Adult/Teen Programs

FOTAGL MEETINGS:

The FOTAGL Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 9AM in the library.  All FOTAGL members are invited to attend.

VETERAN’S CENTER:

Reminder that the library now offers services to Veterans on Mondays & Tuesdays.  Call Yvette Mason at 781-5766 for an appointment.  Come see the new “Veterans’ Office” now open in the library

BEGINNING KNITTING CLASS, TUE OCTOBER 1, 10:00-11:00 

Join us for beginning knitting class where we learn the basics of this fun pastime. Please bring your size 7 or 8 knitting needles and your cotton yarn.

CURIOUS PARENT FORUM:  SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVLOPMENT, SAT OCT. 5, 11:00-12:00 

Promoting Social and Emotional Skills in Your Children: In this Curious Parent Forum, explore ways to develop social and emotional intelligence in your family life that wire your child’s brain for health, happiness, creativity and compassion. Registration is required at slolibrary.org or by calling 805-473-7163.  

LITERARY PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST, TUE OCT 1-SAT OCT 19

Join our contest

Get into the fall spirit by decorating a pumpkin as your favorite book character. Projects must represent a book character and can be decorated with paint, markers, glue or any other craft items. No carved entries will be accepted. Entries will be accepted until October 19 then the public can vote on their favorites. All ages. 

MINI MAKER FAIR, WED OCT 2, 3:00-5:00 

Come to the library to build, play and create with our new maker kits. All ages.

MESSY ART SAT OCTOBER 5, 2:00-3:00 

Join us for an afternoon of creativity and art to create a fall masterpiece with artist Amy Wicks. All ages.

HISTORY OF THE MOTEL INN AND THE MADONNA INN, SAT OCTOBER 12, 2:00-3:00 

Join us as local architectural historian, James Papp, discusses how the first motel in the world led to the world’s first super motel, and how both became legend. 

COMMUNITY SING-A-LONG, WED OCTOBER 16, 3:30-4:30 

Join Jan Grigsby and John Roullard in a celebration of traditional and contemporary folk songs. John and Jan, both retired teachers, will share the historical and cultural significance of the songs and will introduce a variety of musical instruments. Songbooks will be available to help with the lyrics.

KNITTING CLUB, THUR OCTOBER 17, 4:30-5:30 

Join our monthly knitting club to exchange tips and ideas with other knitters. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month.

WIZARD OF OZ, SAT OCTOBER 19, 11:00-12:00 

Coastal Performing Arts Foundation presents Coastal Youth Theater’s special production of the Wizard of Oz. All ages. 

IMAGINATIVE PLAY PARENTING MON SEPTEMBER 30 & OCTOBER 7 & 21 & 28, 10:00-11:15 

Join Sara Zepeda, LMFT, and Sarah Rijnen of Pyjama Drama for a parenting series that will help you learn to connect with your kids and promote their socio-emotional development through dramatic play. Registration required at slolibrary.org or by calling 805-473-7163. 

TRILOGY ART GROUP ART SHOW 

The Arroyo Grande Library will be hosting the artwork of the Trilogy Art Group in the internet lounge of the library during the months of October, November and December. 

ADULT READING PROGRAMS:

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, FRI OCTOBER 18, 10:00-11:00 

Join the “Arroyo Grande Bookends,” an adult book discussion group moderated by a library staff member and open to the public.  This month the book, The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea will be discussed. 

For information please email Barbara at bleaders@slolibrary.org or call 473-7161. The “Arroyo Grande Bookends” reading list for 2019 is located on the SLO Library Home Page at www.slolibrary.org, click on Events then click on Book Groups. 

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP, TUE OCTOBER 22, 4:30-5:30 

Join the “Arroyo Grande Bookends,” an adult book discussion group moderated by a library staff member and open to the public.This month The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea will be discussed. 

For information please email Barbara at bleaders@slolibrary.org or call 473-7161. The “Arroyo Grande Bookends” reading list for 2019 is located on the SLO Library Home Page at www.slolibrary.org, click on Events then click on Book Groups. 

Arroyo Grande Bookends Calendar of Meetings 2019:

Join the Library Book Club today!

January:               A Piece of the World by Christina Kline                                 

February:             Black Dove by Ana Castillo

March:                  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

April                      In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

May                       Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

June                      The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

July                        The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

August                  A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

September           The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

October                The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

November           Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

December           A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza