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LITERARY Gatherings, Readings, Poetry Jams and Library Events
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!


Healthy Living at Your Library ~ Cardio Kickboxing, Gentle Strength & Stretch, Healing Foods Basics, Meditation for Everyone, Winter Vegetables Beyond Broccoli, Ayurveda: Body Type System, Senior Health Literacy, Family Boot Camp, Yoga for Neck and Shoulders, Cooking in Season, Core and HIIT Express, Fresh from the Garden and more! Some classes require pre-registration. Please call or visit your local Sonoma County Library branch to learn more about our Healthy Living at Your Library program and sign up for events! 

In addition, sign-up for the Library’s Healthy Living Club and you may win a prize! If you join the club and attend three Healthy Living classes, checkout any health book or fitness DVD, and complete a personal fitness challenge of your choice, you will be entered in a prize drawing. Prizes include an Instant Pot, blender, Sonoma County Parks pass, fitbit, yoga kit, assortment of spices and $50 gift cards. Prizes to be awarded June 1, 2017. Stop by the Information Desk at your local library to sign get a Club Card.

The Sonoma County Library works hard for the arts community by collecting, cataloging, and making accessible a wide range of locally-produced books, music, and videos. If you are a local author or musician or filmmaker, the Library wants to know about you. Local authors website:  If you are a local musician, take a look at our Sonoma County Musicians and Musical Groups page on Facebook, or send an email to David Dodd, Collections Manager, at We want to hear from you! 

Sonoma County Healthy Living at your Library

thru May 2017 ~ FREE Nutrition Classes at the Library - Ceres is partnering with Sonoma County Library and other local organizations to host a series of free classes with health as the focus.  The Healthy Living at Your Library series will offer free educational classes and events to the public with a focus on nutrition, healthy cooking and physical fitness.  Classes will be offered county wide at each library branch from October 2016-May 2017. "The library's project is in alignment with the mission of Ceres Community Project to energize communities by linking what we eat and how we care for each other with the health of people and planet," said Thais Harris, NCNutrition Education Manager."It is our pleasure to support this project to help educate the public about the importance of a diet based on nutrient-rich, organic and local foods."   October 2016- May 2017 Sonoma County Library   More Info and Schedule of Classes:   Questions?   Contact Jaime Anderson at 707.545.0831, ext. 1545 or  



Mar 6 ~ NEEMO 21 Mission Overview, Dr. Dawn Kernagis - NEEMO is a NASA mission that sends groups of astronauts, engineers and scientists to live in Aquarius, the world's only undersea research station. The Aquarius habitat and its surroundings provide a convincing analog for space exploration and for testing emerging technology and protocol for long duration space operations. This summer, Dawn Kernagis had the opportunity to join NEEMO as both a crew member and a researcher, living underwater for eight days with five other crew members. Dawn will provide an overview of the NEEMO 21 mission, including over a dozen mission objectives ranging from telemedicine to robotics to workload assessment.  Free, parking: $4. noon-1p, Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Mar 9 ~ “Books on Stage” Matthew Specktor - reads from his novel American Dream Machine and will discuss all things Hollywood. Followed by wine, cheese and conversation with the author at Plank Coffee, just up the street from the theater. $10 suggested donation. 7p. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd.   

Mar 11 thru Apr 8 ~ The Power of Writing ( 5 consecutive Saturdays) Join our group to access sources of self healing, and wisdom through writing prompts, helpful feedback,insightful discussion and more. 10:30 - Noon, Sonoma West Medical Center, 501 Petaluma Avenue Sebastopol, 707-829-4115 -  Facilitated by Sher Lianne Christian

Mar 11 ~ Jonah Raskin & Gary Brandt - Book Launches -  Raskin's "No Walls Now" and Brandt's "The Vault Apocalyptia." MC: David Madgalene. Free 4-5:30p SOCO COFFEE, 1015 4th St.,SantaRosa, 707-328-3325.

March 12 ~ Redwood Writers Club -Ellen Sussman - Using Autobiographical Material in Fiction. 2 - 4:30p, $5-$10;  Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa: 2777 Fourth St. Santa Rosa 707-545-8530,

Mar 13 ~ Music for Social Change, Taina Asili -will offer inspiration from her over 20-year history writing songs and lyrics that seek to reclaim power, break barriers, challenge injustice, and unite communities.  She will discuss how her work is a part of a long legacy of social change songwriters throughout the U.S. and the world, and will offer historical and contemporary examples.  She will also share the ways she weaves her work into her current activism, specifically as it relates to prisoner justice, environmental justice, and feminist movements of which she is a part.  Free, parking: $4. noon-1p, Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Mar 13 ~ Dine With Local Authors :Come dine and hear 5 authors present their books! 6-8PM
Gaia's Garden 1899 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa CA    More Info:

Mar 14 ~ The View from Here: English Faculy Women Writers - SRJC English Dept. will read from their work, including Abby Bogomolny, Carmen Castillo, Claire Drucker, Terry Ehret, Jean Hegland and Murleen Ray. Free 4-6p Doyle LIbrary Room 4520 SRJC 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Mar 14 ~ Poetry Reading "Caught in Time" by Sherrie Lovier - It was inspired by Sherrie's poem about her friend's mother who survived the holocaust and recently passed away with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren by her side. Reflects how our lives are interwoven in the time and place in which we live. 7-8:30p Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S High St

Mar 16 ~ Writers Forum - A unique opportunity for writers to share ideas while learning about the craft and business of writing from a diverse group of presenters.  Free 6-8p Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma

Mar 18 ~ Bookshelf Author Series - Lemony Snickey, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Jean Hegland - Free with the Museum Admission $5-$12. 1p - Charles M. Schultz Museum - 2301 Hardies Ln. Santa Rosa

Mar 18 ~ WordTemple Poetry Series - 7:00p Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol 

  • Carolyn Miller celebrates her new collection from Terrapin Books, Route 66 and Its Sorrows. Take a journey starting on Route 66, wind through Southern Missouri to the California coast and back again.  Lightning bugs, whipppoorwills, dolphins, whales all inhabit these poems, as does the high song of a man calling hogs to the rumble of a cable car.
  • Gerald Fleming returns to WordTemple with his new book from Hanging Loose Press, One.  Would you like to hear a master of prose poems?  Then get here! This new collection “takes on the monosyllable and wrestles it into dizzying and wonderful pretzel-esque works…”  Can you write an entire prose poem using single syllable words?  He can, and successfully so.
  • Bill Vartnaw, Sonoma County poet laureate emeritus and publisher at Taurean Horn Press opens the evening.  

Apr 13 ~ Jean Hegland: Writer - Her first novel, Into the Forest (1996) has had an amazing journey of its own. It has been translated into 11 languages and selected by many college campus- and community-wide reading programs.  Last year this dystopian novel was also made into a film of the same title, starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. Jean has written two other novels (Windfalls, Still Time) and a non-fiction book (The Life Within). Jean will share her writing life and the ever-evolving Into the Forest. Free, parking: $4. noon-1p Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Apr 10 ~ Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution, Dr. Heidi Saleh -will explore the powerful rise of political art as a consequence of the Arab Spring in a presentation centered on the book Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution.  Dr. Saleh who is Egyptian-American will showcase the resistance movement of young artists through graffiti and street art.  As an Egyptologist, she will pay special attention to connections between the contemporary art movement in Egypt and the rich legacy of ancient Egyptian art. Free, parking: $4. Noon-1p, Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall,  Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

Apr 15 ~ Bad Dream, Terry Mulcaire - will examine the central metaphor of whiteness as a "dream" state, in Ta-Nehisi Coates's National Book Award-winning Between the World and Me. In telling the story of his own awakening from the bad dream version of American racism to a truer understanding, Coates suggests the kind of difficult work that whites might need to undertake so as to awaken themselves from the "dream of being white," to tell themselves the truth about who they are, and the history that made them, and so, to come to a newly awakened confrontation with their world. And he argues powerfully that the need for this awakening, at this moment in our history, is of existential urgency. Free, parking: $4. noon-1p Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall Santa Rosa Junior College 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa


Do Tell Story Swap - When & Where ~ 2nd Tuesday of Each Month ~ 7-9p. For grownup and teen storytellers and listeners. Come join us to listen and/or tell your tale! The Swap maintains an atmosphere of openness, acceptance and assistance to all storytellers. Please limit your story to 7 minutes. Stories are to be told and not read. Read our “Swap Updates” on this website for a summary of stories told each month…lots of variety! Free/Donation suggested $3-5. First Congregational United Church of Christ - Friendship Hall, 2000 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa.

Memoirs Class & Group ~ Don't just have a past - share it! Learn to write and tell tales of personal & family history a new, easy way. Free to all ages at Sebastopol Senior Center, 167 N High St, Sebastopol Tuesdays 1:30-4:00p. 707-829-1549

UUCSR Writers ~  2-4 pm Writers regular monthly meeting - Writer presentations of a work in progress. Novelists, Poets, Memoirs, Screenwriters, whatever your chosen work, come and share your written words with us. We meet 10 months a year, Jan-Oct on the first Monday of the month (except Sept-the second Monday) from 2 to 4 pm at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-568-5381

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

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  Web -  Blog -

Jumpstart: A workshop where creative prompts inspire writing. Bring a notebook and a fast-moving pen. We will travel on a journey of exploration and deep writing through inspirational prompts.We welcome and encourage all writers.
$15.- 6:30 - 8:30p - First 4 Monday's at: Copperfield Bookstore - 140 Kentucky St. Petaluma 
$15.- 9:30 - 11:30a - First 4 Tuesday's at: Petaluma Community Center - 320 N. McDowell Blvd. Petaluma

Healdsburg Literary Guild Third Sunday Salon - Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg 1:30-3:30PM (Unless otherwise noted) More info: 

Rivertown Poets (Poetry Night at Aqus). At 6:15 p.m., with open mic signups at 5:45 p.m. First Monday of Every Month - Aqus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma. For more information, see: Contact: Sande Anfang:

Escape to the Page: Women's Creative Writing Group - Meets every Wednesday @ 6:30p at a private residence in Sebastopol.  More info: Click here  MeetUp organizer is Sondra Hall

Wild Writing and Wine Salon Meets regularly in Santa Rosa More information click here

Sonoma County Science Fiction Writers - Meets the First Saturday of the month at Atlas Coffee Company 300 South A Street #4, Santa Rosa 11:00AM
More information can be found here 

More Writer's Meetups can be found by clicking here!

Redwood Writers Meetings are held at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa: 2777 Fourth St. Santa Rosa 707-545-8530, arrive at 2PM to register and mingle before the general meeting runs from 2:30 - 4:30PM. $5 Members/$10 Non-members; Author Support Group Meeting 1-2PM, Flamingo Hotel Empire Room. 

  • Mar 12 ~ Ellen Sussman - Using Autobiographical Material in Fiction. Click here for flyer 
  • Mar 25 ~ Academy Workshop - David Kudler: The Hero's Journey & Sence of Place.
  • Apr 9 ~ Iris Jamahl Dunkle - Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Answering the Call: How Jack London Changed My Life and Inspired Me to Become a Writer Who Questions History. 
  • Apr 22 ~ Academy Workshop - Judy Reyes & Judy Baker: Bulding your Self Promotion Platform.
  • May 21 ~ Dana Giola - CA Poet Laureate, Poetry as Enchantment: A Poetry Reading with Remarks
  • Jun 11 ~ Grant Falkner - Flash Fiction: The Art of Brevity
  • Jun 3 ~ Academy Workshop: Becca Lawton: Writing Creative Non Fiction
  • Jul 9 ~ Author Launch - Authors' Showcase: New Books
  • Aug 13 ~ Selden Edwards - Psychology in Writing
  • Sep 10 ~ Hot Topics Round Tables: Topics may include: Editing, Facebook, Genre Identification, Memoir, Autobiography, and Journaling
  • Oct 8 ~ Skye Blaine - Memoir: Honing Your Craft & the Value of Solid Critiquing Skills 
  • Nov 12 ~ Kolleen Carney - Optimizing Social Media to Promote Your Work 
  • Dec 10 ~ Natasha Yim - Lessons from the Trenches: Launching Your Book with a Virtual Book Tour  


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.

Feb 28 ~ Geyserville  5 - 6:30p

Mar 4 ~ Larkfield / SR Farmers Market, Luther Burbank Center 10-1p
Mar 4 ~ Cotati / Oliver's Market 2-3:45p
Mar 4 ~ Roseland / Dollar Tree, Sebastopol Rd 4:15-6p
Mar 11 ~ Santa Rosa / SR Marketplace, Kawana Springs Rd 9:30 - 11:30a
Mar 11 ~ Kenwood / Kenwood Market 12 - 1p
Mar 11 ~ Glen Ellen / Post Office  1:30 - 2:30p
Mar 11 ~ Boyes Hot Springs / Fiesta Center  3 - 5p
Mar 18 ~ Freestone  9 - 10a
Mar 18 ~ Valley Ford  10:30 - 11:30a
Mar 18 ~ Bodega Bay / Veterinary Hospital  12 - 1p
Mar 18 ~ Jenner  1:30 - 3p
Mar 18 ~ Monte Rio / Beach Parking Lot  3:30 - 5p
Mar 25 ~ Rohnert Park / Latino Family Summit, Sonoma State University  12 - 2p
Mar 28 ~ Geyserville  5 - 6:30p

Copperfield’s Books Events Visit for store locations; RSVP here and save 10% on event books on the night of the event. All events 7p unless otherwise noted.

Feb 25 ~ Sebastopol Store - Susan Isa Efros - Featured Book: Girls Gone Astray: Short and Shorter Stories. 7-8:30PM - A high school student falls in love with her best girlfriend and promises not to tell anyone; a wealthy elderly woman with dementia goes for a drive with a homeless man; a psychic gets locked out of her office and with the help of her spirit guide talks her way back inside; a teenager idolizes her uncle until she finds out who he really is; a woman writer unaware that she has only twenty minutes to live is obsessed with getting a cup of coffee. A collection of tales about women, ranging from their teens to their eighties, who venture off the traditional path to discover unexpected and potent truths about themselves, these smart, provocative, humorous, and emotionally charged stories will surprise and delight you.  Register here for this FREE event!

Feb 25 ~ Montgomery Village Store - Tom Dorsey - Featured Book: Clownfish Blues 7-8:30PM  Take a break from the mid-winter blues and travel to sunny Tampa, where the water is always warm and the locals are pretty weird. In Tampa Tribune reporter and editor Dorsey’s twentieth novel, lovable Sunshine State maniac Serge A. Storms returns, this time shooting an homage to the classic Route 66 TV series (filmed partly in Florida) while contending with money-laundering drug cartels, bent bodega owners, and weaselly venture capitalists all trying to game the state lottery system.

Mar 2 ~ Joan Frank - 7p Montgomery Village    
Mar 4 ~ Joe R. Lansdale 7p Petaluma  
Mar 4 ~ Joel Berg 7p Sebastopol
Mar 5 ~  Book Signing: We Can, But Should We?: One Physician's Reflections on End of Life Dilemma by J. Michael Gospe & Kira Reginato 1:30-3:30p Santa Rosa
Mar 6 ~ Sonoma County Women in Conversation: Gloria Steinem 7p Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Mar 8 ~ Kids Event: Jen Calonita Petaluma 4p KIDS EVENT: JEN CALONITA 4p, Petaluma Store
Mar 9 ~ Community Event: Books on Stage - Matthew Specktor 7p Cloverdale Performing Arts   Center
Mar 9 ~ Kids Community Event: Todd Parr 4p - Healdsburg Regional Library
Mar 11 ~ Petaluma Night: Dan Chaon 7p Petaluma Store
Mar 11 ~ Dr. Sara Gottfried 7p Montgomery Village
Mar 14 ~ Brave New Worlds: Kim Stanley Robinson 7p Petaluma  
Mar 15 Christina Baker Kline 7p Montgomery Village  
Mar 16 ~ Petaluma Writers Forum: Conferences & Workshops 6p Petaluma  
Mar 18 ~ Kids Book Launch Party: Jon Klassen & Mac Barnett 2p Petaluma  
Mar 18 ~ Dr. Nadim A. Shaath 7p Sebastopol    
Mar 24 ~ Community Event: Rosemary Gladstar 6p Sebastopol Grange  
Mar 25 ~ Brave New Worlds: Richard Kadrey 8:30p Petaluma    
Mar 26 ~ Readings from the West Marin Review 2p Petaluma  
Mar 27 ~ Jumpstart Writing Meeting: 6:30p Petaluma  
Mar 28 ~ Redwood Writers Spotlight on Fiction: D.A. Ramirez 6p Montgomery Village
Mar 31 ~ Neil Gaiman: 8p Luther Burbank Center for the Arts   

Events at Many Rivers Books, 130 S. Main St., Suite 101, Sebastopol, 707-829-8871,  

Events at Readers’ Books ~ 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma ~ 707-939-1779 ~ ~ readersbooks.comDon't forget our book star program continues through the month of December--please buy a book for a deserving Sonoma Valley child.

Feb 6th, ~ Sonoma Speaker Series presents John Markoff, author of Machines of Loving Grace at Hanna Boys Center. 7:00 p.m. Ticket information at
Feb 11 ~  5:00-7:00 p.m. Random Acts

Feb 22 ~ Kathleen Hill's Last Wednesday Food Book Group welcomes Laurie Figone. 7p
Feb 28 ~ Living Other Lives Bookclub discusses It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario. 7p
Mar 9 ~ Sean P. Mahoney reads from Fenian's Trace. 7p
Mar 11 ~ Random Acts 5-7pMar 29 ~ Kathleen Hill's Last Wednesday Food Book Group. 7p
Mar 30 ~ Mike Acker presents The Images of America: Boyes Hot Springs. 7p

 Sonoma County Libraries ~

All Sonoma County Libraries will be closed on Friday, March 31 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day

Homework Help ~ Free homework assistance for grades K-12. Don’t settle for a low grade because of homework! Get free homework coaching in the Homework Help program at your local library. Interested in volunteering to be a Homework Helper? Click here for information on how to apply!

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 4rth Tue ~ Tween Book Club 4p
Every 1st Wed ~ Lego Club 4:30p
Every Wed ~ Homework Help 5:30p
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a
Every Thu thru Aug 27 ~ Youth Chess Club 10:30a
Every 2nd Thur ~ Great Books 1p
Every 3rd Fri ~ Family Movie Night 4p 

Feb 28 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion: Crossing to the Safety by Wallace Stegner 1-2p

Mar 3 -5 ~ Friends of the Library Book Sale Fri and Sat 10-5p/Sun 2 - 5p
Mar 7 ~ Healthy Living: Ayurveda: Body Type System 2p
Mar 8 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 2p 
Mar 9 ~ Great Books Book Discussion: "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov 1p 
Mar 10 ~ Healthy Living: Health Screening 2p
Mar 10 ~ Healthy Living: Bootcamp 2p
Mar 14 ~ Solve the Mystery Book Discussion 12p 
Mar 17 ~ Adult Coloring Club 11a
Mar 17 ~ Family Movie Night  4p
Mar 24 ~ Healthy Living: Transform Your Posture Through Yoga 2p
Mar 24 ~ Tinker Thinkers: Forces and Motion 4p 
Mar 28 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion: "Dead Wake" by Erik Larson  1p
Mar 28 ~ Tween Book Club 4p 
Mar 31 ~ Central Closed Cesar Chavez Day

Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale
Every Tu ~ Homework Help 3:30p
Every Thu ~ Family Storytime - Ages 2-5 10:30a
Every Thu ~ Family Storytime 11:30
Feb 17 ~ Build Club 4-5p
Feb 22 ~ Black History Month Film Series - The Rosa Parks Story 5:30-7:30
Feb 25 ~ Intro to Ukulele for Families 2:30-3:30 

Mar 1 ~ Healthy Living: Gentle Strength and Stretch 11a
Mar 3 ~ Tinker Thinkers: Electricity and Magnetism (ages 5-12) 4p
Mar 4 ~ Rhythm Department 2p 
Mar 8 ~ Healthy Living: Meditation for Everyone 11:00a
Mar 9 ~ Book Discussion 2p 
Mar 11 ~ Master Gardeners: Building a (Mostly) Native Habitat Garden 10:30a
Mar 11 ~ Dreams and Consciousness 12:00p 
Mar 15~ Tween Crafternoons 3:30p
Mar 16 ~ Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury Q & A 1p
Mar 17 ~ Build Club 4p
Mar 18 ~ Intro to Ukulele for Families 2p
Mar 23 ~ Ukulele Club for Families 2p
Mar 23 ~ Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District 3p
Mar 24 ~ Healthy Living: Health Screening 12p
Mar 24 ~ Healthy Living: Family Bootcamp 12:30p
Mar 24 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 3p
Mar 25 ~ Healthy Living: Winter Vegetables: Beyond Broccoli 2p  

Guerneville Regional Library14107 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11a Preschool Storytime Stories, Finger Rhymes,Flannel Board. Ages 2-5

Feb 25 ~ Readers Theatre 2017 presented by the River Friends of the Library 7-9p

Mar 4 ~ Intro to Ukulele for Families (ages 8 & up) 2:30p 
Mar 9 ~ Brown Bag Book Discussion: "Broken Wheel" 12:30p
Mar 11 ~ Master Gardeners: Dahlia Care and Culture 10:30a
Mar  11 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony Guitar and Flute Duet 2:00p
Mar 25 ~ Healthy Living: Ayurveda: Body Type System 1:00p
Mar 29 ~ Readers Theatre 7:00p   

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 Wed ~ AARP Tax Help 10a
Every Thurs ~ Homework Help 3:30p
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog 11a

Feb 22 ~ AARP Tax Help 10-3p 

Mar 4 ~ PoetryMusic 10:30a 
Mar 4 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 1:30p 
Mar 7 ~ Book Swimming with Ann Weber 10a
Mar 8 ~ Steven Taylor-Ramirez 6p
Mar 9 ~ Visit with Todd Parr 4p
Mar 11 ~ Master Gardeners: Honey Bees: Pollinators and Honey Makers 10a 
Mar 14 ~ Tween Book Club 3:30p
Mar 23 ~ Maker Studio - Doodle Bots 11a 
Mar 25 ~ Healthy Living: Cooking in Season 11a 
Mar 31 ~ Healdsburg Library Closed All Day Event

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
Feb 23 ~ Healthy Living: Cooking in Season 9-10:30a
Feb 25 ~ Old Dominion 2-3p
Mar 22 ~ Magical Moonshine Theater "Chanticleer the Rooster" 11a
Mar 22 ~ Afternoon Book Discussion 2:30p
Mar 24 ~ Build Club 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
Every Wed ~ CoderDojo 4:30p
Every Thur ~ TechRx: 1 on 1 Technology Help 2:30p 
Every Thru ~ Homework Help 3:30p 

Feb 21 ~ Knit and Crochet for a Cause 10-12p
Feb 22 ~ CoderDojo 4:30-5:30p
Feb 23 ~ TechRx: One on One Technology Help 2:30-4:10p
Feb 24, 25 ~ Winter Book Sale: Children's Sale 10a-5p
Feb 28 ~ Knit and Crochet for a Cause 10-12p
Mar 1 ~ Book Sale 4-8p
Mar 2 & 3 ~ Book Sale 10-5p
Mar 4 ~ Book Sale 10-4 - 1/2 price:(10-1:50p) and $2. a Bag Day:(2-4p)
Mar 1 ~ Winter Book Sale 4:00pm Mar 2,3,4 ~ Winter Book Sale 10a
Mar 4 ~ Bilingual Family Storytime/Hora de Cuentos10:15am
Mar 8 ~ Club de Lectura: La Tregua 6:30pm
Mar 17 ~ Paper Airplanes! 11:00amMar 17 ~ Unraveled - Mystery Audiobook Group: Dead Men Don't Crochet 11:00am
Mar 23 ~ Homework Help CANCELED for Spring Break Mar 23 ~ Lego Build Club 3:30pm
Mar 24 ~ Maker Studio: Doodle Bots 3:30pm
Mar 25 ~ Master Gardeners: Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, and Summer Vegetables 10:30am Mar 25 ~ Saturday Crafternoon: Paint Party! 1:00pm

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 Wed ~ Homework Help for K - 12, 3:30 - 5:30
2nd Wed ~ Book Discussion Group 1:30p or 6:30p
Every Thu ~ Read to a Dog 3p
Every Thur ~ After School Crafts with 4-H
Every Fri ~ Babytime (0-17 months) 10a
Every Fri ~ Toddler Time (18-35 months) 11a
Every Fri ~ AARP Free Tax Help 1p
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog, 1p
Feb 25 ~ Kawaii Style Anime Drawing Class 10-11:30p
Feb 25 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 2-4p
Mar 1 ~ Intro to Ukulele for Adults 6p
Mar 4 ~ Master Gardener: Monarchs & Milkweed 10:30a
Mar 11 ~ Maker Studio 3D Printing 11:30a
Mar 18 ~ Dusty Rhodes & her Handsom Cowboys 2p
Mar 22 ~ FREE S.A.T. Math Refesher Class 5:30p 

Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library, 6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park
Every Sat ~ Read to a Dog ~ 2p
Every Tue ~ Homework Help ~ 3:30
Every Wed ~ Read to a Dog 3:30p
Feb 22 ~ Intro to Ukulele for Adults 5:30-6:30p
Feb 24 ~ Homeschool Math Seminar: Algebra 10-12p
Mar 1 ~ Bilingual Storytime Cuentos y Cantos  5:30pm
Mar 2 ~ Babytime 10:00amMar 2 ~ Toddler Time 11:15am
Mar 2 ~ Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District 2:00pm
Mar 2 ~ Technology Training: Introduction to Computers 2:00pm
Mar 3 ~ Homeschool Math Seminar: Algebra 10:00am
Mar 3 ~ Preschool Storytime 10:30am
Mar 4 ~ Technology Training: Introduction to Computers En español 10:30am 
Mar 7 ~ Art Exhibit 2017 12:00pm
Mar 8-18 ~ Art Exhibit 2017 12:00pm
Mar 9 ~ Technology Training: Internet Basics 2:00pm
Mar 10 ~ Homeschool Math Seminar: Algebra 10:00am 
Mar 11 ~ Technology Training: Internet Basics En español 10:30am  
Mar 17 ~ Homeschool Math Seminar: Algebra 10:00am 
Mar 18 ~ Bilingual Storytime Cuentos y Cantos  11:00am 
Mar 21 ~ Build Club - Take Apart Day (Ages 6 -12) 4:00pm
Mar 22 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 1:00pm 
Mar 22 ~ Spring Break Movie Night 6:00pmMar 23 Coffee with the Director 10:00am
Mar 23 ~ Golden Armadillo Interactive Puppet Show (ages 3 and up) 11:00am
Mar 24 ~ Teen Meditation Workshop 2:00pmMar 24 ~ Mindful Minis 4:00pm
Mar 25 ~ A Walk in the Park: StoryWalk at Crane Creek Regional Park--Off Site-- 10:00am
Mar 25 ~ Master Gardeners: IPM (Integrated Pest Management) 10:30am 
Mar 25 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony Guitar and Flute Duet 2:00pm 
Mar 28 & 29 & 30 ~ Spring Craft Table All Day Event
Mar 29 ~ Introduction to Ukulele for Adults! 5:30pm
Mar 30 ~ BiblioBop Dance Party (ages 0-6) 10:30am    

Roseland Community Library, 779 Sebatopol Rd, Santa Rosa
Every Sat ~ Bilingual Storytime 10:15a
Every Sat ~ Read to a PALS Dog, 11a
Feb 22 ~ Tinker Thinkers: Electricity 6-7p
Feb 28 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 10:30- 12:30p
Mar 4 ~ Mindful Minis 2p
Mar 9 ~ Club de Lectura 10a
Mar 17 ~ Healthy Living: Transform your Posture thru Yoga 10a
Mar 22 ~ Tinker Thinkers: Forces & Motion 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 ~ Read to a Dog 3:30p
Every Fri ~ Cuentos y Cantos 11p
Feb 21 ~ Poetry for Teen 3:30-5:30p
Feb 22 ~ Foodie Book Club 6-8p
Feb 23 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 11 - 1p
Feb 24 ~ Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury Q&A 4-5p
Feb 25 ~ Freedom Riders Event 1-3p
Mar 4 ~ Master Gardeners: Making your Sonoma County Garden more Sustainable 10:30am
Mar 4 ~ Kids Garden Workshop 11:00am 
Mar 7 ~ Mindful Minis 4:00pm
Mar 10 ~ Healthy Living: Transform Your Posture Through Yoga 1:00pm
Mar 11 ~ Read the Book! Meet the Birds! 10:30am 
Mar 14 ~ Teen Game Lounge 3:30pmMar 15 ~ ARCs and Recreation Book Club 6:00pm
Mar 17 ~ Zumba for Kids 4:00pm 
Mar 21 ~ FREE S.A.T. Math Refresher Class 1:00pm
Mar 22 ~ Intro to Ukulele for Teens and Adults! 6:00pm  
Mar 28 ~ Build Club 4:00pmMar 29 ~ Foodie Book Club 6:00pm
Mar 30 ~ Tinker Thinkers: Ooey Gooey Matter 4:00pm 

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa St, Sonoma
Every Tues ~ Homework Help, 3:30p
Every Thu ~ Toddler Time (ages 0-3) 10:30a
Every Thu ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) 11:30a (Cancelled in Dec)
Feb 25 ~ SAT and College Test Prep 2-3:30
Mar 1 ~ Tinker Thinkers: Ooey Gooey Matter 4:00pm
Mar 3 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 10:30am
Mar 4 ~ Poetry Music 2:30pm 
Mar 7 ~ Technology Training: Introduction to Computers 11:00am 
Mar 8 ~ Healthy Living: Transform Your Posture Through Yoga 6:00pm
Mar 10 ~ Technology Training: Introduction to Computers En español 11:00am
Mar 11 ~ Introduction to Ukulele for Families 2:30pm 
Mar 14 ~ Technology Training: Internet Basics 11:00am 
Mar 15 ~ Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District 6:00pm 
Mar 17 ~ Technology Training: Internet Basics En español 11:00am
Mar 17 ~ Michael Sheffield 4:00pm  
Mar 23 ~ FREE SAT Math Refresher Class 3:30pm 
Mar 28 ~ Healthy Living: Core and HIIT (High-intensity interval training) Express 10:30am
Mar 28 ~ Healthy Living: Health Screening 10:30am 

Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Building 100, Windsor
Every Tue ~ Homework Help 3:30p
Every Wed ~ Babytime (ages 0-24 months) 10:30a
Every Wed ~ Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) 11:30a
Every Thur ~ Read to a Dog 3p 
Feb 22 ~ Healthy Living: Senior Health Literacy 5-7p
Feb 23 ~ Ukulele Club for Families 4-5p
Feb 24 ~ Kawaii Style Anime Drawing Class Grade 3-6 4-5:30p
Feb 25 ~ Meet the Veterinarian 2-2:30p
Mar 4 ~ Master Gardeners: The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Garden 10:30am
Mar 4 ~ Lego Club 2:00pm 
Mar 9 ~ Mindful Minis (Ages 6 - 11) 4:00pm 
Mar 11 ~ Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury Q & A 11:00am
Mar 11 ~ Healthy Living: Ayurveda: Body Type System 1:00pm 
Mar 14 ~ Adult Book Discussion: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant 2:30pm  
Mar 18 ~ Healthy Living: Transform Your Posture Through Yoga 10:30am
Mar 18 ~ The Hang Out Cafe (Ages 9 & up) 2:00pm 
Mar 21 ~ Maker Studio: Take Apart Day 4:00pm
Mar 22 ~ Zumba for Kids (ages 5 & up) 3:30pm
Mar 23 ~ Ukulele Club for Families 4:00pm
Mar 24 4-H at the Library: Art Workshop for Kids (Grades K - 3rd) 4:00pm
Mar 25 ~ Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District 11:00am    
Mar 30 ~ We Are in a Play! 4:00pm 


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,

Tues ~ Tayu Meditation Center, owner and operator of Many Rivers, commences a new weekly practice group meeting on Tuesday November 15 at 7:30 pm.  (No meeting on election Tuesday.)  Check it out: To Follow Your Bliss, First Follow Your Dread. 7:30 pm. Many Rivers Books & Tea. 130 S. Main St. Sebastopol

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,

2nd Tue ~ Do Tell Story Swap ~ for grownup and teen storytellers and listeners. Join us to tell your tale of up to seven minutes in length, or come listen. The Swap maintains an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement to all storytellers. Stories are to be told and not read. They can be true stories, tall tales, legends, myths, or even songs with a narrative. 7-9p at First Congregational Church, 2000 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa. Donation of $3-5 welcome.

1st Wed ~  West Side Stories Petaluma - We gather at Sonoma Portworks to tell some true personal stories. If you want to tell a story, just toss your name in the hat. 10 tellers max. get chosen to tell their tale. They tell a 5 Minute-True Story based on that evenings theme. At the end of the evening one teller is chosen as the audience favorite and is invited into the GrandSlam December 6th 2017@ The Mystic Theatre in downtown Petaluma.It’s that simple, really.
Hungry before the show??? Head over to Luma Restaurant (at 500 1st St. here on the West Side of Petaluma). 10% off your meal including, beer & wine the night of the show. Just tell your server you are headed over to West Side Stories Petaluma after dinner to receive your discount.Again-really simple! Free -7:30 pm- Sonoma Portworks- 613 Second St. Petaluma

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

2nd Wed ~ Spanish Book Discussion “CLUB DE LECTURA” Biblioteca Regional de Petaluma  
100 Fairgrounds Drive Petaluma, Ca 94952 (707) 763-9801
Upcoming Dates and Titles:
February 8 - La Sirvienta y el Luchador  Horacio Castellanos Moya
March 8 - Final de Juego  Julio Cortazar
April 12 - Aves Sin Nido  Clorinda Matto de Turner
May 10 - Delirium Tremens  Ignacio Solares
June 14 - La Tregua  Mario Benedetti

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

2nd Sat ~ Literary open Mic at Readers Books, Sonoma ~ Polish up those poems, practice the new song, prepare.  Next Saturday we'll meet in the Reading Garden between 5:00 and 7:00 for our always interesting and engaging literary open mic.

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. ~ 

3rd Sun  ~ Literary Open Mic ~ 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol. A supportive group of friendly, witty writers. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Round robin open mic.  Listeners welcome. Donation: $5 to $10.  Scent free event.

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

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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