Programs and Events

All programs and events are free and open to the public. CP=Cameron Park, EDH=El Dorado Hills, GT=Georgetown, PP=Pollock Pines, PV=Placerville, SLT=South Lake Tahoe.
Limit by location:      Limit by event type:
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 9:00 am to 10:00 am (Tuesday, Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 & 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am)

Join us for Play and Learn—a play group featuring social skills development ***To reserve your spot, call Jesus Cordova @ 530-295-2456***




Tuesday, Aug. 20, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join this free book club and discuss nonfiction books of your choice on the third Tuesday of every month. 

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Join our furry friends every Tuesday and improve your reading skills! Registration recommended. 
SLT - Chess Club
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 5 pm - 7 pm
Join fellow chess aficionados for an evening of chess in the library! Every Tuesday evening.
SLT - How to Design
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6 pm

Are you ready for a garden re-do? Have the kids flown the coup or do you want to spend more time hiking and less time maintaining your lawn? Then this workshop is for you. UC Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe are offering a planning and design presentation including a guided design activity where you will be stepped through the process of what to consider when designing your own garden. There will be time for questions about your individual landscape projects and lots of useful information. Bring information about your garden space such as dimensions, permanent features, hours of sunlight, slopes and orientation to help you design your new garden.

For more information contact: Jennifer Cressy, South Tahoe PUD, 530-543-6268

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Master Gardeners.
GT- Beginning Mindfu
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 7:00-8:00 pm
The Georgetown Friends of the Library will be hosting a beginning Mindfulness and Meditation class lead by Jennifer Frost the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm.  Bring a small blanket and pillow to sit on. Chairs will be provided to those who are unable to sit on the floor.  There is a requested donation of $5.00 for current Friends of the Library members and $10 for non-members. A Georgetown Friend of the Library membership is only $10 a year and you can join at any time. Sponsored by Georgetown Friends of the Library.
Placerville - Adult
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:00 am
Looking for good books and good conversation? Join the book club! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Reading Alcove. Click here for a list of what we'll be reading in the upcoming months.  For adult readers 18 & up. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
GT- Early Literacy S
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:30 am
Build your child's pre-reading skills with this engaging and interactive program designed to support your child's early literacy development for a lifelong love of reading and learning. Sponsored by First 5 El Dorado and Georgetown Friends of the Library.
PP - No Storytime
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11am
GT- Knit and Crochet
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3:00-4:30 pm
All levels of experience are welcome at this fun knitting and crochet group. Sponsored by Georgetown Friends of the Library.
SLT - Friends’
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3-4 pm

Please join us at 3 pm on the third Wednesday of each month as we read and discuss a variety of critically acclaimed books. We meet in the Library conference room. Refreshments will be  served. For more information, please call Jeanne Benin at 541-1371

- Jan. 19th:         Educated by Tara Westover
- Feb. 20th:         A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amore Towles
- Mar. 20th:         Mister Pip  by Lloyd Jones
- April 17th:        The Librarian of Auschwitz Antonio Iturbe
- May 15th:         Varina by Charles Frazier
- June 19th:        Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- July 17th:         One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd by Jim Fergus
- Aug. 21st:        Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Sept. 18th:       Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
- Oct. 16th:        The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
- Nov. 20th:       1947: Where Now Begins by Elizabeth Ashbrink
- Dec. 18th:       Your favorite book or poem to share.


Placerville - LEGO B
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 pm
If you love LEGOS and love to build, join us every month for an hour of engineering and construction. All your projects will be put on display in the Children's Library in our "LEGO Museum".
This is a FREE event. 

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 3:30 to 4:30 pm (1st & 3rd Wednesdays, June 5 & 19, July 17, Aug 7 & 21, Sept 4 & 18, Oct 2 & 16, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4 & 18, 2019, 3:30 to 4:30 pm )
(Meets in the Quiet Room)  Come spend a Wednesday afternoon meeting  new people and learning about new hobbies!  We will be teeaching basic rules to Dungeons and Dragons, Pokémon, and Magic the Gathering!  Sponsered by Girl Scout Troop 686  Sponsored by Girl Scouts Troop 686.
SLT - My Reading Bud
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 4 pm - 5 pm
Read animal stories with a dog partner and earn prizes. A trained canine listener, animal books and tutor provided free! Program provided in collaboration with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Thursday, Aug. 22, 5:00 pm
Join in a lively discussion of a new book each month. Book selections include a wide variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome, with no sign-ups required.  

View the full list of 2019 book selections

Copies of some titles may be available on reserve for book club members. Ask library staff for more information. 
EDH - Y.E.L.L. - You
Thursday, Aug. 22, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Youth volunteers meet every week to plan community events, assist with work projects, and brainstorm ideas to improve the library for teens. Y.E.L.L. is open to middle school and high school students, 6th - 12th grade. 

New members are welcome to join at anytime. We meet every Thursday, except during school holidays. 

Past events hosted by Y.E.L.L. include:
  • Harry Potter Halloween
  • Painting with Bob Ross
  • Hamilton Sing-A-Long
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Cupcake Wars
  • Escape Rooms
  • Movie marathons
  • Gaming tournaments
  • and more!
Friday, Aug. 23, 4:00 - 5:00 pm (Fridays, Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28, Jul 12, 19 & 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Need assistance on the computer?  Looking to download a book on your Kindle?  Need help with a word document?  Our "Tech Wizard" will be available to assist you from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm!
Friday, Aug. 23, 9:00 am
SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT; A Play Group with a Purpose
-connect with other families
-kids practice social skills in a fun environment
-FREE child development info for caregivers
for more information call Jesus Cordova at 530-295-2456
For kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Space is limited - reserve your spot today! Sponsored by Together We Grow.
Friday, Aug. 23, 9:30-10:30 am
Join us in a fun pre-school like environment where children can play and learn, and each week will feature child development information. If you have any questions please call Katie Rinehart, Family Engagement Specialist, at 530-919-6898. Sponsored by Together We Grow.
SLT - Community Stor
Friday, Aug. 23, 10:30 am
Join the South Lake Tahoe Police Department for this new storytime series, Badges and Books! Read stories, chat with a real police officer, and learn about their role in our community. Suitable for children ages 3 - 5 years old with their parents or caregivers.   Sponsored by SLTPD.
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