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LITERARY Gatherings, Readings, Poetry Jams - Sonoma County CALENDAR


LITERARY Gatherings, Readings, Poetry Jams
Sonoma County CALENDAR

by Vesta Copestakes

Join like minds who love to read, write and recite. Plenty of people to share your passion for the written and spoken word...Enjoy!


The Egrets on 9th St.- Writer: Carol Ciavonne recently published “The Birds: An Assemblage of Egrets” in the online literary magazine, Entropy. Carol Ciavonne’s essays and reviews have appeared in Poetry Flash, Xantippe, and Pleiades. Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Boston Review, Colorado Review, New American Writing and How2, among other journals. Her collection of poetry, Azimuth (2014) is available from Jaded Ibis Press. A selection from the poems in Birdhouse Dialogues (LaFi Publishers 2013) with artist Susana Amundaraín, has been performed by The Imaginists theater group in Northern Californi

Sonoma County Library - Coffee with the Director ~ Please join us for the new series of Coffee with the Director forums. These FREE events will provide an opportunity for residents to converse with Sonoma County Library Director Brett Lear, ask questions, discuss issues, or simply meet the Director. For more information, call 707-545-0831 x 1553. These events will be held monthly at each of the Sonoma County Library branches so that residents across the county can participate. Dates, times, and locations are posted on the library website at
June at Sonoma Valley Library
July at Northwest Library

WordTemple Poetry Series ~ 7p at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St, Sebastopol.

Jun 27 ~ Literary Event at Healdsburg Center for the Arts ~ An Evening with the Twisted Mind of Author James Boyle; “His dark fiction falls somewhere within the suspense/horror tradition.” At Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 130 Plaza St, 6-8p. Free. No-host wine bar and refreshments. Opening Music: Songwriter and Performer Hugh Gallagher.

Jun 27 ~ Redwood Writers Open Mic ~ Featuring William Haigwood, 2-4p. Open mic sign-up starts at 1:30. First come, first served. Open mic limited to five minutes per person. Gaia's Garden, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

Jul 27 ~ Sons of Noir ~ Ed Coletti and David Madgalene, co-editors of the fiction anthology Sons of Noir: Murder and Mayhem by San Francisco North Bay Writers (Round Barn Press, June 2015) will host a Sonoma County book launch reading at SoCo Coffee **1015 4th St, Santa Rosa** from 5-7. Readers will include Pat Nolan, David Beckman, Gary Brandt, Ed Coletti, and David Madgalene. Waights Taylor, Jr. and Jonah Raskin have also contributed stories. Admission is free.

Jun 30 ~ Redwood Writers Fiction Book Club  ~ Historical fiction and a detective mystery are the subjects of the Redwood Writers book club during May and June to be held at Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village. The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Montgomery Village store, 775 Village Court. For more information, go to

Three Upcoming Events Featuring Waights Taylor and Kiss of Salvation ~ 
Jun 30 ~
Redwood Writers/Copperfield’s Book Club, 6 - 7 p at Copperfield’s—Montgomery Village, 775 Village Ct., Santa Rosa
Jul 12 ~ Redwood Writers Annual Author’s Launch and Book Sale, 2 - 5 p at Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa
Jul 21 ~ Hot Summer Nights at Copperfield’s ~ 7 - 8 p at Copperfield’s—Montgomery Village, 775 Village Ct., Santa Rosa

Jul 5 ~ REDWOOD CAFE FIRST SUNDAY SERIES ~ Poetry and Music featuring highlights from “Call Down the Angel.” Ed Coletti, Kirk Lumpkin, the Word-Music Continuum, Steve Shain, and David Madgalene. Series Hosts: Geri DiGiorno and Bill Vartnaw. FREE and open to the public. 5-7p at REDWOOD CAFE, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati.

Hot Summer Nights ~ Redwood Writers and Copperfield’s Books present Hot Summer Nights, four Tuesday evenings of free author readings in July. The readings will be held at Copperfield’s Books in Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. All readings are from 7-8 p.m. For more information, go to
July 7 ~ Young Adult and Children’s Fiction ~ Featured authors are Billie Payton-Settles, Charles Markee, Sandy Baker and Catharine Bramkamp. 
July 14 ~ Historical Fiction ~ Featured authors are Alla Crone, Arletta Dawdy, William Haigwood, and Gene McCreary. 
July 21 ~ Fiction ~ Featured authors are Sheri Graves, Waights Taylor, David Hooper and Jeanne Miller. 
July 28 ~ Non-fiction and Memoir ~ Featured authors are Ann Hutchinson, Wendell Williams, Lee Gant and Auriela McCarthy. 

Jul 10 ~ Three Poets at OCA ~ Rebecca Patrascu, Else Rosager, Clara Rosemarda. These fine local poets will read selected pieces from their new collections Before Noon, So Far and Naked Branches. Q & A and book signing. Event is free and refreshments available for a small donation. 7p at Occidental Center for the Arts is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Ct. off Bohemian Hwy, Occidental.

Jul 12 ~ Author Launch Celebration by Redwood Writers ~ Members of Redwood Writers proudly bring forward 18 of their new literary efforts from 2-5 p.m. at the Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. Admission is free for all members of the general public, and $5 for members. Sponsored by Redwood Writers. For more information, go to

July 16 ~ Writers Forum ~ Writers Forum presenter Tina Folsom will talk about "All you ever wanted to know about self-publishing and didn't dare to ask," 6:30-8:30 pm. $15 Petaluma Comm. Ctr. 320 N. McDowell Blvd,

Jul 16 ~ CPAC's Books on Stage ~ Cloverdale Performing Arts Center continues its popular series of free readings with poet Jodi Hottel and fiction writer Stefanie Freele who will read from their award-winning published works. 7 to 9 PM. No charge. Theatre located at 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. 707-894-2214

Jul 19 ~ Jack London Book Release Party ~ Telling a story in pictures is Jack London State Historic Park, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local author Elisa Stancil Levine is released June 22, 2015 and all proceeds from sales of the book will be donated to the Park. The book boasts vintage images, many of which have never been published. Jack London State Historic Park will host a Book Release party and opportunity to meet the author from 1-3 pm in the portico of the House of Happy Walls. Admission to the party is free (except for usual parking fee of $10 per car at entrance kiosk). 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen.

Jul 19 ~ Healdsburg Literary Guild Third Sunday Salon with Poet Casey & Novelist Eugene McCreary ~ The readings are held 1:30-3:30p at The Bean Affair at 1270 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. Following the featured readers, there will be an open mic. Open mic sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. The afternoon also includes a raffle and book sales.

Jul 25 ~ Redwood Writers Open Mike ~ at Gaia’s Garden, Santa Rosa from 2-4 p with featured readers Teresa Henry and Charles Markee. All interested writers are invited to sign up for the second half.

Aug 8 ~  “Redwood Writers Library Open Mic” ~ hosted by Jean Wong.The theme in August is “Family.” The general public is invited to sign up to read. 10 a.m.-noon At the Santa Rosa Central Library, 211 E St., Santa Rosa, (707) 545-0831. For details, go to

Aug 9 ~ Linda Lee on The Author Website ~ How to build one that works. Essential compnents of a writer's website that will generate interest. 3-5pm - arrive at 2:30 to regoster and network. Hosted by redwood Writers. Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St. Santa Rosa $5 member, $8 non-members INFO:

Aug 29 ~ Digging Our Poetic Roots - Poems from Sonoma County ~ This is when the WordTemple Poetry Series will host the kick-off reading for the culmination of my poet laureate project. Many poets included in the anthology will be on hand to read their poems.


Directory of Sonoma County Writers ~ The Literary Update is creating a directory of Sonoma County Writers. If you are interested in being listed, send the material you would like included: e.g., photo (jpg), 100-word bio, web and/or blog links, and contact information. E-mail to sonomacountyliteraryupdate@gmail.com

Sitting Room anthology 2015 ~ The theme for 2015 is "An overlooked female author." Share a body of work or a single book by an author neglected, ignored, or underestimated by the academy and by the general reading public. Persuade us, cajole us, why would would "just love" to read this author generally or a specific book of hers. Anyone may participate. The editor this year is Lucille Friesen, who graciously volunteered this major assignment. How to send? Go to the Style Guide!

WriterSpeak ~ GEM Productions is looking for North Bay writers who are interested in appearing as a guest on WriterSpeak, a half hour talk show that will allow you to promote your work. Looking for Local writers who have a book, e-book, anthology, play or screenplay to talk about. $125 fee to cover production costs. For more info, contact Gary Carnivele: 707.225.1302 Email:

Writers Forum ~ features a variety of presenters exploring the craft and business of writing on the third Thursday of each month. Petaluma Community Center at Lucchesi Park, 320 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma. NEW TIME: 6:30 to 8:30p, $15 at the door. 

Snoopy's Writers ~ CURRENTLY our "Think Tank" is talking about "What is Plot?" Snoopy’s Writers meet EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1-4 pm at THE WARM PUPPY CAFE. Some of us write and some of us talk about writing while we write. We do not hold to traditional rules of order about "meeting". Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy’s Home Ice, 1667 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Info: Georgette G. deBlois


Early Literacy ~ Events for children at Sonoma County libraries. READ-TALK-PLAY-SING programs at all library branches. Schedule:

Free Bookmobile Info  707.520.4536  Check us out on Facebook: 
Volunteer Opportunities! Looking for motivated persons and families to help with book drives, book pickup/delivery, event promotion, sorting, and on-site assistance at our big events.

Bookmobile Schedule:
6/16: Boyes Hot Springs / Fiesta Center  5 - 6:30 Pm
7/4: Roseland / Dollar Tree, Sebastopol Rd  9 - 10:30 Am
7/4: Kenwood / 4th of July BBQ, Plaza Park  11:30 Am - 2 Pm
7/4: Glen Ellen / Post Office  2:30 - 3:30 Pm
7/4: Boyes Hot Springs / Fiesta Center  4 - 5:30 Pm
7/14: Geyserville  5:30 - 7 Pm
7/18: Larkfield / Larkfield Center  10 - 11:30 Am
7/18: Santa Rosa / SR Marketplace, Kawana Springs Rd  12 - 1:30 Pm
7/18: Cotati / Oliver's Market  2 - 3:30 Pm
7/19: Freestone  9 - 10 Am
7/19: Valley Ford  10:30 - 11:30 Am
7/19: Bodega Bay / Farmers Market (Community Center)  12 - 2 Pm
7/19: Jenner  2:30 - 3:45 Pm
7/19: Monte Rio  4:15 - 5:30 Pm
August 12 - the Bookmobile will be at the Gazette's Celebrate Community party in Forestville's Downtown park - come vvisit - bring books - have fun with us!
We would love to know where you think we should distribute books.  We especially appreciate advance notice of fairs, festivals, and other rural and low-income area events that don't charge an entrance fee.  Don't be shy, drop us a line... 

Bookmobile Donation Locations Your books aren't having much fun getting dusty on the shelf! Please take a moment to box up the best of your collection and drop them off at any of the locations below:
Paul's Empire Head Shop & Engine Supply ~ 112 Roberts Ave, Santa Rosa (546-4324)

Exchange Bank ~ 136 Calistoga Rd, Santa Rosa (539-1505)
Exchange Bank ~ 6290 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park (584-7300)
Argent Bank ~ 201 North Main St, Sebastopol (827-2265)

Argent Bank ~ Inside G&G Market, 701-B Sonoma Mtn Pkwy, Petaluma (781-2265)
The Windsor UPS Store ~ 9048 Brooks Rd South, Windsor (838-3853)
Sonoma 76 Station ~ 195 West Napa St, Sonoma (996-3555)

Sonoma County Libraries ~ Visit for event details

Jul 21-24 ~ Donate Books for SAY Nerdfighters events ~ Let's support the teens at SAY (Social Advocates for Youth) by donating a book in excellent condition for the new SAY Dream Center.

thru Aug 14 ~ Lunch at the Library ~ The Sonoma County Library is partnering with the Redwood Empire Food Bank to offer free nutritious meals to kids 18 and younger at 6 library locations during the summer of 2015. For a location near you click here or call 707.523.7903.

Central Santa Rosa Library, 211 E St, Santa Rosa
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog ~ 11a
Every Tue ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 10:30a
Every Tue ~ Babytime (3-17 months) 11:15a
Every Tue ~ Plaisir de Lire (ages 5 & up) 3:15p
Every Wed ~ After-Nap Wiggle Time (age 3-36 months) 3:30p
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Every Thu thru Aug 27 ~ Youth Chess Club 10:30a

Every 2nd Thur ~ Great Books 1p
Jun 27 ~ Hula Mai 2p
Jul 1 ~ Magical Moonshine Theatre: The 3 Little Pigs (ages 5 & up) 2p
Jul 1 ~ Calligraphy Workshop (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 8 ~ Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater: Episode 1: Adventure in Space! (ages 5 & up) 2p
Jul 8 ~ Make Your Own Magic (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 8 ~ Adult Literacy: Volunteer Tutor Orientation 6:30p
Jul 9 ~ Great Books 10 The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Jul 11 ~ Adult Literacy: Tutor Training 10a
Jul 14 ~ Mystery Book Discussion 12p Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem Van De Wetering
Jul 15 ~ Jungle James: Animal Adventures (ages 5 & up) 2p
Jul 15 ~ So You Want To Be an Author (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 18 ~ Sonoma Mountain Trio 2p
Jul 19 ~ Los Gu'achis 2p
Jul 22 ~Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 2p
Jul 25 ~ Matsuri! 1p
Jul 28 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion 12 & 1p Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E.Thomas
Jul 29 ~ Summer Reading FINALE -- with Superhero Training Camp (ages 3 & up) 2p

Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime - Ages 2-5 10:30a
Jun 27 ~ 3 on a Match 2p
Jun 30 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 2:30p
Jul 7 ~ Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 2:30p
Jul 9 ~ Book Discussion: "The Flamethrowers," by Rachel Kushner 2p
Jul 14 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 2:30p
Jul 16 ~ Page to Screen Teen Movie Series (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 21 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 2:30p
Jul 23 ~ PerlerPalooza! (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 25 ~ Los Gu'achis 2p
Jul 28 ~ Summer Reading FINALE! 2:30p

Guerneville Regional Library14107 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville
Every Tue ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
July 1 @ 11 am - Magical Moonshine Theatre “Three Little Pigs”
July 2 @ 3-5pm Henna Art with Beth Bowman.  
Jul 8 @ 11 am Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater: Episode 1: Adventure in Space!
July 9 @ 12:30 pm  Book Discussion group. “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan Philip-Senda
July 10 @ 3:30pm and Wednesday July 15 @ 6 pm - 3D Printing WorkshopJuly 15 @ 11am Jungle James: Animal Adventures
July 11 @ 2 pm California Sparks: Places of romance and Inspiration
July 18 @ 2 pm   3 On A Match
July 22 @ 11 am Magician Mike
July 25 @ 2 pm  Jim Adams Duo
July 29 @ 11 am  Superhero Training Camp.
July 29 @ 3-4:30 pm Comic Making 101 

Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St, Healdsburg
Every Fri ~ Wee Read Bilingüe (0-24 months) 10:30a
Every Tue ~ Preschool Storytime (Ages 2-5) 10:30a
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog 11a
Every Wed thru Jul 29 ~ Book Chats (grades 3-6) 11a
Every Wed, Jul 8-29 ~ Summer Cinema 3p

Jun 30 ~ BiblioBop Dance Party (ages 0-5) 10:30a
Jun 30 ~ Make Your Own Magic (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 2 ~ Magical Moonshine Theatre: The 3 Little Pigs (ages 5 & up) 11a
Jul 9 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 9 ~ Henna Art (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 11 ~ "Build it" Lego Club (ages 5-12) 1p
Jul 15 ~ Summer Cinema 3p The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Rated PG)
Jul 16 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 21 ~ Page to Screen Teen Movie Series (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 23 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 11a
Jul 30 ~ Summer Reading FINALE - with Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 11a
Jul 30 ~ Teen Games Lounge (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 31 ~ Family Reading Forts "After Hours" (all ages) 6:30p

Northwest Santa Rosa Library, 150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa
Every Thu ~ Read to a PALS Dog 3:30p
Every Fri ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 10:30a
Every Sat ~ Cuentos y Cantos Bilingual Storytime (ages/edades 0-5) 10:30a
Jun 30 ~ Henna Art (grades 7-12) 4p
Jul 2 ~ Magical Moonshine Theatre: The 3 Little Pigs (ages 5 & up) 2p
Jul 9 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 2p
Jul 11 ~ Pickled Beats Band 2p
Jul 14 ~ Duct Tape Mania! (grades 7-12) 4p
Jul 15 ~ Book Discussion of "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe 2:30p
Jul 16 ~ Superhero Training Camp (ages 3 & up) 2p
Jul 23 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 2p
Jul 29 ~ Coffee with the Director 8:30a
Jul 30 ~ Summer Reading FINALE - with Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 2p

Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd, Santa Rosa
Every Wed ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Every Wed ~ Castles & Crowns Chess Club 3:15p
Every Thu ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Fri ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Every Fri ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 11a
2nd Wed ~ Book Discussion Group 1:30p or 6:30p
Jun 30 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 2 ~ Page to Screen Teen Movie Series (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 7 ~ Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 11a
Jul 8 ~ Book Discussion GroupThe Dinner by Herman Koch 1:30 & 6:30p
Jul 9 ~ Stuffed Critters (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 11 ~ Hula Mai 2p
Jul 14 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 11a
Jul 16 ~ So You Want To Be an Author (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 18 ~ A Terrible Beauty: the Wilderness of American Literature 2p
Jul 21 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 25 ~ Summer Reading FINALE -- CARNIVAL! 11a

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog ~ 2p
Every Wed ~ Read to a Dog 3:30p
Every Thur ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Every Thur ~ Toddler Wiggletime (18 to 35 month) 11a
Every Fri ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5) 10:30a
Last Tues ~ Learn the Library Catalog and Databases 10a. Sign up in person at the reference desk or call 584-9121, ext. 3.
Every Fri thru Jul 24 ~ Nursery Rhyme Time (ages 0-5) 11a
Jun 27 ~ Pickled Beats Band 2p
Jul 1 ~ Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater: Episode 1: Adventure in Space! (ages 5 & up) 5:30p
Jul 2 ~ Jungle James: Animal Adventures (ages 5 & up) 11a
Jul 8 ~ Henna Art (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 9 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 11 ~ Sonoma Mountain Band 2p
Jul 15 ~ Origami Workshop (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 15 ~ Moonlighters Big Band Evening Concert 6p
Jul 16 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 11a
Jul 18 ~ Minecraft Coding Camp (grades 6-9) 10a
Jul 21 ~ Book Discussion - The Fault in Our Stars 11:30a
Jul 22 ~ Duct Tape Mania! (grades 7-12) 2p
Jul 23 ~ Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 11a 
Jul 25 ~ Hula Mai 2p
Jul 30 ~ Summer Reading FINALE - with Magical Moonshine Theatre: The 3 Little Pigs (ages 5 & up) 4p

Petaluma Regional Library100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma
Every Fri ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 10am
Every Fri ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 10:45a
Every Tue ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Wed ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Jul 1 ~ 
Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 2p
Jul 7 ~ Comic Making 101 (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 8 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 6:30p
Jul 14 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion Group at the Petaluma Library 12p Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester
Jul 14 ~ Henna Art (grades 7-12)3p 
Jul 15 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 2p
Jul 22 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 2p
Jul 22 ~ Jim Adams Duo 6p
Jul 28 ~ Teen Games Lounge (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 29 ~ Summer Reading FINALE! 2p
Jul 29 ~ Los Gu'achis 6p 

Sebastopol Regional Library, 7140 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol
Every Tue ~ Wiggle Time for Preschoolers (ages 2-5) 10:30a
Every Tue ~ Wee Read for Babies (0 to 24 months) 11:30
Every Wed ~ Cuentos y Cantos – Bilingual Storytime 11a
Every Wed ~ Read to a Dog 3:30p
Jun 30 ~ Magical Moonshine Theatre: The 3 Little Pigs (ages 5 & up) 11a
Jun 30 ~ Lego Club (Ages 6-12) 4p
Jul 3 ~ Stuffed Critters (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 7 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 9 ~ Knit Wits (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 11 ~ Whatevs Book Club 2p
Jul 14 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 15 ~ Jim Adams Duo 6p
Jul 17 ~ Comic Making 101 (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 21 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 11a
Jul 28 ~ Summer Reading FINALE -- with Superhero Training Camp (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 28 ~ Lego Club (Ages 6-12) 4p

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa St, Sonoma
Every Thu ~ Toddler Time (ages 0-3) 10:30a
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11:30a
Every Fri ~ Drop-in Computer Orientation 11a
Jul 1 ~ Mad Science Spectacular: Movie Special Effects (ages 5 & up) 11a
Jul 1 ~ Henna Art (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 8 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 8 ~ Catapult Launchers (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 15 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 11a
Jul 15 ~ PerlerPalooza! (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 18 ~ Pickled Beats Band 2p
Jul 22 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 11a
Jul 22 ~ Teen Games Lounge (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 23 ~ Sonoma Reads! Book Discussion Group 2p The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Jul 25 ~ Tone Bent 2p
Jul 29  ~ Summer Reading FINALE -- CARNIVAL! 11a

Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Building 100, Windsor
Every Tue ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Wed ~ Beginning Internet 6p
Every Wed ~ Babytime (ages 0-24 months) 10:30a
Every Wed ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 11:30a
Every Wed ~ Read-Along Book Club (grades 2-5) 4p
Jun 30 ~ Magical Moonshine Theatre: The 3 Little Pigs (ages 5 & up) 3p
Jul 1 ~ Live Jazz with the Jim Adams Duo 6p
Jul 7 ~ Magician Mike Della Penna (ages 3 & up) 3p
Jul 8 ~ Book Discussion 2:30p "One Summer" by Bill Bryson
Jul 8 ~ Tony Borders: Magic, Ventriloquism & Puppets (ages 3 & up) 6p
Jul 10 ~ Book Folding Art (grades 7-12) 3p
Jul 14 ~ Zun Zun: Earth Heroes (ages 3 & up) 3p
Jul 18 ~ Publishing 101 Workshop with Rebecca Lawton 2p
Jul 21 ~ Traveling Lantern: Peter Pan (ages 4 & up) 3p
Jul 28 ~ Summer Reading FINALE -- with Superhero Training Camp (ages 3 & up) 3p


Copperfield’s Books Events Visit for store locations
Jul 3 ~ ROBIN McLEAN 7p Healdsburg
Jul 8 ~ Copperfield's Presents MARY DORIA RUSSELL 7p Montgomery Village
Jul 10 ~ MICHELE ANNA JORDAN 7p Calistoga
Jul 10 ~ JANIS HEAPHY DURHAM 7p Petaluma
Jul 10 ~ VICTORIA LAURIE & JULIET BLACKWELL 7p Montgomery Village
Jul 13 ~ JESSE GOOLSBY 7p Sebastopol
Jul 13 ~ Brave New World with ERNEST CLINE 7p Petaluma
Jul 17 ~  CHRIS COLFER 7p Petaluma
Jul 22 ~ CHANGING HURT TO HOPE: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence 7p Montgomery Village
Jul 23 ~ MELISSA CISTARO 7p Sebastopol
Jul 29 ~ Copperfield's Pairing: JANIS COOKE NEWMAN in Converstation with JANE CIABATTARI 7p Healdsburg
Jul 31 ~ RYAN GATTIS 7p Montgomery Village

Events at Many Rivers Books, 130 S. Main St., Suite 101, Sebastopol, 707-829-8871, Check out - and add comments to - our new Many Rivers blog available from the Many Rivers homepage, or at

Every Tues ~ Renewal of Presence Practice Group ~ With the Tayu Meditation Center staff. Join us for an ongoing discussion of these issues, and for engagement with exercises that explore the practical metaphysics of renewing and intensifying Presence in every moment of existence. 7:30pm
Every Other Wed ~ Opening to Insight: Meditation and Discussion ~ Join us here at Many Rivers every other Wednesday for a guided meditation practice and discussion. The meditations that we will be practicing are perfect for beginners and for those who want to deepen their practice. Everyone is welcome! 7:30pm.
Jul 9 ~ Align-It: A Novel by Eric Giegerich 7:30p
Jul 16 ~ John Jason-Inman, Author and Illustrator of One, A Children's Book 7:30p
Jul 23 ~ A Common Root for Science and Spirituality  ~ Sky Nelson-Isaacs, Singer/Songwriter/Physicist/Father 7:30p
Jul 30 ~ Within the Sacred Circle: An Interfaith Neo-Shaman's Guide to Tools and Rituals of Transformation Rev. Pamela Dawn-deForest Hancock 7:30p

Events at Readers’ Books ~ 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma ~ 707-939-1779 ~ ~ 

July 4th  Enjoy your Independence!  Readers' Books will be CLOSED.
July 5th, noon-3p. Serafina reads  tarot in the Reading Garden.  
July 11th, 9:30a-11a. Kid's Clay Class "A Day at the Beach" with Mara Unger. 
July 11th, 5-7p. Random Acts
July 12th, noon-3p. Serafina reads  tarot in the Reading Garden.  
July 19th, noon-3p. Serafina reads  tarot in the Reading Garden. 
July 25th and August 1st 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tamara Unger will teach a clay class for adults. Pre-register at or call Mara at 707-935-7555.  
July 26th, noon-3p. Serafina reads  tarot in the Reading Garden.  
July 26th - 29th Join us at the Napa ValleyWriter's Conference for nightly readings with celebrated poets and novelists.



1st & 3rd Sat ~ Finding your Voice ~ A women’s writing workshop. Writing exercises, sharing works, & feedback. $15 each; 11-1. Contact Lee Meryl Senior, 707-869-2407,

2nd Tue ~ Center Literary Café ~ Featured speaker, followed by open mic. Donation. 7 pm (6:30 doors), Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St ~ Cynthia Helen, 707-696-1111,

Wed ~ Life Stories Class ~ Try our kind & encouraging class. No age requirement. Free. 1-3pm, Healdsburg Senior Center, 133 Matheson St ~ 707-431-3324 ~

3rd Wed ~ WordTemple ~ Katherine Hastings hosts poetry interviews, readings, & reconstructions. 7:00-8:00 pm, KRCB 91.1 FM ~

3rd Wed ~ Sitting Room Book Group ~ 2 -4pm.

Thurs ~ UUCSR Writers Morning Coffee ~11 am - 12:30 noon • in the Warm Puppy Cafe, Snoopy's Home Ice Arena. We meet once a week for lighthearted conversation about who’s doing what in our literary community.

2nd & 4th Thu ~ OCA Readers' Theater ~ Meets 7 - 9 pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. Come check out the diverse, creative selections this talented group chooses to read--short plays, essays, poems, short stories, original works, even T-shirts! For more information, call Judith Reimuller at 707-829-2176 or email Joan Ambrosini   FREE

3rd Thu ~ Writer’s Forum ~ Explore the craft & business of writing. $15 at the door. Feb-Nov, 6:30-8:30p pm, Petaluma Community Center at Luchessi Park, 320 N McDowell Blvd ~

Alternate Fri ~ Writing Group for Adults ~ with Chester Aaron. Fees $10-$20; donated to Occidental Center for the Arts. Alternate Fridays, 1-3 pm, Occidental. RSVP: 707-874-9392 or

Fri  ~ Writing as a Healing Practice with author Susan Hagen. Drop-in, 10:30 – 12:30. Sonoma County Healing Academy (SoCoHA), 6741 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol. Suggested donation $20-$40. No class  July 10. Bring your notebook and pen; No writing experience necessary. Questions? Contact Susan Hagen at 707-888-0849 or More info:

 3rd Sat ~ Open Mic Poetry Circle ~ Hosted by Mike Tuggle. All welcome. 11 am, River Reader Bookstore, 16355 Main St, Guerneville ~ 869-2240,

2nd Sun ~
Northbay Poetry Slam ~ hosted by BeSage. Lyrical verbalists of all ages welcome. $5 cover. 8 pm (7 doors), Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol ~ Brianna Sage, 483-7231

3rd Sun ~ Healdsburg Literary Guild ~ Thirs Sunday Salon. Featured reader followed by open mic. Free & open to the public. 1:30-3:30p. The Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Ave. ~ 

Redwood Writers Club ~ Monthly meeting. $5/$8. Light refreshments. 2:30-5 pm, Flamingo Hotel, 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa ~ 707-578-8938 ~

Westword ~ Salon with facilitator Gor Yaswen. Smoke- & fragrance-free meeting. $1.00 donation. 4:00 pm, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St ~ 707-829-1549 ~

 Poetry Reading & Workshop ~ Hosted by poet Sher Christian. By donation. 12:30-2:30 pm, Coffee Catz, 6761 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol ~ 707 829-6600 ~

Book Discussion Groups ~ Bring a brown bag lunch, book, & banter. ~ 

Classics Book Club ~ Erin, 481-3488 or

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