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The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.

Adult Programming Schedule

Winter 2021/22

December 2021 - February 2022

If you have questions about any of these, contact us.

Print a PDF version of the adult programming schedule here

Did you attend one of our programs? Tell us about it!

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP
1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 11:00 in Gridley
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1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 11:00 at the Gridley Branch

In an informal setting, writers share their stories, poems, reflections with the group. Members provide feedback and encouragement. From time to time, there are discussions about the variety of writing techniques and genres, and introduction of the pertinent online resources that Butte County Library offers.

CHICO LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
All are welcome to join!
4th Thursday @ 10:00am in Chico
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This Book Club meets at the Chico Branch every 4th Thursday at 10:00am and is open to anyone.
View our Meeting Flyer here.

  • Dec. 16*: Fifty Words for Rain, by Asha Lemmie | *Special date for December
  • Jan. 27: THe Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
  • Feb. 24: The Personal Librarian, by Marie Benedict
View a list of the 2021 book selections
For more information, call us or ask at any library
OROVILLE BRANCH MORNING THINKING READERS' BOOK CLUB
12/15, 1/19, 2/16 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Oroville Branch
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Call 530.552.5652, option 2, for meeting location or information about the book club. Everyone is welcome. Book selection chosen at each meeting

OROVILLE BRANCH EVENING THINKING READERS' BOOK CLUB
12/16* (*Special date for December), 02/01 @ 7:00 pm at the Oroville Branch
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The Oroville Library Evening Thinking Readers' Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 p.m. in-person.
at the Oroville Branch
~ Everyone is welcome! ~
No Meeting in January
Contact Jim at cjbishop1991@sbcglobal.net for location info.
View their flier
The next month's selection will be announced at the next meetings.
Copies of the current month's book are available at the Oroville Library.

LITERACY THROUGH CONVERSATION
Join Butte County Library, Literacy Services in a conversation group
Every Monday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(click here for more details and to sign up)
Butte County Library, Literacy Services invites you to join us live on Zoom
Every Monday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Practice speaking English in this friendly group setting.
All levels are welcome to attend any or all sessions
ADULT BOOK CLUB
All are welcome to join!
9/23, 10/28, 11/18 @ 3:00pm on Zoom
(click here for more details and to sign up)
Join us on Zoom for good books and good company!
12/21, 01/27, 02/24 @ 3:00pm on Zoom
Open to anyone!

DURHAM BOOK CLUB
12/20, 1/17, 2/21 @ 11:00 at the Durham Branch
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12/20, 1/17, 2/21 @ 11:00 at the Durham Branch

Members of the bookclub choose the title for the next month.

GRIDLEY BOOK CLUB
12/6, 1/3, 2/7 at the Gridley Branch
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12/6, 1/3, 2/7 @ 11:00 at the Gridley Branch
Members of the book club choose the book for the month a the meeting.
COLORING YOUR WORLD
  • Gridley: Thrusdays@ 11:00-12:00
  • Oroville: Saturdays @ 11:00-12:00
  • Durham: 12/15, 1/19, 2/16 @ 3:00
Adults: let's relax at the Gridley Branch, the Durham Branch, or the Oroville Branch
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Think crayons and coloring are just for kids? Come to the Gridley, Oroville, or Durham for a fun, hour-long journey into Coloring Your World. Learn a few basics of diving into the fun of exploring colors.
WELCOME BACK, AUTUMN!
Oct. 30 2:00-3:00 at the Oroville Branch
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Celebrate Autumn with Oroville! Colors and crafts, word puzzles and brain teasers will be provided for an hour of hands-on fun and entertainment.
AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

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Watch a free movie at the Chico and Oroville libraries! All ages welcome.
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BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY
DIAL-A-STORY
Call 530-869-6999 to listen to to a story 24/7.
(click here for more details)
Need a story to listen to? Your library has Dial-a-Story!
Simply call 530.869.6999 to listen to to a story 24/7.
Visit: www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/dial-a-story to see the current selection of stories.
Butte County Library Dial-a-Story is made possible with support from California Library Literacy Services.
If you are on a phone,

or call 530.869.6999
BASIC COMPUTER TRAINING
By registration at the Oroville Branch
(click here for more details)
Having trouble with technology? Learn the basics of desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones in Oroville. Patrons can bring their own devices, or use our public computer.
Register at Oroville Branch or call 530.552.5652, option 2.
LADIES' NIGHT OUT MOVIE
12/17, 1/21, 2/18 @ 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m. at the Gridley Branch
(click here for more details)
Come to Gridley to watch a newly released, classic or older movie. Light refreshments served. Men and teens invited.
ADULT CRAFT CLUB
Tuesdays 3:00-6:00pm at the Oroville Branch
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Come to Oroville to work on your crafts, and see what others are working onn, too! It's a fun, social time at the library.
💗 YOUR LIBRARY
Feb. 12, 2022 Oroville Branch
(click here for more details and to sign up)
Coloring, word puzzles, and brain teasers will be provided for tons of fun and entertainment! Come share how much you 💗 your library.

REACH (Reconnect, Engage, Adults, Creating, Hope) program provides economic and workforce development resources at your local Butte County Library!

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Bring your goals and aspirations to your library! REACH will assist in finding a dream job, training for a new career, gaining new skills, getting started with the idea of being your own boss and expanding your small business.

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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County Library Administration
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The State of California requires all individuals to wear masks in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. This is effective from Dec. 15, 2021 to Feb. 15, 2022. Masks are available inside the libraries.

For more information, please call Butte County Library at 530-552-5652, option 2.

Thank you for keeping your library a safe and healthy environment!


Meeting Rooms:

In an abundance of caution, due to increase in COVID-19 numbers, the Library meeting room reservations remain unavailable at this time. Please stay tuned to our social media pages and our website for updates!