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Kern County Library

Kern County Library

Hours Effective November 4, 2013 BAKERSFIELD BRANCHES BRANCH Baker Beale Memorial Holloway-Gonzales Northeast Rathbun Southwest Wilson

PHONE 661.861.2390 661.868.0701 661.861.2083 661.871.9017 661.393.6431 661.664.7716 661.834.4044

ADDRESS 1400 Baker Street 701 Truxtun Avenue 506 East Brundage Lane 3725 Columbus Street 200 West China Grade Loop 8301 Ming Avenue 1901 Wilson Road

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BRANCHES OUTSIDE BAKERSFIELD BRANCH Arvin Boron Buttonwillow California City Delano Frazier Park Kern River Valley Kernville Lamont McFarland Mojave Ridgecrest Rosamond Shafter Taft Tehachapi Wasco Wofford Heights

PHONE 661.854.5934 760.762.5606 661.764.5337 760.373.4757 661.725.1078 661.245.1267 760.549.2083 760.376.6180 661.845.3471 661.792.2318 661.824.2243 760.384.5870 661.256.3236 661.746.2156 661.763.3294 661.822.4938 661.758.2114 760.376.6160

ADDRESS 201 Campus Drive 26967 Twenty Mule Team Road 116 Buttonwillow Drive 9507 California City Boulevard 925 Tenth Avenue 3732 Park Drive 7054 Lake Isabella Boulevard 48 Tobias Street 8304 Segrue Road 500 West Kern Avenue 16916 1/2 Highway 14, Space D2 131 East Las Flores Avenue 3611 Rosamond Boulevard 236 James Street 27 Cougar Court 1001 West Tehachapi Blvd., Ste A400 1102 7th Street 6400-B Wofford Boulevard

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a C l e s t n n d e v E January 2014 ar Celebrate the New Year New Year’s Face Painting - Children of all ages are invited to have their face painted in celebration of the new year! Thur. Jan. 2, 3pm McFarland Branch Sat. Jan. 4, 3pm Delano Branch A New Year, A New You! - Kern Medical Center (KMC) invites the community to receive free blood pressure screenings and information about asthma & fevers. Sat. Jan. 11, 11am - 2pm Lamont Branch

This January, learn how to use your favorite devices!

How does this device work? Let us show you how!

661.868.0755

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Kern River Valley Wednesday Bookmobile 760.549.2083

Friday

9:30-11:30am - Lost Hills 9:30-11:30am - Piute Mountain 9:30-11:30am - Glennville 10:00-1:00pm - Ridgeview

12:30-1:30pm - McKittrick 12:30-1:30pm - Caliente 12:30-1:30pm - Woody 2:00-5:00pm - Rosedale

10:30-11:30am - Weldon Post Office 12:00-1:00pm - Onyx Emporium 2:00-3:00pm - Paul’s Place 3:30-4:30pm - Longview 9:00-10:00am - Vons Plaza 11:00-12:00pm - James Station, South Lake

Digital Lounge: Kindle - Bring your Kindle to learn how to download apps, eBooks, & general use. Sat. Jan. 11, 10am Beale Memorial, Tejon Rm Tech Petting Zoo - Basic Tips, Tricks & Features: Nook, Kindle Fire, iPad, & Samsung. Tue. Jan. 14, 3:30pm Frazier Park Branch eReader Help - Call 661.664.7716 to register for 1-on-1 help. Sat. Jan. 18, 9:30am - 11:30am Southwest Branch eReader Tutorial - Bring your eReader to learn how to download free eBooks from Overdrive with your library card. Sat. Jan. 18, 2pm Southwest Branch

BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULES Bookmobile

Digital Lounge: Kindle Fire - Bring your Kindle Fire to learn how to access the Library’s eBooks & databases. Call 760.384.5870 to register. Fri. Jan. 10, 2pm Ridgecrest Branch

Smart Phone Workshop - Bring your smart phone for hands-on help. Thur. Jan. 23, 4pm Southwest Branch

STAY CONNECTED

Tablet & eBook Experience - Bring your Android tablet or Nook HD to learn how to download free eBooks from the library. Call 760.384.5870 to register. Fri. Jan. 24, 2pm Ridgecrest Branch

All branches will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for New Year’s Day, & Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.


Storytimes

Writing Significant Moments

Toddler • 1.5 - 3 yrs Mondays

Thursdays

Sat. Jan. 25, 11am

Kern River Valley:Jan.9,16,23,30..10:30am

Tuesdays

Beale..................... 11:00am Northeast............... 11:30am Delano.....................2:30pm

Wednesdays

Southwest............. 11:00am

Thursdays

Rathbun................. 11:00am Taft......................... 11:45am

Fridays

Ridgecrest: Jan.10,17,24,31.. 9:30am Wilson...................... 9:30am Tehachapi.............. 10:00am California City........ 10:30am Wasco......................2:00pm

Family • all ages Tuesdays

Kernville: Jan.14.... 10:30am Frazier Park........... 11:30am

Wednesdays

Baker: Jan. 8 & 22...4:00pm Mojave.....................4:00pm

Thursdays

Beale: Jan. 23.......... 5:30pm

Fridays

Rosamond............. 10:30am Boron.......................3:00pm McFarland: Jan.17...3:00pm

Saturdays

Taft: Jan.18 & 25.... 10:30am Shafter: Jan. 25.......1:00pm

Bilingual • all ages Tuesdays

Arvin........................5:00pm

Wednesdays

Lamont....................5:00pm

Beale Memorial Branch, Tejon Rm.

Reading & Writing

Fridays

Preschool • 3-5 yrs

Personal Computer Coach: One-on-One Sessions - Space is limited, please call to reserve a time slot with a volunteer tutor. Tuesdays, 11am - 11:30am • sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 661.393.6431 Rathbun Branch Southwest Branch Tue. Jan. 7 & 21, 4pm • sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 661.664.7716 Beale Memorial Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm • sign up at the Reference Desk or call 661.868.0770 Wed. Jan. 15, 2:30pm • to sign up, call 661.834.4044 Wilson Branch Thursdays, 11am - 11:30am • sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 661.393.6431 Rathbun Branch Thursdays, 11:30am • sign up at the Circulation Desk or call 661.245.1267 Frazier Park Branch By appointment only • call 760.384.5870 for details Ridgecrest Branch

The author of young adult novel Zero Fade, Chris L. Terry, will be presenting an interactive teen writing workshop.

Beale...................... 11:00am

Southwest............. 10:30am

Computer Classes

AUTHOR VISIT & TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP:

Reading of the Classics - Readings by local actors. Saturdays, 3:30pm

Frazier Park Branch

Beginning Microsoft Excel 2010 - Learn basic functions: navigation, resizing, database operations, calculations & charts. Sat. Jan. 11, 4pm Beale Memorial

Barks & Books - Children read to therapy dogs for practice. Frazier Park Branch Thursdays, 3:30pm (call 661.245.1267 to register) Wed. Jan. 8 & 22, 4pm (call 661.868.0750 to register) Beale Memorial, Children’s Rm Sat. Jan. 11, 2pm Ridgecrest Branch

All classes at Beale 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.

Creative Writing Workshop - Learn tips & techniques for creative writing. Thursdays, 4pm Rosamond Branch Sat. Jan. 4 & 18, 10:30am Tehachapi Branch Tue. Jan. 14 & 28, 4pm Southwest Branch

Language Skills

Adult Book Group Fri. Jan. 10, 3:30pm - Bangkok 8 by John Burdett Sat. Jan. 25, 1pm - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

Frazier Park Branch Ridgecrest Branch

Crafting

Beginning Crochet & Knitting - Bring a crochet hook, knitting needles & lightweight yarn. Rosamond Branch Tuesdays, 3pm (All ages) Frazier Park Branch Thur. Jan. 2 & 16, 4pm (Crochet only) Origami Workshop - Learn the ancient art of paper folding. Mon. Jan. 13 & 27, 3pm Tue. Jan. 7, 5pm

Buttonwillow Branch Rosamond Branch

Quilt & Chat - Learn techniques, share ideas & work on group projects. Sat. Jan. 25, 10am Frazier Park Branch Bookish Art - Use children’s books to create a work of art. Fri. Jan. 17 & 24, 4pm

Southwest Branch

Adult Scrapbooking - Bring scissors for a baby book scrapbooking session. Sat. Jan. 25, 1pm Southwest Branch

Music

Beginner Piano Class - Learn piano basics. Saturdays, 9am

Learn Something New

American Sign Language - Beginner classes. Mondays, 4:30pm (8 - 17 yrs old) Tehachapi Branch Mondays, 5:30pm (18 yrs & up) Tehachapi Branch Fri. Jan. 17, 3:30pm Frazier Park Branch Learning Improv - For ages 11-14, CSUB student presenter Selina Corona. Space is limited; call 661.664.7716 to register. Wednesdays, 5pm Southwest Branch Saturdays, 10am Southwest Branch

Hobbies

Teen Hobby Day - Come and share your hobby! Wed. Jan. 15, 3:30pm Wasco Branch

Math & Science

Tutoring

Math Clinic & Homework Help - All ages. Registration required: call 661.868.0770. Saturdays, 2pm Beale Memorial, GMP Rm

Science

An Evening with the Stars - For all ages. Thur. Jan. 16, 5:30pm Kern River Valley Branch Danger Club - Science experiments for ages 8+. Thur. Jan. 30, 5:30pm Southwest Branch

Frazier Park Branch

Teen Lounge Mozart’s Birthday Concert - Enjoy a special performance by the gifted young After Hours musicians, Mecerdes & Celeste Barcella.

Music Appreciation - Renaissance, classical, & jazz music, CSUB student presenter Ryan Vaughn. Sat. Jan. 11, 18 & 25, 3:30pm Southwest Branch

Mon. Jan. 27, 4pm

Beale Memorial, Auditorium

Beginner Guitar Chords Workshop - Bring your tuned guitar & learn basic guitar chords. Thur. Jan. 16, 4pm Shafter Branch

Teens, take over the library with movies, crafts, snacks, games and more! Sat. Jan. 25, 6pm Southwest Branch

Gaming

Chess Wednesdays, 3:30pm Saturdays, 5pm

Frazier Park Branch Ridgecrest Branch

Lego Club Thur. Jan. 9, 5:30pm Beale Memorial, Children’s Rm Thur. Jan. 9, 5:30pm Southwest Branch Sat. Jan. 11 & 25, 2pm Tehachapi Branch Sat. Jan. 18, 2pm Northeast Branch Xbox Kinect Mondays, 4pm Thursdays, 4pm

Arvin Branch Lamont Branch

Open Scrabble Play Thur. Jan. 9 & 30, 4:30pm

Northeast Branch

Children’s Bingo Fri. Jan. 10, 3pm Sat. Jan. 18, 3pm

McFarland Branch Delano Branch

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Orientation Thur. Jan. 16, 5:30pm Southwest Branch Sat. Jan. 11, 3pm Beale Memorial, Computer Lab Volunteers for all other branches, please call your local branch.

Genealogy

FamilySearch - Learn how to use FamilySearch.org to help research your family tree.

Tue. Jan. 21, 1pm

Beale Memorial, Tejon Rm

Movie

Fri. Jan. 10, 3:30pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winnie the Pooh Wilson Branch Library


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