Programs are beginning to return in limited numbers, and information will be updated on an ongoing basis. To find more information about paid City programs please visit roseville.ca.us/ExperiencePRL
Youth programs

Storytime

Storytime  

Best for ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhyme and songs! Storytime sessions are offered at the following times:

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Mondays @ Riley Library - REGISTER

6:00pm
Mondays @ Downtown Library - DROP IN

*Baby Lapsit Storytime*
9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am
Tuesdays @ Maidu Library - REGISTER


9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Wednesdays @ Riley Library - REGISTER


9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Thursdays @ Maidu Library - REGISTER

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:00am 
Fridays @ Downtown Library - DROP IN

Registration is required for all Storytime sessions at Riley Library and Maidu Library. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot. Weekly Storytime registration opens each Monday at 8:00am. 

Click here to register for upcoming dates and times.

Note: Before you register on ACTIVENet, you will need to set up a personal account and add each of your children as Family Members. Once your account is set up, you will have easy access to browse and register for other City of Roseville youth programs in the future. Follow the steps below to get started or call us at 916-774-5221 for assistance.

  1. Click on the "Create an account" button in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Enter your e-mail address and click "Next".
  3. Fill in the information (parents--start with yourself first), create password and click "Next".
  4. Complete the remaining information and click "Submit".
  5. You should receive a confirmation e-mail. Follow the link in the email to verify and activate your account.
To add family members:
  1. Login to your account.
  2. Click on "Manage Family Member" on bottom right corner.
  3. Click on "Add Family Member" in middle grey bar.
  4. Complete the information and click "Submit".

Click the "Activities" button at the top of the page and search for "Storytime" to see upcoming dates.

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Baby Lapsit Storytime includes books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime for babies 0-24 months and their caregivers. Older siblings are welcome and are encouraged to bring a doll or stuffed animal to use as their "baby". We'll introduce caregivers to new activities to do with their children and model how to cater to key early childhood development. 

9:30-10:00am and 10:30-11:0am Tuesdays @ Maidu Library

Pre-registration required. Drop-ins will be admitted if space is available.

ASL Storytime

There will be no ASL Storytime Wednesday, February 21.

Do you have a deaf, hard of hearing, or signing child? Experience stories in American Sign Language and speech play to promote bonding and encourage language development in two modalities.

10:00am Wednesdays @ Downtown Library

No registration required. Presented by PCOE Infant Program and Sign2Me Daycare. 

Storytime at the Fountains

Join us for Storytime at the Fountains at Roseville. Storytime is included as part of the Fountain's Tot Time program. Sessions take place the first and third Tuesday of the month through October.

10:00am 1st and 3rd Tuesdays through October @ The Fountains at Roseville

No registration required. Click here to learn more.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.

Start a reading routine with your baby, toddler, or preschooler to help them develop school readiness skills. We'll help you stay on track by setting milestones and incentives on your child's path to reading 1000 books before kindergarten.

Simply color in, check off, or add a star sticker to the reading log each time you read a book with your child. When all the stars have been filled in, return your completed logs to the library and collect fun rewards.

Visit the Roseville Public Library to get started today. Click here for more information.


Fiero Code Club

Code at home for a chance to win prizes in our Fiero Code Club!

To participate, pick up a Fiero Code Club Log beginning Wednesday, February 14 at any Roseville Public Library location. Use your log to track your minutes spent coding online. Once your log is complete, bring it to the front desk to be entered into our seasonal prize drawing! This season's prize is a remote control drone!

Drone


This is an ongoing program. Winners will be randomly selected from all entries each season (Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer). For ages 8-18. Free, no registration required. Can't get to the library? Click here to download and print the coding log.

Little Learners

Little Learners is back and better than ever!

Build, destroy and make a mess while exploring physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy at the Maidu Library. Join us for a different interactive hands-on project every week to test your creativity and scientific knowledge.


For ages 6-12. $50 for residents, $60 for non-residents. Registration required. Click here to register.

Spring Reading Challenge

 Hit the refresh button with our Spring Reading Challenge!

Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, April 13

Youth 4-12 years of age can participate in the In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Club! Sign up at any of our three library branches to receive a reading log. Read 5 books and turn in the log to receive a gift card for a free burger or cheeseburger. You can repeat the challenge up to 3 times!

Last day to turn in reading logs and pick up prizes is Saturday, April 20. 

Call us at (916) 774-5221 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

Culture Without Borders

Culture Without Borders is happening Saturday, February 24 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Maidu Community Center!
Celebrate Black History this February with music, dance, and art. Special guest Fenix Drum & Dance bring the beat and spin tales. 
Drop-ins welcome. Parent participation required. Click here to register.

   
   

Adult and Teen programs

Book Clubs

Book clubs meet the second Saturday of each month at the Maidu Library. New novels from all genres are chosen each month. Book clubs meetings are volunteer led and open to the public. The following titles will be discussed at the next meeting:

Page Turners – 10:30am-12:00pm
March: Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See

Club Maidu – 12:30pm-2:00pm
March: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Click here for a list of upcoming book club titles.




Tech Help

Want to learn more about a particular computer program or learn how to use eBooks and Audiobooks? Our one-on-one Tech Help offers an opportunity to get answers to your computer and technology questions.

Drop in for Tech Help from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the first Friday of each month at Riley Library. * Tech Help for the month of February will be available at both Riley Library and Maidu Library.

The library has desktop computers that are available for demonstration, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own devices. 

Please note, help is available on a first come first serve basis. The library will not attempt to troubleshoot computer problems or repair damaged devices.

Conversation Club

Join Conversation Club!

Conversation Club is a free, drop-in program for adult English language learners looking to practice conversational English through casual group discussion.

11:30am-12:30pm Thursdays at Downtown Library

Offered in association with the Roseville Public Library Adult Literacy Program.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a new leadership opportunity for Roseville teens. Make a positive difference in our local community by sharing your input on how the library can best serve teens.

Earn volunteer credit and/or community service hours by attending the monthly TAB meeting with our Librarian. Help plan new programs, recommend books and DVDs for purchase, judge contests, sponsor library events, and more!

We invite interested teens in grades 8 through 12 to take part in this exciting new leadership opportunity. Click here to learn more.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Secret Society of Underage Critics

Are you a teenager with strong opinions? Would you like the opportunity to tell publishers how you feel about the books they publish? Join The Secret Society of Underage Critics! Review advance copies of soon-to-be published young adult books and submit your reviews directly to the publisher.

4:00-5:00pm 3rd Thursdays, January 18 - May 16 at Maidu Library

For ages 13-17. Free, registration required. Click here to register.

Movie After Dark

Drop in for Movie After Dark!

Join our teen-only movie meetup Friday, February 23 at the Mahany Fitness Center Activity Room from 5:00pm-7:30pm.

We've got Uno, Connect 4, Dominos and a movie! Hosted by Roseville Public Library's Teen Advisory Board. 

For ages 13-17. Free, drop in. No registration required. Call us at (916) 774-5221 or email us at [email protected] for more information. 

Night of the Sorcerer's Stone

Whether you're Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepull or Slytherin, join us for a teen-only Harry Potter Movie Night!

Make wands, bookmarks and your very own Triwizard eggs! Don't miss out on a magical night and make sure to bring your friends (even if they are muggles).

3:00-5:00pm Saturday, March 9 at Riley Library


For ages 13-17. Free, drop in. Refreshments provided. 

Placer Poets Competition

Are you a teen that has a way with words? Enter our Placer Poets Competition!

Presented by the Roseville Public Library Teen Advisory Board, our new poetry contest is open to 9th-12th grade students in Placer County. To enter, write one original poem or prose on a theme of your choosing. Send in your submission Monday, February 5 - Saturday, March 30.

Winners will be announced at the Placer Poets Competition Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Maidu Community Center Meeting Room 1.

Contest Rules:
-Must be a 9th-12th grade student within Placer County to enter (homeschool students welcome).
-Must be an original poem or prose (any theme/form acceptable).
-Must be a minimum of 5 lines and maximum of 40 lines.
-Must be unpublished and not plagiarized. 
-No explicit writing.
-Must be submitted in a Word Document via email with the subject line: "Teen Placer Poets Competition" by 11:59pm Saturday, March 30th to [email protected].
-On a new separate page of the same document, include your full name, phone number, email and high school, along with a 2-4 sentence biography.

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will not be included in the contest. Call us at (916) 774-5221 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Drop in for our Financial Literacy Workshop Series!

Join us from 5:00-6:00pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Riley Library until May 14. Starting March 12 learn from a Golden 1 Certified Financial Coach - Corben Wilson. See a list of upcoming workshops below:

February 27 - Protecting Your Identity and Other Assets @ Riley Reading Room Nook

March 12 - Mind Over Money @ Meeting Room 1

March 26 - Becoming a Homeowner @ Meeting Room 1

April 9 - 4 Decades of Savings Milestones @ Meeting Room 1

April 23 - Retirement Planning - The Basics @ Riley Reading Room Nook

May 14 - College Financing 101 @ Meeting Room 1
 
For ages 16 & up. Free, drop in welcome. Call us at (916) 774-5221 or email us at [email protected] for more information. Click here to register. 

Spring Reading Challenge

Hit the refresh button with our Spring Reading Challenge!

Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, April 13

Teens (13-17) can pick up a book review form at any of our locations or download the fillable form online to type your review. Write an original 100-word review of a book you read and receive a candy bar and a book light upon submitting your review! You can repeat the challenge up to 3 times. Click here to download.

Adults (18+) can read two books from two different genres and write a 100-word review for each book. You will receive a book light upon submitting their review. Click here to download. 

To type your book review, click here to download the fillable PDF. 

Last day to turn in reading logs and pick up prizes is Saturday, April 20.

Call us at (916) 774-5221 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

Roseville Reads

Roseville Reads is a one book community read project offered by the Friends of the Roseville Public Library. The chosen book is a Hugo Award-winner titled A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers.

The Friends of the Roseville Public Library offer this program to:

-Deepen the appreciation of literature through reading, discussion, activities and events related to the title.
-Enhance the feeling of community in our diverse City of Roseville, CA
-Demonstrate the power of libraries to bring people together

To read this title, visit our catalog website at library.roseville.ca.us. Place a hold or come in to one of our library locations to check out a copy.

Registration begins March 1, 2024, programs are in April 2024. Click here for more information.

Local Author Talk Series

Our Local Author Talk Series is back this spring at the Fig Tree Coffee, Art, & Music Lounge!

Listen in on a different author(s) each session and learn about their individual approach to authorship.

2:00-4:00pm Saturday, March 16 featuring Tim Schooley
Tim Schooley is the author of historical fiction and legal thrillers. His novel The Wool Translator won the Jameson Award (UOP) and was short-listed for the Chaucer Book Award (Chanticleer Reviews). Tim pursued a career as an appellate attorney and law school professor, and early in his life he performed as a circus clown with Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus. He lives with his wife in Fair Oaks, California. Visit his website at www.timschooley.com.

2:00-4:00pm Saturday, April 20 featuring Thomas M. Brant
Thomas M. Brant is a recently retired Software Engineer who worked in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years.  His natural love for words inspired him to write Adelaide’s Appetite.  He now lives in Roseville with his wife Laurie and loves spending his free time and sharing his love for words with his eight (and counting) grandchildren.

2:00-4:00pm Saturday, May 18 featuring Terri Castaneda
Terri A. Castaneda is a cultural anthropologist and Professor Emerita at CSUS. The author of Marie Mason Potts: The Lettered Life of a California Indian Activist (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2020), Castaneda will talk about Marie Potts's extraordinary life story, and about the research for her new book project, which is focused on the ancestral history and literary ambitions of one of the first women to graduate from UC Berkeley (Class of 1878), who also happened to know Marie during her years at the Greenville Indian Industrial School.

For ages 18 & up. No registration required. Seating at The Fig Tree is limited, so arrive early and order a beverage! Call (916) 774-5221 or email [email protected] for more information.

    

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