Mokelumne Hill FOTL ​​hosted a community meeting with members of local organizations (including Moke Hill Lions Club, History Society, Calaveras Garden Club, Veterans Memorial and Cemetery Districts, and Moke Hill Volunteer Fire Association) to talk about library usage and brainstorm ideas for their 20th Anniversary celebration, next year.

Moke Hill FOTL President Janet Dock outlined existing programs and talked about benefits for local businesses & organizations that support the library - including  free advertisement, ticket sales, meeting space, and shared events.

The branch had a terrific turnout for their Valentines card-making (55 kids, parents, and grandparents!); they also host a book club, Science Club for kids, and this year are offering an Art Therapy Class for adults and teens (ages 13+) on the last Monday of each month, from 3-5pm.

Mark your calendars for our annual Trivia Bee,March 24th, 2018: this year's theme will be "Highway 49 - The Gold Rush Trail!" 

Librarian Kris walked with the Murphys Library float in the Irish Days parade. Gary Schoen did a fantastic job designing and building the float, which caught the attention of many people in the crowd! 

Look for more pics in our Photo Gallery (under Events), and on Facebook!

Mokelumne Hill Library Science Club

​Tuesdays, 2:15 - 3:30pm:

Friends of the Library

Naturalist Presentation at Murphys Library!

Join us in the meeting room at San Andreas library - Saturday, March 24th, at 10am, to learn about S.T.E.A.M for tots. There will be crafts for kids (ages 2-5) and free resources for parents.

Copyright Calaveras County Friends of the Library

Arnold branch FOTL is sponsoring a visit from Robin Burcell (co-author with Clive Cussler). There will be books available to purchase and have signed. RSVP at 209-795-1009.

Saturday, April 21st, from 1-3pm in the Ebbetts Pass Fire District meeting room.

  • Jennifer Smith (individual)
  • Janelle's Paint Squad​
  • Crossfit Valley Springs
  • ​Garrahan for Sheriff
  • ​Ben Stopper for District 5
  • ​Hartman Business Services

Author Visit - Robin Burcell!

Calaveras County

Grades K-3

  • March 13th
  • ​April 17th
  • May 15th

Earth Day at Murphys Library!

Moke Hill Community Meeting

Join Bonnie Cassel, California Naturalist and National Park Interpretive Ranger, for a heartwarming photo presentation on restoring Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep to their ancestral home in the Yosemite wilderness, after an absence of 100 years! This story has a happy ending.

Saturday, April 14th, from 2-3pm. Contact the branch to RSVP at 209-728-3026.

FOTL Annual Trivia Bee!

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Celebrate Earth Day at this children's event, sponsored by First 5 Calaveras. All ages welcome to enjoy games, activities, arts & crafts, face painting, food, FUN, and prizes!

Saturday, April 21st, from 1-3pm.

S.T.E.A.M for Tots!

Many Thanks to our table sponsors for the Trivia Bee!

Event Photos!

Special thanks to Liz Millier, a wonderful Friend of the Library – for 15 years plus!

Every year Milliaire Winery in Murphys donates to the annual Trivia Bee. Calaveras County Friends of the Library thank her & the Milliaire staff & family for their enthusiasm & support. We’re looking forward to enjoying delicious Milliaire wines at this year’s Trivia Bee – Saturday, March 24th at the San Andreas Town Hall starting at 5:30 pm. 

Again, thank you Liz & Milliaire Winery

Grades 4-6

  • ​April 10th
  • ​April 24th
  • May 8th
  • May 22nd

The 21st Annual Trivia Bee will be held at San Andreas Town Hall, starting at 5:30pm with a social hour, followed by dinner at 6:30pm and trivia at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $30 per person for dinner, available at all county library branches or from FOTL members. A table for 10 can be purchased at a discount for just $275.00. 

Also, NEW this year, table sponsorship is available for $100 per table! Promote your business, non-profit, or campaign while supporting Friends of the Library. Sponsorship includes "Thank you" signage and posts on our website & Facebook page, and any additional advertising material you provide for the table. For more information, call 754-6510.

To register a 3-person team for the Trivia Bee, send in your completed Contestant Form with the registration fee of $250 ($275 after March 1st).  Prizes for best team costumes!

There will be a silent auction this year, as well as plenty of raffle prizes. Don't miss this fun event!