Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Poets and pumpkins and tales (oh my!)
Special to the Bonanza
October is a transition month for the Tahoe region: shorter days, changing colors, and battening down the hatches for the cold days ahead.
Stop by any of the region’s libraries and check out our varied collection of stew recipes, great autumn hikes, winterizing tips, and fun family activities for the long nights ahead.
We offer stimulating talks, computer classes, story times, and some not-too-scary Halloween options. Come explore your local libraries. We aim to be everything for everyone!
Kings Beach Library:
All October: Pumpkin Palooza returns! Decorate an un-carved pumpkin in a literary theme, display it at the library until Oct. 31st , and perhaps you will win the Grand Prize!
Oct. 18-24: Celebrate Teen Read Week. Activities for teens all week long.
Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.: READbox Noche de cine Coroline y la puerta secreta ¡Lee el libro y únete con nosotros a ver la película! Vamos a proveer palomitas. Te sugerimos que traigas tu almohada, una cobija y algo para beber.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 6:30 p.m.: Tahoe Talks – Is the Constitution Still Relevant? Be part of the conversation as we discuss the relevance of the U.S. Constitution in today’s modern world.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:-6:30 p.m.: Spiders and Pumpkins and Bats, Oh My! Join us for Halloween stories, songs and rhymes at the spooky old Veteran’s Hall in Truckee. For children ages 4-12. Wear your costume!
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.: Spine-Chilling Tales from Truckee and Beyond. Prepare to be haunted by storytellers Stefanie Belson and Lucinda deLorimier at the Veteran’s Hall in Truckee. For teens and adults. Costumes welcome. Free admission.
Sierra Nevada College:
Thursday, Oct. 22, 5-7 p.m.: Keith Knight, cartoonist, rapper, and multimedia artist and creator of the celebrated K-Chronicles, will be displaying his work and sharing an Art Talk at the Tahoe Gallery on the 3rd floor of SNC’s Prim Library.
Friday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.: Writers in the Woods, Luis Alberto Urrea — acclaimed author of 13 books across multiple genres including The Devil’s Highway and Into the Beautiful North.
Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Public Library.
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