Thursday, October 16, 2014

Primal Mates: poetry and music, music and poetry at the Ukiah Library

Mendocino County Library is proud to present Primal Mates, a contemporary chamber jazz duo, who will be performing “Poetry in Music, Music in Poetry” at several of the Library branches.  Performances are scheduled as follows:

Willits Library on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 PM
Round Valley Library on Friday, October 17 at 7:00 PM
Ukiah Library on Saturday, October 18 at 4:00 PM

Over the years, as part of their regular concert programs, the duo of Chris Lee and Colleen O'Brien have included poems that have been set to music, music that has been set to poems, and music by some well-known writers who were also accomplished composers. This concert will be devoted entirely to this genre. They will also talk about each piece and about the process of setting poetry to music.

Some of the poets included in their repertoire are Li Po, William Shakespeare, Robert Creely, Gary Snyder and e.e. cummings.

These performances are free to the public. Seating is limited.
  Questions? 707 463-4590

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

October 3, 2014 First Friday Art Walk & Book Sale

ShamenFirst Friday Art Walk at the Ukiah Library
October 3rd from 5 to 8 pm
& Friends of the Library Book Sale

Accordion music with Don Willis
 Interactive art with seeds & gourds
Heirloom vegetables on display
Refreshments & pick up your Library books too.

Gourd Art by Linda Kelly

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Seed Saving Workshop at the Ukiah Library

Seed Saving Workshop

With Gina Covina of Laughing Frog Farm

Learn about how to clean, dry, and store vegetable seeds from your garden.  Learn to save wet-seeded and dry-seeded crops.  There will be opportunities to winnow and sift.
If you have seeds ready to clean, bring them along and we'll do it together.

Saturday September 20th
10:30 a.m. at the
Ukiah Library
105 N Main St

For more information and to sign up contact
Jen Lyon @ 463-4490
Sponsored by the Yokayo Seed Project

Saturday, August 30, 2014

September 5, 2014: First Friday Art Walk

Perspectives on Color @ the Ukiah Library
How do we see?

Join us on First Friday September 5th 5 to 8 pm

Interactive Games & Displays on Color
Art Discovery Zone
Color Blindness Tests

Library Logo Contest Entries will be on Display!

Ukiah Library
105 N Main St., Ukiah
707 463-4493

Events for the 2014 California Reads Grant

The Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch is pleased to announce that we are a recipient of a 2014 California Reads Grant.

California Reads (CA Reads) is a grant and resource program of Cal Humanities, conducted in partnership with the California Center for the Book (CCFB). This year’s initiative, War Comes Home, seeks to bring people in communities together to think and talk about what it means to come home from war, and what it is like to be a veteran.

We will be hosting three (3) CA Reads events this year. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6 pm
Book Discussion of “What It Is Like To Go To War” by Karl Marlantes

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6 pm
            Screening of documentary film, “Ground Operations

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6 pm
Round table discussion about what it is like to be a veteran in Mendocino County.  Lead by Dr. Kevin Mack, head of Mental Health services for the VA in Ukiah.

All CA Reads events will be held at the Ukiah Library, 105 N. Main St., in Ukiah.
For more information please contact Eliza Wingate, Branch Librarian, at 463-4580.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Book Club is back!

We’ll be reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel for our first meeting: September 11th at 6:30 pm.

Just 6 copies left! Sign up at Ukiah Library Circulation desk or email/call Melissa Carr at / 463-4493

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

      Sunday Films on War at the Ukiah Library

World War One: Flyboys with James Franco
& Jean Reno   
SUNDAY, JULY 27th at 3:30 P.M.

This film is about the adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille,
young Americans who volunteered for the French military
before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the
country's first fighter pilots.

World War Two: Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks &       Matt Damon   
SUNDAY, August 3rd at 3:30 P.M.

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.