Date Time Event
Volunteers Needed logoVolunteer Opportunities: Beale's Orientation Meetings are in Gates Computer Lab, 2nd floor. For more information, call 661-868-0745.

Volunteer Orientation: Saturday, April 13, 3 p.m.

Volunteers for all other branches, please call your local branch.
Library Tours: Library Tours are available by appointment. Elementary schools (Grades 1 - 6) please call the Arkelian Children's Library, (661) 868-0750. Secondary schools & adults (Grades 7 and up), please call the Reference Desk, (661) 868-0770.

For all other branches, please contact your neighborhood library.
Tue all 11 am Preschool Storytime - Stories for ages 3 - 5.
Wed all 11 am - 1 pm Personal Computer Coach.
Signup at the Reference Desk or call 868-0770 to reserve a 30 minute session with a volunteer coach for one-on-one computer learning.
Fri all 10:30 am Toddler Storytime - 18 mo. - 2 yrs.
Sat all 2 pm Math Clinic & Homework Help
Get help with math! Registration required: call 868-0770. GMP Room, 2nd floor.
Tue & Wed 4/2 & 4/3 11 am - 5 pm The OverDrive® Digital Bookmobile National Tour
For two days only, visit the Digital Bookmobile which will showcase the free eBook &
eAudiobook download services from Kern County Library. Readers of all ages will learn how to download from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos.

The bookmobile also features a gadget gallery demonstrating Kindle®, iPod® touch,
Android™ tablet, NOOK™, Sony® Reader™, BlackBerry®, Windows® Phone, that
will assist visitors in discovering portable devices that are compatible with the library’s
download service.
Thu 4/4 5:30 pm Lego Club!
Tue 4/9 5:30 pm A Brief Autobiography
In this memoir workshop, participants will introduce themselves, share their personal and family stories; and may write privately or anonymously. Tejon Room.
Sat 4/13 11 am Basques of Kern County
Authors Stephen Bass & George Ansolabehere present their new book tracing the history of the community from the Age of Exploration to present. Tejon Room.
Sat 4/13 2 pm The Imaginators
The Imaginators by Dwayne Hartford is the story of three children and the power of imagination. It will move children to discover their own strengths and embrace the unlimited power of their imaginations. A Play by the CSUB Theater for Young Audiences
Tue 4/16 1 pm Understanding the Results of Your DNA Test
Come learn how to understand your genealogical history through your DNA! Tejon Room.
Thu 4/18 5 pm Sketchbook Challenge
Bring your sketchbook to share art & mixed media.
Sat 4/20 pt 1 11 am - 12 pm
pt 2 1 pm - 2 pm
A Morning in Old Bryant
Author Mike Martin presents a history of a town in the Creek Indian Nation and the migration of some of its residents to the San Joaquin Valley.
Tue 4/23 5:30 pm The Backdrop of History
This workshop will explore participants’ personal narrative for joining the military. We will discuss and write about the political times during which you entered the military. Tejon Room.
Wed 4/24 4 pm Building Your Investment Income Foundations
Learn strategies to create income for expected & unexpected life events during retirement; presented by Edward Jones.
Thu 4/25 3:30 pm Art in the Afternoon
Mobile art for children 8 and up.
Thu 4/25 5 pm Smart Military Money
Find resources for free money, saving & retirement planning tips for veterans & service members. Computer Lab, 2nd floor
Fri 4/26 3:30 pm Wii & Kinect Games
Fri 4/26 4 pm Thank You Volunteers!
Kern County Library Thanks all of our volunteers for their help throughout the year.
Sat 4/27 11 am Adult Creative Writing Workshop
Learn tips & techniques for creative writing.
Sat 4/27 2 pm Financing the Small Business
Learn how to apply for a business loan, develop a business plan, and discover what bankers look for in loan applications; presented by CSUB Small Business Development Center. Tejon Room
Tue 4/30 11 am Bilingual Storytime
Stories in english and spanish for all ages!
 
Free Computer Classes
All classes are held in the Beale Memorial Library, Gates Computer Lab, 2nd floor, 701 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301. All classes except Computer Basics require knowledge of keyboard and mouse. The Gates Computer Lab is closed 30 minutes before and after each class. For more information call: 661-868-0770.

Want to learn more? See the Computers and Technology page for more tutorial resources.
Wednesdays all Month 11 am - 1 pm Personal Computer Coach: 1-on-1 Sessions
Space is limited, please call to reserve a time slot with a volunteer tutor. 661.868.0770
Sat 4/13 4 pm Internet Basics
Learn tips & tricks for finding reliable websites & effective search strategies.

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Bryce C. Rathbun Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

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Delano Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.


Delano Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

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Frazier Park Branch WiFi

Day Date Time Event
Wed all 5:30 pm Family Storytime- stories for all ages

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Taft Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.


Lamont BranchWiFi

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

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Kern River Valley Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

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Northeast Branch WiFi

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime - Stories for ages 3 - 5.
       
MOVIES!!!
Fri 4/5 3 pm Emperors New Groove
Fri 4/12 3 pm Thumbelina
Fri 4/19 3 pm Shrek
Fri 4/26 3 pm Tangled

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Ridgecrest Branch WiFi

Day Date Time Event
Thu all 11 am Preschool Storytime - Stories for ages 3-5.
Sat all 5 pm Chess
Learn and play the game of chess! For adults and children with adult supervision.
Sat 4/6 2 pm Barks & Books
Children read to therapy dogs for practice.
Sat 4/13 9 am - 10 am Used Book Sale - Members Pre-Sale
Sat 4/13 11 am - 3 pm Used Book Sale - General Public Sale
Tue 4/16 5:45 pm Koran by Heart
Enjoy a screening of an HBO documentary from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival; part of the Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys grant.
Sat 4/20 1 pm Adult Book Group
Join in our monthly book discussion, this month's book is "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton.

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Southwest Branch WiFi

Day Date Time Event
Wed all 11 am Preschool Storytime
Stories for ages 3 - 5.
Thu all 11 am Toddler Storytime
Active play and stories for ages 18 mo. - 2 yrs.
Sat all 10:30 am Grandma's Attic Storytime
Stories for all ages.
Sat 4/13 3 pm Scrabble Day
Tue 4/16 4:30 pm Video Game Dance Party
Sat 4/20 3 pm Money Smart Week for Kids
Make a piggy bank & learn about savings!
Thu 4/25 4 pm Lego Club
 
call 661.664.7716 for more details.

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Taft Branch

Day Date Time Event
Wed all 11 am Preschool Storytime
Stories for ages 3 - 5.
Thu all 11 am Toddler Storytime
Active play and stories for ages 18 mo. - 2 yrs.
Sat all 10:30 am Grandma's Attic Storytime
Stories for all ages.
Sat 4/13 3 pm Scrabble Day
Tue 4/16 4:30 pm Video Game Dance Party
Sat 4/20 3 pm Money Smart Week for Kids
Make a piggy bank & learn about savings!
Thu 4/25 4 pm Lego Club
 
call 661.664.7716 for more details.

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Tehachapi Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

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Wanda Kirk (Rosamond) Branch

Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

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Day Date Time Event
Kids Summer Reading Program Events
Wed 6/13 10 a.m. @ Lost Hills - Omnipresent Puppet Theater
Fri 6/29 10 a.m. @ Glennville - The Magic of Christopher Lopez
Day Date Time Event
Tue all 11:45 am Toddler Storytime
Children ages 1.5 to 3 years old.

Day Date Time Event
Kids Summer Reading Program Events
Wed 6/13 10 a.m. @ Lost Hills - Omnipresent Puppet Theater
Fri 6/29 10 a.m. @ Glennville - The Magic of Christopher Lopez


 
   
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