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Chris Hansen Will Share His New Bird Photography Book At Mendocino County Library, Willits Branch

Willits Library is proud to present local author, Chris Hansen, on Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00 PM. Chris will show slides of local birds and share tips on photographing birds from his newly published book, Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography.

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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

Coast Community Library on Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 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.

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Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch celebrates Teen Read Week™ with the theme Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library!

The Ukiah Library will celebrate Teen Read Week (October 12-18, 2014) with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library.

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more! It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.

In recent years, many families have had to adapt to make do with less as a result of the economy. Teen Read Week is a great opportunity for teens and their families to learn about all the free services and resources the library offers. The library also offers a safe and supervised space for adolescents to engage in creative, educational activities with caring adults and mentors.

Numerous research studies indicate how strong reading skills are more critical than ever because they translate into better performance at school and better career preparedness. This is why it is important to take advantage of Teen Read Week and show teens that reading is a fun and relaxing activity they can do for free.

The Ukiah Library invites teens, parents, and other concerned community members to participate in special programs and events during Teen Read Week:

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Willits Library is delighted to provide a free workshop, “Grants 101: An introduction to grant seeking and grant writing for community organizations,” on Monday, October 27, from noon to 4 pm.

This presentation by Michael Kisslinger, will teach where to find information on grants and grantmakers, the parts of a good grant proposal, and how to package a grant proposal.

Michael Kisslinger is the Supervisor of the Foundation Centers Funding Information Network partnership for the Mendocino County Library.  He has been helping local non-profits with Grant Seeking, Fund Raising, Governance, and Management issues for 20 years.

Please call 459-5908 to reserve your seat.

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