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Adult Program
Sites of the World's Cultures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 01, 10:00 am
"Venice: The Insatiable City-State."
Watch this acclaimed series filmed on location at the world's most important cultural sites.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours ...
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 01, 4:00 pm
Get together with storytellers Glad McLeod and/or Vera Fried and let's have fun sharing our stories.
(60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 02, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 02, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 03, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Sites of the World's Cultures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 10:00 am
"Machu Picchu and the Legacy of the Incas."
Watch this acclaimed series filmed on location at the world's most important cultural sites.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Period Pieces in Film
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 2:00 pm
Eilzabeth ©Universal Pictures. (120 min.) View and discuss this British-made historical drama, depicting the rise of young Elizabeth Tudor to Queen of England, a reign of intrigue and betrayals.
(3 hr.) R
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 10, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 10, 4:00 pm
Session 3.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Sites of the World's Cultures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 15, 10:00 am
"Lhasa and the Spirit of Tibet."
Watch this acclaimed series filmed on location at the world's most important cultural sites.
(60 min.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 4:00 pm
Session 4.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Contemporary Classics Book Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
This month's 20th century classic title is "The End of the Affair," by Graham Greene. Pick up a copy at the check-out desk. Limit 25. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 01.
The Great Courses® The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 3:00 pm
This DVD lecture series delivers highly visual and instructional lessons in which you’ll learn about and build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals. Filmed on location at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus in Napa Valley, California. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Lecture 6: Frying—Dry-Heat Cooking with Fat. Lecture 11: The Stir-Fry Dance—Dry-Heat Cooking with Fat.
(2 hr.) Shown with permission. Not rated.
25 of the Best 100 Books of 2014
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 22, 10:00 am
Join Stacie Kiner as she discusses 25 of National Public Radio's (NPR) best 100 Books of 2014.
(60 min.)
Creative Lettering: Fonts & Styles
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 22, 2:00 pm
Add personality to any creative memory craft or journal page through handwritten lettering, from addressing and penning letters to writing names on gift tags and place cards. Supplies provided. Limit of 15. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Jun 01.
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Knit & Crochet with Project Linus
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 24, 10:30 am
Knit and crochet with expert “blanketeers.” The crafts you make go to children in need. Bring your favorite pattern, needles, bright yarn and a giving spirit.
(90 min.)
Indie Author: Judy Pokras
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
This local author will discuss her raw recipe book, "The Little Book of Raw Vegan Holiday Recipes," and her experimental novel, "Artist Girl's Cambridge Days," which features some of her drawings. A question and answer period as well as a book signing will follow.
Preregister. (60 min.)
Poetry Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
Award-winning poet Stacie Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world's finest contemporary and classic poetry.
(75 min.)
Spanish in Practice: Intermediate
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 3:30 pm
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. An intermediate knowledge of the language is required.
(90 min.)
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 01, 4:00 pm
Session 5.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Writers' Workshop
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jul 15, 4:00 pm
Session 6.
Sign up for this six session course facilitated by award-winning poet Stacie Kiner. Limit 10. (90 min.) Preregister beginning Mon, Apr 27.
Children's Program
Art Adventures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 08, 2:00 pm
Join us as we try our hand at drawing a superhero!

Our theme this summer is superheros, so let's create a cool and special one! Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 09, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing "Charlotte’s Web," by E.B. White. Pick up the book at the Youth Services Desk starting Mon, May 11.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 11, 2:00 pm
Kick off the Summer Reading Program by building our favorite superhero.

Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Friday Movie Matinee
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jun 12, 2:00 pm
Big Hero 6 ©Walt Disney Pictures. (102 min.)

Everyone is invited to meet a big ole marshmallow of a hero. Refreshments provided. Ages 7 & up.

Preregister. PG
Bubble Dance Party
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jun 13, 10:00 am

It's time to get down and boogie...with bubbles! There will be bubble wrap on the floor and bubbles in the air as we dance to some of your favorite tunes. So, put on your dancing shoes and dance the morning away. Ages 2-5.

Preregister. (60 min.)
The Magic of The Amazing Mr. A
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 10:00 am

It's a variety-style magic show you won't want to miss! With magic, comedy, ventriloquism and audience participation, Mr. A will leave you laughing. All ages. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 2:00 pm
"Charlotte's Web."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(94 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will watch and discuss the movie.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

(2 hr.)
Preregister.
G
Tweens: Sharpie Tie-Dye
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Jun 17, 2:00 pm

Did you know that you can make beautiful tie-dye with just sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol? Please bring a plain white t-shirt, pillowcase, socks or whatever you wish to cover in tie-dye. Ages 9-11.

Preregister. (45 min.)
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 18, 2:00 pm
Bridge Building Contest.

Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Mr. Tom's Surfing Essentials
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jun 19, 2:00 pm

Our local surfing expert will be here to show us the basics of getting up on a board, talk about local surfing contests, and how to protect our beach playground for the future. We'll also have a surfing craft to take home. Ages 5 & up.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Dad's Special Day Story Time
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Sat, Jun 20, 10:00 am

Father's Day is almost here which means it's time to have some stories, a game and a craft that's all about the special guy in our life. Ages 5 & up.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Art Adventures
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Jun 22, 2:00 pm
Try our hand at making a 3-D superhero! When we're done we'll attach our hero to our special Summer Reading Program Bulletin Board, so anyone passing will be impressed with our creations.

Our theme this summer is superheros, so let's create a cool and special one! Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (45 min.)
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 23, 2:00 pm
We will be discussing “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” by Brian Selznick. Grades 3-5.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

(45 min.)
Preregister.
LEGO® Club
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Thu, Jun 25, 2:00 pm
Beach or Ocean.

Imagine, build and play with LEGO® bricks. Ages 6-12.

Preregister. (60 min.)
Every Hero Has a Story: Shark Spectacular with Jurassic Parts
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Jun 26, 2:00 pm

Fascinated with sharks? See jaws and teeth from over two dozen sharks from around the world and touch a real shark jaw, shark skin and a fossil Megalodon shark tooth. Learn fun facts about sharks and why their conservation is so important. Each child will go home with a genuine fossil shark tooth! Ages 5 & up. (45 min.)

Preregister.
Books & Beyond
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 2:00 pm
"Hugo."
©‎Paramount Pictures.
(125 min.)
Today is the beyond portion of our Summer Book Club. We will watch and discuss the movie.

Enjoy activities, games and fun times with friends. Grades 4-6.

Preregister.
PG
Teen Program
Pizza & Movie
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 16, 6:00 pm
Pitch Perfect ©Universal Pictures. (112 min.) Aca-believe it! Join us for pizza and a laugh. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (2 hr.) PG-13
DIY Night for Teens
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Jun 30, 6:00 pm
Using old CDs, create a beautiful picture frame perfect for any room. Bring a photo. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Ages 12-17.
Preregister. (60 min.)