El Dorado

Take a chance and find a ‘blind date’ at the library

Are you tired of the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year? Feeling adventurous and ready to try something new? Now through Feb. 29, the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, will be hosting “Blind Date with a Book.” Adults are invited to pick books from among potential […]

Learn the business side of writing at the library

Are you looking for insights into the business of writing? What are editors looking for in an author? What are the secrets to success? Author Bitsy Kemper shares her experiences about the financial side of being a writer and offers tips on how to look professional to editors, your readers and other authors during her […]

Write historical fiction at the library

Are you a writer with a passion for history? Looking for advice on how to bring history to life? Join Nancy Herman, author of “All We Left Behind: Virginia Reed and the Donner Party,” for her presentation “Historical Fiction: Fact versus Truth” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the El Dorado County Library, […]

See demo at Camera Club meeting

The El Dorado Camera Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Our speaker this month will be Dana Gumbiner. She will be demonstrating the Lyve Photo Storage & Display system. The system is a home-based photo organizer that allows users to use several different devices to access pictures. For […]

El Dorado County libraries offer many programs

Whether you are reading a book to your infant, researching periodicals for your school paper or scanning the Web to determine a career move, the El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were visited […]

Campaign underway to fill the shelves

The El Dorado County Library in Placerville is busier than ever, checking out nearly 300,000 items last year — yet funds for new books and other vital materials continue to dwindle. In the face of this dilemma, the Friends of the Library — Placerville Chapter has launched a “Fill Our Shelves” campaign to raise some […]

Mystery, mayhem and suspense at library

Autumn is approaching — time to curl up by the fire with a new mystery or suspense. If you love “whodunit” mysteries and suspense, you won’t want to miss learning “howdunit,” as four published local authors will speak, sharing their secrets for writing popular genres. One of the presenters is Sherry Joyce author of “The […]

Build an author platform at the Library

Calling all writers! Have you had an editor, agent or publisher ask you about your “author platform?” Wondering what they mean by an “author platform” and why you need one? How do you go about building that platform? Find out all this and much more with guest speaker Rose Cooper at a workshop on “Creating […]

Navigating the wild world of publishing at the library

Calling all book lovers, writers and dreamers. Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? Author Erin Dealey offers tips and tricks on “Navigating the Wild World of Publishing” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. Dealey is a traditionally published author, […]

Meet an author at the library

John Landis, author of the chilling novel “Big Brother Revisited,” will be at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, for an Author Meet ‘n’ Greet on Wednesday, May 14 from nooon-2 p.m. The public is invited to come and shake hands and visit with this local author. Landis will be back […]

Poetry and pizza happens at the library

Join Poetry Off-the-Shelves for the perfect combination of poetry and pizza at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Celebrating National Poetry Month, the library’s poetry group invites the public to savor poetry reading, pizza eating and good, clean family fun. Read a poem of […]

Writer to share tips and experiences

Calling all writers. Looking for insights into the writing world? Writer Lori Moore shares her experiences and answers questions on writing to a faith-based audience at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. According to public speaker and writer Moore, the secret to speaking, to […]

Workshop to cover retirement planning and you

Looking forward to the day you can hang up the work clothes, take down the shingle and say goodbye to the business world? Join the El Dorado County Commission on Aging for an interactive and informative retirement planning workshop, “Planning for a Lifetime” at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the El Dorado County […]

Find a blind date at library

Are you tired of the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year? Feeling adventurous and ready to try something new? During the month of February, the El Dorado County Library in Placerville will be hosting blind dates — with books. Adults pick from among the potential “blind dates” and take home […]

Library travels through the decades

During 2014, the El Dorado County Library in partnership with the El Dorado County Historical Museum is taking a look back at the 20th century, decade by decade. Changing monthly, this glance at the past will start in February with a look at the first decade of the last century and end in November when […]

‘Green Fire’ film to screen

The first full-length documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, “Green Fire” highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career will screen at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville, on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 3-5 p.m. The film traces how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. “Green Fire” provocatively examines Leopold’s […]

Fungus fun at the library

Find a mushroom growing in your front yard and it kind of looks like one you bought in the grocery store. Is it edible? If you eat it will it kill you? Are you living on the gold mine of the food industry? Before you sauté that fungus in butter and garlic and serve it […]

Learn publishing secrets

Calling all book lovers, writers and dreamers. Have you ever wondered how to get a book published? What are book publishers looking for in a manuscript? How has publishing changed with the rise of digital books? To find out the answers to these and other publishing questions attend a presentation at the El Dorado County […]

Getting to know the authors

Saturday, Oct. 12 Helen Bonner Helen Bonner grew up in the foothills above Placerville, where her father had a roadside store and cabins, and where she rode her horse and swam in the rivers and lakes. She remembers writing her first story at a one-room school. As a young adult, she was a reporter for […]

Meet and learn from local authors at forum

Ever wonder about the life of an author? Where do they get their inspiration? How did they get published? How do they put together that perfect combination of words to create a symphony of images and characters and plot? Join an exalted cast of published authors for a two-day extravaganza of books, books and more […]

Teens are needed for the library council

The El Dorado County Library in Placerville is inviting all teens between seventh and 12th grade, to participate in this years Teen Library Council. The Teen Library Council is the perfect place to become more involved in the community and to help make a difference or simply to have fun while learning important career skills before heading out […]

EDH chamber awards three scholarships

This year the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce is proud to award three scholarships of $750 each to Oak Ridge, Ponderosa or Union Mine high school graduates who plan to continue their education at a university, college or technical school. The scholarships are funded through generous donations from the El Dorado Hills Chamber of […]

Poetry lovers welcome at the library

Calling all poetry lovers. Poetry fans don’t have to write it or even read it to enjoy listening to the melodious cacophony of a poem. Read a poem by a favorite poet, a poem of your own or just come to listen at the monthly poetry group, Poetry-Off-the-Shelves, the second Wednesday of each month, 6 […]

Former CIA operative to speak at the library

Have you ever wondered about the life of a spy? Is it all about jumping trains and rooftop chases and hi-tech spy equipment? A retired CIA operative offers a look at his life on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado County Library, 345 Fair Lane in Placerville. After 30 years, this […]

The library challenges everyone to write a novel

Have you always wanted to write a novel but can’t find a way to start? Looking to impress your friends and family by telling them that you have written a novel? Then November is the time to dust off the typewriter, pick up a pad and pen, and start on the writer’s adventure that is […]

Jubilee lights the sky

Don’t miss live music, delicious chili and a spectacular fireworks show at the third annual Fireworks Jubilee at El Dorado Hills Town Center. The patriotic fun will run from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Events at this crowd-pleasing jubilee include Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show and bounce houses for the little ones, […]

Travel Demand Model workshop June 28

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation is inviting the public to attend a workshop on the Travel Demand Model Update. “If you have ever wondered how the county plans improvements to our transportation infrastructure, this workshop would be a good place to start,” said Claudia Wade, senior civil engineer. The Travel Demand Model is […]

Adult summer reading club fun at the library

It’s summertime; hot days, camping trips, kids out of school, and visits to local swimming holes. Summer means it’s once again time to find solace from the heat and boredom with an array of fun events at the El Dorado County Library. Adults, 18 and older, lose themselves “Between the Covers” of a book during […]

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